Tag: Creatures

Worldbuilding Wednesday 12/27/17: Angels

Be careful who you trust; the devil was once an angel. Old proverb I viewed my fellow man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape. Desmond Morris We cannot pass our guardian angel’s bounds; resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs. Saint Augustine Angels have a long history in Western culture. …

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Brandy

Brandy’s eyes could steal a sailor from the sea.

The Weightless Ones

They are coming for you and you can’t hide from them… ever.   (Art by Alexey Andreev)

Worldbuilding Wednesday 11/22/17: Supernatural Beings

  There are all sorts of fairies, elementals, grues, demons, devils, angels, nature spirits, and the like in fantasy. Often they serve a purpose in the story, and just as often they are there for window dressing, like the offhand mentions of pookas or kelpies causing trouble. In fact, things wouldn’t be the same if …

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Tigerpillar

A little known creature from Chinese mythology, the Tigerpillar combined the ravenous appetite of both creatures.

A Haunting Strain of Music, Part 2

Some “lively” music always makes work go more quickly, don’t you agree?   Rockabilly fun with The Creature from the Black Lagoon, who also moonlights as a record juggler. The title is a pun on “instrumentals.”   Swedish lady sings some early rock and roll. The picture is cool and shows she’s not afraid to …

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A Haunting Strain of Music, Part 1

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I like the spookiness, the masquerade element, and the rich trove of vintage memorabilia generated over the years… like these LP and 45 covers. For fun, I looked up the music as well.   The rich baritone voice of Boris Karloff, best known for narrating the Christmas special …

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Ecanus, the Angel of Writers

Ecanus, I seek to become more than a writer. I desire to be an author and I ask for your Divine Assistance in helping me attain that goal. Fill my mind with original thoughts and ideas so that I may become the successful writer that God created me to be. Through Jesus Christ’s Precious, Pure …

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Dracolich

The Dracolich, or undead dragon, is the most terrifying and powerful of all dragonkin. Fortunately they are few and far between.   (Rotten Meat, by Edward DeLandre)

Worldbuilding Wednesday 8/16/17: Dragon Names

Dragon Names No other creature is as evocative of the contemporary fantasy genre as the dragon. They combine snakes, lizards, dinosaurs, large mammalian predators, and human intellects into one massive, armored, fire-breathing package. (Their drives, however, are their own.) The current version of the dragon dates from within the last 100 years. Tolkien gave us …

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