...with the semi-obligatory first post, in which I note my plans for this blog. Well, the title says it all! Or...some of it. This will be my space to share random thoughts and notes on (usually) fictional beasts, especially those from roleplaying games and other geeky sources. I reserve the right, of course, to talk about science, sports, gaming, comics, or whatever else strikes me at the moment. So...away we go...and let's see what this blog can bring in 2016!