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It's been awhile since the last update, mainly because this summer has been damn busy. Still, there's a lot of cool stuff going on. Before we get to the updates available on this site, you might want to jump over to www.click-flick.com and check out L'Ecrivain once again. Click-Flick runs a contest, and you have another 40 or so days to vote for L'Ecrivain. So help a brother out, man. On another note, Sarah and I finally got the Urban Legends: Electronic Art Exhibit up, so jump over there and check it out. Now for the latest goodies available here: I've decided to post my stories, due to popular demand and sheer frustration at the print industry. If you are from a print zine or journal and want any of this stuff, it comes cheap, but I've decided nobody will ever read my stuff if I wait until I can pick the right editor from the sea of editors and journals and zines and such out there. Plus, I get more circulation than most small literary zines on this site alone, so I've taken the leap. First up is the beginning of my Tarradiddle collection: Mister, Mutt, Uncle Ned, Tenderness, and Plastic. Hopefully you'll dig 'em. I also posted another image/text piece that Sarah and I collaborated on, WANT. Sarah did some way cool stuff with these retro architecture images and digital collage. That's about it. We've been working hard to make even more cool web content for you to check out, so keep an eye out for new stuff coming this fall. I'm going to work hard to keep the fiction rolling out on here. I have a bunch waiting in the wings, so let me know what you like and I'll post more of that kind of thing.
May 23, 2000
Well, IFilm has finally posted our flicks, so go there, watch them and give them good ratings. You can check out Bad Neighbor for the first time over the web, and L'Ecrivain is up there, too. They did a great job compressing them, and the RealPlayer versions work great even over 56K connections. So there are no excuses... Check them out.
Before May 23, 2000
I just put Autoerotica up. It's a comic drawn by Mike Peutz and based on a sudden fiction I wrote. I rewrote the story to fit the comic format, and I think it came out pretty good. You can either view the files online, or download hi-rez versions to print. Spread this baby around. Oh, and it's based on a true story. That makes it even creepier.
Before that, I put up a Real Video version of L'Ecrivain, a short film I made for a class called "Writing the Image." We explored the connections between text and image. The movie is a quick little piece about a writer (played by yours truly) doing what he does best -- writing. It's also all done in stop-motion photography, which makes it kind of weird looking. But in the best possible way.
I posted a few more links, and added descriptions to my Links page, which I should have done a long time ago, but didn't. Check out Brian's page; he's a way cool guy. I only link to people I know, so if you want me to link to your page, send me an email and get to know me.
I don't update this page a whole lot, but keep checking back. Soon we're going to get Bad Neighbor: An Urban Legend posted. That's another film I worked on. Also, I will be linking to Sarah Wichlacz's Urban Legends art show, a virtual gallery that is so cool you'll pee yourself.
And, as always, there's more in the works. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. Thanks for stopping by.
Take it easy,
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