Monthly Archives: September 2011

Minecraft skins of Genny, Duin and Belloc

I play Minecraft, so I thought it would be fun to make skins of Genny, Duin and Belloc. It’s a challenge to render anything in such simple graphics, but I think they turned out really cute. With Genny, I gave … Continue reading

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Net slang: The language of the future?

This post originally appeared on the Contact Infinite Futures SF blog on September 27, 2011. Inventing a believable alien vocabulary is a huge challenge. But inferring futuristic English is no easy task, either. In STELLARNET REBEL, I operated on the … Continue reading

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Brigid’s Jewels and the fire of inspiration

Jewelry and storytelling are two of my lifelong passions. At a very young age, I realized that jewelry was more than just a shiny thing or an expensive gift. It was a symbolic language, telling tales of who we are, what … Continue reading

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Would an alien be a person?

This post originally appeared on the Contact-Infinite Futures blog on August 30, 2011. In popular SF, aliens are often an all-or-nothing situation. In Firefly, Blade Runner, or Gattaca, there are no aliens at all. In Star Wars, Babylon 5, and … Continue reading

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