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Whitey must always be the bad guy

Whitey must always be the bad guy

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Well, well, well.  I guess Keira Drake’s (revised) novel will finally released this month.  I’ve been trying to get the “racist” copy of the novel but to no avail.  However, the Washington Post has published a little bit of the original, and compared it with the revised version in their report on the drama involving The Continent, Keira Drake’s debut novel.

First of all, let me state that I really cannot stand the Washington Post’s page design.  The quotes are blurred or obscured and are revealed as I scroll, then are obscured again as they scroll out of view.  Stupid.  The article, “How Keira Drake rewrote The Continent is quite revealing.  I would have posted an archive.is link, but the Washington Post are staffed full of assholes.  Rest assured, I made a PDF copy of the article and I sent it to my Kindle, AND I made an ePub copy of it thanks to an extension called dotepub, so I have several copies now, in case they change something or delete it or – and this is far likelier – put it behind a paywall.  Hey, you never know.

I’ve written about this before, and I am not sure if I actually predicted that this would happen, but I know I thought to myself, “they’re gonna make the bad guys white.”  And they did.

So it was never really about racism, it was about how brown people are always victims and never the victimizers.  If the antagonists being brown skinned is racist, how is changing them to be white people any less racist?  The notion that making a group of people the antagonists is somehow racist is utterly absurd anyway.

The author not only made the bad guys white and the good tribe brown, but also made the main character mixed race so as to avoid the white savior trope or the dark-skinned aggressor trope.

Okay, so let me get this straight – we’re not allowed to stereotype “marginalized” people.  But we are allowed to stereotype white people.  From where I sit, that’s still fucking racist.  Let me repeat that in bold:  that’s still fucking racist.

The author and the publishers fail by their own standards.  They just rearranged the deck chairs on the Titanic, but the ship is still fucking sinking.  It’s still racist by their flimsy, idiotic standards.

Oh, wait, that’s incorrect.  They’re racist by any intelligent person’s standards.  They are absolved of their racism due to the idiotic notion that only people in “power” can be racist.  This notion that black people or whoever don’t have any “institutional power” is complete bullshit and they know it.

This sorry situation only makes me that much more determined to self-publish my novel.  I’m having a hell of a time editing it because as of right now, it’s well over 300,000 words.  I cringe every time I think about it.  I am also angry with myself because the antagonist alien race in my novel are tall white humanoids.  However, I’m going to leave it like that, and when you read the novel, you’ll know why.  I promise, you’ll love it, especially given the Weinstein affair.

I still have her book preordered, although I could have sworn it said it would be released next year, not this year.  It might have been a glitch on GoodReads or something, because I remember looking at it and seeing the 2019 release date and going, “damn, they pushed it forward a third time?  Why not just cancel it and be done with it?”

Let this be a lesson for everyone – the SJWs will never be satisfied.  Never.  There’s no point in pleasing them – you’re only wasting your time.

EDIT:  Unf, there’s MORE!  The Vulture has republished an article (archive.is) originally published in the New York Magazine and it also has more information.  Also, more utter bullcrap so it really deserves its own post.  I might fisk it.  Oh, and some Native Americans (archive.is) are still not happy with the revised version.  As I said, they will never, ever be satisfied.

MAGA 2020 & Beyond Week-long Sale

MAGA 2020 & Beyond Week-long Sale

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Just a quick note – MAGA 2020 & Beyond is on sale this week, to commemorate the inaguration of President Trump.  The Kindle edition is $2.99 as of this writing, and the paperback edition is $11.99.

Oh, and back in November I did a roundtable with Superversive Press.  My contribution is near the end of the conversation, but the whole thing is worth listening to.

My story is called “The Man in the Bubble” and it’s the least science-fiction story in the anthology as far as I can tell, but I’m still pretty proud of it.

Happy MAGA Day!

Happy MAGA Day!

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Update 11/13/17:  MAGA 2020 & Beyond has been mentioned on PJ Media.  Any press will be added to this post.  I am very excited for this!


I’ve had a really rough week, but today is a momentous day for me.  Sure, I got into my first really nasty fight on Gab, and I feel deeply ashamed about how I acted (but I am not ashamed of the opinions I expressed), and it made me supremely depressed because it happened so close to today, but…that was two days ago, and despite some electoral setbacks, we’re still doing pretty well.

So, today MAGA 2020 & Beyond has been released.  It is also the one year anniversary of Trump’s Presidential victory.  I am now, officially, a published author.  Yay!  The publisher of the anthology, Superversive Press, made the above graphic to celebrate.  Each story has its own graphic, and the one above is mine.  Now that I think about it, I wish I had submitted a better-written blurb, but oh well.  I’ve never been any good at sales pitches or whatever.

