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Postpunk Superhero // CorvusActual 2019-12-28T03:05:25+00:00

Well, hello there internet.

I’m Bill.

I’ve got a pretty good case of hobby-ADD, a term that I haven’t bothered to fully finish defining but basically translates into a very on-again-off-again approach to investing my time into any number of things. You’ll see reference to all kinds of stuff here; tactical gear, philosophy, miniatures, gaming, being a family man, growing up, music, technology and whatever book I picked up last week. I use this space primarily as an infodump for everything I’m working on, so that when I’m eventually a super-famous magician or something, there’ll be a spot I’ve already got everything logged. I’m into nerd culture, podcasts and history. I like big band swing, easy listening jazz, story-telling country, screaming thrash-metal and aggressive hip-hop. I want to write stories and save the world.

I decided to revamp the blog a little in the summer of 2017. As I’ve found myself writing more frequently, I figured it was best to put a little shine on the place in case somebody actually stopped in to have a gander. If you’re here, it’s probably because you like awesome stuff like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or cooking on firepits.

Without a clear cut direction, I’m not too sure what this blog will become. If anything else, I’m hoping to just keep this one going. A little slice of the internet, just for me. Whatever it is, however it turns out – I’m aiming for a few things here. I think there’s probably a few people in a similar situation – a dad, a little lost, a little put together.

I know bloggers are supposed to ‘pick a lane’ and stick to it, but that doesn’t jive so well with me. That said, you’ll get a pretty good look at the spectrum of my interests by following along here. Even moreso by following me on Instagram – @corvusactual.

Also on the twitter again – @corvusactual.

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Corvus is a widely distributed genus of medium-sized to large birds in the family Corvidae. The genus includes species commonly known as crows, ravens, rooks and jackdaws; there is no consistent distinction between “crows” and “ravens”, and these appellations have been assigned to different species chiefly on the basis of their size, crows generally being smaller than ravens.