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  1. Youtube decided to start censoring all gay teen short films, and wiping out all favorite lists that include anything that MIGHT make the gay youth feel okay and normal about who they are. Just out of nowhere, for no reason. Saying that it violated their 'child safety' rules and regulations. But that's bullshit! So I'll be posting ALL of the stuff that I had suddenly 'removed' from my youtube account without warning. You guys please feel free to stop me when you find a short film that you think is 'dangerous' (Their words, not mine) for gay teens. K? What's so offensive about liking and sharing the stuff that I find on Youtube? Why am *I* getting a strike on my account??? Wednesday is now "Gay Like Me" short film day. Since 'shame' is the agenda for those who don't have to live with it these days. Every week! Every Wednesday! I'll be right here with another one! FUCK those people! Seriously! These are all gay short films that I had on my account that, for some reason, they found so dangerous and offensive. Like I said...you tell me what YOU think about them, and why they needed to be erased from my account. Is *THIS* what they were so afraid of??? Maybe I'm missing something here. Enjoy! This week's Short Gay Film - "Coming Home"
  2. Yeahhhh...we can be a little aggressive and animated sometimes over at Imagine...but it gets the job done. Am I right? :P https://imagine-magazine.org/releases/
  3. Hahahaha! Wait...WHAT??? You blindsided me with this one, Marvel!
  4. https://gayauthors.org/story/comicality/myonlyescape A brand new chapter of the "My Only Escape" series has just been posted! And that means there are only three chapters left to go! I'm working on finishing them off now! So they won't take long at all to get out there! K? ALSO...the first THREE ebook versions of "MOE" are now available on Amazon.com if you guys wanted to grab a copy of your very own! They're not in the Comicality Ebook section just yet, but you can find them at the links below! Cool? And super thanks in advance! Every penny counts! So having you guys purchase ebooks really helps me out and keeps the site going! So...yeah! Do that! Hehehe! And leave a short comment or a star rating if you can! It really helps me out! And the better I'm received on Amazon...the more free stuff you guys get right here on the Shack! So, technically...you're only helping yourselves! How cool is that? Links For The Ebooks https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09DXP35HS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09F6LQX93 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09FXK6JVW Book Four coming soon! And much more! Seezya soon!
  5. Comicality

    Chapter 38

    "My Only Escape 38" You'd be really surprised at how close the idea of doing it is sometimes. Suicide, I mean. It's like this itchy tag in the back of a cheap T-shirt...constantly scratching you on the back of your neck...letting you know that it's there. Always there. But you try to tolerate its inconvenience for as long as you can until you simply can't take it anymore. That's how it begins, at least. But it quickly grows from that poisonous seed...and the more yo
  6. https://imagine-magazine.org/ It's true, ladies and gentlemen! Imagine has now moved into a much bigger building with much bigger offices! Matt Scott has his own arcade and a heated kiddie pool in his office now! ::Giggles:: I think he's gonna enjoy that! Honestly, though...I was holding up production for a few days, and the Imagine staff worked miracles regardless! So huge kisses and gumdrops to every last one of them! XD The September issue is now live and ready to go, folks! So dive right in and have some fun! Big thanks to everyone involved in submitting some of their own stories and articles into the mix! Always appreciated!!! And...you know what this means, right? We're gearing up for one of our absolute FAVORITE holidays of the year! The cherished 'Halloween' issue for October! The goodies never stop! Not ever! Check out the newest issue, and be sure to hit that green 'Up Vote' button at the bottom of the pages you enjoy! Let our creators and authors know that you appreciate all of the hard work that they put in for your entertainment! Cool? Everything is FREE! You can't click a button? C'mon now! Hehehe, even you know that's bullshit! Seezya soon with more! Have a good time! ((Hugz))
