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If you didn’t already see it when I have been systematically de-personed by the science fiction publishing establishment who blacklists me from conventions, organizations, and anything else because I dare to have opinions that are different than theirs politically, it’s going to the next level now.
They’re targeting a young Asian girl who won the title of Miss Michigan because of her intellect and beauty, because she’s vocal about her Trump support and won’t keep to the political narrative she’s been assigned.
The Miss World pageant has now stripped her of her title, disassociated and disavowed her, wrote her a nasty email, which Jack Posobiec unveiled yesterday.
This sort of intimidation tactic happens in every single industry, every time anyone comes out as a Trump supporter. As much as they shriek Nazi at everyone else, they are the ones who are intimidating people out of jobs, out of artistry, to try to silence opponents by force because they know their ideas cannot stand on their own.
But of course they can’t allow this beautiful face to have a title, to be out there as their opposition because it destroys their narrative of opposing the white man.
How long will this go on? When will we start fighting back instead of pulling this BS “we must be apolitical!” and fight fire with fire?
If you hire Democrats or work with them at this point, or purchase their services knowingly for anything, you’re what gives them power. Apply their social pressure back to them.
All of the folk who work on my Steampunk series are 100% based. That’s why there’s no garbage content in it, and why people love the stories so much. It’s also why I scare sci-fi publishing. They know they can’t compete. Check it out. 125 reviews, 4.6/5 stars.
It was announced yesterday that Alan Moore will be retiring from writing comics.
I haven’t read a new comic of his since Prometheus, Tom Strong and Top 10, which were frankly the best works of his I read at all.
Alan Moore made his career on deconstructing superheroes, in essence ruining what made them fun — the hope that the everyman can get some cool powers and beat up some bad dudes.
It’s not a deep genre in a non-deep medium, even the “deep” comics like Watchmen really are thin compared to real literature, and it’s because picture books can never be real literature.
Unfortunately with the success of Watchmen, The Killing Joke, What Ever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow, and the deconstruction of heroes, it brought about the destruction of heroes.
It’s not that far a leap to Tom King Batman, where the Bat sits around and whines about how he does no good and it’s a nihilistic endless slog while his sidekicks try to pick up the slack.
That’s what Alan Moore’s work did to the medium. It took it from fun to depressing. From awe-inspiring, to super people doing ordinary things.
He pioneered the way for what this industry has become in recent decades–nihilistic, depressing, uninspiring trash.
I’d rather read something else, and hail some others from that era as great, the ones who really made books which are worth the read, like Tom DeFalco and Chuck Dixon.
But the media wants you in this endless cycle of dreary so they can control you.
I also have much better comics than dreary Alan Moore works. One with a hero who despite her having very few abilities, does her best to scrap it out and make a difference anyway. Because that’s what heroes do.
Every single day I still see all over my feed:
OMG WHY ARE THEY CALLING FOR GAY SPIDER-MAN
OMG WHO’S GOING TO WRITE BATMAN NEXT, I HOPE NOT BENDIS!
OMG SUPER CAPTAIN MARVEL GIRL
The same outrage train used by the same youtubers to perpetuate a click cycle of the exact same stuff they were bitching about 2-3 years ago.
And like a bunch of gamma male chumps, reteweets, likes, comments are off the charts on these posts every time.
But everyone sent MILLIONS in crowdfund money because we needed a good “screw you industry!”, an awareness raising moment, an alternative to all this garbage formed so art can be art again and not just some corporate outrage gimmick aimed at the lowest common denominator.
The thing is, it was done. It exists. We don’t need them anymore.
But instead of championing the new movement and new books, and stuff that’s actually worthy of attention in culture, they keep at this over and over again.
Why? It’s just bad fanfic.
It takes a certain type of loser to still care about what’s being done in current year Spider-Man after Marvel has told them “fuck you we don’t want you as a customer!” on repeat, after they’re seeing what they can do to degenerate the character even further, after there’s vast amounts of alternatives out there.
It’s the gamma male mindset where they have to cling cuz they believe secretly they are so smart and so wonderful that Marvel will HAVE to see and change their ways.
And they keep buying. They keep spreading the outrage marketing that keeps more people buying. They hamper any alternatives from gaining a foothold cuz all that gets talked about is the new bullshit from Disney.
