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EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2012


(No foolin'.)

My primary blog was moved to WordPress starting in July 2011. I had been mirroring entries here since then, but I think enough time now has passed that most folks know where to find me.

I'm not deleting this blog, as I still use my LJ account to read and comment on my friends' journals, and to send and receive messages. As for this blog, I have disabled comments across the board, mostly so that I don't have to deal with spam any longer.

So, if you've been reading my LJ, I hope you'll continue to follow my blatherings over at The Fog of Ward. As with here, I've left it open for reading by everyone, and posting comments is about as easy to do there as here.

Thanks!
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Today marks the 5th annual International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day!

According to author Jo Walton (aka papersky), who founded this festive occasion in 2007, the purpose of IPSTD is "to encourage writers to post 'professional quality' works for free on the internet." The reasons for this are made clear in the Wiki article.

A casual perusing of the intrawebs and intertubes shows me that the occasion has not gone unnoticed. Therefore, I'm getting in on the fun, too, and posting links to some stuff of mine that you can read for free. "Professional quality" is of course in the eyes of the beholder, but that was certainly my intention when writing the things. So...uh...behold, yo:

  • "Counter-Protest," last year's Halloween story for Twitter. My response to those idiots who like to protest funerals for gays and lesbians, fallen soldiers, and so on.

  • "Last Stand," which I posted to Twitter for Halloween 2009. Trick or treat, mutha-effahs.

  • "Enemy Unknown!" A story Kevin and I wrote for a role-playing game that remains in limbo, and which was supposed to be included in the game's core rule book. We had a lot of fun with this.

If you happen across other links to stuff people are making available today, post it in the comments. Power to the Technopeasants!

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Thanks to reading tapestry01's LJ, I'm reminded that today marks the 3rd annual International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day. According to author Jo Walton, who founded this festive occasion in 2007, the purpose of IPSTD is "to encourage writers to post "professional quality" works for free on the internet." The reasons for this are made clear in the Wiki article.

I haven't seen much in the way of folks celebrating this occasion again this year, but I'll go ahead and post links to stuff of mine that you can read for free. For last year, I was able to direct folks to the first three chapters of my ongoing flash fiction serial, "Stayin' In Vegas," which no reside in the warm confines of writer Christopher Pimental, online noir zine, Bad Things:

"Stayin' in Vegas"
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

New since last year's festivities are Parts 4-6:

Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

Chris has Part 7 waiting in the wings, and I've finished Part 8. I may finish Part 9 later this month, depending on my schedule.

So, get on with your techopeasant self!
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Thanks to an assist from friend and fellow writer Bill Leisner, I was reminded that today marks the 2nd annual International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day. According to author Jo Walton, who founded this festive occasion last year, the purpose of IPSTD is "to encourage writers to post "professional quality" works for free on the internet," and was first celebrated on April 23, 2007 for reasons made clear in the Wiki article.

Though I've heard of no official announcements that a second edition is scheduled for this year, I'm following Bill's lead and posting links to stuff of mine that you can read for free. Here are links to the first three installments of an ongoing serial I'm writing for DZ Allen's Muzzle Flash:

"Stayin' in Vegas"
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Part 4 is supposed to be up soon, the editor also has Part 5 in his queue, and I'm thinking I'll write Part 6 some time this week.

Also, I'm considering taking another page from Bill's book, and pulling from my dank, dusty archives a long-buried piece of fic: a Captain Proton serial I wrote many years ago while serving as a moderator on the old AOL Star Trek Club. However, I'm sure there would be no illusions as to its status as a work of "professional quality."

You know, like pretty much everything else I write.

Edited to add: The following folks have chimed in today, as well:

Allyn Gibson
Terri Osborne
Keith R.A. DeCandido
David A. McIntee
John S. Drew
Scott Pearson

Vive la Révolution!
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Been traveling for the better part of the day, so I'm still getting caught up on e-Mail, LJ friends, and such. Expect a full accounting of the weekend's events at this year's Starfest convention in due course.

However, I have other stuff to take care of first, as today is International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day, and I'm already behind the pack thanks to the day's activities.

  • "Getting Some Air" - a piece of flash fiction I wrote earlier in the year for DZ Allen's Muzzle Flash. Another piece will shortly be available at MF in a few weeks. 
  • "Enemy Unknown!" - a story Kevin and I wrote in 2005 for the still-in development role-playing game Rocket League.


So, uh, enjoy!

 (I hope.)

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