I wanted some uplifting, dawn colors.
Month: July 2022
Some Thoughts on Isekai
I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with isekai. On the one hand, I love the whole idea of the Portal Fantasy/Trapped in Another World scenario. Witch World, by Andre Norton, was one of the first books I ever read that used this setup, and I’ve had a soft spot for them ever since. Continue reading
A Long Road Chapter 15 Ficbit – Royal Rage
Wei Wuxian hadn’t even slowed down; bowing to the Queen and Prince, then whirling on his heel to stride back to the ghosts, arms wide and welcoming. Continue reading
Stray Thoughts: Even a Caveman Can Do It
Displayed at the side of a register screen, publicly yet not ostentatiously, lies a “gas store X” notepad marked Loss Prevention Department.
I will refrain from naming the store this notepad was in, but I can assure you it did not sell gas. Continue reading
A Long Road Chapter 15 Ficbit – Rest
Talia lifted her head from Rolan’s mane, blinking off melting shards of ice. Behind her air shifted as Companions surged to their feet; breath huffing, hooves ringing, steadying Alberich, Selenay, Daren, and so many others. Around her fear and shock was finally ebbing in the crowds, even as she tasted a hint of blood in the air from the injured, now being swarmed by Healers. Continue reading
Book Review: Everyday Life in Joseon-Era Korea
Everyday Life in Joseon-Era Korea: Economy and Society, edited by Michael D. Shin. I would rate this collection of essays by the Organization of Korean Historians as a solid 4.5 of 5 stars. With the caveat that if you’re not interested in this specific time period, this may not have anything of note for you. On the other hand, if you’re intrigued at the idea of seeing the entire schedule of a premodern agricultural year laid out, or takes on salt-making, trade guilds, and tax evasion, this will have interesting nuggets of info even if you couldn’t care less about Joseon or fantasy/historical dramas set there. Continue reading
Music for Writing Moods
Writing takes a lot. A good idea, an intriguing mental image, a bloody-minded stubbornness that would fit right in with the Cimmerians of Conan’s Hyborian Age. But sometimes, especially if RL has knocked you around a bit, even that needs a bit of assist.
Enter music. Continue reading
And most of the monarchs made it! We had two plant themselves inside to pupate – one was attached to a shelf – so we ended up with….
Yeah. We had to catch ’em. Continue reading
Oni the Lonely Signed Copies Available
Package was delivered! Signed copies of Oni the Lonely now available! Continue reading
A Long Road Chapter 15 Ficbit – Timing
Wen Ning’s head snapped aside, toward the three boulders that sheltered a local trysting nook; a move so inhuman it made Crathach’s own spine throb in sympathy. So why was the man smiling-? Continue reading