The Fish Meta: Gavriel Vartanian

So Gavriel was always supposed to be a throwaway character but I ended up falling in love with writing him. I’m trying to keep him not too much in the spotlight–more like Hubertus Bigend in the Gibson novels, if you’ve read those.

Anyway, I got a great discount on a commission for a line-drawing of a character (via and decided to go with Gavriel. Here he is:

Gavriel (1)

I love it.

Greetings and Salutations

I’ve decided to start blogging again. My therapist recommended it, to be honest. I find writing to be therapeutic, even if nobody reads it. I’d be nice if you did, though.

I can’t use my real name or anything approaching it since it’s fairly unique, so I went with “I’m just this guy, you know?” for now. That is (as we all know) a reference to Douglas Adams. The media was interviewing the psychologist of the President of the Galaxy and all he really had to say was “well, he’s just this guy, you know?” Wonderful author, that Adams. Don’t smoke, kids. It killed him.

I figure I’ll try to do some trenchant political analysis, scientific musings, and a little bit of fiction. I’ve got two short story ideas kicking around, a Master’s of Science, and a hell of a lot of opinions, so I anticipate that the blog will be well-fed. I may do personal mental health updates as well, if for no reason other than to have a personal chronicle of said.

Hope anybody that might be reading this sticks around!


I am and shall always remain your most faithful and obedient servant,