This post forms part of my series of posts on “Epicness in the Bible“. The Nephilim is one of those curios stories in the bible, dropped here and there, and overlooked by many. But the trail can be followed all the way from early Genesis to Samuel. It all started a while after God created […]Read more "Epicness in the Bible: The Nephilim"
Creatives pull inspiration from various sources of other creative works. Some use popular modern entertainment (music, games, comics, anime) whilst others tend to lean toward the ancient epics for inspiration. Mythology is a very popular source of inspiration, and most fantasy enthusiasts I know study up on their mythology as inspiration. How many authors have you […]Read more "Epicness in the Bible"
There is a short and long answer to this question, but I guess if I wanted to give the short answer I probably won’t go through the effort of writing a blog post about it :) Yes, I too have now read the infamous Sword of Shannara. Before I even knew what the Shannara world […]Read more "Is Sword of Shannara a Lord of the Rings ripoff?"
This post forms part of my series of blog posts for “Story Ideas“. Story working title: “Wings” Concept: Wings is an alternate history story. It doesn’t take place on a far off planet or magical realm, instead it takes place right here on our earth, at around 1000 BC. The plan is to pull actual […]Read more "Story idea: Wings"
As a creative, I am always busying my mind somewhere with some creative pursuit. I have conceptualized many stories over the years that will probably never see the light of day as an actual creative work: Be that novel, game, movie or what ever. So I decided that, instead of letting all those stories go […]Read more "Story ideas"
I don’t know if it’s just me… but post apocalyptic movies are awesome. No matter which way you play it, there is something about a post apocalyptic movie on screen that just grabs your imagination and shakes it around. So many times now, I found myself saying the following after watching a movie: “The story […]Read more "Post apocalyptic: No matter how bad it is, it’s still cool"
Shadows over Camelot is a great board game, and awesome crowd-pleaser. This Arthurian-themed board game was published in 2005 by Days of Wonder, making it an older game, as things go these days. I have played it a couple of times with friends now, have both won and lost, so I feel like I may venture […]Read more "Shadows over Camelot: Boardgame review"
“Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.” – – Wikipedia “Leonardo da Vinci, was an Italian polymath. His areas of strength included painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, invention, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography.” – […]Read more "No more creative boxes"
Do you remember the days of floppy disk games? Well, if you do, congratulations, you are as old as I am – they don’t quite make them like that anymore :) We use to have heaps of computer games on one single floppy disk, and for those of you who are too young to remember, the bigger […]Read more "AAA gaming titles – the high art of this age?"
It all started with what I like to call the “sentient fox in Lord of the rings”. While working my way through the lord of the rings the first time, I came upon this super weird bit: The hobbits are traveling from the Shire, and they sleep outdoors the night. Along walks a fox and […]Read more "Funny Easter-eggs in otherwise serious fantasy novels"