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Saturday, August 20, 2016

That's not how it works

I frequently - by which I mean several times a week - get emails from people who have a great idea how I can do something. Let me put this as politely and patiently as I can.

Don't talk to me about it. Do it yourself.

I already have far more ideas at hand than I can possibly address in a full lifetime. Moreover, I am considerably more interested in my ideas than in your ideas. I am extraordinarily busy and I usually work until 4 AM, seven days a week. If I did not exercise regularly and have Spacebunny keeping a careful eye on my diet and my general health, I'd probably be in worse physical condition than the average SJW.

Contacting people like me and Mike Cernovich about "a great idea" is really nothing more than laziness on your part. Do it yourself. If you don't have the means, then find some allies and acquire them. I'm always happy to look for ways to help out those who are already doing something, but I have zero interest in wasting a single nanosecond listening to do-nothing, pie-in-the-sky idea-makers.

If you want to work with us, that's great! We have a constant and growing need for volunteers, as our volunteers tend to eventually branch out and start doing things on their own, which is something we encourage. We need proofreaders. We need assistant editors. We need people who can layout PDFs and covers. We need someone with a great voice, an English accent, and a masochistic mindset to narrate the Selenoth ebooks. I could use a good co-author or three, as well as lead authors for two or three new Castalia series I have in mind. DevGame is always looking for more good game artists.

What we don't need is ideas that serve someone else's agenda, even if it happens to be in sync with ours. But don't take this the wrong way. I'm not saying those ideas are bad, I'm saying that if you have the idea, then you have, within yourself, the seed of what is required to make it a reality. So, make it happen, don't rely upon me or anyone else to make it happen.

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Blogger Laramie Hirsch August 20, 2016 8:09 AM  

I am extraordinarily busy and I usually work until 4 AM, seven days a week. If I did not exercise regularly and have Spacebunny keeping a careful eye on my diet and my general health, I'd probably be in worse physical condition than the average SJW.

I find this a fascinating detail. I often wonder what your work life--and that of other authors and public personalities.

My real life job, due to the conditions and nature of what I do, wears me out. Saps my energy, my creativity, my brain power, and my attention. It does a fantastic job of providing a stable income for my growing family, however. And for that reason, I've had to sacrifice a lot of the projects I've had in mind in the past three years, or put them on back burners.

Actually, I've always enjoyed reading about the lives of authors.

Blogger 1337kestrel August 20, 2016 8:32 AM  

Working 90 hours a week? Meh.
Getting anything done when you have a family? That is the brand of genius which raises you above other men.

Blogger Orville August 20, 2016 8:33 AM  

I'm looking to boost my efficiency. Are you naturally one of those who need little sleep, or did you do things to get to that point? If the latter, do you have any tips besides diet and exercise and ruthlessly cutting out time wasters? Thanks.

Blogger Laramie Hirsch August 20, 2016 8:38 AM  

@2

Working 90 hours a week? Meh.
Getting anything done when you have a family? That is the brand of genius which raises you above other men.


Can you expand upon this? Do any examples come to your mind of men who pull this off and end up having successful, loving families that keep their faith?

At present, every moment that I'm awake with my family--the moments are few, due to being on 3rd shift--every moment I have to spare is spent with them. I give the kids and/or my wife my time until they go to sleep.

Again, my time with them is short. Am I wrong in this? Surely I'm not helicoptering. Hoping my schedule will be fine-tuned soon. Been on this shift for 3+ years.

Anonymous Rawle Nyanzi August 20, 2016 8:40 AM  

Contacting people like me and Mike Cernovich about "a great idea" is really nothing more than laziness on your part. Do it yourself. If you don't have the means, then find some allies and acquire them. I'm always happy to look for ways to help out those who are already doing something, but I have zero interest in wasting a single nanosecond listening to do-nothing, pie-in-the-sky idea-makers.

Ah yes, the dreaded "ideas guy." I hear he's a persistent pest in the world of game development.

What we don't need is ideas that serve someone else's agenda, even if it happens to be in sync with ours. But don't take this the wrong way. I'm not saying those ideas are bad, I'm saying that if you have the idea, then you have, within yourself, the seed of what is required to make it a reality. So, make it happen, don't rely upon me or anyone else to make it happen.

Good point. Besides, if they implemented their own ideas, they would reap all the rewards themselves, which is far better than handing it all over to someone else.