It’s depressing. And it is a difficult thing to break.
But it starts with you.
In 2008, when Marvel first showed its true colors by having The Satanic Spider-Man make a deal with the devil which removes his marriage because the devil said he’d keep his like 80+ year old aunt alive a couple years longer or something if he did…
And then I quit.
And i never looked back. I never bought another issue. I never looked at news of Spider-Man, I don’t even go to see the movies because they’re going to follow the same path because they’re created by the same lowlife degenerates who hate marriage, hate our civilization and actively try to destroy our culture.
It’s a hard thing to do, I’m not going to lie, but it starts with a mindset shift.
- You have to look at it as fanfic. Dan Slott is not a creator, he’s an imitator. He takes characters like Spider-Man and puts his little gamma fantasies on them. You view it like that. There is no difference between what he does and what fat weirdo ladies in the 70s did by making gay sex Kirk and Spock stories and circulating them as fanzines, except for Slott has a blessing from Disney which has a piece of paper saying they get money from it. These people rarely make their own ideas, and when they do, they’re generally poor. You don’t have to get outraged about some fat lady’s gay Kirk and Spock, just don’t read it.
- Don’t boost their signal. You know their entire schtick is outrage marketing. When you give your favorite youtube shills clicks so you can go “OH BOY WHAT IS STAR WAR DOING NEXT!” you are giving Disney free marketing. You have to cut it off and not watch that shit. It’s not worth your time anyway. Your life’s short. Go outside.
- Boost the signal of people creating alternatives. You know I’ve got Flying Sparks and want to push into other media. You know Alt-Hero is out there and working on getting a movie made. The more these projects get around by being discussed, talked about, posited about, debated on, etc., the more new people have a shot to check them out.
If you focus on these three things every day, you’ll push things further. Even if you do this with only 1/10th of your posts, it’s going to be a start. Get in the habit of doing it. You always see me boosting projects by different creators because I want them to get to the next level. This is why I took an active roll in getting Richard Fox’s Ember War made into a comic. I want that storyboard out there so he can get the damn movie he deserves! It’s a great book.
In summary: don’t be a loser, stop caring about fanfic. Care about real art.
Flying Sparks volume 2 is shipping now. I took all my money, invested it in making a business that’s sustainable to where I’m coming out with the equivalent of a comic a month. Why is it necessary to get that speed? Because that’s what the big companies do. You need constant content to get discussion going, to get that circle going so it can sustain itself.
I’ve done it. All you have to do is read a great comic.
During our times of biggest troubles, it’s crucial that we surrender ourselves to God. It can be overwhelming and we don’t want to lose control during those dark moments, but remember that light ALWAYS overcomes darkness, because darkness is only the absence of light.
Whatever you have going on, no matter how difficult it may be, God is bigger. He is there for you and will guide you.
There was a great message about it this weekend that’s well worth the watch. You can view it here.
There’s also a bonus that I played the keyboards behind my great friends Stephanie and Wyatt at about 33:50 forward. Can check out a little bit of the music we make every weekend, in praise of Him who is most high.
….I think this is an equally stunning and brave move.
If you like these memes, read my totally non-controversial series. The Blood of Giants is available on audio, and its my best work to date. Steampunk adventure on a faraway continent!
I get a lot of angry people coming at me all the time (I know you’re shocked).
I supremely frustrate people a lot more than most because when they make angry demands of me, I don’t take them seriously.
In a latest, I’m dealing with a ‘HOW DO YOU SUPPORT A RACIST DRUMPFFFF?”
And I just troll back, because it’s not worth my time, energy, or thought process to deal rationally with someone who’s 100% irrational, and since it’s not coming at me as pleasant conversation, I won’t treat it as pleasant conversation.
That’s what a lot of people in publishing or whatever don’t get. I’m never going to take someone seriously who’s not going to treat me seriously and respectfully. Why would I?
This is exactly what the SFWA president did to me in 2017, opening salvos by calling this blog “egregious stupidity”. Then when I was not nice back, they acted like I did something mean to her. The truth was, she in her position of authority should not have been doing that to a new writer on the internet to begin with. In a just world, she would have been removed from her position or censured, but it’s all politics with them, so they attacked me for my responses to her trying to destroy my career instead.
I still await the results as to whether they’re going to play fair under new leadership.
In the meantime, I got books to write. I’m 1/2 through scripting Flying Sparks volume 4. Volume 2 is shipping now, and it’s a TON of fun superhero romp with a cool mob storyline like you’d used to get from good comics. Buy it here.
I’d lean toward needing an exorcist and a strong father to tell her she shouldn’t be out there whoring around, personally, if her vagina’s talking to her.
If you like sane women, you’ll probably like Flying Sparks, a story with a loyal woman, no crazy feminist narratives and just good clean fun. Shipping now, buy today!
The artists I like won’t sacrifice their vision for a few bucks.
It’s about the art, the beauty, the creation, trying to do something others haven’t and to expand their own horizons.
I was thinking about this while driving last night, listening to LIndsey Buckingham’s Seeds We Sow album — and yes, I know he’s boomer music, but bear with me because he actually does things a lot different than others, and it’s why I respect him as an artist and musician more than pretty much all the major boomer music acts out there.
For the non-boomers, he was in a band called Fleetwood Mac, who for a long time had the best selling album of all time in Rumors. It was standard California boomer pop, though it resonated a lot because so many of the band members were fighting with each other because they dated each other and then hated each other, and then took it out on each other in their music. While I can listen to those songs, this isn’t why I like Lindsey.
It came time to make a follow up album, Lindsey decided he wasn’t going to be satisfied just making some pop album again. He nearly constructed his own studio to get sounds he wanted, made different effects himself, toiled hard in the studio — I spoke with someone in the industry who said for one song he spent two full weeks just trying to get the snare drum to make the sound he wanted and spent that whole time experimenting with different microphones and moving around, etc.
He pissed off his band, cuz they just wanted $, but he made one of the most extraordinary art projects of all time with Tusk. It’s beautiful and different on every level. No one sounds like that, no one ever will again because it’s such a financial train wreck to create such a masterpiece.
And it’s been like that throughout their history. Lindsey wants to try something new, some new art project, he gets push back from his band, they fight over it. Repeat.
There’s a great documentary on when they finally returned to the studio in the early 2000s to make a new album, another one where Lindsey really changed the sound to be something so different from everything else out there. They have cameras hidden in the studio to show what a train wreck the process is in the documentary, and Stevie Nicks keeps bashing Lindsey “THIS ISN”T SOME ART PROJECT!” over and over, and it’s clear she doesn’t even want to make new music at all cuz it’s not a financial success to do so.
It’s sad to watch, because he really expanded what he did in those years and did some great stuff, and I think the people around him held him down by naysaying.
And then you see how Stevie does greatest hits concerts solo, sells out arenas, and meanwhile, Lindsey, with his true to form art has to play much smaller venues.
Eventually, Fleetwood Mack kicked him out of the band last year because they didn’t want to deal with the art aspect, and just want to rake in cash playing the same 12 songs over and over the same way.
Artistic vision costs, because most people are too dumb to understand artistry at all, and when you see something that’s raking in cash and there doesn’t seem to be a good reason why, it’s never involved with good artistry. It’s better for an artist to not play to masses to create something worthwhile — cuz that worthwhile beauty does glory to God and creation.
I took a survey of my audience the other day to see what they wanted me to write next. The options I presented are all ones I’m willing to do, and what resulted was readers want a Sword & Sorcery book from me.
I’m going to deliver that, but I have a vision that’s so unique, so bold, so different… and I don’t believe it’s something that’s ever been done before. I’m going to do it even though this is not the best way to make money at art — however it is the best way for me to create something beautiful I’ll be proud of.
I hope you’ll come along for that ride. I can’t say more right now because it’s in such beginning planning stages, but it’s by far the most ambitious undertaking I’ve ever engaged upon.
Thanks for being there — especially to those of you who understand the vision.
In the meantime, I hope you’re enjoying my steampunk series. I’m expanding my vision in that too as I wrote a book 4 that takes the series in a wild new direction. It’s still in edits but in the meantime, check out my favorite book I’ve written, the Blood of Giants, which has crazy adventure like few other books have.
I appreciate Hillary Clinton’s heartfelt condolences for his pending suicide.
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