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These entries are ramblings about my life that have no connection with particular Kingdoms of Evil updates.

Five Star Book Reviews: Underlord

Underlord by Will Wight Imagine that self improvement, pursued assiduously enough, gave you the ability to throw fireballs. Maybe if you throw big enough fireballs, you’ll be put in a position to understand *why* you want to throw them in … Continue reading

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Wealthgiver alpha finished!

So I did it. I successfully used Terry Pratchett’s “scaffolding story” process. I talked about ideas with my wife, I got my hands dirty with worldbuilding, I meditated, I turned on my playlist full of Ramstein, Panic! at the Disco, … Continue reading

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Specbio Questions?

Turns out I’m moderating a panel at Eastercon next week! It’s called “Creating Fantastic Biologies” “If you want to make realistic SF aliens, or realistic fantasy species, where do you start? Our panel discuss how to create fantastic biologies and … Continue reading

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Trees in the Zoo Park

Trees in the Zoo Park Rushing to put out thier leaves The junipers laugh

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Eastercon Schedule

I’ll be on two panels at @ytterbiumcon : Creating Fantastic Biologies (with @aptshadow – have you read Redemption’s Blade? Do it.) Apr 20 7-8pm in Johnson. Mental Health: Fiction Versus Reality Apr 21 4:30-5:30pm in Earhart And I’ll be wandering, … Continue reading

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In this Parking Lot

In this parking lot See the clouds and remember How wide the sky is

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Thracian Translations

Here are three of the four Thracian inscriptions. I translated two of them differently from the official translations, and of course there’s a lot I’m assuming. Question marks show stuff I’m really not sure about. What do you think? SEG … Continue reading

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Hadji Dimitar

Hadji Dimitar The rain carries the smells of Honey and wet leaves

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Thracian sound shifts

The fun part of writing my cave-Thracian story is of course getting the chance to reconstruct the Thracian language. I poured through word lists, looked up cognates, shook, stirred, and here’s what crystallized. Proto-Indo European > Thracian (examples) Notes *bʰ > b (*bʰébʰrus > berbrus “beaver”, *bʰuǵ … Continue reading

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Interchange: What is the What if?

What is the what if?What if life could easily get to and from orbit? What is the time frame of the story?Interchange takes place over a little over three weeks. What is the setting? How big is the stage?Interchange is … Continue reading

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