Why I won’t do future business with Inkshares

First I want to be very clear on what this post is not.  It is not me telling anyone else that they should not do business with Inkshares, and it is not me trying to represent the events I will detail as the standard experience with Inkshares.  Most experiences with Inkshares do seem to be…

Thomas J. Arnold – On Magic: Theorem, Practice, and Use

Today, author Thomas J. Arnold joins us to talk about Magic!  What are some of the important elements and inspirations consider when creating a consistent and engaging magic system for your world?  Read on … Source: Thomas J. Arnold – On Magic: Theorem, Practice, and Use

Never be done with Lovecraft

Lovecraft’s legacy for me is the result of both his great points and colossal weaknesses. His ability to so effectively evoke cosmic horror with the various stories making up the Cthulhu Mythos, as well as otherworldly wonder in what I think of as his Dreamworld stories (Silver Key & Dream Quest of Unknown Kaddath being…

Tali’s Dream

The old woman sits at a loom in front of her hut with a light breeze only gently stirring her waist length white hair. Her pale blue eyes stay focused on her weaving with an attention as unwavering as usual until she hears the voices approaching through the village. “Then you are a liar! You…

Swan Song

***Originally posted 12/15/15*** In continuing the pattern of my last two blog posts I’m going to post another narrative poem, this one set in my primary fantasy world albeit on a continent far away from my usual setting.  I wrote this in high school, and have not edited it once.  So yeah, its really awful….

Demon Seed, Holy Land: the Better Edition

***Originally posted 12/8/15*** I didn’t mean to leave my blog neglected for 3 months, but I did.  About 2 months ago I finally found the more up to date, revised copy of “Demon Seed, Holy Land” that I had made years ago.  I’ve been meaning to post it ever since, but time gets away from me….

Demon Seed, Holy Land

***Originally posted 9/1/2015*** After my last post, I was struck by a bit of nostalgia.  More specifically to post up one of my earliest attempts at narrative poetry, which was also one of my last attempts due to my disdain for writing poetry.  I had begun to think it was lost entirely, but now I…

Video Games and Art

***Originally posted 8/29/2015**** It’s Time to Accept Video Games As Art The above links to a rather interesting interview by Mike Diver of Matt Sainsbury including an excerpt from his book Game Art, and it has gotten my mind moving a little so I decided I’d give you a chance to read it before subjecting…

On the Illustrious Art of Telling Lies.

***This was originally posted 8/25/2015.***   I’ve been meaning to write this for a few weeks now, but I remain a procrastinator. A couple of months ago I was asked for advice on writing.  Being horrible at giving advice my answer was long winded, and could be summed up as, “Just wing it.”  Of course,…

Starting Over

I’ll be the first to admit that my blogging habits have been abysmal over the years, but here’s hoping I can return to consistently providing content this time around.  To get started I’ll be reposting the few entries I had from my previous blog, with a repost every Saturday and Sunday.  There’s only 5 entries…