Sometime back in May my brother sent me a birthday present in the form of a digital Amazon gift card. I put it to use right away ordering a bunch of new books and one board game. My gaming choice was Labyrinth: The War on Terror because Judy and I love Twilight Struggle, and because of the great reviews on theplayersaid.com.
Of course, the gods of dice and chit did not favor me this time around. My game left California, went through Chicago, visited San Francisco, flew across the Pacific, went to the USS Ronald Raegan for some reason, backtracked to Yokohama, then flew across the Pacific to the USS Curtis Wilbur. Last tracking attempt had it back in Chicago somewhere.
Luckily Amazon is a fantastic company so they refunded my money instantly. Unfortunately, the copies of Labyrinth were all gone at the time so I went for Combat Commander: Europe. A game I hesitated to get for a while because I haven’t done the whole hex and chit wargame. But I took the plunge and now I’m ready to do some squad combat. Even more awesome, it arrived in less than a week!
I’m kicking myself into gear and putting fingers to keyboard in the writing department. The plan is to release a collection of dark fantasy pulp by the end of the year. Daydreaming about my plan I realized that I need a logo for my publishing empire of one. Something like the Knopf Borzoi, something that represents my me. So, I decided on using the animal that represents my personality, the animal that I would use as a symbol of my tribe, the boar.
Mr. Mollison from Seagull Rising fame created this magnificent piece of ferocious art, I threw a border around it, and wham, publishing house logo. I’m going to use it, nice and tiny on the splash page of my writing. Basically as a signature.