Some of you may have gathered that I’m a lazy shit. From the number of post series even with their own index page that never finished or even came to fruition. I do in fact intend to get all of those up eventually, but I’m a lazy shit. And some of them require serious research and planning and maybe even citation of sources, all of which I hate but the last of which I really hate. Just ask my former Academic Advisor. I’m more an off the cuff sort of person. If you imagined this presents some major challenges to the goal of me ever having a story/book published, congrats. You’re pretty sharp.
Anyway, for that reason, I will be trying to post on here more frequently, but in smaller bites to work my way up to having a stronger habit of consistency, which I hope will be beneficial to my fiction and also to those more ambitious series of posts sitting around the Chimney unfinished.
First up–today in fact!:
A world-building post on the challenges and answering techniques for creating a new and unique world not based on a set of previously existing Earth cultures. Many of which are probably exocitized and stereotyped in your conception, particularly if you are a (white) Western European, or really any identity that isn’t a part of those cultures in general. Fantasy versions of real-world cultures are fraught with risk, not just from cultural appropriation or downright racism, but from genre stereotypes, from lazy writing and characterization, from plain old old-hatted-ness. But more on that in the post later today!