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The Craziest Story of My Life (So Far)

Or, how I met the Stanley Parable creator’s brother and his brother’s friend and got them to sign a broken blender, a mold of teeth, and some ball pit balls. This past spring, I get to watching a streamer and YouTuber, this hilarious guy called DougDoug. He does stuff like write code to let Twitch…

For Hiring Eyes

I’m going to be completely honest: I made this website with the sole purpose of helping myself land a job that is at least tangentially related to writing. I didn’t make this website or any of these posts for myself, or my friends or family, even if I’ve found some gratification in doing so. I…

How Archery Taught Me To Be Water

It was the middle of October 2020 when I first stood outside the entrance of Lykopis, wondering what to expect. Lykopis is one of the only places you can learn archery – let alone actually shoot with a bow – in Vancouver. I waited uncertainly, hands in my jacket pockets, arms hugged against myself. For…


Cockatoo in a Santa Suit

Sometimes there are lessons that we need to learn with a little help from others. This lesson in particular came from nothing less than a cockatoo wearing a Santa suit. During the winter holidays of 2018, I worked for a toy store. Having a number of locations, I would be scheduled various shifts around Vancouver,…

Healing from Trauma Through Characters

(CW: mentions of suicide, torture, and trauma.) Characters are my thing. I love characters. It was only recently that I was introduced to the magical world of tabletop RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons and Vampire: the Masquerade. Before then, my relationship with characters – either my own or those of others – was a distant,…

“Things Are Just Things”

There are a couple of stories I delight in telling any time I get the chance. This one, above all, is my favourite. It’s also the reason why I no longer have qualms about writing, highlighting in, and cracking the spines of my books. I can feel your grimaces, and I get it – believe…

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