Monthly Archives: July 2014

King Zhou of Shang

King Zhou of Shang was the last king of the Shang dynasty of ancient China.  During life, he was known as Di Xin.  He was skilled and intelligent, with extraordinary strength and natural abilities, but he became cruel and decadent. … Continue reading

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Godchecker

While doing research for my current story, I came across an interesting website that I’d like to share: Godchecker.  It’s a neat little encyclopedia of various gods from diverse pantheons, and you can search not only by name, but also … Continue reading

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Reader Research

I confess, I tend to leave my endings open-ended.  I dislike spelling out every last detail for the reader.  I want them to use their imagination a bit.  What happens next?  Well, that’s up to you, dear reader. Additionally, I’d … Continue reading

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Molon Labe and the Spartans

Maybe you’ve seen the above bumper sticker, or something similar, on cars in your area.  I know I have.  “Molon labe” means “Come and take them,” and refers to an incident during the Persian invasion of Greece by the emperor … Continue reading

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Monkey King

I love management games.  Going back to SimCity 2000, they’ve been one of my favorite genres.  I take great delight in managing the lives of people, providing for their needs, patiently guiding them to utopia.  But sometimes I get bored … Continue reading

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The Claiming of Man: A Fable

The Claiming of Man: A Fable When mankind was young, the beasts of the sky and of the land and of the deep blue sea took no notice of him.  He was just another animal, perhaps a bit uglier than … Continue reading

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