Remarkable Women in Ancient China (13)- Huang Chong Xia

Who is she: A real historical figure known to have passed herself as a man for long periods of time. I know most of you would say that Mulan is far more famous but the original reference to Mulan came from a long poem starring her and other than that, there is no evidence thatContinue reading “Remarkable Women in Ancient China (13)- Huang Chong Xia”

Moonlake and Historical fiction

So historical fiction is my third genre but it is often solely neglected because: 1) I just haven’t really found a comfort author to stick to and for the majority of my life, I have been sticking to comfort authors; 2) I don’t have a personal interest in history so much. Rather, I feel historyContinue reading “Moonlake and Historical fiction”

Adventures aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 13

I rushed back to Old Scorby for help, knowing that Aurora’s medical skills while a little superior to mine would still be insufficient. Of course, I secured the door as best as I was able while at it. Which was to say lean it in a way that made it look like closed. If someoneContinue reading “Adventures aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 13”

Moonlake’s Movie Discoveries

I figured I would do something differently in place of the usual reading related posts. As I’ve blogged about before, I’ve been binge watching Disney and other cartoon movies and I did buy a bunch of action DVDs in preparation of COVID lockdown about a year ago. So this post will be in the spiritContinue reading “Moonlake’s Movie Discoveries”

Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Flora (6)

Bai Gao Physical Description: A tree that looks like paper mulberry but has red patterns. Special Properties: Its sap looks like paint but tastes sweet. Those who eat it will feel full in the stomach and have their tiredness relieved. It can also be used to dye stones and jades. Jia Fruit Physical Description: AContinue reading “Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Flora (6)”

When I was a child…

The prompt comes from Everything needs fixing by Karla Cordero. I had no idea what the piece is about when I was writing it and after I re-read it for the first time, I still think it’s just a collection of random jumbled recollections about my childhood. But now that I’ve come to see myContinue reading “When I was a child…”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- March 2022

Fantasy:  The Liveship Traders Trilogy by Robin Hobb In terms of characters, I think I can easily feel for Wintrow. Althea at the start was a bit too headstrong for me except when she faced off with Kyle in book 1 and when she showed her determination for her cause. Same with Malta who startedContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- March 2022”

Moonlake’s Writing Updates- March 2022

I’ve actually finished draft 0.82 of the WIP and I’m taking a rest for it for a while as per usual. That was in fact finished in February. I might need a little structural analysis time on it in April but I will cross that bridge when I come to it.  Currently I’m working onContinue reading “Moonlake’s Writing Updates- March 2022”

This is a memory worth keeping…

The line is from a poem titled Poems by Nikki Grimes.  This is a memory worth keeping: The tug-of wars using blankets Mum and I used to play when I was a child The craft book she bought me and one of the arts was titled “Piggy Mum making rice cakes” and how I jokinglyContinue reading “This is a memory worth keeping…”

Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Fauna (5)

Ao (pronounced ou as in ouch)  Physical Description: A massive turtle  Special Properties: None   Lore: When Nu Wa mended the hole in the sky, she was said to have broken off the four legs of an Ao to mark the furthest point in the four directions. There are also a legend of there being threeContinue reading “Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Fauna (5)”