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I paint. I write. I enjoy meeting new people on Google+, participating in their conversations and learning what makes them special. Here are the topics about which I post most frequently: Writing, Dig

Occupation: Artist/Illustrator (JLWard Illustration)

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ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,450Welcome to the Books & Beer Hangout! This is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing… and we drink beer! This week +John Ward will join us to discuss some of the best new Google+ communities out there for authors. Google+ Communities are a way for people of similar interests to connect and collaborate within Google+. John is the founder of the Writer's Discussion Group, the largest writing focused Google+ Community to date, while Evo and Jeff are moderators for the Digital Publishing community. In 15 minutes, we'll discuss the best writing related communities out there, how to effectively get involved in engage with the people using them, and how to use them as a resource for education and network building. After that we open up the chat to everyone in what we call the "Hangover" at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! Join us then to ask your questions directly, and by all means bring your own beer! To join you just need a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (or a headset). Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra and +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. You can see past episodes and upcoming topics on our site at http://epublishunum.com/books-and-beer but it's always more fun live. Join us!Books and Beer: Google+ Communities for Authors2013-02-08 03:00:0016  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,450On the next _Books & Beer Hangout_, @109952403888787261893 and @114714204358609742953  Nathan Lowell and Debora Geary defend their love of unconventional novel creation. Both have received criticism for writing books “where nothing happens”. That’s a rather unfair characterization, but you need to hear what they have to say on the topic. Watch the live show and then join in for the interactive _Books & Beer Hangover_ at 6:30. Our guests -- and the two of us -- are happy to take your specific questions. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is co-produced and co-hosted by @109993735355691141353 & @108055773101814734204, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Rules for Writers, and When You Can Break Them2012-08-31 03:00:0065  

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2015-10-27 23:00:51 (64 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Do you know of any books similar to the TV show Supernatural?

I've read Jim Butcher's Dresden series and even tried some of the books based on the SPN TV show, but I'm looking for more. Can anyone recommend books that deal with humans going up against witches, demons, and other denizens of the occult world?

I'm looking at the Monster Hunter series, but the description makes it seem more like it's about mercenaries, guns, and stuff like that. I might be wrong though.

Anyone have any other suggestions?

Most reshares: 31

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2015-11-21 04:13:17 (2 comments; 31 reshares; 66 +1s)Open 

This made me laugh.

Most plusones: 68

2016-01-21 16:18:01 (55 comments; 2 reshares; 68 +1s)Open 

The longer I'm on social media, the more I'm willing to scroll past things that I used to comment on. Mostly this is because I find myself asking 'Do I want to participate in the ensuing debate/conversation that will come about because of this comment?' It's not because I don't enjoy the conversation or like the people. It's about time management.

Anyone else like that?

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2016-04-30 03:20:31 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

This is exciting.

This is exciting.___

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2016-04-29 14:53:38 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

If you're able, consider donating to this cause. +Jeff Baker has had a rough year. He explains everything better than I can on the site.

If you're able, consider donating to this cause. +Jeff Baker has had a rough year. He explains everything better than I can on the site.___

2016-04-28 16:00:56 (42 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Do you eat humMus? If so, what do you eat it with? I'm familiar with the pita chips, bell pepper strips, and cucumbers. I'm just wondering if there are any other good combinations that I haven't yet discovered.

Do you eat humMus? If so, what do you eat it with? I'm familiar with the pita chips, bell pepper strips, and cucumbers. I'm just wondering if there are any other good combinations that I haven't yet discovered.___

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2016-04-27 22:57:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

Of interest to +Bruce Shark. Art by Steve Prescott.

Of interest to +Bruce Shark. Art by Steve Prescott.___

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2016-04-26 03:24:36 (9 comments; 7 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

Hilariously wrong.

Hilariously wrong.___

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2016-04-21 17:42:15 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

I live a couple of miles from a gas station. It's not uncommon for me to stop in there to get coffee. I do it frequently enough that most of the cashiers know me by sight.

