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This was inspired by that MRA dudebro hostile takeover of the Hugo Awards in the name of SJW bashing. So here's my contender for the "most unnecessary male breast description" dudebro!Hugo, on steroids (literally).
dudebro jams the needle in his arm shoots up manjuice like a junkie gonna make himself a manmountain  bigger & meaner than you gonna grow big die big gonna  die young die strong dianabol steroids turning muscles into mountain...
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The muse has got me now. She caught the poetry bug and passed it on to me. The #Spanner   #amediting  just got a bit harder.

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I saw Jesus in my teeth In the X-ray my dentist took Right there in a wisdom tooth He can’t take it out now While Jesus is sanctifying me Through His presence in the X-ray   of my tooth I saw Jesus in a pancake He snuck onto ...
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Posin' -- NaPoWriMo 2015 Poem #2
please allow me 2 introduce myself im nonentity drummer pikki pockett   prettyboy poser sellin out rocknroll 2 the man sellin my soul 4 big bucks   & bad drugs  brought 2 u by  sponsored by  dont think shut up & buy  xtra special offer  get urs today  i got...
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#Spanner   #amediting  update:
Spreadsheets do make a difference when you're plotting a novel. Strange that I've avoided using one all this time...

*facepalm*
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#Spanner   #amediting  update: This could have been an "Our Cyberpunk World" post. But look at the picture. That's a real security robot now patrolling the streets of San Francisco. Read the linked article. Here's the kicker: it looks exactly like the copbot that executes a one-shot character in the opening to the Script Frenzy 2008 comics script to Spanner #2. Now I'm going to have to edit that scene back into the new Book 2...

http://rt.com/usa/207395-robocop-security-silicon-valley/
props to +Ryan Toxopeus 
In the Spanner comics script I did for Script Frenzy in 2008, I opened issue 2 with a Dalek-like security robot summarily executing a one-shot character. Then in Chapter 4 R3, I gave Corporate patriarch Dr. Lars Thorwald, cha...
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#Spanner   #amediting  update: I've been editing the new Spanner Book 1 for how many months, and I haven't bothered to plot much of it? That's what I'm doing next, before I edit anything else.
There's still a lot of chapters in Spanner Book 1, especially in the flashback chapters, which are made up of pretty much nothing but exposition. Originally I compiled them out of short segments which, in their original conte...
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#Spanne   #amediting  update: Short version: I'm in the middle of the book editing the flashback chapters. The two subplots now have surprisingly strong plots. Now the main thread needs a strong plot, and it's making me go back to edit the earlier chapters.
This seems to happen to me a lot: something I add to a later chapter requires that I retcon earlier chapters to fit the newly changed continuity. In this case, newly revised events in the final two flashback chapters (13 and ...
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#Spanner  R5 #amediting  update: It's been a long time since the last update. Anyway, the short version: I'm halfway through the final draft, done from the Intro through Chapter 9. And I'm building up the ebook version chapter by chapter. A distraction has intervened, namely #NaPoWriMo . Even so, the editing continues at the same furious pace.
Remember that plot spreadsheet I said I'd make? Well, I made it, but it ended up taking too long for me to map the plot threads and character arcs with it, so I deleted it. However, thanks to Sigil, I am now building up the e...
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NaPoWriMo Poem #1: Foosball Riot
The weird kid is  not popular  not cool  not a thing at all in the eyes of the popular and the cool but he plays a mean game of foosball. He sees the holes you don’t He shoots with uncanny precision He scores before you even notice He wins. Riot in the cafe...
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Well, happy new 2015, everybody.

My resolution Fact: I'm going to get #Spanner  Book 1 published this year. To this end, I'm skipping #JanNoWriMo  yet again in order to whip it into its final shape. My challenge: finish #amediting  it this month. January.

Here goes...
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#Spanner   #amediting  update: I've now plotted every chapter in the new Book 1. I have a working outline. Next step: the character arcs. Shira and Rico especially need them, since along with Jennifer they're the main contenders for the role of protagonist...
I thought I'd have trouble plotting all those messy or barely even written chapters of the new Spanner Book 1. To my surprise it turned out to be easier than I thought. Even so, I knew I had to finish the plot before I could ...
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Trope of the Day: Obfuscating Stupidity
Because one meaning of "spanner", it turns out, is Brit slang for "tool", as in "Wotta spanner!" (short for "dumber than a bag of spanners") As the trope page states, Obfuscating Stupidity is a favorite tactic of tricksters, such as Chaos Angel Spanner main character Shira.

(Note: I took the title Chaos Angel Spanner from the phrase "spanner in the works". But if I'd known about that other usage 22 years ago...

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Also sometimes known as "playing dumb", a tactic whose effectiveness is predicated on characters convincing others they are complete oafs and therefore harmless. Acting like an ignorant hayseed, misinformed tourist, Handsome Lech or a Funny Foreigner is popular.
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Novelist, blogger, cartoonist (mangaka in training), rocker (singer, guitarist, and keyboardist also in training), tech geek, political junkie, public intellectual, professional slacker, and hacker of memes.

My first novel, Chaos Angel Spanner  (originally planned as a manga in 1992), is currently undergoing its fifth and final revision for publication later this year. (WARNING: contains NSFW material, political incorrectness, and live mind viruses, so read at your own risk!)
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