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Venerable Grandmaster


Shaudawn (a.k.a. Donovan) | Member Since 25 Jun, 2018
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Indigenous Science Fiction

tanisi!   I was born on the dusty plains within the Yellowstone River valley where I chased antelope & jackrabbits, and scared unwary foxes. Its sandstone rock made my bones. Its water, born of geysers, made my blood. Its cottonwoods wove my skin. Its winds filled my lungs with air.   Eventually I went to the Southwest deserts to learn. I returned north, and eventually came under the shadow of the mountain properly called Takhoma, the Mother of Waters, overlooking the Salish Sea, where I pretend to do important things.

I tend to come to World Anvil as a writer rather than an RPG maker or DM, but I'm a sucker for RPG-type charts and figures, and especially maps.   I don't do "the Twitter" or "the Facebook" but if you want to drop me a line here! ☺

Interests & Hobbies

definitely World Building, but also writing & thinking deep thawts, hiking, plant & fungus gathering, hot springs, very small rocks

Favorite Movies

  • Children of Men
  • Serenity

Favorite TV Series

  • Firefly
  • Reservation Dogs
  • The Boys
  • Lovecraft Country (and I don't even like horror, but that is some incredible acting)
  • Raised by Wolves
  • Umbrella Academy
  • Black Mirror
  • Stargate: SGU
  • Dark Matter (1st season)
  • Adventure Time (took me a while to see the genius of it)

Favorite Books

The Martian Chronicles, The Road (Cormac McCarthy) ; Flight (Sherman Alexie)
Ready Player 1 ;
Saga (Brian K. Vaughn)   Currently Reading: Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler (because it's spooky how real it is now!!!)
Current Audio Book: Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (probably the best Indigenous Sci-Fi writer out there! ♥♥♥

Favorite Writers

Ken Lieu, Hugh Howey, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury; Brian K. Vaughn

Favorite Games

Immersive worlds with much more emphasis on exploration & crafting than conflict:

  • Myst
  • Minecraft
  • Rimworld
  • Rising World


Latest Loved work

Geode Coral

Guide to Variables

Maize Vessel

Billings, Montana

How to Stage Articles for Plots and Prose