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    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2009
    my first proper in-print comic story I've written called 'Avenger' will be available to buy in May(-ish), in the 'Western' anthology from AccentUK ... preview page here

    might also have a 7-issue comicstory/miniseries pitch bear some fruition with an independant uk publisher

    besides that its the usual prose short stories, bits of art, and maybe making novel/la headway...
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    I've started another garden this year. I found a dead snake in one of the bales of straw.
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2009
    I'm finishing the novella I started last year that's basically chronicling my 24 hours with a film crew as they speed to finish a five minute video for a cash prize. Stress mounts, shit gets crazy, and I have the time of my life.

    My blog's turning 3 years old in March, so I'm kind of proud of that. I'm going to be starting to write for the Independent Comics Site again, and hopefully my boss will get the know-how/personnel to start Nerd Girl again, because frankly that was a kickass job.
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    oooh there's so much I should be getting on with... the (realistic) to-do list includes:

    - Start *and finish* a 6-page comic story
    - Get my book-based project finished. That plan's been on the drawing board for a couple of months now already... Why is full-time work such an arse?
    - Find a band that's actively gigging to do some posters for.

    I don't know if this is too far off-topic or not, but I've got this week off and, in a vague attempt to give myself a deadline for something, I'm doing a caption/what the hell is going on here competition. Mainly because it's fun giving stuff away?
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    More music ( another free ep imminent , an album at some point ), nagging Radio 6 for more radio play , learning the violin, finding a way to play as a live group ( all ideas so far have been ungratefully vetoed by the performers ).

    Also , keeping collective members working hard without having to pay them in any way. This is a tough one. Coloured pebbles , cider and spiritual reward isn't going to work for much longer........
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2009
    Well, it looks like my publisher has handed my next book to someone else. Fortunately they are on the other side of the pond, so while I ponder how to send them a particularly virulent strain of something unpleasant in the post, I am now free again for writing, editing, and code-tweaking. Anyone?

    For some reason I have also agreed to start giving presentations on code, the thought of which is making me a tad queasy. Writing is fine, but sessions are LIVE. Gulp.
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2009
    i bought a domain,, but haven't put up any content. i'm going to redo it with jQuery instead of PHP, toss the flickr RSS feed and get some actual samples of my work in there.

    i also just recovered some really old portfolio stuff (the actual inDesign files of articles i published and/or laid out) so maybe those'll fit in nicely.

    otherwise i want to start working in new media again. it's frightening how little i know of the MSP part of Max/MSP.

    so, no completed projects to speak of, but a few ambitions.
    • CommentAuthorgeoffmark
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2009
    Once I deliver this one show, my work week will go from 90+ hours down to something sane. There are two music videos & two short films shot and trussed, they just need cutting, vfx, etc.

    One screenplay got started last week, first time as a collaboration! I should rewrite at least one of the others, but they're not worth the time just yet.

    This spring I will learn to fly.

    Ask me again when I've had sleep. Thanks.
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2009
    Checking back in... hmm. Not much progress since last time. Character writeups and rule boildown for the summer festival game is coming along nicely, but playtest is still way off. Trying to get some people in similar circumstances together for ideaswaps and socializing.

    The educational RPG company went belly up a week after deadline. Unneccessary, and annoying. The games were selling, things were apparently going well. Rumors of mismanagement. Know a few of the people involved. Want someone to blame. Maybe find out more later.

    Putting together a 5-page project writeup for a postgraduate position by end of april. Will involve writing some difficult emails. What's the fancy name for Morbid Fear of Putting Your Nuts on the Chopping Block?

    The rest mostly depends on me nagging at people. No spare time for nagging ATM.
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2009
    Just got published on the Independent Comics Site.
    Should be doing a column for them every once and awhile.
    • CommentAuthorJasonRagle
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2009
    Getting the yard done so the kids don't have crawl and play in the dirt. That and putting up the hammock in the backyard so I can recover during Spring Break.
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    I'm working overdrive to promote my POD book EMPTY ROOMS LONELY COUNTRIES through the website and through local channels. It's a challenge to be heard through all the noise, and I'm enjoying it so far.
    • CommentAuthorJubbs
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2009
    I have finished reading volume 2, all of it in one morning. very impressed! my project is quite simply figuring out the best way to display volume 2 in the store and hoping you could tell me where i can distribution for the merch :) people in Swindon want these shirts and i want to give it to 'em
  5.  (5099.14)
    ive started a blog-journal to showcase surrealist, bizarre, irreal fiction and prose poetry, NOT stanzaically organized verse

    if it sounds like something you'd be interested in, check it here:

    if you write stuff along those lines, please dont be shy about submitting something here:
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2009
    @ radionihilist: nice site, really enjoyed the fiction.
    • CommentAuthortim.x13
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2009
    Just started a podcast, with a friend, about comics and writing and various nerdery. We've never done a podcast before, so it's all basically a trial-and-error experience. We literally just met in my apartment, hooked two microphones up and started talking. That's episode 1 (which is split into 3 parts due to my learning how to edit sound files).

    Here's the link:

    Working on forcing more of a format to each show, and building a central site to host the 'cast and provide links and information about what we're discussing.

    Hope to get one out a week, with some interviews and some advice about how-to pitch to comic companies, how-to get stories published in magazines, how-to self publish.
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2009

    So my Mage game is going pretty good, 4 games in.

    This weekend I was thinking to myself, man I wish I could do this for a living.

    About the same time, an old friend was thinking the same thing.

    So we're putting one together, creating a game system, putting together the universe, and knocking shit out. We've already got access to a publisher, and access to wholesale dice.

    So yeah, we're about to kick some ass.

    I was going to register for Fall classes, but I'm just going to concentrate on this. I'm pretty pumped now.
    • CommentAuthorRyan;
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2009
    I think if I can survive the Scottish weather this year, I'm going to try and set up a live DJ night, to get youth off the streets. Oh, and to show off any talent I think I may have whilst DJing.
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2009
    @ Ryan: what kind of music? I can help if it's in Edinburgh or Glasgow.
    • CommentAuthorRyan;
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2009
    Sorry to say, I'm in the North East of Scotland. It was going to be harddance / hardstyle. It would either be in Aberdeen or a town nearby called Stonehaven.