Fighting The Left And Their Lack Of Morals

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It’s a very hard road, and that’s why most people tend to stay out of the fray. As we’ve seen with Brett Kavanaugh, the objective is destroy a person completely and utterly FIRST, and find any narrative that will corroborate that narrative (not prove, just paint it), along the way.

I’m very bothered with the way SFWA has acted over the last year, and especially with their new tacit approval of child doxxing. As a person with standards, I tried to handle all of this privately first, from the time their president actually went after me to try to personally destroy me, to everything since.

But as SFWA is a left wing organization, and I’m an actual victim of something pretty atrocious that someone was doing in an effort to scare me out of being a vocal conservative in the science fiction sphere. It shows how everything these folk do from “believe the victim” to any investigation they do is done completely disingenuously.

Think about it. The first thing they should have done when they heard that my children were doxxed by fans of one of their members and that it’s causing bad perception problems for their club should have been to reach out to me to ask how they could repair that or help me. That’s the right thing to do. But their objective isn’t to get to the bottom of anything, to hold any consistency whatsoever in their rulings or to act as professional science fiction writers — their objective was to harm me and my standing in the community first, and use whatever means possible to do that.

They chose the tackiest, ugliest response which was to act as if this was totally okay and I’m somehow at fault for making an accusation about it and bringing it to light. Why? Because it shows the ugliness that the extreme left is willing to go to in this culture war to try to harm and diminish conservatives. The objective was just snipe at me first, they didn’t even look at what they’re saying in order to do it.

It must be horrible to operate that way because it’s gotta eat at someone’s soul to be acting like that at the time. But being a target of it is about as awful as it gets as well. I’ve endured it for a long time from these people who are so morally repugnant that they’ll act like I’m somehow dangerous or to be shunned because they are covering up a crime against me.

And this happens all the way through culture, up from the Supreme Court Nominations, down to just the fans of books who aren’t approved. A lot of the time we can’t make headway because we have morals and standards and they know it, and so they use it against us.

But I won’t stop speaking out. I can’t be quiet when an organization acts like this and I hope you’ll join me in spreading the word. There’s a few bullies in there who are in charge of this organization, and they have to be stopped if we’re going to have a healthy culture.

Also back The Ember War, my new IndieGoGo military science fiction. It’s based on a book who’s a member of SFWA and who is appalled by their behavior. Since I work with their members, why does the club want to harm the reputation of their own members by harming me ? Makes you think. But you should check it out.

 

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SFWA Stands For The Doxxing Of Children

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A year ago, my children were doxxed. I was facing immense pressure because an author, who happens to be the SFWA president, was running a campaign to smear and slander me, which began with her calling this blog “egregious stupidity” on a public forum when I’d never had contact with her in my life. She continued to escalate the conflict despite my reaching out, never apologizing, and then started claims that I was somehow harassing her for trying to deescalate and patch things up.

Once that happened, I made a meme about her poorly photoshopping her face onto the poster of the movie Mean Girls — because she was acting like a mean girl high schooler trying to turn this professional industry into a high school clique for her and her friends. She wrote nasty posts about me warning professional authors not to associate with me — and didn’t even stop there, but instead went further to private message several authors to tell them they’d better defriend me on facebook. Very petty stuff and very disappointing to see some white woman in her position of power and privilege do to a minority author all because she doesn’t like my politics.

She went so far as to use the official SFWA account for her personal assault on me, trying to discredit another blog I wrote about the industry and its by-the-numbers proof that women are preferred by the publishing industry over male authors. Instead of providing different numbers or being logical and having a debate about a very important topic, she, as the president of the Science Fiction Writers Of America, decided to try to harm my career instead.

When this all happened, anonymous accounts started coming to my blog, my twitter, my facebook, saying nasty things to me. Someone sent a package to my house that was spring loaded, anonymous, and filled with depictions of sexual organs. Despite it being very scary to receive hate male that’s anonymous, meaning I was stalked by someone who looked up my address — I have little children, this sort of thing is horribly inappropriate. On top of that, these anonymous accounts started posting medical information about my children in attempts to threaten/scare me.

