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Yes or No? The Idiotic question with the intelligent answer

Yes or No? The Idiotic question with the intelligent answer.

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Land of the free?

Good morning America,
I know I’m righting this in vain, I’d be surprised if any of you see it, but I feel I need to put it out there.

You pride yourself on being the land of the free and freedom is a valiant and noble pursuit.
Please don’t take a step away from freedom, don’t give power to a man, and a party, who want to reduce peoples hard won personal freedoms.
Mit is against gay rights, I’m not gay but I don’t see any reason, legal, constitutional or moral, as to why a gay PERSON should have less human rights than anyone else (if you think they should you share an ideal with the taliban and other extremist religious groups).
Don’t give Mit the right to take back a woman’s personal liberty, its the land of the free let women chose there own course let them decide how their life should be lived its not for you to force your opinions and ideas upon other individuals. (If you think you have the right to do this you share an ideal with the taliban and other extremist religious groups).
If you wish to live your life by the rules/moral code of a particular religion that’s your call and you’re free to do so, but at the same time you have to realise you don’t have the right to force your views upon anyone else.(If you disagree with that statement guess who you agree with on that ideal…. Yup the Talaban and other extremist groups you call terrorists)
Obama is not perfect, no one is, but he is defiantly the better choice, he at the very least is able to say that he knows he won’t be right every time and he needs direction, support and advice from all across the political landscape.
Mit says Mit is right!
Don’t take a step away from freedoms you have long fought to keep, take a step into a world with more freedom more choice and more chance.
Please vote Obama for the sake of the whole world!
I hope I have not offended anyone, but if I have (I’m not american) but I’m exorcising my right to freedom of speech, let’s hope for your sake Mit does not have his sights set on that one as well.

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a wee quickie before bed.

This existence, for you and your consciousness, is a one off experience. Even if you don’t believe that it is – treat it as if you do.
Enjoy every moment do your best to leave a positive memory of yourself behind for your loved ones to treasure. Add to the sum of human understanding in any way that you can.
Whatever you do don’t deliberately screw someone else’s journey through this life.
You don’t have to be a great inventor or scientist, a philosopher, poet or playwright you just have to make sure you are good enough to be liked by others.
If I’m wrong about a so called after life, well at least you’ll have lived a good life if nothing else.
Sleep well.
(But I’m sure in right)
:p

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Taking a Bash at this bloging thing.

Ok, how to start this one? BANG, well, if it was good enough the universe it’s good enough for me.
I’m going to try, try very hard, not to go off on a rant, but I can’t promise I won’t. I am very passionate about this stuff, my lovely partner Nicki mocks me something rotten (in the nicest way) with the phrase “I’ve never met anyone else as religiously Atheist as you are.”
That’s a wee bit of flavour text there for you.
Moving swiftly along, Point one on my list.
Have you ever come across the phrase, “Teach people they are animals and they will behave like animals.”
Its a common one used by theist’s who don’t want people to be educated as to our biological origins. Well let’s break it down a bit shall we?
On a purely literal sense if people were to behave like animals the world would be in a far better ecological state than it is at the moment, we would only reproduce and expand to the level that our environment could sustain and the only pollutants we would produce would be our own effluent. War would not exist, yes territorial disputes would still happen but most species settle these in a non lethal manner. We are predators and very close to the top of the list so life would not be so bad.
Ok, ok I know that’s not what they mean when they say it.
But let’s look at it this way, teach people they are descended from a multi million year long evolutionary process and that when you die THAT’s IT! Game over end of story, every thing you have been, could be or ever will be stops right there.
Now who (in there right mind) is going to kill them self or someone else under those circumstances just because someone in your social group wants them to?
But open the door to an ever after, a happy hunting grounds, an elesian fields or a paradise of any particular flavour of choice and you open the way for people to be coerced and cajoled into any course of action you can convince them will get them one step closer to that place.
A slight aside, yes I know that the physical body is left over and that the atoms that make it up will be recycled by the universe and most probably some will end up as part of another living entity (insect, plant, animal). In fact some of the molecules you have shed in the course of your life have probably already been recycled in this way.
Back to the point, you get one shot at this don’t screw it up for your self or for anyone else! But the most important part is not screwing it up for others, we are allowed to make mistakes we are an imperfect animal, but they are your mistakes so own them and let others make their way as peacefully as possible.
If you don’t screw them they are less likely to screw you.
Thank you and good night, I’ll try to make another point soon.

