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Music

Puscifer: The Humbling River

SDMcKinley.com presents The Humbling River by Puscifer. I really like this song, some might say a little sad or depressing. I say it’s, just like the title says. . .humbling. We could all use a little of that, huh?. It gives a wonderful fantasy book vibe, so that’s like the whipped icing on the cake.

Artist:Puscifer
Genre:Soft Alternative Rock
Length:5:05
Versions:The Humbling River,
The Humbling River (Nagual del Judith Mix),
The Humbling River (Duet mix)
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Music Resources

Misc Miscellany

Happy Tuesday guys. My links itch is itching quite badly today, especially after skipping Friday Fun links last Friday. How is your week going, so far? Mine is going quite smooth. Thank ye! Enjoy some re-posts, below:

For the softer side of metal, with a cover of Floods (Pantera) by Jamie Jensen ( I believe anyone can enjoy this ).

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Opinion Promotions

Ramble Ramble: Mumble Bumble Bench Bench Party Party

So with the end of October approaching and Halloween just around the corner, I’m excited about celebrating with our beloved newborn that is just over one month old. We won’t let any of the things going on stop us from having a good time, but we will be taking the necessary precautions. I compare it to waking up in the morning. Even that is risky business.

Last week I posted a semi-hiatus message about lessening the frequency of posts on this blog and that was my every intention ( I’m a little coocoo like that sometimes ). At the time I felt like I was getting nowhere with my writing efforts and spending too much time on posting. Once I start something, I feel like the ball rolling on Indiana Jones:

Indiana Jones GIFs | Tenor
I am BB. BB is me, I roll along after I start on something. Let’s call it a gift.

On top of that, in my efforts to come up with ideas about what to post on this blog, my mind turned everything it could find into an idea about a blog post, which is probably just a gift in a bad disguise. Unless you are full-time blogger, it is not well. I like to promote wellness.

See: Blogging: Enjoyable Hobby, or Cruel Addiction? @ RU Creative Blogging FA13 regarding blogging addiction warning signs.

It’s one of the addictive qualities of this medium, along with quick gratification of comments and likes vs. the long grueling work that it takes to write a book. Make no mistake, I’m falling in love with the process of writing a book all over again, even more so than when I wrote book #1, as I felt a bit scrambled at times with it, just to get the idea out there.

Speaking of writing, I haven’t done a promotional post for quite some time. So, I will sneak it in here. A big part of me honestly doesn’t like self-promoting at all, but an even bigger part of me will wail, holler and be a kicking, screaming child in the corner if it feels like my work is going too un-noticed without doing something about it. So where am I at with LJ and Rom book #2? I’m somewhere between an eighth and a quarter of the way through writing the manuscript, which is way more perfect than a manuscript ever should be. It cannot be rushed. I feel really good about it. My writing has evolved. I know there is a ton of work left to go. I left book #1 in quite of a cliffhanger, but not without the main problem of the plot being resolved. It was quite of a challenge for me to work the story of book #2 out of that cliffhanger / trap, but it is heading in a solid direction. Questions will be answered, but such is life when we have some questions answered, bigger questions will reveal themselves and cloud our satisfaction of having a simple answer for a simple question. The dust shall settle.

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Creative Methods Memories On Art Resources

On ‘A Scanner Darkly’ by Philip K. Dick

A Scanner Darkly © WARNER BROS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

WARNING: Some elements of this post are NSFW, as also the suggestive themes and premise of this book and movie. The movie is Rated R for drug and sexual content, language and a brief violent image.

S.D. McKinley.com presents a quick dive into the book and film, A Scanner Darkly.

I must not have been as big of a fanatic I thought I was about the story A Scanner Darkly, because I just learned that the movie was first a book by Philip K. Dick.

NSFW Video clip of the movie A Scanner Darkly. I am not the creator of this video.
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Music

Metal vs Dubstep in Pendulum ft. In Flames – Self Vs Self

SDMcKinley.com presents Pendulum ft. In Flames coming together in purity with Self Vs Self. This isn’t just dubstep ( albeit when Pendulum creates music, it’s some of the finest in my opinion ). This isn’t just metal. It is a mashup in one of it’s most curated forms in both genres in something that is simply magical. Saying anymore about it would taint it, I’m afraid.

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Music Resources

Friday Fun Link #4

No, that’s not a typo in the post name, I won’t be spending the time today on gathering interesting links for you like I have the past couple of weeks – I am a new father as of yesterday ( if you are wondering, everything is going well ), so my time will be spent toward the two most important people in my life.

BUT, hopefully this will make up the difference. SDMcKinley.com presents Dub FX, Live at EXIT Festival (2014):

A little background on Dub Fx, he started on the streets with his looper and self-made beat box noises and created whole songs ( with the help of effects pedals ) using only his voice. If you like this concert, there are some other, earlier videos of his that will blow your mind. If you haven’t heard of him, go enlighten yourself.

And in case you missed the music videos in the other Friday Fun posts, go check them out. Have a great weekend and happy Friday.

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Music Resources

Friday Fun Links #2

Post your self promotion or other links ( this post only ) in the comments below, GIFs, doesn’t matter. I’ve been blog surfing and here are some cool links / blogs I have come across lately. HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

8 kind of traps for indie authors10 Ways to Find Stillness in Turbulent TimesGrungy “Accelerationism”A Neon GenesisThe Crystal Heist by Joanna White #BookTour and #Giveaway #FantasyThe stories that inspire us – Half-Life22 years later, Half-Life’s influence is still being feltHyperreality PrevailsA Sneak Peek of Swinging SanityDUNE trailer to be released on 9 SeptemberDamn it’s Muggid Outside…Humanly11 places for thrifty bookworms to download free e-booksGET OUT OF THE WAY!housing haunted housing

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Opinion

Video Repost: I read every Halo novel – Polygon.com

With an entertaining video about his journey, Brian from Polygon read every Halo Novel in a year. Some of them (presumptuously) he enjoyed and others he did not and he provides a brief on each book:
( warning: occasional potentially offensive language )

The one thing that is certain is now he is a Halo lore expert and he cut his mustache off.