Thursday, November 17, 2022

Powering Down For Now

Well, this is a embarrassing. It's also personally disappointing. Ugh.

Here it is the 17th of November, 2022, and Starvember is a bust. I've got nothing. That is to say, I can't bring myself to write anything. Even addressing my favorite subject, Science Fiction Tabletop RPGs, I find myself disinterested, bored with my own words. I can't drum up the enthusiasm I need to make this something special.

And therein lies the curse of this year. Blogging has been incredibly difficult for me throughout 2022 between the limitations of real life and the fact that my creative energy level is very low. I still have a great many ideas but none stand out; none are capturing my attention to the level I need them to in order for me to stick with them for any length of time.

I've got a lot to say but nothing to talk about. I have decided to go on hiatus with my gaming and won't be running or playing anything until next year. I have placed my Star Trek TOS campaign on hold and decided not to start anything new with my other groups. 

Barking Alien will largely be on Auxiliary Power from this point forward until [hopefully] the beginning of January. We're powering down all non-essential systems, venting the plasma from the manifolds, and changing the 'Welcome Travelers' hologram to read 'On Vacation'. 

Barkley and I will stop by occasionally to make sure everything is still functioning and we haven't taken damage from ion storms or rogue meteors. 

Happy Life Day Everybody,

Barking Alien

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

If You Need Me, I'll Be in Space

Welcome to STARvember!

Doing a theme month often (though not always) gets me inspired to post more often than when I don't. It's been a while since I've done a really big one (unless you count RPGaDay as a theme - which I don't) and although October did have a Halloween vibe going, I thought I'd dedicate all the posts this November to my favorite genre - Science Fiction Space Adventure.

 You want cool spaceships? We got cool spaceships!

Let's face it, much of this year has been a bust. With the exception of one campaign I run and one campaign I play, I largely took a break from active Role-Play Gaming for the Summer in order to relax, recharge my batteries, and work on some new projects. 

You want adventure on extrasolar planets? We got adventure on extrasolar planets!

This renewed energy gives me the opportunity to do something on the blog I've wanted to do for sometime; I want to share some art, stories, ideas, and my general love for all things extraterrestrial and traveling at lightspeed. Comic Books may have been the thing that got me into RPGs but Science Fiction is why I stayed and why my love of it continues to expand. My first favorite TV show, the movie that changed my life (though that's really Science Fantasy), and the genre that continues to interest me the most remains Science Fiction.

You want strange but potentially dateable extraterrestrials?
We got strange but dateable extraterrestrials!

This month, please join Barkley and myself on a trip through the interstellar reaches of the inside of my head and Boldly Go Where The Force Welcomes You to the Galactic Frontier!

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Barking Alien

All Images made with the AI Art Generator Midjourney and some Photoshop fiddling by me