A Week in Asexual Characters – Cal

Unlike Henry and Nevian, Cal is a character I decided to make aroace. Isandor has existed for a long time, and there were multiple instances of me stopping, looking at my cast, and considering how I could make it more diverse. What could I change? What would it affect and how would it ripple out? […]

A Week in Asexual Characters – Nevian

And here’s Day 2! This time we move on to Nevian and some discussions of his storylines and how his aceness fits into this. There is some very mild spoilers for City of Betrayal so if you like to keep very spoiler-free, maybe wait before you read? But I did keep it vague. 🙂 Nevian […]

Gritty Stories, Humanizing Villains, and Narrative Consequences

For as long as I remember, I have loved villains. It’s not really a surprise. Main characters usually are pretty bland and have telegraphed romances, while villains have rich motives, a lot of drive, and are so often coded as queer (and heck, often more precisely as aromantic and asexual). I lived for Redemption Arcs […]

The Halfies Trio

It’s art time! I was really looking forward to making this post, because I commissioned art from a very cool artist, Laya Rose. Of three lovely characters from City of Spires, typically called “The Halfies Trio.” Yep, they’re such tight friends they even have an in-universe nickname! So first of all, here is the awesome result! […]