Wednesday, June 27, 2012

UPDATE - 6/27/2012

Well, my hand isn't puffy and rigid anymore. :D

Suffice it to say, my new work schedule is just fuckin' killer.  The place I'm workin' at is fuckin' killer.  My legs are cramped, my hands are aching, my back is tense but unbowed.  I have cuts and bruises all over me, and I had to throw away a pair of black khakis because the knee area got tore the fuck up.

Altogether, I feel fuckin' AWESOME!

No, seriously, it's been awhile since I did regular factory work, especially at a factory as strenuous as this one.  What's worse is the timing: three twelve hour shifts, followed by four twelve hour shifts the next week.  This isn't a bad thing, not at all, except that it kills three to four days a week where I can't blog or type or anythin' except work...but it leaves three whole days to four whole days (alternating weeks you see) to do everything I'd want to while gaining a full weeks' (and then some) checks.

Altogether, it's what I need if I'm gonna be able to move into a place of my own, y'know?  And get the car fixed.

I've also got to bail on the "I Love The 80's" photo shoot I was going to be in this Saturday since that just popped outta nowhere (my normal sched is Sunday, Monday, Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. with every other Wednesday to boot), which is kinda weird 'cuz it looked like it would be two three-day weeks in a row.

On the other hand, this also means I'm gonna have somethin' like 20+ hours of pure overtime on next week's check.

Yeah.  I'm gonna go for that.

On the other hand, the other two photo shoots in August I'm still gonna go for it, and that's not counting the Grunge -INTIMIDATION- and The Bone Kings' Daughter II: Adversaries of the Grave shoots. In the meantime I'm still going to be whipping up Taboo 2 and Project: Boyfriend and postin' 'em up soon, and don't forget you old-skool readers of mine.

I haven't forgotten Battleworld, not by a long shot.  On the other hand, my muse is being a whirling bitch and all I can really think of nowadays (writing-wise) is The Generalist.

Bah.

THAT REMINDS ME, so I've received my first rejection letter.  Now one would think this would be a soul-crushing kinda thing (and I do remember feeling that soul-crushing numbness back when I was 15 and trying this same damn thing) would...well, crush my soul.

On the contrary, I feel a strange lightness within my heart, as if now that I've failed THIS once all other failures will be meaningless, like being wounded after you've already taken a wound.  After the shock of the first slash, so long as you keep your cool and control the shock you'll be fine even though you're still gettin' pounded on.

I'm just sayin', suddenly I don't feel anywhere near as nervous as I was when I first sent out query letters, and will be sending more out even as I write and post up The Generalist - Taboo 2: Magic, Misfits and Mayhem.

On a further note, Ace (http://dangercombo.blogspot.com) has gotten a far superior capture card than what I got and we'll be going with that for the upcoming opening of Season 1 of The Hooligans over at KAOS: Chaos Party Radio.  Jaded Shots officially opened up, y'know?  http://jadedshots.blogspot.com, go show some love and view more of the pics and bonus material from The Bone Kings' Daughter.  Vee's "Modeling in the Rain," found at http://modelingintherain.blogspot.com, also has some other bonus material and some new photos to go look at, not to mention her past photo shoots.  Last but not least, we still need subscribers over at http://www.youtube.com/thedamnhooligans in order to unlock the ability to post up our long-assed podcasts. :D

ANNNNNNNND as always don't forget to hit ME up at my usual spots:

The Pen Is My Sword
http://www.thepenismysword.com

KAOS: Chaos Party Radio
http://www.kaosparty.com

Nerf All The Things
http://www.nerfallthethings.com

No, seriously, eventually I'll know what the fuck I'm doing. :/

Love,

~That Bastard

P.S. - If you're the person who rejected me and you're reading this post, don't feel bad whatsoever.  In fact, I invite you to keep reading my blog and my updated stories and poems and such.

Hey, who knows, you might change yer mind. :D

Sunday, June 17, 2012

HEY HOW ABOUT IF I JUST COPYPASTED THE WHOLE BLOG INTO THE TITLE WAIT I DIDN'T DO THAT GEE THANKS BLOGGER!

