Another One to Myth

May 30, 2008

I have a blog where I tend to write about my geeky pursuits. I call it Sabbatical Nerd, mostly because that’s how I feel, that my ‘nerdiness’ is on sabbatical. When one is on sabbatical, you take time off from your job for other pursuits, and later come back to your job. However, while on sabbatical, you certainly still identify yourself with your other job, and probably check-in every so often.

As someone who doesn’t have time for gaming, weekly comic book store visits, large music collections, etc., I often miss news. So I missed this bit, until I saw it on a Live Journal blog from Phil Foglio.

Robert Asprin passed away. For those of you who don’t know the name, he was a fantasy/science fiction writer who is most known for writing the Myth series as well as Thieves World, The Phule Series, and many others. Specifically to Phil Foglio fans, he was the one who gave Phil his big break, letting him do the illustrations for the Myth books, where he eventually did the Myth comic book and graphic novels.

The Myth books are really well done. I always thought that if I could ever develop a series for movies or tv that the myth books would be the best and easiest to accomplish. The humor is really superb.

Not one of the greats or one of the pioneers, but certainly one of the caretakers who took over in the 80s and help pull the science fiction/fantasy genre to prominence. Go in peace, Bob. And everyone come over my house for a game of Dragon Poker.



Blogging, Cataloging, and Collecting

May 27, 2008

I hadn’t blogged in a while…  Hadn’t felt the need to I guess…  Not that it’s really significant, but I start to wonder why I haven’t felt the need to…  And then, the postulate (or counter-inference or some such geometry nonsense) is essentially: Why do you blog?

I’ve gone into this before.  Really, I blog for two reasons.  One to collect my humorous thoughts for the 3-4 friends who visit the blog, and secondly to act as a sort of diary that I can review in future years to sort of mark my path and remind myself where I was mentally on that particular date.

I enjoy cataloguing, but I rarely find that I want to devote my time to it.  Or, more specifically, I like cataloguing when other options of entertainment are missing.  I find that cataloging the movies that I’ve watched or the graphic novels that I own becomes less interesting when I can play Puzzle Quest or it’s a playoff hockey game between the Flyers and Penguins. 

I always have this sense, like that when things are orderly, that it will look “right”.  That if you took all of the books, put them in order by series and author, and placed them on a bookcase, would just look right, would fit into place, and be this glowing shining achievement. 

But it’s a fallacy. 

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Quick Thoughts 05.09.2008

May 9, 2008

Well, there’s the old adage, if you want something done, ask a busy person.

To a degree, it’s the same with me. When I have “time off”, I tend to do even less than what I was doing when I was busy. Even more so when it comes to blog writing. Here, I have all the time in the world, and I haven’t posted at all, during the last two weeks.

(BTW, for those who don’t know, I lost my job, but things seem to be turning around there)

Probably, the main reason I didn’t write in this journal was that I didn’t want to talk about my former company, my job search, sitting on my ass doing nothing, etc. But, you’d think I’d post some stuff in my geek blog. Noooooo. Two started posts and that’s it.

I’m such a lazy F.

More thoughts below

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