Hmm, let see now…I need to come up with a topic for a standalone, interactive feature article, but what to do, what to do? I could:

  • show the wonderful yet far too stressful world of independent webcomic development
  • reveal the truths of indie game development
  • shed some light on the competitive Smash Bros. scene

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Paradigm Shift

“Good golly gosh, that was such a great movie/literary work of indeterminate title! I would love to tell people about how enjoyable it was, but alas, I can’t: there isn’t a new medium.”  Person Guy

Fret not, Person Guy, there is hope! In my travels, I have heard of such a medium, something that breaks the century-old tradition of “take my work and end it there.” No longer do we have to only consume content made by those who have big names or budgets. No longer do we have to be like Hedgehog the Sonic:

Old Media

Original image © Tyson Hesse.

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Obligatory Introductory Pleasantries

Some people know me as Waffles. NPCs refer to me as Fluffles. But you may call me Joseph. Clawing my way through a New Media Arts degree, certain discreet circles might refer to me as a junior. Instead of boring you with the details of why I’m taking a writing class (obviously not to improve my skills or complete a degree requirement by any stretch of the imagination (that’s preposterous!)), allow me to regale you with an advertisement of the shameless variety for a webcomic of slightly less than epic proportions:

Elmer the Eccentric

His name is Elmer, and he has a cat. When not farting up a storm during quiet meetings or tests and not being the most random person you’ve ever met, Elmer is just like you and me. This means, of course, that he’s like the majority of Southern Poly students: single. If he can find a girl that doesn’t find him insufferable, there may just be hope for us all.