Featured Link of the Day

The Blowoff is a wrestling blog about wrestling.  The various staff of the blog have pretty respectful and noteworthy track records as viewers of WWE and back when it was good, as WWF.

They're also the assholes who got me back into watching Smackdown.

Thus far they've been INCREDIBLY consistent in presenting articles damn near immediately after each show (at least by what I've seen, but I check up every other day for updates on my blogroll, or whenever my internuggets is good lol), and they're always insightful from their point of views as not only wrestling fans but wrestling commentary.

The fact that they KNOW the difference, let alone practice what they preach...shit, how can I NOT make them Featured Link, eh?

So yeah, go check out The Blowoff, let 'em know that That Bastard sent ya for an extra 37% Cobra Clutch.

Because fuck the current roster, Attitude Era 'til I fuckin' die or they bring it back godammit.

The Blowoff
http://theblowoffreview.blogspot.com

OH, on another note, it stars Mark from The Rambling Person over there!  How cool is that?  The dude doesn't even know I exist, lol. >XD  Kinda makes me feel like a stalker, but meh...whatevs.

Funny story, according to the Wiki (glossary of professional wrestling terms), a blowoff is...well, check this:


Blow off

    the final match in a feud.[1] While the involved wrestlers often move onto new feuds, sometimes it is the final match in the promotion for one or more of the wrestlers.[1]

Hey, screw you, I think that's cool.  Plus they made the B look like the W from WWF. :D

PROJECTS ACTUALLY DONE!


Well, not inexactly done, but hey not a bad month so to speak.

The Generalist, Taboo 0: Cliché of Memories
http://www.thepenismysword.com/2012/05/generalist-taboo-0-cliche-of-memories.html

The Generalist, Taboo 1: Where's the Beef?
http://www.thepenismysword.com/2012/06/generalist-taboo-1-wheres-beef.html

Funny story, these clock in each at over 20k words, which makes them officially novellas, right?  Well, I sent a query letter to a publishing company recently...with no idea how to write a query letter, thinking it was just a "hey there, hi there, ho there" kinda thing.

I then looked up query letters.  Suffice it to say, I'll be doing better ones once I send out more. X_x

The Bone Kings' Daughter
http://www.nerfallthethings.com/2012/06/bone-kings-daughter.html
Five pages plus credits and bonuses (extra sound bytes I didn't use in the actual presentation), not bad if'n you ask me.  Now we're gonna hafta work harder on The Bone Kings' Daughter II: Adversaries of the Grave.  More models, two fight sequences, and actual props not to mention multiple locations for the shoot.

THAT'S gonna be fun. :D


Return to Bachelor Chow: The Barbecued Pulled Pork Breakfast Sammich


So MaMTC (Me and My Thinking Cap) hit me up with a "you do recipes too?" kinda question...so I figured to bring back one of my personal faves that I just did today. :D  'Cuz when ya got leftovers, make yerself a sammich.

No, seriously, I've suggested Kirkland Signatures' Barbecued Pulled Pork before not only as a standalone thing but also as part of an incredibly delicious/fattening breakfast sammich.  Suffice it to say, you better git yer damn cardio up before considering this...I'm just sayin'.

I'm not inexactly the most athletic guy, but I'll be damned if I'm not gettin' my daily on. :3  Are youuuu?

So, ingredients...

Barbecued Pulled Pork (Kirkland Signature ftw)
Cream Cheese (Neuschtafel or whatever is what I used)
Butter/Margarine (Country Crock with Extra Calcium is what I used)
Texas Toast (two loaves of thick-cut love for a buck over at Grocery Outlet)
2 eggs
Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce/Fennel's BBQ Sauce

Shyup.  Butter the bread, then fry them suckers in the fryin' pan.  Use some Pam cooking spray or whatever and while that's canoodling, slap the pork into the pan and go about spreading the cream cheese on yer fried bread.

Once the pork is at a satisfactory temperature (you WERE stirrin' 'em around and flippin' 'em over, right?), place 'em over the cream cheese and cook the eggs in the resultant deliciousness that's left in the pan.  Add more butter or Pam or whatever have you before you do this, and cook 'em to your heart's content.  Me, I prefer 'em with LIIIIIIFE all over my face.

