Stranger Danger

I violated the very precepts of stranger danger the other week. I’d had my eye on a Playstation Vita, a portable gaming console, but the price of a new one was out of my budget. So I did what everyone does in such a situation--I turned to the vast and wonderful world of online sellers.... Continue Reading →

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“Over Here, Over Here”

“All your games are single player ones,” my sister complained a few months ago. The two of us were relaxing in beanbags in my room, staring at the woefully black TV screen on a lazy Saturday afternoon. “Isn’t there anything we can play together?” I scanned my shelf. “Maybe Child of Eden... wait, no, that’s... Continue Reading →

Burnt Out (With Luggage)

Burn-out has always been one of those things that happens to other people, not me. The kind of situation where you shake your head and say, “Well, I saw that coming, they were doing too much and it was bound to happen sooner or later. So-and-so really needs to learn to take care of themselves.”... Continue Reading →

Medium-Shaped Stories, Part 2 – Film

This week, I’m looking at the medium of film. Movies, TV shows, Youtube videos, anything that can be watched by others--how does this provide a different way of storytelling from books and games? The biggest distinguishing feature about film is that it’s all about showing, not telling. Sure, you can have a narrator, to a... Continue Reading →

Medium-Shaped Stories, Part 1 – Games

One of the things I like best about stories are how flexible they are. They're everywhere, slipping into all the different-shaped cracks or gaps in our lives. Think about it--even when you tell a joke, you're telling a story with a punchline. A knock-knock joke is a mini story about someone knocking on a door.... Continue Reading →

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