There's an older cashier who works there just to keep busy. He's already retired from the job that was his career. Maybe he uses the money he makes there to supplement his Social Security earnings or maybe he shows up for something to do. Regardless, he's easily the best employee they have.

The man is always dressed very neatly. He is friendly and always seems to be in a good mood. There's an energy about him that isn't present in his younger co-workers.

There's another difference between him and the other employees: he always charges me for my coffee. Not that the other people don't always charge me, but from time to time, they will motion me on without charging me the buck... more »

I live a couple of miles from a gas station. It's not uncommon for me to stop in there to get coffee. I do it frequently enough that most of the cashiers know me by sight.

There's an older cashier who works there just to keep busy. He's already retired from the job that was his career. Maybe he uses the money he makes there to supplement his Social Security earnings or maybe he shows up for something to do. Regardless, he's easily the best employee they have.

The man is always dressed very neatly. He is friendly and always seems to be in a good mood. There's an energy about him that isn't present in his younger co-workers.

There's another difference between him and the other employees: he always charges me for my coffee. Not that the other people don't always charge me, but from time to time, they will motion me on without charging me the buck fifty for the cup.

Don't get me wrong. This isn't normal practice, but it might happen about once a month. No doubt, they do this to generate good will because of my repeat business. They may even be doing it with the management's knowledge. I'm not sure.

It happened again this morning and I was thinking about it on my drive back to the house. You'd think that these people would be my favorite cashiers. They're giving me free stuff! But, they're not. It's the older gentleman who always makes me pay my way. He's the guy I respect and enjoy interacting with.

There's probably a lesson about marketing or something like that in here, but I'm too lazy today to think of what it might be.

I need more coffee.___

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2016-04-21 03:42:16 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

We live next to a river where a crane likes to stand perched on a rock waiting for his next dining opportunity. My daughters love to see this bird and always point it out each time they see him.

One day, as we drove past, I told them that the bird was named Bob. They didn't really believe me, but seemed to accept it easily enough. My wife, however, was a different story. She gave me a puzzled look and said, "Bob? Why Bob?"

Then, I turned to her and said, "You've never heard of Bob Crane?"

That story still makes me laugh. So, I turned it into a comic.

We live next to a river where a crane likes to stand perched on a rock waiting for his next dining opportunity. My daughters love to see this bird and always point it out each time they see him.

One day, as we drove past, I told them that the bird was named Bob. They didn't really believe me, but seemed to accept it easily enough. My wife, however, was a different story. She gave me a puzzled look and said, "Bob? Why Bob?"

Then, I turned to her and said, "You've never heard of Bob Crane?"

That story still makes me laugh. So, I turned it into a comic.___

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2016-04-15 01:17:04 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

This is a long, but fascinating article about how recording labels altered and shaped the sound of rock and roll based off of race.

Here's a quote, by Frank Sinatra, from the article:

“My only deep sorrow is the unrelenting insistence of recording and motion picture companies upon purveying the most brutal, ugly, degenerate, vicious form of expression it has been my displeasure to hear — Naturally I refer to the bulk of rock ’n’ roll. It fosters almost totally negative and destructive reactions in young people. It smells phony and false. It is sung, played and written for the most part by cretinous goons and by means of its almost imbecilic reiterations and sly, lewd — in plain fact, dirty — lyrics, and as I said before, it manages to be the martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth … this rancid-smelling aphorodisiac I deplore.”

This is a long, but fascinating article about how recording labels altered and shaped the sound of rock and roll based off of race.

Here's a quote, by Frank Sinatra, from the article:

“My only deep sorrow is the unrelenting insistence of recording and motion picture companies upon purveying the most brutal, ugly, degenerate, vicious form of expression it has been my displeasure to hear — Naturally I refer to the bulk of rock ’n’ roll. It fosters almost totally negative and destructive reactions in young people. It smells phony and false. It is sung, played and written for the most part by cretinous goons and by means of its almost imbecilic reiterations and sly, lewd — in plain fact, dirty — lyrics, and as I said before, it manages to be the martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth … this rancid-smelling aphorodisiac I deplore.”___

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2016-04-10 02:33:47 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

Here, have a turtle. Recently, I finished read the sixth book in Stephen King's Dark Tower series. A turtle figures into that story.

