Thank you! I do find that it's often best to leave NPCs sort of basic, unless someone wants to take them and develop them further. I have an unfortunate tendency to want to elaborate endlessly, until they've evolved into major characters. I need to cut back on my coffee intake. Go to Comment
This is a terrific list! I'm always in need of random books, and I hate having to stop and try to come up with something. Calvin & Hobbes? Um ... they're great wizards of the Last Age. Yeah. Go to Comment
An example of a mythological worldview misinterpreting scientific practices occurred in Africa, where an aid organization, focusing on slowing and stabilizing population growth, distributed abacuses with red and white beads corresponding to a woman's menstrual cycle. Women were instructed to move one bead a day, only having intercourse on days represented by a white bead. However, the experiment failed, and the population grew in the households using the abacus. The women believed the abaci were magical, and that they would be protected from pregnancy by moving a white bead into the place of the red bead before intercourse.