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Well.
Hello there.

Been a while, to say the least.

Okay, well... I have a comic book.  That I wrote.  A friend drew it.  We have 2 issues, and the 3rd is on its way.

squareup.com/market/nates-comi…

Go ahead and buy it if you'd like to!

Okay, hopefully I'll update before another 3 years.

-Nate
  • Listening to: Willow soundtrack
  • Reading: Skin Game
  • Watching: A Million Ways to Die In The West D-:
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Carnitas tacos
  • Drinking: Water
Been a very long time.  Super busy...

Let's see... Writing (a comic book script),  Talking (on a podcast), and Finishing (math requirements).

Not much else, just felt the need to update on 11-11-11.

SpoooOOOoooky MaaaAAAgic!!!  :-o

How are all of you?
  • Listening to: Patrick Stump
  • Reading: Ptolemy's Gate
  • Watching: In Time
  • Playing: at being punctual.
  • Eating: Cap'n Crunch
  • Drinking: Milk
Okay, so I'm feeling a little better.  I'm getting used to the workload, and eventually will get my s**t together.  In the meantime, new ideas are floating around my head!  Can't wait to make something of them.
  • Listening to: New Found Glory
  • Reading: Jane Eyre
  • Watching: The Town
  • Eating: Chicken
  • Drinking: Coke Slurpee
Damn it, damn it, damn it.

Freakin' overwhelmed.

Damn it.
  • Listening to: Weezer
  • Reading: A Modest Proposal
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing either
I get Team Jacob as my April Fool's thingy?  Stupid friggin' Twilightin' shashafraggin'....
  • Listening to: Bad Astronaut
  • Reading: The Gone-Away World
Not to be mean, but I rarely post journals here anymore.  I have a blog that I've been updating continuously since the beginning of this year.  Here it is:

year2000nate.blogspot.com/

Read if you feel like it.

-Nate
  • Listening to: Aziz Ansari
  • Reading: Kevin Smith stuff
  • Watching: Mystery Team
  • Playing: favorites
  • Eating: waffles
  • Drinking: milk
Maybe ignorance is bliss, and we all want to be happy, right?

There are things about myself and others that I should probably learn.  That I probably need to know.  But the truth can suck, and its easier to dream.

Yeah, this journal wasn't going anywhere.

-Nate
  • Listening to: Patton Oswalt
  • Reading: into things
  • Watching: Bill Maher stand-up
  • Eating: burger
  • Drinking: water
I'm changing the rules.  I tag anyone that wants to do this.

1.  I wrote a play in High School called "Jerry Springer Meets Oedipus Rex."
2.  I hate the texture of tomatos.
3.  I've met Kevin Smith twice.
4.  I probably have too many friends.
5.  Even though I LOVE eating meat, I am seriously considering a more vegetarian pallet.
6.  I plan to go volunteer for the Peace Corps.
7.  I had a badass dream last night where I was the lone hero in a Post-Apocalyptic world.  It was action packed!
8.  I need new glasses.
9.  I NEVER know when a girl likes me.  I'm awful with signals.
10.  I put pesto on EVERYTHING.
  • Listening to: The Like Young
  • Reading: my own journal entry
  • Watching: Star Trek: First Contact
  • Eating: sammich
  • Drinking: Water
My Life According to _____________.
Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to at least 15 people and include me. You can't use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Repost as "My Life According To (band name)"

Pick your Artist: Queens of the Stone Age  

Describe yourself: Tangled Up In Plaid

How do you feel: You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire

Describe where you currently live: In My Head

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Go With The Flow

Favorite form of transportation: Run, Pig, Run

Your best friend is: Sick, Sick, Sick

What's the weather like: The Sky Is Fallin'

Favorite time of day: 3's and 7's

If your life were a TV show, what would it be called: Everybody Knows That You Are Insane

What is life to you: Quick and To The Pointless

Your fear: God Is On The Radio

What is the best advice you have to give: Suture Up Your Future

Thought for the Day: The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret

How I would like to die: Long Slow Goodbye

My soul's present condition: No One Knows

My motto: Better Living Through Chemistry
  • Listening to: Queens of the Stone Age
  • Reading: song titles
  • Watching: second Family Guy Star Wars special
  • Playing: San Juan
  • Eating: Lasagna
  • Drinking: Water
Good mood today.  Thanks to whatever neurons had to get together and throw that party!  I'm flying high today.  I've been massively productive as of late, and I can't stop being in good spirits.  I know better than to question it too much.

