He sees you….
Sometimes my brain just goes odd places….
The rule of a righteous emperor suppresses demons! …So of course any records of such attacks would be hushed up, or buried in administrative files, to preserve the stability of the empire. And yet, a truly righteous emperor (or at least some of his more far-sighted and practical minions) would see things need to be handled. Continue reading
What do borders look like in your story world?
In the modern day and age we’re used to thinking in terms of strict lines on a map. Step here, you’re in one state or country; Continue reading
Note, I have no idea how you’d pull it off. The settings and times are very, very different. But if they ever got the chance the Leverage crew would adopt Commandery Prince An and his merry team of misfits on the spot. Continue reading
Aaaaand the Library of Congress call number request is in. *Thud* Continue reading
There’s an aspect of worldbuilding that often gets left by the wayside because it seems irrelevant to the main characters and the plot, yet can do more than a thousand words to convince readers your world could be real.
Children’s toys. Continue reading
Brain was just Not last night, so… have a bit of randomness
Secret identities. Hidden dark pasts. The orphan who turns out to be the king’s son. And all kinds of disguises, from the classic hastily-borrowed enemy uniform (see Raiders of the Lost Ark for problems with that) to carefully impersonating another sex, culture, or even species. Writers and readers love identity shenanigans. Continue reading
We’re having a serious problem with undermined cultural mores these days. Whatever you believe religion and moral-wise, you’ve probably noticed the strain, Continue reading
What’s the one tool your character does not want to do without, and would possibly dive into a burning building to grab and roll out? Or at least spend considerable time and effort replacing after the place burned to the foundations. Continue reading