Hello all and welcome to the update for the week beginning 17/9/18!
There is so much happening at the moment and I am exhilarated by all of it! University is drawing to a close, which means more content on the horizon, and I'm honestly so excited about it all! I can't thank all of you enough for all the support so far. Storytelling is at the heart of everything that I do and to be able to share that love with you is so awesome.
Anyway, this update is a long one so let's get cracking!
With some adjustments done in my study, I can now start to record these video game story reviews! I’m super excited about getting this started. As I have said before and will continue to say, video games are fantastic platforms for storytelling and there are many out there that use some fantastic techniques to immerse us into them.
So, send me your video game requests! I want to jump in as many stories as I can. At this point in time, I am limited to Xbox 360 and Xbox One. However, I am working towards other platforms.
Hello all and welcome to the update for the week beginning 10/9/18!
Can anyone else believe that we're nearly halfway through September? Where has this year gone? Whenever I think of September, I always think it's the home stretch to the end of the year. It's the month that I'm always shocked to be in. Anyone else feel the same way? Just me?
Speaking of home stretches, I'm now more than halfway through my final semester of university! I'm super excited but also a little bit overwhelmed by it all. I cannot wait to have more time to put into TaleInferno and to post up the constant content I have dreamed of doing for a while now!
Anyway, let's get into this update.
This weekend, I should finally be setting up all I need to start these video game story reviews! I am very excited about taking this next step in the TaleInferno journey and I hope you are too! If all goes well, we should start seeing the content out sooner rather than later… but that's if it all goes to plan. This website will have to change a little bit to accommodate these changes, so keep an eye out for that!
Also, as I mentioned before, I’m more than halfway through my final semester of university. So, if content becomes a little bit sporadic, it is because I am trying to keep on top of all my final assignments. Nonetheless, once I am all done, content will begin to become a lot more consistent. We’re nearly there!
Hello all and welcome to the update for the week beginning 3/9/18!
What did you think of the August wrap-up last week? I had an absolute blast making that video. It’s also a good example of the technical difficulties I tend to experience more often than not! Nonetheless, the video came out on Saturday morning (it was Friday somewhere, I’m sure of it), so you all got the vlog content that I promised.
I don’t know if you have noticed but I am very excited about everything that’s happening on TaleInferno and how we’re progressing. There are things that can always be improved, but I am very happy with how we’re tracking along. Content is a little more consistent than before and will continue to increase as we head into the latter part of the year.
Anyway, enough blabbering, time to get into this update!
On the video game front, I’m still organising some of the bits and pieces I need to start putting that together. However, as we wait for that to get sorted, make sure you let me know what games you want me to play to ignite the story!
Also, not only are we jumping into video game stories but we’re going to be getting into some ‘Choose your own adventure’ books in future videos. So, if you haven’t had your dose of storytelling and igniting the story, you’ll get more chances to do that in future!
Hello all and welcome to the first monthly update! Watch this video to take a walk down the August memory lane and be reminded of what happened this month.
Hello all and welcome to the update for the week beginning 27/8/18!
This one is a long one since I have a lot to say! Basically, there are a lot of things in the works, so you will start to see a lot more variation in content in the near future. However, I don’t want to provide a false sense of constant content since that may not be possible due to university, work and the internet.
In saying that, I am progressively getting more and more excited about the end of this year. If all goes to plan, I will be finished with university and I’ll be able to put more attention onto TaleInferno. I’ve already got some really exciting plans for next year, so I hope you’re keen for the fun adventures we’re about to go on together.
Anyway, let’s get into this update!
Did you watch the vlog on Friday? There was quite the announcement in there, so I suggest you give it a watch!
Or, I can tell you right now, which is that we’ll soon be dabbling in the realms of video games and the stories within them. That’s right! You won’t just get book reviews but video game story reviews as well. I think they are one of the best ways to get engaged into storytelling these days, and when you start unpacking some storylines with a critical literary eye, there are some amazing techniques used out there!
So, just like with books, if you have any suggestions of what I can explore on the video game front, let me know and I’ll add it to my new fancy list! Please be aware that I will only be going into games with a storyline, so I won’t be going into multiplayer FPS (first-person shooter) games. Anyway, let me know what you want to see!
Hello all and welcome to the update for the week beginning 20/8/18!
I’ve been getting really inspired about this website recently with some small things in my life. From certain comments and feedback on here or on social media, it makes me so excited for the future. I can’t wait to keep igniting the story with all of you! I have some massive plans that are truly in action currently, and I can’t wait for you all to see them.
