fire ecology

a personal blog for Jamey Hampton

June 9, 2018

Finding a Friend in Tabikaeru

Tabikaeru—or “Journey Frog” in English—is the newest mobile game from Hit-Point, the creators of popular cat collector Neko Atsume. But even before I downloaded it, I suspected it would be...

June 6, 2018

Defining: Transitioning

DEFINE IT: Many transgender people experience some form of gender dysphoria. Feeling ill at ease with one’s body and how others perceive it often leads to some sort of desire...

May 17, 2018

Conf Report: Railsconf 2018

I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at Railsconf again this year, which was held in sunny Pittsburgh, PA! (Just kidding, it snowed the whole time even though...

April 21, 2018

Programming While Trans

Last year, I did a hand-written zine style article about my experiences in the tech industry as a nonbinary person and it was published in one of my favorite magazines,...

April 6, 2018

Review Roundup, Spring 2018

As you may know, in addition to my writing about tech, ethics and LGBTQ issues, I’m also a reviewer of comics and cartoons, two mediums that are very near and...

April 4, 2018

Let Me Tell You About My OCs: Learning To Live With Shame

Let me set a scene for you. Picture an athletic woman in her late 20s with white hair and gold eyes, wearing leather armor dyed in blues and purples. This...

February 27, 2018

The Truth About The Struggle I Have With My Body As A Transmasculine Person

For as long as I can remember, my body has always been a source of stress and friction. It never felt quite right. But when I came out as transgender...

January 16, 2018

7 Ways To Support Someone Who’s Changing Their Name & Pronouns

So, recently you’ve found out some big news about somebody you care about. Maybe they came out to you as transgender and/or non-binary, maybe they’ve told you that they’re changing their name and/or...

December 22, 2017

Magazine Articles, Star Wars Reviews & More!

Hi friends! I haven’t posted a new article on this blog in a while, but not because I haven’t been active lately, so I wanted to share some of the...

October 9, 2017

Baseball, Lesbians & Friendship all abound in Butterfly Soup

Butterfly Soup is a recently-released indie game which was billed as “a game about gay Asian girls playing baseball and falling in love.” Even though the description of the game was...