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Just finished a 3 day tour at Steel City Con in Monroeville, signing copies of my books and freely dispensing promotional materials...as fun as it was, all I am now is sick and tired.

It was all going well until "Paul" showed up a day late, set up during show hours, then began blowing smoke from his vapor pen while he bragged to anyone who would listen about how he mooched a free table because he is "friends with the owner".
That's a slap in the face to all of us who paid our fees and followed the rules but, aside from that disgusting vapor pen, Paul's constant (and I do mean constant) jokes about how I should pack up and leave early so he could mooch my table as well, wore very thin over the two days I was stuck with him.
It was only Paul's absence during his frequent, prolonged "smoke breaks" that made him tolerable.

It seems extremely unlikely at this point but if I do business with Steel City Con  again, I hope they stuff their freeloading friends as far away from me as possible.

courtyard fountain by master-ninjabear
courtyard fountain
The Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Shot with a Kodak 1-use waterproof camera,
Autumn 2013
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PPG With Trigger Guard by master-ninjabear
PPG With Trigger Guard
Many of you know it's a pet peeve of mine---the trigger guard, and it's proper use.
The reason for it should be obvious, so I decided to add the simple safety feature to one of my favorite sci-fi weapons.

Having no real artistic talent, I drew this in Microsoft Paint.
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Bucket of Badges by master-ninjabear
Bucket of Badges
Yeah, that's a one gallon ice cream bucket, and I'm nowhere near finished.
I designed the logo and made the button art myself.
As freebies go, these are pretty cool.
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Yesterday, as I was getting read to go out I felt a "pop" above my left eye, then a bit of a headache...eh, whatever.
As I bent over to tie my boots, a nosebleed started---I'm running for the bus as it is, don't have time for this crap so I stop the nosebleed, tie my bootstraps and beat feet to the bus stop.

That evening I was having coffee with a friend, who put all the symptoms together for me;
it's possible I had a micro-stroke.
She would know, she's a stroke survivor, and from reading my mother's medical texts I know my friend could be right.
I also know that micro-strokes can indicate a more serious problem.
Oh I know it's a lot of conjecture based on very little evidence, but I'm not wasting time going to see a doctor who is just going to tell me I'm fat.
In fact frell doctors, I'm going to have me some fun and if I do stroke out, so be it.

Just finished a 3 day tour at Steel City Con in Monroeville, signing copies of my books and freely dispensing promotional materials...as fun as it was, all I am now is sick and tired.

It was all going well until "Paul" showed up a day late, set up during show hours, then began blowing smoke from his vapor pen while he bragged to anyone who would listen about how he mooched a free table because he is "friends with the owner".
That's a slap in the face to all of us who paid our fees and followed the rules but, aside from that disgusting vapor pen, Paul's constant (and I do mean constant) jokes about how I should pack up and leave early so he could mooch my table as well, wore very thin over the two days I was stuck with him.
It was only Paul's absence during his frequent, prolonged "smoke breaks" that made him tolerable.

It seems extremely unlikely at this point but if I do business with Steel City Con  again, I hope they stuff their freeloading friends as far away from me as possible.

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Frustrated by pencil, charcoals, ink & paint, I turned first to model building, then to photography, then to my true joy, wooden toys.
Had to give up all of this as I went blind, but modern medicine and a "borg implant" allow me to pursue some of my passions again; though my one true talent is painting pictures with words---the mind's eye is my canvas.
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Nicholas2004 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Thank you for watching and faving!
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scifilicious Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Artist
Happy ***2015*** bear: scifilicious.deviantart.com/ar… 
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Alucard234564 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student General Artist
It's sad about what happened to your eyes like that, very inspiring!:D
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you, I appreciate your support.
Before I start whining poor, poor, pitiful me, I remind myself there are a lot of people far worse off than I.
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Alucard234564 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Like me, I'm currently dead
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
"Well you're dead, but you're not 'dead' dead cuz you're still here, aren'cha?"
Dave Lister to Arnold Rimmer,
on the BBC series Red Dwarf
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NEWATLAS7 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Thanks for the :+devwatch:! :)
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Seridan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the Watch!
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