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2015-09-22 10:19 pm

Chinatown ("Jasper vs. Sadko" Commentary)

I posted one of my slightly older stories, a wRHG battle against Sadko. Normally, I wouldn't post wRHG battles, because they're more vignettes than actual stories. However, there's a bit more going on with this one, so I thought I'd post it up and then write up some comments.

This is a companion to "Jasper vs. Sadko", which you should read for context before jumping into this. I'll be talking about wRHG as a platform in general, then some plot development.

(And no, I haven't seen Chinatown. I really should, though.)

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2015-09-15 10:43 pm


Title: Addiction
Author: Jessepinwheel
Date: December 2012
Summary: I write about writing in comic format.
A/N: This is a project I did back in high school for my Graphic Novels final project, so it shouldn't surprise you that this is a comic. There's an essay attached to it, too, if you're into that.

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2015-08-27 12:51 pm

Fun With Language: Defenestration

One of my favorite words in the English language is "defenestration", largely because it exists.

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2015-08-10 02:42 pm

Sugar and Spice ("Apples and Cinnamon" Commentary)

The great thing about a dedicated writing blog is that now instead of yapping at specific people about my writing, I can yap into the aether and self-indulgently talk about stuff nobody cares about.

This set of essays is a companion to my short story, "Apples and Cinnamon", which you should read for context before reading this (also because it's a nice story and it would make me feel fuzzy). I'll be discussing origins, thought processes in (re)writing, style, symbolism, interpretation, and themes, so whenever you're ready, go ahead and hit the jump.

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2015-08-06 09:55 am

Jasper vs. Sadko

Title: Jasper vs. Sadko
Author: Jessepinwheel
Word Count: 2,400
Date: March 2014
Warnings: Violence?
Summary: A hitman moves in for the kill, but little does he know, Jasper is ready for him.
A/N: This is a wRHG battle on StickPage, and both entries can be viewed here. A little bit of the language has been tidied up here, but the two versions are basically the same. The characters are:
Jasper (Jessepinwheel): Mental sense, bladed bow, knife, can create extensions of his body with shadows
Sadko (Sadko): Guns, knives, prophesying, sense disabling
Commentary: Chinatown

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2015-08-04 02:59 am

To Hell and Back

Title: To Hell and Back
Author: Jessepinwheel
Date: April 2015
Summary: A modern remix of the myth of Persephone and Hades in which the gods are instead influential people. A stage play in three parts.
A/N: I wrote this for a project in Theatre 101 in which we had to write, practice, and perform a 7-10 minute play based on a fairy tale or myth. We ended up choosing the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades, or more specifically the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, which you can read about here if you so desire. Knowledge of the myth isn't necessary, though.

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2015-08-04 12:47 am

Apples and Cinnamon

Title: Apples and Cinnamon
Author: Jessepinwheel
Word Count: 6,500
Date: June 2015
Warnings: Brief discussion of suicide, death in general
Summary: Two acquaintances come to terms with the death of a mutual close friend.
A/N: This story is based on ErrorBlender's Past Projection entry in the Valley of Dreams tournament that I hosted a while back on the StickPage Writer's Lounge, readable here (first story), but all characters here are my own. You don't have to have read that story to understand this one.
Commentary: Sugar and Spice

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2015-08-03 11:42 pm
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Jesse's Masterpost

Hello, introductions. I'm Jessepinwheel, and I make stuff. I've been writing since 2005-ish, and I like talking about storytelling and creative work. I also occasionally write stories, most of which have supernatural elements.

Here's what to expect:

  • Short stories and not-so-short stories (Both original and fan fiction)

  • Commentary on above (Mostly things I've been thinking about in the process of writing)

  • Musings on writing/storytelling in general

  • Shameless self-promotion

If you're interested in writing, then cool—I am, too! You're in the right place.

If you're interested in art or animation, that's cool, too. You'll be wanting my DeviantArt instead.

Personal posts are more likely to be on my DeviantArt journal than here. I like to keep my stuff in their own places.

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