Down the Dark Path Fantasy, Dark Art, and Sci Fi by J Edward Neill

Category Archives: humor

An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson

April 21, 2016 | humor, Movies!, Science | Permalink

Ticket in hand, I strolled into Atlanta’s Fox Theater at 6:50PM. I felt at ease within moments. Hundreds of people milled around me, buzzing about the event. In the lounge, cocktails swirled (mine was a slender glass of champagne) while patrons talked, laughed, and wondered aloud what the evening would hold. Because you see…not one guest among us knew just what the coming performance would […]

Love is a Battlefield

April 10, 2016 | humor, Life, Love & Relationships | Permalink

Ok. I admit it. This article has nothing to do with books, art, movies, comics, or skulls. It’s not a quiz. It’s not philosophical. It’s not even this. I promise I’m not gonna try to sell you anything. …except the truth. The cold hard facts are these: Dating is nothing like it once was. Nor will it […]

J Edward’s Dating Audition Questionnaire!

April 2, 2016 | humor, Life | Permalink

This is a special edition of my blog. Take it with several grains of salt. I’m chin-deep in some powerful scotch. So, as a happily divorced father of one, I’ve found myself swimming in fresh new waters. There’s something to be said for being free and single. I’m not at mid-life crisis stage yet, I’m still young-ish, and I live in […]

Swipe Left Society

February 20, 2016 | humor, Life, Non Fiction | Permalink

I need your help. Yes, seriously. Not so long ago, I published this little article about dating and love in the modern world. Well… Now I’ve decided to write an entire book about it. Swipe Left Society will be about modern relationships, online dating, and the struggles to connect we all face. It’ll be non-fiction. And it’ll be […]

50 More Things You Should Probably Think About

February 19, 2016 | humor, Life | Permalink

I’m not sayin’. But I AM sayin’. * * * 50 MORE Things You Should Probably Think About A rare compliment is better than everyday flattery. Don’t fistfight the person who cuts you off in traffic. Fight the one who says you can’t do something. And fight them with your mind, not your hands. Patience is a […]

Rejecting Indie

February 11, 2016 | Art!, humor, Life, Writing! | Permalink

Disclaimer: This article was written with artists, authors, and musicians in mind, but I think it applies to everyone… …. Humility – A modest or low view of one’s importance; diffidence Confidence – The feeling or belief that one can rely on something; especially one’s self …. There’s a famous saying. It goes something like: “Confidence without […]

My Son is Luke Skywalker’s Father

February 8, 2016 | A Door Never Dreamed Of, humor, Movies! | Permalink

So… My kid, the G Man, is pretty much the most terrifying Darth Vader impersonator in the world. Just click this creepy short video and put it on repeat. He also helped deflate Tom Brady’s footballs. And took long naps while I wrote this end-of-the-world novella. Have a nice night… J Edward Neill  

50 Little Things You Should Probably Think About

December 16, 2015 | humor, Life | Permalink

I’m not sayin’. But I’m just sayin’. * * * 50 Little Things You Should Probably Think About If you’re not willing to do it today, you probably won’t do it tomorrow either.  You’re probably not going to meet the love of your life on Tinder. Everything is ok when consumed in moderation. Except Red Bull […]

Thanksgiving for Zombies

November 24, 2015 | humor, Life, Tessera Guild! | Permalink

During Thanksgiving week, it used to be a tradition of mine to get my ass to Florida (St. Augustine, Clearwater, Naples…) and eat entire restaurants out of business. Those were my holiday-cations, and they were epic. I’d lay siege to huge buffets, soak up gallons of wine and cocktails, and float atop heated pools like a bloated corpse. I […]

Put the Keyboard down and walk the F away

November 17, 2015 | Books!, humor, Life, Writing! | Permalink

Write well. Write often. But never write for more than a hobby.   It’s a saying I made up ages ago. And now I believe it more than ever. And yes, I know. It sounds hypocritical. I don’t apply the saying to myself. I’m just trying to help the rest of the world. As in […]

I am Jon Snow!

September 10, 2015 | humor, Life, Writing! | Permalink

The older I get, the more I realize that…much like Jon Snow…I know nothing. Absolutely nothing. Age, experience, intuition…all out the window. Want a few good examples of my know-nothingness? Glad you asked: * * * I don’t understand why anyone gets offended by anything. Ever. I don’t know a damn thing about women. Or men, […]

The Ultimate Spawn-a-Villain Quiz

September 1, 2015 | humor | Permalink

  Ever seen a movie and thought, ‘That monster was cool. But I can imagine cooler?’ Ever read a good book but wished the villain were more of a badass? Ever daydreamed up a monster more terrifying than any hero can handle? Good. I think you’ll like this game. Answer the following ten questions and tally up […]