Sunday, December 10, 2006


Some of you may already be aware that I'm working on a novel (aren't we all...?), currently going by the title of Evinden. As may be apparent from its meaningless and concocted title, it sits firmly in the fantasy genre, although I should probably point out that there are no pointy ears or orcs and nor is there a surprising abundance of the vertically-challenged.

It's been in the works since the turn of the century (I just wanted to say that) and was initially conceived as a movie script. When that became increasingly impractical, it went through various permutations including a brief dalliance with computer gaming before winding up as a novel. I started developing the concept into a novel in 2005 and have been making absurdly slow progress ever since.

Having finally realised that, at my current rate, the story would likely remain unfinished for the next decade, I've now embarked on something of a more regimented writing schedule. 30 minutes of writing a day is the minimum requirement and so far I've managed to stick to it - admittedly that's only been for two days, however. Except for a few close friends it remains unseen, as it's really not in an enjoyable state just yet. However, I intend to change that somewhat with the advent of this website, in the form of artwork and possibly even short stories outlining the 'world' of the novel and various sub-plots.

More soon.

Thursday, December 7, 2006


We're online at last! I say at last, but it actually didn't take long thanks to the age-old mantra of 'keep it simple'. I therefore apologise in advance to the techies amongst you who will no doubt be horrified at the inevitably bungled HTML hiding behind these pages...

Content is still a little thin on the ground, but you can already find some rough artwork and links to my SFFworld game reviews over in the Writings section, plus some rather spiffy and exclusive interviews with the fab chaps over at Introversion (responsible for such gaming classics as Darwinia and DEFCON).

We'll have some more stuff going up soon, as we're intending to keep this regularly updated with our various musings and what-have-you. So stick us in your bookmarks and make sure you check back regularly - and leave us some comments!



Saturday, December 2, 2006

It's our new journal!

I refuse to call it a blog. That might be what it 'is', but I simply refuse to use the word: it annoys me.

Journal, diary, log, editorial, ramblings, drivel - all those are fine and apt descriptions of what you'll find on this page. But a blog? Pfft! That's just an invented word that was never really needed in the first place.

So, here it is. Nadia and Simon's diary/journal/thing. I hope you like it. :)