Today is Ada Lovelace's birthday!

Monday, December 10, 2012

And she got a Google Doodle in honor of it! I couldn't be happier - this woman is one of the reasons I'm able to type this blog and post this image in the first place. Thanks, Ada!

If you're unfamiliar with Ada, read up on her right now!

The Londinium-Writing Playlist

Sunday, December 2, 2012

I'd make Dustin write this post, but there's some modern music on here, so I'll take care of it so he doesn't have to.

Anyhow, when you're writing a certain story, sometimes it helps to have a playlist of songs that make you think about the project. Londinium has a playlist of its own, of course:

Some of the songs are a bit surprising on there - the Spice Girls and Morning Musume songs are more jokes from my senior year of high school than anything, but that was when I passionately threw myself back into this project for the first time. Sometimes it's the place in your life that you think of when you hear a song that calls forth memories of what you were working on at the time. We writers are strange people sometimes. 

Also, any Mozart or Liszt on this playlist that you see (including Liszt's famed Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2) are songs that Dustin enjoys playing. Just ask him and he'll feel free to tell you all about why.