This would be a bit tricky for youngsters. Even most cultivators considered oaths as more words than actual attempts to reshape the universe.
Then again, these young ones were from Valdemar. Legend said its founder had sworn an oath to do exactly that. Continue reading →
There are two “professions” that turn up in a bunch of c-dramas that I think might have great potential for stealing – er, borrowing, into modern fantastic fiction. Tomb robbing, and escort professionals. Continue reading →
To figure out what you should be writing, it helps to know what you like to read. Or in some cases, watch. Because writing takes skill, always – but in order to muster the energy to do it you also need passion. Emotional involvement. You need to care about what you’re writing. So it helps to pin down what, exactly, you care about. Continue reading →
We could be another option, in Rabbit Hole. I need to talk to Wen Qing and Wen Ning, but if they think it would work… we could take students. People who can’t fit most of Valdemar, but who don’t want to go across the world; who don’t really want to leave, but the walls of Heralds and heroes are closing in too tight for them. We could be another way. Continue reading →
Trying to organize thoughts to get fic going again, so… have some music. 🙂 Continue reading →
So the evening news has noticed what the Wall Street Journal pointed out back in January; we have a baby formula shortage. This is very much Not Good. Unfortunately, the MSM and too many other people leaving comments on various spots Continue reading →
“There are priests in the Jianghu.” Wen Ning paused. “They don’t like cultivators much.”
“Which really isn’t fair, they’re fine at their jobs,” Wei Wuxian said virtuously. “We just get called in when they’re not enough.” Continue reading →
I’m giving Your Highness a solid 4.5 out of 5 stars, despite the horrendous quality of the available English subtitles and a bit too much bathroom humor for my preference.
(Yes, seriously horrendous. “Double repair” when the actual translation should be Continue reading →
Some people make a living out of living on the edge. Between the sea and inland; between the estuary and the river; between the desert and the last green grazing land. Living on the edge takes specific skills and attention to detail. But if you have those skills, you can make a living those dwelling well away from the edge can’t. Continue reading →
“Wow that’s a lot of white.” Leaning on a maple, doing his best to be quiet and unobtrusive and out of the way of all the suppressed panicking, Wei Wuxian watched the pomp and circumstances upriver. Continue reading →