Careening around in the corona world…

Okay, so I’m taking care of mum and her cat. That’s the most benign of my news. Or, I should say it’s the least exciting. Working on my series – Camden’s Follies – I find myself at a loss for some reason. Well, okay, I should be working on finishing the final book in Elder Offensive.
But you know, it’s a bit of a drag trying to be certain of how to kill off characters in a way that will be either heart string tugging or just hack off the audience due to how well liked the characters are.

Anyway, I’m surviving on Oreos, Pizza and of course caffeine. I can’t wait till the Comic Book Store and or the Trading Card shop are open. Also, I really want to get Taco Bell in person and NOT via some non – company delivery service.

I’d even revel in having access to Titan Comics Dr. Who! Never mind the idea of putting my set of Amonkhet together.

So, on to more writing since writers generally read my blog.

I’m thinking of trying to either lead in or build around a poem. A little like what Agatha Christie did for one of her more famous murder mysteries whose name escapes me at the moment.
I could even parce out the verse as chapter titles!

I’m simply flumoxed over what variety of story. Fancy a go and in depth horror or, perhaps, something of a mystery witha science fiction edge to it?

Oh well…
Until next time world

~ The Pirate Poet

Books, Ebooks and the lot… Again…

The Universe – Forget the world, all of existence is at stake
Dragons, non – traditional
Series 1 begins here. Enjoy the Follies
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Okay, my poetry and books on display or in some cases, just links.
Please see my previous blog on COSine for more links to my friends, colleagues and others books and art

Take Care and Stay Safe – Keep Reading!

~ The Pirate Poet

Off the wall.. Magic the Gathering Cards for trade/sale and my usual rants…

Okay, here we go…

Below are the list of Rares and Mythic Rares I have available for trade. Why am I using this forum for that? No reason, it’s a pleasant distraction is all..

Magic the Gathering: Amonkhet

extra Rares and Mythic Rares

  • Angel of Sanctions White Mythic Rare
  • Glory bound Initiate White Rare
  • Regal Caracal White Rare
  • Drake Haven Blue Rare
  • New Perspectives Blue Rare
  • Pull From Tomorrow Blue Rare
  • Archfiend of Ifnir Black Rare (x2)
  • Liliana’s Mastery Black Rare
  • Plague Belcher Black Rare
  • Harsh Mentor Red Rare
  • Hazoret’s Favor Red Rare
  • Heart Piercer Manticore Red Rare
  • Channel Initiate Green Rare
  • Prowling Serpopard Green Rare
  • Rhonas, the Indomitable Green Mythic Rare
  • Bounty of the Luxa Green/blue/colourless Rare
  • Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons Black/Green Rare
  • Dusk // Dawn White Rare
  • Insult // Injury Red Rare
  • Mouth // Feed Green Rare
  • Prepare // Fight White/Green Rare
  • Cut // Ribbons Red/Black Rare
  • Pyramid of the Pantheon Artifact Rare
  • Canyon Slough Land R/B Rare
  • Cascading Cataracts Land Rare
  • Fetid Pools Land Blu/Bla Rare
  • Sheltered Thicket Land R/G Rare

And what I’m still looking for..

Magic the Gathering: Amonkhet

Set 1 final need list

Name Colour Rarity

  1. #5 Aven Mindcensor White Rare
  2. #14 Gideon of the Trials White Mythic Rare
  3. #42 As Foretold Blue Mythic Rare
  4. #55 Glyph Keeper Blue Rare
  5. #59 Kefnet the Mindful Blue Mythic Rare
  6. #82 Bontu the Glorified Black Mythic Rare
  7. #125 Combat Celebrant Red Mythic Rare
  8. #133 Glorious End Red Mythic Rare
  9. #148 Soul-Scar Mage Red Rare
  10. #149 Sweltering Suns Red Rare
  11. #192 Vizier of the Menagerie Green Mythic Rare
  12. #205 Samut, Voice of Dissent Multicoloured Mythic Rare
  13. #207 Temmet, Vizier of Naktamun Multicoloured Rare
  14. #221 Failure // Comply Blue Rare
  15. #222 Rags // Riches Black, Blue Rare
  16. #234 Oracle’s Vault Colourless Rare

Anything Bold and Highlighted/Italic I picked up recently.

Okay, so self imposed isolation isn’t that much different from my normal routine. The only exceptions are that I’m home and not at a cafe having coffee and keeping an eye on mass transit time tables.
I’m still writing and editing, playing Nintendo to get my mind refersehed for the novel work. I’m watching more films on disc as I have no streaming service and no patience to wait for downloads and such.
Pizza and Chinese are the main courses followed by home cooking.
I’m still angered, astounded and frustrated by conspiracy idiots and hoarders who think buying out TP, Baby Wipes and Tins of soup, stew and the like are great ideas. C’mon people! There are more who need things like food and such on a weekly basis as we can’t budget or afford to be paranoid like you lot! Quit being greedy and money hungry for at least 1 stinking day in your lives!!
End of rant.

I highly recommend getting caught up on series like Good Omens, Older Dr. Who and any Star Trek or better yet, Babylon 5. I’m also prepping to marathon Stargate SG – 1, Atlantis and Universe as well as revisit Firefly.

Please folks, stay home as you can. Comic book and card shops – Please stay open as we need the break and relief from the tedium and something to look forward to taking our minds off this disaster!

Okay… Poetry

Dim the lights, I need no luminescense to find my way
I’m between worlds, corridors of fate
I feel the breeze, but not the comfort it gives
I smell the coolnes, fragrant flowers
Sense the life beyond the halls
It is the closest to living
A reminder of times not spent, nor lived
If there were a curse, its name would be as I described
A warrior can only battle the known
Weapons and their ilk are of little value
Onward, though I must go
As bravely as facing any hoarde or force of arms
Perhaps, love is my final destination, or not
The future is rarely written clealry in advance
For now, I must retire
The doldrums and stagnant routine shall be obeyed
A light, no matter how weak
Is always a way to travel
What strentgh I’ve left, I shall devote to the unknown dark

~ The Pirate Poet

Just one thought….

So, the world in general is in quarantine. Okay. Major hubs, shut down, but mainly we’re still able to do chores or get our shop rounds done. I’m fine with the situation as it won’t last for ever.

With that in mind, I would like to begin to send all my readers my best wishes, healing energy and kind thoughts!

And now, for why I’m the Pirate Poet ~

Chances are, a glimpse is all you need
In a room filled with chaos
Does the promise of a smile mean anything more?
A million thoughts
Several hundered conversations
A band or juke box play
It never fits
This grand slice of life
I watch my ice melt, slowly
Always aware
Many a prat fall
More than one end begins
A fair few beginnings blossom
A moment
A fragment of eternity
To where can we store such treasures, ere the mind
A blink of an eye
Two thoughts meld as action rears its head
Romance? Perhaps, just a glimpse of something more
A pantomime for the ages
A solilaquy of the robust and broken hearted
A wish fulfilled and broken
The last call can be heard
So, it’s us again
Tonight prepares for the morrow
For now, shall we dance?

From my books ~ Links to order some quality entertainment from my mind to your eyes! All four of my Camden’s Follies series one! Please Enjoy

For now, I bid you great week or day/night!

~ The Pirate Poet