Erik Fredner

words @killscreen & occasionally @critdistance. lit, dh, videogames. sometime dj, part-time rower, occasional juggler. @stanford. previously @harvard.


Hashtags Are Punctuation Now

A reconsideration of The Lonely Island’s “Semicolon”


It’s right under your nose, semicolon: mouth.

Pokémon made me a better person

Or, lying is terrible.


Pokémon taught me more life lessons than most adults would want to believe and more than most of my fellow…


Hashtags Are Punctuation Now

A reconsideration of The Lonely Island’s “Semicolon”


It’s right under your nose, semicolon: mouth.

The Meaning of Difficulty in Videogames and Other Texts 


If a novel is difficult to read, it is most often long, sometimes insanely so; chock-full of references to other texts…


Teaching Stanley

The Stanley Parable and Other Videogames in the Classroom


I tell my class, “We’re going to play a videogame today.” Cheers, uproar, what you’d…