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That was just awesome, LOL :)
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Yup, I definitely got a Leiber vibe off of the books and that's part of why I enjoyed them.
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Yes, I love telling stories.  Yes, earning some coin telling those stories is a wonderful thing. But telling stories that touch people and affect their lives for the better? That’s what keeps the creative tank full (I received the following last night and share it with permission):

"Mr. Kemp,

A few years ago, I discovered your Erevis Cale series, and the books helped me through a very dark and turbulent time in my life. They gave me an anchor and helped me to find my faith. I wouldn’t be the person I am today had your work not found me, so I wanted to share this art I made with you specifically. I hope you like it. Thank you again, and please keep being awesome."  

Humbling and wonderful.  A great way to start the week.
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Dearest beloved followers salutations! My name is Dr. Paulus Kempongo and I am of the rich and have I need for trustworthy person such as you to my assistance in freeing $4,400,700USD, even now held in a lock box account with Credit Suisse London branch.

The lockbox is secure with a code developed by my late father, the honorable Zayus Kempongo, a political prisoner of General Idid's regime. Such code was written in invisible ink on the pages of a book! then smuggled out in the pages! Of the book! The title of this book is THE HAMMER AND THE BLADE, by your American, Paul S. Kemp. 

Please to purchase a copy of this book at your nearest store! Now! Now! Even perhaps two copies and reply to me earnestly. I will reveal to you the page to check and method for revealing of the invisible ink. And the code! If you have the book with the code, you will send the numbers to me and 33% of the proceeds of the trust fund shall be immediately wired to your account. Rich you shall be, friend! But if not the code be in the book, then a good read you shall have anyway, for Egil and Nix amuse muchly!

I await word from you anticipating, beloved. Peace to you and love.

Dr. Paulus Kempongo, MD, PC, NPC, HP, AC, PhD, THACO.
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Hear those soft, foreboding footsteps coming from the darkness behind you? That's Death. He's coming, he's ALWAYS coming, and he'll have you eventually. 

In the meantime, get out there and create something, make someone's day brighter, and otherwise engage with the world. 

Death hates all that. But fuck him and the pale horse he rode in on.
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Have you seen him? I've been tracking his ass down for a while now. I've got a bone to pick with him. Let me know, ok?
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I'm going to post this once more, for those who may have missed it over the weekend. 

My son, Riordan, wrote a Halloween story and it's both charmingly written and charmingly illustrated. Your kids will love it. 

I'd spoken with him about publishing this when he first wrote the story a while back, and he was kinda-sorta interested in it, but not on fire to do it. I think because their dad is a published author, the whole author-thing is pretty ho-hum to the boys. But I wanted him to experience what it felt like to create something and put it out there for others to enjoy. And so here we are. 

It's really been fun to see him glow when he thinks about the book, or when he realizes that people have read it and enjoyed it.  

So, my sincere thanks to those of you who've bought the book or otherwise provided feedback and encouragement.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NJ8U86Q/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00NJ8U86Q&linkCode=as2&tag=darkandempty-20&linkId=RCRYVWX4LYH4JWLS
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Wednesday stands before you, towering and ominous. Behind you lie Monday and Tuesday, their broken bodies cast like so much flotsam on the bleak shore. From behind Wednesday's bulk you can hear the plaintive cries of Thursday and Friday, their voices small, diffident. 

"Help us! We can take you to the weekend!"

Wednesday lumbers toward you, a mountain of flesh lined with sickly blue veins, a horrid, unwashed hill of stink and rage.

Do you: 

1. Draw your sword, cut a tunnel through the foul mound of flesh, and find your way to Thursday and Friday? If so, turn to page 65.

2. Drink your fill from your wineskin, pass out drunk in the sand, and wait for Wednesday to pass? If so, turn to page 156. 

3. Realize that Wednesday is hump day and is, therefore, your chance to do the hump? If so, do the Humpty Hump! Come on, do the Humpty Hump!
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Ahoy Mate's, I think I see the shores of a Friday on the horizon.  Yep, just there, gleamin' like the cut edge of ruby I tell ya.  Wit' the wind in our sails we'll be there by mornin'.  :D
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When I send emails with inadvertent upPeR cAsE lETters, I leave them be and pretend it's a ransom note.
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In a lot of the interviews I do I'm asked some variant of this question:  "How do you write a couple books a year, work a full-time day job, raise a family, work out like you do, etc.  Where do you find the time?"

So, I have two pat attempts at humorous/clever answers to this:  1.  I'm unstuck in time, like Billy Pilgrim; and 2.  I'm really good at juggling.  

The truth is a little more mundane, but I'll share it anyway, even at the risk of being serious for a moment.  Take as a given the fact that Jen and I are very supportive of one another, so I have that as a foundation (which is a big deal, and I realize not everyone has that).  

Basically here's the rule:  I try to avoid "I was gonna but...."  

That's the phrase I use as an excuse when I'm not doing something I should be doing.  "I was gonna work out this morning but I drank too much last night."  "I was gonna write 1,000 words but I'm not feeling it today."  I was gonna, I was gonna.  

Which isn't to say there aren't legitimate excuses and ways we must prioritize our time (there are, obviously; Hell, I've done shit-all writing while Delaney has been going through her ordeal) but I've found avoiding "I was gonna" syndrome makes me much more productive overall.    

(Counting down to Yoda quote in 5, 4, 3....) 
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Gamers and Meth Addicts rejoice, for Surge soda is back! Here, in no particular order, are the top five reasons to love the return of Surge:

5. You can shake a bottle vigorously, aim it at gamer buddies, tear off the cap, and do 2-12 points of acid damage. Alternatively, the same technique can be used to power wash your patio. 

4. If you have it at the gaming table, your meth addict friends will totally return to gaming, dude. And at least one of them will play a halfling rogue with some tooth decay named Twitchy Undermountain, and THAT'S NOT EVEN A DWARVEN SURNAME, MAN, AND IF YOU SAY IT AGAIN TWITCHY WILL STEAL YOUR SHIT AND FUCK YOU RIGHT UP! I MEAN IT, MAN! 

3. Two bottles poured down a drain will clear most hair clogs. Unfortunately, they will also burn a hole to the center of the earth, through which your ancient enemies, the Mole Men, will emerge, demanding tribute. They will flee, however, when your meth addict friend yells at them to ROLL FOR FUCKING INITIATIVE, YOU GRIMLOCK-LOOKING MOTHER FUCKERS! 

2. If you drink an entire six pack, your skin will glow with a soft green light. This will freak out your meth addict gamer friends, and meth addicts are hilarious when they freak out. TWITCHY IS WIGGIN', BRO! WIGGIN'! 

1. A bottle of Surge placed at each corner of a Thaumaturgic Triangle will bind most devils. Demons, however, will drink that shit down, get caffeinated, and wreak serious havoc. At that point, you'll have no choice but to sacrifice one of your meth addict gamer friends. BUT TWITCHY'S SOUL DON'T EVEN TASTE GOOD, MAN!

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/surge-returns-back-by-popular-demand-brand-now-available-exclusively-on-amazoncom
SURGE, which debuted in 1996 and taken off the market in the early 2000’s, is making a comeback thanks, in part, to a passionate and persistent
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Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue!
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    corporate law, 1997 - 2000
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