Blogger VD August 20, 2016 9:02 AM  

That is the brand of genius which raises you above other men.

Not really. It's just a) being married to the right woman, b) having a modicum of discipline, and c) working at home.

Are you naturally one of those who need little sleep, or did you do things to get to that point?

I don't know. I used to sleep 8-10 hours. Now I sleep 5-6. Granted, I look like a newly risen zombie these days, but it doesn't seem to have harmed my physical capabilities much, if at all. And according to my doctor, I'm in excellent condition for my age.

Ruthlessly cutting out time-wasters is the big one.

Blogger Chris Jackson August 20, 2016 9:16 AM  

Great advice, and I've been guilty of this in years past. I would ask others for feedback on ideas because I just wasn't sure about them. Then I began to realize that you need to just start doing things and evaluate the results. I was just trying to avoid the failures and necessary corrections.

This is different from the scenario above slightly because I never deigned to tell anyone to do it my way.

Funny coincidence seeing this post this morning - I was at a pub in my hometown last night and a guy started lecturing the owner about the taps in the middle of peak business. I had to work to hide my smirks.

Blogger S1AL August 20, 2016 9:25 AM  

One of the reasons I read and comment here is that it's a constant source of encouragement - if Vox can accomplish all this, why not me? What's holding me back other than, well, me?

But I have a question: how do you avoid mental/psychological weariness? Is it an effect of believing in and wanting do everything you do?

Blogger The Other Robot August 20, 2016 9:31 AM  

The reality about most ideas is:

1. They have already been thought of, and

2. They suck.

Put some effort in first to see if they are workable, or find a bunch of people to help you refine them or change them into something that will work.

Blogger TM Lutas August 20, 2016 9:36 AM  

I have a great idea and I am doing it myself. I would, however, be interested in having you as an early customer when the thing is built to a level where taking on customers is not utterly irresponsible. I think the system I am working on would serve you well to your own profit. Among other things, it's designed to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

If somebody wanted to offer you beta access to their great idea how should that be offered? What approach do you favor (or possibly find least annoying)?

Blogger VD August 20, 2016 9:38 AM  

I would ask others for feedback on ideas because I just wasn't sure about them.

It's a good idea to ask others for feedback, especially a core group of 2-5 people you trust. But beyond that, you're just dithering. One of the main reasons I dislike people asking me for feedback is because they don't just want feedback, they want to convince me that it is a great idea.

There are few things more irritating than providing feedback, then having the person who requested it START ARGUING WITH YOU about it. Look, I don't give the most microscopic fragment of a fuck. You asked what I think. I told you. So take it, leave it, as you like, but don't discuss it with me.

Anonymous LAN sakes! August 20, 2016 9:39 AM  

So I had this great idea about an astronaut who gets bitten by a werewolf but he doesn't understand what that means, and so the first time he turns into a werewolf himself it's on a space station, I call it "Werewolf in Space".

Whaddaya think?

Blogger VD August 20, 2016 9:40 AM  

I would, however, be interested in having you as an early customer when the thing is built to a level where taking on customers is not utterly irresponsible.

Then shoot me an email with all the relevant information and links. If I get back to you, we can talk further. If I don't, then I'm either not interested or too busy to deal with it. Keep in mind that I have people pitching me their stuff all the time now. In virtually no cases is their stuff of any value to me, my involvement is only of value to them.

Blogger VD August 20, 2016 9:41 AM  

Whaddaya think?

Needs a violent homosexual erotic element. "Bitten in the Butt by a Space-Werewolf" would be a better title.

Anonymous NorthernHamlet August 20, 2016 9:42 AM  

VD,

Mind if we connect on a few of those again?

Anonymous Steve August 20, 2016 9:46 AM  

"Werewolf in Space"

Arooooooo! Werewolves of Lagrange point.

Anonymous LAN sakes! August 20, 2016 9:48 AM  

That's a great idea, except I was thinking the werewolf astronaut falls in love with a girl astronaut who was bitten by a were-dinosaur and so she turns into a were-dinosaur and then they have hot werewolf/dinosaur sex. In space! But maybe it could be a threesome with a handsome homosexual astronaut of colour. We could call it "Bitten in the Butt by Gay Astronaut Werewolf Dinosaur Love, in Space!"

C'mon, it's got bestseller written all over it.

I'll send you the contract tomorrow.

