My Main Character is not me. Plus, writing, writing, writing.

Before I get to that… the Rough Draft, minus the Final Giant Battle (FGB), is done for the sequel. I’m now working on filling it out and fixing things.

The FGB is gonna be awesome, just like the last one. And it’s always the most exhausting thing for me to write. I don’t know why, I really enjoy writing action more than anything else. I think it’s because it’s such a culmination of so many characters and moving parts, and there’s a brand new faction for the book that… geez… I want to talk about but I really shouldn’t because it’d ruin the surprise.

But let’s just say the battle is going to include Pterodactyls.

There.

That’s enough of a hint.

So the FGB includes giant leathery birds… Cause, why not? Seems cool – and my motto is that if something seems cool, you should always do it.

Speaking of that, I went out to eat at my favorite Mexican restaurant with some close family friends. And there was a truck parked outside the door with an empty giant metal cage in the back.

It took my wife’s adamant restraint to keep me from getting naked and climbing into the cage to terrorize people coming and going.

Seemed cool. Should always do it.

Unless your spouse doesn’t want to be embarrassed. And in retrospect, it was probably kind of stupid.

Now I’d just like to publicly state: My main character is not based on me.

Yes, I’d do a lot of things that he’d do. But he does a lot of things that I wouldn’t do also.

In real life, I’m 6’4″ and 245lbs (hey! I’m bulking…) and good with a Glock and AR/M16 platform (I shot Expert Award every time we qualified in the Marine Corps, so I’m no slouch, and YES – my first time was with Iron Sights.)

Jedidiah is a stumpy six feet tall and 185lbs and pretty good with revolvers and a badass Winchester 1886 rifle. And a Bowie.

See. Not the same.

But I did base the Love Interest off my wife.

Cause she’s a total babe.

 

 

Edit – In case you’re interest what I’m talking about. Here are the excerpts. If you like it, I’ll send you the entire thing for feedback.

West of Prehistoric

Darker Days are Coming…

From Truexodus via Instagram (Also found at http://www.trustandard.net/)

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Darker days are coming.

Make no mistake.

Whoever wins the 2020 elections will undoubtedly spark a chain of events no one will be prepared for in America. The cultural divide and turmoil is too great not to see bloodshed in some way.

As followers of Christ, we need to “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” (1 Cor 16:13) As law abiding citizens, we bear arms to ultimately live our lives as lovers and protectors of our communities and families, we may be called upon to fight for.

Now, my first thought is never “let’s shoot them and let God sort out the rest!”

Violence is not the way of the Christian.

Living in love, communicating in truth, standing firm in the faith is what we are called to do. We don’t need to make threats, we don’t need to insinuate violence as an answer. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Eph 6:12).

But in the moment where Satan manifested himself in the free willed actions of gross and distorted men, the most loving thing you could do is “lay down your life” for those around you. You never hope violence comes your way, but in the hour of testing do not fail to be prepared. “Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.” (Ps 82:3)

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My wife cracked this joke like 3 days ago.

Further proof that I married out of my league.

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Let’s be honest.

This is nothing new.

Francis was just the first one stupid and desperate enough to ‘Go Simple Jack’ and expose the left’s goals of total firearm confiscation so blatantly. (That’s a Tropic Thunder AND a Deadpool reference…. wow… go me).

I’m willing to bet the Democrat oligarchy collectively moaned and gnashed their teeth when he stated something so stupid on a national public stage because his sound bite will be the rallying cry for gun owners for the next twenty years.  

Anyways. I ain’t skeered. Cause Francis hasn’t even taken 3% in the Polls yet, so hows he gonna lead a national movement to take my guns? 🙂

In other news. The left is also using a little girl with Aspergers to yell at everyone else about burning the Earth to a cinder. Which is just ridiculous. But hey, if she’s a little girl, with Aspergers, you can’t make fun of her. You can’t challenge her. You can’t belittle her. You can’t tell her she’s wrong.

