August 17th, 2004

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So Many Things InSide My Head

Well going on inside my head in anycase.

On top of an already busy and tiring day I whacked my head at work on the stairwell coming up from the basement. It left me seeing several pretty colours for an hour or so, including some rather interesting displays of white spots, and a headache which has lived with me for the best part of the afternoon and evening so far. Finally allowed myself to take a few painkillers so hopefully they'll kick in when I give them a chance by jumping off this machine.

Work is very busy at the moment. Not so much sales-wise (unfortunately) but more in the generally maintainence, catching up, and making further plans-wise. I should really be putting in a hell of alot more overtime than I am but, dammit, I get tired sometimes you know and also have a lot of other things on my plate at the moment which need attention too.

Something is going to have to give sooner rather than later though. I can't juggle this many things and keep all the balls in the air. And I hate dropping those damn balls so it's better (for me and the ball) to place it to one side and let someone else pay the attention to it that it needs. The ball will enjoy it more and I'll have more time to spend on the remaining balls, which means I'll feel less stressed about things.

At the moment I have a day off tomorrow. This is good if it remains that way (I'll find out by 10am tomorrow morning...) and I am hoping it does remain that way. I have things to do at home tomorrow and would also like to get a little bit of R&R time for myself. Especially as I'll probably be sleeping through most of Saturday due to exhaustion from staying up all night working Synthetic Culture. Although depending on how things go we might wrap the stand up a couple of hours early and either go home and crash or party out with everyone else. I'd also like to think we'd be able to have a private after-show party back at mine for a select few but I think everyone will be too knackered :p

I have a million thoughts and images flowing through my brain at the moment. The old electrodes must be going hell-to-leather. I wish I had the time, ability, and freshness of mind to commit them down to paper (or machine) but I'm too tired. I'm going to go to bed wired, have some fantasticly strange and f**ked-up dreams and then not remember them tomorrow morning no doubt. Oh well, at least my mind gets its fix of cinematic entertainment tonight even if I won't recall much of it!

I need to write. I need to create. I need to let loose. I need therefor I am.
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Note to Self

.....When feeling fucked up I should never listen to Foo Fighters 'Everlong'. This should go onto the list with Gary Jules 'Mad World' whilst drinking too much Southern Confort (memories of Christmas return).

Brilliant song. Brilliant memories. Not fucking right for 'this' moment.
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    Foo Fighters - Everlong (...and repeat...and....)
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Well done to my good friend Mr.Toad. Having play-tested this game it is SICK (in capitals) and deserves all of you warped-minded bastards and bastardettes to pick up a copy!


Pie Shop is a stand alone RPG with some additional rules for OGL system games. It will be available in a preview edition at Gen-Con Indy 2004. Look for the Crimson Empire/Magnificent Egos booth. The final edition will appear at Dragonmeet, London in December 2004, when the full web site will go live as well.

Pie Shop is a modern day game setting, and possibly one of the most twisted and unpleasant RPGs you are ever likely to find.
It isn’t cool; it is dark, nasty and dirty.
You won’t like it.
Neither will your parents, teachers, religious leaders and moral guardians.
To explain it in too much detail may create difficulties when circulating this press release.

So let’s just say that Pie Shop is best served cold with guava beans, and a nice Chianti
You can find out more at the website

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    Foo Fighters (I did say it was on repeat you know)
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Kicked In

Well, either the painkillers or the Southern Comfort have done the trick.


(At least not until the morning anyway - Ed)
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    (I may be changing the CD very soon.....)