In addition to all of my fiction, I’ve spent several years working as a freelance journalist in my spare time. This dates back to when I was just 15 years old writing feature articles about my favorite video games series, The Legend of Zelda, for various fan-websites. From there I branched out to larger publications, such as the semi-professional video game website Gemakei (formerly Zentendo.com), and Buffalo Hockey Central, which I still contribute to as an Associate Editor covering the Buffalo Sabres NHL team. I’m also a proud contributor to The Geekiverse, a website dedicated to movies, video games, comics, and television.
Below is a list of some of my favorite feature editorials and other nonfiction pieces that I’ve written over the years. I previously had a list of several different pieces that I did for my coverage of the Buffalo Sabres here, but at the present moment, the website I contribute to is going through a brand change, and a lot of our old content is slowly being migrated. Once those are back up on the web, I’ll post them here, again.
MOVIE AND VIDEO GAME REVIEWS
DC’s Ladies Mean Business – Discussing the prominent role that female heroes and villains play in DC Comic’s many franchises, and how that will expand the audiences that follow DC’s properties going forward.
Gravity Falls – Wishing You Were [Still] Here – A reaction piece to the final episode of the cartoon Gravity Falls, and an overview of how profound the show felt to viewers in their late teens, 20s, and even 30s.
LEGEND OF ZELDA EDITORIALS
Anything But Ordinary – A look into what made the secondary characters in the video game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess so special
The Mouth of Madness – An in-depth analysis of the insane villain Zant from the video game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
A Breath of Fresh Air – A feature detailing why The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was such a welcome change of pace to the state of the video game industry in 2011
Zelda Takes Your Breath Away – A full recap and analysis of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s landmark presentation at E3 2016, along with the impact it will have on the series.