Monday, June 17, 2019

An Open Letter to JustADogNDuck: Go Fuck Yourself

As many of you already know, I moderate comments on this blog. It doesn't take long to see that most of the comments don't see the light of day due to being inflammatory, stupid, or both.

Guess who keeps commenting, no matter how many times I mark his drivel as spam?

That's right! JustADogNDuck!

I don't think a comment in response is a thorough enough reaction to his whining. So I'll use an entire blog post. Let's get started, shall we?

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Dear JustADogNDuck:

To JustADogNDuck:

JustADogNDuck, you pigfucker:

JustADogNDuck, you insufferable moron:

I got your two recent whining "comments." And you prove that you have not learned a goddamned thing.

You want to "make a deal" with me where I stop talking about the Smashverse and you "go away," whatever the fuck that means. The problem is that you've proven untrustworthy when it comes to deals. My blocking of you was a result of you breaking your promise to not use racial slurs. And if I had a dollar for every time you claimed that you were leaving the internet, I could buy round-trip air fare to Las Vegas. So fuck you and your "deals."

You accuse me of slander. And yet, I haven't heard from a single lawyer representing you or your circle-jerk compatriots. Not only do you not know how fiction and humor work, you don't know how law works, either.

You accuse me of getting "a sick kick out of making a person's life depressing." It's a pity that that thought never crossed your mind when you and your incel idiot tribe were flooding me with insults and death threats.

You're not the hero of this sick story, you self-entitled shit. From the moment you hassled me because I unfollowed you in response to your homophobic slur, you have consistently chosen the wrong way to address the situation:

But since I might be wrong this time, I'll give you a chance to prove your sincerity. No, not because you're actually capable of sincerity, but to demonstrate to the entire internet what a hypocritical jackass you are:
  1. Travel to the closest FBI office.
  2. Confess to engaging in cyberbullying, cyber-terrorism, doxxing, death threats, and violations of online forums.
  3. When the judge asks how you plead, you plead guilty.
  4. When the judge sentences you, you don't say a word, whether you have to spend 1 week or 100 years in jail.
  5. When you leave the correctional facility, I might acknowledge your sincerity.
We both know that you're not going to do that. Every time I offer you an out, you figuratively spit in my face and continue with the attacks, insults, and death threats.

And your claim that the Smashverse isn't in on it? It's so laughably pathetic, even the professional liars at Fox News wouldn't waste their time trying to justify it:
  • A large chunk of the "role-players" who flamed me on your behalf were from the Smashverse.
  • Vantage GC repeatedly threatened to doxx me in the name of the Smashverse.
  • The Smashverse circled their wagons around you, making you their gold standard.
  • The Smashverse threatened to murder Mexicans because of some damned YouTube videos.
I'd have more examples, but unlike you, I tend to not follow people after a blocking. It's a pity that you can't learn from my example. It's not like my blog is required reading, yet here you are again, hate-following me. How pathetic.

Since you've been hate-following me, you should know that I'm in a better place, both mentally and geographically. The tricks and death threats that terrified me before are now like water off of a duck's back now. And with this clarity and vision, I see once again that you're not upset because you're being treated unfairly.

You're upset because your would-be victim fights back.

To which I say: tough shit. You've proven incapable of leaving me alone. I'm essentially living rent-free in your head. And if you think of saying the same thing about me, forget it. I'm hoping to keep my friends and Twitter mutuals to keep a respectable difference from you. (If you and my blood family want to fuck with each other, however, make my day.) Many of my mutuals warn me about scammers, racists, and sex offenders. I'm more than willing to share my block list to return the favor.

Let me finish with some concern trolling: if you and your Smashverse simpletons don't straighten up and police yourselves, you're going to get someone killed.

No, not by me. I realize that me having lethal weapons is a terrible idea. Even if I have a psychotic break, I doubt I'll be much of a terror wielding a butterknife.

But your next victim? He might not have the benefit of years of mental training. He might not have a conscience. He might not have a sense of humor to ease the tension.

