Memories of a Dimanagul

B.O.S.S. — The Magician Jaymel, Part 2

B.O.S.S. — The Magician Jaymel, Part 2


A new set of armor.

Part two of the bungling Elven magician.  You can find part 1 here.

The Magician Jaymel, Part 2

Jaymel stepped out of the cave and into the fresh air of the forest.   He always felt at home there, elven instinct he called it, but often found himself aching for more.  The littered remnants of food and spoor around the cave entrance tarnished the atmosphere somewhat, but after…

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Musing: The Science of Fantasy

Musing: The Science of Fantasy


Fantasy frequently features a medieval backdrop and it is mostly limited to swords and sorcery.  Weaponry is one of those things people tend to botch on all angles, from the weapons themselves to the way they are wielded.

Because of the nature of fantasy, we tend to make up stuff.  However, it is important for the craziest of happenings to seem plausible enough to match the world around it.  An…

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B.O.S.S. (Special) - Kingless Country Prologue.

B.O.S.S. (Special) – Kingless Country Prologue.

Derrek clad in Geldbane Garb.

After a key incident in Two Destroyers, Derrek Graymer has a darker out look on life.

I’ve mentioned it before on the blog, but I’m working on the follow up to Two Destroyers.   However, following the tenets of any successful book, I am writing it as a stand alone project.   Sure, the events of Kingless Country follow Two Destroyers, but I feel a reader should be able to read either book without…

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Musing: Anita Sarkeesian

Let’s stop the proverbial witch hunts.

Hopefully everyone knows about Ms. Sarkeesian’s efforts on Kickstarter Project, Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, on Feminist Frequency.   If you don’t here’s the short version:  Anita Sarkeesian successfully funded a documentary series with the aim to highlight distressing trends in the video gaming industry.   To date, she’s released seven videos with the…

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B.O.S.S. — Rage of the Cursed, Part 6

B.O.S.S. — Rage of the Cursed, Part 6

Xallion in his WoW incarnation.

In case you haven’t noticed, Xallion doesn’t look like this in RoC.   I just love this picture  of my Orc Warrior in World of Warcraft that shares his name. 

New character, new party member?  You decide.  This one I introduce the smith at the Happy Happy Blacksmith.

Rage of the Cursed, Part 5 — The Smith

The city of Terragrecio thrived like a living being.   Merchants called to passerbys,…

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Musing: Fantasy and Sci-Fi

Musing: Fantasy and Sci-Fi


I’m not sure more awesome can fit in one place. Artist: GREG CAPULLO

For the longest time, I assumed the difference between Science Fiction and Fantasy was simple.   Sci-Fi has spaceships.   Fantasy had dragons.  While this has the potential to be true, it’s more about what those two things mean.

As I get more experience with writing, I realize the most important difference between the two genres…

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B.O.S.S. — Rage of the Cursed, Part 4

B.O.S.S. — Rage of the Cursed, Part 4

Xallion in his WoW incarnation.

The more things change.

Sorry for the delay, editing took longer than usual this week, but here’s a new RoC!   But Xallion is alone now.   What happened to his band of companions?

Rage of the Cursed, Part 5 — The Thief

Five years later.

Xallion sniffed at the forest air, taking in the musky odor of the common dread boar.  Mating season.

He shouldered his bow and pushed on, finding his center…

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Musing: The Rabid ‘Fan’.

Musing: The Rabid ‘Fan’.

I’ve never considered myself a hard to please person.   I stay reasonable and open minded when I consider things close to my heart.   However there is a simple line that must be drawn, a minimum requirement to taking on a project that is not your own: Respect.


You’re not kidding anybody.

Consider for a moment, all reboots/remakes are effectively ‘Fan Fictions’.  The message is clear:


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B.O.S.S. — The Macro Corp.

B.O.S.S. — The Macro Corp.

Macro Corp Cover

Superheroes and Voodoo what a winning hand.

As some of you may know, I wrote in NaNoWriMo last year.   I got a chance to clean up the manuscript and I’ve posted it in full at   I plan to write again this year and I’ll be doing an entire novel following Russel Belkin, A.K.A. Micron, this November.  So in order to get people excited for Macro Corp: A MATTER OF TIME, here’s chapter 1…

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Musing: I hate this!

Musing: I hate this!


Not recommended for computer desks.

Typically I don’t really have issues with disliking my written work.  Last week I worked on a chapter of Kingless Country, looked it over and realized:   I hated it with a passion.   I couldn’t be any happier.

These days I feel better when I dislike a chapter.   It tells me I’ve identified something in in I don’t like.   On the flip side if I write something…

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