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I’m Nick Petrou, an Australian writer with a fricken lolly bag of experience. I write flash fiction, short stories, interactive fiction, tabletop RPG adventures, and scripts for YouTube creators and others in kind. I’m always looking for projects to get in on, as I like to be around folks as passionate as I am.

I host #WeirdVSS on Twitter too!

I like the weird and the dark. If I had to name some genres, I’d throw around weird fiction, horror, Gothic horror, science fiction, and maybe a little fantasy. You can find my top ten favourites of pretty much everything under my picture below. They are a constant WIP.

If you want to know more about my creative projects, check out my creative portfolio and blog.

If you want to work with me, check out my services, commercial portfolio, and commercial blog posts.

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My top favourite 10 literary works of all time

  • Dracula — Bram Stoker
  • Frankenstein — Mary Shelly
  • Moby-Dick — Herman Melville
  • 1984 — George Orwell
  • The Imago Sequence and Other Stories — Laird Barron
  • Dagon — H.P. Lovecraft
  • The Rats in the Walls — H.P. Lovecraft
  • The Raven — Edgar Allan Poe

My top 10 favourite films of all time

  • The Witch — Robert Eggers
  • The Lighthouse — Robert Eggers
  • Drive — Nicolas Winding Refn
  • The Neon Demon — Nicolas Winding Refn
  • In Bruges — Martin McDonagh
  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy — Peter Jackson
  • Signs — M. Night Shyamalan
  • It Follows — David Robert Mitchell
  • Hot Fuzz — Edgar Wright
  • Shaun of the Dead — Edgar Wright

My top 10 favourite TV series of all time

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender — Michael Dante DiMartino, et al.
  • Penny Dreadful — John Logan
  • Adventure Time — Pendleton Ward
  • Castlevania — Warren Ellis
  • Stranger Things — The Duffer Brothers
  • Twin Peaks — Mark Frost and David Lynch
  • BoJack Horseman — Raphael Bob-Waksberg

My top 10 favourite video games (offline) of all time

  • Doom (1993) — id Software
  • Doom (2016) — id Software
  • Bloodborne — FromSoftware
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion — Bethesda
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim — Bethesda
  • Firewatch — Campo Santo
  • The Last of Us — Naughty Dog
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — CD Projekt
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic — BioWare

My top 10 favourite video games (online) of all time

  • Gwent (Closed Beta) — CD Projekt
  • PlanetSide 2 — Rogue Planet Games
  • Old School RuneScape — Jagex
  • League of Legends — Riot Games

My top 10 favourite tabletop games

  • Dungeons & Dragons — Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson
  • Catan — Klaus Teuber