Brian S. Stephan's Writings
Welcome to bss.zone, one (of way too many) domains run by me, bss. I've started this particular permutation of the site in March 2020, so there's not much here, but I plan on continuing my rarely updated journal here and moving some of my pages and writings worth keeping.
- 2021-05-10 — I started writing tiny capsule reviews, starting with Death Come True.
- 2021-04-28 — I have opted the site out of FLoC, because it is bad.
- 2021-03-25 — Most, if not all, of the interesting pages on my previous site have been ported here. Steins;Gate, Danganronpa, some best of lists, pictures of anime figures, my Naoto stick, and even more in video games are all new. I'm going to give this a week or so, and if I feel like I have everything, redirect the old site's domain to here.
- 2021-03-09 — I added a "plain" style for those wanting more control over the look and feel of the site, or for those just simply wanting something basic. It can be chosen on the top right menu.
- 2021-03-08 — I've been playing Angband fairly regularly for a couple weeks now, so I decided I should write about how it's going a bit.
- 2021-02-13 — Corrected the dates below because I apparently don't know what year it is.
- 2021-02-12 — I got a bunch of thoughts on the purity of simple websites, this one included, in my new article, Website Simplicity.
- 2021-02-12 — I figured I should make it a bit easier to find new things here on the site. Also it's at v1.0.1, not that I've released the source (yet).
I've written some things, from time to time, that kind of stand alone and don't quite fit in the site organization (or I just want to call them out).
- Website Simplicity, my thoughts on and justifications for the simplicity of this site
- The Search for Eden, on E.V.O., cart collecting, and memories
- Xenogears Light Audio Digest, a gushing review of the Xenogears Light doujin album
Here's some other stuff I've collected pages on.
- 13th Age
- Video games and the culture around them
- Rumbles deciding extremely important questions
- Arcade stick creations
- Gentoo Linux
- Anime figures
I also stream occasionally, if you want to check that out some time.
I can be reached primarly via email: bss @ <this domain>.
I prefer email, if you don't already know how to contact me — it's nothing personal, but my communication time is mostly asynchronous these days, and I have a hard enough time keeping up with my closer-knit communities.
I'm working on setting up a mailing list for the site, but it hasn't yet become a need. If correspondence picks up, I might finish it. If you're interested in this idea in some fashion (be it as a common message board-type system, or a newsletter or changelog, for example), please contact me.
If you really prefer other platforms, here's a couple I'm on:
- Twitter: bsstephan
- Discord: bss#7698
About the site
The backbone of this site is incorporeal.org, my original personal domain, which now serves more as infrastructure for this and my many other sites and projects.