Fiction, Academic Writing, and Other Samples

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Short Fiction

Key, September 2018

A short story in a near-future sci-fi setting.

Short Branching Narrative Example, November 2018

A short twine game demonstrating a brief narrative conflict. Although there are four endings, all options lead to the same outcome in order to streamline the narrative while still maintaining player choice. The different endings, however, change how the player’s companions will view them in the long run.

Available on Itch.io.

Creative Non-Fiction

Katabasis, December 2017

Katabasis is an interactive creative nonfiction essay based on the way people tend to explore Wikipedia. No one ever stays on one page for long. When people explore Wikipedia, they tend to jump between related topics. This game is designed to mimic that, using a collection of short, personal essays that relate back to the central topic and words within it. Katabasis is produced in Twine using CSS, JavaScript, and HTML with the intention of it looking like Wikipedia visually.

Available on Itch.io.

Brine, December 2017

Please message me for access for this piece since it is currently going through the submission process.

Academic Publications

The Player’s Journey: Ludology and Narratology in Modern Gaming, May 2018

Graduate Thesis. This thesis examines the evolution of gaming criticism (specifically ludology and narratology) and games as a medium of expression through the use of case studies.

Conference Papers

Only Human: An Analysis of Humanity in “Fullmetal Alchemist”March 2018

A paper presented at the inaugural Supernatural Studies Association conference. This paper analyzes the relationship between the homunculi (and in particular the homunculus Greed) and humans within the manga Fullmetal Alchemist.

Essays

The Witcher: An Adaptation of Lesser Evils, April 2017

A critical essay briefly analyzing the Witcher series as an adaptation, focusing on the process of its initial translation, the adaptation process, and the relation between the games and the source material.

A House of Pomegranates: Tales of Love, Beauty, and Displacement, December 2016

An analysis of Oscar Wilde’s collection, A House of Pomegranates. This essay attempts to find the connection between the works and in particular, an explanation for the title.

The Tale of Virginia: Katabasis in The Canterville GhostOctober 2016

A brief essay analyzing The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde, focusing specifically on the character of Virginia and her katabasis, or journey to the Underworld.