"Be human or die trying." Graffiti in Syria.

 "Be human or die trying." Graffiti in Syria.

Hello, marhaba, welcome. My name is Austin and I wear many hats: aspiring video game critic and designer; Arabic language nerd; Middle Eastern politics wonk; activist; fashion enthusiast. As you may have deduced, "austiniyaat" is derived from my name, an Arabic neologism concocted by yours truly that is best translated as "Austinisms." And that is what you'll find here—austiniyaat related to video games and their intersection with topics all and sundry.