The contributing factors are as follows:

1.  Finished a funny script for a skit that I fully plan to shoot with some friends in the next two months.

2.  Already shot a enjoyable little holiday skit for my work.  One that I came up with the idea and the bulk of the script.  It even came out pretty good, to boot!

3.  The ideas are still kicking around in my head, and I feel that euphoria I used to so enjoy when I was first trying to write.

I'm gonna ride this wave for as long as possible.  :D
  • Listening to: Harvey Danger
  • Reading: Invincible #68
  • Watching: 2 Days In the Valley
  • Playing: It Up
  • Eating: Turkey Sammich
  • Drinking: Water
Damn good con.

I volunteered at the recent Long Beach Comic Con, and walked away with a spring in my step and a better understanding of how these things work.

But much more important, I was given some great advice from a ton of comic book writers.  AND people that write movies and TV shows.  In short, they told me to write.  Well, yes, dear reader, I can practically feel you going "Dude, Nate, yer an idiot, I would have told you that."  Yeah, but you see, it wasn't just that.  They showed that it was completely cool to write comic scripts and movies scripts, just so long as I'm writing.  The long haul writing can consist of movie scripts, but to get something now, that I would be completely happy to have, I can write more comic scripts and push more of my artist friends to get rollin' on them bad boys!

As of late, my focus and creativity have been going towards comic books.  And I was slightly worried that I was making the wrong move, but now...

I've got a Battle Plan.  And it feels good.

-Nate
  • Listening to: Alien Ant Farm
  • Reading: Mouse Guard: Winter
  • Watching: Jennifer's Body
  • Playing: the odds
  • Eating: Burrito
  • Drinking: Limeade
And I can't decide between writing a movie script or a comic book script or a prose novel.  Maybe I'll just write them all.


....or I'll write none and blame my work and the heat.  yeah, that's a bad idea.

>_<
  • Listening to: Arctic Monkeys
  • Reading: North 40
  • Watching: Let The Right One In
  • Playing: dumb
  • Eating: Panini
  • Drinking: ice water
Thanks to MishLDirnt :iconMishLDirn:  I have the curious ability of icons and avatar embedding.

So I decided to just do a bunch of random ones to see what would show up...

:iconlaughplz:  laugh

:iconlaugh:   laugh (no plz)

:iconthorplz:   thor

:iconduhplz:  duh

:iconcrazyplz:  crazy

:iconiwinplz:  i win

:iconbiteplz:  bite

:iconzombieplz:  zombie

:iconnateplz:  nate

:iconassplz:  ass

:iconstopplz:  stop

:iconstrongplz:  strong

:iconbatmanplz:  batman

:iconbatman:  batman (no plz)

:iconidontknowplz:  i dont know

:icondumbassplz:  dumbass

:iconvampireplz:  vampire

:iconpervertplz:  pervert

:iconnomnomnomplz:  nom nom nom

:iconawesomeplz:  awesome

:iconyodaplz:  yoda
  • Listening to: Pinkerton
  • Watching: True Blood
  • Playing: with icons
  • Eating: Hamburger
  • Drinking: ICED water
Okay.

In but a baby's breath of time, I shall go to the one and only event I look forward to each and every year.

ComiCon, baby!

I'm broke.  This is a painful fact of life.  I have the tickets, I have the will power, but I probably won't be able to afford food or water.  All I will be able to rely upon is the force of my will, and the power of my geekness.  And trash digging.  But besides that, I have a hotel room.  I've got some awesome friends.  And I have the vigor of annual obsession.

I love going to this thing.  Its crowded, at times overwhelming, massive, and heavily corporately sponsored.  I don't care.  I can't get enough of it.  I'm happy literally as soon as I wake up in the morning to when my head hits the pillow at night.

Anyone else going?  If so, maybe we can meet up.  You will be able to recognize me.  I'll be the bearded dude with a mile-long grin suffering from malnutrition and overstimulation.

This is gonna be AWESOME.
  • Listening to: Man or Astro-Man?
  • Reading: Monster (Final Volume)
  • Watching: True Blood
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Water
I don't always do this, but this is pretty cool.  Check out this art, and I defy you not to be at least amused, if not all and out happy to try it out.

mumblingidiot.deviantart.com/a…
  • Listening to: The Beatles
  • Drinking: Water
Hello all you artsty cool people, I have a question.