Tonight, I was sketching while watching TV and this came out. Not the same as the one in the book, but I'm sure the book inspired the sketch.

Here, have a turtle. Recently, I finished read the sixth book in Stephen King's Dark Tower series. A turtle figures into that story.

Tonight, I was sketching while watching TV and this came out. Not the same as the one in the book, but I'm sure the book inspired the sketch.___

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2016-03-30 02:41:58 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

I've thought this for a long time. They are the only ones who could easily compete with Amazon, but for whatever reason they don't want to do so. They're leaving money on the table.



I've thought this for a long time. They are the only ones who could easily compete with Amazon, but for whatever reason they don't want to do so. They're leaving money on the table.

___

2016-03-29 02:37:50 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

I keep seeing people making references to BvS. Every time I see it, my first thought is to wonder why people are talking about Buffy the Vampire Slayer again; then, I realize that they're talking about the new superhero movie.

I keep seeing people making references to BvS. Every time I see it, my first thought is to wonder why people are talking about Buffy the Vampire Slayer again; then, I realize that they're talking about the new superhero movie.___

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2016-03-27 03:50:15 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

Around two weeks ago, I published a coloring book on Amazon. Several people have purchased it. Recently, +Bruce Shark posted a picture of his copy and told me how much he was enjoying the book. In the comments section of his post, I joked about doing a coloring book devoted to sharks. I'm not sure if (or when-- mostly when) I'll get around to doing that, but I did knock out this sketch tonight as a way of saying thanks.

It really is surprising how much +Bruce Shark looks like a certain cartoon character from the 70's.

+Pamela Lynn, this might interest you as well.

Around two weeks ago, I published a coloring book on Amazon. Several people have purchased it. Recently, +Bruce Shark posted a picture of his copy and told me how much he was enjoying the book. In the comments section of his post, I joked about doing a coloring book devoted to sharks. I'm not sure if (or when-- mostly when) I'll get around to doing that, but I did knock out this sketch tonight as a way of saying thanks.

It really is surprising how much +Bruce Shark looks like a certain cartoon character from the 70's.

+Pamela Lynn, this might interest you as well.___

2016-03-26 16:36:22 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

My neighbor, across the street, is doing some angry lawn maintenance.

He put his house up for sale a couple of weeks back. In what I assume is an effort to improve his curb appeal, he is now mowing the lawn of the house right next to his. The person who lives in that house works two jobs. So, he'll go weeks without mowing his lawn.

It's just amusing to me because I never before realized that it was possible to visibly communicate anger while driving a John Deere mower.



My neighbor, across the street, is doing some angry lawn maintenance.

He put his house up for sale a couple of weeks back. In what I assume is an effort to improve his curb appeal, he is now mowing the lawn of the house right next to his. The person who lives in that house works two jobs. So, he'll go weeks without mowing his lawn.

It's just amusing to me because I never before realized that it was possible to visibly communicate anger while driving a John Deere mower.

___

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2016-03-25 21:49:06 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

When Will the Escalations Stop?

First, Microsoft released the Surface. Through the years, they released it in a variety of sizes.

Apple responded by releasing the 12.9 inch iPad Pro and recently followed it up with a 9.7 inch edition.

Now, Microsoft has released the Surface Hub Pen Edition that's available in 84 and 70 inch models.

Your move, Apple.

When Will the Escalations Stop?

First, Microsoft released the Surface. Through the years, they released it in a variety of sizes.

Apple responded by releasing the 12.9 inch iPad Pro and recently followed it up with a 9.7 inch edition.

