We are always running; chanting at the boards,they dance and dip to the beats of an unseen drum “Johnson’s up five” and “Bakers down”, to react is to work,breath, live; all day chasing the dream, my fellows doing the same, how can it be a dream if all we do is follow?, “gold is the new thing” we all run for the books “Hilton Co surges nine points: a rush to the other desk to BUY BUY BUY as a man is engulfed by the crowd, another unnoticed fallen while the market still flies; “oil dropping” a fellow shouts as the screens flicker and glow, the mad rush envelops me and rushing for the phones again — it doesn’t matter, you get paid the same either way — my boss shouts “SELL SELL SELL!” as the bulge of his eye pops out, stress building as the misty lens of profit consumes us all —stay calm and don’t forget why your here — the adrenaline rush as the room erupts with “SELL” and the clock chimes, ticks and moves rapidly.

Yet it stands still. The same task endlessly repeated. Freddy turns 5 today go see him.

The board flickers as the stocks drop and rise with the pulse of a living thing, a living thing that has consumed and broken everything, but still we all crave it, and come back to it, only to wash away every other thought so truly live in the moment —why not just go?— with that the time flies by and everything catches up.

I grab my things. The work day finished. Go to my car. As the tears fall. I make it home. The house is empty. Child welfare has called. Freddy turns five today. All I can do. Is keep him well.


My top 5 FFTCG fire cards

Hi guys,

Recently I have gotten pretty into FFTCG (i’d highly suggest checking it out if your into trading card games), and I thought I would give my opinion on some cards to look out for in coming tournaments. I’ll be doing this as a weekly list for each element (potentially?)

So here they are

  1. Gadot from OPUS V: When considering useful cards, I like to consider how much value you get out of them on being played, and continuously. Gadot not only buffs your Warrior or other 2 CP forwards, but he also can give haste to a forward each turn.

Image result for fftcg images gadot

2. Belias, the Gigas from OPUS II: I LOVE belias as a sneaky combat trick. Not only does he give first strike, 1k power (can be used defensively) he can give haste to (sneaky late game offensive move)… and he lets you draw a card!

Image result for fftcg images belias

3. Vermilion Bird L’Cie Caetuna from OPUS VI: I think this card finally makes mono-fire somewhat feasible in the current market. Used to search and play an OPUS IV Bahamut or even an OPUS I Brynhildr can knock out a heavy hitter on their field (recovering the cost of playing your back-up) and the consistent affect of buffing your other summons is an added bonus.

Image result for fftcg images vermilion Bird L'Cie Caetuna

4. Ayame from OPUS V: This is a weird one for this list (I get it) but a 3 cp 7k forward with brave is already pretty good, then late game it becomes a 10k beast for no added cost. Its useful at the start and useful at the end (and it can work pretty well with OPUS V Volker too)

Image result for fftcg images ayame

5.Tellah from OPUS V: I really like Tellah, he counters mono-ice really well, he is a back-up that can break himself (if you need him gone) and running a bunch in your deck can really buff your removal capacity with his S ability.



I’m pretty aware that fire in general is under powered and is not especially doing well in tournaments right now… but I think there is potential there!

What are some of your favourites? Wants to know more about FFTCG? Ask me!



Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, your furries warm all year round, your participating ribboned youth, your reclusive overwatcher, your anime fixated cosplayer, your arrogant verbose veganite, your anxiety driven under achiever, your leftish rightist, your down-on-your luck podcaster, your overlisting writers, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore…

or lake,field,plateau or forest. For in inclusive illumination the few and far shall find no offense, nor shall no fence be laid between them.

(Updated plaque, 2020)

Id struggle to call it a story idea, mostly just messing with words.

He stood on an open plane.

No, perhaps that is wrong, it was a levelled plane. Flattened and the plane was horizontally parallel to a grassy plain.


Small fires were still embering out as the man tried to recreate the peace of his mind that would allow him to figure this out.


No sign of the co-pilot, he may of evacuated before the crash, pilots code to save yourself before helping others and all that, glad someone was paying attention to the safety video.


Which week were we walking wearily?

“Last week Bill”

Wow, where was Westminster Wat?

“The Westminster church is in Bull creek in Perth Bill, and you have your theological names mixed up”

Why was westworld woefully whimsical?

“I would hardly call it that Bill, it is a very thought driven show”

Which world wa..



Bill is clearly amused, John was at best bemused.