A lover of things dark and grim...
A lover of things bright and beautiful...
Contradictory and contrary...
Curiouser and curiouser...
That piece of writing used to be the subtitle of my blog when I started it back in 2012. I almost ditched it when I redesigned the blog, but after thinking about it; it still describes me pretty well. It's a tad whimsical, a little unusual, most definitely silly... But that's me.
So who am I? My name is Jonathan, my friends call me Jonah. I've been into the Miniatures, War-gaming, Board-gaming and Role-playing hobbies almost as long as I can remember.
I grew up voraciously soaking up vast amounts of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Horror in whatever media I could get them, but I'd say when I was about 8 years old, the release of Heroquest in 1989 was my first solid step into these hobbies leading me into the worlds of Warhammer, Dungeons & Dragons and many more.
I am in my mid 30's now, a father of 4 and I am a full time carer for 2 disabled adults, my partner and my mother who I have been sole carer for from the age of 12. I fit my hobbies in whenever I'm able to around this busy home-life.
Depression has been a lingering phantom in my life and these hobbies have been better than any medication in helping me with that battle, keeping my mind focused on things that lift my spirit and keeping me more social than I would be otherwise.
I am a bit of a hobby butterfly and flit from project to project as whim takes me, but I want to use this blog to present the things I have completed with accompanying narrative and in character/setting images to fit the theme of the pieces.
This blog is essentially another expression of my hobbies, it's a hobby within a hobby really. And I hope to be able to create something here that others may enjoy.