Month: January 2022

“Too long near the woods to be frit by owls”

Last year, Lottie and I spent a pleasant week with her parents in a place called the Hidden Chapel (this is true) in a village called Zeal Monachorum, or cell of the monks (this is also true). This blog post is about neither of those things, but it does concern an antecedent to the Prayer Book […]

Written by on January 24, 2022

Gather Your Arty

I wrote the article below for Wireframe, a British game dev magazine which ‘lifts the lid on video games’. And, inexplicably, lets me have a monthly column. You’ve probably heard the phrase “art imitates life”, recognising when art reflects society’s real-world interests and views. Think Banksy, or The Mummy 3 being all about how much […]

Written by on January 13, 2022

The Next Feast and the Last Duel

“Each century in the Mansus is a great hall. The Hours feast in the thirty-fifth of its kind. In its last year, they’ll close it up and move on. In our dreams, we can visit their abandoned halls. In our dreams.” – Meredith Blaine Aficionados of the Secret Histories may recall that Blaine was killed […]

Written by on January 4, 2022