20/20: For Honor and the Myth of the Sword

Because there are no bad ideas, only bad executions. This is a series where I take a look back at things that could have worked or could have been made even better. For Honor’s true villain is not Apollyon (or Ubisoft) it’s the Players Take down the system! Guns are evil! This guy believes those things. Do you? In a bit of a departure. This round of 20/20 is … Continue reading 20/20: For Honor and the Myth of the Sword

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20/20 Star Wars and the narrative of Rebellion

Because there are no bad ideas, only bad executions. This is a series where I take a hindsight look at products that could have fared better with a few tweaks. Remember when Star Wars: The Force Awakens first came out and it blew most everyone away and even the guys who cried "rehash" were at least having … Continue reading 20/20 Star Wars and the narrative of Rebellion

Story Treatment: The Knight and the Mountain Black

          In Chineese Wuxia there are figures we'd call knights known as Youxia. This is the story of one encountering a foe culled from one of the darkest imagination's the West has ever known, H.P. Lovecraft.           Wei Yu rode his horse into a small secluded town. He asks … Continue reading Story Treatment: The Knight and the Mountain Black

Short Story: Paper Power

For those wondering what my version of Matilda would look like. There was a young boy named Nate Hatake. Nate loved to make things out of paper. His mother, very traditional Yamato Nadeshiko that she was, taught him origami and other ancient crafts. While his father, an aeronautics engineer, taught him to make paper airplanes that were almost feats … Continue reading Short Story: Paper Power

Short Story: Walkabout the Canyons

In the world of Saggaun, the great nations of the world each appoint a master to represent them on the illustrious Master's Council. Wise, skilled, and the best each nation has to offer, the Council has kept peace and balance since the collapse of the Ancient Tower and the civilization that was built around it. … Continue reading Short Story: Walkabout the Canyons