He might have a way of looking up people's addresses.

And he might have a gun.

Then you will learn too late that insults and self-entitlement don't stop bullets.

And it will get worse.

When the shooter is arrested or killed, they'll investigate his internet history. They'll see a group of Twitter users shouting sexually-charged insults and racial slurs repeatedly. They'll see childrens' story games wielding guns, with captions promising violence. They'll see Vantage GC and Spectre openly plotting violent acts against others. They'll see Zelda/Ash or Zelda/whatever kid she's wooing. They'll see a litany of manic, gibbering twits, wiping their asses on the stories they claim to love.

The NRA will react almost immediately. Wayne LaPierre -- who is a soulless monster -- will loudly proclaim, "This here is proof positive that VIDEO GAMES CAUSE VIOLENCE! Now buy guns, or the Democrats will turn your guns into hairpins for Hillary Clinton!"

It won't take long for the GOP and the Evangelicals to follow suit. Within no time, video gaming and role-playing will be a reason to profile. And those who actually want to enjoy a game or a role-playing session -- as opposed to the violent, unhinged misconduct that you and your online buddies consider "creative" -- get labelled, shunned, and punished.

All because you have the gall to treat a follow on Twitter as a life sentence.

In conclusion: fuck you, fuck Vantage GC, fuck Thot Ike, fuck the Pedo of Zelda, fuck gun-toting Kirby, fuck gun-toting Pit, fuck sex-word-shouting Kirby, fuck everyone who rushed to your defense, fuck my former mutuals for believing your lies, and go fuck yourself one more time for good measure.

And again, I remind you that my blog is not required reading. I assure you that I do not actively follow people I block. You should try that. I'm not so starved for attention that I need my enemies to actively engage with me.

And rest assured, JustADogNDuck, that's exactly what you are: an enemy. And that's what you and your horrible hooligans will be for the remainder of your days.

- Scott Ellison (emphasis mine because you morons consistently get it wrong) Watson

Sunday, June 16, 2019

#SelfPromotionSunday: 2019-06-16


Once again, I attempt to pat myself on the back without breaking my arm... again.


Let's see the State of the Scott, shall we?


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CONTACTING ME

I check my email obsessively. In fact, I have 4 email addresses:
  • watsonse@your-mail.com is my address for personal matters, side-gigs, and anything pertaining to Bitcoins. It's also the favored email for PG-13 Twitter mutuals.
  • watsonse@proinbox.com is my address for real-life day jobs. If you want to talk about software testing, this is the address to use.
  • loonyliberal@mailworks.com is my address for my non-technical writing, which includes this blog, Earth Reborn, and Blooming in Adversity. It's also the favored email for NC-17 Twitter mutuals.
  • oddsman@warpmail.net is my address for anything pertaining to gambling, casinos, and Las Vegas. This will also be the email for Sin City Scribes until/unless we get our own domain. But I'm getting far ahead of myself...

I'm on Facebook. However, it's a poor way to get a hold of me, since I prefer Twitter to Facebook. If you don't tag me or message me, I probably won't see it.

I have two accounts on Twitter:
  • A PG-13 account where I keep cursing to a minimum, and I don't follow sex authors or sex workers.
  • An NC-17 account where I curse like a sailor, retweet naked women selling sexy items, and beg erotic authors for advice.

Another note on Twitter: if you could be so kind as to report and block @LoonyLiberalHah, that would be super. That was my previous account; it got hacked, and Twitter decided that an image of my passport isn't sufficient to prove that I'm the real Scott Watson. (It's frustrating that I have roughly 170 followers, yet no one seems to be in a hurry to get a fake me shut down.)

HONEST WORK FOR HONEST PAY

I'm on LinkedIn. I don't mean to brag, but I'm a damn good software tester. I have 15 years of experience and 5 certifications. (7 if you count the A+ and the MCP.) And as of last week, I'm studying for the Java Programmer Version 8 certification. Yes, I know that Java is in version 11, but I can go for an upgrade certification once I get the 8 version.

