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Death Life

Year Three

There is a mountain[in New Orleans, it’s called the rising sun]in Slovenia called[Borning? Gensia?]Rodica. We hiked it often[he dragged me to the beat of the monstrance watch].Once a year, we returned from Africa. Summer holidays. We practiced. For one week, every day, every morning up the[Castle].Got to train those leg muscles, train them to the […]

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Art Design Life

As the Morn, So the Day

Last Wednesday I embarked on a week-long creative break. Quite suddenly, I realized the whelms were getting stronger than me and that my mind was no longer doing the things I wanted. So I drew a picture of the orange forest, announced I was going there and withdrew from the mass social media and most […]

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Life Play

Roleplaying Community [the/a]

I often read socially mediate laments that this or that roleplaying community disappoints. That the dnd community, the indie community, the osr community, fails in some terrible ponderous way. Smoke and confusion, all these cries. These roleplaying communities are figments. Roleplay is a genre of language play, without masters or gates. Its natural home is […]

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Art

Style

I have often struggled with producing work. Drawing art for commissions. Writing pieces to fit a project. Creating content, to use the contemporary white-collarist argot. I’ve come to suspect that those struggles come down to a matter of style. By style, I mean a distinctive manner of doing things. The older I get, the less […]

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Life

A Year Was 202X

Peristalsis In every era, the most popular psychological explanation for human behaviour leans on the most advanced technology at the time. The hard science adds a gloss of solidity to the mushy mess of human feeling and being. I paraphrase loosely a thought I read somewhere somewhen. Credits to the original author now forgotten by […]

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Art Life

et Mir

~Mir~ A second post, a counterpart not a contrapost, to the measures of “mera”. As a child, I was fascinated by the space station “Mir”. The first base of humanity in space. The first kernel of a city in the stars. Yes, yes. I know it’s not the first historically. But I was a child. […]

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Design Life

Mera

Distance brings focus. From Korea, the languages of Europe seem much more of a piece, much more related to one another. From today, the troubles of yesteryear seem much more of a story, much more linked one after another. In Slovenian, there is a phrase, “zvrhana mera”, which precisely but dully translates as “a full […]

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Life Story

Dog

Last month we adopted a yearling dog from a shelter. We don’t know her story, but I imagine it could have been something like this. She had a different name once. She was a good dog and well-behaved. She did her business outside and liked going for walks. Grandpa took care of her and fed […]

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Life

Slovenia’s Government Jumps The Shark

This week the PM of the small and geopolitically almost irrelevant EU province of Slovenia declared his support for the incumbent US president in the upcoming US elections. What kind of diplomatic illiterate does that? After all: 1) The US election isn’t Slovenia’s business. 2) There was no need to pick sides. A small country […]

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Life Play

Assassin’s Beach

Is this what it is to grow older? Play a game of Assassin’s Creed and marvel at the blue of the water and dream. Of friends and beach, of time and swells to dive and jump. Salt. Sand. The rush of swirling water, the pound of frothing wave. The smell of brine and weed, pine […]