I’ve spent this week working on maps. I finished coloring the regional map and started on the compound. When I finish that one, I’ll draw the main floor of the tavern itself. (C) 2020, JJ ShaunRegion surrounding the Happy Harpy. Drawing the region and the outpost helps me put the area in perspective. I have … Continue reading Sketching a Region
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."~Galileo Galileihttps://www.brainyquote.com/ Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and physicist, was born on this day in 1564.
Watch out for music. It should come with a health warning. It can be dangerous. It can make you feel so alive, so connected to the people around you, and connected to what you really are inside. And it can make you think that the world should, and could, be a much better place. And … Continue reading Random Quote for February 13, 2020
"Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics."~Alex Haleyhttps://www.brainyquote.com/ Alex Haley, American author, died on this day in 1992.
(C) 2020, JJ ShaunThe lands surrounding the Happy Harpy. I’ve spent the week working on my fantasy tavern and inn called the Happy Harpy. In fleshing out the characters that make up the residents of this remote outpost, a couple of stories have been rolling around my head. One is set in the time of … Continue reading Filling in a Fictional Community
“I feel that man can transcend himself to a point where he can accomplish greater things than he thinks. I see people depressed and I see people who devalue themselves and I feel that's a terrible, terrible waste. But I love the people who try. But try fairly, try honestly.”~Jack Kirby Jack Kirby, American comic … Continue reading Random Quote for February 6, 2020
"The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy."~Woodrow Wilsonhttps://www.brainyquote.com/ Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States, died on this day in 1924.
"Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated."~Mary Shelleyhttps://www.brainyquote.com/ English novelist and editor Mary Shelley died on this day in 1851.
(C) 2020 JJ ShaunThe gate to the Happy Harpy I’ve spent the last week creating characters to fill my fantasy outpost, the Happy Harpy. Making up the characters has been an exciting exercise. I have a good idea of how a small group can interact over time. (I spent four years on two different Navy … Continue reading Staffing a Fantasy Outpost
Today’s words come from a random word generator. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech noun Definition A leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power.A person, especially an orator or political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, … Continue reading Wednesday Word for January 29, 2020