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Postby Daxhack on Wed Apr 18, 2001 3:36 am

Live Journals<P>Everyone's got one it would seem. Everyone but me. *sniff*<P>Technically that's not true, I use my forum and my newsbox as a makeshift LiveJournal. I just don't have cute little icons or anything that show my emotions pictorally at any given moment.<P>I also write too much. I need to learn the art of brevity.<P>I learned in high school to express myself freely.<P>I learned in college that no one cares what you have to say, or is too drunk to care.<P>I learned in the corporate world that personal expression is only opening yourself up for attacks.<P>Basically, I learned how to hold my tongue.<P>In spite of that, I still have a lot to say, but I always assume no one cares. And so I say it here.<P>Here, when I say something, I essentially "run it up the flagpole and see who salutes."<P>Live Journals work about the same way.<P>Most people tend to have their wacky, off-the-wall conversation in their forum, and their thoughts on stuff in their LiveJournal.<P>Oh well.<P>The Demon Pooka is updating again! Yay! <A HREF="http://demonpooka.keenspace.com/" TARGET=_blank>http://demonpooka.keenspace.com/</A>
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Postby Daxhack on Fri Apr 20, 2001 2:29 am

Keenspace acting up again. That makes me sad.<P>Spending too much time playing video games and neglecting everything else also makes me sad.<P>Both are happening, but only one is my fault.<P>In other news, the recent influx of boneheads strips is not because I'm slacking off entirely. I'm working on another artistic project which works better as a comic book rather than a comic strip. I am trying to finish it completely before posting it, so that there are no gaps in the story when I post it.<P>This project is not a Plays Well With Others, Inc. storyline. It is a well earned and very deserved tribute for some other keen-toonists, mixed with a lot of cool things and is just fun in general. It is also in color.<P>It will be roughly 16-24 pages when I finish it. I'm trying to find the best way to put the boxes and lay out the pages, as it is my first endeavor into the realm of comic booking. I already have 10 pages done, so I'm guessing the script will probably run me 10 more pages based on that.<P>I can't wait to show it off, I think you'll like it when you see it.<P>In completely unrelated news, <A HREF="http://four.keenspace.com/" TARGET=_blank>http://four.keenspace.com/</A> is the home page of the four toon tellers, and they are very cool, just like The Demon Pooka is very cool. You should read their weekly comic thing. I think Jess Idres did this week's comic, but I don't know for sure... Jess also "Yin and Yang" and "Savior of Grace."<P>Shock the monkey and win $20!<P>JB<P>------------------
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Postby Daxhack on Mon Apr 23, 2001 8:10 am

Currently 22 pages templated, start to finish. I think I will end it there, it feels right. I also think I will start this fiasco on May 1.<P>JB<P>------------------
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Postby Daxhack on Tue Apr 24, 2001 6:23 am

Ok, I have recitified my sorrow by doing things. Spending time not doing things makes me sad, but doing things makes me happy! Is it that easy? It is for me!<P>I went to my friend's girlfriend's harp recital. She was very very very good. I am still amazed.<P>I also worked on my climbing wall. It is to the point where I can climb up on it, then work on while climbing on it. Considerably harder, too, but isn't that kinda the point?<P>and more pages done for the comic book! My first reviews of it have been positive, which basically means one friend I sent it too thought it was good, or at least better than I usually do! Shweet!<P>JB<P>------------------
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Postby Daxhack on Wed Apr 25, 2001 6:39 am

I bought a 4H pencil for very light lines when drawing, easy to erase, good for inking over, won't scan in on line art mode, etc. I did this last year. How many times have I sharpened it? never. How often do I use it? Every single day. it's still sharp from the original packaging. Now that's cool.<P>JB<P>------------------
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Postby Daxhack on Sat Apr 28, 2001 8:20 am

Gah, I have a lot of drawing to do this weekend, and it is already half over! I better get cracking!<P>JB<P>------------------
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Postby Daxhack on Mon Apr 30, 2001 4:03 am