Blogger VD August 20, 2016 9:52 AM  

how do you avoid mental/psychological weariness?

1. Shift gears a lot. When tired of X, work on Y. That's how SJWAL got written. I was burned out on ASOS.

2. Lots of positive feedback. Every category bestseller we hit is like a bump of cocaine. Every substantive book review and every established writer saying he wants to work with us is motivational. I don't find direct praise or pats on the back motivational. I find actions on the part of others, even small ones, to be motivating.

3. Scalzi and the SJWs. Every time I find myself flagging, I go and find some dismissive comment or direct attack to charge me up again. As someone once said, I feed on the dark side of the Force.

Is it an effect of believing in and wanting do everything you do?

I think that helps. I genuinely believe that what I am doing matters and I like doing it. I wish I was more successful, but I also think that will come in time.

Why does Cerno outsell me 3-1? There is a reason for that. Why does Martin outsell me 1,000-1? There is a reason for that. Some of these things I can change. With Mike's help, I'm nearly caught up to where he was on Twitter one year ago. Some things I can't. HBO is not going to do a TV series based on my books any time soon.

Blogger VD August 20, 2016 9:52 AM  

Mind if we connect on a few of those again?

No, go ahead and shoot me your current thoughts.

Anonymous LAN sakes! August 20, 2016 9:58 AM  

I forgot to mention that the gay astronaut of colour is a massive computer genius who invented the space station, and only HE is able to save the space station from crashing. Into Mars! Which is inhabited by transgender lesbian Martians, who have figured out how to make Communism WORK this time, because finally the right people are in charge!

I love pitching ideas with guys who get where I'm coming from.

Anonymous Mister M August 20, 2016 10:10 AM  

It's baffling that people would send their ideas to the author of a blog site with this kind of traffic. My only explanations are that people think that success happens spontaneously, or that it is easy and the author has nothing but time.

Anonymous Bob Izza August 20, 2016 10:12 AM  

VD,

You may want to rejigger your biorhythm (sleep earlier, less light exposure at night, wake-up earlier).

Reason 1:
Toxin clearance (amyloids, etc) impairments, this isn't going to be as noticeable and immediate as food-poisoning.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24136970

Reason 2:
Bone health: we have central and peripheral "clock" systems affected by light, nutrition and other inputs. Too much input at the wrong time is not good

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2097512-too-much-light-weakens-bones-and-changes-immune-system/

If you don't want to change your schedule, at least consider minimizing the blue-light exposure at night (f.lux, blue-blockers, red-lights in the bathroom, etc)

http://press.endocrine.org/doi/full/10.1210/er.2013-1051 [review article from Endocrine Reviews]

Anonymous andon August 20, 2016 10:17 AM  

I thought you should have a suggestion box on here for news stories relevant to the alt-right that you might be interested in covering or also breaking news stories like another terror attack.

Blogger VD August 20, 2016 10:18 AM  

You may want to rejigger your biorhythm (sleep earlier, less light exposure at night, wake-up earlier).

No way. I love the night.

Blogger Harry Cassandra August 20, 2016 10:21 AM  

Here's my great idea that I invite you to come onboard with: Let's all strive to be our own Vox Day. Your toils are appreciated, good sir!

Blogger olaf lee August 20, 2016 10:29 AM  

You do that voodo that you do so well. I can only imagine the volume of emails from people asking for help on projects. Telling them their ideas suck or you don't have time will not stop them because they are the bestest ideas ever...and if you only gave them a little bit of your time...makes me chuckle.

Anonymous Wyrd August 20, 2016 10:31 AM  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vppbdf-qtGU

Ah-how-how-how:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vppbdf-qtGU

Anonymous Faceless August 20, 2016 10:31 AM  

I sent exactly one of these letters once in my life to somebody else important when I was in college. Shortly after hitting send, I asked myself: Why not just do it myself?

Hopefully you don't get great idea letters repeatedly from the same person. Even the least introspective person should eventually ask: What's wrong with me doing it myself?

It's a weird mindset to think somebody has to do things for you; it's called being a child or being a victim. Hopefully rightists outgrow it.

Anonymous Faceless August 20, 2016 10:34 AM  

@23

There is such a thing in the Alt Right ecosystem now:

Pax Dickinson launched the Wesearchr to get people to line up behind important stories.

