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(2009-04-13) Easter and Religions

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(2009-04-14) Death threats

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(2009-04-16) Diabetes, MythTV, and world-building

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(2012-10-25) Introduction to Miwāfu

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(2013-09-17) Time keeps on passing

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(2013-09-18) World-building and calendars

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(2013-09-21) mansupi tachira ripōchya (solar calendar)

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(2013-09-24) Making a calendar look good

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(2014-02-19) Swears, Epitaphs, and Insults

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(2014-07-03) What is in a name?

One of the barriers of entry of Sand and Blood is the main character's name, Rutejìmo. As much as this hurts my chance of selling the book, there is a reason behind it.

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(2014-07-05) Adding novel quotes

As part of the final steps for Sand and Blood, I've created a number of pages for the quotes that start every chapter.

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(2014-08-17) Miwāfu Glyphs Redux - Redrawing

Since I picked up a few new calligraphy pens for my birthday, I tried to write out Miwāfu and found that it was a bit more difficult than I thought. So I redrew them until they weren't difficult.

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(2015-08-19) Sand and Ash 03, Pacifism, and the Chosen One

The third chapter of Sand and Ash is now available. Also some discussions of warrior's sterility, Rutejìmo's pacifism, and Chimípu being the Chosen One.

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(2015-08-21) Tarsan Famlies, Building Cultures, and Naming

While writing a highly ritualized culture that is centered around families, how to name and address them can be one of the most complicated steps.

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(2016-12-21) Sand and Bone 10 and hair styles

Rutejìmo returns to Kosobyo City and finds himself in an unfamiliar civilization that only vaguely resembled his own. Also a little bit on hair.

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(2019-11-06) World-Building - Iterative Development

One of the first questions asked at world-building panels is "how to get started?". Starting is scary when trying to build a world intended to be used for decades as opposed to a (relatively) smaller world for only a short story or two.

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