Viewing world building as fictional anthropology is a great way to ensure your world is complex, realistic, and unique, without falling prey to genre tropes.
Horizon Zero Dawn manages to not only create two entirely different worlds but also weave it beautifully into the storytelling.
As you might have guessed from the banner, we’re talking about One Piece today. Eiichiro Oda’s world has a lot going on in it, but I’m actually not going to delve in deep to that. I actually want to discuss my favorite aspect of… Continue Reading “One Piece: All the Feelings!”
I want to talk a little bit about religion. As big as this subject is, I’m sure I’ll come back to it several more times, but for now I want to look at how religion can impact the rest of the world. Don’t worry,… Continue Reading “Gods and Rituals and Theocracies, Oh My!”
In honor of Ghostbusters, which I’m finally going to see this weekend, and the BS storm that surrounded its trailers and very existence, I thought I’d talk about something that’s always kind of irked me in a lot of major—mostly fantasy, but sci fi… Continue Reading “Who you gonna call? Women!”