The Mighty Pen, Slaying Dragons in Your Mind aka Making You Wish You Had a Bucket of Brain Bleach?

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Thinking a bit on the whole adage of “Write What You Know,” today.Obviously that can’t be totally true all the time. After all, I don’t *really* have a unicorn living in my underwear drawer. (Do I have a pervy cat that routinely molests my bathrobe and was Phin’s inspiration? You bet.) On the other hand, Abby could be considered a bit of a mirror of me (at least in part.) After all, she is snarky and sarcastic, physically busted up in places, and deals with a lot of emotional crap (including the death of her mother. Yes, I fully cop to needing to explore this by way of the written word, but I do promise she moves on in time. On the other hand, I might argue that without that bit of me being thrown out there, there’s a chance BoD wouldn’t have ever really been written either. It is what it… Read more


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Funny thing, online handles. For the last seven years or so, I’ve gone almost exclusively by the online name of mynfel. That doesn’t mean every mynfel you see out there is me (although most of them probably are…however there’s a live journal and a myspace page out there that aren’t mine, among others.) The name itself isn’t even mine – mynfel is a character created by Charles de Lint from a book entitled Yarrow. She’s a deer woman and barely says anything – in fact, she’s hardly in the book at all – but she’s probably one of the most important things about it..  I fell in love with the concept of her character and adopted the name for my online dealings. Most of my electronic memberships have an echo of that particular thumbprint – it’s my avatar on P&T, it’s in the name of this blog URL, it’s my… Read more

Ten Years…

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…and counting. Happy Anniversary, mr myn. 🙂 And even though we’re a bit prickly at times on the outside, I suspect that our underbellies are soft and squishy. And soon to be full of Italian pasta of some sort.  😉… Read more