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Legacy and audacity: the Seafall prologue game [spoiler-protected]

Legacy and audacity: the Seafall prologue game [spoiler-protected]

  [The first part of this article is spoiler-free, but the second half revolves exclusively around spoilers for the end of the prologue. This transition from no spoilers to spoilers will be clearly marked. If you ever plan to play Seafall in the future, do yourself a favour and do not spoil yourself. Even if […]

My wishlist for No Man’s Sky

My wishlist for No Man’s Sky

Despite its enormous promise, No Man’s Sky has proven to be a massive disappointment for a lot of players. It has become clear that a lot of planned content was hastily ripped out in the final few months of development, and a lot of more complex systems were greatly simplified. What we’re left with is […]

I’ve been on a slightly obsessive horror writing binge

I’ve been on a slightly obsessive horror writing binge

You may have heard of /r/nosleep, a subreddit dedicated to reader-submitted horror stories that, as per the title, primarily aim to give you trouble sleeping. There’s a low-level roleplaying-ish shared-world in-character flavour to it, in that the posting and commenting rules state that “everything is true”, even when it obviously isn’t, or the stories are […]

Just who is Rey, anyway? Here’s a thought…

Just who is Rey, anyway? Here’s a thought…

This post contains MAJOR SPOILERS for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you have not seen the film and do not wish to have its plot spoiled for you, stop reading right now. Watch videos of cute ducklings instead. Last chance… Okay, here we go. The Force Awakens leaves a lot of unanswered questions, but […]

Black Odyssey: A new computer game metafiction project

The famous Coco, before I shelled out for the purple paint job.

I have begun a new blog, separate to this one, titled Black Odyssey. This is a metafiction project, taking the events that occur while I play the science fiction computer game Elite Dangerous and weaving them into a fictional narrative. The inspiration for this blog was seeded when I upgraded my starting ship, the tiny […]

My crack at two-sentence horror stories

Google for “two sentence horror stories” and you will find some great examples, primarily this creepy-as-all-hell Reddit thread. The idea is as follows: in just two sentences, present a self-contained story that is creepy, disturbing, or downright freaky. Being a big fan of horror, I was inspired to write my own. “I’m in here!” I […]