In Retrospect, I Deserved to Be an Outcast

Before I begin, it’s worth noting that many on the Autism Spectrum never really learn to manage their symptoms. I have, and I honestly don’t know if it’s a blessing or a curse. I do know that it’s too late. There are certain windows in your life where new connections form opinions of you. Looking […]

Idle Musings: Cullenisms Out of Context #1

Sometimes I say (or type) the most fascinating, bizarre, or simply awful things. This is a selection from those things.  “I am sorry for my book-sins.” “McCurdy’s First Law of Worldbuilding: When writing depravity, anything so awful it provokes a physical reaction against putting it into the world, must go into the world.” “I am […]

Bird’s Eye View #11: Tangential Priorities

Basilisk called up the mission parameters again. He scanned pale blue readouts projected inside his visual cortex,  mouthing them to himself. Even for words that existed–quite literally!–only in his head, they were hard to comprehend. He was a good Tarsian soldier, an ethnic German besides, and orders were orders. But… It has been thirteen hundred […]

On Youtube: Writing an Effective Fantasy Martial Art

I don’t plan on doing this regularly, but it just so happens that I run one of those rickety-addle code-contraptions the kids these days call a Youtube channel. I have been uploading things there of some relevance to this blog. Things like this: There’s really nothing else to say. If you’d like my advice on […]

The Roundup: Psychosis, Swords, Serials, and Spellcraft

Sometimes, I just post things at the wrong time. For whatever reason, some of my posts–often ones I quite like–just fall under the world wide radar. For that reason, I’m instituting the roundup: from time to time early on Saturday afternoons, I’ll post one of these handy articles full of all the things you missed. […]