Technically, Blizzard never announced their long-in-development MMORPG Titan. It was always one of those big open secrets. And now, seven years later, the game is cancelled, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime tells Polygon.
Reminder that the creators of Night Vale made their show without any corporate sponsorship or financial compensation other than donations and selling T-shirts and they made it to the number one slot on Itunes and they did it with a godblessed openly queer protagonist and an explicitly dark-skinned love interest thank you and good night.
…All the while supporting both financially and through social media/the show all of the indie creators they work with, highlighting their work and paying great rates. A+
And they run an indie publishing house. Beautiful!
"Mr. Fall, who sources speculate loves Thanksgiving, butternut squash soup, homecoming parades, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” apple-picking, and haunted hayrides, emerges reliably every year around this time in his traditional uniform, sometimes alternating his iconic sweater with a fleece vest or pullover."
Pixar story artists are some of the most noteworthy public storytellers of our generation. Emma Coats put together #storybasics and they are now celebrated as relentlessly effective rules for a good story. Here is the full list, with emphasis added.
You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.
You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be very different.
Dragon acid is nasty stuff. Black and thick and stinking. It slurps down the back of your coat and coats your hands and covers your boots until they slip against scales as you try to climb. You’ll never get it out of your hair. The stick will follow you like a haze for a week, wash after wash, even after your skin is rubbed raw, until you realize the smell is inside your nose and down your throat.
She locks her caribeaner in place, piercing through a spiney fin. She holds onto the stiff cartilage for a second, the wind ripping at her clothes, cold scraping at her skin, squinting at the next fin, further up the spine. She braces, then launches, her boots smacking one two three before the spine drops out from under her with a heave and she is airborne, free falling, arms wide, aiming as best she can for the next spine.
She lands with an Ompff, the air knocked from her lungs and pain blooming in her knee. She rolls, snags the fin, and latches on.
I wrote this about my first day at Dashcon and the resulting ridiculousness. Again, feel free to ask questions.
I was going to write a quick review of my experience at the first Dashcon… well apparently, things took kind of a weird turn when Welcome to Night Vale, the ‘keystone event’ of the convention had to cancel.
“When I was learning how to critique other writers’ stories, one of my biggest lessons was this: Critique the story they wrote, not the story you wish they’d written.”—Jodi Meadows (via tristinawright)
Dax Tran-Caffee is a genderqueer artist and maker living San Francisco. They’re currently putting endless work and love into an Eisner-nominated comic called Failing Sky. The short pitch is “an internet graphic novel about a failed sailor, a genderqueer nancy drew, and giant robots.”
Dax, thanks so much for agreeing to this interview! Let’s get started. You’ve called Failing Sky a genderqueer graphic novel. How is genderqueerness woven into this project?