Author Archives: kakubjaya

The Year of the Cat

[Background: This is actually a part of a much, much larger Dr Who fanfic I did all the way back in 2012.  All that you really need to know is that Old Series Companion Ace, here using the pseudonym ‘Dot … Continue reading

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Shotgun Wedding

An except from my misspent twenties for chuck wendig’s flash writing ‘True Story’ challenge: here Shotgun Wedding The two of us were just about out of our heads on sleep deprivation and Tom Clancy when we hit the California border. A straight … Continue reading

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Titan needs some freedom…

(the beginning of a story I never finished, or rather, haven’t finished yet…) [based on this meme ] There had been rumblings of trouble from the outer system as long as anyone could remember. Sure, those bombings on Ceres the … Continue reading

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World Building Week, Day 2: Popular culture.

Another ‘how it’s done’ moment, this time, a bitchy, and hilarious review of a musical soap-opera from the entirely-believable universe of Jenn Manley Lee’s complex and magnificent webcomic Dicebox But when you’re done, tell me you don’t feel like you have … Continue reading

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Showing us all how to do World-Building

What is this? It’s Samuel R. Delany showing us how to build the literary history of a world, a world that lasts less than a third of the novel. pgs. 43-48 from Samuel Delany’s Stars in My Pocket Like Grains … Continue reading

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Colin Cantwell II: The Man Who First Built Star Wars

Besides being a Concept Artist (see last post), Colin Cantwell did a lot of the first models for George Lucas’ original pitches when he was going around trying to sell Star Wars. Note that the ideas of the other concept … Continue reading

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Colin Cantwell I: The Star Wars Artist You’ve Never Heard Of.

For most of us die-hard Star Wars Fans, when we think about Star Wars Concept Art, the first name that comes to mind (and rightfully so) is the iconic Ralph McQuarrie: And if you dig a little deeper, maybe you … Continue reading

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