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It's been an age and a day [Mar. 21st, 2013|11:24 pm]
[Current Mood |exhaustedexhausted]

First of all I have a new comic, 2 panels a week here: http://theunfinding.tumblr.com/ also like us on Facebook: hopefully this link will work: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Unfinding-of-Erasmus-Civitatum/532104233506853?ref=hl

Next I also have a creative jam session with my friend Neil Blevins here: http://lightandletters.tumblr.com/

And my own personal tumblr: http://jaydici.tumblr.com/

You can also find me on twitter @jaydici

I still look over this place but I don't think I'll post much.

Be well all!
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Top Five Graphic Novels [May. 7th, 2009|08:05 pm]
Okay, my brain has gotten rusty. Annoyingly so actually. A few weeks ago I was doing the whole "Top Five X" list thing on Facebook and I listed my Five top graphic Novels.

1. Cages
2. Transmetropolitain
3. Dark Knight Returns
4. Finder
5. Jinx

Last night I started thinking about why these are my top five graphic novels. Because it's nice to have these whole top five lists and all, but they are slightly pointless and unrevealing unless you have some form of explanation to them. So I figured "what the hell, shake of some of the cerebral rust and write about why each of these books deserve such high regard from me." But I'm not going to do quick little things I wants some depth for them so each day next week starting with Jinx and ending with Cages I'll go down my list and tell you why these books should be read, what makes them great and why they touched me as a reader. This also allows me to set up a bit of a challenge for myself and knock the rust off the gears in my head. One "article" a day for me to share here. The other side is I'd also like to see the reactions and open a bit of dialogue on the subjects.

That's it for now.

See you on Monday for Jinx
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Okay, should have done this sooner [Jun. 7th, 2008|01:15 am]
[Current Music |DAVID BOWIE AS ZIGGY]

Last week of work for the summer until I start again next september or so. (Got a new gig and it's awesome, but that's not what I wanted to write about.) Wanted to spend the evening listening to Quadrophenia on a head set in my room, but my CD player is dying, so I decided Fuck it, and downloaded Ziggy Stardust. This is the first time I've ever listened to it, and FUCK, why has no one ever forced me to sit down and listen to this album before! Christ it's awesome.
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Running for Home (again) [Mar. 19th, 2008|11:07 pm]
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I keep using the "Running for Home" title on posts occasionally. It comes from the Matthew Good song, but it extends out further for me. That feeling in baseball, making that run from third base to home plate. I hate watching baseball, but I can remember that feeling from when I was a kid the few times I made it onto third. I was a slow runner as a kid, the ball would be hit out into feild and all of a sudden it was a mad dash and I was the target, I was the threat. All I could focus on was making it home, I couldn't look behind me to see what was happening I had to watch the plate, make sure I made it home before the catcher got the ball. Everything rode in those few last seconds. I still get that feeling at times, that feeling that everything is coming down around me and as long as I make it to home plate I can rest a little while, I'll be safe again. It's come along again. Sometimes I'd get the run going and I know I'm going to make it home, others I knew I was burnt, others, like now, it's a crap shoot, I don't know how long I've got but I know it's not long.

None of my friends will get it, I know that, they don't get sports, they all know where they are. Everythiong has been changing for me. The one person I could talk to about it is out of my life for good and that is a good thing most days, except at times like right now. Hyped up with this crazy nervous energy, just wanting to jump right out of my skin, and at the same time a fatalistic feeling of "what happens happens". I'm not the same person I was a year ago, I know what I want and where I want to be, but at the same time I'm feeling as if I lost my compass.

In life I've been a slow runner too. I always feel as if I'm ten years behind everyone else. But if I can get my foot on home plate in time maybe things will start for me. I don't run often, but when I do... I can run.
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More done [Nov. 11th, 2007|08:31 pm]
Story went out on Monday last week for it's second rejection letter, will recieve it by early December.

Lots of work done on "Oh Bugger... A Love Story!?" now waiting to hear back on how the script was recieved by artists.

Waiting to hear back from some friends in the video game industry about my portfolio. Have to redo my letter of introduction for a couple of other places.

Another short stoy has been worked on mildly, will be focusing on that more shortly, when it's done I'm going to work out the "sequels" to it, and see if I can actually work it into a whole novel of sorts.

That's about it at the moment.
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Failure and submission [Oct. 2nd, 2007|10:34 pm]
Completely blown my whole "quit smoking by my Birthday" plan.

One short story is out into the submission winds, waiting for the regection slips to start flowing in.

but in good news (Quiz Care of Greg Rucka)


Your results:
You are Han Solo
Han Solo
72%
Luke Skywalker
69%
Obi-Wan Kenobi
68%
Chewbacca
68%
Qui-Gon Jinn
64%
Princess Leia
60%
Lando Calrissian
59%
R2-D2
58%
Anakin Skywalker
57%
Mace Windu
56%
Even though you've been described as
reckless, selfish and cocky, you're the
type of person others love to be around.
People like you because you're a scoundrel.


(This list displays the top 10 results out of a possible 21 characters)


Click here to take the "Which Star Wars character am I?" quiz...

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Quitting Smoking Week 3 [Apr. 23rd, 2007|10:12 pm]
Week 3 three in my slow quest to quit smoking began today, switched from a cigarette every hour and a half to one every two hours. I'll be adjusting to 2 1/2 hours in either two or three weeks depending on how I'm holding. After that I switch to three hours then four.

I want to be done by my 32nd birthday. I haven't sat down to figure that part out yet, But I hope I'm on track.

-D
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The Biomech Cycle [Apr. 4th, 2007|11:12 pm]
[Current Music |Devion Townsend- Ocean Machine]

Started The Biomech Cycle shortly before Christmas in either '99 or 2000, I can't even find that out since the original version is on a completely other computer that is now stored in a closet. It was originally going to be a comic (OGN), but a lack of willing artist stalled it there. I spent half an hour tonight looking over the 1500 words that have been written, remebering the ideas and concepts and inspirations for it. 14 chapter, non liniar story line, fast chapters, all told I don't see the project being over 15,000 words and that'd be piushing it. It would be a style play in Science Fiction, from the same vein as James Joyce's Ulysses (not that I'm trying for the same high avante garde type stuff, it's just something I've always wanted to play with since I read the book.) I think I'm going to start playing with it more seriously in the next few weeks depending on work, get some of my artsy fartsy experimental juices flowing a bit since they've been slightly hamstrung with the other projects I've been fooling around with lately.

In other slightly related news, I finished one of the short stories I've been working on lately today, 200 odd words over where I wanted to be but with a bit of trimming it should be alright. (Although there's actually about a 1000 more words I could easily add to it.)

-J
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Something stupid (project Soulburn) [Mar. 24th, 2007|07:29 pm]
Longest thing I've written to date: 22,500+ words. 122 page screenplay.

I just proposed a project that would be aproximately 175,000 words to a friend of mine, the lowest viable word count would be 100,000 words. He'd have to find the time for it, but it would be a reall cool project to do. I just didn't quite figure out what the word count would end up being. But then again, I'm pretty sure I could pull it off. It would be a cool challenge one way or another.

-J
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Working and stuff [Feb. 28th, 2007|12:47 pm]
I've been off work for the past few weeks so I'm now working on catching up with my writing. I've also been offered a chance to get a really funky writing job that could be really cool, I don't know what the pay or the contract would be like, but if it still allows for personal projects I'm definately going to make a run for it.

Still listening to Eskimo Joe, but I've also started listening to another album I got for Christmas, a John Coltrane live album, man the guy could play.

I've been kicking around a few new ideas in my head but I need to finish off my current projects first.

-J
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