D&D: Session 18 and 19

Ahh, it’s been so long since we sat down and played D&D. Boy, was this the HARDEST dungeon we have ever had to face. Some people died, serious life-changing decisions were made, and a tragedy triggered a year-long hiatus from adventuring. Then, it became one of the most laid back sessions of D&D ever, where most of it was cinematic descriptions and less dice rolling. It was a nice change of pace.



  • Ciaran (LVL11) and Basile (LVL13)
  • Lorn (LVL 13)
  • Marven (LVL13)
  • Neebs (LVL 13)
  • Rhaegar (LVL 13)
  • Alkaid (LVL 13)
  • Kass (LVL 12)


After deciding that giants in the dungeon weren’t the first thing they wanted to face, the party heads upstairs. At the top of the stairs is a door, which Ciaran checks for traps and unlocks. Inside the room were two dread wraiths, a vampire and his seven spawns, and an antlered demon called a Death Drinker.

Upon their arrival, the Death Drinker laughs lowly and asks if they came here to die. Lorn answers no, to which the Death Drinker replied that “you’ve come to the wrong place.” “Thank you for letting us know!” Lorn says as he uses Mage Hand to try and close the door. However, that trick doesn’t work a second time. Marven boasts, “Let’s dance, big man! You picked the wrong town to fuck with,” and walks into the room.

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ART: Neebs and Associates

So, over the last few months when I haven’t been working on my novel or playing D&D, I’ve been drawing in my free time. Of course, most of my drawings have been a way for me to let out my creative energy for D&D. Here are some of the pieces I’ve done since we started playing:

Basile and Ciaran 2

Ciaran and Basile


The Neebs and Associates Portrait


Neebs and Associates


The Addler Family


Star Wars Marven vs Neebs – Commission

Marven v Ciaran 1

Alternate Ending: Facing the Scaled Fury

Basile amd Levi

Basile and Levi

LIFE: Five Years with Eddie, Eight Years of Youmacon

Last weekend I celebrated my five year anniversary with Eddie. It’s crazy to think that we’ve been together for five years, since it feels like not much time has passed.

For those who aren’t familiar, Eddie is my best friend and husband-to-be. He’s a Pisces, a youmafan of football, reading, D&D, and anime. While we grew up only a neighborhood apart (him going to Chippewa Valley and me going to L’Anse Creuse), as well as having several mutual friends, we didn’t meet until our paths crossed in the Creative Writing Club at Macomb Community College. Eventually he convinced me to join his Improv Comedy Club, and while I didn’t actively play any of the games, I was a committed audience member. Our first date was at the local mall, where we walked several laps, drank lemonade, and had our first kiss. Our second date was at Youmacon, where we spent the entire time roaming the convention (while I was dressed up as Danny Phantom.) Our courtship lasted a few days, and we were officially dating within the week.

Since then, we’ve been through so much together and have grown as individuals and as a couple. I’m very blessed to have him as my partner, and I can’t imagine a life without him in it.

Now, enough with the sappy stuff and onto Youmcaon recap! This year I had the pleasure of working Press with Team Final Rush to take photos with some other photographers. While they focused on cosplays in the halls, I focused on the cosplays that participated in the Masquerede Contest. Below are a few of my favorite shots taken from the night:

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LIFE: Halloween House Warming!

This year has been filled with many big life changes. Eddie and I got engaged in February and have been wedding planning,  I recently got a new job in the Social Media Department at GM, and Eddie and I purchased our house in August.

We officially moved in at the beginning of October, right as I was starting training for my new job. Eddie was able to take a week off work to start the long painting process, and I would come home after work to assist.

When we first moved in, the house was a lot of beige and green colors which reminded me a lot of my parent’s house. They LOVE those colors, and while they were nice, we wanted to make it look like our place. So, we went with a cool gray color, along with a bright blue and pale yellow to lighten up the rooms. I love how they turned out, especially the rooms where we had some fun with the walls. My favorite space is definitely the family room, where our mosaic/geometric design really steals the show. I also love the color of the gray and teal stripes in the office, and the light purple and cream of the bedroom. If I had to change on thing, I probably would make the guest bedroom a lighter color. The peach that we were going for turned out a bit pink, and a little brighter than we expected.

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We were ambitious to try and get everything done in a few weeks, since we wanted to have a Halloween House Warming Party. However, we managed to pull everything together! We live on a corner lot, so there was plenty of parking space for guests. And while it was a tad too cold to utilize our private backyard, we were able to comfortably fit all of our closest friends and family inside. Our friends visited to wish us good luck with our new house, providing some much needed gifts to help us out. We had great food, fun conversation, and plenty of space upstairs and downstairs for everyone to sit and relax.  I hope everyone had as much fun as I did hosting our first party in our new home.

I can’t believe that we’re officially homeowners, that Eddie and I have a place for ourselves where we’re going to grow together as friends and as husband and wife.

Now that house hunting is over, it’s back to wedding planning in full force. Only seven months until the big day!!