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Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
6:22 am
A different On My Shelves...
... because this time I review Holst's The Planets, one of my favorite symphonic works!
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
10:13 am
Update on my Patreon...
... Update on my Patreon: To my gratified amazement we blew past the first goal, and are not that far from the second! In a couple weeks the regularly-scheduled new content will begin; fortunately I have the equipment to do at least a halfway-decent recording of me reading stuff, because I have not one but two supporters at that level!
Thanks to all of you who've become Patrons, or shared my Patreon elsewhere!
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
7:28 am
Today's On My Shelves...
... looks at Watchmen, the groundbreaking superhero deconstruction by Alan Moore and David Gibbon!
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
8:39 pm
Well, I've taken the Patreon plunge...
... just went live with my Patreon here!

Take a look, and if you've ever wanted to support me in any way other than the occasional book purchase, here's your chance -- and there will be some exclusive goodies for patrons at different levels!
7:04 am
The world of Agatha Heterodyne...
... is the subject today, as I review the Foglios' long-running comic Girl Genius!
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
7:35 am
As it IS awards nomination season...
... another reminder post on what I've done in the last year:
Phoenix Ascendant came out in March, the third and final book in the Balanced Sword trilogy -- thus it's eligible as either a standalone book, or the whole trilogy is eligible as a larger work in awards that have that category. The last Justiciar of Myrionar ,Kyri Vantage, and her friends exiled prince Tobimar Silverun and diminutive toad Poplock Duckweed finally return to Evanwyl to confront the enemy behind all the evil they have faced, and discover that things are far worse than they imagined!
Castaway Odyssey, second in the Castaway Planet series, came out in October. A new group of castaways from the same disaster encounter very different problems than our first group, before the two sets of impromptu colonists can meet each other!
7:17 am
I continue my gaming musings...
... with Effects VS Causes, OR Why I Hate Champions, exploring my philosophy of world-behavior!
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
7:31 am
A new Just For Fun column...
... on Game Balance, OR World Trumps Rules, examining my own approach to running tabletop RPGs!
Thursday, January 26th, 2017
7:47 am
On My Shelves today...
... the classic and still-remembered comic Calvin and Hobbes is the subject of today's review!
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
8:13 am
Today, an unusual On My Shelves...
... this one is a *partial* review of Grand Theft Auto 5, the incredibly successful recent entry in the franchise!
Thursday, January 19th, 2017
7:14 am
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
6:55 am
Today, a new On My Shelves...
... looking at Rogue One, the latest entry in the Star Wars franchise!
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
7:38 am
Finishing up the Deleted Chapters...
... of Phoenix Rising is the old Chapter 50, showing a rather different endgame to the book!
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
2:20 pm
Continuing my deleted chapters of Phoenix Rising...
... we come to Chapter 12, in which Rion and Kyri spar!
Thursday, January 5th, 2017
7:21 am
A new Just For Fun column...
... continues the deleted chapters of Phoenix Rising. In Chapter 4, the end of Toron's investigation is not what they hoped for!
Thursday, December 29th, 2016
8:35 pm
Continuing the deleted chapter snippeting...
... with Chapter 3 of an earlier draft of Phoenix Rising, where we see more about the investigation of the murders of Kyri's parents!
Saturday, December 24th, 2016
3:02 pm
Annual Christmas Post!
"Chipmunks roasting on an open fire...
Jack Frost ripping off your nose...
Though we could die, any time, many ways,
Merry Christm -- what's that noise?"

Welcome to my annual twisted Christmas post where I put up strange and twisted Christmas-y things.

First, the true story of the destiny of the One Ring (yes, it really is Christmas themed).

Then, a few old classics with some... revisions.

Number one -- my classic "Ring Their Bells, OR The Munchkin's Carol" -- now made into a video on YouTube, something I never expected.

AND it turns out done a SECOND time by a group called Crystal Tears, in an incredibly thrash-metal way!

Number two -- that old favorite "Frosty the Snowman"...

Frosty the Snowman
Was a dark and evil soul
With a leaden pipe and a jack-knife nose
And a heart as black as coal

Frosty the Snowman
Is a horror tale, they say
He rose from the snow
And the children know
That he came to life to slay

There must have been black magic
In that hockey mask he wore
For when we ripped it from his face
He melted to the floor.

Frosty the Snowman
Was a dark undead you see
And the children say
He'll be back one day
For revenge on you and me

Yes, the children say
He'll be back one day
For revenge on you and me!

And finally, "Santa Claus is Hunting You Down":

Oh, you better watch out
You might as well cry
'Cause you gotta know
You're all gonna die!
Santa Claus is hunting you down.

He's made up his list!
He's put you down TWICE!
And now you'll find out
Why naughty ain't nice!
Santa Claus is hunting you down

The reindeer and his elf friends
Will make his rounds tonight
He's going down his "Naughty List"
In search of punks to smite!

Oh, you better watch out
You might as well cry
'Cause you gotta know
You're all gonna die!
Santa Claus is hunting you down.
Santa Claus is hunting you down!

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all!
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
10:11 am
A look at what DIDN'T make it...
... into the final book, as I start posting some deleted chapters from Phoenix Rising, starting with the old Chapter 1!
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
9:44 am
Today's On My Shelves...
...covers both Monsters Inc. and Monsters University, two of Pixar's fine animated films!
Thursday, December 15th, 2016
9:34 am
More musings on writing...
... this time about the challenges of the Maintenance of Belief in a fictional universe!
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