What does it mean to escape? If you are to break free from your confines only to find yourself lost and alone in a strange world, have you really escaped? Within the broken walls of Zemlya, new alliances are formed as others are shattered. The rules are simple; those in power live. Those that fall … More The Zemlya Confederacy – Launched!
There’s no such thing as a free lunch. I’m sure that there are similar sayings in every language in the world. We are all at least somewhat aware that everything that we see or hear is, in some way or another, influenced by some kind of trade. It’s not always monetary compensation, either. I write … More Paying for Content – If you think the news is bad in the US, come to Japan
I want to thank @Doomfest for his work on the cover for The Zemlya Confederacy. It was a long process to select an image for the cover that was appropriate, but I like how it came out. I think it is about time Kate got the love she deserves. Love and guns. I’ll be … More The Zemlya Confederacy – Cover Reveal
What does it mean to escape? What if the only way to break free of your restraints is to become a lonely outcast, doomed to perish as you cross an endless tundra? And what of those left behind? Will life simply continue? Or did your escape mean anything at all? After 18 months of … More The Zemlya Confederacy – 1 week to Launch
So, I’m in the last days before I go fully public with The Zemlya Confederacy. There are literally two proof copies on my desk; one for the Comiket committee (you need to submit one of every item you’re selling there to them) and one for @NotImportant, my editor (and now writer and art director for my new … More Nostalgia…
I was actually looking for a photo of some cables I took years ago, but I like the vortices in this image. It’s an incense stick in macro. It was either that or a photo of some mould… It’s been a long time since I was in High School. Not “I’m old enough to have … More Avoid giving yourself a use-by date
Today’s featured image is of an Obon lamp for my father after he passed away in 2014. It had messages from all of my relatives on there. I thought it was fitting given the topic that I want to talk about today. Also, I realise that there is a chance that some of you might … More There may be nothing wrong with you