Down the Dark Path Books, Paintings, and delicious darkness from J Edward Neill

The official Tyrants of the Dead glossary

December 27, 2016 | Dark Moon Daughter, Down the Dark Path, Nether Kingdom, Writing! | Permalink

Three Books Six Nations Dozens of Characters One Civilization bent on Mankind’s destruction Welcome to the official Tyrants of the Dead glossary. Herein you’ll find descriptions and blurbs for every major character, place, historical event, and artifact appearing in the Tyrants’ trilogy. This appendix is for all the folks who’ve read the books and for those who are thinking about […]

New Painting – Spirit City

December 27, 2016 | Art! | Permalink

With a huge canvas on my easel, I dreamed up a plan to paint an utterly realistic forest scene. And then… At the last moment… I veered off course and went totally abstract. Spirit City 24″ x 36″ Acrylic and watercolors on canvas. If you like this painting, you might also like these. And if […]

Breaking Dark Fantasy – The Tyrants of the Dead fantasy Trilogy

December 21, 2016 | Books!, Dark Moon Daughter, Down the Dark Path, Nether Kingdom, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

Many years have passed… And many books have I written… And yet none are as sacred as these first three…   * It’s dark now. It’s raining in cold sheets. Thunder shakes the earth. Lightning tears away the night, at least for a half-breath. It was on one such night, long ago, I dreamed of writing a story so […]

J’s Top Six Video Games of All Time

December 21, 2016 | Video Games! | Permalink

I’m in my man-cave at 11-something PM. It’s raining outside. Save for the streetlamp’s flicker beyond my window and the low-key illumination of my laptop, the world is dark. I’m happy to be alone. Ecstatic, actually. If I can squeeze in about 700% more of this kind of time, I’ll die a happy man. So then. Like […]

The Ultimate Video Game Quiz

December 16, 2016 | Books!, Video Games! | Permalink

So you think you know video games? Or maybe you know someone who claims to be a video game god(dess)? In my new book, The Ultimate Video Game Quiz, I put gaming know-it-alls to the test. The idea came from my son, who proudly proclaimed he knew everything there was to know about video games. Only…when […]

Star Wars – Rogue One Review

December 15, 2016 | Movies! | Permalink

* Disclaimer: This review is spoiler-lite. No plot specifics, deaths, easter eggs, or other direct moments from the movie will appear. However, themes and atmosphere will be discussed. * * * Before we begin, I have a confession.  I’m going to deliver a particularly unbiased, un-fanboyish review…because I can. You see, I’ve never been a […]

10 Off-the-grid Movies You Should See

December 13, 2016 | Movies!, Reviews | Permalink

There are Hollywood smash hits. And there are bombs. There are formulaic rom-coms, predictable horror cheese-fare, and various deadly serious films starring Matt Damon. But as most of us know… There are films that defy convention, break from the mold, and flip movie-goers’ expectations upside down. Many of these, you might not have watched or even heard […]

New painting – Chasing Death

December 10, 2016 | Art! | Permalink

Sometimes I go off the reservation with surreal art ideas. My latest painting, Chasing Death, is one such effort. I grabbed a random canvas from my stash, mixed together a fairly random color palette, and voila: Chasing Death – 18″ x 32″ Paintings like these are my favorite. No forethought, no plans, just colors and […]

Ten questions to ask your tipsy friends

December 6, 2016 | Coffee Table Philosophy, humor, Life | Permalink

It’s late. You’ve had a few adult beverages. You’re with a few friends. Or maybe you’re alone. It’s time to break out ten questions you might not ask if you were sober. * * * Let’s Get Physical  Assuming one-on-one combat, what percentage of the world’s population could you handle in a fight? * Unshackle […]