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This coming winter will see the release of Darum #2 and shortly after that Darum #3.  This will hopefully lead to a regular schedule of releasing a book every other month.  Thank you to everyone who has stuck with me so far.  Good things are coming.
I have just confirmed some awesome news tonight.  I will give the details once I have the go ahead from my business partner.
I don't know who is still following me here however for those of you who have been itching to hear some news from me you can now rest assured that the waiting has been worth it.

Darum: Captain of the stars is finished and you can purchase it over at Indyplanet.com.  If you are a fan of space opera and the old television serials you are sure to love this comic book.  It has action,adventure,alien worlds and strange beings.  In short it's the science fiction comic book you have been waiting for.

Head on over to Indyplanet and buy yourself a copy or five.
My comic Darum is being worked on at the moment and we are hoping to have it finished within the next three and a half weeks.  It's shaping up quite nicely and the images we have so far are awesome, I will post up a few once we have them completely finished.

We are hoping to have the first issue out by the time we work our booth at the Washington county fair in St. George next month.  If not we are at least going to be showing some promotional material to get people excited about the comic.  This next month or so is going to be quite exciting.
One of the comic companies I work for was able to run a successful Kickstarter campaign for one of their titles.
What does this mean for me you ask?  Well since they were not only able to meet their goal but their stretch goal as well that means that many more titles will become available this year, one of those titles being the comic I am writing for them.

So hopefully sometime this summer you will be finally seeing one of my stories being released.  I am sure to that some of you may be saying: "Well it's about fucking time."  Rest assured your patience will pay off.
I will be trying to update my journal with some of the projects I am currently engaged in.  I figure this is a good way to keep it current. 

Keep checking back periodically to see what is going on.
Why is it that mankind has a need to better then someone? I have found this is inherent in everyone in some form or another.
Whether it's something small like getting the last word in or something big like making someone look like an ass in order to make yourself look great, why is it that we have this need to be on top of the pile?

I have yet to meet the exception to this(and yes I include myself in this equation).  Human beings seem to have this need to stand on top of everything on the backs of others.

Does it mean that human beings are inherently selfish? or are we simply programmed this way, this is something I've been pondering the last few months.
Just decided to write some things down so that people don't think that I've dropped off of the face of the earth.  I've mainly had some various writing projects going on both musical and some comic book stuff and things have been very creative.

I also find that it's been helping with my piece of mind.  As long as I am doing these things I feel much better and I don't really care what others think of me which is a huge load off of my mind.

Either way know that I am still here and that I will be plaguing your lives for years to come. :)
Do you ever feel like you hit a wall when you're trying to discuss a fan based thing logically to someone?  Now I do know a lot of emotions come into play especially when you're talking about something that someone is obviously a fan of.

However when you try to point out the inconsistencies in something it seems that no matter how much logic you put into your argument the person who is a fan of said thing will not hear you or even acknowledge the fact that your logic is sound.
Nope they then take it as an attack on their person and start mocking the stuff that you love because they feel you are being mean to them so they are going to get back at you.  I even try to start out by letting them know that it's only my opinion however apparently that little nugget of information went out the door once you said something about their favorite thing.

I for one am willing to accept that many people don't like the things I do and I acknowledge their reasons for doing so, I guess I just wish that sometimes they would do the same.
This is more a note to myself however I'm showing others so maybe they will smack me into shape, I need to start finding my inspiration again and start working towards many of the goals I have set for myself, I want to quit getting sidetracked by my ADD like tendencies.

It's time to buckle down and work towards my goals again.
What is it to truly be an individual in this day and age? so many people have different views on what this is and many of them conflict with each other.

I mean we are told since we are young to express ourselves and be who we are yet if we do this we are told we are outside the norm or weird, it very much seems like a double edged sword here in which you are damned if you do and damned if you don't.  It seems to me that it doesn't matter what choice you make that you have already inevitably made enemies because you didn't do it the way they had written it for you in their so called theater of life.

So once again my question to you all is "what is it truly to be an individual?"
I'm sure many of you have noticed that many people claim to be open minded however they seem to bring out the hate train really quick when you give them an alternate opinion.  I mean isn't that what open mindedness is supposed to be all about? showing people that you are open to other opinions that aren't your own?

