Archive for the Personal Category

…in which it again again asserts that it is not dead…

Posted in Personal on July 10, 2012 by masterinferno

Personal laziness is something of a vice of mine, in case the few of you likely to be reading this haven’t already noticed. I have, naturally, not progressed further in my writings, for which I have nothing to blame but said vice. Forcing open the gates of inspiration often seems more difficult than it should.

On a related note, I love being able to describe stuff in an obtuse fashion like that.

Been reading my big book o’ Lovecraft; currently around halfway through At the Mountains of Madness, which is quite entertaining, and I see why Guillermo del Toro claims that Prometheus is quite similar to it.

Have also discovered the joy which is Mass Effect and am playing through the second game on the hardest difficulty (because apparently I’m a trophy whore now, having gotten platinum trophies on no less than three games when I never really expected to get even one).

Also rather excited about the upcoming DLC for Dark Souls, which is quite a rewarding game to play once you figure out what the heck you’re doing in it. Though it would be nice if Gravelord Nito would stop killing me long enough for me to kill him and proceed further along; I’d kinda like to platinum this one and start a new character before the DLC is out…

Back on the subject of writing, I haven’t had any new story ideas of note, and am somewhat lost on how to begin The Room in the Hospital, even though I have the end more or less figured out. Furthermore I am becoming increasingly dissatisfied with what little I’ve written of The Two Tablets, as certain elements of the story (either already written down or just tumbling around inside my otherwise-mostly-empty head) begin to seem more shoehorned in than they did when I first began writing it (which was, what, three years ago? Longer than that actually since I began it before I started this blog). I think the overall concept has merit and am hesitant to simply scrap the whole thing, but if I continue with it it will almost assuredly require a rewrite.

Signing off for the moment. Try not to dislocate your thought-bones too badly.


Being a new post, the first thereof in over a year, in which stuff is written

Posted in Personal on September 14, 2011 by masterinferno

Hey, look, I still have this blog! As you might have guessed, The Two Tablets is on more or less permanent hold until I find the inspiration to finish it. I’m currently germinating an idea for another Lovecraft-inspired short story, The Room in the Hospital, which I intend to be much shorter and more minimalistic than The Two Tablets, though I have yet to actually begin writing it. I also have a couple of ideas for poems which I really need to hurry up and write already as well.

That’s about it for now. The chances of anyone actually reading this post before I write the aforementioned stuff and link to it on Facebook is probably so small as to be effectively infinitesimal, but I don’t really want to just let this blog languish like I’ve been doing for the past year, so at least I’m posting something now. Peace out.

I’m 23 today!

Posted in Personal with tags , on October 4, 2009 by masterinferno

That must mean something!!

Stuff happening?

Posted in Personal with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2009 by masterinferno

I really should have put up more stuff by now, but oh well. I blame the squirrels. And laziness. And lazy squirrels.

Anyway, tomorrow is the 119th birthday of H.P. Lovecraft, and to celebrate I’ll be putting up the first couple of sections from my Lovecraft-inspired short story, “The Two Tablets”. I intend to resume writing on it at this time as well. Hopefully I’ll have a semi-regular update schedule from now on until the story is finished.

In other news, I lost the game.
Master Inferno


Posted in Personal with tags , , , on July 25, 2009 by masterinferno

Hello and welcome to my home on the internet. As you can tell by the header, my name is James Swanson, though I have several nicknames, including Swamper, Swanbird, and Master Inferno. I’ll get more into those in my next post, but for now, suffice it to say that Master Inferno is what I consider my “creative persona” so to speak, so I’ve chosen to use it as the name of this page.

This page will be mainly used for my writings, including short stories, poetry/lyrics, reviews, thoughts, ramblings, et cetera. If you like what you find here, let others know and maybe I’ll actually get some readers (ha!).

To start, I’ll be putting up one or two more pieces about myself, then I plan to start uploading parts of a short story I’m working on. I hope to be able to put them up every one or two weeks, time permitting, but we’ll see.

Signing off,
Master Inferno