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 […]

Dark Helm and Wing’d Spear, #6

(Last Entry Here) (Table of Contents) “I am not too presumptuous in guessing you do not speak Ulmish?” Morkui asked. He tensed his fingers, flicking his spear’s head inward away from the encroaching walls. Passersby were forced to move around the killing point, which Shayris knew Morkui liked even if he made an apologetic expression […]

Dark Helm and Wing’d Spear, #5

(Last Entry Here) (Table of Contents) Each time she entered one of the L-halls, Shayris saw a stone barrier with a slit at eye-height, forcing her to turn left and go around it. The third time she passed a guard posted on the other side of the slit with a loaded crossbow in his hands, […]

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 […]