An article on how to create a 3d model of the Great Sept of Baelor; King Landing’s major cathedral. For use with modeling software, including Blender and 3DS Max.
An article on how to create a 3d model of a Byzantine-styled Ambulatory, for a church. For use with modeling software, including Blender and 3DS Max.
An article on how to 3d-model windows and other exterior openings, for a medieval building. For use with modeling software, including Blender and 3DS Max.
An article on how to create a 3d model of a Byzantine chapel's main exterior form. For use with modeling software, including Blender and 3DS Max.
An article on how to create a 3d model of a Byzantine-styled dome. For use with modeling software, including Blender and 3ds Max.
An overview of the categories which were usually identified in ancient Philosophy. Primarily it is a presentation of the ones named by Diogenes Laertius, in his work on the lives of eminent philosophers. Includes brief notes on the work of Thales, Pythagoras, Parmenides and Zeno.
An article on how to create a 3d model of the architectural feature known as the pendentive; a sphere cut in triangular slices. The pendentive is a major characteristic of Byzantine – and later – architecture. In this tutorial I used Blender, but it works for all other 3d modeling software.
This article examines cases of physical deformities in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Sandman” and De Maupassant’s account of Ivan Turgenev's horrifying experience.
The journey to our inner world of thought and emotion is a paradigm of a dangerous adventure. In this article we will observe how a writer of fiction can help the reader safely self-reflect.
Regarding the paradigmatic loners in H.P. Lovecraft's stories and also his own past as a recluse. Focusing on the auto-biographical source for a few of his most notable characters.
Anyone can produce a work of fiction. A brief article presenting why this ability is to be celebrated.
On a story by H.L. Borges. Two types of labyrinth. Both of them cruel; but in different ways: a labyrinth much like the ancient Greek one, and an Arabian desert.
Do you know about Guy de Maupassant's existential fear? The term “animal” had a particular connotation for Guy de Maupassant. It led him to disaster. Read on for the full story.
Examining why this very short story doesn't fail to make a lasting impression
Some notes on this Russian novella which has both historic and artistic importance.
The Burrow is one of the last stories written by Franz Kafka. In this article we will take a look at why it can be said to be one of his most emblematic works.
A brief account of some famous writers who were highly introverted; examining whether the estranged artist has something notable to offer. An article about Kafka, Borges, Pessoa, Lovecraft and Henry James.
H.P. Lovecraft considered The music of Erich Zann to have been his best creation. The story is his take on the theme of the artist who has his work conducted from a distant and nameless abyss; a metaphor for the unconscious.
Have you heard about acid attacks? Although we thought the days of attacks were over, the phenomenon of acid attacks is sadly making a comeback. It is little known, though, that it once had been quite prominent in western Europe in life as well as in art.
Using the clues found in the story, a conclusion can be reached about this person’s identity...
In this article we will attempt to establish just why Gregor Samsa failed to help himself, following his dreadful metamorphosis...
In this brief article we shall describe the defining elements of one of the most celebrated works of J.L. Borges, “The house of Asterion”, and present why it possesses a style which is arguably distinct from that of other authors.