Or you’re being a bully.

Well, my son has Autism. And likely my three year old daughter as well – so it doesn’t cut any mustard with me.

Greta doesn’t know squat, because she filed with the UN against 5 countries for not stopping climate change. (Of course America is one of them.) But not China… which is the leading polluter in the world.

I call bullshit. Go find a park to play in and leave the arguing to the adults.

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Throwback: No, Women Aren’t Equal to Men.

From June, 2017: No, Women aren’t equal to Men.

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You are actually SUPERIOR!

Did you know in ancient Sparta, the only Spartans who were allowed markers on their graves were men who fell in battle or women who died in child birth?

They held giving birth on the same level as dying in battle. The equality of the creation of life and the taking of life.

If something about that isn’t romantically poetic – I don’t know poetry.

(I don’t know poetry)

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Take in mind that this isn’t across the board and applying to everyone of each sex. There’s a broad spectrum, and that’s great. Yay diversity! Except for some people…they shouldn’t be allowed to breed and water down future generations(We all know someone like that).

But when I paint – I prefer to throw the can at the wall instead of using a detailing brush.

With that warning out of the way…

There’s a joke that goes like this: What’s worse to go through – child birth or a kick to the groin?  Answer – Kick to the groin, because a woman will think about having another child but no man will consider another kick.

Women will go through 9 months of misery followed by hours of intense suffering, all to bring an innocent little life into this world. During this time, men will fetch them oddities for their cravings and try to make them comfortable enough to avoid their justifiable wrath at what we’ve done to them.

That’s pretty awesome. We should celebrate the heck out of what you go through. This is further proof of your superiority.

But modern feminism, has taken this push for ‘equality’ to far.

Everything now that doesn’t go in a woman’s favor is obviously based on sexism right?

“We don’t have a female president because of sexism!”

Oh shut up. Hillary is a morally bankrupt human being with bad politics. THAT’s why she wasn’t elected.  You bring her to the table again and we’ll just keep showing her the door. Bring a lady worthy of the seat and she’ll get the seat.

“Women are paid less! Sexism!”

No, no it’s not.  This has been debunked. Women choose to go into lesser paying fields. Men not only go into better paying fields, they also go into more dangerous fields that pay better as well. Women are more likely to leave the workplace for family purposes, like taking care of sick husbands with our debilitating colds, or children. Also female CEO’s make MORE than male CEOs. We’re talking 7 MILLION dollars more.  And single, childless women, make more than single, childless men. In some cities as much as 20% more.

So I suppose, since women now have the right to vote, kill their own babies, work in the fields with men, get equal or better pay, and now play in the fire of combat – Feminists are just creating or grasping for things to whine about.

Here’s what you they are doing.

Dragging women down into the mud with men.

Men are brutish, unevolved things. No matter how many pajama clad, hot cocoa sipping, wimps abound out there, this is the nuts and bolts of who and what we are. It’s imprinted in our DNA.

Here’s how I know.

Go up to any man.  Be it a lumber jack, Marine, barista, Momma’s Boy living in a basement, or even a Navy Sailor. (haha)

And ask them, “In the movie Braveheart who would you prefer to be?  William Wallace who gallantly dies an agonizing death screaming FREEDOM! and immortalized in the pages of history? Or Robert DeBruce, who shirks his responsibilities to his countrymen, but wins the crown with barely any misery and suffering and is no longer remembered?”

The vast majority of us will say, William Wallace.

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Because ingrained in man, even in childhood, is the desire to not only WIN but to prove themselves by overcoming a struggle. No kid goes out onto the playground playing Army Men or Cowboy and Indians and wants to LOSE.  They go out, pretend to get wounded, then kill the bad guy.

It’s only later in their life that MANHOOD is beaten down in them by our ‘civilized society’ who tells them to tell a teacher rather than bloody a bully’s nose. Or it’s better to run and hide than stand and fight.  And that nothing is worthy of sacrifice or risk unless someone else does it.

