Author Archives: matthewkirshenblatt

About matthewkirshenblatt

I am a writer and blogger living in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario in Canada. When I'm not writing for the Sequart Research & Literacy Organization and GeekPr0n, I tend to write science-fiction, epic fantasy, horror, literary and mythological revisionisms, and generally weird fiction stories though I have been known to make poetry, television and comic book scripts. Also, when left to my own devices I tend to write weird and strange hybrid creative opinion piece articles like those you will find on this Blog. I am also very interested in comics, video games, Star Wars, table-top role-playing games, Neil Gaiman's works, H.P. Lovecraft, vampires, zombies, and budgies.

11: Alternative Facts: Among The Populii

“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” — William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.2. Bowing the knee. Showing the Old Ways. That’s what you want to we to see. I glean better. Welcome to the Free Sancts of Amarak. That’s we. Not … Continue reading

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Absolute Zero

And I am not talking about the weather where I live, even though it is fairly cold. :p So, for a long time, I had this idea for a Matrix fanfic in my head based on a character I made … Continue reading

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Zero

Disclaimer: Trigger warning for the image at the end, and general depictions of violence and assault. Reader’s discretion is advised. Dedicated to Prismgasm. Wherever you are … 1. vid file: requires 3 TB pipe Human sympathizers and rioting robots. Gordon Cameron … Continue reading

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This Next Experiment and the Values of Fun: Toby Fox and Gaster’s Deltarune Part III

In our second article, I wrote about Undertale, the presence of W.D. Gaster in the game and its code, the collaborative dynamic between Toby Fox and his audience as well as the implications it had… Source: This Next Experiment and … Continue reading

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Preliminaries in Undertale: Toby Fox and Gaster’s Deltarune Part II

Where we last left off, I wrote a general outline of how Toby Fox’s work in game hacking, music creation, and his participation in and moderation of EarthBound forums helped influence his development of Undertale,… Source: Preliminaries in Undertale: Toby … Continue reading

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Up, Up, and Away, My Friends

In 2014, about four or five years ago I’d been in Canada for a long time. I hadn’t left the country since about 2009. My passport had long since expired, along with my formerly independent student life, and I ended … Continue reading

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EarthBound Dress Rehearsals and The Beginnings of Interaction: Toby Fox and Gaster’s Deltarune Part I

It feels like everyone, and their mother too, has already been talking about the first chapter of Toby Fox’s new video game Deltarune, the spiritual sequel to the popular 2015 independent game Undertale. So many… Source: EarthBound Dress Rehearsals and … Continue reading

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