Well, to begin, my name is Shalin, but at heart I’m “Shay Smooth” – an old Xbox profile from my childhood. It just kinda stuck with me through the years. It’s “Real” because it is really me. As an adult, the name reminds me of when I was just a kid wanting to play, have fun, and enjoy life. It reminds me of who I am now, and yes, I am still a kid at heart. I just have a beard now and am a little fluffy around the edges.
I am a post-Broadcast Journalism student from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University located in Tallahassee, Florida. I am bilingual – I am fluent in both English & Spanish. I really enjoy video games. Like – a lot. I know, I know, this is probably your expression 🙄 but hear me out: I also love writing. Writing has been a passion of mine since I was a young kid. I’ve always enjoyed creating new worlds with people and incorporating a piece of me into each one.
It has been some time since I’ve focused on my writing, so please forgive me beforehand if my work is sometimes confusing to understand. The biggest problem I experience is providing way too much detail and then it just gets confusing and my point gets lost in the process 😞
My purpose in redefining this blog is to continue to strengthen my writing skills and to provide readers with personal insight on video games, industry news, and really anything else that I find important – with a heavy focus on the gaming industry as a whole. I will try to avoid subjective politics as much as possible 🤢
I hope that whoever reads my articles can appreciate the words and opinions expressed and add to them with their own. Thank you all for visiting and I hope you find something that you like!
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