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Juan F. Lam

Juan Lam is a storyteller and creative technologist born in Miami, Florida. He works across various mediums to forge experiences of wonder and moments of magic. His interests include virtual experiences, interactive media, novels and stories, and above all: swords, robots, and lasers.

As a student, Juan studies creative writing and mixed reality technologies to create interactive experiences. As a storyteller, he writes fun, hopeful, and exciting stories through every medium he can. As a human, he procrastinates very much on doing all of the above.

๐Ÿ“Š Stats

Projects & Tracking

Using Notion, I keep track of everything about an ongoing project: hours spent, what skills are involved, and their overall progress using objectives. As a result, I have a robust amount of data concerning how my skills, projects, and time is distributed. This helps me keep an eye on how I'm spending my time. Plus, I like data! All stats are relatively rough estimates -- it's just for fun, after all.

๐ŸŽฏ Skills
Skill Time Spent Progress to "Pretty Good"
๐Ÿ‘พ Game Dev 478 hours
โœ’๏ธ Writing (traditional modes) 230 hours
โŒจ๏ธ Web Dev 207 hours
๐Ÿค– 3D Art (Modeling, Animation, Painting) 124 hours
๐ŸŽฌ VFX 40 hours
๐Ÿงฎ Project Types
Category Projects Time Spent
๐Ÿ“‘ Short Story 33 89 hours
๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Interactive Experience 10 494 hours
๐Ÿ“’ Essay or Blog 9 13 hours
๐Ÿ’ป Web App 8 221 hours
๐Ÿ“– Longform Writing 7 101 hours

Juan has spent 1094 hours working on 79 projects, and has written ~149764 words (so far).

๐Ÿ“– Quest Journal

Goals & Quests

I plan my life very loosely -- I look no further than 3 months ahead at a time (a season) and I give myself deadlines only begrudgingly, to make sure I'm somewhat focused. To make things more fun, I've developed a simple "productivity" system. Every season, roughly a financial quarter's worth of time, I give myself "Quests", which you can explore below!


Q1 2023


  • Write Two Short Stories In Progress
  • ๐ŸŒŸ



  • Complete Couch25K
  • Accomplish Weight Lifting PRs
  • โœจ

    Epic Quests


  • Publish a Short Story Complete
  • Publish Novel
  • Write a comic book Complete
  • Create a Game Complete
  • Publish Short Story Collection Paused
  • โš’๏ธ Workbench

    Projects In Progress

    Everything ultimately revolves around projects for me, so here you can check out a few of the projects I'm working on right now!

    ๐Ÿ’ป Personal Site v3.5

    Web App

    A supplementary update to the V3 update. Not a full overhaul, but a feature drop!

    โŒ›86 Hours Spent

    ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ The Sea is a Sky (MiDAS)

    Interactive Experience

    A game where you are a Cuban refugee escaping on a boat in a search for freedom.

    โŒ›70 Hours Spent

    ๐ŸŽฑ Eight Doors Down Eight Street

    Short Story

    Story about a manโ€™s night out in Miami

    โŒ›3 Hours Spent

    This Site

    This website is my little spot on the Internet. It's a repository of my thoughts, my stories, and the things that I find wonderful. The primary purpose of this site, besides serving as a resume, a project log, and a blog, is to house my stories. My philosophy concerning sharing my work is simple: I do it for free. The reason for that is partly selfish. I realized that my writing was harmed by the pressure to be a "good writer", where good really just meant "good enough to get published." By sharing my stories for free, I am myself freed from that pressure, and I get to do the thing I love most: create without bounds or limitations. Internal or otherwise. As such, your support would mean a lot to me, and I hope you consider donating.

    Buy me a coffee โ˜•

    Wonder Box

    You might be wondering what this is... The wonderbox is my personal treasure chest of influential stories, games, movies, ideas, books, videos, etc... enter if you dare to find something awesome.

    Enter the Wonder Box

    Some books I've recently read

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    Artificial Intelligence: An Illustrated History: From Medieval Robots to Neural Networks
    Creative Quest
    The Farthest Shore
    Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity
    The Sandman: Overture
    The Sandman: Endless Nights