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Tuesday Option #1 – Trailblazer

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Published on: June 29, 2011

The next four Wednesdays will be options for the starting story for Choose Your Tuesdays. After the fourth is done, I’ll put up a poll and let you choose. Without further ado: Trailblazer.

 

Gosser had never really trusted space travel. Oh, over the years he had done quite a bit of it. And, in fact, he was a pretty handy pilot, and an even better navigator. But still, he could never quite ignore the fact that a few inches of wood and some complex enchantments were all that separated him from the cold and nothingness of space. Actually, a quick glance at his navigation stone, or, he supposed, out a window, would tell him that he was flying in Frajey’s Cloud, and he would also have highly charged particles to deal with if his thin hull failed.

A solid thud echoed through the bridge of his ship. Broden’s Beard! How had they gotten in ballista range so quickly? He willed a little more power through the helm and in to his navigation stone. He was still at least a minute from the spellshift path he had charted. It was dangerous to shift in the Cloud, all the energy bouncing around loose out there played havoc with the helm at faster than light speeds. Still, another pair of thuds told him that the Coalition ship that was chasing him was too close for him to survive to the safe zone. He did have that used spell cannon he had bought on Bohren, but he had never test fired the thing, the ammo was too expensive. If it worked, though, it would scare the Greenbacks in the very least, and burn a hole clean through their hull at the best. If it didn’t work, though, he would have just attacked a better armed and armored ship head on. So it was a dangerous shift, or a potential suicide run? How come he never had good options?

Music Monday #26 – Ruby Tuesday

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Published on: June 27, 2011

For your Tuesday Monday, Minions, have a Corrs cover of the Rolling Stones’ Ruby Tuesday.

Photo Phriday #25 – EAAAGLEEEE!

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Published on: June 24, 2011

I’m watching you Minions, always watching.

Still A Bit Busy

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Published on: June 22, 2011

Life is still firing on all cylinders here today, so this will be another brief Wednesday post. Thanks for your patience.

The consensus seems to be that the new choose your own adventure bit should be weekly. I’m okay with that. My current plan is to post four different story hooks for the next four Wednesdays, and then put up a poll as to which of these you want us to do first. (The things themselves will probably be on Tuesdays, because I like “Choose Your Own Tuesdays.” But, writing the things will let me get ahead for a couple Wednesdays, because being busy isn’t going away for a while.)

I’ll see you Friday, Minions.

Music Monday #25 – Manic Monday

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Published on: June 20, 2011

So, I’m trying to crank out a bunch of Mondays ahead of time, because the next couple weeks are going to be crazy. So I’m going to do a seven-week series of songs that are covers of songs that have the name of a day of the week in the title.

We’ll start off with a Relient K cover of the Bangle’s Manic Monday.

See you Wednesday.

Photo Phriday # 24 – Will You Do the Fandango?

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Published on: June 17, 2011

 

Nothing really matters, anyone can see.

 

Briefly Apologizing for the Future

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Published on: June 15, 2011

Sorry for the super-late post today. There have been some unexpected developments in my personal life, and doing a blog post slipped my mind.

So, just a quick one today. There were some pretty good suggestions in response to last Wednesday’s post. I like the idea of doing a cooking show, but I don’t have the resources, so we’re going to throw that one on the back burner for a while. Luke suggested a choose your own adventure thing, and I like the idea. It may be a bit before my schedule’s back in to a shape where it will be able to sustain a new blog feature, so, in the meantime, what kind of story would you like to be choosing the direction of? First person, or following a character? Should I present a couple options, or leave it more open? And how often would you like to see an update? Smaller weeklies, or bigger monthlies?

I’ll see you guys below, and if not, on Friday for sure.

Music Monday #24 – Dashboard

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Published on: June 13, 2011

So, Modest Mouse can be a bit of an acquired taste. The vocal quality is a bit… odd. That being said, if it’s something you don’t really enjoy, I do recommend trying to push through, because it is a sound that really does grow on you. And, once it has, the whole interesting sound that they build up is really pretty awesome. Today’s update is a particular favorite of mine, and another in our ongoing series of songs that have music videos that are as good as the song.

See you Wednesday.

Photo Phriday #23 – Revisionist History

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Published on: June 10, 2011

Everything is better with dinosaurs.

Have a good weekend.

The New Stuff

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Published on: June 8, 2011

So, I’m feeling pretty good about this blog thing. I’ve hit a pretty solid stride, and I even occasionally manage to get a little bit ahead. I can’t get cocky yet, I’ve fallen from higher levels of progress before, but still, I’m doing okay, for me, at least. I’m moving at the end of the month, so I’m trying to get ahead solidly to avoid missing posts during the transition. It’s been tricky. The biggest thing I’m finding is that I have trouble coming up with more than one Wednesday post topic per week. So, if you guys want me to write on any particular topic, please let me know, suggestions are very welcome.

One of the things I promised myself when I started this push for a three a week blog posts was that when it got easy, I would take more stuff on. Well, Minions, it’s gotten easy. It’s time for new projects to stack on to this thing. I already have one secret project in the works, but that’s a bit off yet, and a bit of a bigger chunk-type deal, so I’m looking for something more regular and bite-sized to do. So, twice in one post I’m asking for suggestions from the Minions. What would you like to see here every week? Feel free to suggest whatever. I really want to try something fun and unique, so if you have something cool, there’s a pretty good chance I’ll try it for at least a little while.

See you in the comments, and then I’ll see you Friday.

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