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Building a Fantasy Army Part 7: Logistics

An army marches on its stomach. What this means is that while a fantasy writer probably should not spend words boring his readers with minutae of logistical arrangements, some thought […]

Are Dragons Evil, Part 6 – Japanese

Much of Japanese dragon mythology is an amalgamation of native legends with those from China, Korea and India. The style of dragon was heavily influenced by the Chinese dragon. Japanese […]

Are Dragons Evil, Part 5 – Chinese

Chinese dragons are typically portrayed as long, scaled, serpentine creatures with four legs. Dragon is yang, and complements a yin fenghuang (phoenix). Dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers – […]

Are Dragons Evil, Part 3 – Slavic

In Slavic languages, dragon is called “zmaj” (Croatian, pronounced as “zmay”) or variations thereof – zmej (Russian), zmij (Ukrainian), smok (Belarussian, Polish), though variations on draco (drak, drakon etc.) are […]

Why I dislike Daenerys

Basically… …she has dragons. Yes, that is the main reason. There are others – her idealism and impatience screaming “I am about to get disappointed and become a tyrant”, her […]