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Journal Entry: Fri Feb 21, 2014, 10:24 AM


..."Strange Comments" from me, has now blocked me.  I am utterly mystified.  This is the second time someone I was following and friends with has blocked me, with me having no idea why.

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Strange Comments?

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 18, 2014, 9:34 AM


Has anyone gotten some strange PMs from me lately?  Have I been hacked?

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'With a warrant' is only a start

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 14, 2014, 10:50 AM


The good folks at Nullify NSA offnow.org/ are campaigning to end that spying agency's tyranny.  And they do good work, and have a good point.

But on their twitter account, they implied that spying with a warrant would be "okay". 

Now, I know what they're trying to do here; they want to reign in spying, and by limiting it to warrants that would take care of a lot of it.  But I pointed out that there was a time when spying WAS limited to warrants, and that led us to where we are now.  (Also, of course, there's all that illegal spying that the govt does anyway.)

When I pointed out this weakness, they countered with "well, make your own site!"  Since I already have a site--this one--I'm posting this article here.

"With a warrant" is not enough.  Recognizing that we should stop this madness all together is what's needd.  Not just nullify NSA; but Nullify the Surveillance State.  No warrant is good enough.  Freedom; all or none.  Anything less, however well intentioned, concedes half the argument to the enemy.

Real freedom.  On all issues.  At all times.

It starts here.

#Libertarian #UniteGold

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Fake friends

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 28, 2014, 9:44 PM


There are some people who are getting too fake here on DA. They only want posts, comments, or to see how many friends they can get. So let's see who will actually re-post this. This is a test to see who's paying attention. This is a test to see how many people in my friends list actually pay attention. Copy and re-post in your own bulletin. Lets see who the true friends are... Re-post this if you are a friend... Don't reply... Just copy and paste this in a new journal as "Fake Friends."

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WARNING

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 11, 2014, 4:04 PM


APPARENTLY THERE IS A HACKER ON DEVIANTART, CALLED 'LIFE OWNER'.....


TELL EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST BECAUSE IF SOMEBODY ON YOUR LIST ADDS HIM THEN YOU WILL GET HIM ON YOUR LIST. HE WILL FIGURE OUT YOUR ID COMPUTER ADDRESS, SO COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE EVEN IF YOU DON'T CARE FOR THEM AND FAST BECAUSE IF HE HACKS THEIR EMAIL HE HACKS YOUR MAIL TOO (I think what it means by that is that he could assume the identity of your friends, and FOOL you into opening the letter since you think it's your friend that's sending it )!!...

Anyone using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on. This information arrived this morning, Direct from both Microsoft and Norton. Please send it to everybody you know who has access to the Internet. You may receive an apparently harmless e-mail titled 'MailServer Report'

If you open either file, a message will appear on If you open either file, a message will appear on your screen saying: 'It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful.'

Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC,

And the person who sent it to you will gain access to your name, e-mail and password.

This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon. AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the anti virus software's are not capable of destroying it .

The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself 'life owner'..

PLEASE SEND A COPY OF THIS TO ALL

Remember, always be careful of messages you receive in email-don't open them unless you're 100% POSITIVE they're safe. If you have even the SLIGHTEST doubt, DON'T open it-DELETE it, it's the smart thing to do!




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Second Tainted Gold interview

Journal Entry: Fri May 31, 2013, 11:21 PM


Is here! www.goodreads.com/author/show/…

PS: Please buy the book.... www.lulu.com/us/en/shop/jay-mc…

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First interview for Tainted Gold

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 3, 2013, 5:29 PM


These questions came from missscarlettflame.blogspot.co.… who will put them up on her blog sometime next week.

Q 1) What is the title of your book?

Lowther and Deardon: Tainted Gold

Q 2) What genre(s) does your book fall under (or land near really!)  

Swords and sorcery, with a bit of hard boiled street crime thrown in, and near the end some Mission: Impossible style trickery.

Q 3) What actors would you choose to play the characters in the film version of your book (should you ever, ever get that honour really)  

Hmmm.  Tough one.  I'm not that big on Hollywood.  Maybe Clancy Brown for Lowther?  Deardon could be some moderately funny comic actor.  Tasha could be played by the person who gave me these questions, haha!  Xarius....again, tough one.  That redhead guy from CSI Miami, maybe, if he grew his hair out.  Kusari....maybe Yee Jee Tso.  No idea on the various baddies.

