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Tea Party

Crumpets and finger sandwiches, anyone?   (Ceramic art by Ronit Baranga)

Worldbuilding Wednesday, 7/5/17: More Magic

I was going to list some ideas for evil societies for this week, but the randomization software needs more tweaking. So here are some more random magic spells and items. Lamp of Grim Digging:  Enables the owner to find and dig up buried bodies quickly and easily. Yungamel’s Levitating Unicorn:  Causes a unicorn to rise …

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Book Bingo at the Seattle Public Library

Do you like read a lot in the summer, and live in Seattle? The Seattle Public Library is hosting a book bingo, where you read some books in the categories printed on the card, and then turn it in in September with your comments. The contest runs between May 17 and September 5. Drop off …

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Trapped

The viscous cream with the nutrients came once a day through the tube. But  the limited air she had was running out. Encased in metal bondage, she looked around desperately for a rescuer, knowing full well none would find her in this underground space.   (trapped02, image from LXXT on DeviantArt)

Cinder [Reading Challenge 2017]

Cinder by Marisa Meyer Macmillan, 2012 [Challenge # 4:A book you started last year and haven’t yet finished.] I started Cinder last year. It was one of the first ebooks I ever bought because I could not seem to finish the hardback I had borrowed from the library. Then, after working on it intermittently, I …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday, 6/28/17: Pirates!

“Yes, I do heartily repent. I repent I had not done more mischief; and that we did not cut the throats of them that took us, and I am extremely sorry that you aren’t hanged as well as we.”  —  Anonymous Pirate, asked on the gallows if he repented   “I am sorry to see …

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The Little Merfish

The Little Mermaid received quite a surprise when she tried to return to the sea. (Strange how horrific a mythological creature becomes when its parts are reversed.)

Worldbuilding Wednesday, 6/21/17: Magic Users

Continuing on my theme of randomly-generated magic spells items, let’s look at wizards and magic users in fantasy fiction. There are many memorable characters that come to mind, and if there’s one thing they have in common, it’s an unforgettable name. For example, Gandalf the Gray. Short and to the point; and more importantly, much …

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Heart Anatomy

The human heart contains surprising intricacies, and they are not just those of muscle tissue.

Worldbuilding Wednesday, 6/14/17… wait, there’s more! (Spells, that is.)

Because it was just too much damn fun to come up with these. Another selection of free spells to add to your campaign, story, novel, game, comic, whatever. Chantsuma’s Wondrous Cacophony:  Creates a mosaic of noise around the target, a mix of music, voices, animal cries, thunder, chants, roaring waves, bird calls, crashing objects, etc. …

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