Toxic Fandom and the Importance of Knowing When to Let Go

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Back in March of 2012, video game development studio Bioware released Mass Effect 3, the third and final chapter in the critically acclaimed sci-fi trilogy of the same name. At the time, I was in the throes of a years-long battle with obsessive-compulsive disorder, a condition which to this day still dominates far too many facets of my life. Science fiction — and the Mass Effect franchise…