I swear, I have more “I’m not dead” posts than actual posts! No matter, I do plan on returning to my review/editorial page soon enough. Lately, I just haven’t had the spark… and I feel it’s better to admit the truth to your audience than keep them guessing. It’s been hard getting back into things, but I will continue to get things back in order.
In one month alone, we’ve lost a small handful of cultural icons. They’ve been part of our lives since childhood or some point in growing up. Perhaps they directly shaped who we are. Needless to say, it really sucks. That said, death is the said fact of life and reality itself. Everything will at one point die and that terrifies us. Especially consider the fact we like to think of what we love as being immortal or invulnerable, but that’s sadly not true. And because we lose someone so special to us, it tends to taint the entire timeframe around that loss. However, I don’t think we should do this. If anything, it doesn’t do justice to the amazing memories we’ve had thanks to the people we had recently lost. Whether it’s Labyrinth being the first movie you remember seeing (and with Bowie’s performance as the Goblin King, how can one forget?) or jamming to Motorhead for the first time, those memories won’t leave us and we should be thanking the deceased for giving us those opportunities in the first place. Plus, I’ve lost tons of people that were important to me last year as well: Satoru Iwata, Leonard Nemoy, Scott Weiland, Grace Whitney (from Star Trek as well), Terry Pratchett, Christopher Lee, the list goes on and on. And yet, I remembered them for all their wonderful work instead of stewing in depression. After all, I’m sure they’d prefer fond recollections instead of fans being sad.
While I didn’t make any formal announcement, I’ve decided that stuff pertaining to tabletop gaming will stay on my other page, Daemons and Deathrays. That said, things not involving roleplaying games or board games will go here. It’s not that I feel I should keep them separate, so much as my tabletop blog deserves plenty of love as well. With that, here’s an article in which I talk about the Planescape setting and how you can use it for your D&D games and beyond! You can find the article here. Please, check it out and let me know what you think.
Image Credit: Sigil by Samize
But we remain thankful that he shared his amazing music while he was here. In the countless eons that make up our cosmic timeline, we were lucky enough to live in the same time as Bowie himself. Goodbye, Thin White Duke.
So, I’ve been a bit of a rut lately. As I’ve mentioned on another post, fighting depression sucks. A lot of personal stresser and life in general have gotten in the way, in addition to tiring jobs and what have you. But, I’m not here to grumble and complain. Rather, I’d like to say that I’m feeling a bit better. A vacation was what I needed and once I feel a little more restored, you bet you will see something outta me! And as always, I’ll try my best to deliver something both informative and entertaining… And considering most Journos nowadays fail at one or the other (or both), the least I can do is try to do both. As always, I’m Doc and you’re reading my irradiated archive! Stay mutated, good readers!
Well, I’ll start off by saying I’m awful at New Year’s Resolutions. They’re usually pretty lofty ideals and sometimes non achievable goals anyway. That said, I want to figure ways to improve this page as much as possible. It’s a new year and a chance to start again. Things slowed down and nearly fell apart last year due to many factors going on in my life… and quite frankly, I don’t want that to happen another time! Whether it means that a slow but consistent schedule is made (slower than the current one) or something else is to be determined. I won’t feel discouraged and give up on this page, as I’ve already sunk a good 3 – 4 years of my life writing all sorts of stuff. With that, I’m taking a break as I go on vacation once more to refresh my mind and get ready for the year ahead. I’ll see you all on the week of the 10th!