The following scene came to me under unusual circumstances. It might eventually be integrated into a larger story but this is all for now. Though shackled The Hero stood proud and resolute, ready for what ever The King was preparing. He had already been cut, burned and worse in his training. What difference was it…Continue reading →
The following is an extremely early draft an experiment with writing magic-free fantasy. Words written Like-This are place holders for actual names. It took The-Scout several minutes to understand what he was looking at. He stood atop the peak of a mountain, below him the forest showing its first autumnal colours. Below that was the…Continue reading →
What if science fiction writers joined science research teams? The writer would convert the knowledge, challenges and discoveries of his peers into stories that excite the public into donating to the institution. These stories could also be used to correct public misconceptions of scientists, their work and theories. The reasons that I want to see…Continue reading →
The new trend amongst students in Christchurch was taking selfies with snakes. Nobody asked how the snakes came to New Zealand or why so many were comfortable with one sitting on their shoulders. As students graduated the snakes spread. Hospital departments competed over who had the largest constrictor, law firms adopted serpentine logos, public libraries…Continue reading →
“Nerd culture” is not and never will be popular. The lord of the Rings films were wildly popular, superhero films are dominating, gaming is an even bigger market than film, anime is bordering on mainstream. What these all have in common is that they are products to be consumed. Sure these are less boring than…Continue reading →
I suspect that there are two primary audiences of music. One is people who listen to short songs individually while the other is people who prefer a series of longer pieces such as a symphony or concept album. The first category is what dominates the folk, pop and rap charts while the second is dominant…Continue reading →
A few weeks earlier I proposed making a Sims clone. Since then I have pressed forward somewhat obsessively since using the working title of “Humans”. Initially though the direction of development won’t be what you are likely expecting.Continue reading →
Is he a god? Is he insane?
No! He’s the Eleatian Philosopher!
A strange visitor from across the waves
he has come to our city to fight for
And the Athenian way!