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Every One Fight: on KDP Sooner than Expected

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Golly!

Kindle Direct Publishing approved Every One Fight for release on its service. ‘Service’ huh? That’s fine. $1.99 USD will grant you a fully DRM-free unlimited use version for your reading enjoyment. This is the first book in the Threads of Canor Series. I highly recommend buying a paperback edition if you enjoy this book: Subscriptions for novels is a positively silly/stupid/dangerous idea.

How to Reach Me: On a related note my KDP author page is ready, but I don’t plan on that being a primary point of interaction. In this order, depending on the volume of writing and editing: Email > Twitter > Blog > Amazon KDP & Smashwords > Everything else. Continue reading

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Making Mistakes: Re-Re-Proofing

I highly recommend it. Looking at the second proof submission for Every One Fight – Amazon Edition this morning I noticed I’d overlooked a basic feature of the paperback: Numbered Pages. My word – and yours – how could I overlook that? Easily. Continue reading

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Useful Misdirection(s)

NYTimes recently informed the world (not just New York, if you catch my drift) that employers are stymied by budget concerns and playing with prospective employees as though they were cat toys. Between hoops, unreasonable expectations and the perfect employee, they just aren’t hiring. Continue reading

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Bothers and Brothers

Isn’t it annoying knowing you’re right and not being able to rationalize it? None of you know this but I’ve been keen to this activity in China for ten years, easily. How? How much time staying awake and aware does it take to figure out China is America’s oldest enemy? Look, I won’t be getting political, but we’re at the point of utter stupidity here. Continue reading

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As Promised: It’s Story Time

If you waddle on over to Castle Ashlar you’ll be able to read the story I began writing as an energetic fan-tribute to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I started writing this during the middle of Season 2 and wanted to do something different.

You know… no relationshipping, no “one day I awoke and I was a pony”, or “what would happen if Derpy became a mane character”? Continue reading

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Hasbroken

I promised myself to focus on the positive aspects of being a Brony. I know I’m not alone as an MLP:FiM fan, even if my word reach few. Yet even if no one else in the world – that’s right – is willing to do more than comment, I’ll be the one who pieces it all together.

I’m almost ready to let go of the title. Continue reading

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NCSoft Hardstyle: China Blocked

NCSoft just blocked an entire country from accessing their most successful MMORPG, Lineage II, and I want to know why no one has noticed.

“In our ongoing efforts to combat RMT, the Lineage II team is embarking on the first phase of our plan by blocking IP addresses from China due to high RMT traffic.” – NCSoft Announcements

Joystiq, Arstechnica, Gamespot, and others – I’m looking at you. Continue reading

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The Download Service Scam

Depositfiles, 2Shared, Rapidgator, Putlocker, Turbobit and let’s not forget Ad.fly. All examples of pay-to-download services in the spirit of Mediafire with a spur for profit. We’re very familiar with them now, since it’s recently been discovered that the internet has bills to pay too. Also, we are fans of food. Can’t get by without it.

I find it interesting that so many have sprung up in the last two years. Continue reading

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The Decision to Publish

I’ve approached the idea of publishing over the years, and until now it appeared to have a cost associated with it. That hasn’t changed, but it looks like it has. That’s important to understand. Continue reading

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Social Mediums and Your Palms

There are many brands of online social media, but what is becoming of sites such as Facebook and Tumblr are the users who exploit them, and their intentions. Any enthusiastic Tumblr user can recognize the nature of the social environment, just as observant Facebook playas. This stands to reason and is in effect with all OSMWs (Online Social Media Websites). While this may appear obvious, it is not necessarily their mission. Continue reading

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