Dearest And Sincerest Apologies

Oy, my aching kidneys!  Life hit me with a cheap shot and I’ve been reeling from it for a while now.

First of all, in case you aren’t related to me and therefore weren’t at the Housewarming party for the new house we held back in August:

I am officially a Married Man!

That’s right, my fiancée and I finally got off our asses and signed the papers.  I’ll see about giving you all the full story soon; it’s charming and amusing.

But anyway, long story short: The new Wifey’s been sick, I’ve been hammered at the work and I’m struggling to catch up, I’ve been doing a lot of behind-the-scenes work for the Writer’s Chatroom, and I’ve been writing legit manuscripts insanely all month.

That’s the main reason you haven’t heard much of me this whole month (or at all, really; sorry) aside from a bit on Facebook and Twitter.  The bad news is, as I said, I haven’t given you a whole lot of product here on the site lately; for that I apologize.  The good news is that, combined in the three stories I’m currently spreading my time on, I’ve written over fifty thousand words in the month of December.  That’s almost an entire novel worth of writing…except of course it’s spread among a novel I’d just started (which has 40,000 of the 50,000+), and the rest were thrown onto less-full works.

I hope to be getting back into the swing of things.  I usually catch up to things on Holidays, but Thanksgiving was spent normally with family.  Christmas will be spent working, but with very little to do actually do at work, so I should be able to catch up a bit then.

Thanks for your continued support and readership!


I Pray You Find This Cute

The other day my fiancée and I were doing some grocery shopping in the late night/early morning timeframe.  When we came out to put the stuff in my van we found a new little friend waiting for us.  It was a Praying Mantis, only the second one I’ve ever seen in my life (aside from pictures in books and online, of course).

So we got some video of it, here’s us playing it and discussing our incredibly limited knowledge of Praying Mantisessses…uhh, Praying Manti?  What the hell is the plural for Mantis?  Well whatever; we don’t shit about them, but they’re cute little buggers (haha, buggers, get it?).

My fiance made me a deal, too.  I’d leave the audio in if I put up this video…watch it carefully as I give it a close up and it gives me an even-closer up.


I’m willing to admit I screamed like a little bitch when it jumped at me, so what? =p

Photopost: Animals and a Bitchido Video

Have you seen the movie inception?  It’s all about dreams within dreams, or something like that.  Well our first picture is kind of like that, it’s a dog within a dog…it’s Dogception!

Another little pooch…

I think it's gone now...

Or…maybe not:

Any more room on that lap?

I'm hiding from a spider, what're you doing?

You see what?

Oh, I see them now, too.

And finally we have Nature’s rapists…

Bunny Logic: No means yes and Yes means harder.

One more thing, actually…

I recently made a bit of a blog talking about the somewhat recent re-legalization of slaughterhouses for horses.  Give it a look if you have any interest in horses.


Bitchido’s Videos: Angry Brids (Live Action)

Today we have a new video on the Bitchido Youtube Channel.  I took it while eating lunch at work one day.  The bird in the video seems hell-bent on destroying the window.  It’s kind of like a live-action version of the Angry Birds game.

Enjoy the animal revelry!


Bitchido’s Videos: Chicken Heating Master

We’ve got our second video up on the Youtube account.  This one isn’t as political as the first one, it’s just humorous.  I hope you all enjoy it.

I was originally forwarded the picture on Facebook some time ago.  If you are the originator of that picture, use the form to the right to give me your info and I’ll throw some credit your way.

And always remember: Respect the Chicken Heating Master!


TekkoshoCon X and Youtube!

Attention folks, today begins the Tekkoshocon Anime Convention in Pittsburgh, PA.  I will be attending, so my updating may be haphazard.

To make up for it, my fiance and I have finally gotten our Youtube channel up and operating.  Only one video on it so far, but we’ll have more eventually.



Hello all.  This is my first official blog, I’ve ranted about my job on MySpace before (back when MySpace was cool; I feel old), but nothing ever so…formal.  To introduce myself I’d like to point out some things that will be regular occurrences within my blog:

  1. I have an irreverent sense of humor.
  2. I am just plain irreverent, if you want god-loving talk, there’s more than enough of those crazies around to listen to.  Try AM radio.
  3. I have a very odd political leaning.  I hate the right, I hate the left, and I hate the people in between.  You’ll see a lot of social commentary, nonetheless.
  4. I am an amateur writer, with hopes to become a professional writer.
  5. I am a gamer, I enjoy video games and I make a lot of video game references.
  6. I also enjoy the Japanese artistic medium known as Anime.  They’re not just cartoons, they have substance like…a plotline.  Well, at least the good ones…the ones I talk about.

That being said, allow me to officially introduce myself.  My name is Richard C. Shaffer and you may have noticed my moniker around here is DickJutsu.  Where does my name come from?

I’m named after my two grandfathers, Norman and Sylvester.  When I was born my parents were trying to decide what to name me.  My father suggested, “Why don’t we name him after your father and mine?”

My mother stared at him and said, “Norman Sylvester Shaffer?”

They sat in silence and then my father said, “Well, they both go by their middle names, so what about that?”

And so I was named Richard Clyde, after my grandfathers Norman Richard and Sylvester Clyde.

Oh, you were wondering about the DickJutsu part?  That’s simple…

Dick is a somewhat common nickname for Richard, as a matter of fact the grandfather I spoke of earlier whose name I share even goes by Dick.  I was wracking my brain for three weeks trying to come up with good ideas for a website and wracking my fiancée’s brain, too.  Finally in a frustrated attempt to shut me up, since we had recently read the article where the term DickJutsu was coined, she said, “Why don’t you just call it dickjutsu…you dick?”

And I stared at the beautiful woman for a moment, slowly widening my grin.  Which apparently creeped her out, because she stepped away from me and asked, “Wh-what?  What’s that look for?”

And so, that’s where it all came from.  My future wife…a blackbelt of Bitchido.

A good name anecdote, that’s the way to start things; I think.  Remember…this blog thing is a journey, a journey that we shall take together.  Or I’ll hunt you down and show you grotesquely long slideshows of my vacations like that creepy neighbor you never want to talk to.



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