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Diving Under The Sea

The sun was shining bright and clean, which was part of it. The warming day felt like memories, not so cold you’d flinch, not so hot you’d ever slow down. Just right, and you squinted as you checked the sky was still blue, and you were a kid so the blue went up and up […]

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Reading comics with my grandfather

[View the story “Reading a comic from my childhood” on Storify]

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Just hanging

“Going viral” is such a weirdly unpleasant phrase for content spread on the internet. Like, the metaphor works of course – except for the bit of the metaphor that equates a funny youtube video with getting really sick. Ah well, I guess it won’t be too long before the association between “viral” and “sickness” becomes […]

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Wee Beastie 2015 Omnibus

On Facebook I share random snippets from life with our Wee Long-leggedy Beastie. Here’s the 2015 collection. (Old omnibus editions: 2013 part 1; 2013 part 2; 2014) Jan 13: Wee Beastie has been in bed for over 90 minutes. And her voice comes ringing out from her bedroom: “Let it go, let it go, let […]

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“True Love Match” launches today!

I’m excited to release into the wild the full edition of my game of romance and reality TV, True Love Match. Yep, it’s The Bachelor: The Role-Playing Game. You and some friends move between two rooms and pretend to go on dates with each other, and if it works right you all end up with […]

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Taleturn has launched!

Introducing Taleturn – exploring the intersection of story, interactivity, and social psychology. For a few years now I’ve been mustering all my efforts in games, writing, social change, etc under the name Taleturn. (That’s the name appearing on my invoices!) Now I’ve finally shifted that identity into the public sphere. Feels good! Taleturn.com is the website. It’s […]

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Flick Kick International

Flick Kick Football Legends, the football-kicking free-to-play mobile game I wrote for, has updated and is even more fun. I particularly like the International Cup, where your team goes to Brazil to compete after your national team gets abducted by aliens. I wrote almost all of the dumb dad-joke commentary, and the absurd little storylines […]

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That Was The Was That Was

Lots of people I know had a rubbish 2013. Sometimes a really, really rubbish 2013. Mine was pretty rough in many ways, but next to what other people were going through, it doesn’t seem so bad. So that’s something! A lot of good stuff cut through in 2013 as well. My name was attached to […]

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Wee Beastie 2013 Omnibus (part 2)

(Link to part 1) July 3: While on the phone to grandy I can hear Wee Beastie chattering away to herself in the lounge. At the end of the call I come in to hear her saying to herself with much glee: “And that was the story of the three bear humptys!” A fairy tale/nursery […]

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Wee Beastie 2013 Omnibus (part 1)

(Photo from May 1) Over on Facebook I try to share amusing moments from life with the Wee Long-Leggedy Beastie that is our daughter. Here’s the first half of 2013… January 10: Wee Beastie: Where is the apricot? *arms out, turns around, looking all over the room* Where has it gone? Me: Have you lost […]

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