Today, ghost stories are shared around campfires and bedsteads as sources of entertainment and have little to do with religion. … More
Should modern renditions of the Middle Ages be realistic or historically accurate? When asking this, let’s remember that there are … More
Wondering how a fantasy wizard can possibly be realistic? Let’s look at history to find out!
Welcome to my post about used books Victoria BC. Sometimes we can have a strong habit all our lives and … More
From “deshaché” and “esteté” to “decressant” and “bretesse,” I imagine these heraldic terms from medieval coats of arms would be especially useful to the literary grimdark or litHEMA fantasy writer. Enjoy!
Here’s yet another thing that proves medieval people were much more sophisticated than we give them credit for–a long list of materials used in clothing, bedding, napery and drapery (with pictures).
Everything has a polar opposite–everything!–and so if such things as LitRPG, where common sense and practicality are completely ignored, can … More
Comparing the classic medieval arming- and long-sword to a generic fantasy one.
Before you hit me with “realism in fantasy only means consistency“, consider that ancient and medieval people knew what they … More
In The “real” Second Renaissance, I tried to demonstrate why we might be living in what I would call a rapid … More
When will you learn Hollywood? *shakes my fist*
It’s my goal to get so clear an understanding of life in the Middle Ages that one might wonder if … More
In my quest to paint a perfect image of medieval times for myself, I, with wide eyes, enter such chansons … More
If a masterpiece of artful and amazing prose on the human experience never reaches the public eye, is never praised … More
Millennials are no longer making the same unethical and environmentally-damaging mistakes made by our predecessors in the Industrial Revolution. Thinkers, … More
A meditation outloud.
Have you ever wondered?
Here I am going to recommend a unique way of studying history and ask the question, why, in schools, do … More
Speaking to a subconscious need many of us inherently possess.
When we were children it was easy for us to become enchanted by stories and films that were riddled with … More
Somewhere in the Caribbean…
Adossé (from heraldry) “back to back” – Example: His coat-armor emblazoned two lions adossé. Affronté / Confronté (from heraldry) “facing one another” … More
I could just say ‘keep a dictionary by the toilet’ and end this article there but I actually found a … More
Whether you’re a poet looking for words that start with L or a student trying to understand what a lazarette … More
Rule 1. SHOW HEMA IN ACTION: Grappling! Rondel daggers! Poleaxes! Niches in armor! LitHEMA, although some authors may or may … More
VINTENAR Vintenar means, in medieval England, a leader of a score of footmen, more specifically a leader of twenty draft … More
This is not a historical lesson with dates and events, but a mechanical lesson to explain the physical differences between … More
FLAP, FLAP WENT the webbed feet of a mother duck up a muddy, arrow-riddled bogside. The planets and stars of … More
I didn’t know or care what a perfect day was until I unintentionally experienced one. It was a day off. … More
The other day I added guar to my Book of Words. Then I thought, wait … am I getting guar … More
As an introvert author in Victoria BC Canada, being nocturnal was GRAND at first. There’s a 24/7 grocery store a … More
Palfrey – a compliable horse for casual riding, especially by women. Mule, hinny – the offspring of a male donkey and a … More
An estoc, used from the 14th to the 17th century, is an edgeless two-handed sword designed specifically for fighting against … More
Faulds and tonlets are both pieces of armor worn below the breastplate to protect the groin and waist, but some … More
Part of the research I had to do for a book included learning how ‘muzzleloaders’ operate. So now I’ll briefly share … More
A swordbreaker is a dagger or shortsword with deep notches on one side of the blade, used for catching and grappling … More
Used historically by militia in the Franco-Flemish War of the 14th century, the goedendag is the combination of a club and a … More
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In my niche, a popular argument is circulating. Should fantasy be more realistic? One side believes fantasy should take pride … More
I am a convert…. Well, sometimes I slip … but I’m still proud to be a convert. Here is my … More
This morning I watched Ran (directed and written by Akira Kurosawa) and I must say it nearly made me cry! Lately I’ve … More
While reading this please keep in mind I am still an amateur and would only like to show an entry-level … More
My ideal genre would be a sub-genre of historical fiction called hemapunk. Hema as in H.E.M.A or historical European martial … More
I believe there will be a second Renaissance in our lifetime. I can see signs of its coming every day. … More
This is a poem I kept from one of my many unpublished fantasy stories. He stormed out from his castle … More
A wench was wandering down a wynd when a pauper begging for pence stopped her to broach of the Bird of … More
Timothy RJ Eveland 2014-11-30 (As this topic is being discussed more often, I felt obliged to release a paper I … More
If you’ll allow me to be metaphorical, I’d like to send out my Family Day wishes. Here in Canada, it’s … More
Farmer’s Paradise by Timothy RJ Eveland (One of my very first stories from college) (A mom, dad, and son are having … More
Timothy RJ Eveland NEW WORLD DEFENDERS 1492 Exploring a Disease Free World If diseases like smallpox did not exist during … More
Is Sustainable Development Paradoxical? (Development and Sustainable Development) People claim that sustainable development is possible and thriving; however, this paper … More
This is the law that I have recently created for myself ~ “It will be as it shalt, but thou … More