Writer’s Choice

These articles represent some of my best and most favored work on this site:

A Starlight Shores Analysis: Time & Ambiguity

Starlight Shores is a visual novel developed and published by Delphinium Interactive. In this article, I talk about how it conveys its central themes of time and ambiguity, highlighting the design and meta resonance and closing with overall critiques. 

Video Games in Education – A Rudimentary Analysis ft. Visual Novels

Video games in academia are often pictured in a negative light due to discussion of video game violence exposure on adolescents. In recent decades, this argument has waned and games have since blossomed in many fields, education one of them. This article discusses my anecdotal experience with educational games, some barriers, and closes with research discussing visual novels as a medium for learning.

The World’s Finest… Manipulator? Fiction, Mental Age, Maturity & Manipulation 

Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha, Isekai Kizoku ni Tensei suru (世界最高の暗殺者、異世界貴族に転生する), otherwise known as The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat, was an anime that aired in 2021. It received middling reception and was overall another show among the pile of the Isekai genre. Its portrayal of romance and manipulation though was striking. This article explores said portrayal using scientific articles while maintaining an accessible tone.