It is Christmas

Hey so, it is Christmas now. Yeah, I know, it really snuck up on all of us this time. You may be thinking, “Um, it’s July. It is not Christmas right now.” And you’d be right. But you’re also wrong. It is Christmas now, I don’t know what to tell you. Thankfully, since it came […]

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Mapping the Cloud Atlas: Connections in the Novels of David Mitchell

A domestic terrorist accidentally calls a record store. A 19-year-old looking for his father is captured by the Yakuza. A cloned service worker leads a rebellion against a Korean superstate. A chronic stammerer gets poetry advice from the daughter of a famous composer. A Dutch clerk falls in love with a scarred Japanese midwife. A middle-aged woman […]

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How to make your own fantasy map in 4 easy steps

So, you’ve decided to make your very own fantasy novel/movie/video game/RPG/MMORPGTGIF. You’ve already planned out what kinds of unique and interesting creatures will live in your magical world: elves, dwarves, wizards, totally-not-orcs-even-though-they-definitely-look-and-act-exactly-like-orcs, and dragons. Now, to continue your streak of originality, you want to make a map of your fantasy land, so everyone will know how well […]

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