I have a project that I'm planning on writing, and its ambitiious, to say the least.  I'm talking about roughly 12 anthology comic book stories (at 23 pages each), with hopefully a different artist for each story.  I also think I can sell the bugger, cuz the idea of the story is pretty solid.

So...

Would it be a better idea to try and get just the first issue drawn before I try to sell it, or try and get MORE issues drawn before I try to sell it?   This is conjecture, of course, because I haven't even finished the first script.  Just curious and interested in some form of dialogue.

It's also an excuse to hear any of your writing (or any artistic) processes.
  • Listening to: We Are Scientists
  • Reading: Wizard
  • Watching: Conan O'Brien
  • Playing: Left 4 Dead
  • Eating: chicken!
  • Drinking: Limade
HOW OLD DO YOU ACT?

[x] You know how to make a pot of coffee.
[x] You keep track of dates using a calendar.
[x] You own a credit card.
[x] You know how to change the oil in a car.
[x] You've done your own laundry.
[x] You can vote in an election.
[x] You can cook for yourself.
[ ] You think politics are interesting.

TOTAL SO FAR: 7

[ ] You show up for school late a lot.
[x] You always carry a pen/pencil in your bag/purse/pocket.
[ ] You've never gotten a detention.
[ ] You have forgotten your own birthday.
[ ] You like to take walks by yourself.
[x] You know what credibility means, without looking it up.
[x] You drink caffeine at least once a week.

TOTAL SO FAR: 10


[x] You know how to do the dishes.
[x] You can count to 10 in another language. (French and Spanish)
[x] When you say you're going to do something you usually do it.
[ ] You can mow the lawn.
[ ] You study even when you don't have to.
[x] You have hand washed a car before.

TOTAL SO FAR: 14


[x] You can spell experience, without looking it up.
[x] The people at Starbucks know you by name. (Only one Starbucks)
[ ] Your favorite kind of food is take out. (Mom's cooking, W00t!)
[ ] You can go to the store without getting something you don't need.
[ ] You understand political jokes the first time they are said.
[x] You can type pretty quick.

TOTAL SO FAR: 17

[x] Your only friends are from your place of employment. (No, but I do consider them friends)
[ ] You have been to a Tupperware party. (Huh?)
[ ] You have realized that practically no one will take you seriously unless you are over the age of 25 and have a job. (Not true)
[ ] You have more bills than you can pay. (It feels like it)
[x] You have been to the beach. (I live in California)
[x] You use the internet every day. (I should cut back)
[ ] You have been outside of the united states 3 or more times. (Just England and Mexico, darn it)
[ ] You make your bed in the morning. (I try to remember)

TOTAL: 20


*** Repost this with the subject as: I'm (how old you are) but I act (what you got on the test)
*** The number of people you have to tag is the number you got on the test.


I tag anyone that wants to try this.
*******************************************************
EDIT ANOTHER QUIZ XD

Centaur:
[] You are rather wild, and let your instincts run you.
[] You get drunk a lot.
[] Bravery and boldness is second nature to you.
[] You have a deep love for astronomy and the universe.
[] You like to read your daily horoscope.
[] You have a high level of pride in yourself.
[x] In the woods is the best place for you to be.
[] You are spiritual.
[] The horse is your favorite animal.
[] You are possessive and territorial.

Total: 1

Elf:
[] Your ears are slightly pointed at the tips (be honest)
[x] You are very intelligent.  (I hope so)
[] Your five senses are extremely keen. (I wear glasses)
[] Your weight is quite a bit lighter than the average person at your particular height. (If only)
[] You always wear elegant clothes and speak as politely as possible.
[x] You are most at peace when you are gazing at something beautiful, like nature.
[] You look very young for your age.
[x] You rarely get sick.
[x] You are a very hard worker.
[] Above all other superpowers, you would love to read minds or see the future.

Total: 4

Fairy:
[] You are happy a lot of the time.
[x] The best superpower to you would be to fly.
[] You are very shy.
[x] You love the forest and plant life in general.
[x] You are always willing to help others, even if you might not be the best to offer aid.
[] You are young and short.
[] Dancing is one of your favorite pastimes. (i think i dance at least once every day XD at random)
[] If someone ticks you off, you are very clever with getting them back.
[x] Your clothing isn't always presentable, but you are comfortable with what you wear.
[] Circles are a wonderful symbol of unity to you.

