A Glimpse into Next Week

Posted in OHD&DC, Tabletop on August 26, 2014 by cairnwood

thaddeus5EThaddeus Sexton
1st Level Bard
D&D 5th Edition

Tour de Freeman

Posted in Spotlight & Reviews on August 25, 2014 by cairnwood


It all starts today.

Tour Schedule and Activities

8/25 Jess Resides Here Interview
8/25 I Smell Sheep Interview
8/25 Beauty in Ruins Guest Post
8/25 Shells Interviews Guest Post

8/26 The Cabin Goddess Review
8/26 Kentucky Geek Girl Top Ten List
8/26 The Official Writing Blog of Deedee Davies Top Ten List

8/27 Stuart Conover’s Author Page Interview
8/27 Blog of Sheila Deeth Post on Art
8/27 Deal Sharing Aunt Top Tens List

8/28 Horror Delve Top Tens List
8/28 SBM Book Obsession Guest Post
8/28 Armand Rosamilia, Horror Author Guest Post
8/28 Willow’s Author Love Top Tens List

8/29 Bookishly Me Review
8/29 The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void Interview
8/29 Azure Dwarf Guest Post
8/29 Vampires, Witches, and me, oh my Guest Post

8/30 Sapphyria’s Book Reviews Top Tens List
8/30 Bee’s Knees Reviews Review
8/30 A Haunted Head Interview

8/31 Horror Tree Guest Post
8/31 The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void Review
8/31 Seers, Seraphs, Immortals and more! Interview


Lovecraft’s Haunted Head

Posted in Spotlight & Reviews on August 24, 2014 by cairnwood

Some people regret that HPL was a racist, because it would be so much EASIER to admire him if he were not. A pox on easy! It’s like, for me, being a gay Mormon, difficult and absurd and fabulous. The fact that one of Lovecraft’s greatest admirers and defenders is a man of dark skin is just so deliciously RIGHT. We admire (and some of us freakishly idolize) H. P. Lovecraft for what he did right, for those qualities in him that are absolutely estimable.”  — Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire


Gen Con Was All Kinds of Awesome

Posted in OHD&DC, Tabletop on August 18, 2014 by cairnwood


I should probably wax poetic about the awesome time we had at GenCon yesterday, but I’m falling further and further behind on more than a few projects. I’ve been rather sick for a while now, but I actually felt pretty darn good once we got inside the venue. We didn’t buy a lot, but we had a great time.

Kim asked Connor what his favorite part of the day was and he said it was the car ride down. And he’s right, of course. The day was special because we enjoy each others company and had a blast singing, joking, and just being together.

I couldn’t ask for a better family. I am truly blessed.


Posted in OHD&DC, Tabletop on August 15, 2014 by cairnwood


Tomorrow, I’m working a 25 hour shift so that I can have Sunday off. Why? So my family and I can raid Gen Con before it sneaks out of Indy.

It’ll be more than worth it.

Hopefully, next year will afford us a chance to take more of it in. I hope to have earned a seat at the proverbial table by then.

We’ll see.


Posted in LOST on August 14, 2014 by cairnwood


The Wounded King

Posted in Celebrity Passings on August 12, 2014 by cairnwood


“However funny it is, however outrageous it is,
is based on pain, on a tragedy, on loss.”
— Terry Gilliam, speaking of The Fisher King

Robin Williams is dead.

He took his own life at the age of 63.

I will not pretend to understand depression, though, like most, I’ve experienced it and have, on occasion, battled it fiercely.

I am reminded, as I contemplate the life and death of this comic genius, that the first movie my wife and I ever saw together was a Robin Williams film… Patch Adams. Williams, for all his chaotic behavior, had a way of bringing people together. He was like a jam band guitarist, fumbling around, playing crazy note after crazy note, until he struck that magic chord, had that impossible run, and, in that moment, touched greatness and shared it with the world.

My favorite Robin Williams film is The Fisher King. Sure, it’s a mess. I recognize that. But there’s a truth in it, hidden in the often rambling narrative. “How can you find that which my brightest and bravest could not?” And the fool replied, “I don’t know. I only knew that you were thirsty.” Robin Williams was thirsty. Hell, a lot of us are thirsty. But you can lead a horse to water, but sometimes the Red Knight guards the drink.

Godspeed, Robin Williams. And thanks for the memories. You will be missed.


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