Personally, if I was in the ‘And Yet, Here It Is’ universe I wouldn’t want the MacGuffin. It just doesn’t seem safe, you know what I mean? You just wouldn’t know what it might do.
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‘Spirits Getting Drunk’ has potential, but I’m not sure I particularly feel like exploring it. Where is the development in Eternity? What conflict can arise when the time of change has past? Or something like that. Still: good for a microfiction. They can’t all become books.
The major reason I don’t write more stuff in the same universe as “Tales From the Columbian Alliance: The Case of the Temporal Moralist!” is that I am not entirely certain what I want the universe of the Columbian Alliance to be. It’s pulp, sure. But what kind of pulp? If I go Indiana Jones, well: every Indiana Jones movie has the supernatural in it, and I dunno if I want to do that, too. I’m already doing a lot of magic/spooky stuff in my fiction already.
Although I reserve the right to swap out the RPG setting for something else next month. It’s a good idea, but it needs just a touch of something.
‘Reasonable Realignment of Resources’ illustrates the great question of draconic-human interactions in medieval societies: why does the king particularly care if the burden of having a local dragon is merely that she eats a cow every week or so? He has plenty of cows. Of course, if the dragon is a wild beast otherwise, it’s still a problem. But if she can demonstrate language and self-restraint, well… there are opportunities, there.
Criminal indifference!Continue reading 09/15/2020, THE THING IN MY HIP FLASK.