"I don't have all the answers, but I certainly have a lot of questions." - meCurrent Residence:
Canada, eh? Why am I here?
because it kept coming up in Google searches for the words "Centaur" and "Kentauride." Since I'm currently in the process of writing a trilogy that features a young Kentauride in a modern setting, this seemed to be the place to hang out.
The first two books in the series are available at Amazon in Kindle form, with printed versions expected
late summer 2014
Book three is scheduled for some time in the foreseeable future...
Tanita and Tanus, both Centaurs, are my OCs, as are Mark, David and Chloe who are all "normal," meaning that they buy shoes one pair at a time...
I'm also an avid transportation fanatic, do motorsports photography
, ferroequinology photography, some basic photography (animals and landscapes mostly) and some freehand sketching on occasion. All of my submissions have ratings, some are free for you to do as you please with, others I'd rather not be used for commercial purposes because they may have trademarks or such that I cannot grant you rights for, and lastly some are personal and are shared simply because someone asked. I would respectfully request that you heed the rating as they are posted for each submission; just because one image is free for you to use doesn't mean that all are.
I have several hundred thousand images stored on UDO and DDS media. Unfortunately the database linking to these images was lost due to bit rot (data corruption), so it is not a simple task to find anything; if I have promised to find an image for you, please be patient, as it can be very time consuming and I do have a day job. Lastly, I do not Photoshop any of my images
, what you see is what I shot, unless otherwise indicated. Thanks.
I am very open to comments and critiques, and encourage constructive criticism.
If you didn't like it, tell me why,
and I'll try and do better next time. I make every attempt to be fair and constructive in my comments, I appreciate it when others to do the same. I tend to use a lot of quotes in my posts, I collect quotes and use them liberally.
Also, if I should die, please do not
let my wife sell my diecast or model train collections for what she thinks I paid for them.Operating System:
OSX, Solaris 10, Mint LinuxMP3 player of choice:
antique iPod, sometimes my MacBook ProShell of choice:
Bourne (or BASH)Wallpaper of choice:
It would take too much room to explain... Skin of choice:
Pirelli P-Zero... wait, is that skin or skins?Favourite cartoon character:
Rubine, also Taarna (from the original Heavy Metal)Dumbest thing I can remember doing:
Getting completely airborne in an '87 VW FoxSmartest thing I can remember doing:
Convincing my then girlfriend to move in with meStrangest thing I can remember doing:
Reading the entire "Mission Earth" series by L. Ron Hubbard.Greatest accomplishment:
My sonPersonal Quote:
You should never attempt to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and it annoys the pig.Iconoclasm:
I've thought of myself as an iconoclast ever since I first looked up the definition, some time ago. When I say iconoclast, I mean it in the nonconformist way, not
one who destroys church property. I've always challenged the status quo, and nothing annoys me more than "That's the way we've always done it,"
with the possible exception of "That's not my job"
and "Do you know who I am?"
In my opinion, everyone deserves respect;
some may have earned a bit more, but those who demand
it deserve it just a bit less.
Favourite Visual Artist
Ernst Fuchs (Living) / William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) / Patrick Nagel
The first Star Wars, where Han Solo shoots first
Favourite TV Shows
Babylon 5, Hill Street Blues, Soap, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Firefly, Veronica Mars, The Blacklist
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Rush, BNL, Matchbox 20, too many to pick a favorite
WorldWar Series-Turtledove, Perdido Street Station-China Miéville, Red Storm Rising-Clancy, The Amtrak Wars series-Patrick Tilly
China Miéville, Harry Turtledove, Lilith Saintcrow, Douglas Adams, how can I pick just one?
Avalon Hill games
Favourite Gaming Platform
An aircooled Porsche 911; the volume control is the pedal on the right.
Tools of the Trade
Coffee, lots of it
Trains, planes and automobiles. Also music, reading, writing and photography.