Space Opera by Cat Valente – A Book Review

Last night I finished Space Opera by Cat Valente. It’s a book that was recommended to me by a friend around the Eurovision time with a promise of glitter, glam, and the Eurovision in Space. I bought the book on Kindle and didn’t get a chance to read it for a few months, by which […]

Dublin Diary (Seattle Edition) – What is home, anyway?

We arrived back in Dublin more than four weeks ago.  I still don’t feel quite settled.  Since December 12th, I have slept in 8 different beds.  Constantly moving like that is surprisingly stressful, and mentally tiring.  And it has robbed me of the “coming home” sense that I felt entitled to after nearly three years away. […]

Dublin Diary – Christmas Music

Coming home around the holidays, it’s been hard not to focus on the holidays themselves. These are always emotional times, driven by nostalgia, and I have disadvantage on Nostalgia (WIS) saves.  But there is one thing that has stuck out this year against other years: usually by this time of year, I am sick and […]

Mirrored Illusions

So if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll have noticed that I’m playing in a band, and that the stuff we play is not quite the same as most of the stuff that I’m doing at the minute. I love the metal, and I love what I’m doing here. Ultimately the goal working on my own […]

“You did well with what you had to work with”

Still Here by irokie So… This one’s a little different. It’s a song that we used to play in Outbreed. I called over to Michael with my kit in tow and did the recording. Thanks to limiting factors from the real world, I got over late. Well, late to start a session, unless you’re like […]