This is my third video since I created my YouTube channel and I definitely feel like I’m getting better! The voice work and editing process were both considerably less painful anyway. It’s also the first time I’ve used my beautiful new iMac, and I have to say, a 27″ desktop beats the ever-loving-snot out of trying to make a video on my old 13″ MacBook Pro. I wasn’t originally planning on buying an iMac (since they’re a little out of my price range,) but Oregon State University was auctioning off some of their staff computers and I picked this bad boy up for $401.50.
I was at a bit of a loss after my last video for what I should cover next. I had a lot of ideas, but none that I was really passionate enough about to commit the necessary (30+ hours) of time to. Then came Persona 5.
I played this game for over a hundred hours, and I still wanted more when it was over. If that isn’t a compliment to the game’s writing and design, I don’t know what is. I was so immersed in the community of characters the game created that I felt a genuine sense of loss when it was over. I made this video in order to explore how the game provoked such
a strong response from me and why I needed that feeling.
I eventually realized that Persona wasn’t necessarily doing anything new, it was using a writing technique that many other RPGs have used before, only it was doing it much better. I don’t want to defeat the purpose of the video by giving everything away here, so I hope you’ll all give it a watch, and if you haven’t done it yet, subscribe to my channel!
Also, just to give you all a quick update on my writing. A lot of people have been asking when they’ll get to read Sanctuary, and I’m sorry to say that I don’t know. I’m still looking for a literary agent. It’s a slow process for an author without a published novel, but believe you me, I’ll be shouting it from the rooftops when I finally do!
I entered my short story Bones of the Giant into the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. I didn’t win, but I did receive an honorable mention and you can see my name listed on their website here. Not a huge deal, but I thought it was kind of cool. They even sent me a certificate.
The Writer’s Digest Short Story Competition Collection that features my story Little Bugs is now available for purchase here if your interested in actually seeing something I wrote in print alongside 24 other exceptionally well written works of prose.
I’ve also officially started work on my next novel. I’m not ready to talk about it on here, but needless to say, I’m very excited.
Thanks for reading,