National Poetry Month: Day 5

The prompt for today was posted on Legendfire by Tisiphone’s Downfall: “Write a poem in any style, any length, using blank verse. This is simply unrhymed verse, especially unrhymed iambic pentameter. Each line will have around 5 (pentameter) iambs (one unstressed syllable followed by one stressed, such as in “ago”).” Untitled Dear Self, I built… Continue reading National Poetry Month: Day 5

National Poetry Month: Starting late

It’s National Poetry Month and I’m starting a bit late to this bandwagon. I decided to try to post a short poem daily. Since I missed two days, I’ll just start today, and maybe try to make up those two days later this month by posting more than one poem. I’ll also examine various forms… Continue reading National Poetry Month: Starting late

How I craft a language Part 2: Phonetics and Phonology

You can read the first part of this series here. This is a continuation of that first post. I’ve made some concept drawings of my Dragios species, but as I’m not the best at drawing, this is mostly sketches with only the head done in any sort of detailed fashion. Here’s one of the design… Continue reading How I craft a language Part 2: Phonetics and Phonology

Review: The Book of Barely Imagined Beings

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings by Caspar Henderson I picked it up out of curiosity. It just sat on the new book shelf at the library; the front cover a mix of bizarre creatures, many in the form of letters. This book takes the idea of a medieval bestiary — all those lovely imagined… Continue reading Review: The Book of Barely Imagined Beings

World building template for all your Planet’s needs

In my worldbuilding series, I explained the physics of worldbuilding and how to create your own solar system. Today let’s examine an example of this process. To aid with this, I’ll show the spreadsheet I use in order to help me calculate the parameters of my planet and it’s sun. Revision 3: Star Systems Template… Continue reading World building template for all your Planet’s needs