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What I Did Today


Sometimes you get an idea for a story and you have absolutely no idea how it’s going to turn out until you start writing it.

And then to your amazement stuff just starts falling into place, including the perfect capper that comes from what seemed like a wholly extraneous side point.

And you wonder:

Did I create that?  Did my subconscious put all those elements together and shape them into a coherent story?

Or has the story simply been waiting all this time for someone to find it and tell it?

Creativity can be a puzzling thing.


Gawd, I love ‘em, but you can only find ‘em online now.

This entry is about a story that came together over a single afternoon, written by hand on a collegiate notebook using a PaperMate Flair pen and transcribed / revised into my computer this evening.  It needs to sit for a few days / weeks and then we’ll see how well it stands up, and whether it goes straight up here or if I try to place it somewhere first.

I’ll keep you posted.

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Video Podcasts From TFExpo 2015


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Not one but two video podcasts I recorded at TFExpo in Wichita.

First, a half hour interview with Duron Land for TransFormers For Your Listening Pleasure (also available on iTunes).

Then a lengthy interview with co-guest Matt Frank conducted by Chris Ho of Vengelus Central.

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On The Convention Trail – TFExpo 2015


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Transformer and other Sunbow / animation fans in the Witchita, Kansas area are invited to come to TFExpo, a fan-created convention celebrating Hasbro Inc’s “Transformers” toy brand, as well as many other related transforming toylines.​

I’ll be there along with voice actor Dan “Bumblebee” Galvezan and comics artist Matt Frank for a weekend of Transformer related fun!

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Fictoid: Stop Me If You’ve Read This Before


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almost every sci-fi / fantasy / superhero epic out there

he pushed the big blue button
that made

the red things
the green things

they fought and fought and fought to prove
some obscure point

their sufferings?

their crimes?

their philosophies?

their hearts / minds?
filled with hate

their blood sang of fire and ice

and in the end

the heroes won

and virtue triumphed

it always does
it always will
only survivors
get to tell their stories

art by Gray Morrow
text © Buzz Dixon


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Fictoid: conundrum


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You beg for mercy and say you were only following orders.


Tell me, which would you find more horrifying:

Me just following orders?


Me doing this on my own?

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Message From Tyler Durden


Message From Tyler

thank you, Chuck Palahniuk 
you keep writing ‘em,
we’ll keep reading ‘em

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Rueben Bolling On Every Writer’s Problem


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find more Rueben here

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More Good Advice From Papa


Ernest-Hemingway-Quotes-3“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk.  That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” — Ernest Hemingway


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Hunter S. Thompson On Being A Writer


Hunter S Thompson on being a writer

“As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I’m not sure that I’m going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says ‘you are nothing’, I will be a writer.”

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Boulet Reveals The Secret



The truth is:  It takes lots and lots of very hard work…

…and we are lucky bastards.




Thanx to
Tom Spurgeon’s
The Comics Reporter
for the tip off.

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