Sunday, April 20, 2014

Zombie Jesus Day

This one goes out to all the ex-church-goers (like me):

Friday, April 18, 2014

The More You Know

So, if you want to get out of going to church on Easter Morning, just show your significant other the picture below, and tell them, "See Honey,  we don't have to go to church to celebrate Easter!"




Thursday, April 17, 2014

More posts soon!

Hello, Specters! I know it's been a while since I posted anything on the blog. Things have been very hectic at work lately, gearing up for the first issue in July. I just wanted to say I have not fallen off the face of the Earth, just been very busy. There will be more posts soon. I promise!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Visions

I had a fairly odd experience today. I was at the library, not doing much, when a black gentleman sat down next to me. He was tall, thin, with long dreadlocks and a small pointy beard. He looked at me as though considering something important, before speaking:
"You've had visions, haven't you?"
I told him I didn't quite now what he meant. He explained he meant exceptionally vivid dreams, that I had been having since I was a child, that proceeded to come true in some form or another. He described them as "downloads from God". That God was trying to tell me something. "You may not take them seriously, or other people may tell you that they're only dreams, but don't listen that. They are gifts." He spoke of sometimes the most vivid of daydreams are the closest thing to prophecies, that they give us keys to unlocking the future. He told to write down my dreams, as soon as they happened, describing them as "invisible ink - they fade over time." As he got up to leave, he turned to look at me and said, "You're gonna change the world. To make it a better place. Don't forget to write down your dreams." And he was gone.


Needless to say, this whole exchange left me a bit perplexed. The gentleman had seemed so intense in what he was saying, like he had to say it. It was a little eerie how he close to the truth he was about the vividness of my dreams, and other people's reactions when I described them. And in truth, I have always believed in the power of dreams, whether it be as inspiration for my art and writings, or, (for lack of a less dramatic word) predictions. A surprising number of my dreams have come true, but not in the typical sense. I have always felt that if a dream is a predication, it's going to be more symbolic than literal, as it has been with my dreams.


Now, I'd like to add something: I am in truth very skeptical of most things that could be considered "New Age" in tone. Very rarely have I seen evidence of there being anything other than the world right in front of us. But over the past year, I have grown less and less certain of that, the incident today just being another example of my growing uncertainty. Too many lucky breaks have come my way, one after another. A friend of mine at work keeps telling me that everything happens for a reason, and in my less cynical moments, I wonder if she's right. Anyway, I just to share this with you, Specters. Share your thoughts in the comment section, if you like.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

19th Birthday

"Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new." - Sammy Hagar
And start anew I shall. Big changes are happening in my life right now, and I couldn't be happier about it. The best part of it is I've got even more opportunity in front of me. The trick is daring to grasp it.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Obscure Ink Magazine

Hello, Specters. Something very exciting is going down in my life right now, and I thought I'd share the news with all of you. I have recently been hired as a writer/editor for the up-and-coming tattoo/body mod publication, Obscure Ink Magazine, that is being started by my friend Sean Hughes. Sean is also the owner of Sacred Ink Tattoos, the go-to place for tattoos and piercings here in Indiana, PA. Obscure Ink is being created with the idea in mind of letting lesser-known tattoo artists get the exposure the deserve for their talent. For a more in depth explanation, here's the man himself:

Obscure Ink Tattoo Magazine KickStarter Campaign Video from Brett McGinnis on Vimeo.
We do need help with that final push in regards to financing, so we've created a Kickstarter fund. I'm going to ask for your help, Specters, in either donating to the fund or simply helping to spread the word. This is a very exciting opportunity, and I cannot wait to see this thing hit the ground running.

Here's the link to the Kickstarter page:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1293819032/obscure-ink-magazine-tattoo-culture-and-lifestyle
And to the Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Obscureinkmagazine