Thursday, December 31, 2015

Reviewing the Year with Bonfire Mind

On Monday, published this list on reviewing a year. I'm quite the fan of analyzing oneself, especially with the idea of becoming better, so I figure this is the kind of thing for me.

Here are the questions:
This year,

1.   How many established goals have you honored?

2.   What’s the most interesting place you’ve explored?

3.   What’s the most valuable book you’ve read?

4.   What good habit have you developed?

5.   What’s the most out-of-your-comfort-zone thing you’ve done?

6.   Who have you meaningfully connected to?

7.   What have you improved about yourself?

8.   What have you done for the first time?

9.   What’s the most important thing you’ve learned?

10.   How have you contributed to someone else’s life?

My full answers are safe and sound in Microsoft Word. I really connected with this list, though. I saw a new state (Washington), read some great books (which should be evident from this blog's usual content), eaten more vegetables since just about forever, turned an old acquaintance into a friend, learned the true value of dishwashers, and pondered the metaphysical, among many other things. Lists like these are good ways for those of us who don't keep diaries to track some things we remember now but might not in a few years.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A Fairy Tale Land

Today on Quora, I answered a really fun question about fantasy world-building. I have a thing for fantasy and for the craft of storytelling. I also quite like mythical beasts.

If you had your own country made of fairy tale creatures, what would be the species of your citizens?

I picked:

  • Minotaurs
  • Basilisks
  • Gargoyles
  • Magic beans (plants are creatures too!)
  • Poltergeists

Click to see why!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

"Never the Twain Shall Meet", says Elmer Fudd

I've stooped to the level of image macros before. Now here's an all-original one, straight from me:

It combines my loves of math and literature, I swear.