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Sunday, April 19, 2015


Well, I have finally been able to purchase some of my books. I got one book that I've always wanted to see in print. I got Gracie's Odyssey, Let's Play Ball and Futuristic Fight-Club. I always wanted to see Gracie and her baby in print. It looks good, I must say! I was so thrilled when I got it, I made a video about it. The publisher had a bit of a problem with Futuristic Fight-Club, so I had to do that one all over again. Though I cannot imagine what kind of problem they had with it! It looks just as good as Gracie's Odyssey does! And I was not satisfied with how Let's Play Ball came out. So, I resubmitted that one. I should be getting it here in a few days so I can look it over once again and approve it for national distribution.

More good news is I finally finished INXS Goes to Mount St. Helens!! I finally got it perfected. I had to redo the pics for the story, and I even improved the story so that there is more action. I passed out freebie copies of this story on the old INXS Fan Forum back in 2005, when I first completed the story. But there was a reason I passed that out for free. The story that I passed out back then was nothing more than just a rough, experimental draft version of that story. I didn't even have the UMG Productions website back then. What I now have on the site is the completed story, all the rough parts taken out, I improved the drawings, I worked and re-worked everything in the story. I don't want to really make money off the backs of INXS, but I have to charge something, because the platform I use for ebooks charges me each time someone purchases a story. I try to keep anything I make off any INXS stories down to a barebones minimum. For this story, I only charge $3.99. The reason for that is I put a lot of work into those drawings!! So that is mostly what the people are paying for with that story. Though I have to confess, a lot of work went into writing the story too. I just didn't know how to end the story! Well, we all know how the story of INXS ends. Michael is gone. But after that, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the story. I just ended telling how influential INXS is to me.

Well a funny thing happened on this group I am a member of on Facebook. Today, the admin asked if Michael pulled up beside me on his motorcycle, and asked me to get on and where I would like to go, where would I have him take me. Well, my answer was of course, to Mount St. Helens. Just because I would LOVE to see his real reaction to seeing that mountain up close. Of course, I would want all the guys there as well to see it. I'd want to see all of their faces if they ever see the mountain. It is an awesome sight. Especially from the Johnston Ridge Observatory. In my story, I have the men looking at the mountain in awe when they first see it. I think it would be interesting to see their reaction to it in person and up close. When you see the mountain in pictures and videos, it's one thing. But to see it in person is quite another! It's impossible to describe! Pictures, no matter how close the photographer gets, do not do the mountain justice. There is just something about standing right in front of the mountain! You can stand there, and actually feel the power of nature. I grew up near the mountain, and seeing it still sends shivers up my spine!!! It's one of those things you just never get over. It's hypnotic. It's magnificent! It's awesome!! It's more than charisma! There is nothing in the world like it!

Well anyways. The story is finally finished, perfected and put up on the website! Download it here: http://www.umgproductions.com/2010/05/inxs-goes-to-mount-st-helens.html

Or, if you would rather wait for a printed version, I am going to offer this story, along with One Day in November and an unreleased INXS story I am currently working on in one big compilation book. I am now working on a story with just Jon Farriss. It starts with him being asleep on the sofa, and a dream he is having. I titled it "Jon's Nightmare", and it will be out soon, but only in this compilation book. I am starting to do that. I figure that's the best way to present some of these shorter stories that are too short to release on their own in printed form. A lot of people still like printed books, so that is why I want to offer stories like this in a compilation book. I have one compilation already out now, I call it Kooky Kritters. It's a compilation of the Dynamic Dogs, the Kooky Cagebirds, and a previously unreleased comic from 1992 called Marvelous Mammals. This compilation is available as an ebook as well as a printed book. It can be found here: http://www.umgproductions.com/2015/04/kooky-kritters.html

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Something I've Never Done!

LOL! Oh boy! I've been on a surge of going around Facebook asking people to become my Facebook friends. I normally don't do that. It is very rare usually for me to ask anyone to become my friend on Facebook. But this past week, I've been doing it much more than usual. Well, earlier last week, I got another request from someone, and that someone only spoke Spanish. That's all I ever seem to get, as friend requests go. They are INXS fans who only speak Spanish. Now, don't misunderstand me, I love ALL my friends. I love my Spanish-speaking friends as much as anyone else on my friends list. They are all very sweet people! But the problem is I can never read their posts!! I cannot interact with them because they only speak Spanish. I can't like their posts, or comment because they're posts are all in Spanish, and all their friends speak Spanish too. I don't know where they got the idea I speak Spanish! I only get by reading their posts because of Google Translate. But I regularly use Internet Explorer. Google Translate is not available on IE. It only works on Google Chrome, and I do not like using Google Chrome regularly! It takes forever to start!

Well, it's been very rare that the English speaking people I also like have asked me to become their Facebook friends. So this past week, I changed that. I went around and asked them. I normally hate doing that, because I almost feel like I am forcing myself on these people. I don't know why I always feel that way. But I do. I don't feel that way when someone asks me to become their facebook friend. I always welcome new friends with open arms. I tell them "Welcome to my world!" But for some odd reason, when I ask someone to be my friend on Facebook, I feel like I am forcing them into my world. I guess it stems back to when I was in 3rd grade and tried to make friends upon going to this new school. Sometimes those people would accept and be nice about it. But sometimes I got the occasional asshole who wouldn't let me become their friend. Or sometimes they would, and then betray my trust in some way down the road. I've had some people I thought were my friends, and I liked them very well, but after giving them all my loyalty and friendship, they did something horrible to me at one point or another. That I think is what has made me the person I am today. Not good!! LOL!!

