Traveling to another world wasn’t anything like Kevin imagined it to be. No flash of light. No soaring across the stars. No weird distortion of reality. Not even the whimsical transition from wardrobe into an enchanted wood. No, it was more like waking from a deep sleep. That his old life, one with bright neon... Continue Reading →
“WHAT DO YOU MEAN ‘NOPE!’” Kevin’s heart leapt. He spun, searching for the source of the shout. None of his neighbors were out on the patio, nor was there any sign of a cat, dog, or bird. Nothing alive was outside, only the little Crystal, which no longer held its warming glow. “Who basks in... Continue Reading →
This world… really sucks… Kevin gazed over the road as he turned left at the light, barely acknowledging the blaring horn from the truck he cut off. His hand felt numb to the touch of the searing wheel, set ablaze after sitting in the parking lot for two hours. The wind blowing through his driver... Continue Reading →
Online gaming provides incredible opportunities to meet people. Having recently returned to Final Fantasy XIV and joining my real life friends’ Free Company, I’ve had the chance to meet and chat with wonderful people in a manner which I haven’t experienced since I was seventeen. One such person I’ve had the privilege to talk to... Continue Reading →
Following my first impressions post I wrote last week, I have finished reading through Ready Player One and now I’m able to give my thoughts on the book. (Minor Spoilers Ahead, Be Warned). Characters Let’s start with four of the major characters in the series (listed from favorite to least) James Halliday Art3mis Aech Parzival... Continue Reading →
So, I’ve started reading Ready Player One. I’m only five chapters in, and I don’t know anything else about it beyond what the book cover and what the chapters tell me. What do I think? I’m enjoying it so far. Summary: The story takes place in a sort of post-apocalyptic world, though not nearly that... Continue Reading →
By now, I take a bit of pride in calling myself a veteran when it comes to conferences. I know how to pace myself: knowing the amount of time I need to get from workshop to workshop and how much mental concentration I need in between. I know the times to eat, the times to... Continue Reading →
Ever play a game you didn’t know the rules for? Not fun right? It’s like playing chess without realizing the pawn can move two squares on the first move or understanding the value of the corners in Othello. If you don’t know all the rules, it makes it easier for the other player to surprise... Continue Reading →
Kill an insect, it's pesticide.
Kill a beast, it's heroism.
Kill another man, it's murder.
In the ruined city of Pittsburgh, David Lancaster seeks to do what no one else has dared to try and take down the god-like robot that now rules their city: The Ail-Mecha Red.
My sophomore year of college, I wrote a short fiction piece based on one of the story worlds I created. The story itself wasn’t all that great, and looking back on it now it had many flaws—a major one being it existed to support another story, not exist as a story itself. But my professor... Continue Reading →