I'm on Upwork. My profile is down since a full-time job in software testing and a part-time job in software testing is too much for this old fart.

I'm on Clarity. Currently, I'm offering real-time, high-priority quality assurance on PC software, Android apps, web pages, and documents at $1/minute. I'd go lower, but Clarity won't allow it. But rest assured that you'll get your money's worth.

I'm on Etsy. My current plan is to put slogans and original characters on merchandise and sell them. If you have a suggestion for a slogan or artwork I can buy and reprint, please let me know. I'll share the wealth.

I'm on Fiverr. However, I don't have active gigs at the moment. I'll make the announcement here should that change.

FANFICTION

Indie Madnesse is where I experimented with sheer lunacy as comedy. When you see a chapter written by W4, that's something I wrote. I contributed to the following stories:
  • Reforming Evil Can Be Tricky: A mega-crossover where everyone is out of character and out of their minds. If you want to see Kim Kaphwan communicate with only smiles, Blue Mary begging to be spanked, Kyo Kusanagi dying more times than Kenny, and the fourth wall shattering into billions of pieces, this story is for you.
  • Saving the World Again: Do you ever wonder why so few RPG heroes save the world more than once? Do you ever wonder what would happen if the destined hero got killed in the prologue? Then read on.
  • New Haven: This story is for those who don't think that horror movies or horror/survival video games are intense enough. Let's just say that Murphy was an optimist.
  • Self-Extraction: Mary Sues and Marty Stus are irritating. Fortunately, there's an organization that's dedicated to killing them.
  • Invasion Defense Force Randomletter: Sweet Jesus, did we ever parody mecha/alien anime in this one.
  • The Gods Must Be Randy: Let's just say that Priapus (yes,THAT Priapus) is one of the main protagonists. Basically, if Weird Al Yankovic and Benny Hill tried to write religious texts, it might end up looking like this.
  • ImproFicRoast: When we weren't writing our own fanfiction, we wrote MiSTs of other authors' fanfiction. Is that meta, or is that arrogance? I'll let you decide.

(NSFW) Adult Fanfiction: It's no secret that I'm a fan of consensual, romantic, 95% incest-free porn (I'm on the fence regarding consensual and legal hi-jinks with step-relatives). Usually, though, a well-written story can excite me more than a video or an H-manga. With that in mind, I said, “What the Hell...” and tried to write some of my own. I opened an account at the very NSFW Adult Fanfiction website (never forget Sturgeon's Law) and decided to submit a few stories under the pen name W4_The_Mad_Author. Here's what I have posted so far:
  • (NSFW) The Good Neighbor: A Ranma ½ crossover with a variety of H-manga, including (NSFW) Gogo no Kouchou, (NSFW) HHH Triple H, (NSFW) Pure Days, (NSFW) Barrier Free, (NSFW) Dress Select, and (NSFW) Pura-Tina Plus.

    Yes, there's going to be oodles of sex, but I'm trying to make it porn with plot and a bit of character development. The premise is that Akane Tendo's first connecting punch causes Ranma Saotome to fall through the roof of Mizuno Yayoi's house. Will Mizuno and Ranma be able to learn from each other and seize their own destinies?

    This is a work in progress, albeit a stalled one at the moment. However, there are 13 chapters so far, so that's saying something. Somehow, the principals from
    Slayers (with special guest-star Jedah Graywords from Theria's phenomenal works), an original character from the Rocket Knight Adventures universe, some Earth Reborn characters, the Joker, and Harley Quinn have squeaked into the story. However, I'm enjoying Ranma's love rivals using conversation, humor, and sex instead of sucker-punches, bladed weapons, and poison. And I'm just champing at the bit to introduce Shiori, “Phoenix,” and Kaori Nanjo for some more X-rated fun, along with more comic relief characters for hilarity breaks between beatings and boinkings. Finally, I relish taking some of Takahashi-sensei's Karma Houdinis and facing them off against characters that fight back with everything they have. Good luck no-selling the Dragon Slave, Akane!
  • (NSFW) Hikari: A Ranma ½ crossover with Blazblue, Crash Bandicoot, Guilty Gear, The Angry Beavers, Star versus the Forces of Evil, Love Hina, Danger Mouse, the Marvel universe, the DC universe, the Disney multiverse, Revolutionary Girl Utena, and a literal army of original characters from Earth Reborn.

