What a Weekend!

For a weekend that included panicked phone calls in the pouring rain, tyre-eating potholes and an AA van breaking down it was surprisingly good. Started out with our LURPS pub quiz team, Off The Straight And Narrow, coming second. Who would have guessed that Astrophysicist, The Steampunk Cosplayer, Martial Artist and I would make such … Read More

New Years Resolutions

I’m pretty pleased with the extent to which I kept the resolutions I made last year so I’m hoping I do the same with these. 1. Swim each week. 2. Write each day. 3. Finish a good manuscript.

End of Year Meme

1.What did you do in 2018 that you’d never done before? Got pushed on a roundabout by the Bonsai Kaiju 2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I mostly kept them, failed at some and I will continue to make more next year because I find … Read More


I don’t want to go to Empire this weekend. It’s not just about having a sore throat that I’ve had for weeks it’s about recognising that what I originally went to Empire for is not what I get now. I went to Empire to roleplay with friends in a wider world. In some ways that … Read More


My own emotions are things I often have difficulty identifying and acting on. I find it strange but I often wonder if part of the reason that I’m polyamorous is because I find it so much easier to identify and act on emotions at one remove. Falling in love, as this blog has frequently mentioned, … Read More

Different XP

In roleplaying XP is shorthand for Experience Points. They’re points that you get for doing things in the game and that you can spend on making your character better at things. Had a conversation today about the way being born into a capitalist society is like being dropped into a game in which money is … Read More