Let’s Talk About Realism in Fantasy, #3

And we’re back! For anyone who’s worried that “Dark Helm and Wing’d Spear” may have been bumped from its usual timeslot, that will be returning tomorrow. It’s just been a hectic week and I needed a bit more time to plan that out. Meanwhile: last time I harped on the specific example of problems facing […]

Let’s Talk About Realism in Fantasy, #2

(Part One is Here if you like, but you don’t need it to benefit from this entry) Our plucky heroes faces off against an ancient, inhuman being, a living weapon of the Ancient and Most High and definitely not an overpowered nightmare-creature ripped directly from the deepest lore of my own fiction, a ruthless entity […]

Let’s Talk About Realism in Fantasy, #1

Are you done blinking at the title yet? That’s fine, neither am I. I spend too much time staring at screens to keep my gaze steady for longer than– Alright, fine, gods damn it all, I’ll cut to the quick. Realism! Fantasy! Neither of these things is like the other, and you may have been […]

Dark Helm and Wing’d Spear, #8

(Last Entry Here) (Table of Contents) Filare woke up hanging from manacles set into an exceedingly damp wall in a dim chamber filled by darkness and the distant ocean’s roar. The dark-iron walls were engraved with geometric patterns in scummy bronze, and there was none of the arcane ornamentation that abounded elsewhere in the port. […]

Idle Musings: Do Anthropomorph Stories Still Exist?

Serious question. It seems like I haven’t heard anything about stories featuring anthropomorphic animals in the longest time. I don’t mean cutesy little books with lovingly hand-painted animal friends going on magical kid-friendly journeys. To be clear: if you write or otherwise work on those, good on you and I like those books. I’m just […]

Dark Helm and Wing’d Spear, #7

(Last Entry Here) (Table of Contents) Filare knew he looked laughable, a soggy, overdressed Firascan stomping through an unfamiliar port towards nowhere in particular. But damn it, that–that–that THING made him feel so weak angry! Who was this supposed Inquisitor to bully a free man? And what proof did he have he was an Inquisitor, […]