• Medium Essay: Decan Walk in UE5: Aries I Post-Mortem

    Instead of journaling about the Minor Arcana of the RWS Tarot, I’ve embarked on a 365-day-long game jam.

    I started a Decan Walk on March 20th (the Spring Equinox), inspired by T. Susan Chang’s 36 Secrets: A Decant Journey through the Minor Arcana of the Tarot and the blogs of several others who have attempted Decan Walks.

    Although I’m keeping personal notes on the experience, I decided to document my walk as a series of ‘rooms’ in Unreal Engine 5.1. Although I’ve done work in Unity before, this is my first sustained work in UE5, so it’s been very — crunch. Really, this first decan was a 10-day long game jam on top of the magical contemplation of the decay. And realistically, I’m embarking on thirty-six 10-day-long game jams, no breaks, no prisoners.

    You can watch a YouTube video of the playthrough here.

    And you can read the full essay on Medium here.

  • Medium Essay: Sympathy for Sydney’s Hallucinations

    Medium Essay: Sympathy for Sydney’s Hallucinations

    This essay was written on February 18th, 2023 on another site. This is slightly edited for this context. The images in this essay are from a study for Öccane.
    You can read the medium article for free here.

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  • Dogs and Stars - Blog

    I write pretty often, but mostly share it in occulted spaces: (not very secret) blogs, chapbooks, zines, and even inside of artworks.

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