/ˈabˌstrakt/ 1. (n.) a summary of the contents of a book, article, or formal speech. 2. (adj.) existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence. My mind operates on both planes.
(See, I told you I’d at least take a little break from blathering on about Casters’ Court.)
A news brief of mine hit this week about a new technology that Mayo researcher Vijay Singh, M.B.B.S., is developing to treat acute pancreatitis. As the title of this post suggests, it acts a lot like an ice pack.
I acknowledge that this post is a couple days late, and I apologize. There are two main reasons. The first is that this post was a big descriptive undertaking, and I wanted to do it justice. The second is that I was having internet problems that prevented me from working on it on the nights I needed to be.
My sincerest apologies, but without further ado, here is my post:
Y’all are probably getting really tired of seeing this thing by now.
No promises that I’ll completely shut up about Casters’ Court soon, as it’s still at the forefront of my work pile, but I should be tuning it down a bit in the near future. But before I do so, I want to explain my logo– especially who’s who!
I managed to fit the entire Court in the logo, which I was proud of. Finding/making silhouettes to represent each of their personalities was considerably harder than I imagined when I set out. It’s not perfect– I’m not an artist– but it captures the feel I was going for. Describing the choices I made in depicting them will give a clearer idea of the characters themselves, so let’s dive in!
Do you ever have an interaction, or see an object, or hear a sentence out-of-context, then let your brain run wild with possibilities? What if something were slightly off about it? What if the obvious reasonable explanation really isn’t the explanation at all?
Writers think like this all the time, but for comparison, instead of “what if this object were a different color?” we go straight to “WHAT IF IT EXPLODED AND THE SHARDS GOT ABDUCTED BY AN ALIEN RACE THAT ACTUALLY WASN’T SUPERIOR TO HUMANITY, BECAUSE THAT’S SO OVERDONE, AND THE SHARDS INTEGRATED INTO THE ALIENS AND GAVE THEIR PLANET THE LONG LOST THING THEY NEEDED?