Now, Microsoft has released the Surface Hub Pen Edition that's available in 84 and 70 inch models.

Your move, Apple.___

2016-03-22 00:01:13 (25 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

Netflix has become quite accomplished at recommending movies that look really good... ya know, until I actually try to watch them. Then, they suck. It's like the service is pranking me over and over again.

Netflix has become quite accomplished at recommending movies that look really good... ya know, until I actually try to watch them. Then, they suck. It's like the service is pranking me over and over again.___

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2016-03-11 05:03:50 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

+Curt Thompson, these aren't super funny, but they made me think of you. Not that you're not super funny, but because I started reading Raymond Chandler because of some of your past posts.

+Curt Thompson, these aren't super funny, but they made me think of you. Not that you're not super funny, but because I started reading Raymond Chandler because of some of your past posts.___

2016-01-30 03:00:14 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Amputation and Immortality?

I'm watching tonight's episode of Vampire Diaries. It starts off with a flashback to when one of the vampire characters was in the Civil War. During the scene, I couldn't help but wonder what would happen if he were put in a situation where they had to amputate his leg or an arm.

It's pretty established that vampires have accelerated healing abilities, but does that extend to re-growing lost limbs? I don't think I've ever seen a story that explores this.

Have any of you encountered a story, TV show, or movie that addressed this situation?

Amputation and Immortality?

I'm watching tonight's episode of Vampire Diaries. It starts off with a flashback to when one of the vampire characters was in the Civil War. During the scene, I couldn't help but wonder what would happen if he were put in a situation where they had to amputate his leg or an arm.

It's pretty established that vampires have accelerated healing abilities, but does that extend to re-growing lost limbs? I don't think I've ever seen a story that explores this.

Have any of you encountered a story, TV show, or movie that addressed this situation?___

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2016-01-28 01:36:06 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

For all of the people who love Supernatural.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/259257145/supernatural-inspired-driver-picks-the

For all of the people who love Supernatural.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/259257145/supernatural-inspired-driver-picks-the___

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2016-01-24 20:29:22 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Anyone planning on watching Lucifer? It airs tomorrow night on Fox.

Anyone planning on watching Lucifer? It airs tomorrow night on Fox.___

2016-01-24 17:52:27 (13 comments; 1 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

I wish we lived in a world where the people who create memes would take the time to use spell check.

I wish we lived in a world where the people who create memes would take the time to use spell check.___

2016-01-24 05:12:15 (17 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

The cold weather makes my knee ache from where I broke my leg a year ago. If cold makes it ache, doesn't it make sense that heat would make the ache dissipate? It helps, but doesn't seem to be as effective as the cold is at bringing the pain.

Okay, I've finished whining. 

The cold weather makes my knee ache from where I broke my leg a year ago. If cold makes it ache, doesn't it make sense that heat would make the ache dissipate? It helps, but doesn't seem to be as effective as the cold is at bringing the pain.

Okay, I've finished whining. ___

2016-01-21 16:18:01 (55 comments; 2 reshares; 68 +1s)Open 

The longer I'm on social media, the more I'm willing to scroll past things that I used to comment on. Mostly this is because I find myself asking 'Do I want to participate in the ensuing debate/conversation that will come about because of this comment?' It's not because I don't enjoy the conversation or like the people. It's about time management.

Anyone else like that?

The longer I'm on social media, the more I'm willing to scroll past things that I used to comment on. Mostly this is because I find myself asking 'Do I want to participate in the ensuing debate/conversation that will come about because of this comment?' It's not because I don't enjoy the conversation or like the people. It's about time management.

Anyone else like that?___

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2016-01-18 06:37:10 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

I believe +Amanda Rachelle Warren and +Dirk Puehl will find this interesting.

I believe +Amanda Rachelle Warren and +Dirk Puehl will find this interesting.___

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2016-01-15 16:53:41 (16 comments; 2 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

I don't know if the movie will be any good or not, but the trailer certainly manages to grab my attention.