    What happens when the most evil man on Earth and the most evil woman on Earth sire a child? What happens when said parents attempt to raise the child while under the watch of Uka-Uka and Happosai? Why would anyone worship a panda? And what's a flibbity gibbeter? Read on and find out. No all-the-way sex yet, but the story so far does straddle the line between being rated “R” and being rated “X.”

    P.S.: No, the kiddie-show canon characters do not get sex scenes. I'm not
    that big a fan of Count Duckula, Eclipsa, Norbert, etc.

    This work just might be a deadfic. I have much higher priorities at the moment, and I'm going to end up doing a lot of crying if this story goes where I think it's going.
  • (Not yet posted):The End of Pain: Yup. More Ranma ½. This one crosses over with BlazBlue, Fragments, the Marvel universe, the DC universe, Doctor Who,The Elder Scrolls, Mega Man Legends, Star Versus the Forces of Evil, The Little Mermaid, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Phineas and Ferb, along with a literal army of original characters from Earth Reborn.

    The premise of this tale is that Ranma Saotome can never get a happy ending to his life. Worse, the abuse and torment he's suffered awoke Gregory Lazenbee, Ranma's evil side – his
    maniacally genocidal evil side – who decided to take matters into his own hands. Together, they tried and failed for a million years to let Ranma enjoy true love and true peace, unwittingly dragging their true friends and lovers with them. But now, Gregory, his allies, and even some of his conventional enemies are ready to break the cycle of reincarnation forever. Will Ranma be at peace at last? If so, at what cost?

    This one's hard to classify. With one prologue and six chapters done so far, there's comedy, drama, sex, violence, and introspection. It's also one warped tale. How warped? For starters, the
    prologue is loaded with triggers that even make me cringe. Also, Hazama Honoka and Yuki Terumi are, comparatively speaking, heroic protagonists. (Good luck selling that concept to Ragna the Bloodedge.) And the aforementioned Terumi, who is arguably one of the most irredeemable villains that video game stories have ever created? He gets WAFF (Warm and Fuzzy Feeling) moments. Finally, Gregory (who qualifies as a Villain Sue) is utterly powerless to achieve the one goal for which he would sacrifice everything else in the multiverse. Gods help us all.
    I want to work on this a bit more before I post it. However, if anyone wants to beta-read what I've done so far, I'd be delighted to share the pain. Send me a private message, and I'll send you some Word files or a zip file.

ORIGINAL NON-FICTION WORK

Corruption among the Chirping: How Twitter's Refusal to Enforce Their Own Rules Emboldened Cyberbullies and Terrorists: Yes, this was prompted by my own real-life experiences. What of it? A Google search on Twitter abuse yields over 664 million results, so I'm far from the only victim. My plan is to find 15-20 brave victims to talk about their ordeals, along with maybe a few disgruntled Twitter employees to provide insight on why Twitter is so lax in upholding their Terms of Service.

I'm not going to call this a dead project, but I will admit that writing this book properly will take more effort and assistance than I can currently afford. However, I really want to write this book.

How Do I Hired Person?”: What Corporate America Gets Wrong about Talent Acquisition: Job-hunting sucks. In some instances, trying to get the job is far more stressful than the job itself. Having been on both sides of the job-seeking fence, I can safely state that companies make many errors – both unintentional and deliberate – that aggravate job-seekers and that could cost a company a gold-star hire.

I have a mostly-complete first draft, but it's short. I'm researching ways to make it longer and more entertaining. Either I could work harder to find job-seeking nightmare stories, or I could reach out to a college university professor to make the book more academic.

