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Monday, October 31, 2016

I'm So Tired of the Whining PC Brigade!

This article turned up in my emails and I am so incensed by all the whining, self righteous, offended, nasty people out there, I thought I would post it in full. If you are a sensitive new millennial, you'd better skip it because I know new millennials don't like to hear the truth.


Features Australia 
From: The Spectator Australia

To: Millennial suckers 

29 October 2016

Dear Leftist Millennials, we need to talk. I’ve noticed you’re becoming more easily wounded than ever. You’ve created a fantasy world full of frightening micro-aggressions, whereby a single dose of side-eye amounts to racism, sexism, or some kind of phobia. You’re spewing out insults like ‘racist’, ‘bigot’, and ‘misogynist’ to quash an argument, rather than counter it. More to the point, you now seem to find everything, literally everything, offensive.
Normally I’d be sympathetic to such paranoia. I’d suggest you eat some chocolate, or take a nap, or read a book. But having seen the adverse effects on free speech this neo-Marxist craze has, and the blind nastiness of your advocacy for it, I have only one thing to say; you suck.
I don’t mean this as the racist-sexist-homophobic-ableist-transphobic-micro-aggression you will all instinctively assume it to be. I mean you suck the life out of every discussion, debate, and disagreement. You suck the fun out of every party, comedy spot, and costume. You suck the sense out of your own self confessedly sacred ideology. And the reason you all suck so very, very much is your fondness for my favourite enemy; political correctness. Now, don’t panic! I know your tendency to be ‘triggered’ by any opinion different to your own, but there’s no need to run to your ‘safe space’. I’m here to help. I’ve taken time out of my busy schedule being a pragmatic, sensible, thick-skinned, fabulous Conservative Millennial to help quell those anxieties, for your sake.
Let’s go back to basics, and talk about words. You remember Harry Potter? Well, while Harry, Ron, and Hermione could throw flames, stupefy people, and (trigger warning: murder) kill enemies with a few choice phrases and a flick of their wands, words don’t actually have magic powers. This isn’t Hogwarts. Regardless of how hopefully you waited for your letter from Dumbledore (may he rest in peace), you’re all Muggles. Therefore, presenting words and ideas that maybe, just maybe, go against political correctness, is not going to cause horrible excruciating pain.
The thing is, you’ve got political correctness all wrong. It’s not about stopping people from being racist, or sexist, or homo/trans/ace/anything-else-phobic. That’s called ‘not being a jerk’. Political correctness is the inhibiting of necessary moral and practical judgment based on fear of defying popular opinion. It prevents us from addressing issues that are important, but uncomfortable. Like the 1,400 white girls who were raped in Rotherham, England between 1997 and 2013, whose cases were ignored by authorities. Why? Because the perpetrators were Muslim Pakistani rape gangs, and police did not want to appear racist.
In other words, political correctness is sticking your head in the sand and allowing other people to suffer immeasurably because you don’t want to be called nasty names like ‘bigot’. Call me crazy, but isn’t such selfishness contrary to the doctrine of compassion you keep ramming down right-wing throats?
Look, I’m not judging you for this hypocrisy; I feel sorry for you. It must be awful to live in a state of perpetual worry that some nifty little PC (trigger warning: cultural appropriation) ninja is going to jump out from behind the couch and (trigger warning: violence) shoot you with silver (trigger warning: guns) bullets.
But that PC ninja never appears. Because funnily enough, words are not a threat to your physical safety. Whether words appear in the form of ideas you disagree with, or phrases like ‘the pay gap is a myth’, ‘Islam is misogynistic’, or ‘Amy Schumer is fat and unfunny’, they’re not going to kill anyone. In fact, you can actually debate these new ideas and controversial phrases in a friendly, non-hysterical manner.
Now we’ve looked at a few examples of why you all suck, we can address the canker causing pretty much all of your suckery. That is; after years of arguing with you, Leftist Millennials, I’ve realised that when you assert everyone is entitled to an opinion, you mean only those that coincide with yours. So when you come across a (trigger warning: words) word or opinion that challenges you, you throw a tantrum and run to a safe space until the emotional trauma subsides. In addition, you actually condone this tanty-throwing. You call it ‘being triggered’.
I really, really don’t mean to offend you (although if I do, I don’t care), but here’s the thing. You know who else throws tantrums whenever they’re challenged or vaguely hurt? And hides in a specified room until they feel better? Babies. You are behaving like babies. And as the generation about to take the reins of the free world, that is of concern.
So, rather than choosing to be a perpetual infant, how about you (trigger warning: patriarchy) man up and join us Conservative Millennials? We don’t suck; we blow. We are the bellows blowing fresh air into every topic you’ve crossed off the ‘things you’re allowed to talk about’ list. And we know you hate us for it. We know you think we’re mean, bigoted, and evil. You’ve told us so, usually when we’re annihilating your argument with reason and fact. But we don’t hate you. Sure, we think you’re boring, and naive, and a bit stupid. And yes, we spend a good portion of our free time laughing at you. But we don’t hate you.We can save you from a life of anxiety, ignorance, and general lack of amusement. See, Conservative Millennials are a lot of fun. We’re naughty, cunning, and like pushing boundaries. We love making mischief. We dig dangerous politics, controversial conversations, and have a wicked sense of humour. And we operate under the assumption that if someone offends you, you offend them right back. You may think we’re going to hell for this (or whatever your atheist version of hell is). You may be right. But I can guarantee we’re going in a fast car, with lots of money, ready to wreak hellish havoc when we get there.
Come over to the dark side. We’ll take you in. The ball, as they say, is in your court. With every best wish,
Daisy Cousens
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

