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A Look Back at Stats

Looking back from 2010 to present, I’m not surprised but let’s say… disappointed. My stats have steadily decreased as I’ve moved from adult cosplay modeling into writing and podcasting. Should I be shocked by the desire for nude photos? No, of course not. But my goal even with the modeling and costuming was that people saw “me” but obviously 99% don’t. They see a mindless figure with no personality nor other talent.  Read more…


VODKA O’CLOCK 1240: Talking guns in the news when you’re a crime Noir writer with Duane Swierczynski

I wanted to talk specifically to a crime/action writer to see if his material or processes have changed under the pressures from the press blaming our entertainment “gun” culture for the downfall of mankind. Since Duane writes novels and comics that tend to be “the bloodier, the better,” I couldn’t think of a better talk show guest. Read more…