Posts Tagged ‘ rambles ’

When Reality Meets the Blur

Aug 24th, 2014 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

I posted this on Facebook, and other places, but I felt it really belongs best here.   There’s been something on my chest for quite a long time, and as a private person, it’s difficult enough to share with friends, let alone the whole of the internet. But today I have. It’s in response to folks questioning me about some particular products, but the underlying question is what’s really going on with my company, Reality Blurs. Here, finally, I shed some light into the dark corners. If you want to comment, please go to the original forum thread here. Until […]



Adventures in Real Life

Jun 19th, 2014 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

When you set your own hours, you have certain advantages and disadvantages, obligations, annoyances, and all the other jazz every who works a “normal” job has (with one exception). Your precious, precious hours are often perilously considered by others to be open and available. Certainly, you’re not doing anything while watching that movie, listening to that song, or playing that game. And staring off into space? Certainly, you’re just avoiding doing any “real” work. Am I right? For most “normal” folks, the creative endeavor is a mystical or quasi-mystical thing at best, intangible, ephemeral, and only those things concrete and […]



And Then There Were Two…

Jun 17th, 2014 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

Yup. Two RWR falling through the digital space, representing my ramblings, capturing bits of my thought like a skein does sand. It will have to do. Today’s (already) been ridiculously busy. I got up and made a commute to the Mad Lab as the dark imps normally serving at my knee failed to flap through the skies yesterday, and no other sort of courier would suffice. I went through the files and found what I needed and made the corrections in preparation of (finally) getting Karthador out the door and into your hands. You have been so very patient as […]



The Technical Side of Creative Endeavors

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

Keeping a handle on everything is a thrill a minute. No, it’s not. Not really. Strange how we live in an age of so much information and disinformation and people still want to speak in opposites, isn’t it? Keeping a handle on some things is pretty great. And an eye on other things isn’t so bad, until something gums up the system. And this happens from time to time. Presently, we’re dealing with some technical issues on our forums. And have been for quite some time. I’ve now stepped in and am seeing what my ISP can do. They’re generally […]



As Good A Day As Any

Apr 1st, 2014 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

Above me, at this very moment, a trapped wasp buzzes angrily. He thinks he kisses the sun, but he kisses a neon tube that, could it emote, would likely be quite annoyed by the wasp’s attentions. It is April 1st, Fool’s Day, and I thought about resuming my posting yesterday, but I was too bound up within the lush languidness of a gentle spring day. I wrote. I reflected. I researched. As I have been doing since last we spoke, yet some of the footfalls weren’t meant for your ears at all, though I’ve made progress down the roads to […]



Everything and Nothing

Jan 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

Today, I climbed mountains in my mind. I wandered deep valleys teeming with mist hidden dangers. I traveled to faraway places. I trapped myself in dream. I wrote. I sat. I went nowhere. And, yet. And yet. I did everything and nothing. Challenge your own perceptions. Find your faith in your art. Enjoy the act of creation, never minding whether it is for more than an audience of one. Until next time, I bid you, dear reader, adieu.  



AFK + RL (Grist for Mills)

Jan 14th, 2014 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

Most writers write. Or should be. Or are thinking about the writing and the words. Admittedly, I do. Yet real life intervenes, as it is wont to do. It comes snarling and demanding for attention, be it vehicular entropies taking their toll or the necessity to get food stuffs to feed our frail forms. Fear not, my friends, it doesn’t mean the creating has to end, just because you’re away from the keyboard (AFK) and must face real life (RL). Don’t live in a fantasy land–that’s definitely not what I’m advocating–but allow yourself to experience the experiences. Put yourself in […]



Uncertainty Principles: Reaching Beyond the Barriers

Jan 13th, 2014 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

Writing is the act of stringing one word after another in a way that makes some sort of sense. Sometimes, however, the act can feel like a struggle. And you face the Wall. People call it all sorts of things, but, ultimately, I think it comes down to outside distractions seeping into your brain or your uncertainty of how people are going to react to whatever you’re working on. We’ve likely been in one or both of those places. If you’re facing a deadline, you can even fall into the death spiral where the more you need to get things […]



Beastly and Beautiful: The Writing of Dark Things

Jan 11th, 2014 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

I enjoy writing all sorts of things, but a lot of the stuff I come up with tends to go dark quickly. As a youth, I loved weird literature and swords and sorcery and anything I could get my hands on. I’d eat it up like  a starving child. And my house was the perfect environment for exploring the nooks and crannies of imagination. My family was a family of readers. My mom had her craft books and read much about the occult and space aliens and the like. My brothers collected old pulps and all the science fiction and […]



Up in the Morning with the Rising Sun

Jan 7th, 2014 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

Naturally, I tend towards the nocturnal in my thoughts and activity when I’m allowed to follow my natural biorhythms. I am no base animal, however, and appreciate the discipline required to get up early. And that’s generally how I run my life. With discipline. At least, I try to do so. The past few weeks, things were a bit out of sync for me regarding my sleep schedule, though I largely rectified it this past weekend. Monday, however, was a busy, busy day, and I was tucked away in bed, slaying demons on the 3DSXL for a brief time, while […]