Category Archives: history

Headed to Japan

currently playing on my laptop: Endless Rain by X Japan In less than two months, I’m off on an adventure to faraway Japan. It’ll be my first trip and I’m researching the heck out of the place because I’m nerd … Continue reading

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What a Samurai and a Stingray Have in Common

currently playing on my laptop: The Beach by The Neighbourhood I’ve been indulging my not-so-inner history nerd of late. The Frist Center of Visual Arts here in Nashville currently houses a load of rad samurai stuff. Armor made of silk, paper, … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding: Create a Historical Background

currently playing on my laptop: Cruel World by Phantogram Recently, Tehlor Kinney (@tehlorkay) tweeted about the importance of worldbuilding with careful consideration to the background on such cultural topics as food, clothing, and so forth. It was a great thread … Continue reading

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Yurt: A Home Far Prettier Than It Sounds

currently playing on my laptop: Dark Necessities by the Red Hot Chili Peppers When you research history and cultures to write a deeply escapist fantasy, you come across cool things. Some stick with you more than others. For me, one … Continue reading

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Great St. Bart’s: Monks, Movies, and Missing Shoes

currently playing on my laptop: Stonemilker by Bjork In 2014, I visited Great St. Bart’s in Smithfield in London. I say this like I casually strolled in and calmly snapped a pic. No big. I’M A GIANT LIAR. I was … Continue reading

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