Total: 4

Gnome/Dwarf:
[] You are excellent with crafts and handiwork.
[x] In social situations, you tend to be a little awkward.
[] You are short for your age.
[x] You are an isolationist.
[] You love to play practical jokes on people.
[] You are extremely fascinated with jewelry.
[] You look older than your age.
[x] You love the woods and the mountains.
[] You are well off, or come from a family that is well off.
[] You have a short temper.

Total: 3

Harpy/Siren:
[] You are best at talking bad about people behind their backs and not to their face.
[] When you are annoyed, you will go to a great extent to torment whoever did so to you.
[] You often take things that aren't yours.
[] You are easily angered.
[] Death fascinates you.
[] You are female, or a feminine-looking man.
[] You associate yourself with the wind element.
[] You can switch quickly between your light and dark side.
[] You love to trick others.
[x] You have a ravenous appetite. (Hence the heft)

Total: 1

Mermaid:
[x] You love the beach more because of the water than the shore itself.
[] Fish are some of the most beautiful creatures to you.
[] The ultimate superpower to you would be to breathe underwater.
[x] You enjoy looking at ships, but not riding them, as well as you like ships for traveling, not hunting in the sea. (I like ships)
[x] You are good at swimming.
[] You like to collect shells.
[] You use sea items as jewelry or decoration.
[x] You enjoy learning about the ocean and the life inside it.
[] You are extremely against ocean pollution, and someday, perhaps (if you haven't already), you will work to stop that. (I don't like it)
[] Legs on land are not as important as a fin in the sea.

Total: 4

Vampire:
[x] You're a night person.
[] You have a fascination with blood.
[] You are extremely pale.
[x] You wish you had a bat as a pet.
[x] You are not religious at all.
[x] Tight spaces are not scary or uncomfortable for you.
[x] The sun's glare annoys you all too often.
[] You hate food with lots of garlic in it.
[] To you, a kiss on the neck is more romantic than a kiss on the cheek or lips.
[x] You don't like sharp objects near you.

Total: 6

Werewolf:
[] The full moon is the most beautiful scene to you.
[x] You have a lot of body hair. (Hello, ladies!)
[] The ability to shapeshift is the best superpower to you.
[] You prefer gold over silver items.
[] You lack self control.
[] You find it easier to have sympathy for animals than for humans.
[x] You have a deep respect for wolves and wild dogs.
[x] You like to be alone.
[] You have a terrible secret and you only tell people you trust 100% about it.
[x] You'd rather be outdoors than indoors.

Total: 4

Wizard/Witch:
[] You love chemistry.
[x] You are intuitive and good at analyzing people, to the point that people seriously or jokingly say you're psychic. (I don't know about PSYCHIC)
[x] The most amazing supernatural power to you is controlling the elements.
[x] You are a nature lover.
[x] You have a strong sense of responsibility
[x] You spend a lot of time alone.
[] You usually hang around with a certain animal all the time when you feel lonely.
[x] You are spiritual, but not necessarily religious.
[] Cooking is one of your favorite things to do.
[x] You enjoy learning about Wicca and the occult.

Total: 7

Zombie:
[] You are pale
[] You are hungry a lot.
[] Many activities you do every day make you feel mindless, or like a drone.
[] Most of the time you or a part of you is cold.
[x] You love to eat meat.
[] You would resort to cannibalism if that was the only source of food.
[] You make grunts and moans a lot
[] You usually walk slow.
[x] You are not afraid of seeing a lot of blood or getting a lot of blood on yourself.

Total: 2

Satyr/Faun:
[x] You are very passionate about the things you like.
[] You like to get drunk and dance.
[] You're very amorous.
[x] You like art and music.
[x] You enjoy feasting with friends.
[] You love nature but more for the animals then the trees and plants.
[] You like getting rowdy and having a good time.
[x] You laugh a lot.
[] You love the chase almost as much as the capture.
[] You wish you had horns.

Total: 4

Hey!  I'm a Wizard!  Cool beans.
  • Listening to: Muse
  • Reading: the writing on the wall
  • Watching: Ocean's 11
  • Playing: the fool
  • Eating: Burger
  • Drinking: Iced Tea
Is there a music version of DeviantArt somewhere?  I would really love to find a place like that.  With musicians throwing out random bits of melodies or lyrics, maybe collaborating across the world to create some awesome music.  Even I would throw out some music (yeah, I've got some songs kicking around in my noodle).

