This is a thought which has needled me long enough, I believe it's worth attempting to phrase coherently, and publicly. A month or two ago, I watched Downfall. This film is about Hitler, and about the end of the Nazi regime as the Soviets invaded Berlin. As usual, before I chose to watch this movie I scrolled … Continue reading Humanizing Hitler
Chaosium recently published their third adventure pack for the newest edition of their tabletop roleplaying game RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha, titled The Pegasus Plateau & Other Stories. I've just finished reading it. In this post, I'm going to take some time to go chapter by chapter through the new book, and talk a little about each. … Continue reading First Impressions—”The Pegasus Plateau & Other Stories”
"A roleplaying game of kaleidoscopic fantasy." That tagline, combined with the above cover art, intrigued me enough to pick up this 2018 tabletop roleplaying game from Renegade Games. An unusual claim, juxtaposed with thrillingly colorful artwork, offered me enough promise to pick up the core rulebook from my local gaming store. I read the 332-page … Continue reading Overlight Review
With the rise and continued growth of services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon's Prime Video, the way in which many people consume stories has changed. Before these streaming services, film stories were presented for consumption in basically two ways: serially over television, or in a one- to three-hour block, as a movie. There were … Continue reading Binge-Streaming and the Mini-Series
It is November 7th, 2017. One year and six days ago, I started writing the first draft of my very first novel, The Rule of Iron. I'd dabbled in writing fiction before, but nothing substantial. Nothing significant enough for me to say "I'm a person who writes!" I'm sitting in the same black chair I sat … Continue reading The Power of Ten Thousand Words
What is NaNoWriMo? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is the name shared by both a nonprofit charity dedicated to writing and literacy as well as the contest they run. The goal is simple: write 50,000 words in the month of November. Okay, maybe it's not that simple. It's a big task, but the … Continue reading Why You Should Try NaNoWriMo
Hello, Internet! I'd like to talk a little about Christmas. It's a wonderful time of the year for many. All holidays are special times for those who celebrate them, but Christmas holds a unique place in my heart due to my family's customs. Every other year, we gather together at my grandparents; the holiday blends … Continue reading Why We Should Worship Santa Claus
Running away to Canada just because of the results of an election betrays your democratic duty as a citizen of the USA. So don't do it. Please?