Category Archives: Personal

Habits Change

I realized that I haven’t read that many novels this year and I was thinking “man, I really don’t read any more,” and I was planning a blog post exploring that. So I thought about it. And, yes, I haven’t … Continue reading

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Excessive Vengeance

In the fiction on which I am working – it needs a name, doesn’t it? Let’s call it Pandora Excess for now, both it and the RPG of the same working title will need name changes, but it’s fine for … Continue reading

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Pandora Excess: Chapter One

I finished the first chapter of the Pandora Excess fiction on which I’m working. I thought I had finished it earlier, but then I decided I wanted at least 2,500 words per chapter . . . for reasons. In filling … Continue reading

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Pandora Got Pulped

So it seems that I will be working on a pulp campaign for my RPG group in Ottawa – which I still refer to as the Ottawa Warband, a name applied to the group during our long True20 Viking campaign. … Continue reading

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Shame On You, Canada Council for (Some of) the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts has seen fit to deny On Spec – in my mind, Canada’s premier spec fic journal – funding. Apparently, they have been warning On Spec that the work published is not of a high … Continue reading

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Excessive Fiction

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was working on some fiction inspired by the same computer game that is inspiring me to work on an RPG. The game is Borderlands (right now, Borderlands 2) and the RPG I’m … Continue reading

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Fiction, RPGs and Personal Preference

I’ve started a few short fiction vignettes. They are not complete stories so they are not technically flash fiction. This is more about setting mood or illuminating characters. The two pieces I’ve done, each under 750 words, have been inspired … Continue reading

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Playing vs. Producing: Fight!

It’s true that I’m using time I could be productive to play a computer game. I could be finishing one of my in progress stories. I could be working on improving one of my in progress RPGs. I could go … Continue reading

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What Would Dumas Do?

Sometimes I don’t feel like writing for RPGs. This is happening less and less, but it still happens. The other night I went back to a story tentatively titled “Boltcutter” about mercenaries returning to an African country in which they … Continue reading

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False -cough- Alarm – cough-

It turns out my wife does not have pneumonia. Some issue with reading the X-ray. Still, she’s coughing like crazy, though less crazy than before. Less crazy is good, right? I had four days of fever, chills, and other unpleasant … Continue reading

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