J.K. Rowling’s Rejection Letters

In the news today, it was reported that J.K. Rowling shared her rejection experiences on twitter. For many writers, rejection is part of the business, much like other creative industries like the performing arts. Harry Potter was famously rejected by 9 publishers and countless agents, but Rowling kept pursuing her dream, despite being flat broke.Continue reading “J.K. Rowling’s Rejection Letters”

Game Reviews: Super Mario Speed Running

I discovered a few months ago the video game subculture of Super Mario speed running. If you search youtube, there are many champions of past and present showing replays of their great achievements.  According to the official site http://www.speedrun.com this the current record list. Behold the glory. If there was a Gamer Olympics, America wouldContinue reading “Game Reviews: Super Mario Speed Running”

Game Reviews: Clash Royale

Clash Royale by Supercell As an avid player of Clash of Clans, I watched with anticipation when Clash Royale was released in beta test. Clan mates told me to download it on some other server, and I frantically tried for twenty minutes to switch and reboot on my iPhone but couldn’t find the game. Canada.Continue reading “Game Reviews: Clash Royale”

Game Reviews: Street Fighter 5

When I was between the ages of 10-12, I played Street Fighter 2 like a boy with a vision. I beat the game with every character except Dhalsim because he was slow as hell and couldn’t beat some of the faster characters. Maybe there is a person out there that was the greatest Dhalsim player this sideContinue reading “Game Reviews: Street Fighter 5”

Game Reviews: Contra (NES)

For those of you born after 1990, you do not know the awesome that is known as Contra. This was the game where you could enter the secret thirty-man code (up up, down down, left right left right, B, A, start!) and boom, you and your buddy would run the through the game blasting theContinue reading “Game Reviews: Contra (NES)”

Game Reviews: Clash of Clans – Mobile

It all started on a trip with three work associates. We decided on a Friday morning to take a trip to New Orleans. Think of it. Bourbon Street. Bars. Gumbo. We acted like we were in college a decade ago and took a road trip. It was everything I thought it could be. Canal Street.SaintsContinue reading “Game Reviews: Clash of Clans – Mobile”