Regarding Canno: The Southern Ton-Ga Lungworm

(Before you read this entry, I warn you it’s intended to gross you out at multiple stages. Haaave fuuuuuuuuuun!) A horrible creature plaguing the equatorial bogs of the Ton heartland, this species is also called the Silverblood. The reader may hope they’re small; unfortunately, adults may stretch past six feet long and swell to seven […]

Keyboard Warrior: A Poem

The character is the best thing done to Star Wars, I insist you’re wrong, and further suggest you read the writing on the wall of my barricade, grafted slope to slope upon this mound of butchered fanfiction: it says “Immaculate hill, Upon your wondrous rugged height I embrace the void” A true fan knows everything […]

The Chosen One Retires: A Poem

Forgive me, lands I loved, you must realize heroes make poor keystones. No prophecy told you I would solve problems. The Dark Lord is dead. I believed all peoples must come together once I overthrew the Shadow, forgetting their past strife, only, you waited for me. You wanted me to forge you together, laminate your […]

Art Gallery: Skybleeder

What more need be said? I’ve rendered out a bevy of ultra-HD pictures this morning, and assembled them into one of those new-fangled digital art galleries. Featured today: Skybleeder, the relic spear of House Lin, a nine-foot leviathan known for its unnatural powers, its origins lost to history. Are there clues to those origins in […]

Idle Musings: Pop Culture Iaijutsu Works Backwards

I must preface my observations by saying I don’t have a terribly in-depth knowledge of anime or anime-based live action adaptations. If I am unfair, I am not deliberately so. That said: Spiky-haired youth-appeal protagonist goes to draw his katana for nukitsuke. It is a standard length katana; in Europe its blade is shorter than […]

Skybleeder is Finished!

That phrase probably bears some explanation. I’ve mentioned once or twice that I’ve written my first novel and I’m looking for an agent for it. For those of you who’ve read “Sonderhau,” are reading “Dark Helm and Wing’d Spear” as I dole out the “pages” or have delved into any of the “Regarding Canno” articles, […]

CWWR: Your Armies of Light are Thoroughly Uninspiring, Part One

The Dark Lord’s sprawling armies mass upon the Genrican Plain beneath darkening skies. With this final offensive, all the lands shall be covered in shadow and blah, blah, blah, you know how this spiel runs already. The Dark Lord’s emissaries, beings of woven shadow wielding swords that reflect naught of the sun’s sickening rays, march […]

The Riven Dreams of a Crazed Web-Writer, #6

Hello Blog faithful! Project Skybleeder is consuming all my creative energy right now, so to keep things rolling on the blog in the meantime, here’s another dream from my archives. Enjoy! (From January 19, 2018) The first dream of the night transpired amidst the glowering-grey buildings of a deserted cityscape. After traveling downhill into the […]