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  • RECOMMENDATIONS

    RECOMMENDATIONS

    a big list of stuff I’m reading / watching / looking at / listening to


  • PUNX, PA: CUE THE MELLENCAMP

    PUNX, PA: CUE THE MELLENCAMP

    After watching GROUNDHOG DAY last week, I said to Meg, “Everybody talks about the religious implications of this film, but I wonder if anybody has written about the fact that this storyline could only happen inside the world of a small town?” I dug around, and sure enough, I found an essay by a film […]


  • THINGS ARE LOOKING GRIM!

    THINGS ARE LOOKING GRIM!

    Original trailer for Grim Fandango.


  • REVEALING MY INNER GEEK

    REVEALING MY INNER GEEK

    My inner geek let himself out this week, and I downloaded GRIM FANDANGO, one of the few LucasArts adventure games that I missed, and a truly beautiful piece of art. (No kidding.) The world is the Day of the Dead festival meets 1930s art deco meets a Raymond Chandler novel. You play Manny Callavera, a […]


  • WORLDBUILDING WITH TIM SCHAFER

    WORLDBUILDING WITH TIM SCHAFER

    Over at Gamestudies.org, there’s a fantastic 2003 interview with Tim Schafer, creator of some of my all-time favorite LucasArts adventure games. Schafer studied computer programming at UC Berkeley, got bored with computer programming and thought about becoming a writer, then landed a job with LucasArts right out of college. He worked on Day of the […]



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