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Tales of the Stop author thoughts: Ian Llywelyn Brown

At the end of September, Silverstring Media released¬†Tales of the Stop, an anthology of short stories that I edited to accompany my project¬†Azrael’s Stop. It features stories from ten different authors [including a new story I wrote] about the various … Continue reading

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When Escapism Is Not Okay

We need to make better games. I was at PAX Dev last week, the almost-new game developers conference that runs just before the Penny Arcade Expo. We were told not to tweet or blog about the content of the conference … Continue reading

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If There Were Two of Me

I’ve often said that if I had a superpower, I’d want it to be something that allowed me flight-enabling wings. But sometimes I spend an inordinate amount of time considering the benefits of being able to duplicate myself — to … Continue reading

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“Seasons always change”

Life is full of strange ups and downs. Those moments when something happens and you think “maybe.” Maybe this time. Maybe now. And for a time — a few minutes, a few hours, a few days, a few weeks — … Continue reading

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“Nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah”

Today is St. Nicholas Day, a day my family has always recognized as a sort of precursor to Christmas, because my mom’s dad — who I called Opa — was born in the Netherlands. And yesterday was the 17th anniversary … Continue reading

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“We Need a Little Music”

As I was writing yesterday about the memories jogged by the music of Sleigh Ride, I realized that I think the reason that memory is jogged for me is not because of the obvious correlation between the song and riding … Continue reading

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“The Things We’ll Remember”

Memory is a funny thing. They say the sense of smell is the most evocative memory retriever, but I find music has a great power to bring back certain memories as well. Whether they’re songs I listened to during the … Continue reading

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“This Year Has Been a Little Crazy”

One year ago today, I took the very last class of my undergraduate career. Holy shit. I can’t even. It’s been a year. It has been a crazy year. When I finished school, I had no job, but I had … Continue reading

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“Love’s Pure Light”

Even when I was a kid, it was never the typical poppy, fun, kidlike Christmas songs that Iliked the most. It wasn’t Frosty the Snowman, or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, or Santa Claus is Coming to Town, or — heaven … Continue reading

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“But I Quite Like the Songs”

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

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