I inherited all of Valerie’s action figures. She had many of them, and she would pose them in compromising positions, because what else do you do with action figures. (Besides Gay Action Figure Theater)
my shelf is now filled with action figures, and yes, they are all doing naughty naughty things. My favorite combo is Obi-wan Kenobi fisting Harry Potter, but equally entertaining is Batman and Bane taggin up on The Joker.
This, of course, reminds me of The Dark Knight Rises, which pissed me off to no end.
I could go on forever about how terrible the movie was, but that’s not what this is about. This is about Val.
We saw that awful movie together, and afterwards, we talked about it. I was much more critical of it than Val, who was generally nonjudgemental. We decided to go home and write stories based on what happened to Batman after the movie. I wrote “Masked Man Works at Shop-Rite,” which was eventually published.
Valerie wrote this work of brilliance, “The Dark Knight Upsells.” I’ll let it speak for itself 🙂
Val loved to write fan fiction. I’ve been looking at fanfic sites on line, and she has stuff on all of them. She wrote for the sheer joy of writing. I wish that I could be like that, but I can so caught up in trying to make a living as a writer that I only write things that I can sell. She never worried about that. I mean, yes, she was a professor too and I am not, but even then, she didn’t have the drive to publish and promote that I do. This is just one of a million reason why she was a better person than me. Not that I’m a bad guy, she’s just better.
Speaking of only writing things that I can sell, Chapter 6 of “The Watchmage of New York” is ready at Jukepop Serials, and it’s still on the Editor’s Picks list. If you haven’t checked out my serial yet, you really should. It’s good, one of the best things that I’ve ever written (and I’ve written some very good stuff). You have to register to get beyond chapter 1, but its free registration. If you love webfiction, fantasy, mysteries, and demand historical accuracy next to your trolls and pixies, Watchmage is the way to go.
If you do go to read it, please VOTE for it (at the bottom) and share it with other people (on facebook, twitter, your blog, etc). I hate to ask all the time, but this is my job, and if you don’t promote, you perish. You have to be shameless.
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