The future of My Not So Fictional Life


The new blog…

You may not be aware of this, but I’ve started a new blog. It’s called Drowning in MultimediaI’m going to be posting on there far more frequently than here. The new blog is dedicated to analysis of creative processes and analysing comics, videogames, books, TV shows and films. So, if you like posts such as my Far Cry 3 ones or my one about Final Draft and Android – head there.


Why do I want more female protagonists in games?

Remember Me game

Hopefully, Remember Me will help increase the number of playable female protagonists in videogames.

We talked about the issue of female protagonists in videogames on this week’s Nerds Assemble, but I just wanted to jot down a few more thoughts on the issue here. Continue reading

Mixed feelings about the endings to Far Cry 3

Unexpected purchase alert.


This weekend I completed Far Cry 3 (and so this post will contain spoilers). The random game purchase I picked-up in February has given me more than 38 hours (according to Raptr data) of enjoyment with a mixture of frustration here and there. It led me to question a particular event involving Jason’s friend Keith and why it wasn’t explored further. Continue reading

The end of Google Reader and me (sorta) not panicking about it

Don't panic.

Don’t panic.

It’s funny how in the same 12 months that I got into using RSS on a regular basis that Google have announced an end to Google Reader on 1 July 2013. Back when the Olympics were on I had been desperate to get hold of something that could display news in a newspaper/newsy like way and had been steered towards Feedly, which pulls your RSS subscriptions from Google Reader. Continue reading