Describing a face

How do you do it? I wonder if one can really use words to describe a face accurately. People tend to default to faces they've seen before, or shapes they are familiar with. I am trying something with a character of mine, and have picked a face of a real person to use as my …

Monastery life

I think I could be happy being a monk/scholar/priest, whatever you want to call it. A person who leaves behind 'life' in order to devote themselves to the world of the mind/spirit. If I could spend every waking hour studying, reading, learning, teaching, etc, I think I could give up material possessions and all the …

Mind games

I've started reading 'The Glass Bead Game' by Herman Hesse, mainly because the title made me think of go. The story features a fictional game that is very abstract and deals with concepts and ideas as the 'pieces'. The players are intellectual elites who use pieces of knowledge or pieces of culture to play their games. The …

Endless stories

There are so many books out there I'll never read. So many characters I'll never know, places I'll never imagine, idea's I'll never entertain. Imagining this infinite landscape of fiction gives me a sense of exploration and openness--anything-is-possible-ness--that I used to get from playing open world video games. The slight sadness that I'll never get to …

Time travel

The only way time travel could work is if the traveler had been completely removed from existence, and was only an observer looking in. Peering through a window, fast forwarding and rewinding time at will but forever separate from causality. If you could go everywhere, see everything--but interact with nothing... would it be worth it …

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