Ryan Matthew Pierson

A Blog of Ersatz Savvy

I've been spending a good chunk of my recent days (and, let's be honest, nights) exploring the virtual landscapes with the Meta Quest 3, and I've got some thoughts.

"Tales from the Afternow," an audio drama series created by Sean Kennedy, is a compelling journey into a dystopian future. While it is roughly 20 years old at this point, its quality and compelling storytelling holds up.

In the late '90s, a show emerged that was set to drive a stake through the heart of traditional television narratives and production. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (BtVS) wasn’t just a show about a young girl battling the forces of evil; it was a genre-bending, trope-subverting adventure that left an i...