Worldbuilding: About Those Mermaids

Okay, I now need to research maritime trade in Northeast Asia and beyond in the Little Ice Age period, because our heroes are going to have a lot to do with the water. Yes, land adventures are a go, but they’re also going to have to deal with mermaids, water monsters, and inevitable sea trips to go rescue people. (Not what I expected from the original idea, but… yeah.) Continue reading

Current Events: Writing Rewards

Like many of us, I am Very Disappointed in what comes out of Hollywood these days. So instead of turning on the TV I poke through YouTube for subtitled foreign shows with settings of interest and languages I’m trying to pick up bits of; generally Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. Which is how I stumbled onto a neat show from 1978, “The Yoshimune Chronicle: Abarenbo Shogun”. Continue reading

A Long Road Chapter 16 Ficbit – Memories

Lan Wangji kept a wary eye on them, but held back, as more people gasped and cried out. This, at last, felt like a familiar part of a night-hunt. Once one living soul recognized a ghost, it was as if a cloud of mist lifted, allowing others to also see. Or possibly, the ghosts themselves became more recognizable, resentful energy pacified enough to recall their live bodies. Continue reading