Update: Hairy Tarantula Autumn Sale

For anyone in the Toronto area (or willing to take a road trip/international flight) who’s interested, my favourite downtown nerd shop the Hairy Tarantula is having their Autumn Sale!

Although I haven’t had a chance to examine their inventory lately as I’m currently enjoying the un-sunshine here in beautiful Vancouver, Hairy T usually carries Palladium Books products and may still have copies of The Rifter #64 or #66, both of which contain short fiction by yours truly!

RPG books are 40% off according to the discount list, so feel free to drop by and grab one for almost half price – and if they’re all out, make sure to demand more Brett Caron fiction! I’m not advocating public nudity in every situation that may arise, but I guarantee they’ll remember you if you take your pants off.

Cheers.

Update: New Article Up On The Huffington Post, The Rifter #66 Inbound!

The new post I hinted at a short while ago has arrived. I’ll repost it on this blog eventually, but for now you can find it on the Huffington Post here. It’s a heroic tale of man vs. meat, replete with bad decisions and unflappable willpower.

In other news, Palladium Books’ The Rifter #66 (containing a short story by me, Skipping Stones) will be shipping soon! You can order it from their online store here.

I’ll be updating soon with new developments, maybe some more writing exercises from my adoptive group here in Vancouver. I’ve verified that they are indeed legitimate writers because we all procrastinate like champions. Keep an eye out, but don’t hold your breath!

Will The Tide Ever Come In?

I’ve been making some new friends out here. The other day someone asked if I’d be interested in joining a writing circle; after leaving behind the old Writer’s Bloc in Toronto I was happy to give it a try. It’ll be neat to have some people to bounce ideas off of, work on copy with. I can’t wait to get started.

My first assignment is to write something not more than 48 lines containing the following words:

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Update: Vancouver, Huffington Post, and More!

The move to Vancouver went reasonably well, without any glaring flaws. I’m the sort of person that always leaves one thing behind, and it looks like I escaped this time without incident. I had to leave a couple of things behind for space and weight reasons, but most of everything I own fit into three bags and a satchel. Yay?
I’ve been somewhat lucky inasmuch as there’s been almost as much sun as there has rain since I’ve been here. I keep telling myself not to get my spirits up too much; the annual average is more than 161 days of rain every year, and it’s not exactly an every-other-day, Monday sunny/Tuesday rainy/repeat scenario. I console myself through reminders that I haven’t seen the slightest hint of snow since I arrived. Not reminding myself, mind you – just friends and family back in Toronto whom I wish to torment.
Speaking of Toronto, I’m working very closely with my good friend Danny Sedore, a filmmaker and all-around awesome human being, on a new project. Details will follow, no later than March for an update, but as of right now it looks like there’s some seriously exciting news coming at you guys. Stay tuned.
Finally, my article ‘The Gen Y Inheritance’ is now running on the Huffington Post! You can view it here. I’m humbled to be included as a Huffington Post blogger, and thanks to everyone on the team!
To all my Torontonians, I miss you. I’ve lived all over your city, and that means that even all the way out here it’s easy for me to adapt and feel comfortable. After all, one apartment is much like another – even if you can see mountains from your balcony. All that said, the city doesn’t feel like home yet. 
I’m having an amazing time learning this new place, its people, and the ins-and-outs of living here. I’m working on new and interesting projects with great teams, and these are the things I want to share with you. So keep an eye out, no matter what time zone you’re in!
Cheers.

Movember: Week Three – Making a Strand

MOVEMBER LOG: DAY 21

It’s been a productive week. I’ve performed my first set of stand-up comedy, had some writing projects take off in a big way (details coming in the future), and I’ve changed up my routes for afternoon walks and commuting.

The last one might seem odd until you see the photo. Simply put, I think that it’ll be best to stay away from playgrounds and schools until December.

I have to admit that I sorta like wearing a moustache. As much as I’m looking forward to growing my beard back in December, there’s a serious temptation on my part to just grow this out into the most walrus-ey monster of a ‘stache that I’m capable of cultivating.

There’s not much more to say at the moment. If you haven’t had a chance to check out some of this month’s posts, you can view my thoughts on the downward spiral that is The Simpsons, and see what all the fuss over Toronto hip hop artist AndrewLIVE’s new album is about.

As before, you can check out my Movember profile and donate to the cause here.

Coming soon:

  • My story “A Cold Night, Dead Past” will be featured in Palladium Books’ The Rifter #64, hopefully being released in the next couple of weeks. I’m waiting with baited breath.
  • A new post on Tuesday, December 3 – as well as another end-of-Movember update on Friday, November 29.
  • More news as it becomes available!

20 Meaningful Tattoos Ruined by Spelling Errors

Ah, the tattoo. Whether scratched with pen ink into a prison inmate’s forearm so everyone knows that the new fish is Big Gerry’s Bitch, or drawn carefully across the top of a drunk college girl’s ass to be discovered at the end of the frat house sex party, they have different meanings to all of us. Only sometimes, these tattoos go horribly wrong.

These are their stories.

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Update: Pacific Rim Article Down!

Hi everyone,

Unfortunately, shortly after I posted an article earlier today it disappeared. The link led to an ‘unavailable’ page, and I’m waiting on feedback from Blogger to try and fix the issue, see if they have a way of solving this problem.

Of course, if they can’t, then I’m out a post this week. To make up for it, if I can’t get the post back up by the end of the week then I’ll post something new next Tuesday. Who knows, I might even resist the urge to smash my computer in frustration before then!

See you soon.