A Listening Ear – A Look Back at the Dialogue from Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II cutscenes and Light Side Ending https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2DcbB2vZcc As has been said many times, this author is not much of a video gamer. Given how much time she must spend living, writing, reading, and handling the odd challenge, this is no surprise. There are only so many hours in a … Continue reading A Listening Ear – A Look Back at the Dialogue from Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

Choice Words – How Studying another Language Helps Improve English Writing

When most people today decide to learn another language, they usually choose one that is not considered dead. This author is not most people. Rather than take courses in the expected Spanish or French, this writer opted to learn Latin. Besides a few phrases of Spanish, French, German, and Japanese, after my native English the … Continue reading Choice Words – How Studying another Language Helps Improve English Writing

Heartfelt Laughter – A Missing Ingredient in Fiction

One of the things I remember best about my favorite filmed stories – whether live action or animated – was the sound of the characters’ genuine laughter. By far, the animated stories usually had more laughter than the live action shows. Japanese anime series were especially adept at having their characters throw their heads back … Continue reading Heartfelt Laughter – A Missing Ingredient in Fiction