A few months ago I torn down TheComiXScene.com paper. The site gathered news via Twitter hashtags and created a daily “newspaper”. I used Paper.Li to generate the content. Two things happened that led its demise- 1. The payment system changed to a China based company. My bank rejected the charges.. 2. I fought with a webcomic creator over it. It upset them that the site only posted links to content. They believed that the site did nothing to generate better SEO ratings. I argued that the more links to webcomics the better SEO score. They disagreed. So I deleted my Paper.li account. Now I am again building the Comix Scene as webcomic hosting site. I have no expectations that it will grow. People needing free resources flock to popular domains that will assure them views. The FOMO is high with webcomic creators. It’ll be an interesting project. I’ll be using WordPress with Buddypress and bbPress plugins to build a community.
Today is one of those days where I have A LOT to say but I don’t know how. I’m getting the last few pages of The Schlub done. I want to get book 3 out by the end of July. In the meantime, I’m working on a drawing buffer for book 4. I haven’t had time to draw Naked Man Comics #11 pages. I am hoping to remedy that soon. In the meantime, I did an overhaul/transfer of the Mythos website. There are some bugs to work out but I have plenty of time to work on them.
I have seen two videos of hangings in my life. The first video I saw as when I was a kid. In 1989, KTLA ran a story about a Marine who was captured by a terrorist group in Lebanon. They played the video of Lieut. Col. William R. Higgins hanged. It’s been almost 30 years and I still feel sad and disturb by this. I don’t know why the news thought it was a good idea to run this video. They did it all throughout the day. My parents called the station, as did other parents. It was gruesome. https://www.nytimes.com/1989/08/01/world/group-beirut-says-it-hanged-us-colonel-2d-threat-issued-bush-convenes-security.html The second video I saw was Saddam Hussein. This was a public execution due to his crimes against humanity. This was something I should not have seen. Unlike the other video, this was my choice to watch it and I regret doing so. Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was recorded as saying that she'd be "on the front row" if one of her supporters "invited me to a public hanging." Reference- (https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/27/politics/mississippi-senate-runoff-election/index.html). She and her supporters claims that public hangings are not the same as public lynchings. Lynchings were horrible acts of violence committed against people of color. They support the death penalty, not race crimes. If we take Ms. Hyde-Smith, and her supporters, at face value, I still consider them monsters. Hanging is a barbaric act. This group of people is okay with killing someone out in the open? How are they different than terrorist groups who beheads soldiers and journalists? How are they different than drawn and quarter criminals for entertainment? Committing and showcasing vicious acts of death is vile and disturbing. It is the lack of compassion and delighting in vulgarity that bothers me. I am horrified that this is where we are as a society.
It is bitter irony that the GOP and Repubs (especially Trump) call for unity after all the garbage they’ve thrown about “dem libs.” Your president laughs when reporters are body slammed. Your base, which you know of to be of lower intelligence, eats up all the lies you’ve spewed. When one of them decides to act out against the “libs”, all of the sudden you’re surprised? Get real. You all are loving this. The only reason why you are giving “thoughts and prayers” is because the optics are bad. I’m sure you all are sitting around laughing.
For a political party that demands small government, they sure do want citizens to obey their political leaders without question.
I've read enough Twitter comments from Trump supporters. It makes me tired. I am categorizing Trumpers online as either bots or neanderthals. It's insane. If what people write online is what they believe, then America is full of uneducated crazies. I will stick to posting about comics rather than engage in politics. Engaging with a Trump supporter is a lost cause.
DC Comics revealed they've created a streaming service for their content at https://dcuniverse.com. Although I no longer buy the Big Two comics, I think this is a great evolutionary step for the publisher. WWE did it with their wrestling library content. CBS is doing a good job with it when they made Star Trek their exclusive content.
Some of my sites had a 403 forbidden error. I spent most of last night doing research on how to fix the issue. The blog that I read was complicated. Thankfully my hosting company was able to answer my questions IN PLAIN HUMAN ENGLISH! I think coders type out complicated answers to solutions on purpose to flaunt their knowledge. I hope that when I become a coder, I remember to keep my answers simple and concise.
Despite how chaotic the world is, I hope everyone remembers to try to be the best they can be. Don't make decisions based on hate and anger. Compassion and understanding is the most logical choice we all can make.
Another school shooting… and our politicians will do nothing. In general, American society is irresponsible with firearms. We can’t handle them. Therefore, they need to be taken away. Sorry but not sorry. We cannot be trusted to be responsible.