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Worldbuilding 14.3 – Mercury

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Welcome to first Worldbuilding article of 2016, where we start things off with Mercury. Mercury has a rather… interesting, and partially horrific, history that remains relatively unknown today due to discontinued use of the element. This is largely due to the negative effects it has on our bodies, but this was only known in the last few hundred years, yet its history dates back to the ancient world.

The first part of 2016 will be covering the Metals of Antiquity. I have already covered Copper and Silver, with Mercury being one of 7 known metals known of until the 1700’s. All Metals of Antiquity is important for you to know when it comes to Worldbuilding, especially fantasy writers, thought it might be possible that without it, the world might not have been all that different.

 

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Worldbuilding #14.1 – Copper

Welcome to the second article of my new Worldbuilding series. Today we discuss one of the most important metals: Copper. Copper is really the unsung hero when it comes to metals. While noted for its use when there were only a few known metals in the world, it soon fell out of favor over time, only for it to resurface and the is metal responsible for the modern age of electronics. However, it is not just electronics that make Copper so valuable, but how it reacts to water as well.

Of all metals, Copper has an interesting history and understanding that will definitely help you in understanding its place within your universe.

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Gambler’s Fallacy & Game Theory — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

GHere we are at G and…wait a minute…what the hell is going on. Gambler’s Fallacy and Game Theory are not literary terms! One is a principal of Mathematics and the other is Psychology. That’s cheating…

Not really. I firmly believe that when we write, we write about life, and literary terms should borrow from art, economics, law, science, psychology, philosophy, math and sociology. We can’t limit ourselves to just one set of words, we have to embrace it all.

While I did have terms I could have used that are more directed to literary terms, I chose these terms the same way as I chose the other terms, what I thought was the most important for my visitors to know. However, as I get to harder letters, I will have to rely on terms outside of a literary text book to accomplish my goal, which I feel I should do anyways.

Trust me when I say that this does apply to writing, even if it doesn’t seem like it does.

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