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.. before I stop believing it myself?

I HAVE been writing, just very, very slowly. The next short for Kindle "Pretty Hate Machines" has really been stalled out. I know where I want it to go, I have the finale planned, but getting from Point A to Point B just isn't happening for me. On the other hand, I finally broke the logjam on Chapter 4 of Dr. Mauser: Red on Red. It's not close to ready, but I've managed to get past that first sentence that mocked me endlessly saying "I bet you can't come up with something to go after me!"

Kiwi sales have been worse than February, which I didn't think was possible.  I sold one UK copy this month, which doesn't affect Amazon rankings, which are now down in the 3/4 million range. I have yet to crack the Canadian or Australian markets. On the plus side, I am about to get paid for January's sales. Yeah, a total of about $6. I'm learning that shorts just don't really sell on Amazon unless they're porn. Shameless plug time, Kiwi can be found at www.amazon.com/dp/B00HP9Y712 and you don't need a Kindle to read it, Amazon has free reader programs for most operating systems, and there's a heck of a lot of free content out there.

I've been nagged at a little to pick up the Mesa Warming storyline. "Whatever Happened to Minnie Gunn?" was actually about half written. Although that will just slow me down more. Although the idea of Minnie and Mimi Woo falling into traps in the catacombs of the Mesa has a certain appeal, I'm sure. Well, at least to Mimi.

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Mauser712
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If you've ever wondered where the image I use as my icon on other systems comes from, here it is. My Official Team Photo from BattleBots Season 5.0 in 2002. This is "Team Mauser" and version 2 of the Superheavyweight "Strike Terror". My foot is right there on the weak spot that cost me the first fight against Pro-Am. Other than another 10 lbs and more gray in the beard, I still look pretty much the same.

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:iconmartawanda:
martawanda 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Passing by, I wanted to wish you a good day :) (Smile)Hi!
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:iconmauser712:
Mauser712 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Well thank you. Have a llama. They're fresh. *grin*

Keep up with the art deco/art nouveau stuff.
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:icon14amychan:
14AmyChan Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama~! *^_^* :iconrainbowllamaplz:
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:icontrystl:
Trystl Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for LLama. :)
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Mauser712 Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Actually, the llama was a thanks for the fav or watch.  No need for a thanks to me.
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:icontrystl:
Trystl Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

Sounds reasonable... :)

Although I wouldn't have made your work a favorite unless I appreciated that you've produced it. And that is worthy of thanks too. But I'll stop while I'm ahead. lol. Keep up the great work.

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Mauser712 Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Now for the nice comment, I will certainly give thanks!
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Mauser712 Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
And a thank you to all my birthday well-wishers.  While the whole world is busily celebrating something less important than the anniversary of my birth, you few remembered (albeit with DA's prompting, more than likely) so you shall be spared.
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tommerch Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Belated Birthday!

(Namely, this is the birthday you'd have if you came out late....)

Thos. Merchant
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:iconthephoenixking:
Happy birthday, and have a wonderful 2014!
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:iconrubbervixen:
Happy Birthday to the planet's future benevolent ruler!
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:iconmauser712:
Mauser712 Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
More like negligent, but I'll take it.
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:iconnebulaman:
Thanks for LLama
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:iconmichaelkeye:
Thanks for the badge :D  Your chair is the coolest toy I could ever imagine sitting in, or providing the pleasure of it to another.
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Mauser712 Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks.  There are only eight examples in the world, 7 at large, one half-finished in the basement (eventually it will be mine).  I have ideas for a new design, but I need to build a CNC router first, which given my lack of free time may take quite a while.

And I've rather appreciated some of your photography.  You put that Bolero jacket to excellent use.
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:iconthorondraco:
since that stream of comments was deleted at nomad's, i think i post my two cents here.
while the lord guy was being a bit pushy with the concepts and whatever, seemed less like he was trying to push his own idea onto nomad and more just...... not sure what he was diong. read a bit where he said his own dragons would fry the bear's chips and did nto shape shift, but that is all to that. maybe he was analyzing or something? dunno.

you, however, were being a total jackass. a total, entire, complete jackass. i mean really, you are gonna complain about grammar in the comments section? one thing to complain about it in the story, but in the comments? then go on this rant of how he is being pathetic and shit? hell from the responses he gave he seemed to be trying to explain what he was intending to do. worse he said was that you were being a hypocrite. did not see him going on a tirade of how you did not matter or anything like that. i wouldn't blame him if he did.

not sure what your deal is dude, but obviously you got a stick up your ass about something. if he was trying to influence nomad's idea, at least he was being more subtle about it....... you were just being a blithering jackass who was trying to insult and put another guy down for reasons beyond my comprehension. its the fucking internet dude. there is enough blithering jackasses, so why are you trying to contribute to them?
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Mauser712 Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He's been harassing and pestering artists and my FRIENDS for years, and I finally had enough.  I tried being polite with him a long time ago, and that didn't work.  I tried ignoring him, in hopes that everyone else who ripped him a new one would get through to him, but that too didn't work.

The guy has a history of trying to push himself into everyone else's creative worlds, and then dictate to them from on high, and I just couldn't stand it any more.  So you bet I was being a complete jackass to him. He deserves it.  And frankly, it was very therapeutic.

He's a parasite, the kind of guy who sees other people's greatness and artistic achievement, and tries to barge in on it and attach himself to make himself seem somehow equally valuable.  If you had seen him in action for as long as I have, and seen the pattern to his actions, and his particularly irritating tendency to answer any serious engagement with his "Contributions" with a "Nuh-uh!" maybe you wouldn't be defending him either.

Maybe you don't quite get how irritating it is to an artist to have some internet troll try to superimpose his will on a world you've invested years of work developing, but perhaps the fact that Nomad had to go in and delete so many comments and ban him might indicate to you that his brand of "contribution" isn't exactly welcome.
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:iconthorondraco:
saw that myself......... though from waht i saw you should have been banned too for starting an argument in his comment forum.

i can't say for sure myself, cause i can't look at all the comments ever made, but i am sure of one thing. he was a pest at best if that is true. you, however, are nothing but a bullying jackass from waht i saw. you acted less like someone protecting and more like a fucking troll from youtube.
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Mauser712 Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, and you have worn out your welcome here.  I was defending a friend, and he thanked me.  But you, with your blank account that has been inactive since 2008, suddenly pop up with full knowledge of the thread, and definitely on his side....  It's pretty clear you're just his alternate account.  Same typos, same lack of capitalization.  You can't hide yourself, so, goodbye, troll.
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smallchan Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the llama!
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:icondragoonfly9:
Thank you for the llama!
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phantomdotexe Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconrubcheeksplz:
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Mauser712 Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dawww!
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:iconthephoenixking:
Happy birthday, and have a great new year too!
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LegionaireB Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday, Mauser.
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