Second Blog?

I’m addicted. So second blog it is!

Come on over to Lunch Hour Characters for bad art, silly captions and watch my slow decent into madness as characters come to life in the odd moments of downtime.

https://lunchhourcharacters.wordpress.com/

We’ll see how this single topic blog thing works out.  Experimentation is good.  With that mentality I think it becomes a science blog…

…no.

You could give my Facebook page a ‘like’ and technically be subscribed to both this site and Lunch Hour Characters all at once.  That’s efficiency.

Have a great weekend!

Support Groups for Trivial Issues

I’m pretty sure the internet exists to let people know they aren’t alone in their trivial concerns.  That’s no reason to avoid the issue.  We need others to suffer with us.

Wait.

…No.

We need to know others are suffering too?  Golly this is a depressing topic.

We’re talking about it anyway! Support groups for all sort of things are needed.

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Blogs You Should Know About

Blogger buddy o’ mine Angelica Kidd has been very kind and shared a few of my posts on her page.  Go see her site https://angelicakidd.wordpress.com/  She writes with a sense of honesty not found in many other places.

I am very much going to follow Angelica’s lead on this one as sharing is indeed caring.  WordPress is full of amazing writers, observers, photographers, storytellers, poets, puzzle makers, DIY-ers, and everything in between.

Here are blogs I adore and you should visit too.

Grace Crandall   Sleepy Tiger Stories is the name of the blog, masterfully crafted short stories are the… game.  I messed up this rhyme.  Grace writes the stories that make other writers say, “gah, I wish I could write like that.”  Go here.

Just Punch the Clock  Well crafted short stories and really well coordinated art.

Biff Sock Pow – Funny. Absolutely funny.

 

Go forth! Enjoy some amazing writers who obviously care about what they’re doing and how they do it.

None of the devices are on. #Blogging.

Need a mug?

I am a coffee person.  I tried once to abandon caffeine and discovered that self improvement is not a hobby I support.

I do support humorous, historically themed coffee mugs.  Society6 is currently holding a 15% off of everything sale.  You do have to click this link to get the sale applied to your purchase.  https://society6.com/shawnwritesstuff?promo=FPCFWZ37HRYV

Click, copy/paste, whatever you wish.  Cheap(er) funny mugs at waiting for you.  Sale ends February 12, 2017 at midnight Pacific Time.

A sampling of available designs (there are 12 total! Some even look nice!)

Capone Liquor

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Movie Trailers 2

*Thriller movie trailer voice* In a world full of broken doors, you’re always In a Jamb Coming this fall.

*Rom-com* The fabric shop served the community for years.  All good things come to an end though.  One last home design gig and she was out of the biz, off to new adventures.  She didn’t expect her final client to be such a stitch.  It’s Curtains this Winter.   —see, ’cause Curtains can also be the close of something, and as a fabric shop that does home design they would make curtains….ah, this was a stretch.

*Comedy, Dark, Dark, Most People don’t get that it’s elaborate satire.* The voters went mad! The government went madder.  It’s Electoral Disfunction popping up this fall.

*Comedy trailer voice* His movie collection was all that mattered.  DVD, Blu-Ray, Laserdisc even, the movies played.  He’s about to take a day off work and marathon all he can.  It’s more exciting than it sounds.  This Summer, come see Discomfort.

*Comedy trailer voice* Medical school sucks.  Party animals Rory and Oregon have a plan to change that.  This summer, no one is Bored of Medicine.

*Horror movie voice over* It was always around the house.  Under the grill.  Under the deck.  Waiting.  The Johnsons never suspected.  Their neighbors never suspected.  When the earthquake hit, they finally understood.  Coming this March to theaters everywhere; The Fault in Our Yards

 

Thanks for reading!

Must Haves: Camp Fire Stories

Friends circling a crackling camp fire under the stars.  Pretty amazing scenario.  It can get better though! Throwing out a scary story or two elevates the camping experience to campy experience in the blink of an eye.  Or telling of a tale as it were.

Camp fire stories of old focused on radio reports, mad men on the loose, murders that happened right. where. you. are sitting! ARGH!  Tough sell these type of stories.  First off, radio is dead. Mad men on the loose would be a twitter trending topic within minutes and if a murder happened where you’re sitting, Wikipedia would certainly know something about that.  I’m not saying the availability of information killed scary stories, it simply made them tougher.

Now the tale has to center around creating some sort of intrinsic, existential dread.  The sort of fear that makes people call in sick on Monday because they just don’t see the purpose of it anymore.  Oh yeah.  Now those are some good camp fire stories.  I’m not inviting on too many camping trips these days, thanks for asking.

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Prompts

To help the ol’ content machine that is this blog (har, har), I keep a “topic starters” post to provide prompts for when I’m dead tired, completely not creative, and the “life’s journey” material is particularly middling.  This topics page is generally added to when I’m dead tired, feeling far from creative or had a particularly boring day.

I went to this little suggestion box this evening.  In a way, a topic presented itself.

The topic that caught my eye: Qwerty keyboards for ducks.

No idea what that means.

Today’s lessons: writing is a weird hobby. Sleep is wildly important.