Sometimes the best solution to one problem is to make a different problem, that’s then easier to clean up.
Take laundry. If you’ve done it yourself, and I suspect most of us have, you’ve inevitably made mistakes. Such as, oh, leaving things in the pockets. Continue reading →
Ten years ago, a crack archer unit was sent to the gallows by the Sheriff of Nottingham for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security castle to the Sherwood Forest underground. Today, still wanted by the monarchy, they survive as bandits of fortune. Continue reading →
The common housecat is one of the most heavily armed predators in the animal kingdom in relation to its size. Cats stick to prey in the mouse-to-rat size category due to physical limitations, not preference; and some cats have been known to try for much, much larger prey. As in whitetail deer size. With what proportion of success, unknown. But still, they try. Continue reading →
Part of the trick of pulling off Colors of Another Sky is going to be making sure I have enough explanations folded in that people who haven’t dove into history like a ferret into a snowbank have a fair idea what’s going on. Continue reading →
One of the more useful NaNo bits of advice is, if your plot gets stuck, throw in the plot ninjas. Continue reading →
First, you get some really strong pruning shears….
Into every story, too many ideas will fall. Continue reading →
Ahem. I got my hands on a short history of Korea written circa the 1990s. It is, shall we say, not written up to my usual standards for a history book. But it was cheap. And gives at least a brief overview so I know some keywords to start digging for more info.
….Then the bunnies muttered, so what would an actual serious historian, immersed in the history of Northeast Asia, make of this book? Continue reading →
So… do you think vampires are affected by acupuncture? Continue reading →
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 →
One of the comment replies on the Dating Characters post, about old vampires possibly being even more intrigued by new stuff, slotted into a vague idea I’ve been batting around. Continue reading →