recs and essays

what it says on the tin. :) check out appropriately tagged reviews, recommendations, and essays about various stories, podcasts, and other creative content below.


recommendation: robin husen’s “half-men of the night marie”

Three half-men in a lifeboat drifted on the methane sea.  Her ship’s name, Night Marie, was written on the stern like a tombstone.  The ship, along with the rest of her crew, had sunk thirty hours before sunset. Sparks, the ship’s half-boy, crouched in the bows, his ears still ringing with the sound of screams, though… Continue reading recommendation: robin husen’s “half-men of the night marie”

quick pick: “hello, ello,” by seanan mcguire, _huntsvillain_, by john o’brien

Truthfully I don’t have the time or the bandwidth to write in-depth commentary on all the stuff that has snagged my interest, and I’ve got this sneaking suspicion that my tiny cohort of readers also don’t have the time or bandwidth to devote to one blogger’s commentary. But I want to write about stuff I… Continue reading quick pick: “hello, ello,” by seanan mcguire, _huntsvillain_, by john o’brien

a note to my future self

Review Sunless Skies, and soon. But just to give you a taste of what’s to come: listen, some things are just on brand for me, and Failbetter Games’ most recent release just tops that list. And I’m going to stop myself there for now and come back to this when I’ve had more time to… Continue reading a note to my future self

navigating doldrums: anchorhead, depression quest, and a cat petting simulator

Nice. As much of my life is in flux right now I have no shortage of obligations. That doesn’t seem to stop me from returning to hobbies that syphon away at my productivity in deceptively harmless minutes at a time. I’m especially susceptible to these distractions when 1) things are slow at my day job, and… Continue reading navigating doldrums: anchorhead, depression quest, and a cat petting simulator

very friendly monsters: emily devenport’s “postcards from monster island”

“I like this one specific thing an awful lot, I just can’t figure out why.” Case in point: I enjoy a bonfire, but not hot weather. Why? Bonfires are cozy. Sometimes you cook food on them. Hot weather–and humidity–make me feel as though I’m walking through hot soup. Mystery solved. Figuring out just what it is… Continue reading very friendly monsters: emily devenport’s “postcards from monster island”


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