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Why Am I Blogging?

I originally decided to blog to help me refine my writing skills.  I write every day, even if it’s not on my blog.  I believe that a writer, a pro or aspiring writer should write something every day, even if it’s crap.  Jot down ideas on a pad of paper, write something in txt pad, do what ever it is you need to do to help you write every day.  I often pull out a lot of napkins with ideas, phrases or paragraphs from my camera bag.

I have blogged often over the years. Most of it was for the purpose of writing practice. I have scraped many of them and started over a few times. I still don’t know what my niche is, but I enjoy the writing aspect of having a blog. I know a little about a lot, and always have something to say.

Why the Name Dusky Illusions?

There are a few meanings for the word illusions. When this website started back in 2001, it was heavily involved in RPGS. I am still heavily involved in RPGS, but I have branched out.

When I first started this website, my Drow Character, Morrigan was the inspiration for the site name….

    • dusky – darked skin;
    • illusions – perception. Was she real or was she fantasy? Of course she was fantasy, with me the REAL person playing her every saturday night at the gaming table.
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She is now retired, my personal life has changed; but the dark perceptions in my mind still continue.

The deal sealer for the name was the fact that I am a coyote spirit. Illusion and chaos go hand and hand with a coyote spirit, and you can look at the chaos aspect of it as “dusky”. 🙂

The Quote in my banner

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. – J.R.R. Tolkien

I like to think that was Tolkien’s way of saying we need more Hobbits in this world, and a lot less Dragons. I used that quote because that is what this site is about… That makes me a Hobbit by nature, as I value, my family, food, song, and good times.
With the updated look of the site, I am no longer using my banner. I am going to put it here for sentimentality. 🙂
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So Who Is Bri K?

So you want to know something about me, huh?

  • I am a coyote spirit. Not only does the coyote sit at the top of my totem, he is also my pack animal, and has been my spirit guide through a lifetime thus far. He also defines my personality. I enjoy jokes and fun, and dealing with the serious in a laid back manner. I have been accused of educating through my humor, especially when giving advice.
  • I am military.. there goes any chance of 100% PG from me. I try, I do my best, but at times I fail… epically, I might add.
  • I am a mother and now a grandmother. Best job one could ever have, IF you feel you must call it a job. I take the title seriously and wear it as a badge of honor.
  • I am a music lover, DJ and hack musician. I am a geek when it comes to pulling out the dice and rolling up a new character, or logging into one of my favorite MMORPGS and mowing down mobs like wheat.
  • I am an artist, as I like to call myself, from traditional arts, to photography, to graphics and 3D pixel stuff. I enjoy looking at other artist’s works, and am often in awe of the talent out there.
  • I am a writer, mostly poems and songs that make no sense… I am typo queen but typos are sometimes a little spice to make things interesting.. depending on the typo.
  • I have a lot to say when the mood strikes me, and have no problem telling you exactly what I think. I sometimes can be tactful, even if that happens by merry accident.
  • And last, but not least, I am a sister, a daughter, an aunt and just as importantly, a friend.
  • If you have the need to know even more, read my post “Things You Should Know About Me If We Are Going To Be BFFs“.

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