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Here is a small sample of the work I have done. This website (www.notentirelystable.com) itself is also part of my portfolio.

Game Module

Neverwinter Nights Module: "The Guardians of Brookdale" -- An adventure I created using the Aurora toolset. This module is an exercise on dialogue. I created the entire module, but the focus is on crafting plot and characters through dialogue. This adventure is designed to be played in about 15 to 30 minutes.

 

Fiction

 

Hell Hath No Fury - a dark short story about abuse, fire, and revenge. This was published in the MacGuffin.

The Unliving - a story about inequality set in a post-post apocalyptic future. This story is part of my thesis.

Within, Without - a novella about loss and the human mind.

Aileron - the story of a woman struggling with her identity, while battling cancer. This story is part of my thesis.

Ricochet - a short story about the importance of family and history as embodied in an heirloom.

Bushwhackers - a comedic screenplay set in the near future about two brothers who decide to kidnap former president George W. Bush and exile him to Iraq.

Into the Dark - full length teleplay set in the Star Wars universe. This demonstrates that I understand how to write in an already created universe, following the rules and styles set forth previously.

Jack of Spades - a satirical piece of historical fiction that involves a game of poker with Richard Nixon and Sammy Davis Jr.

Insomnia Dreams - a comedy about the line between reality and fantasy as embodied by a character who plays Aurora at Disney World.

The Sea of Tranquility - an alternate history of the moon landings.

Drivethru - short fiction in Denis Johnson's style.

To Commit Suicide or Not - a short comedy about the drudgery of life.

Uniforms - an exercise in imitating J.D. Salinger.

One Too Many Steves - a comedy about a man remembering his better days at Apple. This story is part of my thesis.

 

 

Critical essays / Nonfiction / Historical research papers

 

"Ours is not to reason why..." - a discussion of utilitarian ethics in the film, Saving Private Ryan.

The Futility of Utility - the new Battlestar Galactica series examined with utilitarian philosophy.

The Wrath of Kant - a paper regarding Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan with the philosophy of Immanuel Kant in mind.

Everything is Grey - analyzing the appearance of the color grey in Chekhov's "Lady with a Pet Dog."

The Hoplite Warrior - research paper about phalanx warfare and equipment of Hoplite warriors of ancient Greece.

Judging the Lord of War - an indepth look at characters of Lord of War in the light of Kant's Metaphysics of Morals.

Crossing the Halys - a critical look at the Halys river and its importance to Herodotus.

Triremes - Greece's Saviors - history of trireme warfare during the Persian Wars of ancient Greece.

Plenty of Blame to Spread - essay about Achebe's Things Fall Apart.

The Matrix Events - a study of Badiou's event ethics involved in The Matrix films.

Defence of Socrates - a response to Plato's famous Defence of Socrates and the historical backdrop.

Achilles' Decision - in this short paper, I discuss Achilles and hubris.

Guardians of the Republic - a look at the Jedi of Star Wars in relation to Plato's Republic.

 

Poetry

 

Placebo

Thanks For Not Pressing Charges

Barren in November

The Pilot

in somnia

From My Window

Nearly Across

At the Mass Graves of Eau Claire

i am rain

Hubris

Barefoot in November

 

Miscellaneous

 

Artwork - some of my artwork can be found here.

Scotland - a Director 8 project

Other writing samples available upon request.

 

Contact:

ctzimmerman13@gmail.com

 


 

 

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