“Now you’ve done it.” Tomas’s voice shrieks through my eardrums like a fire-blade. The worry-widge Human is right, though. I have, indeed, done it. Professor Kalmar will likely suspend us both pending a behavioral review. “Never mind that. It worked!” Victory sends me bouncing around the rim of this massive bowl filled with white fire.… Read More »Gnomes and Experiments
You know that scene where Cass nearly got shanked? Well, thank Max and Miri, the two delightful mannequins pictured above. These are basically Shay’s assistants, models, and all-around handy people. I’m not quite sure where this post is going, so have another picture. I am getting my act together, I swear.
The end of last week saw me pinned to the bed with a two-day migraine. To make up for my absence, here’s a character sneak peak for you. Liiræa’s watched the neighborhood crumble for reasons yet to be revealed. Grew up here, in fact, and quite loves the bookstore. She knows part of why it’s happening.… Read More »Character Sneak Peak
We’ve been on the same topic all week, so why not? How do these mysterious Instinctive Norms fit into your physical health plan? Same way they fit into mental health. And success. You become what you think about. I’m talking about what you think about subconsciously. Again. See, we don’t look at the subconscious mind… Read More »Can Instinctive Norms Damage Our Physical Health?
Want to know the best bit about writing fantasy (or science fantasy)? I get to break my own belief system on a regular basis, because if I don’t I end up writing entire character concepts wrong. I know, I know. If I make all of this stuff up from scratch, how can I write any… Read More »World-building Without Instinctive Norms In The Way
Ever have an experience that forces you into a radical paradigm shift? You know, the type where you reckoned you had everything figured out, and you knew what worked, and then… Life hit you on the way out the door? As of five days ago, this blog launched with my post, Why Not To Wear Only… Read More »Strategic Retreat, Paradigm Shift, and Reorganizing the Blogging Plan
It is the morning of 3 February 2017, I wake up, dress, brush my teeth, grab my favorite blazer instead of a sweatshirt, and head to the family room of my father-in-law’s ranch house. I clean out the fireplace that doubles as the wood stove heating for the home, and lit the fire for the… Read More »Error Resolving. Update In Progress. Servers Standing By.
Alright, I’ve been radio silent too long. I know this. I’ve stared at the blank white box that is this typing place for a while. Thing is, we moved to California last Saturday. Right now, it’s about a two mile hike to a library, so I’m currently on the hunt for Wi-Fi spots closer to… Read More »My Life Has Exploded. Error 404. Please Stand By
A long Habit of not thinking a Thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of Custom. ~Thomas Paine Common Sense What’s the purpose of compulsory public school? Ask a conservative American, a liberal American, a moderate/unaffiliated American, and a Canadian (whose personal political identity… Read More »Is Compulsory Public School Killing Our Desire to Learn?
What is a conlang and why do some linguists hate them and others love them? I had no idea slang existed for what I wanted to do until I actually decided to start building an Elven language. What started as one become four varieties of Elven, also all the other racial languages on Vermillion. No,… Read More »World Building: 3 Steps to Constructed Languages