1. “We hate to call them expendable,” he looked down at the dog fondly, “but realistically– we’re all expendable when we need to be.”
2. There is nothing as humbling as realizing you’ve been stood up.
3. Magic is everywhere, but in dilute amounts too weak to feed even the smallest spell. Thankfully being able to tap that power is an evolutionary leap that both plants and animals have made, so the colonists need only to step into the apex of the food chain to reap the benefits.
4. The lumbering beasts are hard to classify in Terran terms. The closest she can come is a pig crossed with a jackrabbit, but the resulting mess is easily the size of a water buffalo. Thankfully all the report asks for is ‘Is there life?’ with no explanation required.
5. It’s a blindingly bright day, the kind where you have to fight to remember how cold it really is outside.
For Camp NaNoWriMo July I’m building a worldbook for the November NaNoWriMo novel. This includes ramping up the characters from nothing into ‘how they are as the story started’… so time to start unraveling the nothing and making some fictives!
What follows is a MuseFic themed character sketch to get comfortable with the personality of the character and make her a little more ‘solid’. It’s a rambling collection of random backstory, basic description, and some worldbuilding (it sneaks in, I can’t help it!)
This post is about the various settings I use to photograph model horses in 1:32 (Breyer Stalemate) scale and smaller. The same things can be used for larger scales with a few tweaks. This post doesn’t cover image editing, white balances, etc. just Av, F-stops, and ISOs!
F#— Lens Aperture, F# (F5 -> F32)
smaller number = more light, larger number = more depth of field
Av— Shutter Speed, 1/x (1/15 -> 4)
larger number = more light
ISO— Film Speed, ISO (100 -> 1600)
larger number = more grainy, more light
1. Dogs travel with you, cats travel in tangent arcs.
2. “Stop thinking with your heart!” The alien grabbed the gun from Marc, but the refugees had already scattered into cover. With a curse it flung the gun back at him. “This nurturing thinking is counterproductive, you are ill-evolved for conflict.”
“Yeah, you keep thinking that,” Marc muttered.
3. Looking at the sky you’d swear it was seconds away from a downpour, but it’s been that way for days without a drop.
4. Two men show up at my door a week after my mothers death. They are polite but firm and I find myself buried in the minutiae of survivorship.