Kells: The Gospel of Columba

This week my wife and I have finished the audiobook of her historical novel Kells: the Gospel of Columba. All 24 episodes are up at her podcast Continuous Dream. It’s been a year of posting an episode every two weeks, so it’s been quite the project, with three narrators, music, and sound effects. I started…

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Report 05: Proving the Rule(s)

Continuing my thoughts about the narrative experience of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet as I play through my game of Violet. Assume spoilers about it based on how far along I am in each post. The introductory chapter of Scarlet & Violet suggested that the player choose which of the three different plot lines they should…

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Report 04: Narrative as Bricolage

Continuing my thoughts about the narrative experience of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet as I play through my game of Violet. Assume spoilers about it based on how far along I am in each post. Turns out I was wrong expecting that the difficulty of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet would scale according to my own current…

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Report 03: Pokémon: Breath of the Wild

Continuing my thoughts about the narrative experience of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet as I play through my game of Violet. Assume spoilers about it based on how far along I am in each post. A function of narrative is to drive the events of a story forward, either to an Aristotelian climax or the more…