This post on YouTube got me thinking about a lot of stuff related to architecture and our manufactured world. The places we walk through say a lot about the needs and fashions of the time. The great numinous experiences when our breath is taken by the scope of a cathedral were intentionally built to evoke…Read More
Month: January 2020
Seth and I frequently talk about fairycake, the very core of your Worldbuilding on which all other things tilt. This can be a specific Worldbuilding concept or it could be a theme or tone you want to convey. With cyberpunk we’re really looking at a few things that can be found in the name of…Read More
Cyberpunk – The Culture you Counter
I’m an engineer by trade which means that, as I look at the world around me, I’m often searching for design and questioning the purpose and meaning of what I’m seeing. When I look at my built space I often ask, ‘why this column right here, what’s it supporting?’ ‘Where does this vent go?’ Etc….Read More
Every Sign Has a Meaning
Reflections on our Interview with Jon Bell I’ll start by saying this: Jon gets me. He just does. He’s the type of guy that sends me a list of D&D adventure premises based exclusively on bear puns which is exactly the kind of thing I want almost all the time. More bear puns, please. Anyway,…Read More
There’s a scene in the first Austin Powers that was deleted from the final cut where a henchman is killed and it cuts to sometime later where his family finds out. His wife and child are mourning at his passing as the result of being run over by a steam roller. It’s an amazing scene…Read More
How Much Does Death Weigh
Reading Expanse Book 4: Cibola Burn, and something stood out to me. The basic premise of the book is that humanity is given a quick way to explore new worlds and some enterprising belters exploit a lithium deposit on an alien world so quickly that no charters had yet been written up for the planet’s…Read More
I’m with the science team.
As you may have heard from our recent interview with IE Horton I have a problem with Gringotts. They’re the only Wizarding bank, the only one! What’s more, they’re run by goblins and goblins occupy a strange place in the Wizarding World. A subjugated people, to be sure (there seem to be a lot of…Read More
What are the Interest Rates Like at Gringotts?
I’m a big Ben Folds fan. Tonight, as I was rocking my son to sleep, I sang Fred Jones Pt II. My son, 7 months, probably didn’t understand it. With that said, I, 32 years, probably don’t understand it either. Fred Jones Pt II is about a man losing his job in his autumn years…Read More