Creative writing pieces, academic papers, artwork, audio recordings, and more! Items collected over the years
- Miles Apart - Short story. "They sleep miles apart in the same bed. They are strangers in a strange land, mapping familiar territory turned alien by the distance that lies between them."
- Mississippi Between - Short story. "A month had passed since he'd last seen her, but time did not soften the force of Cáel's knocks."
- Just Why Do I Like This Game Anyways? - Fall 2007. Final paper for CMS.600: Videogame Analysis and Theory with Professor Alice Robison. Thought paper written during the final exam (I'm still boggled as to how I managed to write 11 pages in 3 hours or so). Validates Bartle's four player Types (Explorer, Achiever, Killer, Socializer) and Yee's motivations for all types of games (not just MUDs/MMOs). Contrasts how Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II appeals to different player types and motivations via specific design choices, with an emphasis on the Abilities system.
- Why We Want More Final Fantasy VII - Spring 2007. First paper for CMS.400: Media Systems and Texts with Professor Henry Jenkins. Written for the Reading Cultures assignment. Focuses on SquareEnix's "polymorphic content" strategy in the context of transmedia storytelling through a study of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII.
- The Unfanatic Fan: A consideration of fans as producers and observers - Fall 2007. Final paper for 21L.715: Popular Readerships with Professor Brouillette. A brief "case study" on a very specific subset of fans and their reading habits.
- Dear Diary (Hello World!) - Fall 2007. Final Paper for 6.805: Ethics and Law on the Electronic Frontier with Professors Abelson, Fischer, and Weitzner.
Blogging is an increasingly popular marketing strategy in the corporate world, but many
companies have yet to develop proper policies and guidelines for managing corporate and
personal employee blogs. This paper develops a deeper understanding of the nature and
power of blogs as a corporate asset through blog studies and offers an example of possible
corporate blog policy through analysis of several existing ones. We find successful policies
that both protect company interests and promote employee speech are best developed
through cooperation between employee-bloggers and employers.
- Final Fantasy X - Hymn of the Fayth - Recorded with my crappy laptop microphone one day while playing FFX.
- The Quest for the Lost Spork - silly "podcast" episode written for my 21L.015 (Introduction to Media Studies) class back in 2005. Written and recorded in one night on Audacity using a crappy plug-in mic - please excuse the puffs; I had no puff screen.
- Rolling In The Deep - Rough recording of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" - I need to figure out how to improve my vocal recording skills.
- More pieces of creativity will go here!