The Walrus Boy Cometh

Hark! It is done! I have released my first book! “There Is Life in the Tree and Death in the Well” is the first novel in a Fantasy Horror series. Set in the crumbling city-state of Sulidhe, the story follows an orphan boy called Arnem and Dob, his three-eyed dog who also happens to be […]

Adventures In the Bowels of Insurance Hell

Settle in. Relax. Do what I couldn’t for the better part of a month. In a previous post I weighed in on the in’s and out’s of living with a chronic illness and what that can do to your desire to keep waking up in the morning. In short, it sucks. But with medication and […]

What Happens When They Give Up?

It is important to note the chief similarity between main and side characters. That is, at any point, a main character might become a side character and vice versa. Their lives could stop. This is what helps them achieve personhood, this imagining them as people with control over their lives and not bound to some […]

Interuptions of Inference

It’s important not to interrupt yourself, but it’s even more important not to interrupt the other person. In writing or in speaking, interruptions can be disastrous. Reading isn’t any different, and the dialogue writers hold with their readers is (or should be) as sacrosanct as that which we might have with a friend or close […]

The New Metric

Increasingly I feel like the only number that matters in game reviews is not the Metacritic score, but the amount of hours the player can sink into the game. There are as many AAA heavy-hitters in this category as there are indie games. A game can have the most beautiful environments, the most intuitive gameplay, […]

Scene Geography

Where things are is almost as important as the things that are being said. Oftentimes it is enough to address objects or terrain or the layout of a structure as these are met by the character who is moving through them; sometimes, it is even necessary. Detailing the scene in sum before the characters have […]