Frictional creative director Thomas Grip tells Gamasutra that while creating intense gameplay is exponentionally (sic) more difficult when you can’t rely on combat as a “crutch,” removing combat from its games was necessary — the team just wasn’t good at designing it. Instead of trying to become more “well-rounded,” should an artist abandon that which… Continue reading Focus on your strengths; Abandon that which you are weak at
I have decided to participate in national novel writing month. My usual writing pace is slower than cloud-drift, and I would like to see what would happen if I write a massive amount every day. I have two ideas that I want to pursue so far. One is a novel based on the Maitreyan rebellions… Continue reading Ideas for novel writing month: Maitreyan rebellions, fairy queens
“The central ritual of this religion saw chiefs compete to capture the first sooty tern egg of the season. The triumphant chief would then become the birdman. Representing the creator god, he would live for one year in isolation, shaving his hair and growing his nails like talons.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/qV6Cpj1ITza54IbC7uij6Q Making statues of the gods was… Continue reading BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects is fascinating
“Tolkien, like C.S. Lewis, like George MacDonald, found in the desire of fantasy a correspondence to the yearning for the world of the spirit.” –Fantastic Literature, a critical reader, ed. David Sandner I need this reader.
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2000/nov/02/the-genius-of-robert-walser/ A solitary life. I feel for him.