Some things really piss me off. This one has been building for a while now.<P>I hate being ignored. I flipping hate it. Guess what? I am ignored everywhere I go now. My family ignores me. My co-workers ignore me. My friends ignore me. It's like I'm invisible now. My own pastor at church yesterday shook my hand as I was walking into church, gave some generic greeting, turned around, then turned back, shook my hand, and gave me the same generic greeting again! My own pastor who's known me for over 20 years!<P>There are probably a hundred stories like that I could tell you for just this April. People tell me the same little anecdotes over and over again because they don't remember telling me, and when I tell them I've heard it, or even give them their own punchline word for word, they just ignore me and keep on telling it. Part of me wants to slap them, the other part wants to walk away leaving them talking to nothing but air.<P>I used to just bite my lip and let them tell it through again. But it happens at least three times a day now. I started gently nudging them to stop telling the story. I started hinting that they should move on. I started forcefully nudging them to move on. I even started repeating "You told me this one already" "You told me this one already" "You told me this one already" until they acknowledge me.<P>These kinds of things have been building up, and building up, and building up. I am really angry now. I started thinking that the problem isn't other people, it's me. That's a hard thing to do, try it sometime.<P>I expect a lot from people. They always let me down. Even my friends, some of whom I idolize, even they let me down. So is the problem that people are not performing up to par or are my expectations too high?<P>I'm treading on eggshells now. If I say anything about other people, then they will undoubtedly get pissed off at me. But if I say nothing about other people, I'll just get ignored. Either way I lose. Guess I'll just cut my losses and quit talking. I can't even put into words what I want to say anyway. And even if I could, I'd just be ignored.<P>You want to know how I feel? Read D.C. Simpson's comic "Ozy and Millie" and also read Ralph Waldo Emerson's "The Invisible Man." note: "The Invisible Man" has nothing to do with crazy chemicals making light pass through someone's body.<P>JB<P>Note: My comics my get angsty for a little while till I get over this little slump.<P>------------------
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Postby Daxhack on Mon Apr 30, 2001 11:30 am

Gah, I had a lot of drawing to do this weekend, and it is already over! Wish I had done it... This might delay the special color comic thing a few days from the original May 1 posting schedule.<P>JB<P>------------------
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Postby Daxhack on Tue May 01, 2001 1:31 am

<A HREF="http://www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?S=320441" TARGET=_blank>http://www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?S=320441</A> <P>The following story is probably true as I saw it on the national news, and the link is above:<P> -----------------<P>Cleveland-AP -- A 13-year-old boy has been charged with murdering his eight-week-old daughter.<P>Brandon Miller is being tried as a juvenile because Ohio law requires that a person must be at least 14 when a crime is
committed to be tried as an adult.<P>The coroner says Diamond Miller died of massive head injuries and internal bleeding.<P>Brandon told police the baby was sleeping in a bed with her 14-year-old mother when he noticed the girl's head was
wedged between the bed and the wall. He says he picked up the baby and she "started to spit up white stuff," and then he
noticed she wasn't breathing.
--------------<P>This disturbs me for a few reasons.<P>A 14 year old mother, and the child was 8 weeks old already. In a few years they can probably go to class together, if they go to class at all...<P>And a 13 year old father. When I was 13, I was in 7th grade. I was more concerned with water balloons and Ninja Turtles than I was with girls, much less sex, and even more less than that, fatherhood. Even now, 10 years later, I still find myself a bit unprepared.<P>And what a horrible way to die, too, intentional or not, consciously aware or not.<P>Are they married? I don't know, but probably not. Would it work out if they did? Again, I don't know, but probably not. I'm no expert on teen pregnancy, but it doesn't take an expert to see how F'd up that whole situation is.<P>While I could ramble on and on, I won't, and I'll just throw this link out there to someone who shares many of my views, but can express them more literally.
<A HREF="http://bitch.shutdown.com/" TARGET=_blank>http://bitch.shutdown.com/</A> <P>Enjoy, or don't enjoy, but do read.<P>
And Lazy! How cool! Though I think that journals are better when they express your feelings, emotions, and reactions to the events in your life, rather than just a list of stuff you did or didn't do.<P>I keep a real journal, have for years. The stuff in there is very personal, not the kind of stuff I would want to post for anyone or everyone to see. I write things in there because I know it is completely private. I handwrite the entries into it for that very reason as well. In those I can say what I'm really thinking and feeling, without fear that someone will read it.<P>Live journals are just another popularity contest, much like irc channels, one might be inclined to say <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"> They are transparent and meaningless, like picking teams for playground soccer in elementary school; like student government elections in high school; like picking which party to go to in college.<P>Fight the Power!<P>JB<P>------------------
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Postby Lazy on Tue May 01, 2001 1:36 am