  7. Hehhe! GOOD! By the way...Dracula is 'technically' a part of the Marvel Universe too! ::Nods:: It's true!
  8. When trying to put the idea together of this particular article in my head, I had to be careful to steer clear of the whole idea and philosophy of 'determinism' and 'free will', hehehe...which is an entire novel's worth of intellectual discussion that would probably ehaust all of us before I even BEGIN to scratch the surface of the point that I want to make here in terms of our skills as writers, and crafting a story of our very own. Simultaneously using one side of the argument while giving the illusion of the other. Basically...the Cliff's Notes version deals with the idea of whether or not we truly have the blessing of 'free will' in our lives, or simply the illusion of free will through social dogma and an uncanny sense of optimism. Hehehe! And, just reading what you've read so far...you may be wondering how the hell 'Comsie' is going to somehow weave this into a lesson about writing online fiction! Well, be patient! I'm getting to that! And, for many of you writers out there who may be getting mediocre or somewhat lackluster responses to your work...the following lessons may actually help you to create a more engaging story for your readers to absorb and invest themselves into along the way. The big question this time around, folks? Who's in charge here? Trust me...it matters. See...when you're writing a story, you are actually taking on the divine role of a creator. From beginning to end. You already know what's going to happen, and you've planned out all of the events in advance. Your main characters don't have any say in how things turn out, because it's your personal magic that's pushing this master game plan forward and guiding things the way that you want them to go. You're the one in control. But it's your duty as an author to simply operate behind the scenes to hide your influence and allow your audience to become so involved in the trials and tribulations of your characters that you remain somewhat 'invisible' when it comes to being the architect of every event you carry them through until the story is over. Does that make sense? The illusion of giving your characters free will and a choice over what's going to happen next is key when it comes to writing an engaging story. But...not everybody really thinks of a 'story' in those terms. And that's where some authors can find themselves falling into a state of subtle limbo that doesn't feel wrong...but can end up draining all of the interest out of your story in the long run. Sometimes, even in the short run. Let me explain... There is one, sure fire, way to completely bore your readers with you're writing. You may not realize it, and even the readers won't realize it right away...but here it is. You ready? Do NOT let your story drag your protagonist along it's journey from beginning to end! Just...don't do it! It can become mind-numbing to a reader. No matter the premise, or the plot, or the concept...always remember the 'pro' in your 'protagonist'. He/She is in charge. Establish that early on, and stick with it. It will help soooo much if you manage to keep an eye on this sort of this thing while you're writing. The one thing that can bring a story down from its true potential is having your main character, the sole focus of your amazing tale of drama/romance/adventure...being led around by a faceless, disembodied, storyline. Dragging them from one even to another without the main character's involvement in what's actually going on. Now, I don't want anyone to take any offense to me saying that, as there is a delicate balance that can be worked in to maintain some sort of mystery and tension, while still keeping your protagonist the highlight of your project. However...I've seen that balance ruined many many times in the past. Not just in other writers' work, but also in my own. So I'm leaving this little landmine as a warning for you guys to avoid in the future. Hmmmm...how to better explain this... When you create a main character for your particular story...you want your readers to sincerely believe that they have some say in how this particular story is going to turn out in the end. Of course...you're the author...the architect...hehehe, and what your readers believe or don't believe ultimately have no impact on the end of your story at all (Unless you want it too)...but that's not a part of the illusion, is it? The whole point is to make your audience feel as though your protagonist is actively fighting for the best possible outcome...whether they're able to achieve that in the end or not. You want your writing to put them, center stage, as often as humanly possible. This is one of those moments where I reveal one of my hidden little 'Comsie Secrets' when I'm writing, hehehe! If you look over a vast majority of my stories on the site, you'll see my writing constantly playing around with the exact balance that I'm talking about here. The idea that there's some outside force that's controlling the actions and reactions of the main character, where he feels helpless to escape it. A sense of fate. Things that were meant to be, or not meant to be, that are clearly out of his control...because the divine writer of his narrative is the one running the show outside of his consent. This can be clearly seen stories like, "My Only Escape", "Save Or Sacrifice", "On The Outside", and more. And by the time we get into stories like "Billy Chase", "Gone From Daylight", and "Savage Moon"...my methods of wobbling back and forth over that precious line become more clear. There's an idea that 'it's not my fault', and that there's something going on that's beyond my control. What did you expect me to do? Here's the gem in walking that line though. Your main characters become stronger and more interesting when they finally begin to question that particular 'formula' and begin to work against it. THAT makes for an exciting story! No matter what genre you happen to be writing in. Fighting against that 'fate' and growing to a point where you feel capable of challenging the design that was laid out for you without you having any say in it. Let's face it...the days of 'boy meets boy' are pretty much over and done with. Too simple. Too easy. Too predictable. Hehehe, it won't be considered a 'party foul' if you write a story like that from time to time for fun...but if you're