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Pitching [Jul. 28th, 2013|01:46 am]
[Current Location |United States, Massachusetts, Somerville]
[mood |anxiousanxious]

I have been working on writing the perfect pitch for my latest comic book project.
I think that what I eventually settled on is pretty good. Well, I hope that it is.

One really great thing about the process was going over specific word choices with Bekah again and again. It is great to have someone who cares enough to comb through it like that, and who also appreciates the distinctions between words.

Boston Comic Con in next weekend.
Starting to get nervous.
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(no subject) [Jan. 7th, 2013|11:38 pm]
With low numbers at school I decided to start dragging my way through Of Mice and Men.
At home, Bekah made Meatloaf for me for the first time. It was wonderful.

Then some dumb-ass decided to shoot his gun down on Gilman street. You dumb ass! Don't do that!
Also, the lettered pages of issue 3 are complete, save one.
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(no subject) [Jan. 4th, 2013|12:10 am]
This morning I could not find my The Clash hat, but I did not have tome to look for it. I was worried that I had lost it.
Fortunately, Bekah found it for me... but scolded me for dropping it on the street.
I almost stayed home from work because Bekah was feeling sick. I was worried about her, but ultimately glad that I did not stay home because she said that she was feeling better by about lunch time.
That saves that sick day for when we really need it.
I wrote just a tiny bit... did some editing... and then Johnny told us all about some stupid game.
And then it was bed time.
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2013 part 1 [Jan. 1st, 2013|05:49 pm]
Today was nice.
Bekah and I walked Molly down to the park in the cold and it was very, very, nice.
I am mildly disappointed that I didn't DO much with my break. But I also had a very nice time. So, my disappointment is just that... mild.
Making plans for the new year. A big thing I need to tackle is my productivity.
I think I know a good hypnotist who can help me with that.

Also, I love the3 annual Twilight Zone marathon.
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Meetings [Aug. 5th, 2012|01:55 pm]
I am listening to a This American Life episode about a guy who runs away to go meet Piers Anthony based on nothing but what he had read in the man's books.
It is reminding me of the time that I spent a weekend in London tracking down Warren Ellis.
That was really a great adventure.
I was listening to that show as I was on another, much smaller, adventure... but one of great personal import...
While Bekah is off on her own adventure of much greater personal import.

For me, I walked down to the Dunkin Donuts at the corner to get an iced coffee and take my dog for a walk. She really needed a walk because she is anxious about Bekah being out of the house for a while. More on that in a little bit.
My adventure was a significant one because I have not made that walk in over a month... maybe two months. My back has been hurting terribly. But have gotten good medicine for it, and found some good exercises... and I have been feeling much better. I only had to stop and rest once on my trip. Back at home, in the AC, I am startled to notice that the worst thing about my walk was the heat. I had some back discomfort, but no actual pain. Just writing that... feels really nice.

Molly's adventure was being out in the world with me, and with no Bekah to take special care of her. She is happy to be here with me, but she really prefers Bekah's constant attention. But, she learned today that she can get by.

Bekah's adventure is much better than ours, though. She left this morning to begin her week of courses with The National Guild of Hypnotists. For real. This is a dream she has had, probably, for as long as I have known her. Longer even.
Circumstances have finally aligned, and she is now able to take this huge step toward professional legitimacy in her chosen field. This is very exciting for her and for me.

It is one thing to study, and practice, and research the thing... but to pay the fee, and take the course, learn the material, and then get a piece of paper that says YOU ARE THE THING.

Well, that's pretty great.

Oh, also, my mom is about to embark on an adventure.

Now, let's hear about YOUR adventure.
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Planned visitations [Aug. 2nd, 2012|10:56 pm]
My mom is coming to visit next week. Just this evening we managed to solidify some of the logistics of her trip and what she will be doing while here. Should be fun. She will be renting a car and ferrying Bekah back and forth to a hypnosis convention. Then, each day, she will return to my apartment and play with my dog! Again, should be fun.

Also, a co-worker told me about tours of Fenway Park on days when there are not baseball games or Jimmy Buffet concerts there. Bekah and I were both surprised to find ourselves interested in doing that. You know, for the history of it. Plus, we would get to go to Fenway without having to actually GO TO FENWAY... like during a game!

My back is really starting to feel better... or at least it is now a different pain.
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The more shark-like Josh [Jul. 31st, 2012|02:45 pm]
So, it seems that when you are a fetus and an infant, your bones are actually cartilage. But then they harden into bones.
Well, one of my vertebrae decided that it would prefer to remain in the more shark-like cartilage state. So, it is, and always has been, softer than its bony brothers.
The downside is that it causes terrible pain.
The upside is that the solution to this pain is just some specialized exercises.
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back to back [Jul. 28th, 2012|09:52 pm]
Working this weekend on issue 35 of Rapid City.
My back is feeling much better, and I sincerely hope that continues.. A hurt back has already taken too much time from me.
Also, hoping to go and see Batman tomorrow... Then possibly a showing of Dark Knight Rises.
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Havsnt the foggiest [Oct. 3rd, 2011|06:40 am]
[Current Location |Boston, Freedom Trail, Freedom Trail]

Most mornings i listen to informative podcasts. Last night,however, i bought The Langley Schools Music Project album specificly for its odd, haunting, quality.
I put in both headphones and hit play on my way downstairs. The song that was just starting was Space Oddity.
When i stepped outside, i stopped dead in my tracks.
Listening to a spooky version of a spooky space song, and i am suddenly looking down my street into fog so thick that it appeared the whole area was underwater. The thickest i have ever seen.
At the corner, half way up the hill, i could see the fog in front of the lights that were there to stop traffic crossing my path. There was actually a visible beam of red mist stretching out in front of the light.
Breahttakingly strange

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Issue 23 [Aug. 17th, 2011|11:34 pm]
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Originally published at Rapid City Script Blog. You can comment here or there.

The script for the twenty-third issue of my superhero comic book, Rapid City, has now been posted.

In this issue, Coil’s plan to steal an ancient artifact unfolds with terrifying consequences.

Panel 1. Everyone looking toward the Captain with surprise.




What have you done?


What’s wrong with you?

Panel 2. The Captain yelling back at Kinetic.


Not me. Them. Look what this scum does with the power they have now. They hurt, steal, and kill.


More power will mean more people hurt and more people killed. That’s not happening on my watch.


The vault stays closed.

Read and discuss this issue of Rapid City, plus all of the previous issues, for free here.

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