The manners of immortals

I went to a memorial service this weekend. I was always under the impression that, regardless of religious belief, people could never fight in a church. It turns out I was very wrong. I must have been thinking of Highlander. Clearly immortals have a better sense of decorum than their human counterparts. I feel shame for my fellow humans.

If you've been keeping up with my blog, you'll know that the past month and a half has been a bit action packed. I'm hoping that I get a break starting this weekend, but if my recent funeral adventure is any indication, the future looks a little…tumultuous…in a Shakespearean, "a plague on both your houses" kind of way. I'll try not to let the prospect of more unpleasantness* color my future, but I'm certain that it will happen, and not only that, it will occur at the most inopportune time possible. That is all I will say on the matter.

In other news:

I am a part of a project that has not only garnered thousands (more than 20,000 at the time of this writing) of hits on YouTube, but has been featured on the front page of Kotaku. For those of you who don't know. Kotaku is one of the leading video game/nerd websites. In short, this is a very big deal. I have never before been a part of anything that had garnered this kind of attention. I'm grateful for the opportunity to have worked on such a project, but selfishly I hope this leads to more fun and outstanding projects like this in the future.

I'm also fortunate to have received some very good feedback on an article I wrote recently for Nerd Reactor that took a literary approach to the forthcoming SHERLOCK season 3. People seem to dig the Sherlock Holmes articles, so I'll have to do more of those in the future. I'm certainly enjoying my time at NR, they, like Cinevore have given me the rope which to hang myself, and so far both seem pleased with the niches I'm filling. Game on.

The season premiere of Victorian Cut-out Theatre should be happening very soon. I'm told that this new episode contains some very black humor, which I am unsurprised to hear, as I have a very dark, and specific sense of humor. I don't feel like it's mean spirited, but when you're in a crowd of people and you laugh at a certain kind of humor formula, you learn pretty quickly who shares your sensibilities. Fortunately for me, Matt Conant (Cinevore Studios) and I seem to be simpatico when it comes to some of the jokes in VCoT. Don't get me wrong, I have limits and standards, but I definitely find laughter in the macabre. I think my father, sister and cousins would say the same thing. It must be our Irish heritage. Centuries of misery has managed to code our DNA with a point of view best seen from the gallows or the bottom of a pint glass.

However, given all of the events, and tension, and stress, and parties, and obligations, I sit here clattering away at my keyboard relaxed and happy. It's been a splendid summer so far. I've done a great deal and I'm hoping the string of good things continues.

Take care,

-Rob

*See church fighting/screaming