looking to stand out, you'll need more. In all of the linked stories that I mentioned above...if you haven't read any of them yet, just jump in at any random point and check out a few pages when you get a chance. There are going to be times when I allow the story to pull the main characters into situations and present certain obstacles and dangers along the way...but I try hard to keep the story from controlling everything going on around it. No...that's what the protagonist is for. Your protagonist needs to be an active participant in what's going on here. Don't sideline him by giving the situations in his path drag him from one 'non-decision' to the next. It's hard to explain, but it makes for a really boring story in the long run. "Why did he do this?" Answer? "Because the story told him he had to." Well, after two or three instances of that being used as an excuse...that gets old. Really fast. Have your protagonist make conscious decisions about he wants to proceed to the next part of his journey. Don't leave him ten steps behind throughout the whole story and deprive your audience from ever feeling like he was in control of his own destiny from the very beginning. It's literary suicide. Most of my characters start out this way...feeling at the mercy of a greater plan that is, obviously, not conspiring in their favor. And that leads to angst, frustration, paranoia, fear, and some truly naive and awkward decisions on their part. BUT...that's where the fun part comes in! Because, most of my character arcs essentially come from those same characters questioning the design and deviating from the chosen path to explore something new. Something real. And this creates the feeling that your protagonist is actually the one in charge! It's something that your readers will appreciate and invest themselves in when diving into your story, full force. Nobody wants to read about things that are static and planned out and are 'supposed' to happen, no matter what. Be careful of stumbling into that pitfall as a writer. The most influential writers swim upstream. But it can be fun to goof around with the whole 'cliche fake out' tropes from time to time too. Hehehe! Anyway, always make sure that it's your protagonist that's pushing your story forward and not the other way around. Don't leave your hero to be led around by the dick while the story basically tells your readers, "I can do this, with or without him being a part of this." It diminishes the importance of your shining star. Give your main character something to do. Let him mold the story. Let his decisions have an impact. Otherwise...you've got a main character chasing butterflies for an entire narrative...and that can be a snooze fest. Just a little something that I've learned from experience over the years. And hope to get better at correcting in the years to come. I hope this helps! I'd love to hear if you have any thoughts on this down below! Take care! And I'll seezya soon!
  9. STOP IT!!! JESUS!!!! C'mon, Marvel!!! I have to fucking SLEEP!!! This isn't FAIR!!! Stop being so awesome all the fucking time! I can't TAKE anymore!!! Kate Bishop??? Really? I just...ugh...too much awesome for me to handle right now! Too much! I'm still recovering from the Loki series... And it's AWESOME to see Marvel really highlight super important characters back stories! LOVE it!
  10. Hehehe! He's adorable! The highlight? "Say hello to disposable income!" Now if THAT isn't sexy, I don't know what is! LOL!
  11. One of my biggest questions is... (Possible spoilers ahead) The lady in the library.... Is that a younger version of the Oracle? Which is what a lot of people seem to think. But I'm thinking that it's an older version of Sethi from "Matrix: Revolutions". Because, she was a little girl in the 3rd movie, but she might be grown up now. And the Matrix always had a green filter over it in the first three movies. BUT...Sethi created a golden Sun, just for Neo at the end of the last film. And he keeps looking at it in the trailers. The sun, that is. And it might wake him up. Because he's being sedated with 'blue pills' before that. But the Matrix isn't 'green' anymore. You know? So I'm already falling down that rabbit hole of what's going on here. LOL! Aggghhh! My brain is so stimulated with this again! I've gotta watch the trailer again! I'll get back to work soon! Promise! Coming up next? "My Only Escape"! Seezya soon! ::Super happy today:: Life is good!
  12. Hugz!!! Thanks so much, you guys! Love you too!
  13. There we go! I fixed it...I think! Hehehe! Or somebody else did! ::Giggles:: Either way, it works now! https://gayauthors.org/story/comicality/gfd-broken-wings/
  14. "GFD: Broken Wings" It was like a divine blaze of fire and gold falling from the heavens above when I first caught sight of it. A mixture of beauty and terror that took me by surprise, but truly confused my 'fight or flee' response with its untold brilliance that night. I found myself frozen in place, even as all of my village brethren immediately ran and ducked down underground for cover. Perhaps I was foolish for not following them this time around, even after knowing,
  15. Taking place during the heated conflict of the Vietnam war, a young vampire travels out to save an American teen soldier who happens to crash land near his village. This was a story that I began a long time ago, but unfortunately lost due to a computer crash. Now, recreated from scratch, I hope you guys will enjoy this different take on the "Gone From Daylight" story, as it MAY just come into play at a later date! Have fun, and please feel free to let me know what you think when you get a chance.
  16. I cannot stop watching this trailer! I have been such a HUGE fan of "The Matrix" since I first went into the theaters blind all those years ago! And while a lot of folks still have issues with the two sequels, I'm actually a fan of the whole series! (Even though, "Revolutions" is my least favorite, the first two are AMAZING to me!!!) This series started when I was first beginning to question myself, my Dad was out of the picture, high school was over and done with, I was taking philosophy classes, I began writing stories online for the first time...and by the time I saw this movie it was like "WOW!!!!" And now, we've come full circle! I can't WAIT for this movie! PERFECT song choice, by the way!!!) God knows what this new chapter will bring to the series! YES!!!
