Welcome to my blog and website. My name is Vedran Markovic, and I use this blog to write about many different things. I’m an ex-journalist for now defunct independent gaming website, PALGN, author of “Teaching English in Japan”, and am currently living in Japan. I am an active digital artist that takes commissions, too.
In my spare time, I use this blog to post my thoughts on things such as video games, ethics, psychology, epistemology, language, culture and much more. I also write a number of short stories. All work is original. A lot of it is controversial, but the intent is never, ever to destroy others – but rather to adhere to reality.
While many of my thoughts and methods of approaching things are influenced by various philosophical systems, I am in fact more a philosopher for hire – an intellectual mercenary of sorts with an existential flair to my writing. I think on things and come up with my own conclusions, and while my knowledge is fairly broad, I am open to the prospect of new ideas and forming new concepts that adhere to reality. I do not like to be associated with any particular system of thought as I genuinely do consider myself quite independent, but I do not mind if you consider me an <insert thinker label> either way.
If you do find my writing valuable and worth your time, head over to the support page and you can look into throwing money at me. Yes, it genuinely helps me out a lot, and gives me more motivation to keep firing out words, artworks and other passions.
All the best,