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My name is David Cantrell and this is my website. I am an amateur writer and podcast personality. I enjoy philosophy, life strategy, storytelling, fantasy (particularly of the urban variety) literature, role playing games, comic books, board and card games, motorcycles, kayaks, hiking trails, and most of all the company of my kids.
I am certainly a nerd, but I consider myself an action and adventure nerd. I cannot run a mile in six minutes...yet, but I do enjoy the outdoors and almost anything on two wheels. I still qualify as an indoor nerd because the tan is mostly a farmer's tan.
I am cursed to enjoy the sound of my own voice. The narrative voice in my head produces my fiction and very opinionated blog. My gift of gab pushes out my recording projects. Most of them will be found here, but I also love published with my buddy Garin on The Printed Panel Podcast. Find us on Spreaker and Itunes.

I love connecting with people and sharing ideas. My blog has been ongoing since 2005 in one form or another. I like to think I say something valid every once in a while. Most of the time I am probably just being a fanboy. Either way I love hearing what people think and feel about my content! Please reach out and start a conversation. No promises I won't talk you into letting me record it and post it online.

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Deja Vu

I have sat down and written the introduction post to my blog at least 5 times. The first blog, I don't even remember what I titled it, started with a poorly explained story of a possum falling through the ceiling of my house and the adventure that followed. I didn't write an introduction. I did a spastic retelling of the events of the previous night and posted a bunch of pictures because I didn't think anyone would believe me without evidence. What followed was a few years of opinion pieces, writing exercises (including violent poetic imagery- a project for a writing class), and finally a trickle off into silence.

My second blog was called Knoxville Knights. It was an attempt to blog a series of fictional short stories with a urban fantasy theme. I posted maybe 6 or 7 posts before getting bored with it and taking it down. I wish I could claim it had some value. In truth, it was a very masturbatory exercise in telling myself a story. I think maybe 2 or 3 of my friends ever …

Comic Book Pull List for 10/30/2019

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God, I feel dumb. I even mentioned the podcast in my introductory post.

The podcast is called The Printed Panel Podcast. You can find us on iTunes, Spreaker, and a few other groovy services. If you like listening then by all means check us out.

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My hesitation to expose my deeper thoughts and feelings comes from the fact that I know that there are a few people out there who dislike me and enjoy mocking me in less than clever or subtle ways. I have not bothered to confront these people because I find them cowardly and unworthy of my time or attention. I let the little gnats buzz around the light I try to shine amused at their own childish antics.

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