On the fanboy’s dilemma

Say, for the sake of argument, you're a guy who likes a thing. You don't have to be a guy in the literal sense, of course. You can be who you want to be. But in this case, you're someone who's very passionate about something. You've liked this thing for a long time; maybe as... Continue Reading →


On the purpose of the published setting

Plot Points has an episode on the Overlight RPG. When I heard their description near the opening of the episode, I thought, "Well damn, that's a fucking great idea!" And it is. It's a world where . . . All of reality was turned inside out. The burning heart of the world was now the... Continue Reading →

On the status of this blog

Over the past . . . two years now, I've made a conscious effort to not directly talk about my challenges as a writer. I feel it's appropriate to break that streak today and provide the reader with an update. It's not that I have so many followers that I'm concerned about my image; or... Continue Reading →

On the influence of a community

I came to an interesting revelation yesterday. I've been watching YouTube videos here and there, mostly critiques and commentaries on film, games and books. Some of the more entertaining material ventures into political and philosophical discourse between . . . well, between the rational and irrational. Most of it is trash, honestly, but I like... Continue Reading →

On some peace of mind.

I'm taking a break. This #GamerGate bullshit is starting to wear on me. Yes, I understand that there are (or were) concerns about the quality of work from game journalists and news outlets. Yes, I understand that certain critics and schools of criticism aren't always careful about how they critique art. I understand that games... Continue Reading →

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