‘Ramblings’

Alive.

Posted on: August 30th, 2016 by Nathan E. Lilly

I’m currently entertaining existential and nihilistic thoughts. Chalk it up to too many years of thinking too hard. I have a great family, great friends, great career, great coworkers. I’m a happy and optimistic nihilist. Digging up the past; looking forward. Trying not to hold myself back.  I don’t even know if I want to […]

My father’s eulogy

Posted on: August 30th, 2013 by Nathan E. Lilly

My father—born August 30, 1948—passed away on January 12th, 2012 of complications due to lung cancer. This is the eulogy I wrote and read at his funeral. When your father dies, you sit down and think about what they say a father should be and what they say a father should do. There‚Äôs an unspoken […]

Science Fiction themed races that must be created

Posted on: March 8th, 2012 by Nathan E. Lilly

I ran at the Warrior Dash and Run For Your Lives and now I’m becoming obsessed with obstacle runs. Run For Your Lives really opened my eyes to their potential. After giving it some thought, here’s a list of geek themed athletic events that I don’t have the time to make happen but I would […]

Introduction to running from zombies

Posted on: January 25th, 2012 by Nathan E. Lilly

At the request of “Tequila” Matt Black, our reluctant director of mischief: this is a post for Zombie Troopers of Pennsylvania members about how I got started running and about how to get into shape for Run For Your Lives. Matt says that he never runs because he’s not being chased… when the zombies come, […]

Fake X-files novels

Posted on: September 27th, 2011 by Nathan E. Lilly

I found these this past weekend on the GreenTentacles servers: Backstory: Keith DeCandido (interview with him on Space Westerns Magazine) was having a bad day with random rumors and he mentioned how in the thread someone was complaining about his X-files novels. Of course, Keith has never written an X-files novel. I made these fake […]

I have altered the Star Wars saga…

Posted on: August 31st, 2011 by Nathan E. Lilly

…pray that I don’t alter it any further. With every new addition George Lucas keeps making tweaks to the Star Wars movies. From the classic “Han shot first” scene and adding Jabba the Hutt and Boba Fett in Episode IV, through to his most recent tweaks in the new blu-ray release due to be released […]

I know what I’m gonna do today

Posted on: June 16th, 2011 by Nathan E. Lilly

If you weren’t already aware of it, go watch Phineas & Ferb. I highly recommend it. Here’s the intro, which sums up the show better than I can: It’s smart, funny, witty, subversive (but not in a crass or mean-spirited way) and speaks to my inner geek. It also has great musical numbers: Yesterday was […]

Why blog, why now?

Posted on: June 2nd, 2011 by Nathan E. Lilly

Blogging has been around at least since 1997. The actual term “blog” wasn’t coined until 1999. In 2004 it became Merriam-Webster’s #1 Word of the Year. I even took a stab at a journal on LiveJournal, mainly to keep in touch with friends and writers who were already on it, but I lacked the desire […]

Getting my house in order

Posted on: May 25th, 2011 by Nathan E. Lilly

You deserve an explanation. An explanation as to why I haven’t, among other things, answered an e-mail, called a friend, attended a convention, or updated any of the fiction markets that I operate (and/or other websites) in quite a long time… I bought a house. This is a good thing! I haven’t died; I’m not […]

Pardon me, I fell off the face of the Earth

Posted on: May 21st, 2011 by Nathan E. Lilly

I was gone. People noticed. Things happened. Decisions were made. Stuff was purchased. Now I’m returning. Apologies are given. Explanations forthcoming. It’s not like it’s the end of the World.