Q 4) What is the main outline for your book? (Alexandria calls it a pitch as a synopsis includes spoilers and I hate spoilers!)  

From the book's own sale page (buy it!) www.lulu.com/us/en/shop/jay-mc…  : The city of Lanteius is divided between three rival nations. A grim mercenary and a cynical bard are thrust into an investigation to uncover a conspiracy that threatens the balance of power. Swords and sorcery, magic and crime, intrigue and betrayal.

Q 5) Will your book be Indie published, self published or represented by an agency and sold to a traditional publisher?  

It's being sold by online publisher lulu.com

Q 6) How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?  

The first draft?  Four to five months between me and my co-writer Dan Jordan.  Rewrites took longer; reformatting it for Lulu was a real hurdle.  Were it not for that last, it might have been out months earlier.  But I also wouldn't have tweaked it as much.  So it's a trade off.

Q 7) What other books in this genre would you compare yours to?

The collected short stories of Hawke and Fisher come close, with a a dash of Conan the Barbarian.

Q 8) Who or what inspired you to write this book?

We heard about the kid who wrote Eragon, and how it got turned into a movie.  Basically, we said "Why not us?"

Q 9) What else about the book might pique the readers attention?

The cynical cleverness, the references, the Mission: Impossible style trickery near the end of the book, the epilogues that help flesh out the world and hint at the next book!

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First review of Tainted Gold

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 16, 2013, 4:29 PM


By :iconresa-challender: www.resafantasyarts.com/

"Hey -- back in Port Angeles til tomorrow, so I thought I'd shoot you off an email about the book.

Very enjoyable! Loved the world you created -- and the appendix was fascinating reading. Which, I believe, I've never before said about a book I've read. Usually, I barely skim them, but this one sucked me in. Great detail, and well thought through.

The political/social structure in the story gave it fascinating depth. And I suspect, when Jatina reads it, she's going to enjoy that the most.  That's what always makes or breaks a book for Jatina.

The last chapter was perfect. Short, but perfectly so. I do hope you plan another book in the series -- you can't stop after that!

I also want to say that one of the things I liked best was how much it felt like I'd fallen into a Baldur's Gate world. That might sound strange, but it's true. The atmosphere left me melancholy for the game. Now I must find my disks and try to install it on the new machine.

Anyway, you have a least one guaranteed sale in your pocket already for book two. So write on!"

Remember, you can buy the book at: www.lulu.com/us/en/shop/jay-mc…

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Novel, published!!!!

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:04 PM


Lowther and Deardon: Tainted Gold
by Jay McIntyre and Dan Jordan
www.lulu.com/shop/jay-mcintyre…

Go buy it!!

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So, I should like, post something, yeah?

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 23, 2013, 6:10 PM


Well, there are a number of reasons I haven't but I am now VERY close to getting the novel done, and might be working on something else too (grins at a certain other dA person who shall remain nameless).  Wish me luck.

I haven't given up, especially on Terra (I will always wubs Terra) but actual work in the real world that might get published comes first.

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Evil Plan

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 30, 2012, 2:22 PM


A rather amusing webcomic about supervillainy.  I've written fanfic pieces for it twice, which you can find in my journal.  The webcomic itself is here: evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comic…

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Finished.

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 21, 2012, 3:54 PM


I have just closed the door on my last ex.  Email blocked, dA blocked, Twitter blocked.  

I should've have done it before.  I should have done it after I met her in the flesh.  I never should have dated her in the first place.

She was the last.

There will not be another.

And that is for the best.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKY-sm…

I could say a whole lot of other things here, but I won't.  It's done.

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I wasn't going to post about the election

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 7, 2012, 5:12 PM


I'm a third party guy, and the guy I voted for got more votes than anybody thought he would, certainly more than I thought he would.  If anybody really cares/wants to know, I'll pass on the details.  But that is not the point of this.

