My name is Tory. I’m a software developer, writer, and illustrator based in Los Angeles. Welcome to my blog! I’ve been keeping it for over twenty years. There is so much I want to share with you.
Do you like comics? Here are Meddling Auntie icebreaker comics for talking with kids about difficult subjects, Rare Words for learning a new word a day, Sneaky VFX comics for poking fun at the world of VFX, The Jersey Devil for a ripping yarn, and family-friendly jokes just for fun.
Do you like looking at pop culture from a new perspective? Here is one essay asserting “Gin and Juice” is a pride anthem, another asserting Walter White is Wile E. Coyote, and dozens of Thoughtful Heckler movie critiques, including Another Defense of Frozen.
Do you like heartfelt moments? Here are posts from my my wedding day, my struggles with infertility, and unforgettable times with Jake the Dog — from his first week to his last.
Do you like looking at art? Here is my portfolio.
Do you like animation? Here is my animated short Motte and Bailey: Crow Stew.
Do you like reading fantasy, science fiction, and horror? Here are my publications.
Do you like interactive fiction that combines both? Try the short role-playing tale Ziva’s Conjury Mart or short horror visual novel Dead Week.
Do you like commentary on the culture of working in technology? You’re in luck. That’s what I’m working on next.
If none of that suits you, have a poke around. You’re bound to find something you like!