  17. Comicality

    Chapter 6

    Honestly...I don't remember writing that at all! LOL! I kinda like it! I was in one of my spontaneous moods that day. It's what happens when I let the muse control me instead of me trying to control the muse. It's what makes the stories work. You know?
  18. Giggles...so do family members. But when I see them at the holiday cookout, it's not like I forgot about them or don't recognize them anymore. It's like, "HEY! What's up, old friend! Let's catch up!" I don't know...I get the frustration, but trust me...if it was you writing these stories...you'd understand. ::Nods::
  19. Unfortunately, this was a short series that I was writing a long time ago that got lost in one of my multiple computer crashes or external hard drive fails! Hehehe, but it was definitely a story that I wanted to tell as a part of the "Gone From Daylight" vampire mythology! So it's been rewritten from scratch, and I hope you guys will like it! This story takes place overseas during the Vietnam war, and will end up being a bit of an emotional roller coaster ride in future chapters! So, feel free to jump in at the beginning! And feel free to let me know what you think when you get a chance! K? (I'm having some strange issues with the GayAuthors server at the moment. So it won't let me publish this new story for some weird reason. But no worries! You can go over and read it in the Comicality Library at http://www.voy.com/17262 right now if you want! ::Giggles:: This is why I always have a back up plan! :P) And, as always...there are many more "GFD" spinoff stories in the "GFD: Worlds" section on the site! Cool? There are soooo many more stories that you might want to know about in order to paint a full picture of what's going on here! Hehehe! Enjoy!
  20. A brand new chapter of the "Left Without Words" series has just been posted! So, if you've been looking to check in on Shane and Dimitry...feel free to take a peek! And let me know what you think, when you get a chance! Cool? Your comments always make me smile! ((Hugz In Advance)) Enjoy! And if this is your first time reading this story, you can start from the beginning at the link below! Cool? https://gayauthors.org/story/comicality/leftwithoutwords/ Remember...SLOW DOWN!!! Hehehe, it's been less than 24 hours for goodness sakes! Bear with me! Geez! If I had 100 stories ready to go, you could only get two a day because of the eight hour embargo. So relax. Have some FUN, will you? Spend some of that waiting time leaving me an actual comment or two once in a while! Some of you guys still act like this is 'easy'. "If you sleep, Desire grows in you Like a vine in the forest. Like a monkey in the forest You jump from tree to tree, Never finding the fruit - From life to life, Never finding peace. If you are filled with desire Your sorrows swell Like the grass after the rain. But if you subdue desire Your sorrows shall fall from you Like drops of water from a lotus flower." - Buddha
  21. "Left Without Words" just went up...if you're interested. ::Shrugs:: Hehehe, it cracks me up when people think I can't do both. Even when I often do.
  22. "Left Without Words 23" Oh God!!! Breathless and shivering, I had just woken up out of a near wet dream about Deme that was certain to cream all over my bed sheets! A few more seconds and I would totally have lost it. Had I not suddenly gotten excited enough to feel the pleasurable throbbing of my erect penis in my boxer briefs before exploding with a euphoric orgasm that I couldn't control...I'd be looking for some awkward reason to do a load a laundry before schoo
  23. Youtube decided to start censoring all gay teen short films, and wiping out all favorite lists that include anything that MIGHT make the gay youth feel okay and normal about who they are. Just out of nowhere, for no reason. Saying that it violated their 'child safety' rules and regulations. But that's bullshit! So I'll be posting ALL of the stuff that I had suddenly 'removed' from my youtube account without warning. You guys please feel free to stop me when you find a short film that you think is 'dangerous' (Their words, not mine) for gay teens. K? What's so offensive about liking and sharing the stuff that I find on Youtube? Why am *I* getting a strike on my account??? Wednesday is now "Gay Like Me" short film day. Since 'shame' is the agenda for those who don't have to live with it these days. Every week! Every Wednesday! I'll be right here with another one! FUCK those people! Seriously! These are all gay short films that I had on my account that, for some reason, they found so dangerous and offensive. Like I said...you tell me what YOU think about them, and why they needed to be erased from my account. Is *THIS* what they were so afraid of??? Maybe I'm missing something here. Enjoy! This week's Short Gay Film - "Rose Canyon"
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