A New Friend, An Old Accomplice

Waking at the tip of a bright fingered dawn, we made ready to leave the fallow grounds of that mining settlement and journey to the west. Amadi 🗡 🗡 assured me that the Egyptian assassins he pursued were traveling westward along the coast, possibly in an effort to make their way around the coast of Espana and return to their native land. Following them seemed a … Continue reading A New Friend, An Old Accomplice

Half Done Drowning

Some would argue that the time for cyberpunk is long past, that the present has caught up with the future in every meaningful way, leaving cyberpunk as this strange, vestigial genre clinging to the edges of science fiction and crime genres. Even Neal Stephenson summarily executed the genre before taking a hard U-turn into post-victorian nano clockwork punk in The Diamond Age. Richard K. Morgan … Continue reading Half Done Drowning

The Hurricane Approaches

I’m about 120 pages into A Cold Day to Drown and this might be my best story yet. That’s not to say that the first draft is any good. The exact manifestations of Talbot’s anxiety disorder have transformed radically three times. A scene I had planned for months feels completely wooden and will need to be almost completely re-written in the next draft, while two scenes … Continue reading The Hurricane Approaches

Evoland

You might not be able to tell from the screenshot, but this portion of Evoland plays like a simplified version of the Diablo games, complete with hyperbolic loot titles and a health meter that looks like a glade orb filled with blood. This section of the game is a little frustrating, as even with the magical ring that grants me +10% to grinding, I’ve had … Continue reading Evoland