Tag: Writing

  • Persona 5 and Cognitive Estrangement – a Detached Enchantment

    Persona 5 is a role-playing video game developed by Atlus that was released in 2016. The game follows a group of high school students who are struggling with modern issues such as social oppression and the pressure to conform to societal norms. They discover that they have the ability to enter a mysterious realm known […]

  • The Pixar Storytelling Process

    Pixar films tell great stories. Toy Story. Finding Nemo. WALL-E. Up. These and other films have together grossed $ billions and won many awards. For example, WALL-E, one of my favorites, earned $533 million at the box office and several awards, including an Academy Award for best animated feature. How do they do it? Pixar story artist, Emma Coats, says […]

  • Poem: Rambling Without Destination, or Paradise Lost (Patron Content)

    Poem: Rambling Without Destination, or Paradise Lost (Patron Content)

    I bit into an anchovy. Brine dissolved across my tongue. Salt and sea marrying into the myriad effervescence of it all. The wine settling deep within my belly, then rising, awakening the uninhibited within. I raised my head back and sucked at the sharp edged mother of pearl

  • Book Announcement: Wild Lines and Poetic Travels: A Keijro Suga Reader

    Wild Lines and Poetic Travels: A Keijiro Suga Reader Edited by Doug Slaymaker This volume of essays and translations analyzes the prodigious and wide… Book Announcement: Wild Lines and Poetic Travels: A Keijro Suga Reader

  • Violin: A Love Poem to the Spanish City of Oranges

    Violin: A Love Poem to the Spanish City of Oranges

    Bohemian nights in Valencia where the gypsies shred violins into the coming dark “Rhythmic swells reverberate trough my lungs. The back streets of Valencia. Back street Europe. Romani enclaves and gypsy parts of town. We’ll sit here in the Plaça de la Virgen with our stiff sangria, smartly bashful in red-faced delerium. For it is Spring and the blossoms have begun to sing.  A nod to blanco nerium” A poem to the City of Oranges. An Open Love Letter to the City of Valencia, Spain.

  • Invocation (Poem): Will you embark upon our honeyed rendezvous?

    Invocation (Poem): Will you embark upon our honeyed rendezvous?

    Will you embark upon our honeyed rendezvous?

    Will you drink this strange brew? 

    Inhale the perfumery of day glow grain?

    Heed the invitation East?