My hobbies of writing and music became my way of grappling the world. Using symbolic representations of real fears and situations is an effective way to think because it takes place within an environment entirely of your own creation. . . It is a controlled experiment. Continue reading Make the Jump & Write: Grappling Life
The music feels like you might have saved someone you love, but you couldn’t save everyone you loved.
— Ko Otani Continue reading Ōtani’s Requiem
The Colossus then walked straight into a column of the great Bridge; it stopped, hesitated, and tried gingerly turning around. This beast wasn’t ferocious at all! But I had to kill it. Dismounting and drawing my bow, I ran up and stood right in front of its feet. Continue reading Giants Walk the Earth: A Look at ‘Shadow of the Colossus’
Norwegian artist Maria Franz meets Japanese artist Fumito Ueda. This GMV weaves footage from ‘The Last Guardian’ and ‘Shadow of … Continue reading Norupo【GMV】
A teaser-length GMV using footage from Fumito Ueda’s ‘The Last Guardian’ and music from Aurora’s ‘The Seed’. While her song … Continue reading The Seed 【GMV】
Since many of you enjoyed my post To the Ancient Land, featuring the prologue music of Fumito Ueda’s Shadow of … Continue reading Sheet Music for “To the Ancient Land”
Since synesthesia has been a great part of my love of orchestral soundtracks, I thought I would share a little of what I experience. Continue reading Synesthesia and the 3 Forms I Experience
Inspired by Jacob Geller’s story about he and his lovely dog. A tribute to the beautiful, human storytelling of Fumito Ueda. Continue reading Through the Eyes of a Child【GMV】
In this story, a young man labors to resurrect a loved one. ‘Shadow’ is appealing as it willingly asks the hard questions in life. Continue reading Under the Water【GMV】
How still it is! Singing into the stones, The locusts’ trill.
— Matsuo Bashō Continue reading Hanging Gardens
The island bathes in the sun’s bright rays. Distant hills wear a shroud of grey. A lonely breeze whispers in the trees. Sole witness to history. Continue reading In the Mist, You Were There
The crests of the cloud Crumble frequently, The moon mountain.
— Matsuo Basho Continue reading To the Ancient Land
Whether or not it’s about your real home or an imagined one, the idea of ‘home’ is one of warmth, comfort, and security. COVID has added a strange twist to the picture, but it shouldn’t taint it for long. As with anything, being at home is a good thing when in moderation. Continue reading Home
What was the scariest moment in your favorite story? Truly. Not a scene that could be called “scary”, but where you still knew everything would be alright. No, what was a moment where you honestly believed the protagonist would take it hard? Continue reading Witness True Strength
If there is one song which puts the stories of ICO, Shadow and Guardian into words, this is it. Continue reading Run Boy Run
“In that world, it is said that if one should wish it one can bring back the souls of the dead…But to trespass upon that land is strictly forbidden.” Continue reading Plot Explained: Shadow of the Colossus
“What if we talked about a young outcast boy who wears sandals, has a bandage around his head, and holds somebody’s hand?” — Micah Edmonds. Continue reading Design, Design, Design
She, the flute, tells all these things; a master of voice yet, no words sung. Continue reading Poet of the Wind