Kill Your Darlings (and Theirs)

I’m currently reading Lee Sheldon’s Character Development and Storytelling for Games, and this passage hit me pretty hard. If you can get to the point where your favorite game no longer entertains you, you will have taken a crucial step toward understanding how it worked its magic. It can be a sad moment and an…

Nothing stranger

Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe

The brown book I carry says there is nothing stranger than to explore a city wholly different from all those one knows, since to do so is to explore a second and unsuspected self. I have found a thing stranger: to explore such a city only after one has lived in it for some time…

Le Linkage #2

A few more links from gathered with the help of the StumbleUpon plugin for Firefox. Frankly, I don’t know how I ever surfed the ‘Net without it. ######The History of the Universe in 200 Words or Less: Forget reading Hawking’s A Brief History of Time, this site goes over the history of the universe in…