Tl;dr: Go read my fiction. So I've been running this blog close to a year now and haven't written any fiction of my own. It's time to find if I'm less full of it than I think I am. I've started writing a military sci-fi GameLit book. The universe is based on the Proxima Universe… Continue reading Starting on my Royal Road fiction
The mods over at the RPG GameLit Society want to create a new website, one that focuses on helping readers find the books that they want. There's a great need for this sort of website. The goto website right now is Ramon's LitRPG database, but there's a few problems. These are the same problems noted by… Continue reading New website for aggregating reviews?
There's a joke amongst journalists. "Journalism: The pay is crap. On the other hand, everyone hates you." There's a clear disconnect between what game journalists say about games, and what gamers say about games. There's the same divide between movie critics and regular movie goers and books that people are reading on Amazon vs. what… Continue reading Damn the Reviewers, or why video game critics and movie critics are often at odds with the audience
Tl;dr: 4 stars. There's a lot of things Domino Finn does that are very interesting and unique in this book. However, the first part is antithetical to the character developed in the first book. The "turn" from the first part of the book is easy to spot, and it does lose some of its feel… Continue reading Domino Finn: Afterlife, Black Hat
I've often criticized books for overpowered protagonists, failure to follow Sanderson's laws of magic, (which I will revise to Sanderson's laws of special powers), use of plot coupons, subversion without a cause, and conflicts between text and subtext. In order to further flesh that out, I will analyze three movies that illustrate this problem, as… Continue reading Why Hollywood Can’t Write Women: Wonder Woman, Force Awakens, and The Last Jedi
This one is really fun to see, at least for me. For most Star Wars fans, there's a huge question. The original trilogy of Star Wars films are classics. Yes, the third one has lots of rough parts in it, but it's still an enjoyable movie overall. But the prequels are a disaster. I've read the original… Continue reading The art of the edit
Here's the link, h/t Matthew Sylvester for telling me WordPress didn't do a great job showing this. Authors, Internet Drama, and Public Image Snippet: Authors, Internet Drama, and Public Image Written 12/02/2016 This is not my November status update. Everything regarding ongoing projects, where I’m at, and future directions shall be shoveled into another post somewhere. Maybe… Continue reading Stephen Morse on professionalism
People are doing sell-someone-else's-stuff Saturday. So my pick today, (better late than never), is Glynn Stewart Author. I've gone through most of his books and if you like M.R. Forbes, you will probably find yourself a fan of Glynn Stewart. Very quick informal reviews: Lion Quest by Michael-Scott Earle. Book 1 is the most problematic, because there's an… Continue reading Featured non-LitRPG author: Glynn Stewart and two very quick reviews
Tl;dr: Not my cup of tea in general, but it's also not a harbinger of the end of times or remotely the worst LitRPG that I've read. Most of my criticisms are the general criticisms of Dungeon-Core books in general. As a first impression, it's a 3.5 stars. I was asked to review this book,… Continue reading GameLit Review: Everybody Loves Large Chests
Original article: https://www.hybridnationrevolution.com/single-post/2017/11/21/What-is-an-Expansion-Pack Tl;dr: Adding in expansion packs to GameLits can bolster sales. My reaction: This could work, if only because it solves one problem that occurs in games all the time. The first problem is currency inflation. In any MMO, the amount of money being added to the economy is inflationary. It's why I often… Continue reading Expansion packs in GameLit?