Advice · geekery · Writing

Growing Stories, Salvaging Ideas

I adore creative project documentaries. You know the ones. They’re the “making of” documentaries. Games, movies, comics, the works. I love seeing the process, and hearing the anecdotes from these talented powerhouses as they walk us through the landscape that separates their initial concept and the finished product. Over the years, just taking the time… Continue reading Growing Stories, Salvaging Ideas

geekery · Movies · Real Talk · review · World-Building

Black Panther isn’t a Superhero Movie, and that is AWESOME.

I am confessing my prejudice here. I judged this film before buying my ticket. I walked into Black Panther fully expecting a glorious superhero spectacle in the boilerplate MCU tradition. Origin story, inciting event, heroics and redemption; all that stuff. I was riding the hype train after the character’s appearance in Civil War, and I… Continue reading Black Panther isn’t a Superhero Movie, and that is AWESOME.

Advice · World-Building · Writing

Using Tabletop RPG Knowledge to Craft a Story

This is going to pique your interest, or it will have you lighting torches and putting out the call for an experienced mob on Craigslist. It’s admittedly polarizing. And fantastic. What’s more, it’s applicable whether or not you subscribe to the idea, and it was all sparked by an innocuous question a friend asked of… Continue reading Using Tabletop RPG Knowledge to Craft a Story

Advice · Personal · rant · Real Talk

To a certain brand of anime fan out there…

I didn’t want to write this today. Hell, I can’t think of a day where the thought of writing this piece gives me any joy. But here we are. Again. And here I am, tapping away at my keyboard in the hopes that just one of my fellow geeks will read this, take it in,… Continue reading To a certain brand of anime fan out there…

Humor · Short Story · Twitch Stream · Writing · Xero Should Be Writing

Xero Should Be Writing Episode 2!

The experiment continues, and last night I let the audience have more free rein over the tale’s creation, including the genre. As always, they were hilarious, and it was my honor to funnel their ideas into the narrative. Here’s what they came up with for the structure: Genre: Post Apocalyptic Fantasy/Sci-Fi w/ a touch of… Continue reading Xero Should Be Writing Episode 2!