I’ve just finished The Art of Computer Game Design by Chris Crawford (1984) – the Kindle edition with chapter endnotes added this year. This was a pleasantly focused little book. Continue reading “Reflection: Crawford’s Art of Computer Game Design”
I’ve finished lots of experiences since I last posted about one, and haven’t had a chance to reflect. Here’s a quick blurb on some favorites. Continue reading “Consumption Record”
I just finished reading Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman (2003). The book is billed as “a low culture manifesto,” and is a jumbled mess of humor, pop analysis and lowbrow philosophy. I didn’t like it. I’ll try to talk about parts I did like below. Continue reading “Reflection: Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs”
I’m watching the David Lynch version of Dune for the first time. It’s a painful experience; I’m a big fan of Frank Herbert’s Dune Chronicles, and this film does not nearly depict the universe I imagine. The movie doesn’t have nearly the subtlety that the book does, but that’s not really possible so we’ll ignore that point for now. What bothers me most is that the characters are all wrong: Casting, acting, costuming and makeup, the works.
If you don’t want to hear me complain, stop now. Continue reading “Dune (1984)”