The Mandalorian and…Tungsten?

While watching the first two episodes of The Mandalorian (great show so far), I was reminded of one of my favorite Star Wars materials--beskar. Like many other famous sci-fi/fantasy metals (Valyrian steel from GoT or Adamantium from the Marvel Universe), beskar is extremely rare and incredibly durable and strong. So important and valued is the... Continue Reading →

If Brandon Sanderson Was Worse at His Job

Brandon Sanderson is a writer I learned about recently in the past year, however since that initial point of discovery, I have flown through his writing. His Stormlight Archive and Mistborn series are tremendous, and I expect his other books, such as Elantris and Warbreaker, to be equally as compelling once I get around to... Continue Reading →

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