Τέχνη

Sometimes, there’s no resisting the Call. The Gods call, and you will go. To be sure, it was only my third time trying the bong, it was an unfamiliar strain, and I’ve been under a lot of stress from the situation with the house, and the general state of politics. So, unsure of what exactly […]

Kindling

The first time that I saw the black gunk under the floorboard, I thought it was “just” rotten wood. When we first moved into Transliminal Station-β, Keet and I knew there was a list of problems. Virtually every house sale comes an inspection report, including ours. Truth is, neither of us read ours very closely […]

Forged

I just finished Talos Principle last night. I have to give credit to Croteam mad props on this one. I don’t actually think that’s significant enough, but it’s a start. It didn’t reshape me, in the sense that what it had to say was unknown to me and now suddenly I’ve built a life around […]

Ritual: Venusian Dreams

The ritual began as so many rituals began: with a wish. “I wish I felt more like I was a part of things.” That’s the kind of lament that, coming from someone I would consider so integral to the local community as I do, makes the part of my head that I’ve long since learned […]

The First Step

“Fortunes!” The old man’s reedy cry pierced the square, cutting through the voices of traders and merchants. “The stars! The endless skies! Know your place in the heavens!” He sat just at the edge of an open-air tavern beside the market, the table before him in the sun with his head in the shade. “Sands […]