In 2015, I started The Mothyards, a Destiny (Bungie, 2014) fan-project. It began as a daily writing exercise but is now one of the most popular and well-regarded Destiny-related Tumblrs, with more than four thousand followers and over three hundred pieces of fiction, non-fiction, short comics, and poetry.

I also work as a contributing author for Planet DestinyThey needed an in-house Lore Master, and I have always enjoyed combining my academic interests with my love of gaming. I write a mix of in-depth discussions of the game lore, along with user-friendly tips and guides. 

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  Cayde and Eris Fight the Darkness   Screenplay

Cayde and Eris Fight the Darkness
Screenplay

In the depths of the Hive warrens that honeycomb the Moon, Eris Morn seeks to prove herself. This series showcases deep character and world knowledge, tone pastiche, and sharp dialogue.

  Moths in Destiny: Logos, Worms, and the Hive   Essay

Moths in Destiny: Logos, Worms, and the Hive
Essay

This essay explores the many ways in which moths underpin the Destiny universe, demonstrating deep textual understanding and creative thinking that draws on a broad understanding of the game.

  The Rise of Iron: Norse Myth, Worms, and the Number Nine   Essay

The Rise of Iron: Norse Myth, Worms, and the Number Nine
Essay

The Rise of Iron, and by extension Destiny, makes many references to Norse myth and legend. This essay displays a deep Lore knowledge, along with academic but approachable writing.

  After the Parade   Prose fiction

After the Parade
Prose fiction

At the twilight of the Age of Triumph, a lone Titan attempts to navigate both the destruction of the Last City and his new mortality. A poignant story that explores the resilience within us all.

  A Ghost-Compiled Summary of One Cycle with a Gunslinger   Fictional journal entry

A Ghost-Compiled Summary of One Cycle with a Gunslinger
Fictional journal entry

A tragicomic display of wit, knowledge of the Destiny universe and player community, and crisp  storytelling. Voted story of the year 2016 on /r/DestinyJournals.

  Met a Child Once   Flavor text

Met a Child Once
Flavor text

Cayde-6 reminisces on the meaning behind his cloak. This short piece exemplifies character familiarity as well as on-tone writing, and communicates emotion in limited space.

  Eao's Lament   Alliterative Poetry

Eao's Lament
Alliterative Poetry

This Anglo-Saxon-inspired epic poem tells of the end of Eao, last and greatest of the Ahamkara. It is a celebration of words, writing, and magical space dragons.

  Arthurian Parallels in Rise of Iron   Article - Planet Destiny

Arthurian Parallels in Rise of Iron
Article - Planet Destiny

The Rise of Iron is packed full of mythological references, and this article examines several allusions to Arthurian legend in an engaging, easy-to-read manner.

  The Unofficial Best Thing Ever   Screenplay

The Unofficial Best Thing Ever
Screenplay

Today, Cayde-6 is the Crucible. That means clever dialogue and character writing, and Guardians having a really good time. Winner of the "Let's Make a Comic 2017" contest on r/DestinyJournals.