Because all of the heat was directed at me from her smear/hate campaign and bigotry, I messaged her and told her please deescalate, that this is not okay and I’m getting really scary shit. Tell her fans to knock it off. She did not reply.

It was about the most trying time in my career as an author, not only to have this done to me and my family, but to have it at least somewhat approved of by her silence by the head of the only author’s guild for professional science fiction writers. Everyone should be against this sort of thing, left or right. It shouldn’t matter. We should in theory stand together against bullying at the very least.

But it didn’t stop there.

I first applied to SFWA in December of 2017. When I did, I found out their board members were in a secret writers’ forum called Codex, where they conspired together that they would find a reason to keep me out of the club even if I qualified. They decided to kick me out over politics before ever coming up with a reason. I’ve posted screen shots of this in the past, and this kind of collusion is wrong — especially a bad look for a 501c3 non-profit like SFWA. This is not a “invite only writers critique group” in someone’s living room. This is a big organization that provides legal defense and medical assistance for professional writers. That is its purpose and it’s not holding up to it.

They of course didn’t let me in, and it was a terrible travesty for their club. Their signal is if you’re a vocal conservative, you’re not welcome.

When Flying Sparks became so successful as a crowdfund project, making over $30,000 to date, I decided to apply again. I figured it’s 9 months down the line, I haven’t interacted with any of the folk who hated me in a long time, cooler heads would prevail?

Not so much.

This time, they gave me the excuse the because my children were doxxed and I was harassed as above, and I knew that it came from fans of their President and have stated such, that that is the reason I’m not allowed in.

Wait, what?

So I’m a victim of some of the most intense harassment ever received by an author… to the point where my children are targeted, which escalated around Worldcon this year to several death threats which I duly reported to the police, and instead of saying that’s not okay and standing with me as a professional…. it’s my fault for speaking about it?

This is victim blaming and shaming on a level that’s insane. It’s tacit approval of harassment as long as it’s to “the right people”. It needs to be called out and this needs to be investigated within SFWA. There are plenty of great members of the club, some of whom are friends and others I work with. Will someone be brave enough to step up against this hateful mob and say something? I don’t know, because they’re likely to face the same harassment I did.

Contact SFWA here and let them know this kind of thing is NOT okay: https://www.sfwa.org/feedback/

And if you’d like to support me and another SFWA member whose book I adapted to wild success so far, check out the Ember War graphic novel on IndieGoGo. It’s 120 pages of epic military science fiction and the future of the genre for both comics and books. Back it here.

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Bowsette???

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All that’s crossing my feed the last couple of days is a fan-created Super Mario character called ‘Bowsette” which is a mixture of Princess Peach and Mario. I discovered it by accident because of my interest in “I Love It” memes which stem from Kanye West’s recent song. Which I found this:

Upon further research, the Bowsette character really was combining two memes, one generating because people are becoming obsessed with this hybrid concept.

It both creates an interesting fan scenario because of the imagination of what could be with a Princess Peach for the dark side… which could happen in numerous ways. But it also harkens back to the anime love of monster girls. Frankly, it’s the perfect concept to reinvigorate the Mario franchise… and I hope Nintendo adopts it.

How cool would a Bowsette character be in the upcoming Super Smash Bros?

Who knows what will happen. But I know the Ember War is off to a great start. A 120 page graphic novel of epic military science fiction which also combines some of your favorite archetypes. You’ll love it. Check it out.  

 

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TUESDAY: An Interview With Vox Day LIVE!

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This is very exciting. On Tuesday, Vox Day will be coming on The Lunch Stream to talk about all of the exciting things he’s doing with Arkhaven Comics, including the launch of the new flagship book, The Ember War, which is making history as an adaptation of an indie military science fiction classic.

Vox is very choosey about who he accepts interviews from, and doesn’t do many livestream formats. This is a major event and we are very excited to have him!

Please subscribe and like so this gets maximum exposure. For now, make sure to back The Ember War on indiegogo! 

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As Mainstream Comic Woes Continue, DC Turns Batman Into Porn

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We’ve seen a whole new push by establishment comic artists and writers to try to denounce a consumer revolt against Marvel and DC products, which is largely due to a crowd anger against forced political correctness and extreme left wing ideology forced into the comic industry. As anyone who has read this blog over the last two years has seen, the political elements from the left have reached proportions we never could have even dreamed when I first started writing about the topic.

