I have been hearing reports that James Cobb, a long-time wargame enthusiast and journalist, has passed away.
One of his final reviews was of the Command Live scenario I made, Black Gold Blitz. RIP.
I fired up the Command scenario editor and made this goofy image. Happy New Year to all.
Merry Christmas to all blog readers!
I’ve blogged here for over two years now, and my topics have ranged from the ultra-serious, as with the COIN wargaming post, to the silly and goofy, from the mundane to the strange.
It’s OK. I’ve spent so much time and effort long ago trying to be PLAIN AND NORMAL (caps on purpose) that didn’t work. I’m myself. Sometimes I have to remind myself of my own strength, and say “Coiler, be Coiler. You don’t have to be, or write like _____. Just be yourself.” And I’m taking that lesson to heart.
Being more tolerant of myself has also helped me become a lot more tolerant of other people and their tastes as well, I’ve found. So it’s very helpful and useful overall to me.
So it’s November.
It’s gonna be real busy for me, so blogging may be limited in both number of posts and their content, especially in comparison to last month’s blast of posts.
I set a personal new record for most posts in a month-and that’s not including this one.
See what posts I made in this month of heavy blogging here.
Sometimes I wonder what my life would have been like if I read “normal” books. And in some cases I do. But-I feel like I’d have missed something if I hadn’t read the undiscovered gems, the hilariously bad monsters, and even the bland potboilers I dig through to get the former two.
That’s just my taste to find the weird and different, I suppose.
Since for a variety of reasons I haven’t been able to get a good sleep, I might as well share the annoying feeling I’ve had a for a really long time. Which is that I feel stuck when I’m actually sitting down preparing to write, fully awake and alert, but when I’m laying in bed trying to sleep, then my mind is buzzing with ideas and thoughts. Ouch.
So, I’ve scrounged together a new ebook, the first volume in what I hope to be an ongoing series of goofy, Todd’s Super Racket Adventure.
Available here , it was something to write. I completed it in the following way.
This is not a work that will win any prizes for literature (Or cover art, with my MS Paint-created masterpiece on the front). But I enjoyed writing it, and I hope its audience enjoys reading it just as much.
Sedan sales have been dropping. After helping my family move, and seeing the cargo stuff hatchback and crossover cars bring, I can see why.