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Green: Revenge is Constant

Posted in Books, Entertainment, Reviews with tags , , , , , , on April 9, 2010 by blakejohnson

I recently read Jay Lake’s Green, a novel about a girl, enslaved and liberated, tortured and blessed. Engrossed in the world she explores, it was most interesting to read about a young girl going through trial after trial and finding a harder, stronger place under each layer of self pulled back by whatever new cruelty she’s endured. A fascinating exploration of souls and courage, determination and character, Green is a worthy read. Continue reading

Palimpsest: A Lucid Dream

Posted in Books, Entertainment, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2010 by blakejohnson

I’ve just finished reading Palimpsest. I first read about it on io9, and what piqued my interest up until cracking the spine was that it was a story about suffering; people dealing with pain. And it certainly is.
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Quickie: Cool Artist

Posted in 2D, Art, Graphics, Web with tags , , , , , , , on February 23, 2009 by blakejohnson

Cool Artist: http://omen2501.deviantart.com/gallery/

DeviantArt: ‘Wen-M

Posted in 2D, Art, Graphics, Web with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2009 by blakejohnson

I’ve been watching this artist for a while and just decided to post about this one piece I found today.  It’s a pretty cool style, and though it might not be overwhelmingly good to some, I think it’s pretty sweet.  So yea, here’s the latest, title “Romeo E.”  Check their gallery out here.

DeviantArt: 'Wen-M

Posted in 2D, Art, Graphics, Web with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2009 by blakejohnson

I’ve been watching this artist for a while and just decided to post about this one piece I found today.  It’s a pretty cool style, and though it might not be overwhelmingly good to some, I think it’s pretty sweet.  So yea, here’s the latest, title “Romeo E.”  Check their gallery out here.

DeviantArt: 'Wen-M

Moonlit Madness

Posted in Art, Books, Inspiration, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2008 by blakejohnson

Well, here’s lovely Chapter 3 in my series in the “Well… What Would You Do?” series. I had to give the overall piece of work a name the other day to submit it to another site, so I decided on that, because I kind of think that’s what the story’s about, in part, just playing with people (characters) and seeing what they’ll do in a situation. It’s a fun journey to throw them on, and fun to explore the parts of my mind I haven’t really let out of the hatch yet ;). Enjoy.

NOTE: I’m also splitting them up now, so you’ll get a brief intro for the story and then just click on the “Read More” link at the bottom of this post and you’ll see the whole thing, just so it doesn’t take up my entire main blog page. Otherwise, keep reading!

Lizzy stood there in the hot dry desert, dumbfounded. Alex was waiting for a sign.

“How did we not notice the sand from the doorway?” Lizzy was walking back to the back door now, curious at how she could have managed to miss the fact that they were in a desert, but still in the same house. “It’s like the whole house just got up and-”
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I’m All Over This!!

Posted in Art, Blog, Books, Life, Music, News, Web, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2008 by blakejohnson

This is just a brief announcement about me, the blog and my writing that I’ve begun recently.  First things first…

1. The blog underwent a few large changes in the last two days.  I changed the theme yesterday and posted.  Then I posted today again, and while rewriting the About page became so dissatisfied with the layout I had at the time, I changed it again within a matter of seconds after the About page was completed.  That being said…

2. The About page is brand new and updated with all kinds of new little goodies of information and links, so go check that out!

3. I’ve become much more active on DeviantArt recently, my profile page being here, mainly with the posting of my short story series, trying to get a bit of attention for it, and talking to a friend I didn’t really know back home before I moved out here (funny how that works, isn’t it?)  So go check that out too, you’re interested.  I’ve also added a bunch of things to my wishlist there as well as my favorites list.

4. Speaking of website I’ve become more active on… I discovered a number of books I would love to read someday… so I listed them not only as Wanted ads on Facebook but on my Goodreads account in my to-read shelf.  Go ahead and check out my profile there as well.  I’ve also begun posting my short story series on there as well, to reach more of an audience and it has a nice format for organizing work as well, so I liked that about it.

5. Lastly, (in case you hadn’t noticed), I also updated this blog about 4-5 times in the last week, which is a big change from normal, as I’m sure you know if you’re a regular reader here at all.  It’s not very regular most of the time.  Well, there’s no big ambitious announcement to try to change that, I’m just pointing out that I posted a bunch recently… so when school starts for me next week and there are no posts for a long time, you’ll know why, and you’ll be nicely tided over until I get back (hint).  Enjoy!

6. I’ve also been working slowly at building up a wishlist on Amazon, so you can check that out too if you’re interested and would like to maybe get me something for my Birthday in August or Christmas… or even for no occasion at all!  (Note: there are 3 different wishlists for me, a “Big” one, a “Movies” one and a “Books” one.  All three are fair game.)  Another good gift-finding location would be my Goodreads profile in the “to-read” section, if they’re not already on the Amazon wishlist.  Hah, and here I am going on and on as if you cared about where to buy me presents from…

Thanks for reading, checking in, and I hope things are going well in your neck of the woods.  Oh, last note, I’ve also become more active on iLike… but I’m tired of copying and pasting links for the moment, so go check that new About page you were going to check out anyway, right?  Yea… it’s on there, just read through and you’ll find it ;).  Enjoy the changes and additions.