Category: Update

InCase Anyone Was Wondering…

2014-10-03_00011When I first launched this site I stated that At Eternity’s Gate would hopefully be finished in September, or possibly beyond. Well we are definitely in the beyond camp now. It’s not that I haven’t written the book, I most certainly have. I just haven’t written the best version of it that can exist. This is partly due to some life changes, as the summer has been full of new things for me, including but not limited to:

  • Nausea inducing bouts of existential ponderings.
  • Moving away from somewhere I’ve lived a long time.
  • Not having a job (which was planned, except for the crippling anxiety).
  • Adapting to life with cats. Very evil animals indeed.
  • Asphyxiating levels of self doubt and dense waves of depression.

It’s been hard to reflect properly and admit that I haven’t been who I used to be and who I aspire to become. By no means am I unfamiliar to this process. Read More…

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Cover Art

At Eternity's Gate CoverIt seems as though I may be zeroing in on the final cover art for At Eternity’s Gate. I’ve gone through several renditions to date, and each time I’ve discarded their amateur scented carcasses into the overflowing well of mediocre shit I’ve crafted over the years. That said, I think this one is looking pretty fresh. I can’t really take much credit here though. My lovely and talented girlfriend, Allie, collaged this vector by Fernando Michelotti and I used some photoshop magic (with control of the colors fully in Allie’s paint-stained hands) and it turned out better than expected. The font is High Tide and had a poster quality to it that tickled my rune-ish aesthetic. I’m not sure if I’ll make any changes from here on out, but if I do make any I’m sure it will soak up another twenty hours of my life like this one did.

I’ve also reformatted the first three chapters of At Eternity’s Gate, and inserted the new cover into the PDF. You can download that spiff jazz in the book or download section of the site, or click right here: At Eternity’s Gate 1-3.  I also fought through the night with Smashwords Style Guide. It was terrible and if equated to a medieval battle my limbs have been severed and my head is being gnawed voraciously by an overgrown saltwater crocodile lurking in the moat surrounding Smashwords’ castle. Ultimately I failed to convert my word document to Epub and Mobi files for reasons that I can’t even begin to understand. I will try again another day, after my memories are assimilated with that crocodile and I have my vengeance through the double eye-lided peepers of an ageless aquatic reptile. Chomp chomp, mother fuckers.

Also of note: My Download page is looking better. You can find At Eternity’s Gate, a desktop background and a short story there. I’ll be updating that with more stuff as it is made. I hope you enjoy the graphic I made for the page.

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Random Late Night Update

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When life comes at you like an antediluvian blood-thirsty invertebrate follow Captain Nemo’s lead: grab yourself a tomahawk. Growing a beard or drawing one on your hairless face might also help you out.

The Texas road trip clocked in at just over 3,000 miles. Roughly three cases of craft beer were consumed and seven miles of river were kayaked/tubed down. Nine thunderstorms were braved and one wild boar peed on our tent. One concert was attended with two bands you may like: Yellow Ostrich & Alex Napping. Much laughter was had and even more mold spores were spread throughout the battered fabric interior of my Honda Civic. I was also subjected to BioShock style plasmid experimentation in Pedernales Falls State Park. My bee powers are slowly blossoming.photo (10)

Back on the ranch At Eternity’s Gate continues to be mercilessly edited. Fifty-two unnamed heroes were slashed from existence, or really, just integrated with another group. A transformation of one character’s helmet has taken place, from a typical sci-fi space pilot helmet to that of a smooth and sleek killer whale head, and every scene involving this character now has to be adjusted. Oh, the things we do for the sake of mystery and seemingly illogical badassery. There are roughly eighty pages left to be edited/rewritten before, you know, I read through the thing again and jam my frantically anxious surgeon fingers into its guts. Read More…

Road Trip: Austin, Texas

Look out Mr. Herbert on the road.

Look out for Mr. Herbert on the road.

It’s my 111th  26th birthday on Monday and for the next week I’ll be driving down through the Yellow King’s country into the Lone Star State. We’ll be scouting out Austin to determine its worth as a habitat in the future. While in and  around the city our activities will include:

  • Camping
  • 17 hour drive (one way)
  • Cliff Jumping
  • Kayaking/tubing
  • Art Stuff
  • Watching the Yellow Ostrich play at Stubb’s
  • Drinking

photo (8)If I find some time I may whip up a post about writing while traveling, something I don’t do well and have allergic reactions to. I’ll be jotting down notes on At Eternity’s Gate (free download btw) and potential character convos in my tiny lion notebook. There is some weird shit in there, including but not limited to:

  • Memories displayed in a dust storm
  • Michael Crichton’s Sphere if the sphere hunted you
  • Upside down platypus in a dumpster with a stack of pancakes on its head

Hopefully more pulitzer prize winning material will appear in it over the next few days. Happy monster slaying and dream-crafting to you all, stay tuned for more action here.

Official Site Launch!

Time for head movies

It’s been a long time coming but I finally have content ready for the site. Let’s just say it took longer than I intended, and I’ll most definitely be cashing in this nap time card tomorrow. I plan on posting at least once a week in either the form of random shit, book updates or maybe even a proper article once in a while. I’ll probably run  my mouth off about writing, video games, space exploration and anime as these topics are usually engaged in a fierce weaponized version of bumper cars up in my imaginatorium. Side note: weaponized bumper cars is a fantastic idea. Only medieval instruments of death are allowed. I imagine the end result would look like this.

Anyway I’ve got a lot to look forward to on this site and I hope the same holds true for yourself. If all goes according to plan I’ll be posting my full novel on this site, At Eternity’s Gate, maybe under the option of pay what you want. That’s right ladies and exobiotic parasitic lifeforms, you may very well be able to enter in any number between $0.00-$1 trillion dollars and receive a fantastically crafted work of science fiction. Let’s hope for the best. After Eternity’s Gate comes out there are two more books in the series and that’s far from the end of stories I have to tell. Until then enjoy whatever surfaces on the site and check out the first two official posts.

1. At Eternity’s Gate Chapters 1-3 are ready for download. I know, try not to shit your pants with excitement.

2. Attack on House Fly: Adopting Heroic Anime Personality Traits to Conquer Your Life

Thanks for stopping by. Feel free comment or send me an email about whatever you’d like, but please refrain from sending me videos of snapping turtles eating mice. I’ve seen enough of that already.