About HyperTextHero

Self-portrait with pencil, 2019.

This is a place for writing about flights between realities especially as experienced through computer simulations and video games where one can be a hero or fool without risk of getting hurt.

Fighting battles and wars in real worlds is tiring, and most often futile, and I wish everyone would use simulations and play to vent their fury instead.

Since we don’t, I practice for a time I may need to help defend Earth from humans, zombies, aliens, asteroids, viruses, and the climate by writing and playing while talking on the internet, and my goal is to contribute to a world where kindness, relationships, skills, and humor are valued more than status, careers, money, or fashion.

When the moon is full and owls glide in the night I venture out for freelance graphic and web design work, preferably in places where I am the dumbest person in the room. See the project brief if you think we’d be a good match.

Contact me by writing an email to simon@hypertexthero.com, and receive a weekly email with any updates to this website by subscribing to this mailing list.

I sometimes paint words and images on digital walls at internet places like Twitch, YouTube, Patreon, Threads, Mastodon, and Instagram, though most of my publishing happens here at hypertexthero.com

If you enjoy my work come and laugh or cry at my stream on twitch.tv/hypertexthero, buy things at my shop, and help me brighten life with light from suns and lamps, zaps and bolts of magic, and firebally explosions.


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