So you want to write a story with a lot going on under the hood, from characters’ goals and frustrations to greater challenges of society. These varied pressures can create a desirably layered narrative. They can also explode into a scattershot mess – or intimidate you into fearing the rigors of development.
Seven years ago, I randomly spotted this crossover of Dynasty and Samurai Warriors during the obligatory mall visit Gamestop walkthrough. It was equal parts grandeur and absurdity, thoughtful craft and happy accident slapdash. It was a beat ‘em up addiction with “it” factor rivaled only by my reigning personal KOEI Jesus of Dynasty Warriors 5.
I initially saw Instagram as a parade of ’70s filter selfies from the younger and hipper slice of my Facebook feed. Its in-the-moment experimentation looked fun, but I didn’t quite have the itch to dive in.
To the folks confused by Sexy Bacon in the elevator, Intervention is where people learn to start online businesses. To me, it’s where I ended up hanging out with a live radio broadcast and drinking in a packed hotel room with a large man in a Burger King crown who periodically raised the ice bucket in proclamation to ensure that all of his subjects were having an excellent time.