‘Ramblings’

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.

Darrell Schweitzer on South Park?

Posted on: November 5th, 2010 by Nathan E. Lilly

Did Darrell Schweitzer, noted Fantasy author, Weird Tales editor, Lovecraft scholar, and Philadelphia native appear in the latest cthulhu/lovecraft themed episode of South Park? Compare to this photo of Darrell by Kathryn Cramer: Watch the episode “Mysterion Rises” and look for him at 16:27 and 18:52. I may be wrong, but they’re eerily similar.

I’m normal!

Posted on: October 8th, 2010 by Nathan E. Lilly

As of yesterday I’ve trimmed the final few pounds to hit a normal BMI (at 163 pounds)—I’m a size S again. It’s a royal pain to have to go out and buy an all new wardrobe, especially since I’m still trying to lose a bit more weight, but my XL clothes need to be retired. […]

I’ve lost 30 pounds with 2 easy methods!

Posted on: September 17th, 2010 by Nathan E. Lilly

If anyone can change me, it’s me. It’s true! As of yesterday I’ve lost 30 pounds in the past 20 weeks. Before—height:5′8″; weight:196.0 lbs; waist:42″; neck:17.5″ BMI:29.9; body fat:~38%; waist-to-height ratio:60.3%; After—height:5′8″; weight:165.4 lbs; waist:33″; neck:16″ BMI:25.2; body fat:~24%; waist-to-height ratio:48.5%; My original goal was to lose 30 pounds in 10 weeks, which I missed, […]

I like broccoli

Posted on: June 7th, 2010 by Nathan E. Lilly

I like broccoli—No, it’s true! When I was a little child I didn’t want to eat it. Growing up, my mother never made it fresh—always from frozen and well-boiled. I didn’t like the color of the just-slightly-cooked-too-long broccoli. I wasn’t fond of the way that it flopped on the end of my fork. I was […]