I haven’t gotten around to reading all the stories yet, but I am excited to do so.  Also, Milo Yiannopolous wrote the foreward!  I am seriously excited about this.

So, this anthology got its start at another publisher, Horrified Press.  It was called Trumptopia, and was supposed to be a counterpart to another anthology called Trumpocalypse.  I actually bought Trumpocalypse for some truly stupid reason.  It should be worth a few laughs.  A great deal of conservative writers were excited to submit a story, and I went ahead and did so.

Then the publisher presented the artwork for the book cover.

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Now, I am definitely no artist.  However, this cover was the exact opposite of what I, and my fellow conservative authors thought Trumptopia was going to be about.  It was supposed to be a pro-Trump anthology.  In fact, back in July, right as they revamped the project, they even said as much.

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Once they got a look at that cover, they were shocked and said, “no.”  Our idea of a Trumptopia does not include severed heads in jars hidden behind a freaking curtain.  The authors complained and the project fell apart.  This happened in a very short amount of time, because I only found out about it after it had all been said and done.  I had been at work – I came home and boom – the project was cancelled.  I was very disappointed and contemplated publishing the story on my own when Superversive Press stepped in.

Horrified Press is still taking submissions for their anthology, but now it’s basically anti-Trump:

“Trumptopian Horror – Oxymoron? We think not. Think of it as the ultimate challenge in penning horror fiction (or is it? fiction that is.) America’s great again, while the rest of the world’s in chaos (nonvetted refugees), or an America that treats illegal immigrants as Iraq, North Korea, or China would. A revamped space race under Elon Musk with government backing (what might we find out there). America becomes a financial Logan’s Run? I don’t know, use your imaginations folks. This will be fun. Make horror fiction great again. We’ll build Trumptopia and the Harlequin romance novels will pay for it.Trust me…. this thing’s going to be Yuuuuuuge.”

Doesn’t sound pro-Trump to me.  You can look at their Facebook post on the subject here.  As I said, it is not pro-Trump in the least.  They think we want to treat illegal immigrants the way they do in despotic countries.  We want nothing of the sort – we just want them to go back to their home countries.  They assume that America being great means everyone else suffers.  Typical globalist bullshit.  The Facebook post is dated October 29.  Note the difference between what they said in July, and what they’re saying now.

Anyway, they’re still accepting submissions for the revamped Trumptopia while ours is already done and published.

So there you have it.  That’s how this all happened, and I truly commend the team at Superversive Press for getting this off the ground so quickly.

As for my story…I criticize Hollywood a lot.  So, naturally, I was inspired to imagine what most snotty Hollywood actors might feel if we do get a true Trumptopia – in other words, I imagine how well certain people would take a Hollywood far more tolerant of Republicans.  Let’s say that after four years (the story takes place in 2020) they don’t take it super well, but are starting to realize that perhaps, just perhaps they could afford to be a little more tolerant.  That, yes, we Republicans aren’t racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic bigoted Nazi monsters.

So, if you do buy the anthology, I hope you enjoy it.  Now I’ve got to go do some work on my other books, since I’ve been slacking off too much.

MAGA 2020 and Beyond

MAGA 2020 and Beyond

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So, in an earlier post, I mentioned something about a big announcement.  Well, this is that big announcement.

I have written a story for this anthology, called MAGA:  2020 and Beyond.  Click the title to pre-order the Kindle edition.  Right now, it is $4.99.  The anthology is obviously pro-Trump, and the stories and essays within are essentially about how things can be better now that Trump is President.  The foreword is by Milo Yiannopolous.  I am ridiculously excited about that.

So, my story is called “The Man in the Bubble” and it’s told from the perspective of a spoiled rich Hollywood actor (who, by the way, is European).  It takes place in 2020, where Hollywood has become much more tolerant of Trump supporters and Republicans in general.  The actor has a tough time dealing with it.  I really like the story and I am excited for people to read it.

I’m Not Dead

I’m Not Dead

The past couple of weeks have been busy and stressful.  I wrote about this on Gab, I think, but a couple of weeks ago I went to California to visit family, and recruited some family members as beta readers for Nemesis.  So far they like it.  I am going to have to call them this week to see how far they are (it’s still nearly 900 pages…sigh) and if there’s anything they don’t like.

