Sorry I haven't written much lately.
We've been busy going full-bore in game development (shortly I will show you some of the scenery I've been building, in my first foray into 3D design). Plus doing a couple art projects, including a book cover, and a massive painting I want to finish for Westercon, wherein we are guests of honor, over the July 4th weekend.
Plus, well, I feel like I've kicked Romney enough for now. (But, don't worry, the kicking will resume.) I mean, I totally didn't write about how Romney, as a high school and college kid, got a cop uniform from his dad and started pulling people over (he attached a blinking red light to his car). I wonder if he only pulled over poor people. I wonder if he knew that impersonating a police officer
is a serious crime.
And I totally didn't make fun of Romney misspelling "America" as "Amercia
" on his iPhone app. Maybe he'd outsourced the app development to folks in Amercia.
And I totally didn't make fun of the fact that when Romney was governor of Massachusetts, his state was almost dead-last in job creation and number 1 in debt
. Awesome job, there, Willard! Are we going to let you do to America what you previously did to Massachusetts? I hope not. It does warm my heart, tho, to see that, for a while this morning, the new Obama ad hammering Romney on these facts was the top search. So, yes, people care about the fact that:
Romney is worst presidential candidate in history.
Especially in contrast to Obama, who actually really cares about people. (While Romney is off chopping people's hair off or bullying them as a fake cop or firing them, Obama is actually trying to help them.) He cares if poor people with expensive diseases are basically told, well just go off somewhere and die, because your health insurance has a lifetime cap. He cares if someone who's faithfully paid health care premiums for years who finally gets sick gets denied coverage because of some "pre-existing condition" (which the health insurance company knew about for years but didn't care as long as he was paying his premiums and not going to the doctor). He cares about the unemployed (which is why the Democrats fought for expending unemployment benefits in this bad economy while the Republicans were all on about abortion, which is an issue no one really cared about at this time of crisis until they brought it up). He cares about the automobile industry and the average worker (and not the executives at the top, who would be fine anyway), which is why he bailed out GM and Chrysler. Saving the jobs of not just the auto workers but those in indirectly related industries (like restaurants where auto workers eat their lunches and dinners and hotels where they can afford to stay because they have a job). Obama cares about people. He cares about straight people and gay people. He cares about white people and brown people and yellow people. And, yes, he even cares about people in Afghanistan, because, for right or wrong, he believes that the plight of the average Afghani will be improved by our continued presence there at least for a couple more years until the government stabilizes. Why are we will in Afghanistan? Because the President believes that the poor people there will be better off if we are around than if it's just them and the Taliban (you know, those folks who chopped off that woman's nose and cut off the thumbs of people who'd voted in democratic elections) and Al Qaeda (you know, the folks who destroyed those towers in New York - you may remember that).
So, yeah, basically Obama wants to helop people and Romney wants to chop off their hair, pretend to arrest them and be an asswipe. Your pick.
But, while I'm not going to poke Romney anymore today, I did want to point out a couple of happy random things that have happened in terms of ego-boo.
One is that apparently there is an English as a second language class
that is using one of my short stories, "Love and Death in the Time of Monsters
" as a text. Awesome! This story was also recorded as a podcast for Escape Pod and apparently a lot of people loved it, and a lot of people hated it. Well, I'd rather create something which is either vehemently loved or hated, that something that's just bland. If you loved it, let me know the next time I see you and I'll give you a hug. If you hated it, well, ok, I'm sure we can find something else to talk about (like how order has been restored to the Universe now that Yankees are back at Number 1 and the Red Sox are back at Number Last).
The other cool thing in terms of ego-boo was that I got a random email from some guy in the 9th Circuit (Orlando FL). He said that he saw a piece of mine, "Indifference
", used at a public defenders conference. Too cool!
He asked for a print, but since we're having, ahem, printer issues, I told him he could wait until we get another printer, or, since I sent him a high rez version of the file, he could take it to Kinko's himself and have it printed any size he wants. (I'd love to see this reproduced as a mural on the side of an office.)
And that's a quickie update.
Oh, and also, Mitt Romney is an asshat jerkazoid who just wants to take over the country so he can fire everybody and send all the jobs to India and line his pockets and those of his rich bastard friends, but I digress. Also, Mitt Romney's an asshole.