Monday, March 27, 2017

Me, Uncharted 4, and the Uncanny Valley

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End took me to the edge of that state of mind known as The Uncanny Valley and left me there longer than any other video game has ever managed to do. This was a good thing. Dare I say, an excellent thing. An astonishingly immersive thing the likes of which I have never experienced before. 
Obtained from wikipedia, after I'd 
already typed up my definition... 

Before I explain why my experience was so sublime, I first need to ask: Do you know what The Uncany Valley is? It’s a chart. A line-graph, more specifically. On the one axis you have immersion, suspension of disbelief, whatever you want to call it; this is the measure of how

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sinkholes in Time

A sinkhole is the only term I can come up with when I think of why I haven't written anything in over a year. Just this gaping wide chasm, a parabola of the horizon's fading light skirting around the far edge, deep and dark as it gets. Can't see the bottom. Only my shadow way off against the far wall...

...Sorry. I got lost in that image for a sec. I should clarify: I've BEEN writing - throughout what remained of 2016 - but I just wasn't writing HERE, on this blog. This blog, as I mentioned, is like a sinkhole at the moment, and I gotta start filling it up with some content. I plan to do so at least once a month for the rest of 2017. In the meantime, let me at least catch us all up to speed with the writing that kept me busy for the rest of 2016.

I WROTE A NOVEL! Like, a WHOLE novel.