Thursday, January 31, 2013

An A to Z of Creative Weirdos

The deed is done!  I've signed up for the 2013 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge, and I nabbed the coveted 365th spot in the signup list.  :-)

I still haven't come up with a pithy, catchy name for my theme, but right now I'm just calling it "An A to Z of Masters of the Imagination that You Oughtta Know About."  In other words, on each day I'm aiming to profile a person whose brains were just overflowing with weirdness and creativity.  So far I've got artists, authors, magicians, scientists, poets, and game designers; hopefully there will be other categories represented, too.  It will end up being a mix of famous and lesser known people, both living and dead.  I also hope that it's an eclectic enough mix that each reader will discover at least one new Master (or Mistress) of the Imagination they've never heard of before.

"Creativity is contagious. Pass it on." 
-- Albert Einstein

It took me a while to choose a Blog Category from the list of 22 options on the A-Z web site.  I tend to think of Servitor Ludi as mainly a Gaming (GA) blog, and I do hope to post a lot of cool stuff that will inspire gamers of all sorts.  However, I can't guarantee that the posts will contain things that will translate immediately to the game table.  I've also been hanging out with more writers (WR) lately, but this isn't much about that specific craft.  I didn't want to just punt and say miscellaneous (MI)!  Although not all of the creative people on my list are authors, nearly all of them can be found on the printed page, so I ended up going with the Books (BO) category.  We'll see how it all turns out! 

"There’s something special about encountering someone’s raw, passionate art. It can change your life. It has the potential to influence the way you see your day, the world, and eternity." 
-- David Santistevan


  1. This post made me tear up a little. Really looking forward to your A-Z offerings this year.

    1. I hope the posts live up to the feelings engendered! :-)

      I also hope I won't run afoul of "fair use" laws when I try to quote enough of the words of my subjects to convey why I think they're so cool...

  2. I'm not participating in the A-Z but look forward to your posts, which sound very instructive. Best wishes!

  3. New follower here, as an A to Z co-host. Nice to meet you!

  4. Thanks to both Geo and Matthew. It should be fun!