January 5, 2004
Well, I'm back and not dead. Does anyone come
to this site? Hm. Oh yeah the scam thing.
Well, I've had suspicions about poetry.com
since the beginning but being published
sounded pretty good. Thanks to a friendly
e-mail I can now confirm to you (if you were
under a rock like I was) that poetry.com is
a huge scam. They make you pay 70 bucks for
their crappy books that your poem is "published"
in, claim you are so great, and today I got an
invitation to a "convention" in Florida and
all it'll cost me is just 600 bucks. Well, all
they got out of me was the $10 deposit on the
book. Ha. So anyway you should steer clear of
the site. I don't know if I'll write anymore
poetry though. I feel so cheapened by this whole
experience. They had me thinking I was good,
bastards. That is until I read the other poems
in that book. Geez. Maybe I'll write again. If I
can prove to be good enough to myself. Meh.
I've decided to stop my writing method of
"A.E.S.O.P." as it currently is (episodes). I'm
now writing it as a book. Mainly because, well,
I want to do it like that. So when I finish
converting the episodes into a book (chapters)
I'll have them up.
October 10, 2003
Sorry, lack of updates and all. I put up a new poem,
it's called "So In Love". Check it out.
September 13, 2003
The original idea was to have a my friend Jazz
draw up the pics for the characters in my stories,
but he's been busy and hasn't had a chance to do it.
I'm not the greatest artist, but I put up a pic in the
Art section of Whispers from Heaven. So, check it
August 24, 2003
New site layout! Yeah it sucks but hey I'm
still working on my html skills. I've gone through
the site checking everything but if you find any
errors, let me know.
In other news, I submitted my poem "Come With
Me (Journey)" to Poetry.com and I'm a semi-finalist
in their monthly contest. Not only that, it will
also be published in their new poetry book
entitled Eternal Potraits due out sometime this fall.
Not too shabby, eh?
August 13, 2003
Things haven't exactly been going according
to plan. I haven't gotten a chance to even start
the new parts of either story to be honest. I'm
wrapped up in other things at this point in time
but they WILL get done. I'm actually focused on
advancing my HTML skills. As you can see from
this site, I need a LOT of work:)
My future plans as of this moment are to keep
this site up and running and maybe revamp it a
little. My immediate attention though may be to
start another site to supply translation patches
for various platforms. Sort of a hobby/passion/
something I've been meaning to do type of thing.
Last but not least, I hadn't been to Fanfiction.net
until recently and it seems they no longer host
Orginal Fiction. So, my stories have been moved to
a sort of sister-site called Fiction Press.
They even supply you with your own short url.
This is mine www.fictionpress.com/~rukus
. You can find my stories there, and some of
my poetry. Heh
So In Love