*Insert Maniacally Evil Laughter Here*

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my submarine lair. It’s long, hard and full of seamen!

*Long pause*

No? Nothing? Not even a titter? Wow, tough sub…

– Dr. Evil

And with that I bring you the goofy madness that is….

Evil Genius

It’s similar in style to Dungeon Keeper, where you’re the bad guy trying to kill the good guys who are invading your dungeon, but rather than it being set in fantasy medieval times, it is in fact set in the middle of a cheesy 60’s spy movie (a la Austin Powers or any of the Bond Movies).

I’ve just downloaded the demo and am off to kill some Good Guys.

A Thousand Words…

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s the case I can now say I have about 2 and a little under half a pictures worth of something. It’s nice to be in a habit of writing again. I haven’t being doing it daily yet, but we’re slowly moving in that direction. Yay me!

In an odd bit of web news that vaguely relates to this post’s title, I found this article about a camera that was blown up and it’s final images.

Other than the fact that I’ve become addicted to HBO’s Dead Like Me tv series, there isn’t much going on in my life at the moment. I’ve started job hunting… yet again and hopefully I’ll have something soon so as I crawl out from under the morass of bills and meager living that is my life currently.

I’ve also been bouncing a couple of ideas around in my head as premises for a new campaign, but I haven’t really finalized anything yet. Mainly because I want to see how the current fantasy game that I’m in goes and how stable the group is together before posing another idea to them. Plus, if we do decide to do something, then I’d actually have to work on the campaign and all that crap, and I’m much more capable of shirking it off and being a lazy sod (trust me, I’m good at this bit). Oh well, we’ll see how it goes.

Move Along… Nothing to See here.

Yup, you guessed it. This is a brief, totally useless post.

I am going to attempt to blather on the blog with a little more regularity now. I can’t (or won’t) promise a daily update (because we all know my life isn’t THAT damn interesting) , but I’ll try and post every couple of days or so. At least that’s the plan thusfar.

Didn’t get any writing done today as I spent most of the afternoon/evening/night in bed feeling very cruddy. I still am feeling just as cruddy but I got up a few minutes ago to turn the computer off and figured I’d post quickly before crawling back into bed and hoping tomorrow will be better.

And so to bed.

Writing Again!

I started writing again yesterday. I was surprised at how difficult it was at first but once I got into a rhythym of sorts it started to flow a whole lot easier. I think I only managed to get about a thousand words all total down on paper but it was nice and refreshing to actually just do it rather than listen to the gerbil wheels in my head spin endlessly. I really doubt I’ll keep what I wrote because looking on it now with a critical eye, you can definitely tell that I’m someone who hasn’t written anything in quite some time. The good thing about this is that tomorrow (later today or whenever) I’ll be that little bit more prepared to write and things will come easier…. or here’s hoping at least.

And with that I shall go and do whatever blog posters do whenever they’re not blathering away in their blogs.

Don’t Panic!

I am more than mildly amused by this teaser trailer for the upcoming Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Movie that’s coming out next year.

While I haven’t heard a damn thing about the movie yet and am a faithful Douglas Adams fan and worry that it won’t be true to the books or that it’ll be ruined by Hollywood sensationalism crap, I still got the biggest kick out of seeing the words DON’T PANIC pasted across my screen.

Why yes, I am easily amused.

I Need A Picture

Alright boys and girls…

(if anyone is still even reading this page, which I’m beginning to highly doubt)

I need some help. As you may or may not have noticed, there is a big blank spot on the main page where my picture of Stonehenge used to be. You also may have realized that it was in fact a picture rather than a series of <br>’s used as spacers.

I’ve been looking for something suitable to put there for awhile now as something of a subtle “welcome to my page” image but have yet to find anything that I really like. So, with hat in hand, I come now asking for your help. I don’t really have any specific guidelines as to what I want or am looking for. It doesn’t have to be a photograph either. It can be some stylized art or painting if you like it. My only real request is that it somehow fits with what little theme I’ve got going on with the rest of the page.

If you find anything either post the link to what you’ve found in the comments section or email it to me at webmaster at shadowmyth dot net (yes I’m being lazy… so glad you noticed). If I find anything I like you’ll see it up on the main page soon.


I’m a Ninja!!!!

Wow. Almost a little over a week since I last blogged and I don’t think anyone else has even been to the site to notice that it’s back up. Talk about a sudden crushing feeling of unimportance and insignificance *sniff*

Sadly I haven’t gotten any farther on updating more content for the site. Just haven’t had the inclination to be honest, plus I haven’t been sleeping all that well lately so my whole day/night schedule is totally out of synch. Really annoying when I want to do stuff during the day and I end up sleeping fitfully from 7am till 9pm or later. Sucks to be me I guess. Long gone are the days when I could easily stay up for 28 hours straight (or longer).

In other more mundane, but immensely more fun (for me anyways), news, I’ve started gaming again. Which is great for me, because I’m actually getting out of the house and socializing with my friends again instead of being the anti-social hermit with no life that I was becoming. We’re playing GURPS and I’m enjoying just playing around rather than running something. I’m playing a classic shaolin monk zen buddhist/pacifist type which, as per the norm with my characters, doesn’t quite fit in with the delusional mage jester, the greedy dwarf, the snobbish elven mage and the impulsively dumbass fighter that make up the rest of the party… not to mention the as yet unmet warrior priest and the miserly leprechaun thief illusionist. The bright side to our little disfunctional party dynamic is that I think I’ve discovered what my motivation for being in the party is: Life is a test and having to endure and put up with the sins and failings of the rest of the group is a test of my spiritual endurance and purity. Which, knowing my friends is a near impossible task. *grin*. To top things off, I’ve gotta get some fortune cookie zen snippets of wisdom memorized or written down to spout off when the others do something very stupid… and hey these are my friends we’re talking about so I’m gonna NEED a lot of them.

A definite plus to creeping back into that “gaming” mindset is that my own creative wheels are starting to turn, albeit slowly while they flake off the rust and detrius of mis-use, and I’m starting to eye my own campaign world and am thinking about going back and working on it some more. I’ve got a number of ideas that I’m tossing around including actually putting effort into working on a CAD version of the world map using Campaign Cartographer. I’ve also started thinking about redesigning the world map in general. Nothing drastic, just want to expand it somewhat to emcompass a few peripheral ideas that I’d like to incorporate into the game.

With the 4th Edition of GURPS looming on the horizon I’m probably going to hold off designing any crunchy rules until I see which system (GURPS or D&D) I prefer better and which I’ll primarily design it for. As much as I like D&D, my renewed interest in GURPS has me leaning fairly heavily towards that but I’ll probably end up doing both at some point just for shits and giggles. But first, the world framwork and design must be implemented so as to accomodate those rules and build upon them.

Anyways, after looking at all the crap I’ve just spewed out about absolutely nothing, I think this is a rather bloated and tubby post to truly be called a ninja posting so I’m going to go and lose some ninja weight for now.