Tales of the Rampant Coyote

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Happy Halloween! And NaNoWriMo Begins at Midnight Tonight.

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween. Definitely a favorite here at the Barnson household. This year we are celebrating by attending a Lore podcast¬†event at Brigham Young University. It’s gonna be fun. ūüôā And… even scarier… NaNoWriMo begins at midnight. And since I’m a bit of a night owl, I’m gonna try to get a bit of progress done […]

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Scary Shows Season – Late Edition

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 30, 2018

Okay, so normally I do a thing around Halloween about the scary shows we’ve been watching, and what I’ve thought. This month has been a little crazy (the overworked kind, not the psycho-killer-with-a-knife kind). But hey, just in case you wanted to catch some good scary shows, here are my impressions on what we’ve managed […]

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The Virtual Reality Cockpit

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 24, 2018

One of the things I discovered flying a World War II warbird in Virtual Reality is just how small those cockpits really were. This is true of many modern fighters as well. After years of seeing the front panel stretched out from screen edge to screen edge. Sure, I used to live near Washington DC […]

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Writerly Update and NaNoWriMo

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 23, 2018

The day job is ramping up the pressure, so it is a challenge to get much done during the off hours. But I’m going for it. As I mentioned before, the latest StoryHack (#3) is out, featuring my urban fantasy story, “Shoot First.” This story was a fun one to write, as it features the […]

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The Simple Joy of Ferris Bueller

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 15, 2018

Okay. I’m showing my age here. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was a film that came out when I was still in public school. In case you haven’t seen it, it is the story of a high school kid in the mid-1980s who plays hooky with two of his friends, and pretty much has the ultimate […]

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StoryHack #3 is out!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 12, 2018

StoryHack #3 came out this week, featuring another Donovan Flint story by yours truly. This story, entitled “Shoot First,” takes Donovan Flint and his fellow agent on a hunt for a magical artifact which can kill in a heartbeat.¬† Of course, my story is one of many excellent stories in this issue, including an actual […]

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Bard’s Tale 1 – Completed!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 11, 2018

As much as the original Bard’s Tale fired up my imagination as a kid, I’ve always regretted never completing the game.¬† I’ve tried to remedy this on several occasions over the years, creating several new crews of characters, watching them die horrible deaths–often before they’d taken more than 20 steps from the relative safety of […]

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