• 2023 Updates!

    Hello all of you beautiful people! So 2022 was… um… was a thing. It happened. Not that there weren’t a ton of amazing things that happened for me (As we’ll see before)! But some of the things that happened in politics this past year was… yeah, no. Some things were...

  • Wounds-Part 1

    Taner tried to hold her fingers steady as she sterilized the gash on the soldier’s leg with the cleansing spell, sliding her gloves through the blood and removing all dirt and bacteria. The sword hadn’t cut through the femoral vein, but only by a hair’s width. Taner kept her eyes...

  • Sanguine Sippers-Vampires and Science

    (Fun fantasy intro hidden in the blog!) My relationship with vampires in fiction has been a fascinating case study of someone trying to redefine their relationship with literature. See, I grew up watching the vampires depicted in cartoons like Scooby-doo and Looney Tunes. They were always harmless, a ridiculous combination...

  • Writing Females, Part 1 (Yes, We're Going There)

    This post may be a bit of an oddity amongst my other topics. Or perhaps it’s one that people have been expecting from me for a while now. This has been in the making since the beginning of 2022. I originally began drafting a post concerning “how not to use...

  • Tipping the Scales for Lizardfolk

    Sorra’s translucent nictitating membrane slid over her golden eye as she concentrated on the last stitch. Her scales turned a sapphire green as the last knot slipped into place. Beautiful. Satisfying. Like aligning a crooked book with the rest of the shelf. She pressed the slick, cold healing membrane over...

  • None Can Hide From These Eyes- Night Vision in SciFi and Fantasy

    Shabina lifted her visor and let the cool rain tickle her cheeks. It didn’t sting here like it did back in Kilel. The nuclear reactors powering this city apparently kept the weather in check better than back home. And it kept the air cooler, which helped in locating thermal signatures....

  • Elves-Getting To The Point

    Bardulf muttered under his breath, as he readjusted his glasses. He tried for what must have been the hundredth— no, millionth time to translate the ancient inscription carved into the stone slab. For someone who bragged about being able to see a target from two miles away, the elf had...

  • Venom Part 2

    Yes, I have tasted my own venom. Hardly what I would call an “experience,” to be honest. A little metallic, but mostly just water. Why the shocked face? Were you expecting a harrowing tale of me hanging onto life? I swear, you humans don’t just expect the worst, you crave...