A welcome reminder from Mr. John C. Wright! The Leaf of Happiness WARNING! Spoilers below the link. In her Newberry-Award winning children’s book WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON, Grace Lin reports the old Chinese fairy tale concerning the Leaf of Happiness. Once, long ago, a family grew famous for their happiness: uncles, cousins and … Continue reading Gratitude
…and then go bigger! Check out this Popular Mechanics article to learn more, readers: Meanwhile, in China, Engineers Built a 20-Barrel Gatling Gun Seems excessive. BY KYLE MIZOKAMI MAY 26, 2021 Newly leaked photos allegedly show a 20-barrel Gatling gun reportedly under development in China. The Gatling gun easily has twice as many barrels as similar weapons. China is likely … Continue reading Go Big…
This is amazing, readers! A fossilized dinosaur embryo was recently discovered in China. It is one of the most complete specimens on record, a wonder in its own right, and the posture the little dinosaur adopted is interesting. Learn more about this cool fin through the link below, readers: Exquisitely Preserved Dinosaur Embryo Found Inside … Continue reading A Treasured Discovery
Check out Mr. Kai Wai Cheah's latest article, readers: The Same Story Told Ten Thousand Times I’m thinking of a story. Can you guess what it is? It is the story of a young man who is whisked away into a parallel world. There he suddenly acquires a set of rare and overpowered special abilities … Continue reading Reposted: The Same Story Told Ten Thousand Times
Part one of this mini-series within the Writerly Sound Bites series focused on characters who suffered abuse in childhood that affected them in a variety of ways. But that meant the topic was limited to the most vulnerable among us: children. Children are incapable of defending themselves and are thus dependent almost entirely on adults … Continue reading Writerly Sound Bites, Number 8: Character Progression – How Characters Broken by Trauma Recover and Rebuild, Part 2
In her perceptive article “Stop Pretending Children Don’t Exist in Your Story World,” R.J. Sheffler covers several reasons why putting children in fiction is a necessary element for good world-building. As she herself states, youngsters do not have to be in the thick of the fighting or be involved in the action to make the … Continue reading Children in Fiction, Part 1: What Happens When There Aren’t Enough?
Proposals today have become fairly elaborate endeavors. Now paying to have the name of one’s beloved written in the sky isn’t enough; men have put themselves in Disney movies and spelled out “will you marry me” with Christmas lights. But as the story below demonstrates, this is not a totally new trend: This Army wife's … Continue reading Now That Is a Dress!
The Chinese say there is. Apparently, before it “took a nap,” their Yutu-2 rover snapped some photographs of a strange substance on the dark side of the moon. Once they saw the odd goo, scientists reactivated the machine and had it begin testing the gunk to try and figure out what it is. Currently, the … Continue reading Is There Liquefied Glass on the Moon?
Your eyes do not deceive you, intrepid readers. New evidence suggests that the Greeks, not the Chinese, sculpted the famous Terracotta Army. This would have occurred some fifteen hundred years before Marco Polo made his journey to that country, when the West and East “officially” began trading and became aware of one another. In actuality, … Continue reading China’s Terracotta Army May Have Been Sculpted by the Ancient Greeks!
“The Beauty of Xiaohe,” as this red-headed female mummy is known, was the first of the Tarim Basin mummies that this author learned about. Ever since that first article detailing the discovery of European mummies in China, she has maintained an interest in it. Unfortunately, however, this has not translated into constant monitoring of the … Continue reading Chinese Mummies…with Red Hair