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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Why We Should Use The Hashtag #YesAllReligion

It's time for atheists everywhere to show religious people of every faith why their particular religion, faith, or plain belief is dangerous to the rest of the civilized world! I'm calling for all atheists to take to Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or whatever other social media outlet you use to educate theists on the dangers that you are afraid of.
What are you afraid of happening to you? Do you fear for you or your children's future? What experiences have you had in the past that have shown you why religion is bad for society?
Please help us spread the word to everyone around the world about why religion, belief, and other forms of intolerance are hideous lies that hide life-threatening ideologies behind seemingly innocuous words!
Do you agree? Let me know in the comments below!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Interview With Michael W. Dean Regarding Intellectual Property Law

Back in the day, I co-founded the first Film Club ever at Pueblo West High School, along with my good friend Caynen. There were others involved with the project as well, but no one was nearly as consumed by it as Caynen and I were. At the time, we were obsessed with creating not just one movie, but multiple short films. I was writing script after script for all of these different films we had planned, collaborating with Caynen on everything. After we filmed our short On The Shoulders Of Zombies: The Untold Story of the Evil Dead Four, however, it seemed as though I had gotten the filmmaking bug out of my system, at least for the most part. I still yearn to create movies now and then, though not with nearly the amount of passion I had for it when I was younger. Also, at the time I was using a less-than-legal copy of Final Draft, which I no longer have, and to start out in the industry is just extremely cost-prohibitive. Just look at the price of the RED digital camera, which is the first digital camera to break into Hollywood, having been used to shoot films Like Crank and the yet-to-be-released Robocop remake, among others. This camera is often touted as being relatively cheap and easy for studios to acquire and utilize, with a price tag of only $10,000. Film cameras cost much, much more, and don't even get me started on the cost of developing the film itself.
I bring up our high school Film Club adventures because, during this time Caynen and I came across an intriguing book called $30 Film School. Once we saw this and read the description (DIY Film School!), we knew we had to have it in our bag of tricks. Once we finally managed to get a copy of the book, we both took turns salivating over it as if it were our last meal. So much new information about every facet of filmmaking was now at our fingertips. It opened our minds to new possibilities for our guerrilla filmmaking. It even gave me the idea (that I subsequently never followed through on due to my laziness, or something) to apply for 501(c)3 fiscal status. Which is just a fancy way of saying that you are non-profit organization. This was important to us at the time because it would've allowed us to entice our neighbors and community members to invest money in our film because it could be written off for taxes. On an interesting side note, we made fun of the process of trying to get donations from family members in our short film, which you can see for yourself on Youtube.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Day In & Day Out Is Now Free

I've been thinking a  lot about what I've set out to accomplish lately, and I've come to the conclusion that I have been a huge hypocrite. Soon, I will be posting an article here about an interview I recently conducted with Michael W. Dean regarding copyright law. We talked all about how copyright law is bad for society, and how intellectual property rights are actually hurting artists. Also, Cory Doctorow, someone I look up to as an author, has always been against copyright law (at least as long as I've been a fan of him, which admittedly hasn't been long. His website is here).

 Image credit:
 This is the best free image I could find for copyright.

Monday, April 21, 2014

31 Questions For An Atheist

I found this list on and thought I'd respond to these questions as well. She found the list originally here, and after I read her responses I couldn't wait to get two cents in. I hope this encourages debate among both the faithful and the atheistic and those in between. We know who you are you agnostics, don't keep riding the fence!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Miley Cyrus and the Apocalypse: Four Surprising Thing They Have In Common

Today, we'll be discussing a paltry four ways that singer, actress, and performer Miley Cyrus, also known as Smiley Miley, is tantamount to the height of human tragedy imaginable by man. I've delved deep into my darkest thoughts and areas of the internet, scouring them like Robert Langdon: best when he's seen and not heard. What follows are of of the clues I was able to scrabble together hastily in time to warn you of the coming time of Biblical prophecy. Alright then, enough dilly-dallying. It's time to begin.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Horrible Poetry Wednesday #6