Blogger 1337kestrel August 20, 2016 10:48 AM  

Laramie,

I don't know... I think as Vox said, being married to the right woman is key. If you want to work a lot, get rich and change the world, that means that more work and self actuation is required from your wife. She needs to be able to take care of herself and the kids, and only rely on you for leadership and support. And reaching high shelves.

I'm not in that situation, unfortunately, but I've still managed to get a few things done. The hard part is not making a little time to work, it's the fact that creative endeavors require you to relax and focus (or however you work) over a continuous time period.

Blogger Ceasar August 20, 2016 10:59 AM  

Everyone has ideas. Ideas are plentiful and cheap. Being able to implement or execute on that idea is what most people can't do. Hence, they send it to someone who has proven they can execute (start AND finish things, you know, the hard part) while wanting credit for their part in coming up with the idea.

Anonymous Steve August 20, 2016 11:03 AM  

Wyrd - got me under pressure here.

Blogger VD August 20, 2016 11:05 AM  

It's baffling that people would send their ideas to the author of a blog site with this kind of traffic.

They don't want to take the time it would take to build it up themselves. It's basically just another form of platform-hijacking, not substantially different from the off-topic monomaniacs. The difference is that the monomaniacs realize what they're doing and do it anyhow. The idea guys don't, and most wouldn't if they did.

They mean well, which is why I'm not harshing on them. I'm just explaining why I seldom respond to them.

Blogger Elocutioner August 20, 2016 11:05 AM  

"And reaching high shelves." I heard Spacebunny just laughed at that bit and bought a stepstool. But otherwise, yeah.

Anonymous Frankenstein McBadperson August 20, 2016 11:05 AM  

"Ideas are plentiful and cheap."

No they aren't. Well at least not good ideas. Or even tolerable ones.

Blogger olaf lee August 20, 2016 11:10 AM  

You do that voodo that you do so well. I can only imagine the volume of emails from people asking for help on projects. Telling them their ideas suck or you don't have time will not stop them because they are the bestest ideas ever...and if you only gave them a little bit of your time...makes me chuckle.

Anonymous Wyrd August 20, 2016 11:19 AM  

Wyrd - got me under pressure here.

Perhaps as an Englishman, you might appreciate how easily one can switch the lyrics to King Crimson's 21st Century Schizoid Man with ZZ Top's Sharp Dressed Man. Uncanny.

Kinda like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SSf2xF5XQw

Blogger olaf lee August 20, 2016 11:55 AM  

You do that voodo that you do so well. I can only imagine the volume of emails from people asking for help on projects. Telling them their ideas suck or you don't have time will not stop them because they are the bestest ideas ever...and if you only gave them a little bit of your time...makes me chuckle.

Blogger Mountain Man August 20, 2016 11:59 AM  

I'm thinking that my idea for Castalia House to publish Khosian & Sentinelese versions of "The Brothers Karamazov", was the final straw.

Blogger Bard August 20, 2016 12:07 PM  

I come here to learn. The years I have been here reading have given me a ton of inspiration and wisdom. There are plenty of like minded capable Ilk. We can self organize and probably self fund many of our ideas together. I retire in two years and will have the rest of my life to pursue great ideas. I am interested in venture capitalism and productive joint ventures. You have to be willing to have a lot of skin in the game to move forward. He is right, if he can do it we can too.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents August 20, 2016 12:08 PM  

Years ago at a SF-related gathering an earnest young man launched into a plot description to Larry Niven. Niven listened patiently for a while, then suggested in a very gentle way, "That sounds interesting. You should write it down and see where it goes".

It was as if he'd had a lot of practice saying that. I would have bought Niven a drink just for that, but he already had two.

Blogger Mountain Man August 20, 2016 12:09 PM  

The point about having a good wife is key. Owning two businesses and working on a third would be nigh impossible if I had a narcissist,selfish lazy partner dragging me down. Instead I have a a blessed wife who works her ass off to give us good meals, clean laundry, home and domestic tranquility.

"Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies." Proverbs 31:10

Blogger Bard August 20, 2016 12:16 PM  

Amen mountain man. Without my wife i would just be an idea factory. And another word of wisdom: view your children as assets, not as fixed costs. Raise them to be partners. If you can't trust them, who can you trust? Unlimited loyal human capital.

