• Digital Storytelling

    A Poet’s Love Lost

    After exploring the DS106 Assignment Bank, I decided to try my hand at the “Poem Parody” assignment. The poem I chose to parody was Emily Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for Death – (479)”, which I have included in the right-hand column below, while my parody version is located in the left-hand column below. Though my parody turned out to be more morbid than I originally intended, I still wanted to share it since the theme of Dickinson’s original poem is death and I pretty much turned her poem into a narrative about a husband abandoning his family. Not exactly humorous at first glance, but I do find something…

  • Digital Storytelling

    Game Reviews – Fallout: New Vegas

    When Bethesda Softworks purchased the rights to the Fallout franchise from the now defunct Black Isles Studios, they began the very important process of bringing Fallout into the modern 3-D era. The original Fallout games are post-apocalyptic role-playing games (RPG) with an atompunk retrofuturistic setting that is heavily influenced by the post-war culture the 1950s United States. Fallout 3 (2008) was the first game Bethesda made, shortly followed thereafter by Fallout 4 (2015). Both of these games have been heavily acclaimed for their open-world design as well as the story and lore than is inherent is every Fallout game to date. However, there is one Fallout game that Bethesda has…