Milestone: published post 101! Also, MOVING HOUSE

Hello everyone. I took a break from writing this week to focus on the task of moving house. I'm about half done, but I'm hoping to be all done by the end of the weekend, with only a little cleaning up of the old house to do. If I manage to throw something together, it'll … Continue reading Milestone: published post 101! Also, MOVING HOUSE

Writing 101, Day Three: Committing to a writing practice

I'm not entirely sure how to go about following the instructions here. According to Writing 101, I need to write about the three most important songs in my life. But of course, now I'm told to write about them, I can't even think of three important songs, never mind the most important. If I write … Continue reading Writing 101, Day Three: Committing to a writing practice

Magic in the Old Crown: A quick overview of how it fits together

Here are a quick few thoughts on how magic is now working in the setting. I'm not throwing rules in with this yet, as I'm still working some of them out. This is more for flavour. First, a word on elements of magic/nature. The forces of elemental magic at work in the Old Crown, and … Continue reading Magic in the Old Crown: A quick overview of how it fits together

Writing 101, Day Two: Setting description

The rain tumbled down from the dark grey clouds, lightning flashing and thunder rolling. It poured from the eaves of the buildings in Queenstown, and poured from the thatched rooves as it did the beards and cowls of the people forced to walk the streets. On days like today, when the sun barely lightened the … Continue reading Writing 101, Day Two: Setting description

Writing 101, Day One: 20 minutes of freewriting

His eye jolted open at the sound of a distant screaming. His arms and legs were cold, his clothes and hair stuck to him with water. Saltwater and gritty sand covered his lips. He didn't know where he was. Razir had fallen asleep in his room at the inn, exhausted, fresh into port. He didn't … Continue reading Writing 101, Day One: 20 minutes of freewriting

Writing courses, Linux courses

I've decided to sign up to the Writing 201 course over at the Daily Post. It's focussed mostly on editing from what I can see, but there's some workshopping in there too. I'm debating working my way through Writing 101 as well, starting this weekend. I should be packing for the move, but I'm sure … Continue reading Writing courses, Linux courses

L5R 4E Topaz Championship session 2

For part one, see here. We started the session a little late, owing to using the gang to move some boxes over to my new house before we began. Also, pizza. It might be very apparent that I've made the tournament a lot bigger. The players all decided they wanted to play as Crab, so … Continue reading L5R 4E Topaz Championship session 2

For lack of a better post

I had hoped I would be able to keep updating to this new blog without slowing down or missing opportunities, or not having much to say. Sadly, it seems I'm not in the most creative mood recently. I'm moving house in the next couple of weeks, so maybe the fresh scenery will encourage me. Hopefully … Continue reading For lack of a better post

Sudden ton of old posts!

I found the import feature of WordPress and added all my old posts from different blogs (though one is now sadly lost to time for being super old and out of date!)   Now to fiddle the tags and categories, because they're exactly the wrong way around!

L5R 4E Topaz Championship session 1

I think that went rather well. So last night we all sat down, finished off some character creation issues (mostly the shugenja's spells), and set off for Tsuma! We didn't get much further than the gates of the town, but on the way the characters ran into Megumi and brewed some lovely tea (although not … Continue reading L5R 4E Topaz Championship session 1