I want to tell you a story. First of a little girl, then a teenage girl, later a grown woman with a family of her own, during all this time she was an avid and voracious reader, voracious because she consumed books rather than just read them. During most of this time, of course, she was leading a regular life while having characters run through her mind leading entire lives all within the confines of a world that she had yet to establish.

The woman knew that just as any good fairytale needs a good old-fashioned villain, her world needed a beginning, an ending, and an all-encompassing arc for the storyline with a good villain who may or may not have redeeming qualities. The story also needs a good hero who may or may not have some villainous qualities.

During the story, there must be a world that initially stems from a good idea, which the woman never really had until one day with a tiny piece of information the entire realm jumped into her head. This is the beginning of that story.

The beginning of the story is just that the beginning. The woman was reading a little Norse mythology about the creation of the world by Odin and his brothers. And while we all know Odin’s story what happened to the brothers? There’s very little about them and granted it is mythology, but from there the woman’s imagination took off.

Excerpt from the yet unpublished Viking Brethren

By Darby-Lee Dominique



Even in high summer, the Danube River was a haunting place, Ve, brother to Odin and Ville, looked out over the river from the top of the outcrop. As he stared through the fog and low-level mist, he wondered how he would ever survive to see an end to it all. As he looked at the Temple, which followed the concepts from the Parthenon on the Acropolis, it was to all intense and purposes a Hall of Fame to the people of Midgard, a Hall in honor of the people’s bravest warriors, where they will have found their last resting place.
Ve had been inside and could not believe the atrocity his brother had committed. Half of the Temple was a tribute to fallen Warriors while the other half was a tribute to his brother’s lust for power. Only those who knew his brother’ proclivities either as a victim, a member of his brother’s inner circle which traveled throughout time with him or someone battling against him would be able to recognize it. Just as he had done with the original Acropolis, the whole building was a testament to his brother’s hypocrisy. The beginning of this long and laborious journey they had been on, where it all began in the Halls Of Valhalla.
Valhalla where their brother Odin first found Vili with his wife. Since they were twins, Ve and Vili throughout their childhood had always changed their eye color back and forth confusing people over which twin was which. Ve’s belief in Odin has shattered that day long ago, to his horror Odin was unable to tell the difference regardless of their eyes and banished him as well as Vili.
This betrayal was at the heart of Ve’s sense of self; he expected his brother Odin to know the difference the fact that he did not, Ve would never be able to forget, forgive possible under the right circumstances, but never Fucking forget.
However, to support justice for the situation, no one could have known or even suspected the depth that Villi would twist his gifts, thereby forcing Ve’s hand, even were the banishment not to exist Ve would be obliged to stay on Midgard. Using his gift to keep a balance, such that this realms descendants could continue to live. However, it was all too much he was getting tired. How could he be expected to do this forever against his brother? Even though another form of a Brotherhood/Brethren existed now, that Ve would sacrifice his life for, he still felt very much alone.
As he turned around the fates (Urd, Verdandi, and Skuld) were there, no one messed with them, for if they made a proclamation, then everything was sealed whether you wanted it or not.
“We have felt your despair,” Skuld said.
“We have talked, searching through our many options, we have found how we can save this world and another,” she whispered. Ve could barely hear them, and yet he felt the words throughout his entire being.
“Ve if you lose hope we don’t just lose this world but another as well,” Verdandi said in a high-pitched sing-song voice, beautiful if you didn’t feel it slicing straight to your soul.
“We see her coming. We know you think your mate has been born and lost; you would be wrong.” Urd shouted in a loud booming voice.
“You must hold on for with you; all others come as well, the cycle will start for the balance of power, for Midgard and the other realms.” They all said together making it a proclamation.
“You will all travel alone until your one is here then your fate is sealed. The Prophecy of Odin will withstand,” they all sang. “You will have 25 cycles of Midgard to pass till a new world shows itself arriving with the sparkling of stars,” they started chanting in a language nobody had ever been able to understand while holding hands. A glowing round sphere rose up; Ve followed it with his eyes as he felt something pull loose from inside his soul, following the sphere when he brought his eyes back down the Fates were gone.
Ve, felt some of the despair leave him as if it had traveled from his body with the rising of the sphere; he felt lighter, able to carry on, or as the Fates had decreed able to wait. Whatever else they said or did, whatever the hell they were chanting, they had at least given him this.
The Fates song was not quite as poetic as Odin’s banishment’s curse. However, Ve guessed all things considered it would still get the job done, Ve wondered how long he would have to wait for this mate, what the rest of their Prophecy meant. The fates were always vague with their shit you never figured it out till after the fact. What the fuck, he felt better, that’s all he cared about for now.

The Breakfast Club cast Reunited after 30 years!

The Breakfast Club Reunited After 30 Years

By Darby Lee Dominique


Well, I certainly have spent most of my adult life watching these juvenile delinquents grow up. It seems like I have been personally involved with the lives and loves of the Brat pack and yet of course I am just a fan of their work, which started with this one movie.

When this movie was release most 20 something or younger had spent time in some detention room with students that under normal circumstance you would never spend time with. Without anything better to do you eventually would talk and share things with these people. This could never happen with teenagers today because of technology, the students would just spend time on their phones. I believe some of the human condition may eventually be lost due to lack of personal face-to-face interaction.

