Between Fire and Pines has been out for just under a month n0w, and what a month it has been. At the insistence of one of my managers our store is now stocking numerous copies. I also have my first author signing planned for June 25th. I've sold 15 copies in-store, another 15 hardcopies online, and… Continue reading Between Fire and Pines Update and Other Such Stuff
You know what I like about May? It is a fun month. It is about as springy as we can expect here in Calgary, given that June is generally nonstop rain. That means May is the month of warm breezes and sprouting pants. We eagerly anticipate the sight of crocuses peering out of the dirt.… Continue reading Between Fire and Pines Release Date Announcement (and other such tripe)
Paris has many pigeons. Grey, speckled, white, a microcosm of pigeon culture, all with the same beady red eyes, watching, waiting. And, oh yes, they are all tremendously fat. I'm not talking about your average run of the mill fat pigeon. I'm talking about full on boisterous, carnivorous birds that spend their days bathing in… Continue reading Pigeons of Paris
These things I know to be true: Online harassment in video game communities exist. Critics of the culture of harassment have received some really, really disturbing threats that have made them fear for their lives, quit the gaming industry, as well as a variety of other actions. I don't know Zoe Quinn and I don't… Continue reading On Video Game Harassment and Dum-Dums
Apart from my desperate pleas to the Alberta Government for financial aid in order to afford medication, I only ever ask for money during one time of the year: Extra Life. For those of you not in the know., Extra Life is a 24 hour video game marathon that takes place every year in support… Continue reading That Time of Year: Extra Life 2014
Get your tinfoil hats on, folks, because the internet is in our brains and our constant contributions to social media is ruining our lives. Also, cats. For the last four days I've been taking part in Block Week. The hellish University of experience of completing an entire course, that is four months worth of material,… Continue reading In Which Cats, Cats Cats, Cats? Ha ha! Cats!
Keith is a friend of mine. He made out with a parrot once. This is my artistic rendering of it.
When I turned 21 I decided I would make an attempt to write a letter to each person of note that had a substantial impact on my life through their contributions to the entertainment and media world.I did not accomplish this. I had the best intention, honest. I was going to write to Stephen Colbert… Continue reading An Open Letter to Hawksley Workman
I realized the concept of having a preying mantis as a feature image absolutely terrified me. However, instead of changing it I thought it would be more comical to just, you know, push it down and out of the way. Like every other thing I am scared of. Push that mantis picture way down deep… Continue reading In Which “Nuuuuuh!”