It is amazing what can make you smile. Currently, a favorable turn of events has gifted me with a couple of extra days to prep for the MCFC convention in Memphis this weekend. This year, my main role besides being a generally entertaining pain in the neck to Brandon in programming is to be the voice of the arch villain The Diaper Destroyer in this year’s living cartoon. I am looking forward to playing a character that looks like the Sith version of Captain Underpants.
The Desk of Endless Tasks and I have some very big plans for this week. I am going to be a bit vague, but more books and video are on the way.
I love being a writer and a performer. It means you can have the weirdest assortment of junk in your truck and you have a nearly reasonable story as to why the stuff is there. For instance, I do commercial building repair so it is perfectly reasonable for me to have Joker 101 kit of duct tape, rope, moving blankets, drop cloths, crowbars, et al … I teach stage sword fighting so I need the assortment of unbreakable, painted to look real, polycarbonate swords and battle axes. The full sized papisan cushion is for prat falls in acting. The electronics testing equipment is for when I work on computer systems for clients. The infrared camcorders are for when I go out on a paranormal or cryptid investigation. The machetes are for when I do any land clearing work. The extra large nitrile hospital gloves are for when my client is a medical facility. Everyone has a can of WD40. The mini compressors are for when people get flats on the job sites. The wood chisels are for hanging doors the right way. The portable propane torch is for loosening stuck metal nuts. The fishing pole with line is for the rare chance I might get to sneak off.
See, all perfectly explainable. I am merely a well-rounded person with lots of interests and not an international double naught man of mystery …..
November 17th to 19th – MCFC – The Convention!
Dec 21st – National College/Tech Ed – Instilling Humor in Your Writing
Even the darkest of themes can use a little humor. How does humor and horror go together? The humorous laugh versus the nervous titter? Do readers and authors laugh at the same thing? Why have humor? Does the humor flow naturally or do you have to work it in to change the scene?