Who Is John Galt?

I had forgotten what it meant to truly hate a job. I had forgotten how it takes hold of you like a disease, even when you're away. How your mind keeps spinning, thinking about the horrors you have ahead the next day, or fantasizing about ways to exact revenge against the level of hell that… Continue reading Who Is John Galt?

DLC: Dystopia of Lackluster Content

Tonight I finished my final campaign through Final Fantasy XV, my focused attempt to gain its Platinum trophy. As I played through the game's many hours of bromantic, roadtripping quips I thought about writing a memoir of sorts to the experience. I pondered why I held the game so dear despite how unpolished the narrative… Continue reading DLC: Dystopia of Lackluster Content

Vox Virgilantis

About a week ago I finished yet another twenty-four hour marathon of Ernest Cline's Ready Player One, and I've had several of its themes racing circuits through my mind since then. As much as I adore the depiction of such a cohesive virtual world, or the societal disparity between the world that lures the imagination… Continue reading Vox Virgilantis

Vir ex Machina

Every reader has that one book; the one that spoke to them, the one that redefined the way they see the world. The message may not be new, but the presentation gets across its core concept in a way nothing had before. That is what I experienced with Quantic Dream's newest title, Detroit: Become Human.… Continue reading Vir ex Machina

The Prodigal Artist

After an extended hiatus, I have decided to return to posting (semi) regularly. My wife and I recently celebrated our first anniversary, allowing me to look back on our marriage thus far; I realized that my attempts to cut myself off from video game creation and appreciation did little to improve our dynamic (in fact… Continue reading The Prodigal Artist

The Virgilante: Sculpting the Lower Body

As I said last week, the lower body is a little beyond my milieu, so this was a bit of a challenge. I spent a couple hours on Pinterest and Google finding good reference images, which helped immensely. Even though I'm still not completely satisfied with the results of this week's sculpting, it has been… Continue reading The Virgilante: Sculpting the Lower Body

The Virgilante: Rethinking the Cloth Simulation

When I last left off, I was considering building Virgilante so that the toga above the waist was all sculpted, and only the skirt section was a cloth simulation. I spent a decent amount of time this week thinking through the obstacles that I would face with the cloth sim, and I ended up changing… Continue reading The Virgilante: Rethinking the Cloth Simulation

Book Recommendation 2: The Cuckoo’s Calling

I still remember the first time I heard of the boy wizard Harry Potter. I was staying the night at a friend's house, camped out on a mattress laid on the floor of his room when his father came in to begin their nightly ritual. He read one chapter of a book to his sons… Continue reading Book Recommendation 2: The Cuckoo’s Calling

The Virgilante: Clothing/Armor Basics

Firstly, I'd like to apologize for not posting last week. Life, as it is wont to do, got a bit hectic. My wonderful wife started a new job, I became determined to tackle the mounting pile of dishes I had neglected for far too long, and various other small tasks prevented me from doing any… Continue reading The Virgilante: Clothing/Armor Basics