I also usually do it as one egg per toast, but whatever dude.

There ya go.  Place the egg on top of the delicious pork, top with the other bread slice, mash together slightly so the egg yolk mixes with the pork, and enjoy.  You can add more BBQ sauce (Sweet Baby Ray's or Fennel's, or whatever have you) if you want, but I find that too much BBQ sauce can kill a sammich and I already use too much sauce upon making the pork to begin with.

I don't even know how many calories this is, it's just fuckin' good.

PUT.  IT.  IN.  YOUR.  MOUTH.

Abusing my Tweets for e-cards

So yeaaaaaah, what do I do to unwind from a long day of being busy, before I go into a long night of being busy?  I've been playin' Rage of Bahamut.

Okay, y'all oughta remember I'm a huuuuuuge faggot for Yu-Gi-Oh!, Legend of the Five Rings, and Magic the Gathering.  Hell, I even got Pokeymanz cards somewhere in storage, y'know?  If you challenge me at it, I'll pick it up and play it.  If I like it, I may even buy more cards and trick a deck or three out to my strategic liking.  I'm almost damn near always beat down, but hey I like being subtle from time to time.

So.  Rage of Bahamut is an e-version of these battle cards and like many others you can either buy cards or just play the game and "quest" (it's not THAT challenging, just annoying because of the Stamina system) for more cards and to improve your level, but you can also enhance your main cards by feeding them other cards or evolving cards by combining them with like cards (Fighter with Fighter, Unicorn with Unicorn, Lamia with Lamia, etcetera etcetera), up to 4 stars of evolution.  This improves their stats, and you can feed these final forms to your main cards in order to give them an even bigger boost.

There's also treasure to collect, so it lends even stronger credence to the Battle system (PVP), your best Offensive deck versus their best Defensive deck.  Of course there's minor bugs and cheats, but overall it's been fun as fuck.

One of the ways to gain a particularly rare card (which is apparently an Enhancement monster, one used to feed to others and boost their stats a shitton) is to tweet every day.  You get monies and "Friendship Points" which you can use to get more cards, but honestly you want to do this 'cuz after ten days in a row of tweeting you'll snag that card.

Suffice it to say, that's exactly what I'm doing.

So a little bit of apologies to my Tweeter fans (lol, I'm a twitard apparently) to whom I've been twitting these automatically generated ads to.  But hey, you understand, right?

My e-card deck MUST be embiggened! D:<  And you bastards are going to help me!!!

Crappy Internuggets

I'm not knockin' my friends, but goddamn my crappy computer hates their crappy Internuggets.  This has created a singularity of crap that kinda leaves me out on a limb from time to time, especially on the weekends.

So yeaaaaaah, if you don't catch me online or at my usual spots and chat rooms, that's why. :3

Posting and Commentary


Now.  My posting schedule has come under fire before in the past, and I've always gladly pointed out that I usually post anywhere from two to three times a week with several of my blogs, twice on others.

Since starting The Generalist though, I've dropped to just about once per week.

So I reckon I'm kinda-sorta apologizing to you guys, the people who follow these blogs.  BUT, once I start writin', y'know...I just get oblivious to everything else.  I'm not making excuses, I'm just explaining why my blogposting and commentary have really blown donkey balls as of late.

So yeaaaaaah...for what it's worth, I really do appreciate you guys readin' my stuff, whether it be via the blogs or The Generalist or whatever have you.  Just...thanks for puttin' up with me, guys.

Sincerely,

~That Bastard

Friday, June 8, 2012

...oh, just stuff in general. :3

Featured Link

Oh, I don't know...who the hell gets to be the Featured Link now?

Um...I guess this guy.  Yeah.  You.

Naw, screw you, I'll make Berc the new Featured Link. :D

So there's this guy, right?  Bersercules, the Berserk Herc.  Alongside Mark, the Rambling Person, he's done some pretty awesome video reviews, ESPECIALLY the Bibleman series where he really does show off his chops, y'know?  Both as a reviewer and a watcher of questionable movies. :D

As a viewer of said questionable material myself, he has my extreme respect for having the balls and sheer intestinal fortitude for actually WATCHING that Bibleman crap, let alone actually post up coherent and humorous reviews about 'em.

