Modified Uneri-maru-Genji With Agemaki Knot

LeeW   September 25, 2016   Comments Off on Modified Uneri-maru-Genji With Agemaki Knot

This combines a Kongoh braid with Genji, however, I modified it to balance the primary colors of Duke Sir Brion’s arms.  (Four strands in the ‘Kongoh’ part (blue) became an additional four strands in the ‘Genji’ part (gold/red).  

Kongoh 16 strand ‘S’ Spiral with Aioi knot.

LeeW   September 25, 2016   Comments Off on Kongoh 16 strand ‘S’ Spiral with Aioi knot.

A straight up Kongoh spiral: gold, blue, white and green. Eight two-strand moves working counter-clockwise around the mirror. Not terribly challenging, but it let me keep the metals/colors separated.  The colors worked out better than I thought, but Duchess Anna’s arms have a lot of interplay between the colors and the simple spiral didn’t really reflect that.  Adding the Aioi… Read more »

Threads, Braids and Knots

LeeW   September 23, 2016   Comments Off on Threads, Braids and Knots

Some years ago, at Pennsic, I bought one of those little foam kumihimo disks and started playing with it.  It pretty much consumed that Pennsic.  (When my wife has to remind me that it’s time to armor up for a battle, you know something’s wrong with the world.)  I’ve calmed down somewhat since then, but braids still come out at… Read more »

Body/Horror: Forced Feminization in the Movie “(Re)Assignment”

LeeW   August 27, 2016   Comments Off on Body/Horror: Forced Feminization in the Movie “(Re)Assignment”

The other day, my wife told me about a new movie coming out in 2017.  “(Re)Assignment”.  I’ll give you the IMDB summary: Following an ace assassin who is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as The Doctor who turns him into a woman. The hitman now a hitwoman sets out for revenge, aided… Read more »

Vote Your Conscience

LeeW   July 21, 2016   Comments Off on Vote Your Conscience

I voted for Bernie  in the primary  (you probably knew that already) but I will be backing Hillary  in November.  However much I would prefer Bernie, the consequences of a Trump presidency are just too horrific to contemplate unless you’re some straight white guy who’s willing to sieg hell his way through it. So, for those of you who are going to vote Green, or… Read more »

The Smartest Thing…

LeeW   July 19, 2016   Comments Off on The Smartest Thing…

…that Hillary Clinton could do would be to name Bernie Sanders as her running mate.  Whether she likes it or not,  whether he likes it or not, it is the best way to heal the rift in the Democratic Party.  Forget, for while at least, that the DNC and the Democratic Party nomination process needs a serious reboot.  Put aside,… Read more »

Numbers Game

LeeW   July 14, 2016   Comments Off on Numbers Game

Back in 2008 I voted for Hillary Clinton.  Obama was an unknown to me and, while I found him charismatic, I backed Hillary because she was the Democratic candidate with policies closest to my own.  So I was unhappy, to say the least, when she failed to get the nomination.  It was also the first time that the word “super delegate” made… Read more »

Under Construction

LeeW   October 31, 2015   Comments Off on Under Construction

The Anyúvin language is undergoing some revision to reflect it’s “linguistic heritage.”   This will, of course, involve a certain degree of re-writing for the posted stories. Speaking of which, I will be moving them to static pages.  Shouldn’t impact what you see, but it will make my life easier.  Also, I will be adding an Anyúvin lexicon to the… Read more »

HonorCon 2015

LeeW   October 31, 2015   Comments Off on HonorCon 2015

Thanks to all who attended my presentation on conlangs for fiction.  I hope these slides prove useful. HonorCon2015 However, if you’re serious about constructed languages, you should invest in David J. Peterson’s “The Art of Language Invention.”   Be prepared, there’s a lot to learn from it and it isn’t all going to fall in  place right off.  Still, he writes… Read more »

Social Justice Warrior

LeeW   August 31, 2015   Comments Off on Social Justice Warrior

I see no conflict between social justice and free speech.  Indeed, one cannot have one without the other.  Setting these two things in opposition, only guarantees that, in the end, we will have neither.  We cannot have social justice if the oppressed are not free to speak of their oppression.  We cannot have free speech if one group, by dint… Read more »