So… just back from the inaugural Black Library Weekender event – and it was so much fun. Of course, I have returned home with ConLurgy, although Dearly Beloved is referring to it as the ‘Maidstone Lurgy’ as I think I may have picked it up from the gloriously wonderful Nik Vincent-Abnett whilst I was there. […]
Before I explain the title of this blog post, here’s a very nice review of the ‘Tales of the Nun and Dragon’ anthology. Proving to be a popular little collection, this one! So… could you say that again? What’s that about, then? Well, it’s about one of my favourite things. Misheard lyrics. It comes about […]
It’s comin’ on the end of August Another summer’s promise almost gone And though I heard some wise man say That every dog will have his day He never mentioned that these dog days get so long… (The song, by the way, is ‘Waiting in the Weeds’ from the ‘Long Road Out of Eden’ album. […]
This year’s whizzing by quite quickly. Feels like no time at all since The Gildar Rift came out and yesterday, Valkia the Bloody was unleashed on GW shops. As part of this, I spent the afternoon loitering in Games Workshop at Durham, where I signed lots of copies of the book, along with copies of […]
First off, thank you to everyone who took part in my spontaneous Valkia the Bloody competition. You all made me laugh hugely and that’s always greatly appreciated! I sometimes regret running competitions, because I then have to pick winners… but Fluxeor and Cyrillus‘s entries made me genuinely spray tea whilst watching. Congrats guys – drop […]
Been a long, long week. As I mentioned in my alt.fiction update, I started to feel really poorly by Sunday afternoon. I went for a job interview on Monday feeling not unlike this. Unsurprisingly, I didn’t get the job which was just what I needed when I was already at a low ebb. At this […]
This does start to ramble, so here is a helpful text-cut. Unless you come here via the direct link, in which case… sorry!
The ‘old friends’ in this instance happens to be theBelgariadseries of books by David Eddings. There are no major spoilers in this post, but I will be naming characters and what-have-you. If you’ve never read them, do it. They’re great fun. Bubblegum for the eyes in a lot of ways, but entertaining nonetheless. Regardless… a […]
And relax. This weekend just gone was the third BLL event that I’ve had the pleasure of attending, but the first one I’ve attended from the ‘other side’. It was a whirlwind of activity, people, signings and near-hysterical laughter on Sunday, and a lot of things have faded out of my memory already. But here’s […]
Home. Currently something like this. Update will follow. After I (hopefully) get some sleep. Had about 4 hours in the past three days.