Category Archives: Thoughts

Good Luck or Bad

What is to be lucky? For most of us, it means that good things happen to lucky people. If you have an attractive partner or a good job, the response is that person is “Lucky.” Which is a weirdly passive … Continue reading

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New Kaiju

The latest Godzilla movie, Godzilla, King of the Monsters is full of amazing fights between Kaiju, AKA giant monsters. Hoping to continue the trend, studios have announced the following spin-offs. Godzilla versus Low Self-Esteem- After destroying Tokyo for the umpteenth … Continue reading

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Why am I doing this?

Why do I write? That’s a question often asked of writers. Of course, there are the stock answers, “I have stories to tell”, or “I’m compelled to by my nature.” There are few writers who don’t feel that way, myself … Continue reading

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Game of Endings

Now that Game of Thrones is over, I’m going to reveal my predictions that I sealed in a cursed and locked cylinder at the Citadel. A maester riding an unmarked mule has just arrived so now I can reveal predictions … Continue reading

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What do you do with an empty dungeon?

So, you’ve cleared out a dungeon. All the monsters are slain, the traps disarmed and the treasure looted. Most adventurers move on to the next quest. Let me tell you this, those people are fools! FOOLS! They are leaving gold … Continue reading

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Is anyone reading this?

Here’s a question for my fellow writers, does anyone read what you write? Sometimes it feels as though I’m shouting on a dead planet. Please forgive my dramatic imagery. I know that ultimately, you must write for yourself first. You … Continue reading

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Chipped

When I serve myself dinner, I inevitably use one of a certain set of plates. Saying that they are not fancy, is not false modesty, they are metal plates covered in a grey enamel. Well made, durable, but not what … Continue reading

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Verlorener Traum

There’s a point between getting inspired to feeling as though what you thought of is stupid or boring or it’s been done a thousand times before. I’m sure the Germans have a word for it but I don’t know what … Continue reading

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J.R.R. and I

I’m a huge Tolkien fan and have been since I read The Hobbit at age ten. In re-reading his work, I always find something new. I’ve delved into supplemental books that catalogue his characters, lands and history. I cannot claim … Continue reading

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Lent me a feeling

Lent begins this Wednesday and though I’m not Catholic, I have a few suggestions on stuff to give up. 1- Schadenfreude. Also known as “Shameful Joy”, this is when you enjoy other people’s suffering. I know that will be especially … Continue reading

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