SO!  Go check out Berc at http://bersercules.blogspot.com and have a laugh or three!  Let him know that That Bastard sent ya for an additional 25% more youtubes, because let's be honest - you rarely go anywhere else nowadays, y'know?

I'll just say it now since I seem to forget quite a lot whenever I plan these Featured Links out a week or three beforehand - the next Featured Link is a wrestling blog I happen to go to, one that I happen to like a lot.  You can tell because I comment there quite a bit, almost always said comments are lengthy and girthy, plus the bastards got me back into watching WWE again.

I still say Brock Lesnar is a punk who wins because he gives the best blowjobs in the industry.  The dude has the body of a greek god, but the personality of a cardboard cutout.

Now David Otunga.  THAT nigga.  Christmas hams in each of his biceps, and they keep him on for the role of "Tool."

Yeaaaaaah, someone needs to get that brah a better script, godammit!

...where was I?  Oh yeah.  Bersercules.  Go say hello. :D

Writin', Pimpin', Dancin'

So as of late, that's pretty much all I've been doin'.  It seems like all I've had time for is tryin' to find a steady job, pimpin' out the blogs to anyone who wants a cool-looking card or wants to read 'em online, and dancing every Wednesday at the club Rumors (you'll find me there, I'm still wearin' all black and pretty much dancin' until my knee decides it's time to take a break).  At least, that's the pattern I was doing while writing Taboo 1.

Now that Taboo 1 is done, I'm going to take just a weeee bit of a break from The Generalist, do three short stories (honestly short this time) and package those up with the rest of Scream.  Then it's time to pimp 'em, pimp 'em HARD to whomever can buy and publish 'em. :3  It'll be my first time really doing this since I was 15 or so, and the industry HAS changed so much...but from what I've seen, it's also changed for the better in many ways.

We'll see, we'll see.

Still, I have things to write and blogs to update and what-not, not to mention the mixing and posting for Project: Boyfriend.  Just bein' busy and doin' what I can before I drop everything AGAIN for Taboo 2.

Which reminds me...

Er, My Apologies?

No, I really wanna apologize to you guys.  As stated before, I drop EVERYTHING when I write, and that last one (Taboo 1) was a pretty hard drop for a week and a half to two weeks.

So yeaaaaaah, I'm sorry. D:  I certainly can't say I won't do it again, but I'll at least warn ya when I do~!

Hooligan Stuffs

Hmmmm, have you been to www.nerfallthethings.com yet?  How about the newest KAOS: Chaos Party Radio post?  You subscribed to http://www.youtube.com/thedamnhooligans then?

Well what are you waiting for?  Go do it. :D  Go and be a happy cabbages.

A;ldfjaldjfalkgargle More Photo Shoot Stuffs

So after a minor miscommunication we're back on to postin' those photos from my birthday shoot, The Bone King's Daughter.

When they finally drop, and oh they WILL, I'll have 'em posted up over at nerfallthethings.com, but you can always check out the other two blogs that'll have 'em up too. :D

YOU'LL NEVER GUESS WHAT PART I GOT TO MODEL AS the Creature of Darkness, lollooloolol.

Bachelor Chow - The Drizzle Episode

So there's this place called Drizzle, right?  Awesome balsamic vinegars and extra virgin olive oils, each one infused with different organic ingredients and packaged in the loveliest bottles you've ever seen.

Well, here's somethin' for ya!  Y'all know how I'm about them hot links, right?  Gotta love me some hot links.

Well, I'm frying it up in a combination of wild mushroom and sage extra virgin olive oil and "italian herb seasoning," a spice blend from there.

Hooooleeeeee shiiiiit!

Fry up an egg into it and eat it like THAT, all breakfast sammich style, for a truly tongue-blowing experience.  I'm just sayin'...

Well, sorry for the short post (pffft), but hey I'm just gettin' back into the swing of things. :3

Sincerely,

~That Bastard