True Fire Book 3. The Q'Herindam


Well here it is, at last! I'm tempted to say the final book but it isn't. Although it rounds out the story on one land mass, there's the rest of the world to consider and like this planet, trouble occurs in more than one place. I already have vast swathes of a story floating around. It will bring back some or most of the protagonists from this trilogy. True Fire Book 3. The Q'Herindam available soon.
 
The Dominion is no more but as the Lands return to peace, the Q’Herindam implement an insidious plan to poison the hearts and minds of those in power and weaken the populace. Ch’ron, the Darkwood which supports the M’Herindar is dying, also a victim of the Q’Herindam. Arwhon learns where he might locate the Firemagic he desperately needs to fight the Q’Herindam and seeks out the Dwarves under Mehgrin’s Wall. Kuiran sails to Wyalon on Jalwynd to discover his true heritage while the Servant learns important life lessons from Merdon in Belvedere. This exciting third volume of the True Fire series follows Arwhon, his Shield, Arm and Servant as they embark on separate, exciting adventures culminating in momentous magical events.   

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

True Fire Book 2 The Fall Of Belvedere

Here is the cover of the second book in the True Fire Trilogy which is out now. 
You can find it at Amazon, CreateSpace, Bookstores and of course at Kindle. The book is already receiving  positive reviews which I find to be rewarding after putting so much time into writing it. 
Book 3 - The Q'Herindam, is already written, it just needs a little more fine tuning and hopefully will be ready for release before the end of September.


'Arwhon, now healed by Ch’ron and with M’Herindar eyes, is shown alarming visions in the pool of the Wise Ones. He witnesses a Q’Herindam Dark Mage assist Empress Martine’s armies and her allies, the Draakon Reavers, overrun the city of Belvedere in the greatest battle ever waged for total Dominion. He also sees Kuiran, his Arm, fighting bravely on the walls in defence of the city but Arwhon is not there. Should he ignore the visions and stay to help defend Belvedere in her final hours of need or go with his Shield and Servant to fight Martine’s evil Dominion elsewhere?
Kuiran has discovered his true heritage in the unlikeliest way but will he live long enough to learn more?
Arwhon’s quest to overcome Evil continues. Can he learn to use Firemagic or does it still elude him and why is there need for a new Servant?'

For a peek inside - True Fire Book 2

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

True Fire Book 1 - The Ring of Truth

True Fire Book 1 is probably one of the best books I have written so far. I am quite excited about the whole True Fire Trilogy which is already completed. It's style is that of epic fantasy. The detailed story puts the reader into the Northern Lands of the preindustrial True Fire world.  Below is the 'blurb' from the back cover.


