Whimsy. noun: “playfully quaint or fanciful behavior or humor.” (OED) To me, it speaks of playfulness, perhaps some randomness, a willingness to play along and see where things go. Perhaps somewhere between the Pkunk and Dirk Gently. If you played the old M:tG ‘Shandalar’ computer game, you may remember this card. But I’m speaking of … Continue reading Whimsy
“How do you feel?” “How do you feel?” The one question that Spock could not answer after his resurrection at the beginning of ‘The Voyage Home’. Yesterday, I asked the question ‘how do you feel as you’re just starting to accomplish something?’ I touched on analogies from the ‘Wheel of Time’ series, where characters would … Continue reading Anger vs. Flow: How do you feel?
Disclaimer: Years old WoT spoilers below. How do you feel when you are accomplishing something? More specifically, how do you feel as you’re just starting to accomplish something? People seem to experience this in different ways. Some people call it ‘getting through writer’s block’, some call it ‘breaking through’, some call it ‘relaxing into flow’, … Continue reading Anger vs. Flow: Nynaeve, Blocks, and the Fluidity of Mars and Venus