Games as Literature – Alan Wake

I have previously expressed my love for video essays on YouTube, and I now have yet another great example in “Games as Lit. 101”.

 

Alan Wake is a game about creative creation, specifically writing.

Any writers who are reading this should definitely watch the video above, even if they have never played the game.

 

I loved the game when it first came out, but I feel like

the subject-matter hits closer to home now that I have started intentionally writing

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I Made A Weird Video

When I was a teen, I made YouTube videos.

They were mostly badly acted sketches and fan-tributes to Doctor Who, using music and footage that I did not own.

 

I have recently been thinking about getting back into it, but this time I want to make completely original stuff, using content I am allowed to.

 

The video above is the first I have made in years.

It may not be very good, and the absurdist humor may not be for everyone, but making this video was a necessity to move on.

 

I had to learn a new editing system, familiarise myself with all

the changes YouTube has made

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