Greetings everyone. It isn’t long now until my sixth book, Malinkar : Lord Of Enmity, is launched on kickstarter for a limited special edition hardback. Only 45 copies are scheduled to be created, with only 40 of those up for grabs. Keep watching this space to make sure you do not miss out on your opportunity to get one.
So my next title for the Savage Realms series, The Tavern On Gallows Hill, is further along the production process. New illustrations are being produced by artist Luiz Prado, TroyAnthony Schermer has been working hard editing and proof reading it, and I dare say the playtesting will begin soon.
I have commenced a sixth book which will be aimed at an older audience. It will be a prequel to The Druids Of Pneuma, in which you play the villain and discover how he became so malignant. Experiences from recent events in RL have given me new inspirations in which to base this story around. I’m aiming at 300 refs, but it’s a project in the making still.
Looks like LIG4 may not be a spy one after all, as a very ambitious gamebook idea has entered my mind and my attention is more drawn to that. It happens, as I’m sure one of my faves, Jonathan Green, has demonstrated several times over the years. I have a title and everything. But then… does it need to be under Literally Immersive Gamebooks or a standalone like Jamthology? Maybe even something else.
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
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