I don't know if the movie will be any good or not, but the trailer certainly manages to grab my attention.___

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2016-01-08 15:20:06 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Tales from the Crypt Returning to TV

M. Night Shyamalan is bringing the series back. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Tales from the Crypt Returning to TV

M. Night Shyamalan is bringing the series back. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?___

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2015-12-28 15:59:21 (24 comments; 6 reshares; 47 +1s)Open 

Gotta say, I'm excited for this movie.

Gotta say, I'm excited for this movie.___

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2015-12-19 15:42:05 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 39 +1s)Open 

It seems that Discord, from My Little Pony, is not a fan of Elf on the Shelf or the surveillance state that they represent. Can't say I blame him.

It seems that Discord, from My Little Pony, is not a fan of Elf on the Shelf or the surveillance state that they represent. Can't say I blame him.___

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2015-12-19 15:04:14 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

The first floor of my house is laid out in a circular manner that allows you to walk directly from one room to another. This morning my daughters set up their train track so it would run the full circuit. Then, they decided it would be even more fun if they placed one of the dog's toys on top of one of the train cars. Every time the dog sees his toy go past, he walks over and snatches it off of the passing car and trots away. I think he enjoys the game as much as they do.

The first floor of my house is laid out in a circular manner that allows you to walk directly from one room to another. This morning my daughters set up their train track so it would run the full circuit. Then, they decided it would be even more fun if they placed one of the dog's toys on top of one of the train cars. Every time the dog sees his toy go past, he walks over and snatches it off of the passing car and trots away. I think he enjoys the game as much as they do.___

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2015-12-19 10:33:40 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Hey +Brian Meeks, look what was on my Kindle lock screen this morning. Congratulations. 

Hey +Brian Meeks, look what was on my Kindle lock screen this morning. Congratulations. ___

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2015-12-16 14:11:01 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

The election just got interesting.

The election just got interesting.___

2015-12-13 23:19:07 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

I realize that this is probably seems like a stupid question, but I'm trying to understand the rising interest in adult coloring books. I've read several articles that talk about how therapeutic they are and how soothing the act of filling a page with color can be.

When I have looked at adult coloring books, most of them seem to be repeating geometric patterns. Is there something about coloring those patterns that is more soothing than coloring representational art? When I've looked through the popular books on the best-seller lists, it seems like most of the books I've found are the ones dedicated to almost abstract images. So, my question is is it the freedom to color things without worrying about a realistic representation of an object or is it how these pages are crowded with detail and lots of things to color?

Anyone have thoughts or insight on the topic?... more »

I realize that this is probably seems like a stupid question, but I'm trying to understand the rising interest in adult coloring books. I've read several articles that talk about how therapeutic they are and how soothing the act of filling a page with color can be.

When I have looked at adult coloring books, most of them seem to be repeating geometric patterns. Is there something about coloring those patterns that is more soothing than coloring representational art? When I've looked through the popular books on the best-seller lists, it seems like most of the books I've found are the ones dedicated to almost abstract images. So, my question is is it the freedom to color things without worrying about a realistic representation of an object or is it how these pages are crowded with detail and lots of things to color?

Anyone have thoughts or insight on the topic? Thanks.___

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2015-12-10 05:42:58 (18 comments; 3 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

Hey +Amanda Rachelle Warren I know that you already know this, but if you ever need proof regarding your claims that Supernatural is a televised version of The Hero's Journey, here you go. Eric Kripke tweeted this earlier today. It's the document he sent around to the networks to explain what the show would be about when he was trying to sell the series.

Hey +Amanda Rachelle Warren I know that you already know this, but if you ever need proof regarding your claims that Supernatural is a televised version of The Hero's Journey, here you go. Eric Kripke tweeted this earlier today. It's the document he sent around to the networks to explain what the show would be about when he was trying to sell the series.___

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2015-12-08 17:39:13 (14 comments; 12 reshares; 62 +1s)Open 

This made me laugh.

