April 21st, 2021

Golden Hair

The Domestic Revolution

The Domestic Revolution: How the Introduction of Coal into Victorian Homes Changed Everything by Ruth Goodman

In London, they were using coal for heating and cook during the Elizabethean era. It appears to have started then, too, and been very quick; a Star Chamber proceeding calmly states that "sea coal" (coal brought by sea) is the ordinary fuel of everyone. And it spread throughout the land. It had a lot of consequences.
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A Birthday

philosophy of checklists

was pondering checklists for world-building, and the possibility of one for a superheroic world. . . .

The problem is that they are lists, and linear. Just like a book dealing with story structure has to deal with it beginning, middle, and end. Only more of a problem because your story does have to end up with a beginning, middle, and end, even if the end happens a century before the middle, and the beginning a few millennia after.

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