Author Archives: Tim

Thoughts on Introversion and Extroversion

By | March 31, 2016

For awhile now, I’ve been picking around the idea of my dissatisfaction with the terms “introvert” and “extrovert” as they’re used today. The trouble is that, much like the word “literally,” common usage of these words has caused their accepted meaning to drift from the original intent. In the classic psychological sense, these terms can […]

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2013: Scoring Round

By | January 1, 2014

Well, that was 2013. It was an odd year for me. Heavily focused on school, but still interesting and enjoyable. I saw some more great bands in concert (Keane, The Killers, Airborne Toxic Event, Muse, Depeche Mode), rode a camel, learned a little guitar, a little Italian, and a little sleight of hand magic. I […]

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Lines and Triforces

By | December 31, 2013

I’m going to talk about video games in this post. If that is not your jam, you can safely skip it. In keeping with my tradition of being woefully late to the party on video games, I’ve taken my holiday break thus far to beat three games, only one of which was released this year. […]

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On the subject of Christmas

By | December 25, 2013

It’s been a quiet holiday. Due to one of my little sisters not flying into Texas until late tonight, I’m not getting together with any family until the 26th. So I’ve just been sitting about my apartment for the past couple of days, playing video games, catching up on my Wheel of Time reread, and […]

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Wherein I talk about school and PAX

By | August 29, 2013

Today marked the first day of my Fall semester of classes, after a whole week off following the end of my summer course on fiction writing. Which was awesome, I wrote some stories such as this one and this other one which you should check out. Still may be revising them some, but for now […]

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Kick is a funny word if you say it enough.

By | March 9, 2013

I’ve been on a bit of a Kickstarter spree recently, largely due to getting my tax return this month. And since most of these get better the more people donate to them, I want to take a minute to point out each of them and talk about why they’re exciting to me.   Enemy   […]

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Video Games, Narrative, and the Russian Post-Apocalypse

By | December 9, 2012

This is a short research article I wrote for an eBook one of my courses is publishing. It’s basically me on a soapbox for a couple of pages arguing that video games can be used to tell good stories, which is something I happen to believe fairly strongly in, being both a writer and a […]

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By | November 14, 2012

I’ve been a good little consumer this month. Got my Starbucks gold card, got my Best Buy silver premier membership, opened a Newegg Preferred account. I haven’t gone credit crazy; I’m actually in considerably less debt than I was this time last year. But I was in a position this month to take care of […]

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By | November 8, 2012

I’m eight days in, and already it’s a choppy month. I’ve cut myself off from social media for the duration, which means no Twitter and no Facebook. So far this has had a positive effect on my free time and my work, although I haven’t gotten to where I’m consistently writing, studying or cleaning as […]

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My PAX Prime 2012 report

By | September 11, 2012

It’s been over a week now, so this may not qualify as the timliest of blog posts. But I did attend PAX Prime again this summer, my sixth outing to that show since it started in 2004. It’s changed a lot in the past eight years, becoming both much larger and more organized. Being a […]

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