Anonymous Frankenstein McBadperson August 20, 2016 12:20 PM  

"Instead I have a a blessed wife who works her ass off"

Such a classic girl
Gives her man great ideas
Hears her tell his friends
Hey man, Why don't you listen to my great idea?
-- Janes Addiction

Good for you, my friend. But of course in my own life, back in the cursed 90s, my own life went like earlier in the song...

4:05
In my neighborhood
When shots go off
No one bothers
A pop! and a reply
Pop! and no reply
Dinosaurs
On a quilt I wore
With a girl
Such a classic girl

Anonymous BGKB August 20, 2016 12:26 PM  

It's a good idea to ask others for feedback, especially a core group of 2-5 people you trust. But beyond that

As a traveler the places that didn't actually need travelers are ones that the head nurse wants to hold court during morning report because she has no one in her life to talk to outside of work leaving the night shift to get overtime.

doesn't understand what that means, and so the first time he turns into a werewolf himself it's on a space station, I call it "Werewolf in Space".

I had a similar idea except it was a "TWINK Werewolf in Space: Pounded by The Moons of Uranus"

at least consider minimizing the blue-light exposure at night

Defiantly do the blue light, and take Vit D, even most white people are deficient in it. You can test your blood for it , 25-hydroxy vitamin D test. The D3 form is best.

Blogger Were-Puppy August 20, 2016 12:26 PM  

@6 VD August

Ruthlessly cutting out time-wasters is the big one.
---

I find if I can get a place with zero distractions, I can work for 8-10 hours straight, with only bathroom breaks. Finding a place like that is the hard part.

Blogger Mountain Man August 20, 2016 12:28 PM  

@46
Good point about D -especially making it D3. Also combining K2 with the D3 makes it more effective

Blogger Were-Puppy August 20, 2016 12:29 PM  

@8 S1AL
But I have a question: how do you avoid mental/psychological weariness?
---

My $.02 - take a 20 minute max nap. You will get into maybe the first or 2nd stage of sleep, and can wake up completely refreshed. Don't go longer than that or you hit into the deeper stage and then you're in trouble.

Blogger Were-Puppy August 20, 2016 12:32 PM  

@12 LAN sakes!

So I had this great idea about an astronaut who gets bitten by a werewolf but he doesn't understand what that means, and so the first time he turns into a werewolf himself it's on a space station, I call it "Werewolf in Space".

Whaddaya think?
---

Already been done
http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/John_Jonah_Jameson_III_(Earth-616)#History

Blogger Guitar Man August 20, 2016 12:37 PM  

My pastor, who is also a successful entrepreneur, says the same thing when people approach with great ministry ideas. "I agree, a such and such ministry would be great, let me know how it goes!"

Blogger EscapeVelocity August 20, 2016 12:38 PM  

This is how you build a movement.

Anonymous Rawle Nyanzi August 20, 2016 12:38 PM  

Amen mountain man. Without my wife i would just be an idea factory.

Did somebody say Idea Factory? They do make a lot of good games. (Sorry, Bard just walked right into that one.)

Blogger Bard August 20, 2016 12:44 PM  

yep

Anonymous Steve August 20, 2016 12:45 PM  

Wyrd - holy mashup! I'm quite fond of this one.

BGKB - I had a similar idea except it was a "TWINK Werewolf in Space: Pounded by The Moons of Uranus"

That's homofabulous.

Anonymous Rawle Nyanzi August 20, 2016 1:09 PM  

yep

Yep indeed. Realize the awesomeness that is Nep-Nep.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents August 20, 2016 1:14 PM  


Ruthlessly cutting out time-wasters is the big one.


Like commenting on blogs? Dammit!

Anonymous SciVo August 20, 2016 1:15 PM  

When I was active in the TV Tropes Wiki, they had a creed that to suggest something is to volunteer for it. (Which was how I ended up giving them all my free time for an entire summer.) It's a good ethos, very American, but I think it suits the international alt-right as well.

Blogger Skylark Thibedeau August 20, 2016 1:27 PM  

Werewolf Astronaut? John Jameson son of J. Jonah? Marvel's Man-Wolf. Yeah your guy will need to be severely pounded in the Butt by a hard Buckaroo or a Space Raptor to keep the Mouse from suing.

Blogger The Hammer August 20, 2016 1:36 PM  

Is the Dreak Ilk forum still happening? A sub-forum called "Dread Ilk Projects" should work for anyone wanting to recruit allies/volunteers, since not everyone is/wants to be on FB.

