All fiction and fancy wordplay aside, "We here at Darkvale Studios" means me - a goofy, restless theme park prop builder having some storytelling fun while trying to add online retail to a portfolio website. Some immensely creative friends will be joining this venture soon, but to date it's been me pretty much flying solo, if you can call capitalizing on my wife Anna's infinite patience and support "flying solo", like a douchebag would do. But, "Here at Darkvale Studios", on the brink of opening my Emporium, the adventure has suddenly become very real. His name is Declan Patrick McWilliams, and he was born February 18th to an amazing couple who had earlier selected us for adoption, which took place the very next day. As I write this, he is in my lap, snoozing and hiccuping his way around a frog pacifier, and I am struggling to keep my sleep deprived brain bolted together enough to write a halfway readable blog. Giant things are in the works for 2015, but as he snores and squeaks to himself while planning his next self soiling, I'm happy to brag on one of 2015's tiny things, too. Darkvale Studios, named for the legacy of one of yesterday's magic makers, happily announces the arrival of one of tomorrow's. Ok, enough mushy stuff - we now resume our regularly scheduled fantastical fabrication. The Darkvale Emporium opens in two days, and there is much to be done. Besides, not pointing any fingers, but I'm pretty sure one of us has just soiled himself.