|Yuki Onna - The Snow Woman, Japan's most famous snow monster|
Have to be honest, it's taking me longer than I'd hoped to get my blogging mojo back, so, in the meantime, here are a selection of links to articles that have caught my eye in the last week or so and might serve as either gaming inspiration or just an entertaining distraction from whatever ails you:
Japan's Snow Monsters - seven shades of yokai, a slice of ice cold folklore.
Lost World Found - 40 previously uncatalogued new species, including fanged frogs, giant rats and grunting fish has been discovered in a kilometer-deep volcanic crater in Papua New Guinea.
English Literature's First F-Bomb - A 16th Century monk let's rip in his annotations for a guide to moral conduct.
In Defence Of Luke Skywalker - Much like the author of this piece, I was a Han Solo fan as a kid, but as I grew up I began to appreciate what a dude Luke was in Return Of The Jedi. That's one of the reasons I want to see the older Luke as a jedi master in Episode VII.
Ten Gaming Lessons That Can Be Learned From Knights Of The Dinner Table - can't say I agree with all of them, but still makes interesting reading.
Freaky Photographs - Mysterious - and out of context - old photographs that will 'haunt your dreams'.
Didn't You Always Want A Theremin? - for those of us who can't afford the real deal, here's a brilliant website that allows you to turn your PC or mobile device into a theremin. Warning: it's highly addictive!