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An Appeal to Anyone Experiencing Impending Parenthood

March 7, 2012 by


Arkem: Did you know that I’m leaving tomorrow? Me: That’s very sad. (Sad face. Thinks.) Don’t. Arkem: Well played. You are a master of strategy. I am going to tell you a story. It starts here: I am officially down by one Paul. At least in terms of geographical convenience. I took him to the […]

How the Apocalypse Happens

February 9, 2012 by


Paul S: Are you still looking for good names? Me: I am always looking for names. I have a collection. I chloroform them and pin them to the wall and cackle with glee. Paul S: Hopefully they “go to sleep and never wake” from the chloroform — rather than wake up pinned to a collection […]

Death, Mayhem and Family Pets

August 24, 2011 by


This whole naming-the-characters in Wizards is turning out entirely weird. It’s not normally this hard. Generally my characters just tell me what their names are. Or jump up and down and point when I look at a list of names. In this case… I don’t know, maybe they’ve forgotten their own names cause they’re drunk. […]

The Exciting Adventures of Not-Harry and Charles Watson

August 16, 2011 by


Still haven’t worked out names for the main characters. Can’t keep calling them Not-Harry and Charles Watson, it’s disorienting. Am therefore having discussions like this: “How about ‘Larry’?” “You want her to name him after a stooge?” “My sister’s named after a hobbit…” I was gonna stick another scrap of it in here cause I […]