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  Japan Diary
Last Update: June 7, 2015

In February of 2014, I had the great pleasure and honor of visiting Japan for the first time to receive an award for my short story, Paris, in the 7th Annual International Manga Competition. Having taken extensive notes during my trip, I determined to share as much of it as possible when I got home. The following is an ongoing (and longsuffering) attempt at transcribing my experiences. It contains anecdotes, fun drawings, photos, and walls of exposition. Perfect reading with a big mug of tea. =)

     
  Game Essays
Last Update: April 17, 2017
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13
    "Despite being a huge fan of the series since FF4, it's been a while since I truly devoured a Final Fantasy game. I believe the last one was FF12, released a whopping 8-9 years ago..."
  • A list of articles at UGDB
    A full list of the articles I've written for Ultimate Game Database.

  • How Mass Effect 3 Should Have Ended
    "The ending sequence of a story really is the most important part. These are the moments we've been working for! Satisfy us! Exhaust us! Make the ending too long. How can we complain from having too much ending? In fact, make it so long we would even have to save our game in the middle of it."

     
  Film Essays
Last Update: April 17, 2017
  • Mini-Review: "When Marnie Was There"
    If I had been home alone at the end of When Marnie Was There, I would have wept loudly and openly, without restraint.

     
  Assorted
Last Update: April 17, 2017
  • Cartooning Overview
    A syllabus of sorts for a cartooning course I taught over a few weeks. Not complete or exhaustive by any means! Super imperfect, but might have some value for up and comers.