Why I wanted to know this is lost in the mists of last week–yeah, I suffer from advanced CRS (Can’t Remember Shit). But, for some unknown reason, I wanted, to a serious degree, to know how to make cheese from powdered milk.
I know, right?
So I went (of course) to YouTube and I found this guy. I like the way he thinks. He’s like, All recipes include a little alcohol, so today I’m drinkin’ this. But I’ll tell you what: It would take more than a little alcohol to get me to do anything that time-intensive and labor-intensive. Sorry, Mudbrooker. I enjoyed your video, though.
Christa Swartz of Prepsteaders had a more doable one. I might do this one some time, just for fun. Prepsteaders are people who prep for the coming catastrophe by laying in supplies and learning pioneer homesteading skillz. What coming catastrophe? Whatever coming catastrophe. When I was young, it was nuclear war. Nowadays, it’s … well … nuclear war, I guess. Her video is long as hell, but I needed a vacation, so I watched it.
Diana Hurwitz does books and blog posts called Story Building Blocks. She did a post called Game On! World Building: Shelter that I just love. It doesn’t tell you what to do; it suggest the sorts of things you need to think about. I love stuff like this. If you read fantasy, you’ve come across books that are either very vague on details or were filmed in the author’s head on the set of Tolkien’s Middle Earth. Hurwitz’ list of questions is a great place to start, if you want to make your fantasy–or your any kind of book or story–your own.
Any time I hear or read or think the phrase “Game On,” I immediately think of The Guild. After you see this video, so will you.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Pick any three questions from Hurwitz’ list and create answers to them.