Monday, March 16, 2015

The Hiatus

This took a few times to actually write.  I had to balance what I needed to say and how much information I really wanted to throw out into the open.  So That F’ing Monkey all but closed up in May of last year.  Even before that posts started skipping days.  That was a pretty big departure for me, considering I was posting something five days a week with almost no interruption.  So what happened?

Back in October of 2013 my mother was diagnosed with Leukemia.    She had already beat breast cancer and we were sure it would be a hard road, but this would be beaten too.  Obviously by the tone of this that didn’t happen and she passed about three weeks ago.  That’s a pretty significant period of time where I didn’t feel all that creative for large chunks of it.  I dreaded even simple things like telling people about a new song or new videogame coming out.  So the month I was going to take off stretched further and further out.
My mother was a huge part in shaping who I became.  She indulged every superhero and Star Wars obsession I had.  She bought me my first D&D boxed set and defended my hobby during the time when the general public was sure rolling funny dice would lead to Satanism.  She didn’t flinch the night I came home from my first Gwar show covered in fake blood.  Since the birth of my son I don’t think I have gone more than three days without talking to her.  I am very lucky to have an amazing group of friends and family in my life.
The good thing is I have lots of things stockpiled to talk about.  I fell off the Lego wagon big time during the hiatus, so expect to see a lot of that.  I finally gave up on weekly comics and switched fully to trades.  I was also in the middle of some cool changes to the site, that I have to work on getting running again.  There are a lot of cobwebs here for me to dust off.  That F’ing Monkey is back to regular updates, so I hope to see everyone again soon.


  1. I'm sorry for your loss. I am glad to see you back though.

  2. Thank you! I really struggle with what to put out on the net, but I felt I had to explain something about an almost year long disappearance.



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