On The Domain Transfer

There’s been some confusion over the status of this blog and my old blog. For the longest time I’ve owned the domain name spiritsofeden dot com, and it used to be attached to a blog where I wrote content for tabletop RPGs. Lately, I have not written anything to that blog, and I felt I was wasting my yearly sub money keeping the domain attached to it, so I transferred the domain here, a blog which is more active comparatively speaking, and for which I have plans. This blog used to be called Literalchemy – indeed you still see fragments of that everywhere. However, I feel more attached to the Spirits of Eden name. I want to use it, and I like the feel that it has. So I transferred that name over here.

In so doing, a lot of links that used to point there, now point here. I felt that it was too monumental a task to contact everyone about fixing them, so I just kinda ignored it. The overwhelming majority of those links, judging by my metrics, did not give me traffic to spirits of eden (old) anymore, and I reasoned they would not be trouble for spirits of eden (new) in that case. Most of them came from RPG blogs just as inactive as the old Spirits of Eden.

I tried to get the word out over social media about this, but I forgot to post anything on the blog itself about it. I apologize for that, and so I write this post to clear up the confusion. The old Spirits of Eden is not gone. I renamed it the Bodleian Library after an old RPG character of mine, and everything that’s been there for the past few years is still there and will likely stay. Whether I’ll write anything new on the Bodleian Library is doubtful.

I have talked about this elsewhere (you can check this post for the places on social media where I’m most active, if you want to keep in touch), but I’m just not really into Tabletop RPGs as much anymore. It’s a combination of a lot of things – I wrote tabletop RPG material partly because I lost confidence in my ability to write fiction, and I’ve since regained that spark; in addition I haven’t played a TRPG in a long time now, so I found it difficult to write topically about them; and add to that the community, much of which I found toxic and off-putting and which I simply did not wish to put up with anymore, and it quickly diminished my interest I had in writing Tabletop RPG material. I’m not saying I never will do so again – that’s too strong a word – but for the moment, I don’t feel inspired to do so.

So I’m writing fiction and experimenting with Twine stories instead.

Literalchemy: A Fiction Blend

Welcome to my new blog, Literalchemy. Actually this is just a reboot of an idea I’ve had quite a few times before – a blog just to host my own fiction that I write periodically. I’ve tried several platforms over the years, and I keep returning to WordPress. This just works for me in a way that others don’t and haven’t. I grok how WordPress works and what it’s for, and I don’t doubt it’s format. So from here on I’d like to build this blog up as a place where I post fiction, write about fiction, and just generally enjoy writing and interacting with others through my writing.