A Snippet from “The Walking Dead Season 2: Episode 1”

The holidays are nearly here, and to celebrate, I’ve got two new articles from the fine folks at Omnigamer and Bell of Lost Souls. The first is a my review of the first episode of Telltale Games’ latest season of The Walking Dead: You’ll come across a new band of survivors, and immediately dislike (or even…

The Conquistadork’s 5 Favorite Comedy Albums of 2013

2013 was a seriously good year for comedy.  I mean–not follow up album to Conquistadork good, but still pretty damn good.  To celebrate that fact here in these waning days, I have compiled a list of my five favorite comedy albums of 2013.  I say “five favorite” rather than “five best” because I could stand to…

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Next-gen becomes current-gen, quack psychics shuffling loose this mortal coil, and your grandma just won’t stop posting about Obama being a Muslim who stole her cat–it’s been a wild week. In the interest of throwing some interesting things for you, my darling readers, to discuss and glow or foam about–here is my first installment of…

What Exactly Am I Doing Here?

This morning, a friend posted what appeared to be some sort of video game reviewer’s manifesto.  Long-winded and heavily antagonistic, it attempted to take to task video game reviewers who had the audacity to all laud the same games that he felt were entirely boring and unoriginal.  Bioshock Infinite, for example, he deemed a 2nd…

Let’s Be A Bad Guy.

In my latest editorial at Bell of Lost Souls, I asked a simple question: What attracts us to the bad guy?  The response was varied in both passion and opinion.  Some posited that everyone sees their actions as justified, and therefore there are no real villains.  Others drew cultural lines.  Others still argued that villains…

Why Books Are Books And Movies Are Movies.

I’m getting sick of adaptations–even when they’re good. When I taught playwriting, there was always a very important lesson that I tried to put as early on in my schedule as possible.  The lesson was fairly simple, and began with a single question: Why are you writing a play? I didn’t (and don’t) mean that…