Blogger Tom Bridgeland August 20, 2016 1:46 PM  

Proofreading? Send it!

Anonymous Wyrd August 20, 2016 1:47 PM  

@Steve

Unfortunately, your example is gayer beyond gay. Why can't you Englishmen continuously crank out music such as this:

https://youtu.be/n_i-uqGNzgU?t=114

Blogger Daniel August 20, 2016 1:51 PM  

Awesome answer!

Blogger VD August 20, 2016 2:37 PM  

On a different machine, Tom Bridgeland. Send your email, please.

Anonymous andon August 20, 2016 2:57 PM  

59. Blogger The Hammer August 20, 2016 1:36 PM
Is the Dreak Ilk forum still happening? A sub-forum called "Dread Ilk Projects" should work for anyone wanting to recruit allies/volunteers, since not everyone is/wants to be on FB.


I don't know what Dread Ilk is but I was hoping for a related forum as well, to discuss off topic questions relevant to alt-right stuff - guns, survivalism, whatever else

Blogger Brian Niemeier August 20, 2016 3:01 PM  

Aspiring authors,

You will know you've arrived when you hear the following: "I got this million dollar book idea. You write it up, and we'll split the profits 50/50!"

Blogger Ken Prescott August 20, 2016 4:13 PM  

Vox, I have this really, really great idea. I'm going to write down some notes and look at it again after I finish writing my next novel (which is also a really, really great idea, but it's about 33% outlined as opposed to being this really, really great idea in my head, so it's getting priority).

Blogger Laramie Hirsch August 20, 2016 5:07 PM  

I would love a Dread Ilk forum.

Blogger J A Baker August 20, 2016 6:25 PM  

This blog post just gave me a great idea.

Blogger J A Baker August 20, 2016 6:28 PM  

This blog post just gave me a great idea.

Blogger sconzey August 20, 2016 6:31 PM  

Something I learned long ago, when for the n-th time I saw someone turn an idea I once had and did nothing with into a successful business:

Having the idea is the easy part.

Blogger Cynic In Chief August 20, 2016 6:32 PM  

A forum is in the works. I'm prototyping a few different forum platforms and working on securing it before official launch. It'll be more of an "Alt-Right Operations" forum, but will have sections for more mundane topics. The site will be at rightops.co. I'll announce it on my Twitter account @CynicInChief when it is officially launched.

Blogger Austin Ballast August 20, 2016 8:12 PM  

Finding those 2-5 core friends is a bit of a challenge for some of us. Connecting with like-minded people can be a big challenge in today's society, let alone if you are introverted, at least to a point.

I did send you an idea a while back and your quick reply helped me realize it was not worth it and I could therefore fail quickly and move on. I did appreciate that.

I do send notes in as seems appropriate, some don't need a reply. (One was about the Throne of Bones book changing on Amazon. They fixed it when working with their tech support. Older versions may not show the current one as having been purchased on the Kindle.) Not sure if those are worth sending in or not though.

Blogger Austin Ballast August 20, 2016 8:13 PM  

Sounds good Cynic. I thought about that, but I don't think I have the right mindset and skills to run such a forum.

Need a way to purge out infiltrators as well.

Blogger Austin Ballast August 20, 2016 8:15 PM  

Make a Twitter account and they lock it because of no phone number. Nice.

Blogger J A Baker August 20, 2016 8:50 PM  

Speaking of ideas, I am working on a comic book hero. I'm still developing the charactor, but I think I have some great ideas for stories. I just need to write a few of the stories, particularly the origin story so I can claim intellectual property. The thing is, I'm not an artist, so for now it's just going to be a collection of stories about the character, but I hope one day to find an artist/s to work with. First things first. When I do finish a few stories I can put them up on a blog and maybe VD will let me plug it here.

Blogger rycamor August 20, 2016 11:30 PM  

People looking for a forum, there is one that I have created for Brainstorm members and other dedicated Ilk/VFM. I don't want to publish a link to it online because of entryism and automated registration spammers. Just email me at my handle [at] gmail [dot] com if you are interested. We WILL be careful about who we allow in.

Blogger Quadko August 22, 2016 4:35 PM  

I carry a mental image to rein this part of my brain in: "Don't be Dilbert's idea rat."
http://dilbert.com/strip/1994-12-17

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