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It's funny, when I think back to when I was a kid, and I wanted things like the computers and technology on Star Trek , it never occurred to me that having such devices would be so very problematic.  It never occurred to me that my own gov't would use the very devices and technology that I created from those dreams to spy on me and break the Constitution, undermining the very America I loved so much.   It never occurred to me that corporations -- Google included -- would do those same things.  And that my gov't, ALL of it, even the "Supreme" Court, would be so owned by those same corporations, or worse --RELIGIOUS institutions, that they would turn into nothing but shills for those interests.
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FINALLY finished edits to the book I finished last year.  I think it'll be good and that people will like it.  As soon as the cover is done, I'll send it off to A1A.  Then maybe I'll post a link to a snippit.  I'd post directly to my circles, but I suspect there are some people who wouldn't like the extremely explicit sex.
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Thanks.  I'll do kind of a push when it's out.   I'll post a chapter of Avatar, then post stuff on my blog.
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This is so cool!  Amazon is banning more books.  Oh, how I love to know that my work is likely to be banned.  My work, of course, because I write BDSM.  That's just so very cool.
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I realized this morning that I don't need software to 'help' me writing a novel.  I don't need to be funneled through the steps that someone else thinks I should take.  What I NEED is a good organization tool, that has a word processor and spell check that ALSO understands the concept of cross platform.  Sadly, there are exactly zero programs like this that I've found, although Scrivener comes close with Liquid Story Binder a distant second.  
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Aaaand Google has changed G+ yet again, now taking away easy access to gmail.  Not the end of the world by any means -- just annoying.
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Being awake this early in the morning isn't all that unfamiliar.  GETTING up and having to function?  THAT'S a whole different ball game.
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Dear google plus- stop asking me for more personal information.  You've already forced me to change my name to something more "acceptable" to you, and anything else you need you can just pick off the feed you supplied to the NSA.
Dark (not KEVIN YOU FUCKING IDIOTS) Pen.
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Well, the assholes at Amazon Kindle have forced the removal of all explicit erotica from their site.   #CorporateCensorship  at its finest by the ppl who do their best to strong-arm everyone -- using illegal and monopolistic tactics -- into doing what they want.  Fuck you #Amazon  
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Hey Google?  Why the FUCK do I have to use your advertisement for "You may know" to get to where I can edit my circles?
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So... I created a Patreon account (http://www.patreon.com/DarkPen) -- although I'm not entirely certain why.   I mean, I know the theory behind it, and people have been telling me for years that they would love to buy Avatar.  Well... we'll see where it goes.
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Thought I'd take a second to post a bit more information on some books I've read than I could put on twitter.  
I'll start out by saying that I rarely post recommendations for books because I don't want people to think of me as some continual advertising agent.  Hell, I have a hard enough time posting about my OWN books, never mind someone else's. However, now and again, I come across something that I think it would be great to share.
I've just finished reading three books by Niall Teasdale, the first one being Steel Beneath the Skin, and I really enjoyed them.  There's a fair amount of sex, but there's also a huge amount of plot.  
These books could have so easily fallen into that internet "Future Sex Bot" category that is beyond unbelievable, but didn't.  The plot of all three books were well thought out, and the writing was quite good.  I highly recommend them for fun, light reading (they ain't War and Peace!).  And they're only 2.99 on the 'zon.

http://www.amazon.com/Steel-Beneath-Skin-Aneka-Jansen-ebook/dp/B00D4MN40O/ref=la_B006J6II9O_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390656774&sr=1-3

http://steelbeneaththeskin.wordpress.com/
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I've bought the first one, enjoying it so far - if it stays as good, I'll be getting the other two. Thanks for the recommendation! :-)
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I really WANT to  be loving the Defiance video game, I do.  But I'm kinda not.  I mean, the world looks cool and there seem to be plenty of missions.  Graphics are good, there doesn't seem to be any server lag.  But... well... there are a few things that are just killing the game for me.
1) Mods. 
They're a PITA, and from what I've read, they're necessary if you really want to advance.
2) The Inventory system:
There simply isn't one.  No way to mark stuff for deletion, for keeping for recycle.
3) The loadout system:
It sucks.  No beating around the bush, it just sucks.  No hot keys, weapon selection is horrid, and WTF is it with this only 2 weapons slots?  Seriously?
4) Missions:
WTF? I'm off on a mission and someone else can complete it?  I call bullshit on that.  Maybe it's an MMO thing.

I've been playing video games for a very long time, but I've never tried an MMO.  And if this is any example of how they work, then I won't bother again.
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Well, as I said, it's my first with an MMO and I'm a little leery of it at the moment.  I'll continue to play until it either grabs me or it pisses me off.
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Writer of BDSM erotica and soldier in the fight against America's war on sex.