HA!

We men would rather stand bloodied and exhausted, but victorious on a mountain of corpses, boldly proclaiming that we have conquered our enemies, forever remembered for our deeds – than be handed a long life of safety, luxury, and ease with no one looking up in awe at you and your achievements.

Easiness is BORING.

There is proof of this in the glorious Marine Corps. We brag about the misery we endure. When we aren’t talking like Donald Trump and Billy Bush about women (People who complained about that wouldn’t last five minutes enlisted), we are swapping stories about how freaking miserable we’ve been. It’s not just about what we’ve accomplished, it’s about what we’ve endured. Then we talk about what other people have endured in awe.

Carlos Hathcock right?

Legendary Vietnam Marine Sniper. Death incarnate. He once spent three days crawling 2,000 yards in the wide open to shoot a naughty Charlie General. We don’t tell that story because it was a good shot or who he killed, no one cares the distance of the shot or the Generals name. We tell that story because it’s awesome what he put himself through to do it. He earned a bounty on his head. A bounty on his head! How awesome is it to be feared by your enemies they will pay to have you killed?!

That is a greatness achieved by few.

In the movie ‘300’ Leonidas points his spear at that coward traitor Ephialities and says, “May you live forever”. Because instead of dying in glorious combat with the Spartans, he will have to bear the disgrace of what he’s done for the rest of his life.

How much does that stink? No one wants to be remembered for being a loser. He’s not getting a marker on his grave! (Historically, Leonidas probably would have laughed at him and kicked him off the cliff when he offered his help. They were big into eugenics…)

But stop dragging women down to that level.

We are vastly different and there is nothing wrong with that.

Women are the civilizers.

They give men a purpose in a civilized society where we aren’t allowed to slam battle axes into each others faces. (Or during the peace times between battle axe slamming.)

They give us a reason to keep pushing.  To better ourselves and our families.

We need responsibilities. We need a purpose for our desires. We need an outlet.

We may not be able to kill each other, but we can be the hero’s in our families eyes. Our kids can look up in awe at us.

And that’s enough for most of us.

The guy crying in the airport when he returns from deployment and holding his first born child for the very first time? A month prior he threw a frag grenade into a room full of Haji’s and made hamburger. High fives all around afterwards!

Then he’s turned into a giant cry baby when he returns home to the ones he’s loved and missed for 12 months.

With the exception of those guys who married strippers before deployment, men think constantly about home and their families.  They try to compartmentalize it with what they do, but it’s always there in the background. It’s a powerful, powerful force that holds sway over a man.

There are studies out there that the biggest motivation for young men to avoid being dragged into a life of crime(or for leaving a life of crime) is having the responsibilities of a family.

I’m not aware of ANY study that says a woman needs a man. (Anything that’s not in Cosmopolitan magazine) But there are numerous ones that say the opposite in regards to men.

Women can give birth. Women can raise boys to be civilized, polite, capable men. Women tame the uncouth, savage man.

All we do is fight. Fight for ourselves and fight for our families.

Doesn’t matter if its on the killing fields of Iraq or in the back stabbing corporate world. We take our imprinted abilities and desires to become heroes and make it so.

Even if it’s just to our kids.

Feminism would have women believe that men consider them the weaker of sexes. That they are unable to do what men do, because men won’t let them. That they should be equal to men in every regard, social or biological.

No, no, no! That’s dumb! We are socially and biologically different creatures. And there is nothing wrong with that.

Yes, there are injustices out there, but there isn’t SEXISM hiding behind every potted fern in an HR Managers office.

There is nothing wrong with being different from each other and celebrating the fact that women are better at some things and men at others. We don’t need to be equal. We need to be different. Opposite and opposing forces.

For instance, I don’t believe women should be on the field of combat. I don’t believe they have the ingrained savagery needed. I think they should be kept out of the Infantry for that basis alone. Israel is a great example of how it can be done, but Israel has been on the brink of extinction for 70 years. They don’t have a choice, it’s every man, woman, and child needed for the defense of their country.