me has no Live journal either. But then, why would I ? What would poor Lazy talk about in a live journal. Let's see. got out of bed today. Turn on the computer, read email{if any}, responded to email, read news content web sites, read comics, had breakfast, look through new job postings{if any}, play computer games, have lunch, veg out on IRC, have dinner, veg out on irc, go to bed..... rinse and repeat.<P>real eciting stuff there. Yup. I can see a live journal filled with 3203 days of this. Yup. <P><B>*SIGH*</B>
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Postby Lazy on Tue May 01, 2001 2:15 am

Frankly Dax, I would rather forget the events in my life. A morbid pathetic life on the edge of poverty and sanity. I should be married with children right now. But I would never put them through the hell I've been through.<P>Dern'ed.. now I'm depressed.... Oh well something else to forget....<P>------------------
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Postby Daxhack on Wed May 02, 2001 10:00 am

*snicker*<P>Heh heh heh... I have plans now <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"> Big plans! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"> Huge plans! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"> Gargantuan Mega Colossal Plans!!! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>Now all I have to do is finish the last few pages of my special feature, and then we'll see how truly magnificent my plans are, by seeing if they are rejected or approved by those who reject or approve such wonderful, magnificent plans <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>I will not be denied! These plans are far too cool, and I've worked so hard already for them, I will follow through and execute! Hot Diggity Dog I'm in a good mood!<P>JB out, yo.<P>------------------
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Postby Daxhack on Thu May 03, 2001 2:31 am

Geez, I feel like Dave Kelly with the massive mood swings I've had lately. It's like every other day now. Super happy, ultra depressed, super happy... I'm not bipolar, but it sure feels like it. I get all psyched up for doing my comic on one day, then the next, the reality of my situation hits me, and I just want to quit. And back and forth it goes, like clockwork.<P>All I know for sure is that I need to finish this special project now, like now now. More nower then now. Once I get it done and off my mind, and my comic off my mind, and all the crap that comes with everything off my mind, I can focus on other aspects of my life which need serious help.<P>JB<P>------------------
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Postby Daxhack on Thu May 03, 2001 8:50 am

I slept on it. I went to bed before 10pm even! This morning, I feel less drained and more awake. My plans don't seem so great anymore. So I won't be so disappointed if they don't go through. Holy moly I need to get that feature done, It's taking way to dern long.<P>------------------
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Postby Daxhack on Thu May 03, 2001 9:19 am

BLARGH! So much paperwork, so little sleep. I need sleep. I need less paperwork. I think <A HREF="http://roomies.keenspot.com" TARGET=_blank>http://roomies.keenspot.com</A> is cool.<P>JB<P>------------------
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Postby Daxhack on Fri May 04, 2001 7:18 am

BLARGH! Ar mateys! ARRRRR!<P>JB<P>I like Jackie's Fridge. Jackie is a cute character too! bwahaha. get it? I meant the fridge, not the comic, but I also meant the comic! haha? anyone? ok I'm done now.<P>JB out.<P>------------------
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Postby Jedsoon on Sat May 05, 2001 6:26 am

the only thing that would bother me about doing a livejournal (and i have only just tonight learned what one was) is that what goes there MIGHT not go into the strip and the story might suffer for it.
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Postby Daxhack on Sun May 06, 2001 8:59 am

A good point indeed. Original content is hard to come up with, I struggle quite often with what little I put up. To maintain a live journal (intended for other people to read) is like coming up with even more original content than normal.<P>But, on that note, I managed to pump out full comics through friday, so no Boneheads for the next 5 days anyway! Enter Ram-BONE, First Blood Part 2... gah.<P>I'm feeling much better now too, I was sick for a couple days, but it was all nerves, I think.<P>JB<P>------------------
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