Well, I've put in several friend requests. I just ask. I never expect anything. I don't beg, I can't force someone to accept, I just find people I like and ask them to become my Facebook friend. I put in the request saying they can accept it or reject it, that's fine. I had one person reject it today. But that is OK. I only have a few mutual friends with her. None of which are average INXS fans. But that's OK. I can expect that. Some people are fussy about who they allow onto their Facebook page. I have an aunt who is exactly the same. Still love her though! But she accepted my friend request and then realized she made a mistake. She has a thing where she only allows her immediate family (the family still living in Louisiana) to be one of her facebook friends. My ma is also somewhat fussy about who she accepts as a friend on Facebook. But she is a lot more open to it than my aunt. Well, I hope to add more people. I don't know how many more. It depends. If I find someone I like, I'll ask. Again, they can accept my request or reject it, it's fine. I hold no hard feelings towards those who reject. I just hope I remember down the road who they are, so I'll know not to ask them again. LOL! That would be kindof embarrassing! hehehe!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Most Moronic Manager

OMG! I am SO glad I no longer live in Bozeman!! Some time ago my sis told me that the old night manager, Larry, was kicked out of the complex. What a shame! He seemed like a nice person! I cannot imagine what he did that the new night manager hasn't done that would get Larry kicked out. Well, guess who the new night manager is? It's Roger Melvin! LOL!! Apparently the new apartment manager Janet has some kind of affinity to Roger. What she doesn't know is Roger is only nice to her because she is the manager, and he has to be nice to her. If she were just a regular tenant, he would be bitchy towards her too. Just like he's always been to all the other tenants. Roger seems to have some kind of unfortunate idea that he owns the complex, and that he can control who moves in and who does what in that building. Everyone knows he's crazy! No one likes him either. Like I said before, the man is never happy unless he is bitching about something.

Well I had a long chat yesterday with a new friend on Facebook who is also a resident in that complex. She thought Roger had singled her out and is just picking on her alone. But I told her no, he's not. He bitches at everyone. I told her about how he got on one of my YouTube videos a couple years back and made a comment, saying how ugly he thought I was and things like "you like pussy" and "so glad to be free of your ugliness" and "ugly" "ugly" "ugly". Every other word in his comment was about being ugly. LOL!! Made me laugh then, and I still laugh about it to this day. Poor old fart thought he was going to hurt my feelings! When in fact, the opposite happened. I know his type. I'm used to people like him. His comment only showed the last resort of a desperate man. I always laugh at that type of person. Because that is just 2 steps away from him killing himself. I think he's in the final step now. LOL! I know, I've been there myself. What stopped me was actually when "the Watcher" called me a stalking whale. I loved that compliment!! Made me feel so good!! I wanted to stick around so I can enjoy it!! Roger thought he was going to hurt my feelings by calling me things like "ugly" and "dogface". I love dogs! How is a name like "dogface" going to insult me? LOL! Some of the cutest animals on the planet also have doglike faces. Look at pteropods. Look at lemurs, kangaroos, foxes. Some of my favorite animals are "dog-faced". LOL! As for "ugly", well I never said I am supposed to look like a supermodel. GOD made me the way I am, and that's what I'll take. Ugly or not. It's who I am.

Well, it would be no surprise to me that Roger would accept a job such as night manager. He just wouldn't be himself if he hadn't. Someone like Roger Melvin give up a chance to bitch at and boss other people around, and get paid for it? And the fact the other tenants would have to listen to him or else risk getting evicted?? Oh no!! Roger's not going to give up an opportunity to do that!! That's the kind of thing he loves doing! He won't pass up that job for nothing in the world! No way!! This new friend even told me Roger has had sound recording devices on every floor! UGH! That too is no surprise to me. So now he gets to eavesdrop on other peoples' private conversations. Another thing I am sure Roger has always wanted to do. He hates it that now everyone in that building hates his guts. No one there will talk to him. So now, the only way he gets to hear the voices of someone besides himself is to record other tenants talking to each other, and pretend they are talking to him. And I can just picture Roger going to Janet first thing every morning, squealing like a little schoolroom sissy that so-n-so was talking about him the night before and he wants to have that person evicted.

Personally, I don't care what people think of me. When I left Bozeman, I was probably the most hated person in that building. But did I care about that? No. Even when I got back to Washington, I didn't care what they thought. They could have thought I was Jack the Ripper, it wouldn't have mattered to me. When Roger wrote that comment saying how relieved he was to be "free of my ugliness", do you think I cared if he was? No. I didn't. I didn't care if he was relieved, and I sure as hell didn't care if he thought I was ugly. Never going to matter to me. LOL! But apparently what other people think of Roger matters to him a great deal. He has yet to learn to just go about his own affairs, mind his own business and the hell with what other people think. Otherwise he would not have installed sound recording devices on all floors. I told my sis that if she ever finds out those devices are recording anything she says in her own apartment to get out of there! I don't care what she has to do, just pack the dogs and leave! I won't have them invading her privacy. She pays her rent, after that whatever she does is her own business. Not Roger's. Not the manager's. Not anyone's! Go to Missoula, go to Reno, she can even come here if she wants. But don't stay there if they are going to invade her space!! I hope she heeds that advice too.

If I were Janet, I wouldn't trust Roger. I don't trust him around the corner! I don't trust him as far as I can throw him! He's evil, vindictive, obnoxious, controlling, not to mention he is a moron. He'd do anything to be able to control people. If he has keys to every apartment in that building, I would worry! Because he may set some kind of booby trap while that person is away in their own apartment. Or go in their apartment to steal something. Who knows? But I am so glad I got out of there when I did! I'd be damned if I am going to ask for anything from Roger!! I'd rather sleep in my car! I'd rather die than to need anything from Roger!