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A Week of Accomplishment

25th of Jun 2017

One of the things I do in my spare time to de-stress (or find some eustress if I need to wake up without caffeine), is play crazyhouse chess. It's a variant that's played like normal chess, except that captured pieces switch sides and can be dropped back onto the board. I typically play on—the interface feels a bit clunky to me and the better players (JannLee, TwelveTeen, chickencrossroad, mastertan) frequent lichess more often. I scored shared 10th in the inaugural Crazyhouse World Championship, and now, on lichess, reached the Top 10 on the ratings list for the first time!

Not Dead Yet!

10th of Jun 2017

Though it's been a while since I've posted, I'm not dead (yet)! Dick Richards: Planeswalker is close to being published. Exciting.


26th of May 2016

This world of ours is noise on noise,
A crackling static that lurches from ear to ear.

Air brakes rumbling down a country highway.
Endless political pundits yammering on and on...


15th of May 2016

I recently watched Captain America: Civil War and was quite impressed by the writing, particularly the miniature character arc between Sam and Bucky. I also watched Minions on Netflix, and am still laughing at the Corgi polo. I just needed to point that out. (Spoilers ahead, and I'm assuming you've seen the movie, so I'll be brief.)