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 or viruses by writing and playing while talking on the internet, and my goal is to contribute to a world where kindness, relationships, and skills are valued more than status, careers, and money.

Once in a while, when the moon is full and owls glide in the night, I venture out for freelance graphic design work for selected clients. See some past projects on my portfolio.

You can correspond with me by writing an email to simon@hypertexthero.com, and receive a weekly email with any updates to this website by subscribing to my mailing list. I sometimes paint words and images on digital walls at internet places like Twitch, YouTube, Mastodon, Twitter, and Instagram.

If you enjoy my work please consider subscribing to my channel at twitch.tv/hypertexthero. This helps me continue making things I hope brighten life with light from suns and lamps, zaps and bolts of magic, and firebally explosions.