Friday, February 13, 2009


I don't actually believe in astrology, but I love it.  Yes, of course it's superstitious mumbo-jumbo, but at least it's non-threatening mumbo-jumbo; Ben Stein isn't trying to get it taught in schools as an alternative to physics.  Partly, I'm drawn to it because of my general fascination with occult beliefs and methods.  Partly, it's kind of like a Rorschach test.  You read over what is more or less random splatter and see what comes to mind, and sometimes it reminds you of things you forgot, or gets you wandering off on a new track.

Here's today's horoscope for me (Scorpio):

You are often drawn into the hidden recesses of your own subconscious mind. Sometimes these journeys within are quite complex and can suck you into deep waters that completely submerge you. Today, however, you can dance in and out of the shadows with apparent ease as the agile Libra Moon moves through your 12th House of Imagination. Relax; you don't have to make a big deal out of anything right now.

Okay, so murky journeys to the subconscious aren't exactly a new thing for me but still, it's fun to be reminded in colorful language that it's cool.    And the last bit is nice.  Kind of like the "don't panic" on the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

This gets me thinking about Qalidar.  Maybe I'm still moony-eyed over it but, so far, I still think the only problem with my work on this one is that there could be a lot more.  So, maybe when I finish that second POW! story, or during a break (because you know I can "dance in and out of the shadows with apparent ease"), I'll scrawl out some ideas for future supplements and a story or two.  We had talked about doing an anthology, but the trademark issues make that a little iffy, so a story set there would seem like a good fit for a future issue of Chimaera.

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