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Great Expectations

What can you expect from the stories and blogs I may write; well I have a very dark imagination fuelled by my influences -(in no set order)  Michael Moorcock, Clive Barker, David Gemmell, H.P. Lovecraft, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Mark Millar and R.A Salvatore to name but a few

I also, as you would expect, draw on a lot of life experience, I have dealt with the fallout of quite a rough childhood (again something I’m not going to get into here and now) and the main way I coped with the issues I had was through escapist gaming.

At the start with the likes of AD&D, hang on lets give you my geek credentials in brief,

My first encounter with gaming of this sort was when I was eight(ish), my uncle introduced my brother and my self to 1st edition AD&D with a preliminary dungeon crawl. I loved it, even though  back then it seamed like a power trip on his part. I was a first level human fighter and my bro was a first level human barbarian, the second thing in the dungeon we encountered was a Remorhaz which bit my character almost clean in two. Looking back it probably was not a power trip, it may well have been to teach us that only fools rush in, I spent the rest of the adventure on my one remaining hit point, until we had finished or had to end due to our time being up.

From there I returned to a life without RPG’s (I had to make do with crossbows and catapults)   until I left my life in England and moved back to Scotland at age thirteen. I watched a few new friends from school play one session of MERP and I had to get back involved, unfortunately they had no space in their gaming group.

Lacking funds to go out and buy rule books to start my own game I set about creating a game system of my own, I called it ‘The Edge’ and we played it for about four years (during this time we also played Heroquest) . Then we moved on to TMNT, the Palladium RPG, Heros unlimited, Rifts, AD&D 2nd edition and Stombringer/Elrick.

It gets a bit silly if I go into any more detail, and believe me there is a lot more detail I could go into.

Suffice it to say I ended up taking my role-playing obsession to the logical next step – Larp most notably at the Gathering.

 

The other main influences I draw from are my interest in Science, I’m an atheist and as such I marvel at the beauty evolution has thrown up in our world and the universe beyond. The greatest educators of me (and in my opinion the greatest educators in general) in recent times have been – Prof Brian Cox, Sir David Attenbrough and Richard Dawkins  . I’m sure there are many more out there I just need more time to get to know their work.

 

Well I’m running out of time here and I have other things I need to be getting on with, I hope I didn’t irk you to much with my ramblings, well at least not enough to stop you coming back.  But it’s safe to assume that you’re not going to be reading about pink roofed white castles floating in the clouds and knights in shiny armour saving damsels from dragons, that was my point, I’m not going to give to much away here. Expect dark tales.

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The intro

I’m here for a few reasons, the first and foremost of these is my book.

Well to be exact my first book.

You see I have this little issue, there is another universe and at the moment it’s kind of stuck inside my head. The only way to get it out is to get it on paper so other people can read about it and end up with it stuck in their heads. I reckon it will work like Medieval Transference once I have it stuck in other people’s minds it won’t take up as much space in here with me.

What I hope to do is post up short stories about places and people in the world (in which my first set of books are set) to give you a taste of how the place works and the sort of land it is.
I will probably rant and rave a wee bit too. I have in the past had a habit of going a bit APE when things get me really annoyed, and as I love a good debate, this happens a lot.

Though I have to say I am not irrational or particularly hot headed.

Welcome a long for the ride I hope you enjoy your time with us and please remember to take your luggage with you when you leave! We have no extra storage space as previously stated.

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