Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Tomorrow we have a pretty severe weather alert for possible tornadic activity. My sister and I were part of the April 27, 2011 tornado-spree. Our house got hit. It stayed standing, but it needed a lot of repairs afterward. But we were luckily and emerged only minorly injured, and the house was fixable. A lot of other folks lost everything.

So we come to it tomorrow, and I'm scared beyond belief. I try not to think about that day, the screaming and crying we did, the sound of the tornado hitting us (it really does sound like a freight train), the panicked cries of my cat, the thumps of debris hitting our house and our cars...

I just hope that I'm still around Saturday. It is probably irrational fear; tornadoes don't often hit the same house twice due to random pathing. But it could happen.

i hear that rumbling death-train coming 'round
and i pray that my body won't be found

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New stuff upcoming.

Sometime within the next week, hopefully over the weekend, I will be posting my next Katrushka Tells You the Classics (3rd Installent). This one will be called Robbin' Hood and His Band of Married Men."

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

You know what I did?

I signed up to volunteer with a free tax-prep group that helps low-income families who qualify for the EIC (Earned Income Credit) get their money, and not only get their money, but get this--INVEST it.

Considering my dual majors (Finance and Economics), this was a sound move, resume-wise. Also, karma-wise.

But with 40 hours of work week and 16 hours of school-week (plus homework, exercising, and attempting to have a normal life) that means I'm going to be flat-out til early March.

But I'll be trying to post some of the backlog of work. I heard some of the Owther samples over the New Year's break, and they were pretty awesome. I'm excited for when they will be finished.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

What's new in the New Year.

Owther is almost finished. I'll put the audio up when it's done. Youtube video will soon follow.

I thought I would post more while I was out of school, but that didn't happen. Seems the more free time I have, the less creative I am. I'm going to have work 34 jobs at a time just to ever finish a novel.

Hopefully in a few weeks I'll have some new music; I received a melodica for Christmas and should be getting a keyboard soon. No promises.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

King Owther update.

J.C. did his recording work. We had a great time in "the studio"--he's one hilarious guy. I also bribed him with sake, which seemed to do the trick. Now Remy Music-Master is taking the vocals and putting it over his original music and re-mixing it for just the right sound.

And then, kids, Disclaimer Man, he of the awesome programming and making-things-happen skillz, is going to set it up in Youtube video-form! My lovely (ha!) drawings and words, as narrated by a drunk faux-Scotsman with a cockleburr's voice, all over some amazing ambient music! It's going to be amazing! Or at least mildly entertaining.

Coming up soon: Audio-story & Youtube video. Also may have an audiobook reading of "Beeowolf" recorded in December. Hopefully I'll be able to tell you about my successes in getting my e-book together in a couple of months' time as well.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

This will be the introduction to my book.

Once this semester is over, I plan on getting work together to make an E-Book of twisted fairy tales, as I have several written or mostly-written. They range from the comical to the horrific, as you've seen if you read my blog at all. There are a few I've not posted here, nor do I intend to. I don't plan on making the e-book very expensive, just for the record. This is the poem I will use for my introduction:

"Once upon a time," said she,
Putting a hand beneath my chin.
She smiled a dreadful smile at me.

"Man wrote himself a history
A place to keep the monsters in
Once upon a time," said she.

She hissed, "All things strive to become free
What's put down will rise again."
Then smiled a dreadful smile at me.

"One day they will find the key
And come against the world of men,
Once upon a time," said she.

"There will be poisoned apples on every tree
And all the witches and wolves will win."
She smiled a dreadful smile at me.

"Man should learn to think more wickedly
Or all his stories will begin
With once upon a time," said she,
Then smiled a dreadful smile at me.

P.S. I will want a few people (probably no more than 3-4) to proof and edit the book before publication. Just putting that out there.