Kill an insect, it's pesticide. Kill a beast, it's heroism. Kill another man, it's murder. In the ruined city of Pittsburgh, David Lancaster seeks to do what no one else has dared to try and take down the god-like robot that now rules their city: The Ail-Mecha Red.
Why I Read/Write Fantasy
My sophomore year of college, I wrote a short fiction piece based on one of the story worlds I created. The story itself wasn’t all that great, and looking back on it now it had many flaws—a major one being it existed to support another story, not exist as a story itself. But my professor... Continue Reading →
MISTBORN – Is Atium Really Worth it?
*Warning, slight spoilers ahead for the Mistborn trilogy. If you haven’t read them yet, do so before diving deep into this article. Considering the world of ash falls, bloody skies, and meager crops that the people of the Final Empire live in, it’s amazing that any form of economy can remain stable let alone function... Continue Reading →
The Weln and the Gruun – Pastoral
In the western plains of Landia, the Weln live in service to the magical, ogreous Gruun.
The Fadites and the Fae – Horticulture
The Second of the five cultures I created for Cultural Anthropology. The Fadites. Enjoy 🙂 Back in the days before the collapse, it is said that only the elves had the capability of tapping into the Aetheric Flow. But there are several legends that speak of one man who could, Fadrix the Wizard. The... Continue Reading →
Culture Creation – Lerofa
For my cultural anthropology class, I was asked to create five cultures based on the five adaptations a culture can have in terms of gathering food. For the foraging culture (hunters and gathers), I created the Lerofa, the descendants of an ancient empire of elves which collapsed some centuries ago, who now practice hunting and... Continue Reading →
Character Clash – Elantris
In honor of the recent release of the Elantris leather bound edition (and coincidently re-reading the book at the same time), I’m starting this first Character Clash with two characters, Hrathen and Dilaf. I’m finding that most writers like to avoid using religion in their stories and the ones that do usually paint it only... Continue Reading →
Shadows of Self – Review
Rating – 4.5/5 Ask any of my friends at college, and they will tell you I’m a huge Brandon Sanderson fan. The Mistborn Trilogy is my favorite set of books, and I’ve read all of his novels (except, that is, for the Stormlight Archives, a sin I soon hope to redeem). That being said, there... Continue Reading →
Building Your World – In the Beginning was…
Discover how your world came to be, why it came to be, and why there is death.
Building Your World – Finding the Concept
Hey guys, I just came up with this new idea for this a fantasy world? Want to hear it? I know you do, here it is: Long ago, in a distant land, there lies a kingdom of men, elves, dwarves, and mages. A terrible evil lies to the north of the kingdom, a powerful lord... Continue Reading →