Rather.....let's say you're a big Vegas odds maker.  I mean, you've got a rep for making successful predictions, right?  That's how you make your money, or at least part of your money.  And during the summer, you make 3 predictions about the election.  Let's say.....you predict who Romney's running mate will be, you predict that Eric Holder will be fired as a result of the "Fast and Furious" scandal before the summer is over, and you predict the results of the election itself.

Now let's say....you bombed all 3 of those predictions.  And as a result, one of the people who followed your predictions points this out to you.  Now they don't say "you suck" or that "You should stop predicting".  Rather they say, "Maybe. just maybe, you need to take a step back and re-analyze your skills as an oddsmaker.  Somewhere along the line, your lost your way."

If that happens?  You don't bite that person's head off.

Just sayin.

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Hurricane Sandy

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 28, 2012, 2:20 PM


Here we go again.  Don't think we're gonna be as lucky as we were with Irene last year.  Power/internet may be out for a couple days.

:sprint:

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Wow. Scale of the Universe!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 5, 2012, 4:02 PM


From the smallest theoretical particle to the Universe itself.....


apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120312.ht…

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WARNING! Important!

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 21, 2012, 7:24 PM


PLEASE READ, THIS IS IMPORTANT!

Rumor has it there's a hacker on dA, hacking people and blocking our friends to make them block us! You'll then be banned from dA.

Write the same warning in your journal to protect not only yourself but everyone! Here's another warning: If I'm being a jerk, saying stuff like "Shut up," "Get lost", or "I don't want to see you on my page anymore", that's not really me. That's the hacker.

Write all of this down in your journal too!

Please do this, it's for the safety of everyone!

Forward this message before someone gets hurt!

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Boycott DC Comics, part 4: Alan Moore speaks

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 14, 2012, 7:32 PM


'I can't imagine that if there was anybody of even average intelligence at DC, that they wouldn't have ever wanted to bring out a load of substandard prequels and sequels. But, I think that they were probably having enormous pressure placed upon them by Warner Bros. to produce something. When I originally said that I would not be giving my permission to a raft of prequels, DC immediately announced that they were going to do an exciting relaunch to all of their classic characters--which, I suppose, was their "plan B." They were being pressured, presumably by Warner Bros., to produce something to justify their existence. The Watchmen thing didn't look like it was going to work, so they attempted to do something radical and new with their existing characters--like, change their costumes a little bit and start all the numbering from one. I guess that "plan B" can't have worked out that well--or at least, not as well as they were hoping. So, it's back--reluctantly, I suspect--to "plan A."'

Whole interview here: www.seraphemera.org/seraphemer… much thanks to :icontamaranorbust:

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So, I haven't posted anything in a while....

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 12, 2011, 5:27 PM


....besides journal rants.  Yeah.

The main reason is I'm writing non-dA things.  Some are fanfics for other sites, some are for actual print zines, and one is a collaborative attempt at an actual novel.  I do mean to write more stuff here....eventually.

But my Dragon Age and Mass Effect fics are unfortunate casualties.  I will still do Terra stuff--I'll always do Terra stuff--but if you were watching me for my Dragon Age and/or Mass Effect works, that's pretty much toast.  

So what will I be doing here, as time allows?  Well Terra, obviously.  Almost definitely some Doctor Who and Star Wars stuff; as with Terra, adjusting the continuity of each to suit myself.  I also eventually wanna do another fic featuring Lilly, who is not my character, but whose continuing video adventures continue here: www.youtube.com/user/mynameisn… YouTube's new layout sucks!!!)

Anyway, I would like to say I'll get something posted here before year's end, but I can't promise that.

So who all is still watching me, anyhow?

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Boycott DC Comics, part 3

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 8, 2011, 6:48 PM


As usual others say it better than I:

absorbascon.blogspot.com/2011/…

and

www.delusionalhonesty.com/2011…

and

www.jimshooter.com/2011/10/new…

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Boycott DC Comics, part 2

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 29, 2011, 8:17 PM


Recently :iconanyauribe: had a poll about the DC reboot, and a lively debate went along with it.  Here, :icontamaranorbust: has, in their own blog, shown better than anyone else has yet what exactly is wrong with the reboot.  The commentary on continuity is particularly inspiring; but the view on what has been done to some of the female Titans is also very relevant.

historiesofthingstocome.blogsp…

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