Dec 012014
Magic Pig Media

Well, it’s December. The last month of the year and that time when just about every one is bouncing due to the holidays. For it’s also that time to sit back and be a little introspective.
I had a lot of plans this year and well most of them didn’t get done. Needless to say, the last few years have been one giant bucket of suck. So many real life issues have thrown a monkey wrench into my brain that I’m lucky that what little done that I was able to.
I do know this. I really need to make some changes in my life in order to have any chance of getting at least a decent percentage of the goals I’ve set for myself done. The bad part is that a lot of things I want to get done in 2015, I had planned to get done in 2014. Let’s see there’s a novel, short story anthology, a second cookbook, about half a dozen RPG projects, and a wide variety of household and lifestyle stuff left over on the To-Do List. For 2015, I’m bouncing around an idea for a little Patreon project. I want to make some changes on the good old blogs. And there’s a couple little secret projects that are just the embryonic stage right now.
I know I’m going to have make a some changes in my lifestyle if I want any chance of getting some of those things done. So December is my time to sit back and think about it and plan. So that means there might not be a whole bunch of updates. It might also mean you might see some old posts recycled. Or you might see the blogs go crazy as I tinker with them.
Stay tuned and wish me luck.

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 Posted by at 10:16 am
Jun 192014

Yes, I got crazy and zipped over to Zazzle and did a little shirt. Because let’s face it, we’re going to hear this years. But then I think we’ve always heard someone shouting this. It’s just that Internet makes it easier to hear the shouts of outrage.
So got a minute, just head on over to Zazzle and check out the shirts.
And thanks.

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 Posted by at 5:25 pm
May 242014

As you may have noticed I haven’t been all that active. Heck, I haven’t blogged anything in what I consider quite a while. Let’s just that my life has been interesting and not in the fun way more like in the Chinese curse way.
Let’s see my car got rearended. The day job has gotten even more suck with layoffs and stuff being outsourced. Yes, I still have a job but every day I see money coming out of pocket getting sent offshore and even more work to do. Let’s just say that even the people who were optimistic are now just as pessimistic as I have been. It’s one of those times when it’s not good to right.
So I’ve taken this week to step back and do a little soul searching and thinking. Resumes are going out. Nothing yet on that front. It’s also time to move ahead on so many things. That means you’ll see a few changes around the blogs. Getting a few more of those little gaming projects done and running like Skarynth and a crazy OSR game. It means more writing. More working. And being just a little bit more creative about my life. Basically, it’s time to move a head or start thinking about a career in panhandling and selling myself in the bathroom at the bus station. Yeah, things are that sucky.
The rest of this weekend is going to be chilling out, sitting back, watching a few movies, working on a couple gaming things, and putting some touches on a few minor projects. Then it’s off to the races. Wish me luck. It’s going to interesting ride. Hopefully, in the fun way.

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 Posted by at 12:38 pm
Jan 012014

That’s right, in case you didn’t notice, I’ve been neglecting the blogs for the last couple of weeks. Heck, it’s that time of year. Shopping, parties, more shopping, cooking, even more shopping. You know the drill. Well, it’s a new year and it sure as hell needs to better than the last one.
There are big plans for 2014. Got some cool gaming projects nearing completion, got to kick off some fiction, and the second cook book is in the works! Mixed in with all that stuff there’ll be more bloggery goodness and some personal goals that I’ve set for my self. So wish me luck and I wish you all luck throughout the year. We’re going to need it. But let’s not be all gloom and doom. Roll some dice, kill some monsters and take their stuff. Let’s have fun! It’s going to be a damned good year.
Oh yeah. It’s also time to start getting all that tax paperwork together. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have the ceremonial shredding of 2013 to attend to.

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 Posted by at 10:04 am
Dec 022013

Normally, I wait till a little later in December to do this post but the last couple weeks have crazy so I figured what the heck.
Let’s start with the negative first and get it over with. The last couple of years have been freaking rough. Let’s see. Mother passed away without life insurance. Father moved in and that was interesting (in that Chinese curse sort of way) both emotionally and financially. The house lost the roof, a good chunk of fence and the HVAC unit. Pay cuts and lay offs at the day job. Unemployment. Unexpected car repairs. And most recently my PC going tits up.
With all that, I still managed to help write a cookbook with a friend. I really wish I could have gotten my little Swords & Wizardry/Crypts & Things supplement (Swords of A Forgotten Age: The World of Skarynth) done sooner. Hell, it’s almost been a year since I started. Spent way too long on that and I’m going to focus on getting it done as soon as possible.
What’s up for 2014? Well just stay tuned. They Might Gazebos is going to be venue for DIY OSR stuff. Just whatever crazy idea happens to pop into here. This blog will pretty much stay the same with a few minor tweaks here and there. You’ll hardly notice it. For big projects, work is going to start on another cookbook (a “sequel” to Crunchy Bits). I got a novel from NANOWRIMO that’s going to get hacked, slashed and reworked. And RPG stuff. There’s going to be some cool things coming up. Trust me.
On the gaming front, next week should be the final session of the Dresden Files game. The group is going back to Pathfinder for a fun campaign. We’ll still be doing the classic Deadlands game. And I plan on starting an old school game. I haven’t decided whether it will be face to face or via Google Hangouts but I got a couple of weeks to still ponder that. And yes, it will be with Swords & Wizardry. I just need to do a little bit more for the campaign.
Personally, I’m going to make a few minor life style changes. You shouldn’t worry too much about that. The only thing you might see is few odd posts here and there from me. Not biggie.
So have a great holiday season (or whatever you want to call it), stay tuned and hang out. Things are going to be fun in 2014.

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 Posted by at 10:43 am