It’s so tribal now, the establishment is showing their true colors. Instead of quietly blacklsting, big name pencilers like Mike Deodato Jr. are now openly advocating the blacklisting of his conservative counterparts in the industry. They’re growing more desperate among the elites. They’ll make wild claims as to the reasons why, echoing Hillary Clinton’s epic rant in the 2016 campaign (racist, sexist, homophobic!) to where you can almost play bingo with the words. It makes it clear by the sheer volume and the exact wording used that this is directed, and I await the day where we see the company emails that tell these people to do this.

Perhaps they think it’s a PR move to save their dying industry, but what it does is gets more fans angry. Deodato doesn’t understand that when he posts gleeful rants about how he’s thrilled fellow professional, family man, and mild-mannered artist Mike S. Miller is removed from a convention over what appears to be politics, he looks like a bully trying to hurt a smaller artist to most of the outside world. Audiences don’t like bullies.

All this is coming after word that IDW’s 3rd Quarter Reports are disastrous for the company, a crazy thing with all of the big properties they represent (star trek, ghostbusters and more), and rumors that Marvel is in even worse shape for the year. It comes down to the business is losing customers, and they’re very obviously going to these high-profile indiegogos by conservative and moderate artists who are revolting against the system and doing their own thing.

DC is getting particularly desperate, as mentioned above, as it’s come out that Batman has a new “mature audiences” line. In this line DC wanted to show how “edgy” they are — and they are doing it to get attention whether negative or positive for gimmick sales, so in some way I am giving them what they want — but in this book they push the boundaries so far into porn that it’s no wonder readers don’t want to check this out when they see superhero books.

There’s a scene in the book where batman literally shakes off his clothes for two pages, and it climaxes with a graphic picture of the Bat-Schlong. There’s no need for this story wise as it’s just a scene of him in the bat cave…. and by the picture it looks like batman, while he’s crime fighting and entering what would probably be a very cold cave, appears to be very aroused.

It’s a disgusting use of a children’s character and it shows that DC is really just in this to push hyper-sexualized degeneracy as we all have been talking about for a long time. They have no moral compass that aligns with readers. Batman as you know him for all intents and purposes is dead.

These companies can’t compete with just their base stories. They don’t have any to tell because the people they hire are nihilists and anti-American. They can’t manage American Mythos from this perspective because that is not a perspective of the people.

They’re only going to lash out more. No “proof” of anyone’s “social goodness” is going to do anything for these people. It boggles my mind some in the resistance side are trying to do this. This is a scared industry lashing out at the consumers because they’ve failed, and they know it. Act accordingly and support indie comics.

You can support my new project The Ember War, which is an adaptation of another indie novel by Richard Fox. We’ve been paving the way in comics and books to make a change in the culture, to bring it back to fun, heroic adventures. The Ember War is fun and is something you can share with your family (not too young of children cuz aliens are scary!). Check it out here.

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Want To Leave An Amazon Review? Not If You’ve Read My Books!

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My title doesn’t make much sense because of course you’d have to read my books in order to leave an accurate Amazon review. At least, that would be the conventional wisdom.

Yesterday I received a message from a reader that he attempted to leave a review for my #1 Bestselling novella, Knight Training, and Amazon wouldn’t post it because they believed it was a “biased review.” They claimed his prior review on For Steam And Country — a favorable review for the book and the book where he discovered my existence– violated their terms of service and posting more reviews would be biased. This was the message he received:

So because he liked my first book, now he can’t review the rest of the series including book 2, the blood of giants. It boggles my mind.

Every reader of a book 2 will have read book one first, and hopefully will have reviewed book one first. It doesn’t make sense otherwise. Amazon’s gone over the line this time in their push.

I found out this didn’t only happen to me, but happened to another reader who read the Alt-Hero comic books. She enjoyed the first one, left a review, and tried to leave a review on the second, and same thing.

I’ve not heard if this has happened to authors on the left and can’t confirm whether they’re targeting right wing authors specifically. I’d be interested to hear from other indie authors if they’ve had this experience.

