Yearly Archives: 2015

Graphic Reviews: The Runaways

The Runaways Parents play a huge role in shaping who we are. Their choices about how to guide us (or be completely absent) in our formative years can sometimes shape us into happy adults in the best of cases or neurotic creatures in desperate need of therapy in the worst […]

Digital Beard Stroking: Inertia – Overcoming the Inert 1

Digital Beard Stroking Inertia – Overcoming the Inert The fundamental aspect of human motivation is that it is, by it’s nature, self-starting.  If we’re not reacting to direct, threatening stimuli, we have to be able to generate this motivation to act from within. Granted, from a technical standpoint, it’s all […]

Boxed Culture: A Tribute to Star Wars

A Tribute to Star Wars When Fantasy Flight Games obtain the ability to make Star Wars games everyone was excited. Not only was their favorite franchise getting more games made but a company known for making good games was at the helm of the endeavor. As a tribute to the new […]

Graphic Reviews: In Real Life

In Real Life The vast majority of the graphic novels that I read tend to be adult in content but every so often, I find one geared towards teens that I have to share with everyone, regardless of age. This week, I’ll be talking about In Real Life, a one-shot […]

Graphic Reviews: Incognito

Incognito   Antihero In Disguise As a reader who didn’t grow up with the strict morality of the superhero stories from childhood, it’s interesting to see how the portrayal of superheroes has varied over time period and genre. When I think of the 1940’s superheroes, I tend to think of […]

A Bard’s Eye View: First!

First! Theories About Genre Origin It’s quite a trivial debate, to determine who the first (insert genre) band was.  The biggest one is the Ramones/Sex Pistols debate.  This week, we’re exploring the first song to (maybe) be considered a certain (sub)genre.  Some of these may be a stretch and some […]

Digital Beard Stroking: Media Avatar, Expressor of Efficacy pt. 2 2

Digital Beard Stroking Media Avatar, Expressor of Efficacy pt 2. Today, I’ll be building on the concepts established in my last article, so check that out.  It’s not like Star Wars, though, it’s much better if you read them in order.  Or read the sequel first.  What am I, a […]

Boxed Culture: Learning From Exposure

Learning From Exposure Experiences in the Envoy Program Just in case you all didn’t know I work with a company called Double Exposure, in their Envoy Program. Envoy’s mission statement is as follows: As an industry, gaming struggles to succeed at a business level – great games are being produced […]