Whether you are familiar with my work on YouTube or not, you may or may not know that I’ve created a “virtual” universe known as “Rift World” which contains a variety of characters I’ve created and portrayed, many of whom are inspired by H. P. Lovecraft’s works, many others who are inspired by others works of fiction or draw from life itself. I call it a “virtual” universe because, unfortunately, I have not yet committed anything to paper. That’s because I am not a writer. Or at least, not yet (or not ever!!).
For now, all of these characters reside in a universe known as “Rift World”. Within Rift World lies Arkham Sanitarium where many of these characters work and live. There is also a video series I once ran known as “Letters from the Apocalypse” where viewers mailed in physical letters, often on paper made to look weathered and burned. The character who ran that series played the role of someone that supposedly gathered these letters that were found scattered to the wind in a post-apocalyptic world.
Since late 2017 I have been toying with the idea of creating a fanfiction website where people who enjoy the universe I’ve created can place themselves within it as a participant, such as a patient of the sanitarium or even a doctor, or simply write their own story of fictional events regarding the universe and its characters.
As of the date of this writing am I still spinning the wheels regarding how to setup and launch the website. I have a basic idea and the tools I need, I just need to think it out some more before it becomes official.
So for those of you who are looking forward to this, I hope it will happen sooner than later. For now, stay tuned, and feel free to write something for when the time comes, which I hope will be before the end of 2018.
In this video, I share my thoughts on how I hope, and like to think, that anyone out there may be able to reach the long term peace of mind in this life that exists at the end of the dark tunnel many of us walk through (sometimes one tunnel right after another).
In this episode of the podcast I ramble about the spirit of christmas compared with the commercialized aspect , kindness vs human nature and how our primitive side often undermines our good intentions, Quentin Tarantino’s film The Heightful Eight, being on the wagon, trusting your intuition, lipstick on a pig in regards to how the human race tries to be something it’s not, and other various related tangents.
I start off this episode with some news regarding the potential to play more indie music on the podcast beyond ccmixter and freemusicarchive; ramble about the holidays and having off from work; winter and remote car starters; incentives for the every day worker & taxpayer much like pro sports players; movies from the 80’s starting with Big; discussing episodes 4 & 5 of The Walking Dead Season 8.06
I have finally launched a shop via Spreadshirt.com starting with the “I hope you are doing well” phrase. In the coming months, and (Cthulhu willing) years, I’ll be offering and creating many more designs based on content from my YouTube channel and beyond (i.e. completely new designs and ideas unrelated to the channel.)
As of the date of this post, I am currently working on a design for “Arkham Sanitarium” and hope to have that available by the end of November (2017). There are plans for designs of specific characters as well, such as Corvus, Margaret, Dave, and who knows who or what else.
Keep in mind that you can alter the color of the design by clicking on “Adjust design or choose different product” when hovering over the product image.
While the shop also appears here on my website, it is merely a superficial placeholder. All transaction data takes place over at spreadshirt.com.