News

We Wuz Liveblogged!

— Monday, April 21st, 2014

Hey, special thanks to BladekindEyewear, AKA BlastYoBoots, popular Homestuck theorist on tumblr – who recently began video-liveblogging our own little comic! And hello to all the Homestucks who are dropping in to take a look! I hope you enjoy the comic, and that you stick around!

[And let's not forget the Project: Ballad Digital Collection, Volume One - which is only two dollars! Own the collected comic in multiple DRM-free formats!]

In other news…

Below the fold today is the first installment of “The SMTIV Letters,” a series of correspondence between myself and critic David Brothers about that RPG, that went on as we both played through. Enjoy my embarrassing fanboy enthusiasm, and then smirk as the game’s problems settle in heavily and we hash out what doesn’t work. It’ll be running all this week in three parts. I try not to shill the bloggy stuff up here too heavily, but it was really fun to do the letter series with David, and I hope you enjoy it.

This week: The return of sequentials! The return of characters in the flesh! And our story gets rolling! Tuesday and Thursday, don’t miss it!

Writing

The SMTIV Letters, Part Two – Rising Action

— Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Welcome back to Part Two of The SMTIV Letters! The inimitable David Brothers and I spent nearly a year exchanging e-mails back and forth about SMTIV, and now we share our thoughts with you.

Here in part two of the letters, I get consumed with fanboy fervor, our letter order goes all erratic, and we spend a lot of time talking about what the game did right.

I may regret some of what I said in this one…