Category Archive: 'Off Topic'

On being Austin exes

What do you get nostalgic about? As you get old enough to have versions of you that aren’t yours anymore, you’re supposed to keep the best ones up on a shelf. Refer to them when you hear That One Song. That’s the rule, right? For me, as I work on a new project, it’s all about […]

I’m talking writing (et al) on Youtube

A while back I was doing the blogging thing. And honestly, I was okay at it. I’ve got posts on here as much as five or six years old at this point that still regularly see traffic. As an indie author, you want those regular updates to go out into the world. You want to […]

2016 in review.

2016 was a real boner of a year. In addition to the broad unpleasantness, I personally lost too many, too young, too talented friends. Old podcasts and webseries and short films I made are filled with people that are now gone. That said, life goes on, and 2016 was also a banner year in a […]

Developing a book cover: Wicked City

I started writing Wicked City in early 2012. My intent for years was to hire an artist to create a striking image (or images) I could use for the marketing of the book and to do the design myself. The design is the title text, blurb, all the stuff that goes over an image on a book […]

Revenge of the Star Trek Screenings

Hollywood, Friday night. The clubgoers are out. You can spot them because the girls spent hours getting done up, and the guys are in a white button down and jeans. The crowds are looking a little casual, a little young. Things are changing, and I am getting old enough to see the contrast between then […]

Oculus Guy

Huge Kickstarters II: Facebook and Oculus.

  People are flipping out about the Facebook acquisition of Oculus. Patrick Klepek at Giant Bomb does a great job of breaking down why, I think. It all sounds like the cries of anguished widows because the backlash is super, super emotional. Facebook could ruin Oculus, sure. But I’m with Patrick: a lot of the complaining […]

Drew and Andy.com is up, and with it: Comedy Podcasts

I’ve spent some time recently building and launching a new podcast – Drew and Andy. It blends talk-show format episodes with scripted, radio-style fare. Comedy podcasts! Very nerdy comedy podcasts with discussions about Star Trek and Earthbound. I missed doing Gentle Computer, the comedy podcast I did way back in 2012, and so, here we are. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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