This made me laugh.___

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2015-12-08 13:07:11 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

+Masha du Toit, have you seen these?

+Masha du Toit, have you seen these?___

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2015-12-06 21:28:23 (6 comments; 4 reshares; 46 +1s)Open 

Yeah, it's corny, but I liked it.

Yeah, it's corny, but I liked it.___

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2015-12-03 00:30:47 (11 comments; 9 reshares; 53 +1s)Open 

Bruce Campbell just tweeted that a script he'd been working on was leaked. Here's his tweet:

https://twitter.com/GroovyBruce/status/671819681322373124/

Bruce Campbell just tweeted that a script he'd been working on was leaked. Here's his tweet:

https://twitter.com/GroovyBruce/status/671819681322373124/___

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2015-11-30 22:01:07 (56 comments; 12 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

This looks like a fun game. I would be called The Coal Miner and would use my sonic clipboard to save the universe while shouting, "Send them down!"

This looks like a fun game. I would be called The Coal Miner and would use my sonic clipboard to save the universe while shouting, "Send them down!"___

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2015-11-30 12:40:06 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

+Ward Plunet have you written anything about this yet? If not, what are your thoughts?

+Ward Plunet have you written anything about this yet? If not, what are your thoughts?___

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2015-11-24 16:43:11 (5 comments; 4 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

It's kind of sobering to think just how true this comic strip is. Everyone is broken in some way. The comic is from the always excellent:

http://www.sheldoncomics.com/

It's kind of sobering to think just how true this comic strip is. Everyone is broken in some way. The comic is from the always excellent:

http://www.sheldoncomics.com/___

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2015-11-21 04:13:17 (2 comments; 31 reshares; 66 +1s)Open 

This made me laugh.

This made me laugh.___

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2015-11-18 16:10:05 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

I'm waiting on a side street for my daughters to finish an appointment. I look up and there's a deer about 20 feet from my car. This kind of vigilance is why I will do so well during the zombie apocalypse. 

I'm waiting on a side street for my daughters to finish an appointment. I look up and there's a deer about 20 feet from my car. This kind of vigilance is why I will do so well during the zombie apocalypse. ___

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2015-11-11 13:41:35 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

This becomes a little less funny to me with each passing year.

This becomes a little less funny to me with each passing year.___

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2015-11-09 15:14:18 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 51 +1s)Open 

Today is Carl Sagan's birthday which gives me a great reason to post this awesome comic.

Today is Carl Sagan's birthday which gives me a great reason to post this awesome comic.___

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2015-11-08 17:41:37 (21 comments; 6 reshares; 50 +1s)Open 

Oh! I want one of these so bad. I think my family would fight me on it though.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1edd/

Oh! I want one of these so bad. I think my family would fight me on it though.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1edd/___

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2015-10-31 00:14:21 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Becky Chambers originally self-published her book before selling it to Harper Voyager. Before the sale, her book earned a lot of praise from many respected reviewers and critics. It was also nominated for a Golden Tentacle Award (that's an award?) for best SF debut novel. Now, the book has been through Harper Voyager's editorial and the new edition is on sale for today only. You can pick it up for $1.99.

http://www.amazon.com/Long-Way-Small-Angry-Planet-ebook/dp/B00ZP64F28/

Here's a link to the i09 article where I found out about the sale:

http://io9.com/get-one-of-the-most-acclaimed-space-books-in-recent-yea-1739653624

Becky Chambers originally self-published her book before selling it to Harper Voyager. Before the sale, her book earned a lot of praise from many respected reviewers and critics. It was also nominated for a Golden Tentacle Award (that's an award?) for best SF debut novel. Now, the book has been through Harper Voyager's editorial and the new edition is on sale for today only. You can pick it up for $1.99.

http://www.amazon.com/Long-Way-Small-Angry-Planet-ebook/dp/B00ZP64F28/

Here's a link to the i09 article where I found out about the sale:

http://io9.com/get-one-of-the-most-acclaimed-space-books-in-recent-yea-1739653624___

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2015-10-29 02:17:17 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

Anyone notice how YouTube Red without the space spells youtubered? Could this be Google tipping their hand to some hidden agenda to turn us all into potatoes? Discuss.

