Monthly Archives: December 2013

A-Team Losers

So, this morning – thanks to Netflix – I re-watched Joe Carnahan’s the A-Team, with Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, and – a personal favourite – Jessica Biel. When I was a kid, I watched the … Continue reading

Posted in Review, Role-Playing Games | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A-Team Losers

Blighted Earth – The Story

All this thinking about Blighted Earth has helped me refine my thinking on the story. I’ve always been a fan of the Searchers-style storyline, where a group is in search of a captured innocent, generally one that has an emotional … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Blighted Earth – The Story

Blighted Earth – Meet the Team

For Blighted Earth, the main characters are part of a military unit. The sergeant, whom I wrote about in my last post, has retired and accepts a contract or other agreement to return to the military. Four other members of … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Blighted Earth – The Sergeant

Last post, I talked about the setting for Blighted Earth. Now I’m going to record some thoughts on some characters. This is going to be a story about a military team sent out to find a traitor who had once … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Blighted Earth – The Sergeant

Blighted Earth – the Setting

The post-apocalyptic story idea is still banging around in my head, so let’s get some of this down on paper (figuratively) to help shape it. It’s kind of more fun that way. It also ensures I won’t forget it. I’d … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Blighted Earth – the Setting

Visiting Post-Apocalyptia

Playing less Fallout 3 (because I’ve completed most of the quests and the downloadable content), but it got me thinking about post-apocalyptic fiction. I’ve read little of it, enjoying post-apoc movies rather than books (unless you count Gene Wolfe’s The … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Visiting Post-Apocalyptia

A Journey Through the (Writing) Desert

I haven’t written any fiction in a long time. At the beginning of November, I made a couple of attempts at a first chapter for Daughter of Glory. Those didn’t work out well. I decided to hop forward to the … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on A Journey Through the (Writing) Desert

Fallout From Video Games (see what I did there?)

Okay, cut the cricket sounds. I get it, I get it. I’ve been neglecting my blog. But see, there’s a really good reason for that. I’m addicted to a video game. Oh, and a TV series. I’ve made mention before … Continue reading

Posted in Personal, Role-Playing Games | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Fallout From Video Games (see what I did there?)