This one actually wasn't so hard to post this week relatively speaking. I still think it qualifies as Horrible Poetry, but at least the intent is there. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday, and I hope you enjoy reading another ugly selection of my poetry. Please leave your feedback in the comments section below. Also, if you have any suggestions for future Horrible Poetry Wednesday Posts, please email me at first name last name 2013 at gmail dot com with your ideas!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Exclusive Q&A With the President of Pikes Peak Writers

Recently, I received the opportunity to ask some questions of the president of the local writing group, Pikes Peak Writers. J.T. Evans, President, Author, jack-of-all-trades, was more than happy to converse with me about the Pikes Peak Writers and their upcoming conference. Thankfully he was able to take time out of his hectic day to answer these questions for all of us, so please give him and the Pikes Peak Writers some of your time to find out more about this truly awesome group at large in our community!

Monday, April 7, 2014

"Unconquerable" Published With Flash Fiction Magazine Today

I have a new short story published with Flash Fiction Magazine! The story is titled, Unconquerable," and it's about a public protest and speech that is trounced upon by a ruthless futuristic police force. If you'd like to read it, visit their page here. Let me know what you think in the comments below, and feel free to share!
Also, make sure to download your free sample of my eBook, "Day In & Day Out" (For Kindle). It's a science fiction short about a disgruntled customer service representative working at a call center. He hates his job, he hates his boss, and then one day, he gets a call from a mysterious woman. The woman claims to be from another world, and that she has information that can save his planet. What happens next? Find out here (For Android/iOS).

I also want to take a moment to thank you all for your support. I appreciate the feedback I've gotten and the response I've garnered for my short story. Thank you all for taking the time to read my work, and I hope you enjoy it! Please let me know in the comments below if there is anything you'd like to see in future posts from me, or what you didn't like. I look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Horrible Poetry Wednesday #5

This week's post will be just as groan-inducing and laughable as any other. However, This one is a little special. It has a bit of a hidden meaning to it. Something having to do with the movie industry. See if you can figure it out.
If not, you could always go to Smashwords and download my ebook, "Day In & Day Out," completely free!, just use coupon code CX35X at checkout and you'll have the entire story, free to read and enjoy.
Otherwise, enjoy the train wreck that you knew was inevitable. After all, it's the reason you came here isn't it?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Horrible Poetry Wednesday #4

It's that time again! It is my sincere hope that this laughable poetry of mine from days long past will provide you some joy to help you get through the rest of the week! Let me know what you think in the comments below! Also, if you have poetry you'd like to submit for Horrible Poetry Wednesday, let me know!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Story Title Announcement: We Have A Winner!

So, the time has finally come! Kaytelyn Cruts is the winner of the short story title contest! The winning title is "Day In & Day Out." Kaytelyn has won a free copy of the e book, which is published with Smashwords here! The first 50% of the book is available in multiple formats for free! You can read it on Kindle devices, Android devices, etc. So be sure to check it out!
Also, I'm still holding a contest on my Facebook page as well! Once my page gets to 100 likes, I'll choose three followers at random to receive free copies also! Share this post with your friends if you've already liked my Facebook page, and if not, go here to follow me on Facebook!
With my short story having been titled and published, I'm looking forward to your reviews once you've gotten your copy and have read the rest of the story! Please give a thought to reviewing the story once your finished, you just may help some other reader find a story that they might otherwise not have found.
OK, now you may think that, since I just finally published the latest short story I've been working so hard on, that I'll take a break for a while, right? Well, actually, I have another story that I'm going to be editing and formatting soon to finalize it for Smashwords publishing as well! I expect to have this next story ready to be published within the next two weeks, so look forward to more exciting details to come soon, such as the title and what it's all about!
Again, I don't think it can ever be said enough, but I truly do appreciate everyone's support and feedback and I sincerely hope you have a wonderful time reading the rest of my story. If you enjoy it, then I know we'll have a lot of fun waiting for us ahead as I get to publishing more and more of my work. But it can only be done with your help, so I hope you all know it is appreciated! Thanks again!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Horrible Poetry Wednesday #3

It's time for another one of my Horrible poems! This week, I'll treat you all to something a little different. This is a bunch of Haiku strung together to form a larger piece. I don't know if you can still call it Haiku at that point, but basically what I'm saying is that, for each stanza, the syllable structure is 5-7-5.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Will Physical Books Become Obsolete?

