*Via the magic of 3DS Streetpass and Twitter I’ve managed to secure a paying job writing about videogames. Indeed. You can catch me writing copy over at GamerTell now. I’ll be doing news, previews, reviews, and the occasional feature.
*In a similar vein, I’ve started up clickbliss with a few friends. We’ll be looking to write about games, technology, music, and culture. At the moment the site is still under construction and without content, but we’ve set our Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and Soundcloud up for action as well. I’ll be acting as editor-in-chief, systems manager, social media editor, as well as doing art and all the techy nonsense. So basically this should prove to be a lot of work. Material will be rolling in soon.
*I’m working on two tarot based projects in my spare time:
-One is a card game that I’m the process of fleshing out the rules to. After there is a solid foundation I hope to create some cards and playtest it.
-The other is a set of stories titled THE FORTUNE TELLER which revolve around a lot of mythological elements. While I initially intended to write it as a set of poems in the style of “From the Mouth of the Stars” the plot and backstories are starting to become detailed to the point where I’m considering writing it instead a set of stylized short stories. So far there are many moons, civilizations rising and falling, nymphs, the world tree and all manner of nonsense going on.
That’s all for now. I’ll be hoping to be updating this with more detailed progress reports and previews of my work, and perhaps some more art or comics soon.
As always you can look for me on all the nonsense social media channels, which are also annoyingly attached to the sidebar on the right there.
Black Lion Theatre. I can see the screen from here. Phone numbers coming on, sex, brunettes, blue panties and rolled up stockings. I get a double text that reads “..ever”. She’s not coming, is she?
The sky is an eye of fire, as if God is making himself known. A new number from the other. An overlong explanation I can’t make out. I think she’s moving away with him. Should I call?
I originally intended to create an interactive Twine story revolving around my thoughts around this time last year, but instead I’ve taken those and created a small journal online of abstract tidbits coming from then. I’m hoping that as these letters continue a story will begin to form and a character will be created.
The answer is a resounding no, and will always be. Then why is it that I invoke the image of cigarettes on this very blog, and take it upon myself as a moniker? Aside from the obvious interpretation, I’ve also heard it taken as a reference to the gender neutral pronoun sie, and you could even make the case that it refers to the German word sieg, meaning “victory” and most infamously heard in the Nazi salute sieg heil! (hail victory!).
The truth? It’s a joke. An irony packed into a image already loaded with symbolism, subverting the associations while at the same time embracing them. Both of my parents are smokers, and have been for the entirety of my memory. As I told my high school art teacher, it’s my way of continuing the “proud family tradition of smoking”. Continue reading Who or What is ashen siegarettes?→