Fantasy Spotlight – The Lord of the Mountain | The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

So, a few weeks ago, I wrote about how much The Legend of Zelda has inspired my writing. In short, the series kindled my preference for uniqueness . . . and weirdness. Because, man is The Legend of Zelda weird. Now, to be totally honest, I'm still playing Breath of the Wild and still absolutely loving it. Loving … Continue reading Fantasy Spotlight – The Lord of the Mountain | The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

PAX East 2017 – A Brief Summary of The Last Night on Earth

I'm closing out the week with another brief story from PAX. Only, this time, actually a story. One of the things I love about board games is the way they sometimes yield cohesive plots. Reading between the die rolls, you can find narratives that are accidentally perfect. And, because I love those stories, here's a … Continue reading PAX East 2017 – A Brief Summary of The Last Night on Earth

PAX East 2017 – The Road to Betrayal

So . . . posting from PAX . . . is a nightmare. It's not impossible though, so I thought I'd drop an easy post, at least. The easiest thing to write about? PAX. So, for tonight, I thought I'd share the best moments from my journey to PAX East 2017. A little bloggier than I … Continue reading PAX East 2017 – The Road to Betrayal

Muse Tuesday – Blood He Couldn’t Feel | Warframe

Welcome back to Muse Tuesday. This week, I'm doing a little fanfiction. If you haven't heard of Warframe, it's a sci-fi, free-to-play online shooter, the selling point of which is that you're an insanely powerful space ninja--one of many known as "Tenno." As such, you wear a selection of armors called Warframes that adhere to certain motifs … Continue reading Muse Tuesday – Blood He Couldn’t Feel | Warframe

Monday, AM #3 – The PAX Rush

Welcome back, everyone. Another brief Monday, AM--made particularly short by the fact that my entire weekend was devoured by Breath of the Wild. I mean, I wrote and did a few other things, but when it came to going outside--catching Logan or Get Out, I passed. In my defense, I've always been a huge Zelda fan, so whatever. Sacrifices were … Continue reading Monday, AM #3 – The PAX Rush

Fantasy Fandom: The Legend of Zelda

I'm writing this on the morning of March 3rd, 2017. Blessed with the day off, I woke up early to wait for my local Best Buy to open. Because then, and only then, can I go pick up The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Sitting here, waiting, I decided to at least start a series that I've … Continue reading Fantasy Fandom: The Legend of Zelda

Games for Writers: No Man’s Sky

Wow. It has been forever since I've written one of these. And, of all games, I picked No Man's Sky, hands down the least disappointing game of 2016. Why, I remember no one being upset about this one. . . . So, disclaimer first: I know. I know that No Man's Sky was a huge, flaming disappointment. … Continue reading Games for Writers: No Man’s Sky

Cliché Showcase – Cartoon Villains

If you know anything about me, it’s that I hate clichés. I always have; my personal slogan since the beginning of time has been “No old wizards, no dragons.” But, that said… if there’s one thing that’s absolutely also true about me… it’s that I love certain clichés. Because certain clichés, like certain formulas (the … Continue reading Cliché Showcase – Cartoon Villains

Games for Writers – Dark Souls

Disclaimer: This article has been a long time coming. At this point, I’m actually a little reluctant to write about video games on here instead of just post straight writing talk, but, like I said last post, I feel I deserve a break and this post is ultimately about writing anyway. Still, just to start … Continue reading Games for Writers – Dark Souls

Tips for Games for Writers – The CR Trap

Disclaimer: I thought I'd take a new turn with this post. I've put out a handful of Games for Writers articles before in which I talk about specific games that promote good writing in large or small ways. However, I've never written any warnings to budding fantasy writers about the (many) bad influences gaming can have … Continue reading Tips for Games for Writers – The CR Trap