Some of these plans also include a couple of changes on the website, but it will be for fun, interesting and (hopefully) engaging content for all you storytellers out there! So, keep an eye out on here or like, follow and subscribe to TaleInferno’s social media to keep up to date with everything that’s happening.
Now, let's get into this update!
Vlogs are coming back! That’s right, we’re aiming for a vlog out later this week to ease us back into them. So, keep an eye out for that. There will be some fun little announcements in there about future video content!
Hello all and welcome to the update for the week beginning 13/8/18!
As you would have noticed last week, I didn’t post the blog ‘What is an… apostrophe?’ as I had planned to do. For once, this had nothing to do with my eternal Internet struggles! As I have mentioned in a previous update, I can only do what I can and I want to make sure any content I write is to a good standard. I’m so close to finishing my university studies, so before we know it I’ll have that extra time to post every day again! Until then, my priority is to get the studying done so I can graduate, which will occasionally result in a post not going up on here.
Don’t worry, that instalment in the ‘What is a…’ series will be up this week! I will endeavour to always have at least one post up that isn’t this weekly update. The TaleInferno social media is now becoming more constant in its updates as well, so make sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ those!
Anyway, onto the update!
No news or announcements this week. We should have one coming up in the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye out for that!
Hello all and welcome to the update for the week beginning 6/8/18!
TaleInferno has been receiving quite a few requests to read and review certain books, which is absolutely fantastic. Thank you to everyone who has requested something so far!
In other news, things are starting to heat up in other areas of TaleInferno. I hope you’re all excited for some new types of content because I sure am. It’s time to ignite our stories, whether we’re readers, watchers or players of them!
Although I can’t specify when these things will be happening, they’ll be happening sooner rather than later. So, keep an eye out on social media because there may be some hints on there over the next couple of weeks!
Anyway, that’s enough rambling from me. Let’s get into this update!
You may have already noticed but weekly wrap-ups will no longer be posted. This is due to the content being too similar to the updates, so content was becoming a little too repetitive.
Don’t worry, we will still have wrap-ups but they won’t be as frequent. You guessed it, we’re looking at monthly wrap-ups at the end of each month. This will make the content fresh and different to these updates! So, something to look forward too at the end of each month.
Hello all and welcome to the update for the week beginning 30/7/18!
It's been a while. I was hoping the Internet situation would be sorted... but it's not. However, as you may have seen on the Instagram account, I will be trying to post content as often as possible.
Nonetheless, I've be reading up a storm recently. Not just fiction books, but some interesting journals and textbooks that I'll be pulling some interesting points out of! I've also been organising (slowly but surely) how to put up content for other storytelling mediums. Once I have this all sorted, we can start jumping into them.
Although it might not be a lot all the time, I can't wait to start putting content up on this website. TaleInferno is an awesome place for me, and I want it to be the same for all you storytellers out there! So, let's get into it!
Unfortunately, my Internet has not been fixed or upgraded. However, this website means a lot to me. So, I am going to try my best in posting content whenever I can, no matter how hard my Internet tries to stop me! Therefore, something might not be posted every day, but there shouldn’t be huge gaps between new content.
This also includes vlogs and other video content. Every so often, I’ll find myself in a position where I have fantastic Internet. During those times, I will endeavour to post a vlog that I’ve been working on!
You might also see a change in how reviews and blog posts are presented in light of this Internet situation. So, let me know what you think!
Hello all and welcome to the update for the week starting 21/5/18!
This week is going to be a weird one since there are things I would like to do but know I won't have the time for them. So, please be patient this week! I can report that I am reading a lot more since the fight I had with some assignments last week, so that means more reviews coming your way. We're in the last stretch of assignments, and soon we'll be on holidays. For all you university students out there: I know you can do it and I believe in all of you! I know the struggle with getting final assignments done (or any for that matter) and how hard it can be to find the motivation to do anything. Don't let the fire die within you! Let us ignite our stories together as we battle through!
Anyway, let's get into this update!
It's my birthday on Wednesday! I've got a lot of plans away from TaleInferno to celebrate it, so we'll see how we go regarding content. Anyway, Wednesday and Thursday won't have any content planned. Whether this means there'll be heaps of content out on Tuesday, I can't say. Nonetheless, you should definitely keep an eye out tomorrow!
Charlotte is a reading and writing lover who has completed a creative writing intensive course at the University of Oxford and is a current university student studying a double degree in journalism and creative writing. If you are curious to learn more, check out the 'About' page.