The Sword of Damocles.

I just sent the following text message to my ex wife:
 
One day…whether you want it or not, Eva, Anya and Leks will seek me out…and then they will know you are the one who denied them access to their father.
 
For their sake, I am willing to play the long game.
 
And when you are older, you will have to defend your despicable actions to your own children.
 
Who do you think they’ll believe? Who do you think they’ll resent?
 
Block me if you wish…the Sword of Damocles is already over your head.

Indie Authors…

…I’ve watched so many indie authors come up out of nowhere, and, doing the same exercises I do, manage to attain higher heights of success than I could ever aspire to.

I climb a hill in the park, they reach the summit of Mount Fucking Everest.

I used to keep a list of authors who passed me by on their way to success…I used to even support and encourage them, thinking, foolishly, that Good Karma was a thing other than the first five letters of my family name.

Now I see that I will never succeed.  I will never be the great author I want to be.

It’s okay…really, I haven’t even been able to write in months.

My books are panned, and my loyal audience is dwindling.

Nothing that I have ever loved or enjoyed in my life has stayed.

Why should writing be any different?

Goodbye.

How to Make An Awesome Burrito: Advice From a Writer

Everyone should know how to make one good MRE, which, as those of you who have served in the military (Thank You) will attest, stands for Meal(s), Ready to Eat.

As I now have a good-paying day job, (see previous post) I decided I needed a nutritious, delicious, quick-grab, fast-response meal for lunches, and suppers…pretty much like I have, every time I’ve had a job, since and before my divorce. Continue reading How to Make An Awesome Burrito: Advice From a Writer

COMIC BOOK MOVIES SUCK.

424863_10150565031583912_2046016596_nIt is 2016, and I am reposting this, almost without effecting any major changes, simply because superhero/comic book movies over the last 20 years have become ubiquitously repetitive, formulaic, and almost consistently, unimaginatively, interchangeable.

I have enjoyed many – but not nearly all, in fact not even MOST – of the superhero movies that we’ve had over the last decade or so, but honestly it’s getting past the point of oversaturation.  

I really can’t wait for the trend to end, especially with the slate of really terrible DC films about to be shat out.  We all remember far too well how awful Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel was, and I went in with great expectations because other than that movie about the slutty looking teenaged girls in the mental hospital, I’ve loved pretty much every Zack Snyder movie I’ve seen, especially the Watchmen. Continue reading COMIC BOOK MOVIES SUCK.

So how it works in Quebec is…

…Separatists, Anti-Anglophone militants and Islamophobes believe they have the right to silence anyone who disagrees with them.  I believe I have the right to freely express my opinion, especially on such a contentious issue as this one.

My opinion is, that a park named in honour of those brave Canadian men, many from Outremont, who fought and died or were wounded at the Battle of Vimy Ridge, deserve to keep the park in their name.

Their opinion is that an elitist millionaire, racist and separatist who attempted to break up Canada deserves to have Vimy Park renamed in his more than dubious honour.

I made a comparison that the likes of him having a park renamed in his memory over that of Our Honored War Dead was equivalent renaming a park to honour an imbecilic murderer and failed assassin.

Of course, Quebec’s militant separatists, anti-Anglophone bigots, and general sanctimonious self-entitled rabble rousers caused a massive, imbecilic flame war on Twitter, in which I was repeatedly -and laughably – labeled a racist, and demonstrated what racism really looks like in Quebec.

The following images are my response.

Winston

fry

burn

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Sick of it ALL

I’m sick of spending every day desperately searching for a job – any job – that will pay me enough to SURVIVE and not finding anything.

I’m sick of being broke all the time.  I’m sick of being stressed out all the time.  I’m sick of being alone all the time.  I’m sick of not being able to do anything other than wait for the inevitable rejection emails for EVERY. SINGLE. JOB. I. APPLY. FOR.

All I want to do is WORK! To EARN A FUCKING LIVING!

I’M SICK AND TIRED OF NOT MAKING ENDS MEET, OF BEING UP TO MY EYES IN DEBT OF NOT BEING ABLE TO HELP MY EX-WIFE CARE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND OF NOT CONTRIBUTING ANYTHING TO SOCIETY!

WHY CAN’T I FIND A FUCKING JOB?

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