Inspired By OM


I see you there talking

you speak loud so all can hear

yet when it is my turn to speak

you quietly disappear

how dare you ignore me

how dare you shun me

how dare you use the words I write

you do this all in spite

in spite of the friendship that could be built

bury that knife of neglect to the hilt

my heart can take it

but soon enough another will read me, will share me

soon enough another will give me wind and you will see

that while you passed me over and did not share me

I was still able to be free

And at that time I will leave you

I tell you know so you will know

It was not for what I did not read but what you did not show

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What it takes


In an attempt to not be the spam blogger but also find a balance with what I share the line has become very clear. So here I am sharing with you what it takes to get a rise out of me. What you need to have in order for me to like something, reblog something, comment on something.

Liking something.
I find it fun to like things. Even things that I know bother me but the fact that someone put it up and caused my brain to think about it, no matter how much I hate it or love it. I will like it. Posts that make me think are fun to run into. But that is as far as I will go. I will like it because it made me think.

Commenting on something

I comment on things when I feel strongly about the topic. When I want to bring attention to something or when I feel that there has been a violation. It does not matter to me that I may offend, insult, or basically make someone cry. I could care less. I am commenting my opinion and my thoughts from the research that I have done throughout my life. I do not apologize for what anyone else thinks about the words that I type. I work with words daily, in my writing, in my teaching, in my life. Which is why looking back through my posts I tell people to read, reread, and then read again to what I stated, as to often than not the misunderstanding is that the individual did not read or did not comprehend my words.  But back to the topic at hand. I comment on things that draw me in. And no, it does not have to be words. Pictures, video, heck even a good title has gotten me to read it and make a comment.

Reblogging

I reblog friends that talk to me. That means if we interact with comments the more that I will reblog you. I do not reblog everything as there would be not much time for my own posts to get noticed. I do reblog others more than some but this is due to the fact that some people post more blogs and make a larger signal. But still there must be that line of communication for me to reblog. If we have talked if we have even crossed paths on a post somewhere and started to follow the chances are I will reblog your stuff. Talking helps folks.

Do I expect you to reblog me. I would like it, to that extent I will not lie. But no it is not an expectation. Still the more I reblog someone I do hope they take notice of it and decide that some of my works deserve the notice to be reblogged, commented on and liked. On an interesting topic, my words are mine and if I insult you, treat you like crap, or all in all tell you to fuck off, it is not the responsibility of the post hoster, if I am doing a guest post, or mine. Should you know me then you would understand that I do not insult, treat people like crap, or tell people to fuck off unless they deserve it. And nothing is more deserving than talking BS, trying to tell me or anyone else to change the way they behave because it offends your sensibilities.
When it comes to comments on faith, spirituality, religious matters, I default to my atheistic position. Bring me proof, verifiable, falsifiable, and testable by anyone, anywhere in the world.

When it comes to science, medicine, engineering, theoretical or not, bring me recent published papers from peer reviewed magazines.

If it is just a discussion you want then that is fine. And the final note, just because I do not agree with you is not the reason that I may insult you. Agreement or disagreement on a topic is not enough. So think clearly and post clearly. It is the only way we can keep blogs from degrading to the twitter world where everyone just starts spamming and following for the simple fact of getting more views.

Getting followers is nice but if you have 10000 followers but only 10 views per day, then there is something wrong.

By, Jin OkuboBookCoverImage

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Amazon Tags Help Please


OK folks here is what you need to do.
1. Go to these links.
2. Hit the like button.
3. Scroll down
4. put a check on every one of the tag boxes you see under tags
5. Agree with tags

It doesnt take more than a minute for each one maybe even less and in the end it will help me so much to get my books ranked higher in Amazon.

Or you could buy a book and review it. That would also help.

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Amber Light Memories at a glance


There were many things that came to mind when I was deciding to write this series. What I will try to do in this post is deconstruct the book without giving to much away. My hope is that with this deconstruction people can understand the new form of telling a fantasy that I am trying to bring to life. Along with this I hope to teach you about what goes in to writing a book for me. Every author writes a book in their own way and this is my way.

The process for this book was a few well a bit more than a few years in the making. Though I would say that most great books tend to come from struggle and pains inflicted on the writer as they mature. I am not stating that it is needed but most great works come from these things. From that I decided to write a book that focused on a torn life. I wanted people to not only feel what the characters were going through but in a sense become enveloped and forced to live it as if they were the characters. This being my first true novel I was willing and able to hold nothing back. I wanted the symbolicism and reality that the character was going through to be the motivator of the story. In a sense I was making one of my main characters real and alive. We as people do not narrate our lives for if we did then we would notice the monotony that is our lives.

In the beginning of my book the character Mark is piecing together the story of his life. In a way I force my reader to relive a life that was never theirs and put in place the actuality of what a person who has had a very life changing experience must go through if they are to regain some semblance of a normal life.

I introduce my second character Masumi and in fact the Heroine of the story only after my male lead is well established in his routine and the reader has gotten used to the book being about him. For this story is egocentric just like life. Though since it is fantasy and it is part of a series I was trying not to push it to fast to give a sense that the story can continue and I am not just prolonging it where a reader would say that I have given up and reverted back to a common way of story telling.

I was after all creating not just a fantasy story but in my mind a new way to tell it.

In creating the world I found that I did not need and or want a full vibrant cast to help my protagonist along. There was no Hagrid to keep my characters safe. There was just the reality of important cast that well was needed as in every great fantasy. There are the good guys, there are the bad guys, and there are my main characters the loved one and the heroine stuck in between. To that much every story needs but the style in which a story is told is very important.
For as in life we tend to live within our thoughts we do not really listen to the people talking about us. We imagine what things are as we see them. Who hasn’t looked out a window and just wondered if mountains were really in fact sleeping titans of old. That is the kind of imagery and story telling I wanted the reader to have.

I then plotted out my chapters which as I was writing some were split and others merged. I don’t know but I am particular with round numbers. Everyone has their own little quirks and I have mine. I wanted ten chapters. In the end I think I got eleven. I wrote five just 5 pages of each chapter. When I got to the end I dismantled my book and wrote it again. This time I wrote my book as two the first 5 chapters which ended up becoming six and my last five. This gave me in a sense a clear jump from on the life aspect of characters. I was able to deliver in a way the fantasy through the daily lives of my characters. But there was also a jump to when the fantasy world would open up. This provides a good sense for the reader and in a sense speeds up the story. Fantasy tends to be fast and just fiction tends to slow life down a bit.

High adrenaline scenes can’t dominate the fullness of a book or else you would be left with a very bad story with great fight scenes.  In a sense finding a balance is great and even more giving the readers a way to connect to the story and say this is life like is great. Then like a flip of a coin you turn that life into fantasy and I think it can lead to people re-connecting to the fantasies of old and not just the main stream media fantasy that we get today.

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