Why the Story of Mass Effect is One of the Greatest Stories Ever Told, and What it Has to Offer Genre Writers (Part 2: The Geth)

Ah, the Geth. This topic was probably the one I was most looking forward to writing about, primarily because this is a fairly specific aspect of the game, but in my view it’s one of the best things about it, and adds so much to the great universe of Mass Effect. People often talk aboutContinue reading “Why the Story of Mass Effect is One of the Greatest Stories Ever Told, and What it Has to Offer Genre Writers (Part 2: The Geth)”

Book Review: Lady Lazarus, by Michele Lang (Possibly Minor Spoilers)

For my second book review, I will be talking about Michele Lang’s Lady Lazarus, the first book in the Lady Lazarus series. Like my last book review, the way I came to read this book was kind of unusual. So for those who don’t know, I recently graduated college as a history major, and I’ll beContinue reading “Book Review: Lady Lazarus, by Michele Lang (Possibly Minor Spoilers)”

Why the Story of Mass Effect is One of the Greatest Stories Ever Told, and What it Has to Offer Genre Writers (Part 1)

For anyone who’s read some of my previous posts or followed me on Twitter will probably know that I’m a huge fan of the Mass Effect game series. I’ve played through each game nearly twice now, and I’ve spent more than 100 hours playing Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer mode. So yeah, I like the games.Continue reading “Why the Story of Mass Effect is One of the Greatest Stories Ever Told, and What it Has to Offer Genre Writers (Part 1)”

On Vision

“You will pay the price for your lack of vision!” –Emperor Palpatine, 2013 The importance of vision  is something that I feel is often understated. I would make a comparison between a creator’s vision to a politicians ideology: Without it, there’s really something missing. Everyone needs a goal to work toward, and that goal shouldContinue reading “On Vision”

Learning From Movies: Snow White and the Huntsman

For my second Learning From Movies post, I’ll be looking at a fantasy movie, a bit of a change from last time’s Prometheus. This time, I will talk about what I found interesting and useful for my writing in the movie Snow White and the Huntsman. This was one of those movies that I sawContinue reading “Learning From Movies: Snow White and the Huntsman”

I’m back! Also, Learning From Movies: Prometheus

It’s been far too long. Almost two months, in fact. It’s partially my fault, but at the same time not. Basically, finals happened. And for a number of reasons, this finals season was the hardest one I’ve had in a while (partially due to my lack of desire to do anything school related). But nowContinue reading “I’m back! Also, Learning From Movies: Prometheus”

JordanCon 2013: Final Thoughts, and Why You Should Go (for real this time)

Now that I’ve completed my JordanCon recap, it’s time to get to what is arguably more important: Why I’ve chosen to attend JordanCon for the last three years, and why you should as well. As I’m a writer, with a plan to get published and make writing my full-time career, and as such I will focus moreContinue reading “JordanCon 2013: Final Thoughts, and Why You Should Go (for real this time)”

JordanCon 2013 Recap: Why You Should Come Next Year (Part 3)

(An addendum to the last post: Due to the fact that I was in the game room playing Magic all Saturday night, I neglected to mention the ‘con’s actual main even that night.  It’s worth mentioning even though I wasn’t at it. Said main event was a dance party in the main area, which lastedContinue reading “JordanCon 2013 Recap: Why You Should Come Next Year (Part 3)”

JordanCon 2013 Recap: Why You Should Come Next Year (Part 2)

And continuing where I left off, day 2 of JordanCon 5! A pre-arranged hotel wake-up call woke us up at about 9:30, but, unsurprisingly, we moved slowly. By the time we got up and took care of all the morning’s religious obligations, eat, breakfast, and prepared lunches (since returning to the room at any point middayContinue reading “JordanCon 2013 Recap: Why You Should Come Next Year (Part 2)”

JordanCon 2013 Recap: Why You Should Come Next Year (Part 1)

So, this past weekend, I attended JordanCon 5. It is my third time attending JordanCon, which to this day is still the only convention I have gone to. Here I will explain why I did so for the third year in a row, and why I have no regrets about getting up at 4:00am Friday,Continue reading “JordanCon 2013 Recap: Why You Should Come Next Year (Part 1)”