Here’s all my notable publications. And my not-so-notable publications, too. I’ve worked in almost every medium and I’m sure you’ll find something interesting here!
- Release: January 1st, 2021
- Genres: LGBTQ+, Comedy, Sci-Fi
- Nick Carraway meets a mysterious man named Gaylord Gatsby and his whole life changes. Look out at the rainbow light and get the hell ready for the new remixed, metafictional version of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
- Cover by Joi Massat.
- A full novel published as a response to The Great Gatsby entering the public domain in 2021. Mentioned in the New York Times, The Guardian, and WIRED as part of the trend of Gatsby retellings and the state of copyright in storytelling.
- Audiobook published in 2022, narrated by Keith Yeager.
- Read a sample here. Spoilers!
- Release: 2019-2020
- Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult, LGBTQ+
- A moving LGBT+ fantasy coming-of-age story about two young women from very different backgrounds discovering each other and themselves in the midst of great turmoil in their city.
- 70 chapters, 110,000 words. Featured on Tapas on multiple occasions.
- In-story illustrations by Mikayla Buan.
- Read a sample here.
- Release: 2020-Present (ongoing)
- Genres: Fantasy, Isekai, Contemporary, Comedy, LitRPG
- You know the setup. A young man on Earth hit by a speeding truck who ends up in a generic fantasy world. But what about this: A young man in a generic fantasy world hit by a speeding truck who ends up in modern-day San Francisco, and yet still wants to be a hero anyway? That’s how this one starts, and it just keeps on going.
- A three-book web serial with currently over 200 chapters and over 1,200,000 views on Royal Road.
- Cover by Mikayla Buan.
- Read a sample here. Spoilers!
- Read another sample here. Spoilers!
- A regularly maintained list of active websites for web fiction, webcomics, and interactive game experiences. The list has helped thousands of readers and writers discover new platforms, and is frequently recommended on social media platforms. You can use it too.
- An ongoing series of blogs published on my own website that examine different parts of the entire decade of the 2010s. Some articles are autobiographical reflections, some are deep-dives into media topics, and some are simple vignettes about forgotten moments that help paint the picture as a whole.
- My goal with the blog series is to provide a valuable, inevitably biased cultural artifact for historians studying the 2010s many decades in the future. There’s over 100 articles posted so far.
And, for a further list:
|The Anime That Changed Everything: Reflections on Madoka Magica||Nonfiction Novella||Essay Collection||2023||Since 2011, the anime series Madoka Magica has been one of the most popular and influential pieces of pop culture. There’s something magical about the power a single twelve-episode TV show can exert on the world, and I want to examine why. This book collects eleven essays, all about Madoka Magica, its story, its LGBTQ+ themes, its fandom, and its immense impact on my life.|
Cover by Joi Massat.
|Her Golemancer Girlfriend||Web serial||Fantasy, Action||2021-present||Amelia, a half-golem with a chip on her shoulder, comes to the high-tech city of Fleettwixt seeking her missing girlfriend, and revenge against the colonial corporation that plagues the land. She will destroy everything in her path to achieve these two goals.|
Cover and in-story art by Mikayla Buan.
|Rainbow Destructor||Novella||Sci-fi, LGBTQ+, Thriller||2022||The crew of the XSS Savior, seven women strong, is headed back from yet another perilous mission across the stars when they receive a distress signal from an allied fleet. Apparently, they’re being attacked by a giant rainbow star that appeared out of nowhere, and, apparently, only this crew can save them. Things don’t go as expected.|
Cover by Sarah McSquish.
|ATL: Stories from the Retrofuture||Web serial||Sci-fi, Comedy||2018-2021||Morgan Harding, nonbinary slacker with cybernetic powers, solves mysteries and deals with adult life in robot-filled 20XX Atlanta.|
Cover by Richard Gung. Other in-story art by various artists.
|Cultivine||Web serial||LitRPG, Comedy||2021||A vicious and sloppy parody of xianxia and LitRPGs themed around vines. Created for the Silver Pen Vine Marathon 2021.|
Audiobook by Keith Yeager.
|The Glory of Bowsette||Fan Fiction Novel||Fantasy, Comedy, Romance||2018||A 100-chapter parody epic about memetastic icon Bowsette.|
Cover by Joi Massat.
