Bunches of Themes

This is post 6 of 6 in the series “Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector Retrospective” In the end for Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector, all of the stories were grouped based on a similar theme or idea. I played with a lot of different groupings for them, but in the end I found that thematically made the most sense when you were reading the anthologies.1 The ideas, for those who have not checked them out yet: Syndicate – An introduction to the universe and some basic elements Backstreets – What the backstreets are Office – The Syndicate offices […]

Tagging Narratives

This is post 5 of 6 in the series “Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector Retrospective” Back when I was still sitting on Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector, I talked to the CEO of a company of BookRiff and she presented a very interesting idea that I pretty much immediately took to. The idea of BookRiff, originally, was more academic1 and would allow you to take articles and chapters out of various books and merge them into a different book. Ideally, it meant that students could get cheaper textbooks by only printing off what they needed. I, being someone […]

He Said, She Said Narrative

This is post 3 of 6 in the series “Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector Retrospective” I’ve been talking about my Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector’s narrative structure a little and how I tried to evoke a feeling of urban legends being told in a bar one night1 rather the traditional storytelling method of making everything feel genuine to the universe. And then I kept going with the idea. I thought about stories I’ve heard my friends tell and there was one more element to it that I was overlooking. If there was a story from, say, a camping […]

That Thing That Guy Talked About Once

This is post 2 of 6 in the series “Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector Retrospective” I said before that there was a reason that the stories in Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector never seemed to be completely done, then I just stopped in a place where there was kind of an ending but not really.1 Let’s get into that reason. Like I said before, endings are fascinating to me in that they rarely ever actually are endings so much as break points in stories with so many things that could continue the story, but we don’t continue them […]

The End Came and Nothing Happened

This is post 1 of 6 in the series “Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector Retrospective” Now that Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector is done,1 I want to talk a lot about it. It’s not one of my more popular series by a long shot. It’s weird and it doesn’t all seem to fit neatly together. There’s questions at the end of it that are never fully resolved. Hell, there’s something called The End in the series that’s alluded to over and over again that never gets a resolution. Let me make you angry. That was intentional. The whole […]