Tag Archives: Story

Words have Meaning, Names have Power

Proper names are poetry in the raw.  Like all poetry they are untranslatable.  ~W.H. Auden Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior. ~Logan Pearsall Smith People’s fates are simplified by their names.  ~Elias … Continue reading

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Stories that Shape Us: Vulnerable Heroes – X-Com RPG

X-COM – UFO: Enemy Unknown and its sequels from the early 90’s are often hailed as one of the best video games ever made. I only played the original, just a few years ago and loved it.  I never got … Continue reading

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Expanding Experience – Why Games Appeal

Plainly said, I am enamored of simple, elegant design that makes complex realities both accessible and beautiful. I think this concept especially relates to story and games. When I experience life, it is just experience; yet bounded by particular parameters and cast in … Continue reading

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