I have a ton of memories from my high school days and I always relieve them when I watch The Breakfast Club. In the movie of my life I always prefer to experience things on more than one level whenever possible, The Breakfast Club is one of those multi-experiencers. Kudos go out to the ladies as well they look really great for their ages, the guys too, but men always age better.

Hope I am around for the next big reunion.

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Black Hole Discovered

by Darby Lee Dominique

Black Hole Discovered

Wow in our own galaxy, it is like the beginning of a science fiction novel, or star trek episode. Every thing that I have watched and considered to be true through out my life has always included science and space in one fashion or another. I watch things with the concepts that even fictional stories hold elements of truth. Take for instance relating to this “Event Horizon”  and a recent movie “Interstellar” both having a black hole as a featured player where time moves differently as the gravitational pull gets stronger the closer you are to the black hole. Which of course lets us as a human race play with the forth dimension “Time” at least in the movies?

What I find fascinating is that in the video they allude to light traveling and a time difference as a journey back to the beginning of the universe, we of course have nothing that could survive the crushing gravity of a black hole. We then are left with only a dream of some distant future where we could send a probe instead we remotely probe it by take pictures from  a distance with high powered telescopes, but the possibilities of it certainly strikes my imagination.



by Darby Lee Dominique

I am not old enough to have experienced this little piece of nostalgia during its hay day in the 1950’s but I did eat there a lot  during my youth. I of course refer to Merles Drive-in  where you could get the best fries and a lot of them as well. I used to order some fries and a strawberry shake. The shakes were made with real strawberries and vanilla ice-cream in one of those steal cups when they poured your shake into a glass they left the steal cup with the rest in it to finish off. It was the best, lots of salt and ketchup on the fries and strawberry shake it was nirvana. Merles has been gone for a number of years now, in case you don,t know it was located in Visalia Calif. I passed through a number of years back and noticed it was no longer there but I will always have fond memories.

Joke- A little Bit of Some-thin Some-thin

Q: What do you call a computer floating in the ocean?

A: A Dell Rolling in the Deep.

Q: What do you call a three-footed aardvark?

A: a yardvark!

Found online,

just made me smile,


Comic-Made Me Laugh

I want you to know I have made no resolutions other than to make this blog for the year.

The thing is I don’t know what I am doing but some of you are paying attention. Now the question is with power does great responsibility  come, oh wait wrong comic, is the pen mightier than the sword, and does it count if I don’t really use a pen. Never mind Just enjoy the comic strip.


Favorite Comics:

This is one of my favorite comic strips I wanted to share as well as let you know I have linked him from my site. He gives his permission so long as he gets credit for his work. I am in no way taking credit just sharing my love of humor, sarcasm, math, and any thing that can combine them. So enjoy!

P-Values XKCD

Digital Native-Not

Considering the age for a digital native to enter this world was long after I did, I certainly have a understanding of how things work, with that said I have reviewed an older post that still holds true. Considering I took my site down and restarted so I thought I would repost it just for a slight chuckle.

This was a few weeks ago, when frustration was high.

I have been trying to become a digital native in my quest for a digital foot print in what will be a future run by nano bots. My conclusion is that I may be going native but it has more to do with hairy legs from lack of sleep, I believe my outside has had more of a makeover than my inside from previously stated lack of sleep and pure frustration.I think my face is going to be permanently scared into a perplexed expression.

Wonders of Life

I was waiting for inspiration to restart my blog, when suddenly I was struck with life. Sometimes in this world we spend a considerable amount of time discussing or complaining about what is wrong or needs to be fixed. I have at times fallen susceptible to just such a case, of the glass is half empty syndrome,  today I was reminded to look around at the good things in life.

I decided to remind myself of the wonderful things in my life, so I looked around in my own house to start with at my beautiful healthy family. I realize that we may not have reached some goal set by ourselves or someone else but that we are all healthy, happy, self sufficient  and still on a journey towards the next stage of life, depending on which member you are talking about from child toward retirement.

Then I decided to look at the world and I know we have a lot of things that need fixing or repair but lets look at some of the wonders in this big beautiful world that we have. We can start at the epic level with the 7 Natural  Wonders where one can only marvel at natures ability to produce something that is for example, the northern lights, a scientific wonder and a beautiful experience to behold. The largest waterfall in the world Victoria Falls which is 1 mile wide and 360 feet tall will make any one feel small. The Seven Natural Wonders 

When considering the wonder of the world we of course went for the epic but some of the wonders are very small, such as the hourglass tree frog, native to parts of Central and South America, is just under 1.5 inches when full grown. This species is one of many itty-bitty frogs, the smallest of which is just one-third of an inch long. (PHOTOGRAPH BY JOEL SARTORE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC) Some of these little wonders you have to see to appreciate so I have hunted up some of the picture of things I remember have made me just shake my head and just be inspire red and awed with our world, another tiny animal I remember was discovered in 2012, the Brookesia Micro Chameleon is among the smallest reptiles in the world. Here a juvenile perches on the head of a matchstick; adults grow to just over one inch.(PHOTOGRAPH BY JOERN KÖHLER, CORBIS)