Friday, July 22, 2011

Soooo...slow year

Yeah, actually I still live (as my beloved Warlord of Mars might say), but you couldn't tell by reading this blog, which hasn't been updated since April (?!).  In June, we moved from our secret island base of Maui to Concord, Massachusetts, a little out from Boston.  May was consumed by prep; June by moving; and July whole lot of nothing.  Not finding work; not getting my stuff in a timely manner; not finding a place to live; and definitely not having anything worth blogging about in the gaming milieu (as my beloved St. Gary might say).  About the only thing that has happened is that wife was immediately bitten by a tick and contracted not just Lyme's disease but two additional tick-born diseases!  Welcome back to the mainland, indeed.

I hope to reassemble some kind of life at some point and maybe even think about gaming again.  I've had some incoherent thoughts about Antediluvian Sword & Sorcery gaming, occasioned by reading Joscelyn Godwin's inconsistent Atlantis and the Cycles of Time and Lin Carter's Lost Worlds. I make no secret that I am a fan of Mr. Carter's, even though he has written some awful stuff (Pirates of World's End I am definitely looking at you), in additional to committing all the sins for which S&S fans now castigate him (although I do not). In this case, the stories in this particular book set in Antillia and Atlantis were excellent and among his best (they also channelled Jack Vance to a great degree, which is no bad thing).

So, anyway, if anyone thought I had disappeared into the Seven Darks, fear not, gentle readers, I but lurk.


  1. Glad to hear that you haven't fallen prey to anything eldritch, doc.

    Also, my sympathies to Mrs. Samsara. I had Lyme once & it really saps the life out of you.

  2. I'm glad you live! Hope everyone your wife gets to feeling better.

  3. Thanks, fellas. It's been a tough summer.

  4. It has been rough here, so I understand.

  5. Aye, rough pretty much everywhere. :( I wish you luck in your endeavours.

    Cheap international calls

  6. the gaming community who actually got me through those first tenuous couple months of dealing with my diagnosis.

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