He genuinely wanted these two to pass the Bloodkooma Rite of Age. If they did, they might retrieve an Escopu egg. As a Chosen Child, he had never received an initiation ceremony during first puberty, as Patcha and Kooteeck would when and if their quest was completed. The ceremony for Bloodkoomas was quite different; instead of enduring a physical change to represent their transition into adulthood, they had the opportunity to find an Escopu egg, the ultimate sign of redemption. Or so the legend went. … More The Chamber of Sleeping Flame (Flood Thieves Chapter 8, Part II)
One of my roommates once asked me, “Do you feel like you’ve actually learned anything in college?”
Oh, oh friend… I have learned so much in college. Some of the things I’ve learned have been mind-boggling. Here is a countdown of the most perspective-changing courses I’ve taken at UT Austin.
“Why should we care about what’s forbidden? Think of how they treat us here! Would a chance at peace not be better?”
“Better than food, than shelter, than an education?” The taller demanded, “Would risking burning be worth it? You must have lost too much blood in that garden, but I trust Master Awkaseesa. She wouldn’t need to riddle you with such scars if you would do as you’re told. It does not take very much intelligence to do as you’re told.”
I’ve heard several people say “write what you would want to read.” Everything I write is something I would normally eat up. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t stories I just want somebody else to write for once.
So I’m making this post in the hopes that someone out there will see it and either:
- Tell me that these books already exist and exactly where I can find them
- Decide that these ideas are pretty good and write a book based on one of them
My friends over at HungryMindHungryStomach put together this amazingly comprehensive list/review of places to eat out in Austin! There were also some contributions to the list made by some stunningly gorgeous and intelligent people and also me. … More The Ultimate 2-liner Guide to Austin Food & Coffee
The Internet has given all of us great power: the power to spread misinformation, and the power to properly fact-check information. This guide is a summary of what I have learned in college about searching for reliable sources, how to tell the good from the bad, and how to do it quickly enough that you don’t throw up your hands in exasperation. … More Guide to Finding Reliable Sources
These are the stages you will encounter if you decide to write a fiction novel or start a research project:
- Ideas — unmitigated fun
- Work — two steps forward, one step back
- Publishing — ugh
So I started watching Kipo last week. Since then, I’ve binged the two seasons that are currently out, rewatched both seasons, and exhausted my supply of meme, review, and speculation YouTube videos about the show.
In all honesty, this is less of a review and more of me gushing about the parts that made me love the show. Unfortunately, this show has so many spoilers over the course of even a few episodes that it would be impossible to give this review without them. So if you have not watched both seasons already, read at your own risk!
Today’s entry is a WikiHow article titled, “How to Paint Duck Decoys.” Apparently hunters paint fake ducks to attract real ducks to a particular area, because the birds are social animals. If it were me, I would have these artistic hunters follow their artistic side more closely than their hunting side. … More How to Paint Duck Decoys
“You know, I do apologize if the funeral song seems ill-timed now. I wasn’t aware that your friend was injured.”
No, I think the song was for you, Kooteeck thought threateningly. But she held her tongue in her mouth and her fist at her side. She knew nothing of fighting, anyway. It would be more effective to just leave the man in the dirt.
“So rude of me not to introduce myself. My name is Hiyee.”
“Isn’t that a woman’s name?”
“It’s anything you want it to be, young lady,” he said, seeming to not detect the insult. “It’s my apodo. My full name is KuyuKoosee Hiyee Ica Mex. But everyone calls me Hiyee.”
“What did you do to earn a name like that as your apodo?” Kooteeck wondered, somewhat dreading the answer.
“Well, you see I once had a sister by the name of Hiyee. The poor girl had a set of twins with eyes just like hers. She tried to hide them, but one look and everyone knew they were Bloodstealers. She tried to darken their glasunes and even blind them, but it was no use.”