My name is Scott Schimmel. On the web, I sometimes go by the handle “Ninetail.” I am an inveterate gamer, an insatiable reader, and an intermittent (and occasionally, thanks to writers’ block, inconsolable) writer living in the northeastern US. I’ve been a fan of fantasy and science fiction since I learned how to read, and a roleplaying gamer since the early 1980s.
A Butterfly Dreaming is my creative outlet. I’ll be offering original content for tabletop roleplaying games, commentary and reviews on roleplaying and video games, snippets of gaming philosophy, and occasional digressions into other pop-culture and Internet-culture matters. I aim for 2-3 updates a week, but my posts tend to be larger than most blogs’, often over 1,000 words.
I can be reached at Scott (swirly-thing) abutterflydreaming (full-stop) com.
The title A Butterfly Dreaming is derived from a Zen Buddhist parable of sorts, ascribed to the famous philosopher Zhuangzi. Loosely, it goes something like this…
Once while Zhuangzi slept, he dreamed that he was a butterfly, happily flying around without a care. Suddenly he awakened, and he found that he was a man. But upon reflection, he couldn’t be certain whether he was a man who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming that he was a man.
A Butterfly Dreaming uses the Dreaming theme, a rewritten and heavily-customized version of the Gorodovuchi WordPress theme by Horachek Pavlo. I expect it to become increasingly more customized as I play with it.
I have no ads on A Butterfly Dreaming, nor do I plan to. If you would like to support my efforts, I do have a Paypal donation button, as well as a link to my Amazon wishlist, in my sidebars. Anything I might receive will go toward continuing this site, one way or the other. Failing that, any Amazon or RPGNow product links (generally from my review posts) will be affiliate links; if something I say makes you want to buy the product, I’d appreciate it if you used them.Categories: | Comments (12)