General Yule-ish update.

Haven’t updated in a while, mostly due to getting my ass kicked by prep for Yule/Christmas, and also trying to get out as much gaming material for Adamant Entertainment as possible, so that I can actually take some time off during the holiday.

Latest nifty project: A series of pulp-genre products for D20 Modern, called THRILLING TALES–wicked fun to work on. To swipe an ad-phrase from McDonalds: I’m Lovin’ It.

Not sure if I’m going to get a lot of time to update over the coming week, so I’ll take this time to post my traditional post for this holiday. A couple of years ago, somebody asked me why Christmas was my favorite holiday, which struck him as odd for a pagan. I posted the following quote from Dickens, which sums up my feelings towards the season nicely….and I’ve posted it to my blog/journal every year since:

“There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,” returned the nephew: “Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round — apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that — as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!”

Sure, that’s the ideal, and sure, it seldom ever lives up to that. But still–that’s worth something, I think.

Gods, Goddesses, Household Dieties and Genii Loci Bless Us, Everyone.

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