Lucas J.W. Johnson
Lucas is a freelance writer and game designer from Vancouver, BC. He writes things. Sometimes, they're even good.
Here he blogs about writing, queer issues, geekery, music, and life.
Check out his transmedia development business at Silverstring Media.
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Category Archives: Life
Well. It’s December. And you know what that means. It means I’ve already been listening to Christmas music for a couple of weeks. To be fair, I have a rule: I can start listening to Christmas music when we have … Continue reading
I woke this morning to this heartbreaking news. A 15-year-old boy in Ottawa killed himself, because of the struggles of being gay in high school. If you don’t want to cry this morning, don’t read the story, just add Jamie … Continue reading
A lot of the reaction to last week’s WSJ article about darkness in young adult fiction was, quite rightly, “Who are you to decide what’s good for a particular kid?” That just because something is dark doesn’t mean it’s not … Continue reading
On Monday I discussed the #YASaves phenomenon of last week, mostly showcasing the many things other people have said about Young Adult fiction and how it can help people — both those who struggle with darkness and those who know … Continue reading
For we dreamed a lot, and we schemed a lot And we tried to sing of love before the stage fell apart If everyone was listening, you know There’d be a chance that we could save the show –Supertramp, If … Continue reading
Yesterday, at about midnight, as I was thinking about going to bed, it suddenly occurred to me that, other than a couple of brief breaks (lunch, a run, a half-hour with my guitar) I’d been working — like, actually getting … Continue reading
I’ve read a few articles in the last couple of weeks about using transmedia in education, and about the need to change (fix) education in the broader sense. I had the thought some time ago that transmedia could be a … Continue reading
I’ve believed for a long time that miscommunication is basically the single cause of every possible conflict in the world. It’s not, but it might as well be. If everyone could just fully grasp and comprehend the exact position and … Continue reading
Change is pretty constant, but we don’t tend to notice it until the big things happen. This summer, I was just going along minding my own business, working towards a basic life plan, when bam, I was hit by a … Continue reading