This blog post deals with mental illness, depression, suicide attempts, and stuff like that. It's not light. Also terrible pictures of me culled from Facebook. It's been ten years since Marvel's Iron Man hit theaters, a fact not lost on the marketing team for Avengers: Infinity War, comic fans, movie fans, or really anyone remotely plugged into … Continue reading My Infinity War
Cooking with Alan Time! Some folks asked for the recipes I used for the Pendragon Halloween Game. Here they are! You'll have to bear with me, I've never written recipes on this blog before. These recipes are deliberately medieval-styled, but obviously benefit from modern advances. I used this site to do my best to use … Continue reading Pendragon Halloween Game Recipes
So what's going on in the life of Alan these days. This poor blog has been a bit neglected. Moving The wife got a new job, so we're moving! As I can work anywhere, it's really irrelevant where we live. However, this means my day is filled with work. Frantic packing. Stress. But it'll be … Continue reading A boring life update post.
Another Vinyl review. You're welcome. Today I'm reviewing Popular Problems by Leonard Cohen (one of my absolute favorite albums). It's Cohen's 13th studio album and was recorded when he was 80 (!). Popular Problems was released in 2014. I got my copy from a local Barnes & Noble. It's a single disc, ten track album. PHYSICAL IMPRESSIONS This record … Continue reading Vinyl Review: Popular Problems by Leonard Cohen
On Thursday, June 22nd, my employer, mentor, and close friend Stewart Wieck passed. A great many folks said very nice things about Stewart, such as HERE on rpg.net, HERE at Chaosium's website, and HERE on Onyx Path's website. (There's many more, but those are a few). Stewart touched a lot of lives, and much will be … Continue reading In Memoriam: Stewart Wieck
I'm not really a person who gets invested in celebrity as a concept. There's actors I like and follow, musicians I enjoy, but I don't really tie my personal life or feelings up in them or their works. That being said, Leonard Cohen was a massive influence on my musical listening and personal life. The … Continue reading Leonard Cohen
Galavant is ABC's musical comedy that airs over a 4 week period. I watched last year when it came out, as light-hearted, and comedic fantasy TV is rare and doesn't come up often. I absolutely fell in love. It's a wonderfully comedic blend of Monty Python, Mel Brooks and Disney, and if that doesn't sound … Continue reading In Praise of ABC’s Galavant
“Since it is so likely that (children) will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise you are making their destiny not brighter but darker.” Stories of fairy tales, heroes and more are sadly lacking in our modern society. I've created this blog to allow for personal … Continue reading The Last Paladin