Tuesday, August 19, 2008

McCain's people are really starting to piss me off...

Just read this on BoingBoing...

This douche thinks it's OK to slam DnD players by stating that:

" It may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman's memory of war from the comfort of mom's basement, but most Americans have the humility and gratitude to respect and learn from the memories of men who suffered on behalf of others."

Then, this popped up from an earlier comment by a McCain staffer:

"If the shareholders of The New York Times ever wonder why the paper's ad revenue is plummeting and its share price tanking, they need look no further than the hysterical reaction of the paper's editors to any slight, real or imagined, against their preferred candidate," said McCain campaign spokesman Michael Goldfarb.

Goldfarb compared the editors to a blogger "sitting at home in his mother's basement and ranting into the ether between games of Dungeons & Dragons."

Ok, two words. FUCK YOU!

I know, those words are neither polite nor ladylike. I don't give a fuck.

His staffers are poking fun at things older than I am (DnD first published in 1974, making it about a year older than me), and are not quite relevant. Plus, the former and current DnD people are where they can knock you off your high horse. Those who wrote games and stories for DnD and the like are New York Times bestselling authors many times over. They are in charge of newspapers and publishing houses. Their words, blogs, and opinions are read by hundreds of thousands of people every day, and you want to piss them off? How about DnD players like Marilyn Manson or Vin Diesel? They influence a wide swath of the voting youth, and you just pissed them off. Oh, and they don't live in basements either, assholes! Their rebuttals could be more than just a swift kick in the nuts.

Don't get me started on all the people who are close to DnD, but don't actually play. Just think, over 100,000 people attended San Diego Comic Con. That's just the people who could get tickets and go. More wanted to. That's the same demographic as the DnD group. Well done, idiots. You just insulted over 100,000 voting Americans. How intelligent. Add comics fans, sci-fi fans, fantasy readers, and the more current forms of gaming zeal (Warcraft, Everquest, etc.), and you just lost.

The more I read of McCain's peeps, the more I'm reminded of the cronies who used to hang around the jocks and beat up nerds on command. Problem for you is that we realize now that we outnumber you. And you need our votes, douchebags! Don't piss us off!

The Anti-Obama buttons on the Pieces of Flair application on Facebook really annoy me too. Like McCain 1) knows what facebook is, 2) knows what pieces of flair are and why it's funny, and 3) knows how to make those himself if he wanted to.

McCain is one year younger than my grandfather. My grandfather was a dentist and did well. He ALSO had a farm. He grew his own food. He stuck with his wife, and she with him, DESPITE illnesses, and they've been together almost 60 years. And you know what? They use computers and write their own damn opinions. At 80 and 81 years of age, my grandparents are more worldly and qualified to run the country than McCain. They know about war, loss, strife, illness, planning ahead, budgeting, the importance of family, keeping up with the times, and not being wasteful. I'd rather vote for my grandfather and his stringy comb-over than McCain any day because I know my grandfather would be a caring, fair, and honest man in office.

I don't have so much faith in McCain.

I hope to god, hell, buddha, whatever, that McCain loses. You hear that staffers? Not that Obama wins, but that McCain LOSES. You're leaving me no choice with which way to vote. You don't live in the here and now. The choices you make now will negatively affect me in the years to come. You'll make the wrong choices, backward ones. McCain will be dead and we'll be stuck in his world. I'm not cool with that.

If he's still stuck in the war, then he has a serious problem. I have Vietnam Vets in my family. They, too, have serious problems. They don't think right. I fully expect McCain is not right in the head. If the best thing you ever did in your life was to stay alive in a rough patch some 35-40 years ago, shouldn't you be striving to beat that? Aside from the presidency. If all you can do is crow about how your guy suffered 35 YEARS ago, what the hell is he doing now? C'mon McCain, what have you done for me lately? Oh, you've gotten rich and ignored equality? I got a present for you. It's a middle finger and a treatise on how the Vietnam war was caused by anti-democratic AMERICANS. (Hell no, those gooks can't choose a Communist leader! Fuck their election! Let's kill!). That war was an unnecessary and sad waste of life.

Also, If you can't operate a computer, then you don't understand 90% of the current work force and business operations. That means you're out of touch with reality. That means that you don't understand your people, and that you won't make the right choices for them, bottom line.

But last, the fact that the posts on the McCain blog are closed to comments says much. Why are you hiding, little wussies? Scared of us meanie bloggers?

So, John, I'm sorry. No Presidency for you!

Oh, all right. I'll give you a chance.

Roll a perfect 100 on a 5d20. Then, I'll give you Governor Bush's office.

And so it begins...

So, we're starting to actually write this week somewhat. We were outlining, and now we're writing. Tuesday and the Moon has become steampunk. Yay! Or, Gah! At any rate, I write. One day, you read!

We're not supposed to talk about this too much, so I'll change the subject.

I have one almost-ripe tomato. YAY! I can't seem to get the others to pollinate worth a damn. The homemade self-watering containers are working very well, but I need to make more. The plants that were tiny are now BIG. They need more space.

Oh, and I'm sick of being broke, but when is that news?

Send me love and good thoughts!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Yes, I'm writing away...

I'm busy outlining, but I'm not supposed to talk about it. Shhhhhh....

What I'm going to do instead is journal the process, and then release it in installments when I'm done writing the novel. Once the tale marinates and gets rewrite one, then I'll be looking for beta readers.

Currently, I am on track to finish one week ahead of my self-imposed deadline (counter to the right), and I just hope that continues.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Heh. I'm on Amazon.com...

You know, nothing is quite as satisfying as seeing your name in print. Specifically, my name in print in the back of More Leaves from the Inn of the Last Home, a sourcebook for the Dragonlance series. I have discovered that Amazon.com actually lists me for my work in this book (under my maiden name, though).

Go on! Try it! (I know you won't!) Go to Amazon.com and search "jenna simmons" under books. There I am! :D

So, apparently, my publishing credit is more real than I thought. I'm on frickin' Amazon.com, and it's not a vanity POD press book! YAAAAAAYYY!!!!