Probably the worst thing about writing a gamebook is one wishing to share things with all the fellow fans of the genre. This of course would put a great risk on ideas getting plagiarised. I’m not even going to risk showing the cover for this little side project as I worry over IP. What I will say is, everyone is in for a new gamebook soon. Possible pre Christmas and, if it’s a nice sizable amount of pages, there will probably be a hardback version!
For the past two years I have been supporting the Eden Reforestation Project, a brilliant initiative which sets about replacing trees and creating new woodland environments. Today, I declare that every 25% of royalties I recieve through people buying my books will be donated to them. To put that into perspective, tree saplings are only £0.08p each, thus every book sold will now plant at least three trees somewhere in the world. Let’s green the land back together as responsible book lovers 🌲🌳💚🌍
0-10 Initially incontinent. Occasional domestic, social and financial vexation.
11-20 Wannabe adult. Think I know all but really know sod all. Definate domestic, social and financial vexation.
21-30 Can do what I like there’re years left in me.
31-40 This is right. Not old but older and wiser than the MoFo’s in the last two.
41-50 FUCK! Where’s the last two decades gone? I had it better than all above at that age.
51-60 Nearly a pensioner, just gonna keep my head down now.
61-70 I’ll probably be dead soon. Double check my last will.
71-80 Why am I even still here? Not many of my lot left alive.
81-90 School bully was buried last week. I’m still standing, yea yea yea. 😆⚰️
91-100 My autisms playing me up. If I die before I reach 3 figures I’ll be so fucking angry.
101-110 God I’m bored. Just end it. While I sleep obviously.
111+ I’m Britains oldest person. Everyone wants a selfie with me. I could be up for a Guiness record at this rate. God, life is good! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
… Hang on… I’m sitting in my own shit again like at the start of section one!?!
Uber proud of my beloved English Pointer right now for clocking up over 130km and raising £200 for Guide Dogs charity this month, thats on top of the £105 she raised for Alzheimer’s Society earlier this year
Back in April, I started getting into charity work in a big way. From purchasing badges all the way up to sponsored walks. I’m currently doing an October walk with Libra for Guide Dogs. That said, I updated my blogs banner today. It now sports the logos of the three charities I support on a monthly basis. BulliesOut is a relatively new setup based in Wales. They deal with bullying in all of its forms and every environment, but work with both the victim AND bullying, neutralising the situation and creating moral guidance.
Woman’s Aid is a very dear charity to my lady and I. It is of course, for all victims of domestic violence and abuse, but named after the most common. Thankfully it’s something I’d never have to face being quite capable. It angers me to think women and children go through this kind of suffering in this day and age. Sadly, we know two people like this, but we are enjoying watching their empires of hate begin to crumble and everyone they’ve played innocent to, see their true colours.
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is also rather amazing, helping prevent child abuse before it has happened. It isn’t hugely well known, and deserves so much more recognition. In fact all three of those charities do. We became patrons of these particular charities as we like the cause, know they do not overpay themselves or hold a vast pool of funds in an account somewhere. (See the shocking facts on the Royal British Legion). Details like this can be found on the government website.
One of my current biggest hates is people who use “I’ve got mental illness” to bail themselves out of acting like a complete arsehole. It seems to be a vogue that has popularized since The Jeremy Kyle Show came and went. The matter is, I work alongside mentally ill people, and workers on all levels that provide support. It’s pretty sound that anybody who suffers from these tendencies will hide them rather than blare them out as an excuse, because they don’t want the world knowing their problems. Similar to those whom threaten suicide. Most people just do it and leave a note, they seldom threaten it first. I have my little ways of knowing just how ‘mentally ill’ someone is. So I warn thee all now, I know BS when I see it so far as this excuse goes.
#Facebook has always been bent, and their community standards very much the same. With this power comes a responsibility, a responsibility which you have now proven to be too immature to wield. I don’t care if you power it up again or not Mark Zuckerberg , this is appalling and youve been sussed. God bless you Frances Haugen x
The three current Literally Immersive Gamebooks. Book 4 in progress.
It’s my proud boast that I’ve managed to do a lot of fundraising for various charities this year. One charity I have joined on a permanent basis it BulliesOut. I hate bullying. I don’t mind the odd tease, or practical joke, but there are lines to draw where it becomes unacceptable. I was victim when young. Yet bullying is kind of vampiric. Once you’ve suffered it, you immediately look for a safe zone, usually striking downwards and becoming the bullying to kids perhaps younger and smaller. I’m ashamed to say I did this before. But knew it was wrong, and stopped virtually right away.
When you’re bullied to a point of fear, you don’t feel you can tell anyone. You worry about ridicule from those you need help from, or bad repercussions from the bullies. When I was at school, this inevitably held me back. The final year in school I finally stood up for myself, but the damage had already been done by this point. I merely endee any further hassle. However, in this day and age, we have incredible people to turn to such as BulliesOut. They’re not just about getting bullies to stop; they support victims and bystanders as well. I would urge anybody in the UK to check them out, and come forward if you are suffering. You could even become an ambassador for them at your school, empowered with the ability to do something for all victims in your school or workplace.
Well, no sooner did I get off messenger to Mr Lain, postman John visited and… they’ve arrived ladies and gentlemen backers. After watershed tonight I’ll be parcelling up the special prelaunch backer sets for delivery commencing next week. Pneuma has arrived!!!
25 years procrastination and the dire amateur Fighting Fantasy amateur adventure from my 19 year old self has been turned into something good, with a little inspiration from our local beach last year. These special editions are spoken for, but The Druids Of Pneuma will be available on Amazon in late May. Thanks to everyone involved, Jam loves ya ❤️