Update: New Story Incoming & So Much More!

It’s been a while since the last update. The last few months have been a whirlwind of activity. Although I’ve been at the center of it, this sure doesn’t feel like the peaceful eye of the storm.
The major update here is that I’ve been developing some short fiction for Trese Brothers Games, the first of which drops this weekend. No Legacy Between The Stars was a ton of fun to write. Helping to flesh out the universe Trese Brothers have built around their Star Traders game continues to be a blast, and I’m really looking forward to more.
Enough of the mushy stuff – the story goes up (how can something drop upwards?) on Google Play, iBooks, and Amazon. It’ll go for 99 cents, and believe you me there’s definitely not-quite-a-dollar’s worth of entertainment in there. I fought against charging the extra cent just so I could make that promise. 
I’ll post the various links on Monday, after I splatter them all over social media like the cry for attention and validation that they definitely aren’t.
In other news:
Over the last year, I’ve started working a day job. Despite those boastful claims of working for myself written in a flurry of self-congratulation and optimism, that is not always how these things work out. Projects fizzle, money dries up, and bills still need to be paid. 
However, I was lucky enough to find a great place to work instead of a soul-sucking Sarlacc pit of corporate greed. Last year I went to work for O2E Brands via their flagship company 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and decided to stick around. Now I’m doing some blogging for them in addition to the other stuff they pay me for. There are already some articles up on their blogs, which I’ll start linking to in the future – and again, more to come.
That’s about it for the news, but how about some cryptic hints?
  • I’m expanding and refining my entry for the 3-Day Novel Contest 2014 into a novel for release late 2015/early 2016.
  • The first draft of my upcoming book of short stories is almost finished, with the completed book releasing early/mid 2016 or earlier.
  • I’ll be spending more time on screenwriting, maybe some short films with a few local Toronto filmmakers in the near future.
  • I’m moving back to Toronto.
  • I don’t understand the concept of crypticism.


 

Update: Pacific Rim Article Down!

Hi everyone,

Unfortunately, shortly after I posted an article earlier today it disappeared. The link led to an ‘unavailable’ page, and I’m waiting on feedback from Blogger to try and fix the issue, see if they have a way of solving this problem.

Of course, if they can’t, then I’m out a post this week. To make up for it, if I can’t get the post back up by the end of the week then I’ll post something new next Tuesday. Who knows, I might even resist the urge to smash my computer in frustration before then!

See you soon.

Update: Pnowelt* New Podcast Is Up!

Last week, my good friends at 3 Men 2 Souls (@3Men2Souls on Twitter) invited me out for another Podcast No One Will Ever Listen To.
 
We discuss everything from a case of vehicular assault in the dim mists of Brodie’s (and my) past, all the way to geeking out over the new Batman/Superman movie. We might even go off on Star Wars, Firefly, and Marvel tangents, so if you’re a giant nerd like us then you might want to give it a listen.
 
I love hanging out with these guys, and you can find previous podcasts on their page featuring yours truly.
 
More news incoming, and another post will be up early next week. Keep your eyes peeled!

Smoking, Swearing, and Sewer Nudity

I’ve found that black comedy suits my personality to a tee. Looking at the world, all its ugliness and stupidity, and choosing to laugh. It speaks to something inside me, that asshole nugget buried deep (or not very deep at all, depending on who you ask). It’s a perfect fusion of the masks of comedy and tragedy – somewhere between a frown and a smirk. I laugh without compromising my pessimism.

There’s few other genres that make me cringe as much as I laugh. Or even do both at the same time. It only happens when I really care about the characters. If my life has had one constant, it’s that ‘it’s easy to hate people,’ but that’s the difference. Everyone’s bad here, which makes the whole thing a lot more relative in who I can root for. No matter how vile, despicable, or just plain old fucked up, every character is deserving of love if handled correctly.

Well, most.

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