Ride Of Doom

July 17th, 2014 | Posted in Slayer's Tale | Comments Off on Ride Of Doom


The cart creaked and rocked as it moved along the rough cobblestone road pulled by a horse that looked like it would rather be back in the barn munching hay.

For that matter, I would have been happy to join him.  There were four of us riding in back, our hands bound, with an imperial guard driving the cart while keeping an eye on us, ready to whip out his sword at the first sign of trouble.  None of us wanted to be here though because we knew that we were being taken to the headsman’s block.  Well, three of us knew.

Imperial guards had ambushed us on the road near here.  Two of the passengers were rebels that the empire had been after for quite a while.  I was here because I’m one of those “outsider” types that aren’t quite trusted in these parts and I happened to be traveling through there at exactly the wrong moment.  The last guy was busily complaining that if not for the rebels he’d have been able to steal the horse he was after and been halfway home by now.

As the cart came to a stop in town he asked why we were stopping.  Ralof told him “what do you think?  it’s the end of the line”, nodding in the direction of the waiting block in the town square, the headsman waiting with his black hood and deadly axe.

This sent the horse thief into a panic.  He tried to tell the guards that he didn’t belong here, that he wasn’t a rebel and how this just wasn’t fair.

The two rebels were called and calmly walked to line up at the block, knowing that with all the soldiers present it would take a miracle to change their fate.  The horse thief was called next.  He panicked and ran.  The soldiers didn’t even blink as two of them lifted their bows and with two expert shots, cut him down in mid-stride.

Next it was my turn.  I saw little choice but to cooperate with the soldiers and move to my place in line.  Mind you I had no desire to have my head removed but if I had to go it was bloody well going to be with as much dignity as I could muster.  We Kajiit are a proud race, running off in terror like that thief would have been beyond shameful.  Besides, it didn’t do him any good now did it?

What I didn’t expect is that I would indeed live beyond this day, or the manner in which I was spared from the block.

(to be continued)

E-002- To The Moon

July 14th, 2014 | Posted in Kerbal Space Program | Comments Off on E-002- To The Moon

Having completed the first couple of flights successfully it’s time for an attempt at landing on the moon. the first of many targets

E-001- New Beginnings

July 11th, 2014 | Posted in Kerbal Space Program | Comments Off on E-001- New Beginnings

Before this was made KSP updated to 0.21.1.  With the new version we’re starting over in a new save.  Things get off to a good start as Jeb makes the first two flights in a ship that has some problems but still manages to work anyway in fine Kerbal tradition.

E-047- I Hate It When This Happens

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Kerbal Space Program | Comments Off on E-047- I Hate It When This Happens

Things were looking good for the Duna / Ike mission and then, well, stuff happened.

I’ve Been Watching Too Many Bad Horror Movies

April 24th, 2014 | Posted in Writing | Comments Off on I’ve Been Watching Too Many Bad Horror Movies

It very well could be.  I have to say that I’m not one hundred percent certain about this but it is possible.  I have been watching rather a lot of them recently.

In the last few months I have probably seen a hundred and fifty or more different horror movies.  Titles ranging from well known, almost classics, such as Blade, the Nightmare on Elm St. franchise, the Halloween films, Friday the 13th, to dozens of obscure zombie titles, assorted vampire stories and the inevitable films about this or that crazed killer.

I think the one big sign could be that I’ve been dreaming about horror movies lately.  There is one thing about them though that makes me think that it might not *quite* be a case of watching too much.  You see, I’m not dreaming about being one of the victims in such a dark scenario, I’m dreaming about *making* the movie.

The one example I can think of is about a woman who battles werewolves while wearing nothing but a baseball shirt that’s five sizes too small for her and wielding a rather impressive looking sword (not that anybody watching would look at the sword!).  In each movie in that series it’s the same shirt except for the number on it which starts at “1” for the first movie and increments for each successive sequel.

One thing I’d like to know is where I came up with that one.  Another good thing to know is can I come up with enough to actually write the script for something like that which would sell?

I may try to find out sometime