It really does seem that many people get up in arms if you don't totally and utterly agree with them on most everything, it seems they want to tinge of individuality but not so much that you are your own person almost more like their person who has a short leash on.

I'm not angry at this I just find it's really weird the contradictions that people really don't see themselves getting into.
I was watching the old cartoon version of the hobbit the other night and I've learned several things while re-watching it

1.The Dwarves are Douches to Bilbo
2.Gandalf is a Douche to everyone
3.All the side characters and Bad guys are Douches to Bilbo

My conclusion?
Bilbo should have stayed home and told them to do it their damn selves those selfish bastards :)
Let's see who reads this entirely... leave me a one word comment that best describes me, using the SECOND letter of your FIRST name. It can only be ONE word. Then copy and paste this to your journal so I can leave a word about you. Don't just put a word and not copy, that's no fun. This should prove to be interesting or make my day.
Most of this month has actually been pretty normal and things were going fairly well till about a week ago I started getting pains in my stomach, I unfortunately thought nothing of it at first and blew it off as the flu coming in, boy did I make a mistake, I wake up one miserable morning barely able to move and then I told my family about it, they rushed me over to the hospital and as it turns out I had acute appendicitis, what I wonderful way to kick off the thanksgiving weekend, though the good news which shows that the good lord is helping me out is that had I not made it there right when I did I may not even be here to let you know about it today.

Needless to say the surgery went well and my appendix was removed, the thing that sucks is that now there's the painful recoup period, all in all though to be alive and bitch about the whole thing is a blessing to me, so if I have to waddle like an old man, eat like a bird and feel as if something is pulling against my stomach well that's a small price to pay for the fact that I'm alive
I find it funny that every year now for I don't how many years it seems we seem to forget that holiday in between Halloween and Christmas, oh what's it called? oh yeah Thanksgiving.
You know that silly little holiday where the family gets together, shares some good moments(for those with stable home lives, no offense to those who don't) and basically we stuff our craws until we can't have another thing, nobody wants to remember this silly little thing do they?

If your sensing a lot of Sarcasm here you would be correct, I'm currently having to shake my head at all the people who seem to move right on in to Christmas mode as soon as Halloween is over, the stores are even worse, playing Christmas music and having sales for it as soon as the costumes come off, I mean damn it all, the turkey needs recognition people.  So for those of you who care at least a small iota let's try and remember that there is an important holiday between the one's everyone seems to go gaga over.

I thank those who are able to stick through this rant.
This is more my own personal crusade but I would like others to join me in it if possible, from now on I refuse to see any movie that's a remake, Hollywood is getting too damn lazy and it seems like every other damn movie that comes out is a remake of another movie.

For instance we have three musketeers, Footloose and The thing in theaters at the same time and yes they are all remakes, I for one am sick and tired of this and I want to see some effort put into some original idea's.
I know some of you would make the argument that there are no original idea's anymore, regardless of this I still like to see people using their own imaginations, their own idea's and quit remaking every which movie under the sun.
I know they can come up with some decent material on their own but no they want to take the easy road and profit on someone else's  hard work.

For those interested join me in this form of protest to stop Hollywood from being lazy, Let us stop going to see remakes so that Hollywood will get the message that we want to see something different.
This is to let those of you who are saying where in the hell is that Jared guy know that I am still here and very much active I'm just too much of a lazy bastard to let you know, posting is my enemy and I will smite thee.

Either way I'm either alive or you must double tap me cause I'm a flesh eating Zombie, Booga booga
There are some people who are getting fake on dA.>_> They only want posts, comments, or to see how many friends and page views they can get. So let's see who will actually re-post this. This is a test to see who's paying attention. This is a test to see how many people in my friends list actually pay attention to me. Copy and re-post in your own bulletin. Lets see who the true friends are and I think I know who you are... Re-post this if you are a friend... Don't reply... just copy and paste this in a new bulletin as "Fake Friends."
I'd like to take this opportunity to ask people to give me their individual top ten picks for comic book storylines, here are mine so far, not in any particular order.

Crisis on infinite earths
Wolverine original miniseries
Green Lantern:Rebirth
Flash:Rebirth
Flash:blood will run
Flash:brightest day
Justice League:brightest day
Death of Superman
Batman:Knightfall
Flash:rogues war