I started to write a post about militant atheism, but I just don’t feel like finishing it right now.  Maybe later.  Then there was a post I wanted to write about regarding Gab’s recent troubles, and it’s just way too depressing to address right now.  I will say this, though — this bullshit infighting has to stop.  People need to deflate their egos and focus on the real issue.  I will probably start writing something about that situation soon.

I also finished binge-watching Jessica Jones, which I liked very much, despite the fact that they just had to shoe-horn in a bit about abortion and how only “selfish assholes” are against it.  Don’t let that little bit dissuade you from watching it, though.  It’s still pretty good for a superhero show.  That’s the other reason why I’ve been so silent lately.

Oh, and I have a very exciting announcement to make.  I will make it soon.

A brief update on things

A brief update on things

Okay, so I know I haven’t posted in quite a while.  I’ve been working on Nemesis and I’ve finished what’s essentially a fourth draft, but I am still not entirely happy with it.  Now it’s too long.  It feels like a quick read to me, but then I’ve always been a pretty fast reader.  I’m terrified to let other people read it, but I might enlist some of my family members as beta readers at this time.  Maybe.

I am also working on Blood Roses, partly because The Handmaid’s Tale is absolutely EVERYWHERE, with idiot feminazis and other assorted liberals acting as if Trump were God-Emporer Pope or some shit, ready to make birth control pills and abortions illegal TOMORROW.  Blood Roses depicts a world controlled by Sharia Law, which is scarier than anything coming from the so-called Religious Right.  Not that the Religious Right were ever comparable to fundamentalist Muslims and such, but the left would have you believe that they are.

As for The Black Witch by Laurie Forest…I am about half-way through that book.  I got sidetracked by The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn (easily the best book of the year so far, at least in my eyes.  I am going to post a review soon-ish).  That was a far more riveting read than The Black Witch, but at least Laurie Forest’s novel got released.  I had preordered it a while ago and it was delivered to my Kindle.  Reading a digital version will be so much easier, because one of hte other reasons I didn’t want to read it as much was my tendency to rush to my computer to take copious notes every other page.  Reading it was a chore.

The leftist hysteria over the novel is unfounded, from what I’ve read so far.  I also found an interview by the author that essentially states that the novel was inspired by the gay marriage fight in her homestate.  As in, those awful Christians are such liars and monsters.  Despite her extremely low opinion of Christians, I don’t regret defending her from her own kind.  I could have very easily just left them to it – for the most part, it’s fun watching the left eat its own, but in this case, I could not stand by and let a falsehood go unchallenged.  I will finish the book and I will post a review.  It might not be this week or next week or even this month, but I will get to it eventually.  The book is just not that fun to read, to be honest.

So that’s where I am right now.  I have some posts lined up and if anyone is still reading this blog, there’ll be more to read soon.

Started another book and added a contact form

Started another book and added a contact form

I am still working on my debut, of which is also the first of a series, and am still working on what is technically the second of the series, and I just started the third novel of the series.  Plus, last month I started a prequel.  Goodness gracious, but I love my alien series.  I love the characters and I love writing about them and reading about them and it’s a little weird, but it works.

I also have a couple of blog posts I need to get up.  If you want to know what I’m writing, click here – it has a listing of the books I am currently working on.  I haven’t updated it with the prequel and the third book of the alien series, and I’m not going to, until I at least publish Nemesis.

I am currently doing the zillionth read-through of Nemesis.  Once I’ve made the desired changes, I will finally be ready for some beta readers.  I will probably ask my family members to read it first, and then solicit beta readers from the Internet.

I also need to give you a way to contact me, so I have to set up a separate email address and possibly a form.  I don’t know how I feel about mailing lists…maybe someday.  But right now, I’m just going to focus on my books.

Just added a contact form.  That should go well.  *eyeroll* I’m talking, of course, about the potential to get tons of abuse from liberals who cannot handle the opinions of a conservative.  Oh well.  I need to learn to deal with it.  It’s in the sidebar, but you can also click here to send me a comment.

On writing tough things

On writing tough things

So I need to get back to writing.  I really do.  I did do some work on Nemesis yesterday, but then got sidetracked into doing a related side-project.  In Nemesis, the main character, Tara, is captured by the US government and is taken to an underground facility.  She has a number of amazing abilities, including the ability to communicate with others through her dreams (which, I realized some time ago, sounds an awful lot like astral projection).

Well, when she’s down there, she is experimented on and observed by scientists.  The side-project consists of the notes and observations written by the scientists.  The side-project is really fun because one of the scientists is a snobby European who is a lot of fun to write.

