• Poetry,  Projects,  Writing

    On pens, paper and meaning

    I have a sudden irresistible urge to buy pens. That gush with ink with colours seeping into white woven fibres on the page. Paper was meant to be written, scribbled, scrawled, drawn on, meaning overflowing arbitrarily declared boundaries. Everything ever present or absent on a page means something, and contributes to a larger idea and even more amazingly, can be wrought so that the exact intended idea is conveyed or so the reader is free to dream beyond convention. Someone go buy me pens. Because there is paper here. – Marisa Wikramanayake

  • Game Reviews,  Projects

    The Book of Unwritten Tales

    There is an easy way to tell if a game is actually any good. Check to see if it has the Lace Mamba logo on the box. Lace Mamba are not the actual developers of The Book of Unwritten Tales. No, that acclaim goes to King Art Games, specifically  the creators Marc Konig and Jan Theysen,  who released the game in late 2011. It has taken awhile to vend its way to Australian shores however and after that awhile to vend its way into my hands. And Lace Mamba have picked a winner to publish, one specifically written to take you back to the old school point and click adventure games.…

  • How to write a book,  Projects,  Writing

    Inspiration (or is there a muse?)

    Yes. And no. What there is, is this wonderful awesome thing in your head called a brain. There was a reason in Greek mythology as to why Mnemosyne (nem-o-seen) was the mother of the muses. She was the goddess of memory and she named everything. Cognitive science now tells us that memory and emotion are important in the process of creativity. So let me use Sedition (the novel I am writing) as an example so you can understand what I am trying to tell you here.