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.
I’ve spent the last months in a state of flux. I don’t feel like I’ve really had a solid direction, it’s more like I’ve been in a holding pattern of sorts. We’ve been living off my severance package and haven’t had to worry too much about getting the bills paid, but that money won’t last … Continue reading Living the Dream
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
Today’s words come from a television show. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech noun Definition The intense final effort made by architectural students to complete their solutions to a given architectural problem in an allotted time or the period in which such an effort is made.A final, intensive effort to finish … Continue reading Wednesday Word for February 12, 2020
First Reader and I have spent many summer vacations traveling the western US from the saddles of our iron ponies. Back in 2008, a group of friends approached us about taking a two-week motorcycle trip to Yellowstone National Park. We thought it would be fun since we love to ride, and I had never been … Continue reading Looking Back on a Summer Vacation
(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
“There are three types of words: words we all know, words we should know, and words nobody knows. Don't use the third category.”~John Grishamhttps://www.brainyquote.com/ John Grisham, American author and attorney, was born on this day in 1955.
(C) 2020, JJ ShaunThe eastern trade road. I want to share a little about my fantasy outpost—the Happy Harpy. I’m working on a map of the region (it’s still a work in progress). I know it’s hard to see, but the outpost is in the middle. The Happy Harpy was established some three hundred years … Continue reading The Happy Harpy
“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