The result of a discussion about how Ismyrn is the American character. Zero actual crossbows were consulted in the drawing of this picture. 

The squiggle may be recognized by the most astute as the crest of Campaniel, depicting a bell.

The result of a discussion about how Ismyrn is the American character. Zero actual crossbows were consulted in the drawing of this picture.

The squiggle may be recognized by the most astute as the crest of Campaniel, depicting a bell.

You may have noticed Rashk mentioned that he ONCE owned a telescope. 

tl;dr: Diadem Correl.

You may have noticed Rashk mentioned that he ONCE owned a telescope.

tl;dr: Diadem Correl.

Read it bottom to top because Twitter.
Eldritch Reality has informed me they think Barsamin is an idiot. Well they’re not WRONG… but it’s Ismyrn’s fault. She is a bad influence. 
Say hi to Fiora! She is my space girlfriend. And Eldritch Reality, who so far I’ve only been able to establish is a fairy pirate of some sort. 
Still plugging along on Aspects Book 2: Ismyrn Runs Headlong Into More Obvious Traps, Probably 

Read it bottom to top because Twitter.

Eldritch Reality has informed me they think Barsamin is an idiot. Well they’re not WRONG… but it’s Ismyrn’s fault. She is a bad influence. 

Say hi to Fiora! She is my space girlfriend. And Eldritch Reality, who so far I’ve only been able to establish is a fairy pirate of some sort. 

Still plugging along on Aspects Book 2: Ismyrn Runs Headlong Into More Obvious Traps, Probably 

medievalpoc:

Luca Giordano
Four Female Musicians
Italy (c. 1658)
Oil on Canvas, 57 x 101.5 cm.
Rijksmuseum

I would like to promote the work of medievalpoc who has come under attack from harassers for documenting the oft-ignored fact that non-white people have always existed and always interacted with European culture. You can find a lot of historical artwork of PoC on their blog, including some you may have seen before with the PoC characters cropped out!

medievalpoc:

Luca Giordano

Four Female Musicians

Italy (c. 1658)

Oil on Canvas, 57 x 101.5 cm.

Rijksmuseum

I would like to promote the work of medievalpoc who has come under attack from harassers for documenting the oft-ignored fact that non-white people have always existed and always interacted with European culture. You can find a lot of historical artwork of PoC on their blog, including some you may have seen before with the PoC characters cropped out!

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Minor spoilers (come on you had to have seen it coming) (actually I regret ending book 1 before he had a chance to USE his newfound powers for anything) but I commissioned Book 2 Barsamin from preservedcucumbers, now older and with more yaoi angst.  
As an aside, more than a bit annoyed with tumblr’s markdown editor simply Not Supporting features. But I don’t know that any tumblr engineers follow me on Twitter, which is my usual method of getting stupid things fixed. 

Minor spoilers (come on you had to have seen it coming) (actually I regret ending book 1 before he had a chance to USE his newfound powers for anything) but I commissioned Book 2 Barsamin from preservedcucumbers, now older and with more yaoi angst.  

As an aside, more than a bit annoyed with tumblr’s markdown editor simply Not Supporting features. But I don’t know that any tumblr engineers follow me on Twitter, which is my usual method of getting stupid things fixed. 

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I have been informed that “Rashk murders someone” is not a real spoiler re: volume 2. I apologize and offer this as a replacement spoiler.

Something goes really terribly wrong between people who are married to each other!

Like, five different times! Maybe six!

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I take it my Space Girlfriend just finished reading volume 1.

Volume 2 progress report: Rashk just murdered someone, it was pretty intense. lol spoilers

I take it my Space Girlfriend just finished reading volume 1.

Volume 2 progress report: Rashk just murdered someone, it was pretty intense. lol spoilers

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quantumpsychiatrist asked:
My substitute physics teacher caught me writing Glory in the Thunder poetry during class today, but I managed to get out of trouble by talking about your DEF CON presentation. I just thought you might want to know that :P

abad1dea:

Well, are you going to share?! :) 

I like to think I’m living some sort of double life. Professional hacker by day, mild-mannered writer by night. Saving the internet and crafting the delicate fictional feelings of Sad Teens. 

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Glory in the Thunder is now a free-to-read novel.

Read Book One in its entirety online: Front Matter / Chapter One

Obtain Kindle, ePub or PDF: Download

Buy paperback or Kindle (optional, supports the author): Buy

The new scene (which has been moved from Book 2 to Book 1 based on reader feedback) can be found as the third section of Chapter 17, starting at “Rashk had once, long ago…”. It is in the newly uploaded versions of everything including the paperback. Note it’s a flashback scene (year 834, not year 836).

Here’s hoping all the chapter-to-HTML-page conversions are correct. Pretty sure they are :)