New Samurai Gaiden Channel!

With the new year starting we have decided to create a new Samurai Gaiden channel, specifically for our Samurai Gaiden videos.  You can learn more about the reasoning by watching either, or both, of these two videos:

New Samurai Gaiden Channel

 

Update on What we’re doing with the old DickJutsu channel:

We hope this will help to be more productive and enjoyable to all our fans!

~RCS

Happy [Chinese] New Year?

So you may have noticed that we’ve been down for a bit.  We were planning big things for New Years and fell into the death spiral of, “We’ll make the announcement as soon as everything’s ready.”

Well…one thing comes to another and we realize the stuff we’re doing has make the site go down and we’ve not told anyone what’s going on.

So…we are in the process of moving a bunch of stuff over, changing things around, and doing cool new stuff.

So we clearly didn’t get it done time to be a New Years’ thing…so we’ll call it a Chinese New Years’ thing.

~RCS

Hopefully we’re done before Islamic New Years. (September 21, for those unaware.)

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!

~RCS

February Dick of the Month: Restaurant Customer in Houston

This month’s Dick of the Month has a little twist to it.  And no I don’t mean it’s on time.  Not only are we going to highlight someone for being a total dick of douchebag level, but we’re going to highlight another person for being a dickhead of heroic levels.

Because if there’s nothing we like more here at DickJutsu.com it’s to prove that just being a dick isn’t necessarily a bad thing; but rather it’s being a dick for no reason.  Or being a dick to a person who doesn’t deserve being dicked around.  Also…pie.

No, seriously...it's all for the pie.

No, seriously…it’s all for the pie.

Our story begins at Laurenzo’s Family Restaurant in Houston, Texas.  A waiter, Michael Garcia, was waiting on the Castillo family; a family that has a 5-year-old son with Down syndrome.  The family in the booth next to the Castillo’s get up and move to the other side of the restaurant as the father says, “Special needs children need to be special somewhere else.”

This, folks, is someone being a dick…to a five-year-old with Down syndrome.  We, at Dickjutsu.com, do not support such dickery.  Dickery should be used for the good of society, not for ill.

That’s when Michael Garcia, holding at the very least a blue belt in Dickjutsu, approaches the family and tells them, “Sir…I won’t be able to serve you.”

Garcia refused to serve the family, also regulars to the establishment like the Castillos, and they left in a huff.  Garcia has received a bunch of money and cards, he said that people from all over the world come to the restaurant to take pictures with him, and he’s getting ridiculously sizable tips.  All of the extra money he said he’s giving to the school that the Castillo’s kid goes to to support education for special needs children.

This is using dickery for good.  Let’s all be frank, Garcia was a huge dick for refusing to serve the assholes who made a snarky comment about the retarded kid.  But as Commissioner Gordon might say, “He’s not the dick we deserve, he’s the dick we need.”

No, okay maybe Gordon wouldn’t say that, because it sounds like a bad line from a Batman themed porno.

Did someone call for a Dark Knight?

Did someone call for a Dark Knight?

Anyway, the point is that Garcia is a hero of dickery and the father of the other family is just a plain ol’ dickhead.  So, father of the other family who made fun of young Milo Castillo, you are the February Dick of the Month!

~RCS

And because the Laurenzo’s manager didn’t fire Garcia, we’ll give them some free advertisement for supporting righteous justice.second-logo

Introducing: Dick Lee

Recently I commissioned one of my favorite artists to design and draw our new site mascot.  Her name’s Kim Samson and she drew my first anniversary gift to my fiancé.  It was a great picture and was for a really nice price.

Needless to say when I thought of getting a mascot drawn, Kim was the first name on my list.  She’s got great prices, does a great job, and is willing to draw naked things.  The perfect artist for a commission that read something to the effect of, “I need you to draw an anthropomorphic penis in a karate gi.”

Here he is…

Dick Lee

I shall name him: Dick Lee

Such a great job, I was amazed when she sent me the finished version.  I was amazed at the sketch and the first color copy, too, actually.

If you want to see more of Kim’s work, I highly suggest giving her website, mhho.com, a gander.  She also draws a webcomic, Maq #041.

I’ve known of Kim for about 5 years, if not more, and I think I’ve been reading the comic since Chapter 2.  I finally met Kim, in person, about two years ago at Pittsburgh’s Tekkoshocon anime convention.  She’s a bright young lady full of vigor to match her artistic capabilities.

Here’s a funny anecdote involving Kim (and proving I’m weak in conversational transitions):

Last year at Tekkoshocon she had a bunch of artwork that she was selling, as usual, but they were pieces she was phasing out.  This would be the last time to buy them.  So my fiancé and I jumped at the chance to pick up some discontinued merchandise.

We bought a picture of Rock Lee (from the anime Naruto) in Orioke no Jutsu/Sexy Technique form, a cool mermaid picture, one of her drunken sailor moon pictures, and a trio of zodiac stickers.  The mermaid and sailor moon pictures were 5x7s and the stickers were small, but the Rock Lee pic was a full-size 8.5×11.  We spent the rest of the day at the convention, had fun, drove home around 2 in the morning.  Went back to the convention for a few hours the next day and roamed through the last few panels we were interested in, then went home.  We were home for about an hour that day before we both looked at each other and groaned, “Why didn’t we get Kim to personally autograph everything for us?”

So I have since warned Kim that she’ll be glomped with sharpies if she dares to come back to Tekko this coming year.

Anyway, I highly suggest considering Kim if you want some artwork done.  And keep in mind, as great as Dick Lee is…it’s only half as good as the picture she made for my anniversary gift to my fiancé last year.  So she can actually make even cooler stuff than that.

~RCS

Nomenclature.

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…http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=dickjutsu.

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.

~RCS

No…really.

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