Salients of a Broken Mind: The Longest Campaign Comes to an End

(Fair warning–like all “Salients of a Broken Mind” installments, this will be a raw gaze at my innermost self. I write this one from a place of closure, and for once it just ends on a bittersweet rather than bleak note, but consider yourself forewarned!) Your work will not succeed when you most need it […]

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The Necromancer and the Revenant: Updates and Next Steps

(Full disclosure as of 4/10/2019–while I did write this for important updates, I obviously got a bit worked up in the process; I’ve tweaked or removed 3-4 sentences which aren’t reflective of my thoughts when level-headed. If you’re coming back to this and remembering it as moderately less reasonable, that is why.) “I’m sorry, but […]

Why I Write Fantasy The Way I Do

Twitter recently brought a certain Ana Marie Cox’s article to my attention–that would be this one here. It was difficult for me to parse this, because many of the same factors that drove Ana back to conventional fantasy drove me away from it. How the hell does that work? Honestly, I’m pretty sure it’s a […]

In Retrospect, I Deserved to Be an Outcast

Before I begin, it’s worth noting that many on the Autism Spectrum never really learn to manage their symptoms. I have, and I honestly don’t know if it’s a blessing or a curse. I do know that it’s too late. There are certain windows in your life where new connections form opinions of you. Looking […]

The Youth, the Writer and the Warrior: A Parable

Three brothers lived long ago, in a forgotten age, in a land now lost. Their parents were well-to-do folk, but two of the brothers were born quarrelsome. The eldest insisted on having the last word in all things, and bored those around him with pointless, rambling stories. The middle brother was fierce-tempered and fearless to […]

–DATA EXPURGATED: OBSCURING TIRADE–

–DATA EXPURGATED– –Transmission Incoming: Lambent Halcyon –Phasewhisper, um, acknowledges. I’m beginning to understand how it went so wrong. So much venom mixed in with the good. –Just so. You wonder, perhaps, whether your kindred benefit from the Prophet’s withdrawal? –Somewhat, yes. It’s inspiring, in a way, to see how much they evolved. But still… words […]