‘Solving Orpheus’ – A Short LGBT+ Love Story

Over the course of this year, I have found myself getting back into the swing of writing short stories just for the fun of it. With the death knell of 2018 upon us, I thought I might as well publish one of them. The tale of Orpheus and Eurydice has long been one of my […]

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The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – In Loving Memory of Squad Leader Bibjam

Here we are, at the fifth and final story of this little project. This has been a really fun exercise in mixing various critiques I’ve made of Halo 5 over the last three years with more creative expression, writing scenes I’d have loved to see and expanding on some of the ideas found throughout the campaign and […]

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The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – Halsey’s Choice

And so we come to the penultimate instalment of The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5. This is something I’ve had in-mind for three years now, a ‘resolution’ of sorts to the conflict between Catherine Halsey and Sarah Palmer that unfortunately didn’t get the best showing in the concluding issues of Halo: Escalation. At the end […]

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The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – Heretic, Hero

And we’re back! I decided to delay the posting of this article for a week because I wanted to share my experiences in the US where I visited 343, Microsoft, and Bungie – in case you missed it, you can read about here. But now it’s back to the schedule of weekly instalments of The […]

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The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – Axios

The Untold Tales of Halo 5 continue with Axios. In further celebration of Halo 5’s third birthday, this project is my endeavour to respond to it creatively where I have already done so critically. For this week’s story, which is also in the form of a script and is coming to you a little bit early (because […]

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The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – Meridian Approach

Halo 5 turns three years old today. Having written a novel-length level-by-level analysis of the campaign, along with countless other articles on the story, I feel like my well of criticism has run pretty dry. As a result, I find myself turning to something a little different. Where I have responded to Halo 5 critically, I […]

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Gears of War 4 and Halo 4 – A Study of Prologues

A PROLOGUE TO AN ARTICLE ON PROLOGUES… At the beginning of an article, I write a short introduction that seeks to inform you about the content I’m going to cover and also some of the context behind why I have chosen to write about that topic. A prologue. This article, if you hadn’t guessed, is […]

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