Epic Fantasy: Peeves and Problems

Myth Analysis: The Unicorn Unicorns are some of the most beloved mythical creatures in pop culture, perhaps because of how 'beautiful' the modern image of the unicorn is. It's easy to love an animal that's white, sparkly and poops rainbows. But the unicorn is also one of Europe's weirdest and oldest mythological creatures, appearing in … Continue reading Epic Fantasy: Peeves and Problems

Epic Fantasy: Quandaries and Questions

Lovecraftian Horror Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places.H. P. Lovecraft Let me say this about Lovecraft; the man was a racist, paranoid, shamble of a man. I do not like him. This is undeniable and now that I have established it, I will do my best to avoid the topic. However, I cannot deny … Continue reading Epic Fantasy: Quandaries and Questions

Epic Fantasy: Quandaries and Questions

The Devil's in the Details Why considering all factors of a culture is important World building is complicated; all the factors that make cultures what they are today took hundreds, if not thousands of years to develop. Religion, food, music, language, economic systems, hierarchies and all of that are all really really complicated. Today, I'm … Continue reading Epic Fantasy: Quandaries and Questions

The Power of Tea and Outlining: A Personal Prose

For someone's whose blog is supposed to talk about tea, I really don't talk about tea. So... STORY TIME! I get writer's block. A lot. I'm a pantser. I have no planning skills, I run around, laughing and screaming until something makes sense. So, this year, for NaNoWriMo, I did the unthinkable. I boiled a … Continue reading The Power of Tea and Outlining: A Personal Prose

Epic Fantasy: Peeves and Problems

A young hero is wandering through the forest; they're alone, confused and probably having a mild panic attack because this new world is terrifying. Suddenly, a figure, wrapped in robes and surrounded by good nature and mystery approaches them and offers them a blanket, a guiding hand. Of course, they do, they're the mentor character! … Continue reading Epic Fantasy: Peeves and Problems