Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Prince Caspian (2008)

In this version of Narnia, Telmarine armorers have an inordinate fondness for morions. A culture with a trace of creativity should have more than one kind of helmet. Also, the Telmarine army seems to base too much of their close order drill on the Uruk-hai field manuals 22.5 (holding your weapon with your arms extended while marching, which is really fatiguing if you are made of flesh and blood rather than CGI) and 22.6 (stamping your feet as loudly as possible on the march).

On the other hand, I wasn’t bothered by the Telmarine siege machines and their casual defiance of physics as we know them. Because, this is Narnia, and the physics are different there. This is a world where gryphons can not only get airborn, but carry human payloads.

With Narnian physics, all you need is enough laminated Dryad wood for your siege machine components

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Monday, January 05, 2009

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Daily Life in Chaucer's England Is Now in Stock

At Greenwood and Amazon

Commonplace Goods

I have just opened a CafePress store, Commonplace Goods. Your only source for the Last Days of the Norsemen in Greenland T-shirt and other finest quality goods.

Since I'm currently using the budget version of the CafePress, I can only offer one version of a particular product: I can only put one piece of artwork on the basic mug, for example. If there's a combination of artwork and product you'd particularly like to see, let me know in the comments and I'll see what I can do.