|Gretel & The Really Hot Witch (feat. Hansel)||2021||Collected in the “Sappho’s Spinning Wheel” WLW romance anthology.|
|Just Love Me||2020||A dramatic romantic story that uses magical realism to explore a literally fading queer relationship.|
|The Anarchy Party||2020||A strange satire.|
|Miniboss||2020||RPG from the other side.|
|On the Ship||2018||A slice of life on a colony ship.|
|Ode to My Future Self||2016||Published in Georgia Southern Miscellany.|
|James, John, Jane||2015||Published in Home Clipart Animal Deer.|
|Travelling Back||2015||Published in Litro UK.|
|Four Minutes After Ordering||2015||Published in GTK Creative Journal.|
|Outlooks on a Cloudy Day||2016||Published in Georgia Southern Miscellany.|
|Going Home||2015||Published in the Elohi Gadugi Journal.|
|Home for Christmas||2014||Published in Slink Chunk Press.|
|Hands Held in the Snow: Date Night||Comic strip||Comedy, Romance||2021||Comic script and sketches. Art by Ryuichirou. A spinoff of Hands Held in the Snow.|
|The Convenience Store on the Edge of Reality||Comic strip||Comedy||2020||Crossover comic script for Pride 2020 celebrations. Art by Ryuichirou.|
|Sandswept: The Squiddle Session||Multimedia Comic Series||Fantasy, Sci-fi, Comedy, Horror||2012-2017||Project manager, story supervision, scripts, storyboards. Art and story work by various contributors.|
|Rode & Kent in: The Babies Are Them||Comic Short Story||Fantasy, Comedy||2014||A short spinoff of Sandswept. Art by Joi Massat.|
Games & Animation
|ATL: The New Knights – Chapter 3||Text Adventure||Game design, writing||2019||An experimental chapter of this web serial that uses the text adventure format to let readers nonlinearly explore a futuristic convention center. Branching paths, but no divergent storylines.|
|Sandswept – [S] Act 2||Game – Walkaround||Map layout design, script, game design||2014||Interactive narrative minigame, part of the Sandswept multimedia project. If the original file cannot be played, please try this linear playthrough version.|
|Sandswept – [S] Rode: Enter||Animation||Storyboards||2014||A short narrative animation, part of the Sandswept multimedia comic series.|
|[S] Rex Duodecim Angelus||Animation||Storyboards||2011-2014||Contributed storyboards for sequences throughout the animation, most prominently in the sequence from 4:00 to 4:22.|
Recommended Media Articles
(You can read all my blog posts here!)
(If I do freelance more often, I’ll make a separate page with a more complete listing.)
|My Life With Michael Guy Bowman||2023||An ovrview of the most important music artist to every phase of my youth.|
|8 New Oscar Categories We Need||2023||A passionate plea for more representation at the Academy Awards, and my ideas for how to help make that happen.|
|The Great Desensitization||2023||Reflections on the way extremely serious news topics slowly fade into the background. Why it’s necessary, and why it’s a problem all the same.|
|Close Talker by nelward – Review||2022||Reviewing a single song that helped me reflect on pop culture changes and amateur art.|
|The Curtains Were Blue For a Reason||2021||An article that tears apart an internet meme that transformed slowly into a dismissal of all literary criticism.|
|Obama x Romney Fan Fiction: The Nostalgic World||2021||Fandom, ironic humor, and politics swirling together in a way that could only have ever happened in the early 2010s.|
|Why Can’t I Marry Petra?! (and, Queer Romance in Video Games)||2020||An article about how LGBTQ+ representation in video games skyrocketed over the course of the 2010s.|
|Super Mario Dance Bros., Irony, and My First Semester of College||2020||Memories of the bizarre depths of Youtube.|
|The Star Wars EU’s Old White Guy Jedi Problem||2019||An article about accidental shared universe bloat hurting storytelling opportunities.|
Old Work, Websites, Editing
|It’s Always Friday||Novella||Editor||2022||Edited this sci-fi novella published on the author’s website.|
|A Broken Clock||Short Story||Editor||2021||Edited this sci-fi short story published on the author’s website.|
|The Madoka Series, by Thedude3445||Fan Fiction Series||Writer||2013-2018||A long-running, little-read parody of Madoka Magica, starting with the story “Madoka in Mexico.”|
|Moonglasses Magazine||Literary Magazine||Co-Founder, Editor||2015-2017||Humor-focused literary magazine. Edited fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art submissions for seven issues. The website is down, but it appears mostly or completely archived on the Wayback Machine.|
|Screengeek.net||Pop Culture News Site||Freelance||2015-2016||I wrote news and opinion pieces.|
|Home Clipart Animal Deer||Experimental Story Site||Co-Founder, Writer||2015-2016||“Where Literature Goes to Die”|
A website with short stories, media articles, and various oddities.
|Barty Anderson 4: Tale of the Legend of the Crystal Chubacabra||Short Film||Director, Writer, Producer, Editor||2015||The unofficial fourth film in the famous Barty Anderson Series.|
|MSPA Prophet||Fandom Account||Social Media Manager||2012-2016||I helped maintain and promote this very strange part of Homestuck fandom lore.|
|Visions of Etherflow||Web Serial||Co-Writer||2013-2014||I wrote many chapters of this unfinished collaborative series.|
|365-Story Challenge||Story Blog||Creator||2013||A collection of short stories written in the end of high school. It only got to 60/365.|
|Let’s Write a Story While Giving Blood!||Fan Fiction Short Story||Writer||2012||Osmosis Jones/Friday the 13th crossover fan fiction written while giving blood.|
|The Bulbears: Lordess to Nomad||Fan Fiction Short Story||Writer||2012||Ironic Pikmin fan fiction.|
|Trol Seasson Rock Oprah: Continental Shift||Music Album||Original Lyrics and Vocals||2012||Ironic Homestuck fan album.|
|NC Backblog||Media Blog||Creator||“The Evolution Revolution”|
My high school blog, including media articles and short stories.
|My Old Smackjeeves Sprite Comics||Sprite Comics||Creator||2005-2011||Archived for your viewing pleasure. I should reupload these on my own server someday.|