I just read a refreshing short story called "Readers," by Rachel A. Brune. You can read the short story in its entirety here. I say refreshing, because it brings up an idea that I think a lot of people are interested in and discussing, but no one have I seen pursuing it to it's logical conclusion. I'm referring to ebooks and their steady rise in purchase and use.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Short Story Sample Chapter: Day Two

So, two votes on the poll and both of them wanted to see more of the story! Therefore, here is the second chapter of my short story. This story has yet to be titled, may I remind you. If you feel so inclined, please feel free to leave your submissions for the title of the short story after you read Day One and Day Two! The best title winner will win a free copy of the ebook once it's published at Smashwords, as well as having their title grace the story itself! So be sure to put in your two cents, and you could get the rest of the story for free!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Horrible Poetry Wednesday #2

This is a second horrible poem from when I was young and thought I knew how to write. Actually, I guess I wasn't all that different than I am now... At any rate, Here's a second horrible poem for you to feast yourselves upon.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Baca's Drunken Movie Review: Street Fighter (1994)

Here's a Facebook oldie (but goodie!) that I really liked that I thought you guys might enjoy! Let me know if you would like to see more of these in the future!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Ninth Revision Finished

     So I just finished the ninth revision to my short story. I went from 3,441 words to 4,281 words in this one. I think I may be nearing completion, but I don't want to get my hopes up just yet. I'll be proofreading and formatting my book for Smashwords for the rest of the evening. For now, I just wanted to invite you all to vote on one of the polls of to view the sample chapter provided here for free. I also ask that, should you choose to sample my short story, if you would kindly leave either what your thoughts were after reading it, or your submission for a title idea, (or both) in the comments below the post.
     Also, I invite you to check out my in-depth Q&A interview published on my Smashwords Author Page. if you have any ideas for additional questions you'd like to see, or any comments you have, feel free to post them here as well. I look forward to seeing what questions you have for me!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Horrible Poetry Wednesday #1

So going forward, I'm going to try and do a Horrible Poetry Wednesday! In these posts (which will, for obvious reasons, be posted each Wednesday) I will showcase some old poetry of mine (which I usually hate, I was fifteen at the time of writing most of this and I absolutely abhor most of it) and let you all laugh about how horrible of a poetry writer I am.

Customer Service Meltdown (non-edited)

This was funny for about five seconds, and then it just became sad. I actually feel bad for both parties involved. I can understand wanting to speak with someone who offered to help and not being able to, or being frustrated at a system that you can't understand. I maybe don't agree with his reaction, but we each have different levels of tolerance for things that make us angry or push our buttons. This guy had just reached his limit.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Story Title Winner Announcement Delayed

So I've decided to postpone the announcement for a winner as there is still plenty of time left to get more answers in and plenty of time before I move to publish the story itself. Keep sharing this with your friends, family, co-workers, and colleagues so we can get some more submissions! I'll let you know once I've decided to post a winner. Don't forget to check back often for updates!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Random Haiku

          Thanks for the feedback on the first chapter of my new short story I've received so far! I appreciate everyone's thoughts.
          Today I thought I'd post some random Haiku that I've written for your enjoyment, and I encourage you to share your favorites (either from among these or wherever) in the comments section below! I look forward to seeing what interests you!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Short Story Sample Chapter

I hope you enjoy reading the first chapter of my new short story! After you've finished reading, please remember to comment with your ideas for the story's title and it would be greatly appreciated if you could share this with friends. I'll announce the winner on Tuesday, who'll receive a free copy of the completed short story in E-Book format once it's published on Smashwords! Also, if you feel so inclined, feel free to leave your honest opinions about what you've read and tell everyone what you liked or didn't like about it!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Short story title contest.

I will be posting an excerpt from my new short story soon which is as of yet untitled. Before I publish the excerpt, would you guys like to get the title first? Let me know what you think. Or perhaps *wink* we can do a contest to see who comes up with the best title as judged by my wife and after after reading the excerpt to be published soon! Whoever has the best title will be rewarded with a free copy of the E-book once it's published on Smashwords!