"40k is among these infinite universes like a diamond in the ruff,
standing as a testament to the resilience and tenacity of the human
race. As it wheels into view, the very fabric of this universe looks
frayed, desperate, like a piece of rope straining under a heavy load,
but which refuses to snap. Nowhere else is our dogged determination to
survive against all odds so plainly displayed, or so harshly put to the
test. They may not be “real” in the way we normally use the word, but
the souls who exist within that bleak reality are still to be both
pitied and admired. Across the omniverse of myth and legend, created
and sustained by those of us lucky (or unlucky, as the case may be)
enough to live in the “real” world, 40K shines forth as a beacon of
inspiration to us all, as an example of courage and, if not hope, at
least stubborn defiance in the face of inevitability. Most people say
that 40K is grimdark. I disagree. 40K is the poem "Do not go gentle
I've been feeling very unfulfilled, very lonely and angry lately. Feeling like nobody cares, nobody gives a crap. Feeling like there's nothing anymore and that my little basket of worries is starting to overfill, getting ready to topple over once again. I don't feel right in my skin anymore. I don't feel well. I'm tired and I can't stop thinking about how tired I am. I'm annoyed and sick of feeling sick and alone and tired and angry. I'm just done with most things right and I think I need to change something. I need to do something. I don't like this. I hate all this. Whatever.
I like to think that the people that read my blog are a pack of roving Steppenwolves, wandering aimlessly through a world that is far too strict and set in its ways to really take notice of these strange, lonely people. I like to think that some of you are writers and artists yourselves, come to gloat or share in my strangeness for a while. That you are languid sleepers wandering into my home in a torpor, come to ask advice and simply enjoy yourselves---at least, that's what I hope it's like. I don't want this to be about me (even though it's my blog...) for some reason I could never have something like that. I would much rather it be a place where you can share and talk and feel free to criticize me, to share your work, your feelings and thoughts just as I do. I want it to be that. I want it to be that all you strange wanderers into the dark and weird can have a place where for a moment you can share in something that perhaps you wouldn't be able to before.