Right now, my current plan is to increase my social circles – both online and offline – to see if I can bolster my case with more anecdotal evidence.

Hunting the Homeless: How American Society Turns a Crisis into Condemnation: I can comfortably say that, unless you yourself have been homeless, almost everything you know about homelessness in America is wrong.

This would make for a good book, but I think a documentary would be a more powerful alternative. Personally, I'd be content to write a manuscript and pitch it to Michael Moore or some other like-minded filmmaker. I'll have to do many interviews and go even further out of my safety zone to get the whole story. But since we're figuratively and literally dying out here, someone's got to tell this tale.

And yes, St. Vincent de Paul and the sadists who run the front desk there will get their very own chapter.

Sin City Spendthrifts: Once upon a time, there was a wonderful website called “CheapoVegas.” The website used research and humor to rate casinos/hotels on a variety of criteria. It was an invaluable and entertaining resource. However, Mark “Stinky” Sinclair – the head writer – passed away in 2006, and the site's new owners ran the site into the ground.

At the risk of jinxing myself, this is gaining traction. Trips from Fort Collins to Denver to Las Vegas and back are relatively dirt cheap. I have an idea of what roles/staff I need for success. And I even have a few friends that might be a great fit for some of those roles if I can just convince them to meet me in Vegas for a few days here and there.

Again... my hopes are high. We'll see what happens.

ORIGINAL FICTIONAL WORK

Earth Reborn: What started as an idea for a fighting game is evolving into so much more. The setting is Earth, 1100 years after World War III rendered the Earth inhospitable. The fall of humanity prompted the Goddesses, Gods, and other deities to break their vows of non-interference and restore Earth. The Gods created Earth Elves, Depth Elves, Gear Elves, and beastkin. They also helped to contain the humans when they awoke, and they adopted mortal forms with which they could personally guide the sentient races.

This one setting has prompted the creation of 13 concurrent stories so far:
  • The Jewels of the Desert (Comedy/Adventure animation(s) or graphic novel(s)): Eight ostracized high-school students awaken super powers. Adopting alter egos, they have to contend with bullies and villains while keeping their secrets from their families and maintaining good grades.

    I have the prologue and the first seven chapters done for the first book,
    Even a Flawed Gem Can Shine Beautifully. Each chapter introduces one of the main protagonists: Januna Bellashore, Allison Fenner, Sally Colt, Petra duMonde, Tabita Chenvargen, Tyler Delamitri, Linus Luno, and Joseph Niemann. However, I need to get a thumbs-up from special guest-star Dr. Bob Tesla before I show my work to too many others.
  • Pink Beagles Monogatari (Comedy/Adventure animation(s) or graphic novel(s)): The stories of a superhero/good Samaritan team headquartered in San Francisco.

    I have summaries for the starting protagonists and elevator pitches for the episodes. I also have bio sheets for two of the protagonists. Since this one has been on my mind a Hell of a lot, I might try my hand at writing a manuscript for a pilot episode.
  • Messiah Complex (Fighting video game(s)): Four factions (the Alliance of Free Nations, the Neverblood Financial Group, Gold Heart Unlimited, and the Scorpions of Gabriel) face off against each other in an attempt to expose their enemies' secrets and achieve their own goals.

    Roughly half of the player-characters have bios, most of the player-characters and DLC characters have winquotes, and I have a few arcade-mode stories as well. However, this is stalled for now.
  • Our Vampire (X-rated animation(s) or graphic novel(s)): A human male doctor, his Earth Elf wife, a human female paramedic, and a human male magician find their lives turned upside down when a female vampire doctor starts working at their hospital.

