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Nathan Weaver
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Attended Rolla High School
Lives in Lake Saint Louis, MO
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Been re-watching the Death Wish movies. These are like R-rated made-for-TV movies. The cheese factor is off the grid. Don't get me wrong, I love them. 
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Writing is like mowing the grass with a riding mower. Editing is like mowing the grass with tweezers.
#truth   #amediting   #writing  
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I Will Kill You for $5
The project continues. As some of you may know, and others may not, I have been doing a writing project through Fiverr where folks can pay me $5 to write a short story or flash fiction with them in it as the lead character who gets (you guessed it) killed. I publish the story on my blog when it's finished, with download links for free and DRM free eBooks (in both mobi and epub).

My goal is to build up enough for an eBook anthology of these. So far I have 5 stories in the can, and am working on a 6th at the moment (this new one is a science fiction and horror blend).

AND, knowing some of you love to use Wattpad, I am now compiling the stories on Wattpad as a singular book. The link is attached. This will make it easy to follow along, if you want.

Wattpad link:
https://www.wattpad.com/story/46686099-i-will-kill-you-for-5

You can sign up here: https://www.fiverr.com/s2/e8aadbb4d0
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Well, +Rafe Preston, go here https://www.fiverr.com/s2/e8aadbb4d0 and sign up to be slaughtered. This will be fun.
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When did Medium become so snobbish? Jeepers.
I know a lot of writers who have tried to make Medium a home for sharing fictional tales, but apparently a recently featured fictional story has really irked some.
Should the platform and/or its writers designate between the fictional and the real?
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They called me Mr. Glass.
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Trending topics on Google+, Facebook and Twitter at the same time.
I was on Facebook and saw this lovely and strange trending list, and rolled my eyes. The things that trend on Facebook often make me roll my eyes. So I decided to take screenshots of Google+, Facebook and Twitter to see what was trending across all three at the same time. I'm not the first one to do this, and won't be the last, but the trending topics to me are always an indicator of how social networks get used.

Facebook topics: Reading gossip?

Twitter: Celebrities and chatting around a hashtag.

Google: News, topics, and other ways to connect around discussions. Plus, the ever lively community things like #FF  and #TGIF .

#social   #socailmedia   #twitter   #facebook   #googleplus  
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I hate that  #BlackLivesMatter is trending currently
I hate it when it trends on any social network ever. Why? Because it means there's still a problem. If it wasn't an issue, it wouldn't be trending. It's an issue and that's the sad part.

Why? Because racism lives. Because prejudice lives. Because hate lives. And the worst part of all is that the discussion around the hashtag predominantly revolves around cops. Bad cops. There is such a thing as bad cops, just as much as there is such a thing as good ones. And the sooner we understand that and start addressing the issue of bad cops, and the system that supports bad cops, the sooner we push back against this nonsense. And the sooner we can stop having to see #blacklivesmatter  as a trending hashtag. 

Peace out.
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Let's not play the 1-Up game, please.
I know it's easy to hear someone's complaint, and say, "Yeah, I know, but you know what's worse?!" It's almost human nature to want to 1-up everyone with other things that you consider worse or more prevelant. But having ten issues doesn't negate that all ten issues still need to be dealt with, and that that all issues don't always get ironed out in the order you want. Look at the history of African-American rights in America verses women's rights. Women's rights were always behind black male rights. Both were issues, but they didn't get resolved all at the same time. That doesn't mean one was more important than the other, they were both equally important and both equally needed to be dealt with, but it all depends on the current trends of what issues get pushed to the forefront. 

Is there black on black crime? Yes. Does that upset me, too? Yes.

Is there black on white crime? Yes. Does that upset me, too? Yes.

As a matter of fact, all violence upsets me. But generally I make a point with the internet of not engaging or posting about politics, religion and other touchy subjects, because it brings out the worst in people behind screens. If you scan my Google+ profile, you'll discover this is literally the first post I've ever made about #BlackLivesMatter  period. But sitting back and seeing it time and time again, and knowing what I've seen in my short existence, I felt compelled (if only once), to say something. 

At an open mic last week, an older gentleman made the statement that he wished we would try to see the similarities in each other more often instead of always looking for the things that set us apart. And it's true, that would help a lot with the attitudes of some.

But in the end, and I know I sound like a hippy for saying it, but if we'd all just learn to love others beyond our immediate circle and care for their wellbeing a little more, we could see the hurt others go through and care and hope that they find a place someday where the burden could be lifted. This isn't just a political issue, these are real people. And real people are dying. And real people are suffering. I don't care what color your skin is or your religion or politics, nobody deserves to be murdered. Period.

