The Beating Heart of Fandom

Today is T-14 days until my 40th birthday, and the Reconnection Project has empowered me more than I ever thought it would. Today, I start the process of moving beyond me… Let the games begin. Fandom is an action and a community. View fullsize The Last Air Bender from Shore Leave 32 When I sayContinue reading “The Beating Heart of Fandom”

There’s not enough Love and Understanding

View fullsize It is now T-16 to my 40th Birthday, and it happens to be Brian’s Birthday today.  As I write this, he is playing Civ VI, his present with the biggest smile on his face.  It is hard to express how much I love him. Love is such a strange thing.  I never thoughtContinue reading “There’s not enough Love and Understanding”

It’s time to break the chains (2016 Objectives)

I know you all are probably tired of hearing me say this, but the last couple years have been hard for me.  Depression is a thing.  As we start 2016, it is time for me to do something that I haven’t done in a while, I need to set some objectives for the new year.Continue reading “It’s time to break the chains (2016 Objectives)”

What can the Skeleton Warriors of Papua New Guinea teach us about Christmas.

I didn’t expect to be blown away by the sheer beauty of a people that paint themselves as skeletons, but it happened. What is it about these men that took my breath away? They embrace life.  To paint your body with the visage of death reminds us of the precious and fleeting nature of life. Continue reading “What can the Skeleton Warriors of Papua New Guinea teach us about Christmas.”

Good Reads feels like a place to be alone, so I started a new group

I have been a member of Good Reads for a long time, and I just can’t seem to wrap my head around it.  I cannot get into the groups.  I have tried, but the conversations are rarely interesting.  If you know a good group, please invite me. I cannot get into the stream… The siteContinue reading “Good Reads feels like a place to be alone, so I started a new group”

Game of Thrawn

As I, like many other fans, am trying to get excited about Star Wars VII, and it has not been easy.  Sunday, Brian and I were talking about what we wished they would have done, and I said, “I just want Star Wars: Game of Thrawn.”  I immediately pulled out my laptop and started makingContinue reading “Game of Thrawn”

Disney fires the Deathstar at the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Boom!

Queue the fanboy freak out in 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… View fullsize No!!!!!!!  The Mouse is not my father! *** Warning, what follows is a RANT  *** So, Disney, ahem, Lucusfilm as owned by Disney, has announced that the Extended Universe never happened (read it here).  They are urban legends.  Like a good JJContinue reading “Disney fires the Deathstar at the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Boom!”

So, there is going to be a geek couture fashion show at San Diego Comic-Con

View fullsize Gah, I am not sure how I feel about this… First off, I need to point out that this is not couture.  Couture is the made to measure garments made by members of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.  As geeks, we should at least get the nomenclature right. Secondly, I loveContinue reading “So, there is going to be a geek couture fashion show at San Diego Comic-Con”