Starting at noon (SLT) on Sunday 1st November, the Tri-Cities (Nova Albion, Bay City & Shermville) are holding a HUGE “Day of the Dead” halloween parade and it’s open to all!
There are many overlapping reasons behind my steadfastly Tyria-bound feet and these include…
Do you know what I saw to indicate I was currently at ground zero for all the bloodshed, brutality and horror a civil war inevitably brings to the population? Nothing. Nada. Not even tumble-weed. On my short journey betwixt star and station I was interdicted a grand total of no times by either side or by police or by vulture-like opportunistic pirates. I was in no way inconvenienced by either checkpoint or blockade. I was not contacted by the controlling (or contesting) faction of the station demanding I “behave or else!” and I found it ridiculously easy to get through the non-existent extra checks and entirely missing police ‘stop and search’ zones…
I’m pretty excited about the new Elite game due in early 2014, partly for nostalgic reasons but also because I am pretty bored of fantasy right now as the last three years have been very Tolkien and Guild Wars heavy in both my gaming and reading. But for the past six months I’ve been reading […]
The sudden icy wind ripped at Beck’s skin. Now he was on the boat as it slowly cracked its way through the icy sea. His journey had come full circle leading him back to the Arctic. He could never escape from here. In truth, he had never ever left this place, he carried it around with him wherever he went. He turned slowly, looking behind the boat. Two small bundles of rags lay alone and still on the ice. His children… his beautiful, wonderful children.
The first ever Tri-Cities parade!
When I agreed to read a short story at the second of Steelhead Library halloween events, little did I know how much it would at first scare and then exhilerate me!
How long had the city slept now? Curled and coiled around the heart and waiting for its long slumber to end, waiting to rise and stretch and claim the day. How long had it slept? Long enough for memories to dissolve and names to vanish; long enough for the skies to change and the seas be born anew; long enough for the other cities to rise and bloom and wither. Through all this the city had slept, holding tight to its own memories to come lest they too be lost. Through the night it had slept, and though the night was long it was not endless – over the far, far horizon, a strange dawn was about to break.
The plan is I tag 5 people and they do the same (and so on, of course) and everyone tagged has to use the list of books below and alter it to reflect what they have read and loved: BOLD means you have read it, ITALICS means you loved it (just normal text indicates you haven’t read it). Here goes!
I’ve told a few tales on this blog over the years – in truth it’s what I started it for, writing tales based on my adventures in SL, but what with one thing and another they have meandered off here and there and it can be hard for people to follow them. So here, ladies […]