Category Archives: Video games

Tour the Commonwealth with me

Hello, Wastelanders! I’ve been writing about Fallout 4 for awhile, and now I’m doing videos on Youtube! I’m giving tours of my settlements, which focus on role-playing and realistic construction, within the constraints of the PS4. I’m also doing some … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, News, Science Fiction, Video games | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Tour the Commonwealth with me

Wanton Wasteland: Hangman’s Alley

* * WARNING: ADULT CONTENT * * For funsies a few years ago, I wrote some smutty fanfiction in honor of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Now I’m playing Fallout 4 and I’m inspired again. Do not read if offended by … Continue reading

Posted in Free to read, Science Fiction, Video games | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wanton Wasteland: Hangman’s Alley

Fallout 4: Romancing the ghoul

I have a confession. I’ve been cheating on my husband. Again. I don’t want to break MacCready’s heart, but if I have to listen to him complain after I pick up one more battered clipboard in Fallout 4, I’m going to knock … Continue reading

Posted in Romance, Science Fiction, Video games | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Fallout 4: Romancing the ghoul

My Fallout 4 romance: RJ “Slim” MacCready

* * SPOILERS * * Meet my new video game bf, Robert Josesph “RJ” MacCready. I honestly didn’t expect to romance the asshole mercenary, who I referred to as either “Slim,” “Reedy MacCready,” or “Bobbi No-Butt,” before I got to know him. … Continue reading

Posted in Romance, Science Fiction, Video games | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on My Fallout 4 romance: RJ “Slim” MacCready

Writers require courage equal to desire

I’ve been a writer for a long, long time. DRAGON magazine published my short story, “The Visitor,” in 1988. I was 17. Shortly after that, I worked for a treasure hunting magazine, writing articles and book reviews. A few years … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, On writing..., Science Fiction, Stellarnet Series, Video games | Comments Off on Writers require courage equal to desire

Comparisons between Fallout and my Stellarnet series

I started writing Stellarnet Rebel in 2009, a year after the release of Fallout 3. The “bracers” used by my characters Genny and Duin are similar to the Pipboy devices in the Fallout franchise. Basically, a smart phone worn around … Continue reading

Posted in On writing..., Science Fiction, Stellarnet Series, Technology, Video games | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Comparisons between Fallout and my Stellarnet series

Honest Hearts DLC touches my own in Fallout: New Vegas

I recently finished the Honest Hearts DLC (“downloadable content” game expansion) for Fallout: New Vegas. In 44 years, I’ve cried at countless movies and books but never video games. Yes, I teared up at the end of the Knife of Dunwall/Brigmore … Continue reading

Posted in Science Fiction, Video games | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Honest Hearts DLC touches my own in Fallout: New Vegas

Back in my day, video games had stick figures

When people complain about graphics in video games, and frame rate, and immersion, and lag, and whether PS4 is better than Xbox One, and how Skyrim “sucks” compared to Oblivion or Morrowind, and which Final Fantasy game is better than … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, Science Fiction, Video games | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Back in my day, video games had stick figures

Teldryn and Zephyr, to level 82 and beyond

This comic is a collaboration with spaceskeleton, based on my Skyrim character Zephyr Silvertongue. My story, her artwork. Skyrim and Teldryn Sero belong to Bethesda. Check out spaceskeleton’s other Skyrim comics. They’re awesome. Teldryn had a habit of overreacting to … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, Video games | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Teldryn and Zephyr, to level 82 and beyond

Game review: Dishonored DLC shines like a rune in the void

DISHONORED DLC: THE KNIFE OF DUNWALL & THE BRIGMORE WITCHES Rating: M for Mature Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language * * * MINOR SPOILERS * * * I played Dishonored last month and enjoyed it enough … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, News, Science Fiction, Video games | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Game review: Dishonored DLC shines like a rune in the void