Isekai Anime Dreams

Author’s note: This may be a Bad Idea. But… when your usually non-visual brain hits you with visuals, what the heck. I’m open to other music suggestions but currently the “placeholder” music in my head for this is I Want My Tears Back, by Nightwish.

Open with: A passenger airplane flying through a thunderstorm. Continue reading

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Worldbuilding: A Problem Like Nurhaci

In retrospect I should have known the guy renowned as the founding ancestor of the Qing/Manchu Dynasty wouldn’t be put off by a few measly demon tigers. Further research (A Dragon’s Head and a Serpent’s Tail, by Kenneth M. Swope) dug up the fact that Nurhaci started raiding into Korea as early as 1609, which would have made him a preexisting problem for our heroes. Urgh. Gah. Snarl. Continue reading

Worldbuilding: When a Timeline Gives You Lemons…

Okay, this may be just me, but I think that if you’re writing an alternate history and need a place for your setting, you should either pick one you can get detailed maps/floorplans for, or pick one where you can get general info and make up the rest without tripping over any known facts. In that vein, I was looking at the history of Seoul for my alternate-history-Joseon idea, so I can try to place where the demon-hunters would have a good spot for a headquarters. Continue reading