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Return to Serenity Spec Ops

As mentioned elsewhere, other commitments are keeping me away from posting much, but I don’t want to leave you guys in a lurch. I did a bunch of posts with movie ideas based on existing properties or with the casts … Continue reading

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Korean Culture Lesson

Back in 2008, I ran a one-shot called “Beast of Namgakksan,” which was set in Korea during the Japanese invasion of the 16th century, known as the Imjin War. A very important part of Korean culture and history was social … Continue reading

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Medieval Urbanity

Looking back through Sword’s Edge, there are a lot of articles that might still be of interest. While I am not writing fiction or creating much these days – between my actual job, my Master’s program, and my family, I’m … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Sneferu

For the second episode/lecture in the Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt series from the Great Courses, Dr. Bob Brier takes us to c. 2600 BCE and the reign of Sneferu, the first pharaoh with a real pyramid as a tomb. … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Narmer, Part Two

This is part of a Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt listen through. You can find this lecture series at The Great Courses. As of 7 Sep 2015, it’s on sale for $15.95 USD. In Part One of this episode’s listen … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Narmer, Part One

This is part of a Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt listen through. You can find this lecture series at The Great Courses. As of 7 Sep 2015, it’s on sale for $15.95 USD. If you’ve been around here for any … Continue reading

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The Great Courses Listen Throughs

If you’ve been around here any length of time, you’ve likely seen me write about the Great Courses. I’m a huge fan of the courses, and different ones have influenced Kiss My Axe, Centurion, and Nefertiti Overdrive. That might be … Continue reading

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The Bunraku Effect

There is a neat little movie called Bunraku that tells a story in a kind of fantasy realm of modern suits and crossed blades with not a firearm in sight. During the opening, we are told this is a post-apocalyptic tale, and guns … Continue reading

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Unconscious Inspiration

Sometimes, you find inspiration in another work and you don’t even try to hide it: my story “Farewell, Something Lovely” is a rip-off of the Raymond Chandler novel Farewell, My Lovely. I’m okay with admitting my story uses the ideas and … Continue reading

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Africa Action Inspiration

I believe I’ve mentioned before that I’m writing more modern action than fantasy these days. I am betting it’s due to my viewing and playing habits. I’m still going through Strike Back, which is okay silly fun, but is really … Continue reading

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