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 →
*Warning, slight spoilers ahead for the Mistborn trilogy. If you haven’t read them yet, do so before diving deep into this article. Considering the world of ash falls, bloody skies, and meager crops that the people of the Final Empire live in, it’s amazing that any form of economy can remain stable let alone function... Continue Reading →