Without any further talk, I can probably name a dozen people that steadfastly hold to the extreme position on one end or the other of this argument. Are video games really that different from books? I love both, for different reasons. Books and games fulfill slightly different parts of me. I think it's worth noting … Continue reading Are Video Games Really so Different from Books?
I take a lot of inspiration from nature. One benefit of living in Wyoming is experiencing the bizarre landscapes we have here. Most places, admittedly, are characterized by a wide, desolate feeling. Our brief "green" season looks somewhat like that weird landscape that Microsoft pushed with one of its older operating systems back in the … Continue reading Descriptive Prompt #5: Remote
I’ve been thinking a lot about my reading habits lately. As a kid, I gobbled up books like turkey and mashed potatoes. Sadly, I could probably count on one hand the number of books I’ve read in the last few years that were strictly for fun. As a writer and prospective author, this presents a … Continue reading The Lost Art of Reading for Leisure
I really enjoy post-apocalyptic stories. Sometimes, they're overdone. Man-eating mutants seem to be a staple of the genre, with the remaining bits of humanity clinging to whatever livelihoods they can. There are lots of great video games with this setting, a fair number of decent movies, and maybe a handful of books that pull it … Continue reading Descriptive Prompt #4: Gone
This writing prompt image is a little different from the previous ones in that it shows a human presence. Still, this nature theme I've taken an interest in is present here. I don't normally think of the concrete jungle as a part of nature, but the roiling storm here shatters that illusion. I felt like … Continue reading Descriptive Prompt #3: Concrete Rain
If you haven’t heard about zombies, you should get out of the house more often. The days of Godzilla, Frankenstein’s monster, and the Mummy have largely passed. I’m interested in talking about zombies as a subject because of the growth of the genre’s popularity in my lifetime. As a kid, I rarely heard about cult … Continue reading Have Zombies Overstayed Their Welcome? (Part I)
As I promised earlier, talks about genre have now arrived in part. This is going to be mostly an opinion piece, but I'll be sure to start including links to other interesting sites in the future. Today, I'll talk about my personal favorite: Sci-Fi. I think it can be interesting to consider where it started, … Continue reading Genre Talks: Sci-Fi