That scientist also happens to be a sex-addict and a rapist.  This is actually important to the story, I promise, but I don’t want to spoil it.  There are rape scenes, and all of them were pretty graphic, but I toned most of them down, except for the last one.  I felt, and feel so bad for writing them, but on the other hand, why sweep these issues under the rug?  I don’t want people to get off on these scenes…I just want people to see them for the horror they are, I guess.

I’m also scared to let my fellow conservatives read those scenes, if I ever get around to finishing it enough to send it out to beta readers.  And I am definitely kind of scared to let anyone in my family read them (they can’t wait to read the finished novel).  I don’t want to censor myself or chicken out either, though.

Why I am self-publishing

Why I am self-publishing

Shortly before the election, I found this on Reddit:  Racist YA novel receives backlash.  This was posted at the cesspit known as Oh No They Didn’t, a LiveJournal community dedicated to celebrity gossip.  I used to visit that site frequently but after the 2008 election, I stopped, and I haven’t really missed it since.

I posted this link on a private Facebook group when I first saw it (probably the first few days of November) and we discussed it.  I pre-ordered the book.

I was wandering around Reddit when I saw the dormant thread on the YAlit subreddit, and wanted to know what was up.  Had anything changed?  I had thought that the author’s publisher, HarlequinTEEN would push it back to remove the “racist” crap from it and I was right.  The book is no longer available for pre-order, although the book’s GoodReads page is intact (complete with liberal assholes crowing over this latest “victory”).

The book was called The Continent by Keira Drake.  The blurb:

For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire—a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two “uncivilized” nations remain perpetually at war. Most citizens tour the Continent to see the spectacle and violence of battle—a thing long vanished in the Spire. For Vaela—a smart and talented apprentice cartographer—it is an opportunity to improve upon the maps she’s drawn of this vast, frozen land.

But an idyllic aerial exploration is not to be had: the realities of war are made clear in a bloody battle seen from the heli-plane during the tour, leaving Vaela forever changed. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, she has no illusions about the true nature of the danger she faces. Starving, alone, and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way home—but first, she must survive.

According to some GoodReads reviewers that have actually read advanced reader copies of the book, the “uncivilized” nations are dark-skinned people whose cultures are heavily inspired by Native American culture.

Insert eyeroll here.  These are fictional characters — fictional lands, fictional cultures, fictional history, fictional language, etc.  FICTION.  Note the bit about the so-called uncivilized nations being at war with each other:  “uncivilized” is in quotation marks.  What does that say to me?  It says that the main character will start out with the notion these nations are uncivilized, but that when she meets people from these nations, her original opinion will be challenged.  I mentioned this as much in my own “review” on GoodReads (the book was available on NetGalley, but is no longer available), even though I had not read it.

And now the publisher has decided to scrub it of anything these ridiculous SJWs deem “racist” or otherwise “problematic”:  HarlequinTEEN’s statement on The Continent by Keira Drake.  For some odd reason, their statement is a JPEG image.  Weird.

The big five publishers, and others, are run entirely by whiny asshole SJWs.  They’re going to censor this chick’s debut novel because of a bunch of whiners who can’t handle the words “savage” and “uncivilized” — people who cannot handle history and the truth.  I have absolutely no intention of publishing my novel with any of these clowns.  I am going to self-publish.  Of course, I need to actually finish my book first (and how pathetic am I; I actually whipped up a cover for the book – it’s my third cover for the book.  Jesus.).

I did read one review that was actually decent and fair.  It doesn’t sound like a book I’d really like, but that’s not really the point.  The point is that the publisher and the author crumbled before the hysterical nonsense of the SJWs.  If they don’t want to read the book, then don’t.  But why censor the book to please these brats?

I read through this whole affair, noting that it happened merely days before the election, and I thought, “well, no wonder Trump got elected.  There goes yet another reason for his popularity.”

These people are beyond parody.

“Arrival” was surprisingly pro-life

“Arrival” was surprisingly pro-life

I saw the movie Arrival last night, and overall I liked it.  A couple of things kind of bugged me (this sequence where a couple of soldiers are listening to some Alex Jones type of “anti-government” show – it inspires them to do something bad.  I won’t spoil it, though), but the end was amazing.

I don’t want to spoil it for you.  It was just awesome, and it made me think about my own novel, of which will be pretty pro-life, in addition to having some other themes.

I actually did do some work on the novel yesterday, and I plan on doing some more work today.  In all honesty, it is pretty much finished.  I am adding stuff to it, and that might not be a good idea, but I think the additions make it stronger.  Plus, my writing needs a lot of work.