'After his father is senselessly slaughtered by Draakon Reavers,
a naïve youth, Arwhon, is sent to his remarkable grandmother in Belvedere. Along the way he becomes an instrument of Fate, eventually destined to save Man from obliteration.
The evil Q’Herindam intend to wipe Man from existence. Only Darkwood magic stops them. Their paramount Mage recruits the ageless Empress Martine to wage yet another war for total Dominion. She captures the heirs to the Barsoom Throne and demands their homeland as ransom.
So begins the chain of events which transform the youth, Arwhon, into the hope of Man. Along the way he will need much help from the Servant who finds him, the beautiful, amethyst-eyed M’Herindar who Shields him and a giant bodyguard, his Arm.'

The three books of True Fire, a fantasy trilogy, are written in the traditional epic style where the reader is immersed in a world populated with a multitude of realistic characters. They take on a life of their own and draw us, unwittingly, into sharing their existence while they pursue a solution to the evil growing in the land. 
         
For a peek inside just click on the link. True Fire Book 1        

        True Fire Books 2 & 3 will be released shortly.  

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Two new titles for an excellent read!

I just scared myself by realising how long it has been since I posted anything on this blog site. The Femmebots have been written about and I have been hard at work rewriting my first two books and publishing them. 
The tale is one that had figured in my dreams a number of times and when I got around to writing it, the story was almost all there. The Final Song was my first book. Rewind is the sequel. Both books deal with how the Devil and his demon children are trying to garner more souls by using technology but primarily it is a story about greed and human nature. 
                                      The covers are below.



Both are available in paperback from Amazon and CreateSpace and also as a Kindle edition.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

At Last! Published and Affordable.

Leading on from my last post - I am going to take the opportunity to display the book covers of all the books I have recently published using CreateSpace. I did so to make them as widely available and as inexpensive as I possibly could.





This book has been read by close to a hundred thousand people, most liked it but a few hated it. I found it wonderful that none could ignore it and the reviews illustrated that.





I wondered if I could write a further chapter in Reece's life and this is the result. The few reviews it has since its release are glowing.





I tried in Electric Goanna Dreams to meld sci-fi with Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime mythology. Yes, it sounds odd but it works! Positive reviews reinforce my opinion thankfully.






This is another 'original'. I try to write out of the mold which does not impress Publishers who want books to 'fit' into a genre to make them easier to sell.

  I think this is my favourite book in that the subject matter is one I agonised over for a long time yet managed to write a mystery thriller around it. There are posts on here regarding actual silicone 'Love Dolls' which are available today - pictures too. You would be amazed. I merely extrapolated into a possible future.

 Yes, I make my own book covers, take the photographs, play around, make the odd 3D art, pick font, write the blurbs etc. They are not perfect but I am happy with the results - they don't appear too amateurish. Shame I couldn't match the red on the EGD cover but there are limitations. 

All these books are available in hard-copy on CreateSpace.com or Amazon.com
As usual, there is always my website for information. Wordsmorph.com

Sunday, November 17, 2013

'Image' - A face to the World.

Recently I have been publishing my books with CreateSpace/Amazon to make hardcopies available at an affordable price and had to consider which author photograph to place on the rear of the covers. This got me to thinking about the images of ourselves we show the world. Last year I read a book 'A Face to the World' by Laura Cumming which dealt with how artists have portrayed themselves in self portraits over the centuries and why they choose particular images to do so.
This is not a vanity trip but the only person I have more than a few images of, all taken within the last ten years, is me, so I have to go with them. Also, I don't have to ask for permission to put them up.


This particular image is the one I chose for the back of the books being published now - but why? What am I saying by using this photo? Below is a selection of photos, all taken within the last ten years, any of which I could have chosen for an author photo. In fact, two of them have graced the back of earlier publications.

Clean shaven shots.




So. Clean shaven is exposing a whole face to the world and keeping nothing back as far as features go. Some people, however, like to maintain partial anonymity and hide behind beards or extravagant makeup which changes an appearance considerably. 




Bearded shots, a few with sunglasses which hide the eyes. Take a moment to look at all of the above images. Some could almost be different people but I assure you they are not.
In a way, posting many images like this is a form of exposure, which I find difficult as I am a somewhat private person. All of us present an image to the world on a daily basis. Some people use the same image their whole lives while others change regularly. 
Which are you?

Finally, although the top picture appears a little bland, it was cropped from one of me astride a Harley.

This picture presents a very different image from that of the face alone and perceptions and impressions will vary quite a bit from those formed by looking at just the face. 
Images, images, images.
What is real?

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