Tag: Brandon Sanderson

Great things happen…

Maybe not how we wanted…but they do happen.


As you may have guessed from references in some of my posts, I’ve been doing odd internet jobs for people for a long long time now. I’ve been offering hosting/email services for almost eight years now, and even been helping a number of online communities stay alive even longer. Not just to help them out, but get a feel for the market and see if I could make it in a completely different and far more satisfying lifestyle. The answer is yes, it’s working. Slowly but surely, I am getting more and more savvy in an arena of IT I’ve never really considered to be my forte. Well…as it happens, tinkering around with a gazillion operating systems, reverse engineering hardware, and breaking the hell out of websites eventually leaves you with a few skills. I can build a server blindfolded, have a business set up with a virtual office, email, and a competent website in less than 4 hours. I am not bragging, I’ve done all those things in the last couple months without realizing that it might actually be something that could make me a buck or two. So it’s happening. Slowly but surely as i build my business, hopefully it will someday enable me to shrug off the 9-5 and live a little better.


Every time a new book is published from the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, I have to get my hands on an autographed copy. This became problematic, or at least I thought it would become so, when this great writer passed away.

As it happens, the author chosen to continue the legacy, Brandon Sanderson, has been releasing autographed copies of each new publication, with an imprint of Robert Jordan’s autograph on the title page, directly above Mr. Sanderson’s own mark. Waiting for me when I got home was an autographed first print copy of the latest novel in the Wheel of Time series. This = Awesome.

Three times!

As if on queue, a final great thing happened. If you’ve been here before, you might have read about some of the insane problems a friend has been going through. I read some incredibly good news today regarding all this insanity. The abusive asshole that seemed to have been getting away with murder for years and albeit terrorizing her and her kids is finally seeing some repercussions for his actions and protective orders have finally been placed protecting them from him. I am sooo glad for you and the kids Andria. Take care and know that there is always light to see by. You deserve some happiness.

Anyhow…I am done sharing until the weekend. Have a great night!


A thing of beauty…

Heh…well..to me anyhow.

I am not very big on autographs or getting my picture taken with famous people.


For some reason I dig the hell out of books my Robert Jordan that have been signed. When Mr. Rigney left us, I cried. Not only because his masterpiece series The Wheel of Time was not yet complete, but because my stupid obsession with getting autographed copies of his work was at an end, Without a profound sense of being incomplete…I stopped rereading the books. Weird eh?

Once I knew the 12th book The Gathering Storm was in publication, it was only a few days before I found this…and today it was finally delivered.

Look, I know that it isn’t really RJ’s signature, but Brandon Sanderson’s IS, and seeing their scribbles next to each other made my crazy ass sane again 😉

/OCD off

Another three years of waiting…

…to finish reading what is quite possibly the longest, most addictive, literary series I’ve ever read (thats saying a lot).

It seems in order to truly finish this series properly, Brandon Sanderson is carrying Robert Jordan’s torch through another 3 novels. It’s not like I’m not already used to this, specifically regarding this series, the same thing happened with Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Tad Williams. Williams made the audience wait a full three years to finish it, pumping out a humongous book easily on par with the largest Wheel of Time volumes.

But you know what, I am not bitter…there are thousands of books I want to read…so if I have to read a few others while very impatiently waiting for Mr. Sanderson to finish this up, no biggie…since I need to read all of his stuff beforehand so I am not totally miffed at the transition from Jordan.

Details can be found at DragonMount.com