Finding a Story

Normally, story ideas just come to me. I could be watching something, reading something, playing a video game, or even listening to a song, and an idea for a story will just pop into my head. Some story ideas, if I’m very excited about them, I’ll start working on them right away. Others, I’ll start working on them and get bored with them early (which is looking like how it’s going to be with Sceptre of Chaos. If you’re a fan of the series, don’t worry. I still plan on finishing it). Still others I’ll file away in hopes that I’ll get around to them eventually.

Having all of these story ideas bouncing around in my head is not always a good thing (especially when I bounce back and forth between a few of them, trying to write them all, and usually end up accomplishing nothing). It also doesn’t help when, instead of using the ideas that I already have, I go looking for new ideas upon which to work. Continue reading

A New Day of Independence?

image courtesy of wikipedia

image courtesy of wikipedia

By now most, if not all, of you reading this have seen the movie Independence Day. In it, Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullman save the Earth from an alien race determined to wipe out all of mankind. It’s hard to believe (by me, at least) that the movie, released in 1996, has been out for almost 20 years.

Lately, there have been rumors (as far as I know, nothing has been confirmed yet) that say they are planning on making one, if not two, sequels to it. I’ve heard differing stories about it. I’ve heard that Will Smith is on board for two new Independence Day movies. I’ve heard that everyone except Will Smith is on board for one more.

Whether they actually make one (or two) sequels or not, my only question would be: who would the bad guys be? Continue reading

Hitting a Milestone

I want to start this off by telling everyone that I’ve added a new page to this blog. At the very bottom of the page, underneath the ‘Home’ and ‘About’ buttons, you’ll see one marked ‘My Stories’. This will take you to a page that has links to every story that I’ve posted. Hopefully, this will make it easier for everyone to find and catch up on the stories that I have put up either here, or on Stuph Blog. Continue reading

L4D FF Fall of Troy Part 12

Hey everyone. This is the final chapter in Fall of Troy. I hope you have enjoyed reading this story as much as I enjoyed writing it. If you have any thoughts, or questions, feel free to post them in the comments. If you don’t feel comfortable commenting or asking questions publically, feel free to email me at



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L4D FF Fall of Troy Part 11



“No, Wildcat,” Bulldog heard someone scream. “No!”

She tried to make sense of what was going on as she laid flat on her back, staring at the sky. The tank was in front of her, but she had been thrown to the side. It also hurts a hell of a lot more when thrown concrete hits you, she knew from experience. Someone screamed Wildcat’s name again, so she turned her head towards the sound. Spartan sat a few feet away from her. He was trying to revive a bloody Wildcat.

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L4D FF Fall of Troy Part 10



Rocket and Rebel pulled their triggers within a second of each other. The dual shotgun blasts killed the hunter on top of Panther and threw it off of her. Rebel pulled her sister off the ground while Rocket protectively stood over them.

Bulldog hit the hunter on top of Wildcat in the jaw with the butt of her shotgun, knocking it off of him. Quickly turning it around, she shot once, pumped, and shot it again. It fell to the ground. Looking down at him, Bulldog said, “I’m getting a little tired of always having to save your ass.” Continue reading

Random Thoughts of the Day: Geekdom Edition

I know I normally do my RTotD posts on Stuph Blog, but these are thoughts I’ve had about my geekdom items.

  • With the popularity of the video games, I’m surprised they never turned Final Fantasy into a tabletop RPG. All of the original games were turn-based, anyways, so I wouldn’t think it’d be that hard to do. If I were them I’d make a rule book and then make an additional book for each game. Or, if that’s too much, every three games. That way, people would only have to buy a book for the Final Fantasy games that they liked. Continue reading