Thursday, February 9, 2017

Seed idea

In a single sentence: economic picaresque set in mythic Central Asia.

Inevitable pitfall: orientalism…

Monday, July 4, 2016

Wisdom of the All-Mother

Pride and rage are two splendid oxen. Use them often but never on the same yoke.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Imprecation upon the haughty

How dares an oath breaker preform rites within the crumbled walls!

Vile son of the false friend you are accursed!

Be gone from the uneasy resting place of these my people!

Would that I had had one more festival of oaths the fish would jump and the buckwheat flourish. And your people should reside in the untended graves.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dwarven Victory Ritual

Smoke is blown from a silver pipe upon the arranged vanquished (living or dead). This is done in three rounds each with a different tobacco blend and a different incantation. The successive rounds flaunt the superior strength, intelligence, and power of the dwarves: "had you been stronger then you would be blowing the smoke, had you been smarter I would be subjugated and your pride would rise like a horn, had you had the power and favour of the ancestors surely you would not have been so unlucky!"

Monday, May 23, 2016

The frieze by the northern gatehouse

Panel 1: The fisherman blessing their nets with incense / women weave their hair into nets.
Panel 2:A mermaid type creature surrounded by fish being watched by a storm God behind a cloud.
Panel 3:The storm God summons a cloud of gulls .
Panel 4: the mermaid creature takes shelter from a barrage of pearls being dropped by gulls from above her.
Panel 5: Storm God talking to an octopus
Panel 6: mermaid creature biting the octopus and the octopus spewing black ink.
Panel seven: mermaid creature walking on land her tail cutting a trench in the earth