    I have a prologue and five chapters for the first book,
    Blood Sweeter Than Chocolate. And since I can apparently write a sex scene without a raging libido, this book may soon outpace my other literary projects. In addition, my first beta-reader enjoyed it. However, I'm not brave enough to try writing sex scenes or teasing while staying in a hostel, so I need to get a more secure living arrangement so I can write and research without worrying about eavesdroppers.
  • The Christmas Capers (Top-down shooting-and-fighting video game(s)): Santa Claus is real, but the North Pole is under attack. Two human males, a sugar plum fairy, a Gear Elf, a shinobi elf, and a burly humanoid reindeer rush to the rescue.

    I have an overview, but that's it. This work is stalled for now.
  • The Greatest Power (Drama/slice-of-life animation(s) or graphic novel(s)): A teen prodigy works with his uncles, friends, and heartthrobs to achieve all of their dreams. Not only will they have to contend with villains and fiendish plots, they also have to confront their own fears and weaknesses.

    I have an overview, but that's it. I might save this for last; this one hits close to home, and I want to do it justice.
  • The Seeds of Happiness (X-rated animation(s) or graphic novel(s)): A young, naive mouse beastkin swordsman travels to France to find adventure and excitement. However, the combination of villains, rivals, and two sexually liberated and highly-affectionate women might be too much for him to handle.

    Considering the abuse I suffered at the hands of the Twitter Role-Play community, this tale may be too toxic for me to do it justice. Yes, season 1 will run smoothly as if on rails, but whenever I think of seasons 2 and 3, it's nothing but not-terribly-exaggerated caricatures of my tormentors including
    no fewer than two entire hypocritical, amoral subgroups. So I'll either need to wrap this up in one season or drop it completely.
  • Harlots' Honor (X-rated animation(s), graphic novel(s) or visual novel(s)): An Earth Elf female, a wolf beastkin female, a goblin female, a Gear Elf female, a mouse beastkin female, and a Depth Elf work in a brothel in Sydney, Australia, the headquarters of the Sex Workers' Guild.

    This one can put an end to all of my careers (and my life, to boot) if I don't handle it properly. Before I even write the prologue, I'll need to get feedback from trusted erotic authors and sex workers. My favorite sex worker, Rubie Rose, has agreed to collaborate with me to refine the Sex Workers Guild charter in exchange for payment. Her experience and patience will be a boon for this project.
  • Kali Led From Behind (Role-Playing Game and/or Tactical Battles) In 3171, Kali – who had split off from Kalika and became pure evil – attempted to wipe out the non-human sentients, using the KKK and like-minded terrorists to carry out the ethnic genocide. Six heroines – each one different as night and day – stood against the mad Goddess and saved the world. This game tells their story.

    This is another low priority, as it's essentially backstory from the rest of the action. The other tales will refer to it as passing.
  • Monsters' Melodies (X-rated musical animation(s): La Diabla Armónica and her henchwomen – Visk, Moline, and Pasha – have been trapped for millenia under a curse; they will be forced to grant wishes to the mortals until someone makes an unselfish wish. To vent their fury, they twist and distort every wish they grant. This causes problems when they warp the wish of Victor Pendragon, a first-dan iaijutsu practitioner who suffers from spasmodic dystonia and forces himself to say, “I wish for your freedom and happiness.” And then, things got wild.

    This one could have been fun, but the inspirations for La Diabla Armónica turned out to be vile internet trolls. And there was supposed to be a male henchman as well, but his model turned out to be – you guessed it – a complete jerk. Without some tweaking, this tale may never see the light of day.
  • The Heroine of her Beloved's Stories (Mega Man/Metroidvania-style video game): Junetta Grievecastle was cursed at birth with a demon – Kedenker – as her right arm. Fortunately for Junetta, Kedender was far more loyal to Junetta than to his own dark masters, so the two worked together to make Earth Reborn a better place. However, both are in for the fight of their lives when they plunge into the subconsciousness of Hilda Incdhearg to awaken her from her coma.

