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What gorgeous weather we’re having!

I don’t want to jinxify it, but it has been a most welcome change.

I’m super busy at the moment.

Things are in the works… potentially big things. I have good news to announce as well, but I’m holding it back for a while, because it looks increasingly likely that I’m going to re-launch this blog soon. More on that another time.

So today, just a word-of-the-day!

Hadal \HEYD-l\, adjective:

1. of or pertaining to the greatest ocean depths, below approximately 20,000 feet (6500 meters).
2. of or pertaining to the biogeographic region of the ocean bottom below the abyssal zone.


AWESOME word. For those not familiar with phonetics, it’s Hay-dal. Why? Because it stems from Hades, Greek god of the underworld. How cool is that? The hadal depths, as deep as the realm of a blasted and infernal god. It’s like a wet alternative to chthonic.

“John’s poop went ‘plop’ into the bowl, before the arcane flushing mechanism caught it in a pissy torrent that sucked it down into the unfathomable fathoms of the hadal deeps…”


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Well, we have a new Wolfenstein: The New Order trailer to peruse.

It’s not encouraging, I’m afraid.

The new game will be set in an alternate 60s (in other words, they ran out of storylines to do in-canon) where Hitler and pals won the war and went about making the planet into Dr Robotnik’s Mean Hate Machine.

Because they’re so evil, the Nazis (with anachronistic magicpunk technology) stomp around the free world making everyone cry and wear black and so on. They even take the time to usurp key iconic events in our timeline. The bit where the Beatles’ album cover is depicted with Nazi soldiers is particularly moronic- I mean, why would they do that? It implies that four soldiers formed a band in the UK and always performed in their uniforms. How odd.

Anyway, BJ is back (lulz) to fight the Nazis and their robot suits and robot dogs and tendency to paint their flag on every paintable surface.

Have a gander:


So… yeah. At this juncture, I’m meh. It feels like one of the recent franchise reboots, which was perhaps due for Wolfenstein, but I suspect they’re rebooted it right out the window.

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Okay, today, it’s just a quick word-of-the-day.

The reason for this is that I’m experimenting with different themes.

So, apologies if you can’t even read this because it’s upside down or the page has gone all ‘matrixey’.

Check this badboy out:


lunker \LUHNG-ker\, noun:

1. something unusually large for its kind.
2. Angling. a very large game fish, especially a bass.


Ha! Now there’s a word that really sounds like what it’s describing. Ya great big lunker, ye. It’s practically onomatopoeic.

Let’s try it in a sentence:

“Hodor is a giant of a man, a proper lunker, and so is Hodor’s… erm… lunker.”