Today while cruising Reddit I saw a post about Mormon missions (yes, Mormon. This is the word I was raised with and I'm not going to submit to Russel's 30 year old grief with Gordon), and I decided that I would go ahead and share my experience as I remember it. Obviously some details aren't … Continue reading My Mormon Mission Experience
Irrational Consumption and You: Apple Edition
Having watched some 2021 WWDC (Apple developer conference), I wanna talk about irrational consumption. Specifically, the irrational consumption of many computational products. A lot of this has been stewing in my mind for many months, so I’ve decided to take a moment and spill them out as quickly as I can. If you're not interested … Continue reading Irrational Consumption and You: Apple Edition
“Fantasy”: A Useless Label
I had an interesting discussion with a friend today, and I figured I'd share the basic point of it. Basically, I have a bugbear when people act like all the things we call "fantasy" are directly comparable. They are not. Saying that all things that use invented settings are similar is, at best, a useless … Continue reading “Fantasy”: A Useless Label
On the Reality of Fantasy
I was wandering around the internets when I came across this quote from Hayao Miyazaki (Golden Times, English translation from RocketNews24). You see, whether you can draw like this or not, being able to think up this kind of design, it depends on whether or not you can say to yourself, ‘Oh, yeah, girls like this exist … Continue reading On the Reality of Fantasy
I'm finding more and more that the business of creativity is less about actually making good stuff, than it is about getting your stuff noticed. The best successes happen when your stuff is good AND gets noticed, but even moderately ok creations can become a person's life if they have enough attention. This is all … Continue reading Self Promotion
Another day gathering wood. Alan's back ached under the weight of the bundle he carried along the dusty forest track. This was just the first of several loads he would carry back today. It was tiring work, and so hot that he had removed his shirt and was now trudging along in only his braies, hose, … Continue reading Complicated
Water was everywhere. Clouds overhead unleashed a deluge, and the dark, churning ocean mirrored them.
The wind was blowing hard over head, but down between the shoulders of two ridges, he was protected. He followed the bottom of the ravine, and dark, harshly broken boulders spread out around him. Broken shale crunched and skittered beneath his feet. The quickly fading light of the late evening sun did little to illuminate the dusty … Continue reading Sunset
Dark clouds roiled overhead and drenched a grim tower, its walls slick and glistening from rainwater.