What Pacific Rim Could Have Borrowed From Evangelion But Didn’t

Pacific Rim is a ripoff of Neon Genesis Evangelion… …said people who don’t know Kaijuu and Evangelion. On the internet. Recently. Pacific Rim is a big-budget Kaijuu movie about human-made robots that fight giant monsters. Neon Genesis Evangelion is an apocalyptic giant robot anime franchise, about deeply flawed teenagers drafted to pilot horrifying robots against bizarre […]

The Writing Tools I Use (to Write)

I do a great deal of writing. I’m hard at work revising my novel, and I also write short stories, blog posts screenplays, comics, live comedy and corporate videos. Of these mediums, the one I respect and fear the most is the novel. Long-form prose carries a number of extra challenges not present in shorter […]

A Guide to Enjoying Comic Con

Unlike my post about travel, the advice here about Comic Con is all valid, but I don’t necessarily endorse it. Today marks the first official day of San Diego Comic Con, and I am not going (because I moved somewhere not-LA). If you go to Comic Con, you probably like Star Trek, or maybe Gundam. […]

On Zack Snyder and Man of Steel

I’m a Zack Snyder apologist. There, I said it. Also, I saw Man of Steel, and it was pretty good. It lacks the gravitas of Batman Begins, thanks to weaker execution on the character side, but it is otherwise similar in tone. The nonlinear story helps offset how boring superhero origin stories have become now, […]

The Last of Us

Cage Match: The Last of Us versus Bioshock Infinite

I am PS3-less right now, so I cheated like a bitch and watched a marathon video of all the cutscenes and some gameplay from The Last of Us, Naughty Dog’s new opus. I love Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3, and this game is easily on par, but with a wildly darker tone. I think I […]

Copenhagen

The World’s Simplest Guide to Awesome Travel

I am not a travel expert. That said, I have flown an average of twenty times a year for the past four years. I just moved from Los Angeles to Berlin, and travel has been on my mind a great deal. So, below is a list of five bits of advice that have made my […]

Borderlands 2: What changed with the writing team?

UPDATE: For some reason start-at youtube URLs are not working. Instead I’ve provided the specific times I wanted the videos to start at with the link. Sorry about that! The Kreig character trailer is out for Borderlands 2, and everyone seems to like it. When I watched it, complete with unrequited love, somewhat crazy rambling, […]

Perspective – How to rotate a whole building using your mind

Aside: I wrote this back in January after a trip to New York. Seeing as I’m about to move to Berlin and change things up in typically hyperbolic fashion, I thought it would be an appropriate thing to put up. My boss and I were at the Highline stages, watching them shoot a sketch for […]

The Key to Marketing Your Work is to Stop Marketing It

I’m tired of being slam-marketed garbage I don’t care about.   These are the first words I typed into the blank document that would become this post. Clearly, that came from somewhere. Such frustration! I have a lot of friends and cohorts who make things. They frequently tell me about their stuff. That is totally […]

Pile of Money

Some things no one is saying about these huge Kickstarters

I had planned on doing another more design-centric post this week, but an offhand comment on teh Ferceberks reminded me that I have a unique perspective on all the big-name crowdfunding going on, and that, despite the wide-scale discussion about crowdfunding online, there are a lot of things not being said that I think are SUPER INTERESTING. […]