Anyone notice how YouTube Red without the space spells youtubered? Could this be Google tipping their hand to some hidden agenda to turn us all into potatoes? Discuss.___

2015-10-28 22:46:50 (21 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

I'm ten minutes into this past week's Agents of Shield. One of the characters is stranded and alone. They just showed an overlay that reveals that she has been there for 752 hours. 

She's STILL USING her cellphone!

Even if she's turning it off after each use, shouldn't the battery have died by now?

I'm ten minutes into this past week's Agents of Shield. One of the characters is stranded and alone. They just showed an overlay that reveals that she has been there for 752 hours. 

She's STILL USING her cellphone!

Even if she's turning it off after each use, shouldn't the battery have died by now?___

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2015-10-27 23:00:51 (64 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Do you know of any books similar to the TV show Supernatural?

I've read Jim Butcher's Dresden series and even tried some of the books based on the SPN TV show, but I'm looking for more. Can anyone recommend books that deal with humans going up against witches, demons, and other denizens of the occult world?

I'm looking at the Monster Hunter series, but the description makes it seem more like it's about mercenaries, guns, and stuff like that. I might be wrong though.

Anyone have any other suggestions?

Do you know of any books similar to the TV show Supernatural?

I've read Jim Butcher's Dresden series and even tried some of the books based on the SPN TV show, but I'm looking for more. Can anyone recommend books that deal with humans going up against witches, demons, and other denizens of the occult world?

I'm looking at the Monster Hunter series, but the description makes it seem more like it's about mercenaries, guns, and stuff like that. I might be wrong though.

Anyone have any other suggestions?___

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2015-10-25 16:39:07 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

I haven't read this book by +Ellen Joyce, but I have read other pieces she has written. She has a way with words that makes enjoying her prose easy.

I'm not sure when this book was released, but it falls squarely in the urban fantasy genre. Now, I do want to give you a word of caution. Her characters wrestle with several adult themes in the book. When I asked her about it, she told me that there are some explicit parts as well. So, if you are sensitive to those issues/depictions, this probably isn't the book for you. However, if the description intrigues or interests you, pick up a sample of the book and see if her writing style appeals to you.

Here's the way she describes the book:

"Bryar Bowden is a reformed hillbilly hell-raiser, tamed down to a mundane husband for a soulless wife.

Chloe James is a functional sex addict, running from a... more »

I haven't read this book by +Ellen Joyce, but I have read other pieces she has written. She has a way with words that makes enjoying her prose easy.

I'm not sure when this book was released, but it falls squarely in the urban fantasy genre. Now, I do want to give you a word of caution. Her characters wrestle with several adult themes in the book. When I asked her about it, she told me that there are some explicit parts as well. So, if you are sensitive to those issues/depictions, this probably isn't the book for you. However, if the description intrigues or interests you, pick up a sample of the book and see if her writing style appeals to you.

Here's the way she describes the book:

"Bryar Bowden is a reformed hillbilly hell-raiser, tamed down to a mundane husband for a soulless wife.

Chloe James is a functional sex addict, running from a lover who challenged her compulsive need for control.

Partnered as state investigators for a corrupt governor, they cover up an incestuous love triangle that hides a metaphysical jail break. When it changes everything they know about being human, their only hope to survive is to trigger each other’s shadow side."

You can find out more about the book here:

http://evolvedpub.com/books/shadow-side/___

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2015-10-20 21:00:32 (27 comments; 1 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

I want to like Arrow, but they have so many flash backs. It makes me nostalgic for less complicated shows; like the last season of LOST. 

I want to like Arrow, but they have so many flash backs. It makes me nostalgic for less complicated shows; like the last season of LOST. ___

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