Long ago, I wrote about what I hoped to see from Kingdom Hearts 3, but since several new trailers have been released alongside E3 2018, not to mention the past releases, we've learned a lot, so it's time for me to update, massively. If you're curious, here's the old link. I loved Kingdom Hearts. I … Continue reading 10 Things I Want From Kingdom Hearts 3 (NEW VERSION)
The best I've seen of all that I've seen (or played) in 2017. Why? Because art is awesome and we should celebrate it. Particularly, I'm looking at books, movies, video games, and anime. Note: these are not all things that came out in 2017, but things I experienced for the first time in 2017. So … Continue reading 2017: A Year in Art
Romance is like Horror. Everybody does it, but not everybody's good at it. Plus, it can make you gag. I don't speak as some multi-award-winning romance writer or anything like that, but I'm a guy who's edited a lot of books, read a lot more, and seen countless romances in movies, TV shows, even video … Continue reading 3 Tips For Writing Good Romance in Any Medium
2016 was kind of like playing Jenga with a mongoose while wearing a top hat and getting an enema from an oompa-loompa. Awkward, uncomfortable, and you're not quite sure how it happened. However, I'd like to focus on the good. Early in 2016, I decided I wanted to track and follow how much art I consumed, … Continue reading 2016: A Year in Art
You would think that after fourteen years of writing I would learn to click that little "Save" button in the upper-left corner at least once per day. Nope. My computer reset itself for unknown reasons and now I've lost a page of material. It's only a page, yes, but that page represented a full day's … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #1–Fanficing
Hit-and-miss gaming giant Square Enix has announced that they're going to dish out an HD re-release of Final Fantasy XII in 2017 called Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age (source). It features updated graphics, a rerecorded soundtrack, and the International Version content that was never before released in the West. When I first read this, I … Continue reading Seriously! Did ANYBODY Else Like Final Fantasy XII?
I'm not sure where I stand on the geek spectrum. I own some anime, but I haven't been to a con yet. I loved The Killing Joke, but I haven't read The Dark Knight Returns. And I played the Mass Effect trilogy twice in three months, but I don't own any t-shirts or action figures. I'm light … Continue reading The Best Thing About Geek Culture
The other day, I saw a Kindergarten boy playing a game on his dad's iPad called "Shoot the Moon." It's one of those silly app games that's as simple as its title. You tap the screen to shoot a rocket at the moon. Of course, the moon moves around the screen, singing "In the … Continue reading A Children’s Game Worse than Grand Theft Auto!?
This is the finale in a series. As my life changes, I have less time for video games, and while this may seem like a childish thing to leave behind for many, this series is about what true pieces of art video games can be, and how they've impacted me. PREVIOUS POSTS: Number 10, Number … Continue reading A Farewell to Video Games: My Top Ten (#1)
This is a continuing series. As I am rapidly “growing up” I find less and less time to play video games, so I’m celebrating my top ten favorites over a lifetime of playing and the impacts that games have had on me. See Number 3. Now, we go back to the origins of my personal … Continue reading A Farewell to Video Games: My Top Ten (#2)