The nerd in me wants full plate armour in my settings, and no guns, and so of course, I want to carefully steward technology for settings

Despite magic existing

I am sad my noodling with weird Urban Fantasy got me in knots, so refreshing brain and trying again
I found exposition hard to naturalistically write without being condecending, and I was three books deep into rituals about dreams in order to try to make something obvious-but-out-of-left-field
I tried some other small pieces on that style, and they worked, but building a *plot* felt like it needed more research