Tim Susman is a speculative fiction author who lives in sunny San Francisco (If you're not familiar picture Clacton-On-Sea with classier burger joints and wider roads). Like a lot of authors in this digital age he's recently branched out into having more than one name. Those of you into the anthropomorphic, or 'furry', literature scene will […]Read more "Author Interview: Tim Susman (aka Kyell Gold)"
Yes, I should update this blog with something substantial. Posting cat photos is usually a sign of that, isn’t it? Still, she is a purdy lil’ one. I’ve been living with Leila now, since moving into new lodgings, for about two months. I think she’s happy I’m here by the way she’ll climb on […]Read more "Leila: Angelic and Sinister Settings"
Was watching Close Encounters Of The Third Kind the other day and, maybe I’m imagining it, but there’s loads of shots that work on the principle of the screen being in thirds: three vertical thirds (roughly speaking). Either they’ll be something of interest in each third or the focus will be on one third with […]Read more "Close Encounters of the Thirds Kind"
So I picked up a copy of Starship Troopers a while back and I’m most the way through reading it. My SF-reading pals typically divide into two groups: ‘Read Troopers, it’s a classic’ and ‘keep well clear of its fascist ass’. Way I see it, anything that divisive earns at least a looksie. Generally speaking, […]Read more "Starship Troopers: Full Metal Homoeroticism"
Just reading through a ‘horror’ story I wrote when I was thirteen. Good god. Here’s some choice quotes: “I am Harvey Christian, a known figure in the field of science. They say I am a young upstart. But soon they will learn to recognise me!” “We sat and had roast beef for dinner. Only after […]Read more "Thirteen year old fiction"
The big thing hindering RPG video games becoming great art, in my barely informed opinion, is their obsession with characters levelling up. That and all the pissing around collecting the best armour and finding herbs and all that palaver (which is a symptom of the levelling up of course). Remove those things and what are […]Read more "Could Video Games Please Dispense With Levelling Up? Just A Bit?"