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The fragrance of Skyrim

One of my viewers, Cristina Carry, creator of the Teldryn Serious quest mod, made this piece of fanart for me after I joked about the way my dremora lord says, “I smell weakness,” when I summon him with my Sanguine … Continue reading

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Skyrim Special Edition special guest

I’ve been live streaming my Skyrim Special Edition game play on PS4, through my Jewelsmith channel on Youtube, since the release of the remaster last month. Skyrim is my favorite video game of all time, and I was absolutely gobsmacked to … Continue reading

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Tour the Commonwealth with me

Hello, Wastelanders! I’ve been writing about Fallout 4 for awhile, and now I’m doing videos on Youtube! I’m giving tours of my settlements, which focus on role-playing and realistic construction, within the constraints of the PS4. I’m also doing some … Continue reading

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In honor of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday

I thought I’d share some of my favorite Poe-related items: To One in Paradise – Not one of his well-known works, but I liked this poem so much, I memorized it in high school. A Dream Within A Dream – … Continue reading

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ILLOGICON 2016: Geek crafting and writing panels

Since its beginning in 2012, I’ve participated in every ILLOGICON except one, only missing 2014 because I caught a raging case of swamp crud from Disney World. ILLOGICON is a small, fan-driven convention dedicated to Science Fiction and Fantasy in … Continue reading

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Auctioning a piece of SERENITY for a good cause

* * * CSTS AUCTION LINK * * * For a decade, I’ve owned a piece of Serenity: The actual St. Christopher medal worn by Adam Baldwin as Jayne Cobb in the 2005 motion picture. He can be seen wearing it when … Continue reading

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Remembering STAR WARS and 1977

I was 6 years old when Star Wars hit theaters in May 1977 and my dad took me to see it on the big screen. We lived in Los Angeles at the time, and I can’t remember for certain whether or … Continue reading

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A strange magical birthday with a butt cake

The other night at dinner, a friend joked that I should have an Arrow butt cake for my birthday. Yes, that’s “butt” not “bundt.” Challenge accepted. Vanilla cake, fudge filling, green frosting, and four green candles with aluminum foil arrowheads, … Continue reading

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No, this is not another negative review of STRANGE MAGIC

I love Strange Magic. I know there’s a load of crappy reviews and it’s only earned about $12 million in theaters. I still love the characters, the animation, and the music. I love the unconventional storyline (says the author who won … Continue reading

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IllogiConIV science fiction convention January 9-11

I’ll be at IllogiConIV this weekend at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham / Research Triangle. This is a smaller, fan-coordinated convention dedicated to any and all forms of science fiction in all media. I’m on two panels: Smutty Fan Fiction – … Continue reading

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