So much like large quantities of the rest of the gaming world, I've gotten myself sucked into Persona 5. Being a huge fan of P4, and at least passingly familiar with P3, it stands to reason that I'd be right on top of this when it came out. Truth be told, I didn't do any … Continue reading Getting to Know You
(Don't mind me and my geeky Broadway beginning. I can't help myself.) Maybe it's how long I watched anime and the like, maybe it's my own connection to theatre and voice acting...maybe it's just me. But I run into a problem with I'm writing, particularly when I start creating new characters. I start hearing voices. … Continue reading I Hear You, Johanna…
So let's take the character from Monday's adventure, and start throwing him into some mess, shall we? You'll see as I start to write this how quickly the rest of the world begins to form around him, how setting and character and plot start to get all jumbled up together. I've tried to keep this … Continue reading NANO FICTION FRIDAY: Dana Cantrell
I've used that title for so many things over the years, and I'm never going to get tired of it. The origin is a Kurt Vonnegut story by the same name, about a man with little personality of his own but when he's given a part in a play, he becomes utterly immersed into the … Continue reading NANOWRIMO IS COMING: Who Am I This Time?
I'm not positive, but I feel like I've probably mentioned the video game UNDERTALE on this blog before. (Almost put "channel." Can you tell I'm on YouTube too much?) It's an amazing game with some of the best cause-and-effect mechanics I've ever seen in a video game. But more than that, I've always been impressed … Continue reading What You See and What You Get
(As a side note: as of May 1st, my car has--we're fairly certain--completely died. Something has croaked in the engine and for a 17 year old car, I can't afford to replace the engine. The trouble is, neither can I afford a new car. As such, I'm having to crash away from my apartment and … Continue reading Tell Me Why I Should Care About You
Names have always been important in my writing. I say time and time again that characters come to me first, and that usually starts with a name. (This does lead to many of my characters having similar names, which is...something I'm working on.) Add into this my time dabbling in Lyn Thorne-Alder's world of Addergoole, … Continue reading What’s In A Name?
I've not made a secret out of the fact that character development is something to which I've devoted way too much of my life. I was obsessed with character surveys. I've done star charts for characters--and then altered things depending on how accurate it was. I did my entire undergraduate thesis on the concept. And yet … Continue reading Tell Me What You Remember
If you follow me on Twitter, you probably saw me retweet this excellent blog post from Chuck Wendig looking at the game Firewatch and how it tells a story, and what we can learn from its methods. I've seen a lot of mixed reviews on Firewatch, and I can see the truth in both sides. … Continue reading Alternate Storytelling: Video Games
I used to do these All The Damn Time back when I was in high school. I was just surfing around and came across some very old journal entries from back in the bad old days, and thought it might be amusing to do a new and improved one. (Actually I found two, so I'm going … Continue reading Time for Some Fun! Character Surveys!