Willy Wonka said it best: "There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination."
Within the many, many pages of this site are places that are just as much home to me as any other. They are the places where my mind retreats to at every opportunity, and in their way, they're every bit as real to me as anywhere I've ever been.
To understand why I built this website requires a little context, and context is always more appealing in joke format, so here goes:
A writer died and was given the option of going to heaven or hell; he decided to check out each place first.
As he descended into the fiery pits, he saw row upon row of writers chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. While they worked, they were repeatedly whipped with thorny lashes.
"Well, that looks awful," said the writer. "Let me see heaven."
Ascending into heaven, he saw rows and rows of writers chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. While they worked, they too were whipped with thorny lashes.
"Wait a minute," said the writer, "this is just as bad as hell!"
"Oh no it's not," replied his guide, "here your work gets published."
To me, publishing is not about making money (though that would be nice), it's about having other people read and enjoy something I've written. It's just that simple. So far I've written a couple of novels and a bunch of short stories, created a pen and paper RPG game system, adapted it for Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Superhero settings, written numerous world and setting supplements, and have told literally thousands of stories at the gaming table. With so many stories in my head I have no intention of slowing down, but when it comes down to it, it's all a little empty if no one ever reads any of it.
So what are you going to find here? Nicely filed and categorized sections belying the chaos of their creation, filled with lots of different stories. I would not be so arrogant as to claim that all of it's good and it's possible you might not like any of it, but hopefully you can find something entertaining that lets you climb in and escape to another place...if only for a little while.
Welcome to my mind, excuse the mess and enjoy your stay, just don't get lost, I have no idea what might be running around in there...