Let me know if such a site exists!

(Or DeviantArt might just have its next step in creative sharing).
  • Listening to: Spoon
  • Reading: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Watching: people type all around me
  • Playing: on the internet
  • Eating: Lunchable
  • Drinking: Orange Juice
Argh!

My not me asleep?  Blast and other curses!  I like my bed.  We have a nice relationship going.  And yet, it waits alone.

Rant.

Gonna wonder if I'll ever talk to her to tell her I know it won't happen.  Us, I mean.  It's cool.  I just want to have a world where she knows I know that I should know.

Grumble.

Math.  Seriously, f**k that subject.  It's evil, didn't you know?  It touches children, and calls people's parents up to spread lies.

Snark.

Thank you so much for reminding me why I thought you USED to be an okay person.  Now you act like we don't ignore each other.  But I still am annoyed, and the people you hang out with are dillweeds.

Apology.

That wasn't about you, it was the you next to you.

Resolution.

Fierce.  Unforgiving.  Relentless.  and TRUE.
  • Listening to: The Clash
  • Reading: Invincible #61
  • Watching: the lack of sleep in my eyes
  • Playing: the martyr
  • Eating: rice
  • Drinking: water
An open invite from :iconlainey: to try and come up with my own list of 10 annoyances.

I welcome the challenge!

10.  Turn Signals. (i.e. Not using them) - Folks, I don't know which lane your going into.  In fact, its going to be a surprise for me.  I don't like surprises at 65+ miles per hour.

9.  Uwe Boll.  (i.e. Director of bad movies) - He keeps getting funding.  He made "House Of The Dead" and "Bloodrayne", and he keeps getting funding.  Meanwhile, Terry Gilliam is looking for work.  There is no justice in the world.

8.  Fat.  (i.e. Having it on me) - *Sigh*  I can't blame anyone else for my eating and exercise habits.  It's my own fault... but it makes all my cool T-shirts make me look like a stereotypical fanboy!

7.  Blaming others.  (i.e. Not being able to) - It would come in handy for reason #8.  It sucks to be an adult.  Being a kid was easy, cuz whatever happened, it was society's fault.  Or my parents.  Or my friends.  Or the music I listened to.

6.  Bush supporters / "Partiotism".  (i.e. Blind) - This is about as political as I get.  But the guy f**ked up.  Big time.  I don't hate him on a personal level.  But he had a job to do.  He did it poorly.  He should have been fired.  Stop trying to blindly defend him.  It's not like we just tossed the job at him.  He actively sought it out, and said repeatedly that he was qualified for the job.  He was wrong.  Its not unpatriotic to demand proper leadership from our own friggin' leaders!

5.  Blaming others.  (i.e. People that still try) - If I can't do it, then you certainly better shut your freaking 8-baby making, rival political party bashing, fast food eating, baby in an R-rated movie bringing, Muslim hating, dumbass mouth!

4.  Love.  (i.e. Trying to figure it out) - C'mon, don't pretend this doesn't aggravate the hell out of you sometimes!

3.  Internet Flamers.  (i.e. People that need to grow up) - I have never been the focus of a "flame war".  But I've seen it on boards.  I've seen it on forums.  And I think it is ignorance without consequences.  The internet gives you the freedom to express your ideas.  The key word is "ideas", folks.  Not the twisted rantings of a diseased mind.  Be smart.  Be better.

2.  Coming up with a list of ten things.  (i.e. Two more to go) - When I have to focus my mind is when I realize how vacant it is.  Argh.

1.  The Annoying Fanboy Within.  (i.e. There but for the grace of god...) - I hate having to explain, convince, or suggest what I like to others.  I want to promote: Comic books, Joss Whedon/Buffy, Left 4 Dead, Jim Butcher, Watchmen, paninis, Weezer, ramen, movies big and small, Flight of the Conchords, and a million other things.  I wish to do this without: Boring, badgering, or bitching out the listener.  So I always end up as unenthusiastic.  When I am SO enthusiastic.  I hate having to walk the line.  I just want to give in to the Fanboy within...

Okay, so there you have it.  What are YOUR 10 Annoyances?
  • Listening to: This American Life
  • Reading: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Watching: the red I'm seeing. Grr!
  • Playing: it up for laughs
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Limeade