Tarot Minor Arcana Matching: Cups

Tarot Minor Arcana Matching: Cups

The continuation of the Minor Arcana matching series: The Suit of CUPS! Cups was evocative of political prowess and also religious power to me. Thus, Cups finds ourselves with characters from The Madness of Light, and the political spaces of the Empire. It also includes the characters presented in Sepulcher of Shadows.

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🗓 24 Jan 2021
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Tarot Minor Arcana Matching: Wands

Tarot Minor Arcana Matching: Wands

The start of the Minor Arcana suit assignment: the Suit of Wands. The quoted meanings for the below Minor Arcana are taken from The Pictorial Key to the Tarot’s Additional Meanings section. I didn’t follow the core meanings exactly or with how/what they are to be represented with. Some of this is more symbolic alignment than exact Tarot meaning alignment.

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🗓 18 Jan 2021
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Series Tarot Major Arcana Matching: Part 4 FINAL!

Series Tarot Major Arcana Matching: Part 4 FINAL!

The last part of the The Adventures of the Trinity and the One Tarot Major Arcana matching series. The final stretch of the Major Arcana are matched with characters and concepts from the series. Exciting stuff!

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🗓 05 Sep 2020
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Series Tarot Major Arcana Matching: Part 3

Series Tarot Major Arcana Matching: Part 3

Part 3 of the Tarot card series! We are almost done matching up characters/concepts with the Tarot card Major Arcana. Some of the big Major Arcana are part of this post: The Hanged Man, Death, the Devil, and so on! Major characters here too. Some of these matchings were quite easy for me as it just made sense. Hopefully they make sense to you as well!

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🗓 29 Aug 2020
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Series Tarot Major Arcana Matching: Part 2

Series Tarot Major Arcana Matching: Part 2

Part 2 of the Tarot Major Arcana matching series! Part 1 is here. Quoted meanings are taken from The Pictorial Key to the Tarot. Major arcana #8, Fortitude, is Strength in my deck so I’m using that. However, the meanings in my guide for Strength/Fortitude are slightly truncated, so I’m using the full one from the Key to the Tarot.

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🗓 20 Aug 2020
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Series Tarot Major Arcana Matching: Part 1

Series Tarot Major Arcana Matching: Part 1

Tarot cards have long had a place in my life. There is something about them that has compelled me to this day. I occassionally do Tart card readings for myself and I only use the Major Arcana when I do so. Since I appreciate Tarot cards so much, I’ve decided to align characters/concepts from the series to the Tarot Major Arcana that best exemplify them. The quoted meanings for each Major Arcana are taken from The Pictorial Key to the...

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🗓 12 Aug 2020
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Philosophy: The Highest Form of Devotion is Destruction

Philosophy: The Highest Form of Devotion is Destruction

“The most highest form of use and appreciation of existence and life is the act of destruction of it.” - Cyclone, Harmonic Waves “For destruction is the highest form of devotion…” - Ra, Emerald Haze Above are two selected quotes from the series regarding the philosophy that destroying something is the highest form of devotion towards something. At first, this idea may seem nonsensical, but it makes sense from a certain perspective. Cyclone, a devout Empirian, explains it very well...

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🗓 07 Aug 2020
📁 World Building

Absolute Revisionism: Explaining The Diamondae Machine

Absolute Revisionism: Explaining The Diamondae Machine

The Diamondae Machine, an orange pincer floating in the void of space, as seen in Threads that Bind the Tempest, has a cryptic function that is totally antithetical to existence, to the unfettered continuity of it. It is explained in a round-about way, but still, it doesn’t seem to make any sense. And making sense of it would lead to madness. And after the events of TTBTT, the Trinity and the One, especially Spellbinder, are wary of such things for...

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🗓 20 Nov 2019
📁 World Building

The Madness of Light: Religion and Dogma

The Madness of Light: Religion and Dogma

The Madness of Light is about religion—the fall of a religion.

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🗓 30 Aug 2019
📁 World Building

The Madness of Light: Choices and Process

The Madness of Light: Choices and Process

I made a video of me talking about my writing! I'm so proud of myself. It's about The Madness of Light, my writing process through it, and my general feelings. It's a long video, but I thought it was interesting talking it through. Thanks.

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🗓 12 Nov 2017
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A More Visual Approach to Book Marketing

A More Visual Approach to Book Marketing

Book marketing is probably the most draining aspect of being a self-published author. Writing the book wasn't enough. Now you have to convince everyone else to bother reading it. Yay. I really hate marketing. It feels hollow and dishonest. But you know what feeling is worse? No one reading your book. Which, in this era of the book market being extremely oversaturated and increasingly so, is a real possibility. A serious one that you should consider. My life... So we,...

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🗓 19 Jul 2015
📁 Publishing

HTSW Point of View Analysis

HTSW Point of View Analysis

How to Stop Wildfire and the subsequent books are based on a non-omniscient third-person point of view. Certain characters get to color the narration. And some, the titular 'Trinity and the One,' have an accessible thought process. A stream of consciousness. I like to think of the POV as like a microphone that the Trinity and the One characters seize from each other. That is why POV can change within a page. It is a fluid prospect. But for the...

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🗓 14 Jul 2015
📁 Writing