    It's a thinly-veiled secret that one of my favorite video games of all time is
    Magician Lord. I'm also a bit of a Mega Man fan, though I'll never understand how Dr. Wily manages to survive past the prologue of the first game, much less for 32 years. So let's squish the two games together, add a love triangle, season the mixture liberally with side quests and bonus bosses, and voila! However, this, too, will be further down the line.
  • Passion Pushes the Pen (X-rated animation(s) or graphic novel(s)): Gwendolyn G-Spots is a world-renowned creator of erotic graphic novels. Gwendolyn is also – in reality – Sativa Underrake, a shy Earth Elf/Gear Elf hybrid, and a virgin who constantly daydreams about the people around her engaging in wanton sexual activities.

    This could be a real blast. However, this will yank me into uncomfortable territories, as I'm mostly vanilla, and Sativa loves to daydream about some varsity-level kinks. Like with
    Harlots' Honor, I'm going to need some creative consultants to make this both enticing and scrupulous. And for that assistance, I need money. So I'll leave it be for now.
  • Big Sister Monogatari (Comedy/Action/Slice-of-Life animation(s) or graphic novel(s)): Chandra Llewellyn is a 13-year-old human girl who is both excited and nervous. Her human mother and Earth Elf stepfather told her 8 months ago that they're expecting a baby boy to join their family. Wanting to ensure a joyous life for her little brother, Chandra prays. Summerstar Elise Goodbody, an orc/fey sorceress, answers Chandra's prayers and awakens Chandra's ability to cast holy-based magic. The story focuses on Chandra, who struggles to be a phenomenal big sister to her brother while adapting to her awakened power and dealing with her own ascension to adulthood.

    This could very well be the WAFFiest/fluffiest story of this universe. I've already had ideas for 5 friends; a tomboy inventor, a ballerina primadonna, a dragon beastkin shinobi, a self-styled cowboy, and a half Earth Elf/half human farmer girl. I also have ideas for a variety of unlikely mentors who could teach Chandra and her friends how to use their magic power. And even if a nasty villain does pop up, holy magic – which Chandra will possess thanks to Summerstar – is like Kryptonite for the truly wicked. Since Chandra and her friends have been having adventures in my dreams, I might at the very least whip up some bio sheets.
If you want to know more about Earth Reborn, and you're polite, feel free to ask. At the very least, I'll give you a few paragraphs as a synopsis.

Blooming in Adversity: A set of tales that take place on modern Earth... sort of. There are supernatural and inexplicable phenomenon at play, but the main characters are human.

I've made one change: now, all four storylines take place in Las Vegas because... well... VEGAS, BABY!

  • It Takes All Types: A crime drama/comedy seasoned with law and the paranormal. A discharged police officer, an exiled son of the Russian mafia, two veteran police detectives, an assistant district attorney, and her general-practice-lawyer sister try in their own ways to make the world a better place. They meet often at The Witches' Elixir, a pay-what-you-can-afford restaurant run by vampires.
  • Justice Yawns, But Never Sleeps: A spiritual successor to Night Court. A judge that used to be a stand-up comedian, an ambitious prosecutor who aims to be the President, a defense attorney that used to be a Christian priest, a deadpan snarker clerk, and a bailiff that used to be a professional wrestler do their best to deliver justice and compassion. Complicating matters are a variety of defendants and phenomenon ranging from quirky to reality-bending.
  • Jamming Mamas: A comedy/slice-of-life/musical series. Four middle-aged housewives form a rock band. They find themselves at odds with their own husbands, their children's schools, internet trolls, rival bands, porn companies, and noise ordinances.
  • Chaos and Blues: A wacky comedy/musical series. Basically, it's a westernized version of Nerima Daikon Brothers. Two scientists, an alfalfa farmer, a cocktail waitress, and a male stripper moonlight as “Sempre Awesome” a variety band that tries to hold concerts, but ends up contending with both criminals and the police.

At this point, all I have are ideas. Granted, I have a plethora of ideas for this universe, but I haven't started writing yet.

An Open Letter to JustADogNDuck: Go Fuck Yourself

As many of you already know, I moderate comments on this blog. It doesn't take long to see that most of the comments don't see the l...