Stifled – Game Demo Review

Stifled is a horror game whose visuals are based on sound. In-game sound, as well as the sounds of the player. In this video, I’m presenting my stream of the Gattai Games demo that has just been greenlit by the Steam community, and will also be available on console.

The atmosphere was dark and creepy. Freaked me out a couple of times playing just this short demo. It isn’t often I’m actually scared while playing a game, so for that this game is Kat Approved!


manicdistress – a personal definition

On Instagram, I thought it would be interesting to give myself a definition. “manicdistress” was a screen name I created for myself years ago, and thought for my first go at defining me, that this was the word that best described me right now. The original post on what will become my writing Instagram account is linked below too. Feel free to follow me there.


Me at my computer.

manicdistress man•ic (adj)- showing wild and apparently deranged excitement and energy. // dis•tress (n)- extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain.

Two sides of the same person. I’ve spent years trying to understand just how the contradictions that make up my person are able to coexist, somewhat peacefully. Then I recognized that they aren’t mutually exclusive. Both sides make me unique and gives me insight into the mundane and the mad. I enjoy the constant internal battle. It’s why I try to  I look to connect with other souls that are on similar journeys. Maybe we can guide each other along the way. – Kat

How would you define yourself? I’d love to see what you all come up with. Share it with me here in the comments, or on Instagram by tagging me. You can also tweet me, @twistedmuses.

Where have I been?

Well Muses, I have been busy albeit not on here over the past few months. I’ve started combining my love of commentary, and video games into doing Twitch streaming, and some YouTube “Let’s Play” videos. I’ve been having a lot of fun with that. For those interested, links are at the end of this post.

As for writing, I haven’t given up on that, I have started work on a novela. I need to work on getting that transferred from notebook (I prefer to write with pen and paper first) to digital copy. I’ll see about posting some of that when I get that transferred. Currently it’s a Gothic Romance, but I’m thinking of shifting it into modern day.

That’s all I have for now. You can find me in all of these places:

Twitter | Twitch | YouTube | Steam



I write to escape the everyday madness that is the mundane world. I also write to make sense of it. It’s cathartic for me to put some of my inner most thoughts on the page.

On the flipside, it’s just fun! Creating another person on the page and making them feel real is another reason I write. When I have readers tell me that they feel my characters are real people based on the way that I write them, it makes me happier than I can really describe. That’s why I write.

Why do you write?


Not bad for 38. =)

Well to celebrate my getting a year older (My birthday was on April 19th), I took a trip with my partner in crime to California. I enjoyed the time visiting with family and friends. A change of scenery was definitely needed. Now I’m home, so that means I get to turn my focus back to more creative things. I did start that screenwriting course and I plan to pick that back up now that I’m home. I’m enjoying it so far and have learned quite a bit. Hopefully all of you have had a good week as well.