Let us all think more positively.
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What'd I say? What'd I say?
Get those arms ready, it's time to do some swimming and shake what your mama gave ya. Why your mama gave it to you, I don't know, but that's what they say, which is ridiculous because I can shake my hips waaaay better than my wife can. So, if my son inherits the gift, it'll be, "Shake what your daddy gave ya!"

Dancing awesomeness alert: Those dancers in blue at the end...... holy shin splints, Batman!
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Uh oh... I'm in trouble with the wife +Crystal Weaver.
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Social Publishing Service Wattpad Hacked, “Some” Passwords Exposed
This goes out to my writerly-friends who use Wattpad. You may wanna change your password pronto.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/06/wattpad-hacked/
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Religion, Politics, and Discrimination in the Workplace
An article I wrote for +Career Addict in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage and county clerks refusing to issue marriage licenses. The article isn't directly on those issues, but about the discussion of religion and politics in the workplace, as well as discrimination. 

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Do you know your workplace policies on the discussion of religion and politics at work?
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Audiobooks and Android Auto support
If you like listening to audio books and have, or want, Android Auto, here's a reason to rejoice. Audiobooks.com app now supports Android Auto. Pretty snazzy.

#reading   #audiobook   #androidapps   #androidauto  
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The End is Nigh for +Google+ (this is sarcasm)
Today, Google+ announced it will be removing the requirement of a Google+ account for various Google products such as YouTube. As we know, Google+ is a ghost town, the Walking Dead, and (I think) that means no one ueses it. We know this, but despite that we already know this, we're going to discuss how this announcement today is the nail in the coffin of a dead horse which Google has been beating for sometime. 

Now it's dead. Now it's over. Despite the fact that it was dead on arrival, has been dead for sometime, and dies ever year just for spite.

Not even sure why we would bother posting this on Google+, as it's clearly a dead platform.

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Sincerely, 
Just about any "tech news" site today

#googleplus  
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Outside of a few still active hot spots, the site deserves to be put out of its misery
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Actor, filmmaker, writer and Mr. Mom
Employment
  • Freelance
    2014 - present
    I'm currently available for people as a social media specialist, blogger, writer, content creator, and so on. If you need someone to manage your social media at an affordable price, I'm your Huckleberry. You can contact me privately, if you are interested in hiring me for work. Payments are made through PayPal or Google Wallet.
  • Onyx Dragon Productions
    Co-Owner, 2006 - present
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Senior Video Production Specialist - Technology Enhancement, 2005 - 2014
  • Fidelity Communications
    Camera Operator/Editor, 2003 - 2005
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Lake Saint Louis, MO
Previously
Rolla, MO - St. James, MO - Houston, MO
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Storyteller across many mediums.
Introduction
Allow me to Introduce Myself
I'm Nathan Weaver, I've been writing for a ridiculously long time, and I'm just starting to get pretty good at the nonsense. I will be posting short stories and novellas here for your reading pleasure. I will also keep you updated in general, and about books in the pipeline. And please leave me comments to let me know how I'm doing.

I also co-own an independent production company, Onyx Dragon Productions.  We've done sketch TV stuff, short films, event videos, wedding videos, commercials, online videos, and we're in post-production on our first full-length movie, The Chalice.  Come Circle us here.

And I write lyrics, and occasionally use my pipes, for Blue Solace.  We make primarily bluesy, folksy music. 

Adds and Add-backs
I'm really bad about falling behind adding-back people who add me to their circles. This often happen, because I don't know why you added me. So the best way to get added back is to write a post share only to me; introduce yourself in it and let me know why you added me.

Here are some circles I have, which you may want to be added to. Share a post only to me to let me know if there are circles here you'd like to be added to.
  • Writers
  • NaNoWriMo
  • Readers
  • Publishers
  • Marketing
  • Movies - Filmmakers and actors land here.
  • Blogger - For Blogger.com users, because I run a Blogger Community.
  • Google - This is reserved  for Google Employees and Pages.
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Artists
  • Musicians
  • Onyx Dragon fans
  • Blue Solace fans
If you want to follow my writing, I'll add you to the Readers circle. If you want to follow my film-making exploits, I'll add you to the Onyx Dragon fans circle. You get the picture. 

