Apart from the super-heroic sounds, the silence is deafening…

Hello again. Remember me?

Been away awhile, but still been here. Got tired of letting you folks hang, so today I decided “Dammit, I’m going to post something, no matter how long it takes to write it at work.

A lot of things happened suddenly, leading to the radio-silence here. Stepped-up intensity at work and in college led to not being able to spend as much time giving to the internet, only able to take. Add to that the previously-mentioned health problems of my father (who I’ve only recently have begun to know, really) and the increased hours at work (my wife lost her job), and I haven’t had the energy for the creative stuff. My pulp-hero video series on YouTube is on hiatus, the typing of my Challenger Storm novel is going slllloooooowwww… I know that the good stuff will come back soon, but not until things stabilize. I’m tired… really friggin’ tired. At the end of the day right now, I really only have the energy to point and click right now… and that’s where City of Heroes and City of Villains come in.

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Still here

Just wanted to let anyone who was wondering know: I’m still here, still working on the book, still making videos, etc. Real-life has intruded it’s ugly nose into my affairs: college courses and work training have demanded a lot of time lately, and to top it all off my dad has been diagnosed with serious throat-cancer. A lot on my plate, and not as much time to eat it as I’d like.

On the bright side: the training is coming to an end, college is breaking for 2 weeks soon, and my dad is getting surgery on the 4th, so hopefully I’ll be back in the saddle soon.

Thanks for tuning in and supporting me.

Published in: on September 2, 2008 at 9:41 pm  Comments (2)  

Happy Holiday Wishes (and bad lip-synching) To All

As this will probably be the last post until after Christmas, I just want to wish everyone out there the happiest of holidays this year.

And, since nothing says “Happy Holidays” more than ridiculously lip-synched performances, here’s some holiday silliness from me and mine to you and yours:

“Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues

“(Ding Dong) Christmas Song” by Gunther, a man who seems to be a Saturday Night Live sketch come to life.

Published in: on December 17, 2007 at 3:17 pm  Comments (2)  

Professional Dummy: Year One

It’s a gala event!

The sky is crossed by searchlights!
Searchlights!

The paparazzi are out in force!
Paparazzi! (is that a Baldwin?!)

The stars are on the red carpet!
Stars!

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Published in: on December 5, 2007 at 7:11 pm  Comments (3)  

OMG, I’m The Dumbest Man Alive

I sat, agonizing, waiting for someone to comment on my pulp writing blog. To read just a bit of encouragement. I know that the MARDL feedback-crew like my stuff, but what about Johnny and Sally Q. Pulpfan? Nothing, not a tick. Nobody, but NOBODY has said a single word about my stuff. I take it to mean that my stuff sucks, that my ideas aren’t worth a damn. My self-confidence takes a shot to the gut.

Then, realization dawns on me. Something Dave Flora said when I posted my art. He said he tried to comment but it said he had to sign in. I thought it was a fluke and apologized.

Today, faced with exhasperation, I tried posting a test comment under different information.

Woudn’t you just know it? I never set the comments up for anyone to comment unless they were logged in. And I’M the only one who logs in here.

I feel so stupid, but kinda happy at the same time. Maybe nobody commented after all, but maybe- just MAYBE-somebody tried and was unable to.

Just like maybe- just MAYBE- I shouldn’t be drinking anything unless it’s in a double-handled sippy cup.

Oy… what a moron.

Published in: on October 10, 2007 at 2:49 pm  Comments (4)  

I Miss You Guys

Work has been… difficult lately. I have been trained to be a specialist in 5 different fields here… and still make just as much as everyone else here, regardless of level. That’s the way that my job works; in our home office, they give raises out like candy… you get one simply if you manage not to call in sick for a week (an exaggeration, but you get the gist). The office I work in is the red-headed step-child of our company: home office has a cafeteria, we have a (crappy) snack machine. We feel so loved!

As I’ve stated 4,795 times before, I blog from work. With the occasional post from home on weekends, I do this stuff on the fly (and on the down-low) from the salt mines. And because of the increase in work load, it’s getting tougher to post. And I miss the HELL out of it. I notice that visitors are getting fewer and fewer. Posting here let me blow off steam, let me commune with people who weren’t morons. The only pleasure I get now at work is lunch and breaks, when I can get away and write my damn book and be wonderfully anti-social. I still plan to post here, but I just want to let the faithful few know that, once again, the posts are slowing down.

Published in: on July 31, 2007 at 2:38 pm  Comments (5)  

Awfully Quiet In Here…

Posts have been few and far between, and I realize that. I’m sorry, I’ll try to do better. I’ve been doing a lot of work on my pulp novels lately, and honestly… I think I’ve run out of even remotely interesting things to say. I have a few posts that I started and then saved because I ran out of steam, so I’ll eventually finish them, I’m sure. But in the meantime…

I got nothin’.

Here. Watch this and tell me you don’t want to learn Japanese, just so you can figure out just what the hell he’s so passionate about:

Published in: on July 25, 2007 at 3:34 pm  Comments (1)  

Captain America, Manga, And Rubber Ears/ Post No. 109

(Before I begin, I want to mention that this is post #109, which somehow has become kind of a lucky number for me. So excuse the length of the rant below…)

I was reading an article about Marvel comics in Fortune magazine the other day, and it stated that Marvel is currently working on movies based on “characters not as easily recognized by today’s kids” as X-Men and Spider-Man. Two of the examples they list is Thor and Captain America.

OK, I can understand Thor maybe, but CAPTAIN FRIGGIN’ AMERICA!! ARE YOU SHITTING ME?!

The guys a legend, an icon, a symbol for all that’s still good and right in America, and it’s potential to be great. He just DIED not long ago, for Pete’s sake! You little bastards don’t know Captain America?!Gosh!!

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Published in: on July 19, 2007 at 12:30 pm  Comments (3)  

Yay!! My First Spam Comment!!

I’ve hit the big time! I got a loan offer! I’m leaving it up, just as a milestone on my blogging highway, and giving it the Silly Walks Award Of No Good Reason:

I'm sorry if I'm a little late, my walk has become rather silly lately.

Published in: on July 12, 2007 at 11:47 am  Comments (4)  

Picture Pages

In case anyone was wondering, this is what we look like…

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Published in: on June 18, 2007 at 2:20 pm  Comments (3)