Either way, this is a very troubling precedent as it makes it very hard for an indie author to get honest reviews from people who actually read the books. Not only is this a burden to other customers surfing, but it’s a burden to me as I need to see the feedback from my audience as to what they want and what they don’t so I can further hone my future books to what they’re looking for in a read. It’s going to hurt indie authors if we can’t get reviews from people who actually purchase the projects. Amazon needs to back off of these extreme measures and simply ONLY allow verified purchases to review the products. It would solve everything very quickly.

The only work around for us is services other than Amazon. I’m doing very well on indiegogo. Maybe I should start launching my actual novels there if I can’t get reviews for marketing on Amazon. Judging from my $8,000+ first day when I only made $3,000 on my first day last time, the readers seem to be loving my work. Back it now.

 

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The Ember War Is Live On IndieGoGo!

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This moment has been a long time in the making. I’ve been working on this book on the scripting and project management end for most of this year. We wanted to get to the point where we were more than halfway done with the art to run a campaign for this, and we finally reached that point!

The Ember War, for those who don’t know, is a military science fiction series by Richard Fox, which has sold more than 500,000 units and won a Dragon Award (beating out my Star Realms: Rescue Run for the award, curses!).  It’s an incredible series and I was happy as a fan of the series to be able to script the comic book adaptation.

What’s cool is this marks the first indie science fiction novel to be adapted in this manner. This is an historic event which will open up new markets for many independent authors. It’s a true pioneering of the medium.

The campaign is live now on IndieGoGo, with art by Jethro Morales, my partner from Flying Sparks and a cover by the legendary Graham Nolan. I’ll leave you with a couple of images. Go back it today! 

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Marvel’s Ties With The Clintons And Islam

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Vox Day broke an incredible story this morning which bears repeating: Marvel’s deep dive into Islam and the Deep State. A reader of his uncovered some information regarding the relationship of Marvel’s VP of content and character development in conjunction with both the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation as well as UN Funding.

ComicsGate may not be up against just SJWs, but various third string proxies of the Swamp.

Sana Amanat, Marvel’s Muslim VP of Content and Character Development and Ms. Marvel co-creator, is the cousin of Huma Abedin, Hilary Clinton’s longtime aide. Two of Sana Amanat’s brothers have been prosecuted by the DOJ. The Amanat family donated as much as $1.2 million dollars to various Clinton foundations and initiatives. In turn, perhaps due to their family connection to Huma, the Clinton State Department assisted two of Sana’s brothers in accessing UN funds and partnerships, along with directly granting $1.35 million via the State Department for their non-profit groups. Sana herself was on the board of one of these non-profits, which received at least $100,000 from the State Department.

A non-profit Omar Amanat co-founded, Soliya, received a $1.25 million grant from the State Department. Soliya advocated for the (i) promotion of and (ii) provision of funding for positive portrayals of minorities, particularly Muslims in media, even if this meant funding commercially unsuccessful projects for a time, due to their enhancement of both minority self-perception and overall public inclusiveness. This business philosophy seems reflected in some of the publishing decisions made by Marvel.

Sana’s brother Omar has been documented by various journalists as having made multiple generous bids at Richard Branson’s past charity auctions. Sana Amanat began her career at Branson’s newly created Virgin Comics, which only existed from 2006-2008 before being sold by Branson. Sana was employed at Virgin from 2007 to 2008, before she then joined Marvel in 2009.

Sana’s aunt and Huma’s mother is a noted, prominent Saudi Arabian member of the Muslim Sisterhood. Marvel has recently received favorable treatment from the Saudis, including recent screenings of Black Panther that ended a national 35 year cinema ban and co-operative involvement in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 initiative.

Marvel has newly expanded Sana’s role, though she remains a comic book editor, making her an executive producer on a forthcoming Marvel animated film, despite her complete lack of experience as a film producer.

This information casts a new light on why Marvel works so hard at pushing Ms. Marvel, even though it hasn’t been selling well by all accounts — and conversely why, despite not seeing much success by any other metric, it continues to stay at #1 in Superhero Comics on Amazon. It appears there are some shenanigans involved in keeping that book in place, and that this character is being forced on us for much deeper reasons than simply wanting to “promote diversity.” This is propaganda trying to influence US culture on a global level.

I keep trying to tell people that these movements are not grass roots, there’s not single people who just rise to the top and get there on their own in these circles. It’s always coordinated, it’s always got either deep pockets trying to manipulate a narrative, or reshape the thoughts of our youths. Once you discover it in the major news realm, these kind of stories pop up in a lot of different places, and there’s usually much bigger explanations involved in what’s going on.

Another big development unrelated to comics but illustrating the point came from Twitter yesterday, where dozens of blue check mark twitter verified “journalists” all used the same language in conjunection with the supreme court confirmation of Kavanagh. Each of them called the smear campaign against him a “credible accusation” — using that terminology intentionally to in essence public opinion try him without a trial. The language is designed to manipulate and convict (after all, it’s credible) without real evidence against him. And all of these outlets posted it simultaneously.

It’s very shady how we’re manipulated as a society, both in the corporate content produced and in the way the fake news attempts to create narratives and build their fictions into reality.

Watch out. And the best thing you can do is support indie content creators like myself. I don’t have a PR team or a group from Saudi Arabia to prop up my sales numbers. All I have is you. The third book in my trilogy is coming out later this month. Make sure to get on book one and two now so we can have any chance at displacing some of the content that has the corporate backing above us.

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The Ember War: Graham Nolan Line Art Cover Reveal

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For The Ember War I’ve been so excited to work with Graham Nolan, who’s been a long time hero of mine in the comic industry. Graham has done amazing work including his own Monster Island, Airboy, and of course Batman, in which he co-created the character of Bane with legendary writer Chuck Dixon. It was amazing being able to get him for The Ember War’s cover. I hope this book is a tremendous success so we can use him 8 more times for a beautiful gallery of Richard Fox graphic novels.

Without further ado, here is Graham’s stellar art for the cover:

And I’m pleased to announce colors will be done for the cover by Brett R. Smith — a veteran in the industry who’s worked for the big companies, is best known for Trump’s Space Force and Flying Sparks’ cover. It’s exciting to work with Brett again!

Also make sure to watch as Richard Fox and I go live to talk about the book at 12 PM PST today!

The Ember War will go live on IndieGoGo on Tuesday. For now, check out Flying Sparks by the same creative team. It’s gone to printer and I anticipate I’ll have the books here within the month for shipping.

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God Is Great And Always Provides

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I can’t talk the specifics of a situation because I don’t want this to turn into a “I was pious so the Lord helped me” kind of thing, as I certainly had nothing to do with events, so it’s best to keep it in vague terms.

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been under tremendous pressure from a lot of sources, comprised of people and events that wanted to bring me down, tear down everything i created and cause me despair.

At times, trials can get overwhelming. We’ve all been there. We’ve all had issues where we thought we wouldn’t come out the other side, but these trials are there for a purpose. To grow us, to help us change, to groom us into instruments for God’s greater glory.

Like I said before, it looked overwhelming, but things have actually gotten better than ever before. God revealed Himself in instances where I couldn’t have even have imagined, and putting trust in Him for His plan was the right call. It’s always the right call.

I was speaking to a friend on Saturday about the situation, and she told me about her own. It was a big trial for her, something far more important than I’ve been going through. She told me she had trouble trusting God when it came to her child because in school there’s so many influences where things can go wrong and her instinct is to panic as a mother. I told her she had to. God is bigger than the school. God is bigger than the government. God is bigger than kids going astray or bullying. We literally cannot lose. His plan will always come to pass in the greater scheme.

I hope that helped her as those thoughts helped me this last week. Big things are coming, and He is due his rightful praises. It’s a week to rejoice and love. But then, even the weeks where the trials seem overwhelming are times to rejoice and love as well.

Thanks everyone for your tremendous support through thick and thin. I appreciate it. If you haven’t yet, make sure to pick up The Blood of Giants. I’m hard at work this week  prepping Flying Sparks for print, getting The Ember War ready for next week, and going over a final pass of the trilogy conclusion. Buy The Blood Of Giants here.

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