What I Post
Honestly, I use Google+ primarily as a means to an author platform, so I post a lot about writing. I usually share these posts with Writers and Readers circles, though. I try hard to share content with the appropriate circles. I do post some about Technology and Education, because I am a Sr. Video Production Specialist working in online education. 
Bragging rights
I have 10+ years of experience in video production (having started out in television). 15+ years experience as a method actor. At age 21, I was teaching non-linear editing with Final Cut Pro at college level as a professional lecturer. Have three published books. Worked with Jack Hanna, and proved to be that silly camera man who sticks a camera in a python's face. My short horror story 'Family Secret' won a screenplay writing contest, and I got my short sci-fi story 'The Experiment' printed in The Derby Scribes.
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  • Rolla High School
    Diploma, 1998 - 2002
  • East Central College
    Theatre, 2002 - 2003
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Audiobooks.com Becomes The First Audio Book App With Android Auto Support
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The media playback situation on Android Auto is not great, but it's a little better today now that Audiobooks.com works in the car. This is

Find your videos: Google Photos, Google+ Photos, Google Drive (and YouTube)
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If you've been uploading your videos to Google Photos, Google+ Photos or Google Drive, you may be wondering how you can find them, short of

Week in Review - June 6, 2015: Your photos and videos at Google, Google+...
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This week photos and videos at Google got a closer look, including the new Google Photos, and uploads to YouTube, Maps, Blogger and Hangouts

Our Future, Wunderlist Joins Microsoft
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Today marks a momentous day for me and the entire Wunderlist family. I am incredibly excited to...

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Good Old Wikipedia, Great New Look

A Look at Google+ Collections on Android
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Google+ Collections was announced today, and is currently rolling out to the Android app - no update required (as long as you're on 5.4). We

The Backup Belt | Indiegogo
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Peace of mind, anytime. A lightweight, easy-to-use, self-defense system designed by women for women. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to s

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Realtime feedback and interactive prototyping for designers.

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Wine and Words - Divergent: the Movie vs. the Book
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I'm not drinking any wine while writing this review because I'm sick, but I have some really nice green tea I'm sure you wouldn't be interes

How a Cree woman fell to death, and no one saw anything
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Six months before her death, Bella had been at my house, eating thin-crust pizza, laughing with her big sister Melina – a dear friend

Absolutely fantastic food at this place. I had some great fish and my wife had a burger. I think it was the Mike's burger or something, and I finished it for her. Might have been the best burger I've ever had. Highly recommend the food here.
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A great little place smack-dab in the middle of a neighborhood. I learned about this place, because of their Wednesday night open mic (8pm-11pm). The open mic is great with a mixture of local musicians, poets, and some comedy (I do standup mostly at their open mic). They also have a great menu. The food is good and I haven't had a bad drink yet, either. They serve a mixture of coffee-shop style stuff, liquor and you can get a soda if you're not feeling adventurous. They regularly have performances as well, so pay attention to their schedule if you can. I've been to a couple shows outside of open mic and it is always a treat. And everyone who comes is really nice and warm. Feels like a community there on Wednesday nights.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Have been here a couple of times now with a local writers group, and have enjoyed the visits. The food is great, the atmosphere is great and the service is great. Not much to add other than that. I highly recommend you give it a try.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Huddle House is certainly not much to brag about. But it is one of the few options in Rolla open all night. I really only recommend their breakfast menu, their lunch menu is pretty poor. The service from the wait staff is always good though, so I have to say that. But then again, I'm usually only ever there in the middle of the night. Best time to be there, really. I recommend this over Waffle House, which may be the only other all-nighter option in Rolla.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Excellent food and drinks. I'm not much of a coffee drinker, never liked the taste much, but am slowly converting and I do love their Tuxedo Latte here. Any rate... good food, good drinks, and great atmosphere. It's a brand new location, with development going on about it as well. Highly recommend the yumminess that is 6 North Cafe. There are two other locations in St. Louis area. This one is in Wentzville.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Agree with the other user that this is the largest used book store in Rolla. It has a large collection of books, and you could spend hours walking in and out of rooms and shelves. And the prices are very cheap, which is nice as well. As far as service, I marked it as 'very good', but usually I'm just there to browse. They usually stay out of your way, but can be easily found at the front desk when you need them. I like taking my 4 year old here and looking for books together. They have a decent collection of children's books, plus just about every genre you can think of... from fiction/mystery/horror/sci-fi/fantasy/manga all the way to self-help and non-fiction. Highly recommend it.
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Common Grounds has a great menu, decent prices, and a great atmosphere to boot. I don't live in Salem, I'm in Rolla, and don't mind heading over to Salem occasionally to enjoy this lovely place. It is a little difficult to find, at least when I went to it, Google Maps was a little confusing. If you look for the sign, and know that it's around the backside of the building it is in, that helps. One unique element about this place is that they do not fry anything. So when you get fries with a burger, it's baked waffle fries. Which are good. Any rate... go check it out, it's lovely.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago