ART BELL IS BACK TONIGHT!
I’ve gotten my SiriusXM membership active and I made sure that I could record it when I went to sleep (I’m going to be at work when it comes on, so I can only get the last two hours, but it repeats again at 2AM). I have been waiting for this all month. I am so excited about tonight – still tempted to call in, but I know that means I would have to give up one of my remaining vacation days, and I am not going to sacrifice my birthday week. Really looking forward to it tonight. Yeah – my life is like that. Doesn’t take much to get me excited.
Anyways – I am going to go back to the Tyro novel, but I’ve been thinking about another swords-n-sorcery idea, but I am trying to find something original to it. Something about a mercenary company, but I’m trying to think of a new angle – something that hasn’t been done before. I was thinking about the main character being a new draftee sent to the paymaster for training. Y’know – something like Gilroy: Tactical Accountant!… but not as lame sounding. As far as I can tell, there has been nothing about what really runs a mercenary company: the money. A lot of fantasy when dealing with the swords and sorcery parts stick to just that: swords and sorcery. I am looking for something different to hang the story’s hat on. Sure, there will be the usual cavalcade of fantastic creatures, spells, enchanted weapons and chainmail bikinis – but I am looking to tell a different story. I have the plot itself from a game I’ve been wanting to run for a while, but I have never been able to find people to hang on long enough for it. I don’t want to say anything else right now because I don’t want to spoil it. Now, if you’re panicking that I have forgotten about Tyro – let me assure you that I haven’t, but I have found this to be the best way to corral plot bunnies.
Gah – I haven’t been getting a lot of sleep lately, mostly because I’m more of a night person and the neighbors down the street feel the need to start their arguing early in the morning to get it out of the way. Seriously, I hit the sack at 2:30 AM (and that’s me going to be early, kids) but I’ll end up waking up a couple of hours later and I can’t get back to sleep until 6 or 7 AM… about when the sun starts to rise and the Joads get their yell on. I might experiment with getting some earplugs and using that to block out the morning and set my alarm to vibrate and sleep in a t-shirt with a pocket in it to make sure I get up on time. Well, enough of this, let me watch Breaking Bad and get ready for work.
I hope y’all have a good day.