Well… for August 29, 2014.

Well… I almost thought I wouldn’t get a chance to write today.

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Well… I have a new job, but I’ll be back in the same problem soon.

I’m going to be the manager of a Halloween City store.  Yay for pay and the money to support my family.  But boo because this means halfway through November I’ll be searching for a job again.  There is so much to do and so far its only me working on everything.  This is going to be rough, but hey only two months of stress.  Then all new yet familiar stress!

Well… they ruined Amy Pond.

Hulu has a preview up of the new show Selfie.  It is brutal.  Just brutal.  Oh sure Karen Gillian appears in her underwear for a scene.  Other than that the jokes fall flat and worse, Karen and John Cho have no chemistry.  Fingers crossed its just a bad pilot and the show will get better.  But I’m not optimistic.

Well… is there any reason to Hulu to edit Raw down to an hour and a half.  I almost always miss a match or a segment I wanted to watch.  This week it was AJ and Paige.  Yet again.  Storage or time shouldn’t be an issue.  I’m already sitting through Smackdown, NXT, and Main Event.  What’s one more hour?

Well… now what am I going to wear?  We were debating on going to a horror convention as a family next month.  However, a month out of work and the con being only two weeks away makes that seem a bit rough.  Maybe after all this crap the lesson is to save some money and thus build up a nest egg for the next time it happens.  Then we can take this time and money and concentrate on the actual day of Halloween.  I’m thinking maybe I can open the store and have the night free to dress up as a family and take some adorable pictures.

Well… I think that will be all for this week.  I’m debating on putting in 10-11 hours tomorrow to get a lot done.  Stupid real world jobs.  Writing is work but at least its work on my own terms.

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LOLA XOXO #4 Preview.


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Aspen’s newest hit series continues!

The Wasteland Trading Company arrives in the town on Sinmora, where they find their fair share of alcohol and debauchery to satisfy their thirst for action. However, as is often the case in the Wasteland, they bite off more than they can chew, as they learn of a place that no merchant has yet to return from alive, a mysterious site that piques Lola’s curiosity—even if the risk of exploration could mean her life!

One of 2014’s most exciting debuts, LOLA XOXO is ready to take you on an incredible adventure unlike any other!

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All New Soulfire #7 Preview.


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It’s the final showdown as PJ finds himself facing off against his new girlfriend, Alori, for the championship! Little does he know that she’s in the employ of Abel, the mastermind who is about to make his dangerous move against Benoist – one that could be the end of Papa Bear forever!

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Fear of Flying Review.

From Brian Canini and Drunken Cat Comics.


I made a new friend today, and his name is Brian Canini.

Here’s what happened.  A little while back I reviewed some comics from Drunken Cat.  They were enjoyable and I wrote a positive review and then Brian sent me some other comics.  However, life got in the way and its taken me a little while to review them.  Fear of Flying was sent to me July 19th.

Since then I got laid off from the big money making job and have yet to find something else that earns enough money so I don’t feel stressed out.  In the mean time I’ve been immersing myself into the freelance writing world and taking the time to catch up on some review copies.  Enter Fear of Flying.

Like any good friend, Brian entered my life exactly when I needed him most.  Fear of Flying is an epic original graphic novel.  Every day for one year Brian drew one page detailing the events of the day.  Sometimes silly, sometimes upsetting, but every day it is an honest representation of what was the biggest part of the day.  As days become weeks and weeks become months a larger picture emerges.

Brian is going through a major life change as well.

We held hands through this year.  Brian, holding the paper while he puts down ink and me holding that paper to see the drawings many months later.  Reaching out through time and space I saw the journey he has taken over a year.  I read it over the span of a couple days instead of experiencing them over 365.  This has made my current life seem less like a barrier and more like a wall with a door I need to find.

Brian has a long distance relationship, he searches for work, he is an artist and thus feels that horrible doubt we all do.  But it is all temporary.

I needed that lesson.

Feeling sick after eating all the Cheez Whiz wont last forever.  That problem at work wont last forever.  Feeling lonely and broke wont last forever either.

What does last forever is the stories and lessons of experiences.  After reading Fear of Flying I feel like Brian and I sat down at a bar and caught up on the last year of our lives.  It has been rough at times and fun at others.  Through it all there has been growth.  Brian is a better man for all of this and I will be as well.

Its nigh impossible to see the clearing ahead while going through shit.  After reading about Brian’s year I can see how A led to O…hi…o but also see how b, c, d and so on were necessary along the way.

Fear of Flying needs to be put next to Blankets on the graphic novel shelf.  Its a beautiful open examination of what we all feel and a much needed positive note at the end to help other believers carry on.

You can order Fear of Flying at the link below.


The League: Cryptozoology.

I think the only long thought dead or never existed thing is me writing weekly in the League.  But, jokes aside, lets get back into this habit.

So, every week Brian at Cool and Collected gives out an assignment.  Bloggers from around the world respond and we all get to read and discover some fun stuff.  Many of us have become friends as well.  This week’s assignment is:



Hoo boy.

I’m still working on what I think and believe about the unknown.  I was raised Catholic so there’s that belief in angels and an afterlife and thus ghosts blah blah.  I was also the kid who would watch In Search Of repeats and then run down to the local library to take out “Mysteries of the Unexplained” and similar books.  There is part of me that believes in every one of these things.  Ghosts, UFOs, Bigfoot, Mothman.  All of it.

Then there is the part of me that wasted a lot of time watching ghosts shows.

I used to watch all of them.  Ghost Hunters.  Ghost College.  Ghost and Mrs Muir.  All of it.  I would get wrapped up in it and jump where the edits and the music told me.  Then I would hear some sound distortion and take that as absolute certainty that the paranormal was real.

However, my wife and I had this conversation:

Elise: “Honey, how long have you been watching these shows?”

Most of my life.  They’ve waned in popularity but at least 20 years I’m sure.  Probably hundreds if not thousands of hours.

“In all that time, have they ever found something?  Something that is so irrefutable that we all know ghosts exist?”

You know what, they haven’t.

The fact is there are now dozens of TV shows about the paranormal.  There are hundreds that have come before and I’m sure there will be hundreds in the future.  Not one, not one of them has rewritten the science books.  Discovery channel gets one giant squid on one camera and every biologist on Earth needs to alter their way of thinking.

Over one video.  One.

Yet there are thousands of hours of video of people chasing shadows and knocks around dark buildings and acquiring “evidence” yet there are crickets from the scientific communities.  G-g-g-ghost crickets!

Like Mulder, I want to believe.  I just need a lot more evidence at this point in my life.

All this being said, I do have an odd theory about the paranormal but I would love to turn it into a story first.


Hey, what is the rest of the League talking about?

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Damsels in Excess #2 Preview.

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Vince Hernandez – Story / Mirka Andolfo – Art

Five realms. Five princesses. Zero men.

As the remaining ladies turn on Bethany following the reveal of the men’s final wish, the princess finds herself alone in the Five Realms with everyone out to murder her. Yet, not all citizens—and rulers—of the Five believe in following the pleas of a dying gender, as she will discover. However, first, she must find a way to escape Crossman’s Hall before Barra’s soldiers can end her reign—and her life!

Creator Vince Hernandez and artist Mirka Andolfo present to you the newest Aspen hit series – DAMSELS IN EXCESS!

DAMSELS IN EXCESS #2 is in stores August 27th, 2014!


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