I also don’t believe that men have the depth of emotional or relationship strength that women do to have and care for children or keep societies tied together.

And if Daddy’s are heroes, Mommy’s are gods.

Men dying on battlefields don’t scream for their fathers. They scream for the one who bore them, cared for them, and imprinted on them their strength and love from the moment they entered this miserable world.

THAT’s the proof of power women wield over men.

Celebrate the differences. Embrace your strengths.

But my money for who is superior, is always on the ones giving birth and would willingly do it again.

Because no man wants to get kicked in the groin.

Walmart – So Stunning and BRAVE.

So, Walmart bans a bunch of ammunition types and stops selling handguns in Alaska.

Whomp-Whomp.

Such brave posturing.

Fun story – Guess what else Walmart sells that kills more people than guns?

  • Knives.
  • Auto Parts.
  • Pharmaceutical Drugs.
  • Candy and Sugary Foods.
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco

But yes, let’s stop selling certain types of ammunition. Even though something like 99.99999999999999% of the ammunition they’ve sold is peacefully and recreationally used. And Walmart is going to have a helluva time picking and choosing what ammo is allowed for ‘hunting’ rifles, since basically most popular hunting guns are based on military cartridges used in ‘assault rifles’.

(The 30-06 slayed Nazi’s. The 7.62 (.308) did the same for commies and the whimpy 5.56 (.223) is still trying to win this generational war against terror.)

Ultimately, this is just going to drive hunters and shooters to their local gun stores who could seriously use the economic boom from Walmart being stupid. If I owned a gun store, I’d be leaping in joy right now. Because ammunition moves a lot faster than guns (is that a pun?), thus you can make a decent amount of money off them. Plus, if a customer comes in for something small, you might be able to sell them something larger. A spare magazine, a sling, a holster, or maybe… a gun. $$$

So this is wonderful news for the small businesses and companies that actually give a flip about shooters and defending rights and Constitutions and peoples lives.

Screw Walmart. They’ve been moving in this direction ever since they stopped selling handguns when I was a kid in the lower 48, and more recently when they stopped selling the ‘most popular firearms platform of all time’… the AR15. I expect eventually they’ll turn into Target and not offer anything that goes boom.

Sadly I can’t avoid Walmart like I can the wretched Dick’s (Stop being dicks, Dick’s.) Also, I doubt that a boycott will have the same economic impact on their company that it had on Dicks. Walmart is simply massive, and sadly, I have to go there whether I like it or not.

But what I can do, is order ammunition in bulk online and go to the local gun store.

And for everyone hating on people open carrying… keep in mind that some states a person can buy a handgun at 18 but can’t conceal carry until 21. So for three years, if they want to carry – they HAVE to open carry.

Personally, I remember calling the police department when I was considering getting my concealed carry permit. I asked if there would be any problems if I opened carried and I was told I’d be arrested. When I asked why, since North Carolina is an open carry state, I was told because I was ‘armed to the terror of the public’ and all it took was one person dialing 911 for that charge to stick.

Is that bullshit? Yup. Is that fair? Nope. Is it worth spending a weekend in jail because some ditz got nervous about me open carrying while I eat? Nope.

So I went concealed and never looked back. Since then, I’d never choose to open carry. Because if I ever have to shoot someone, I don’t want them seeing it coming.

In other news, San Francisco declared the NRA a Terrorist Organization.

So I’m a terrorist now.

Neato. I’m going to add that to my LinkedIn resume now. ‘Domestic NRA Terrorist! Evil to the Nth Degree! Murderer of Innocents! Purveyor of death and destruction! Hatred Incarnate!’

That’s okay.

I’d rather be called a domestic terrorist by a bunch of leftists than actually be a Planned Parenthood supporter.

(And honestly, if San Francisco thinks I’m doing something wrong, I’m probably doing it right.)

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