A sci-fi and comic book enthusiast who ended up writing short stories and comics himself. Having been classically trained in writing at Full Sail University Tim loves discussing the art form in detail. He also likes sharks.
Music as Literature
If you have not yet appreciated the glorious cheese that is the album we'll be exploring today, I strongly recommend it. Being someone who works in both music and writing, I have run into a surprising amount of people who don't see the crossover between the two subjects. It is my opinion that as a culture we let pop radio dictate our idea of what music is, or should be. A collection of singles with no through line yet all sounding the same. When in reality, good music is good literature and can be experienced or enjoyed the same way creative writing in a novel or film can be.
Why Microtransactions Are Killing Game Audiences
Two topics that have been frequently popping up in gaming news for the past few years are Microtransactions and DLC (Downloadable Content). Are they good? Are they bad? Do they benefit the studio or the publisher more, and can they be used in such that does not upset the ecosystem of a game?
Good Game Season 1 Review
Good Game is a gaming culture based drama-comedy that just finished its first-season on Youtube Red. Created by internet personalities Jesse Cox and Michelle Morrow, produced by Dan Harmon, and staring Arin Hanson and Dan Avidan of Game Grumps fame, this show is made by gamers for gamers and has been received positively.
'Destiny 2' and the Extravagant Exotic Economy
Destiny is only a few weeks into its lifecycle and has, so far, been received mostly positively. But there is one thing that players are finding strange about their experience. It seems that Destiny 2 has a habit of giving players Exotic gear all willy-nilly. For those new to Destiny, Exotics are the ultimate form of loot. Gear and items that boost your guardian abilities to new levels.
2017: A Year in Questionable Exposition
Just like any other art form, film is subject to fads and changes in fashion or critical theory. One item in film that swings back and forth in these fads is prologues. In the current fashion, prologues are widely considered unnecessary and critical theory demands that exposition is delivered in other manners.
Curse Words Volume 1 Review
Curse Words, a new series that started in January of 2017, written by Charles Soule and drawn by Ryan Browne, published by Image Comics finished its first five issue arc in May. This series had an uneven beginning but has resolved some of the problems that were detracting from it. The first arc will be released as a trade paperback on July 19th along with its sixth issue. With its unique take on magic and fun characters, this series is something to keep an eye on.