Drumpf’s Muslim Ban

I feel I couldn’t really remain silent on the subject of His Excellency King Drumpf’s recent executive order barring Muslims from entering the country, including U.S. Citizens originally born in predominantly Muslim countries, I saw this tweet:

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It got me thinking about a man I knew once upon a while ago, Victor (real name Dharkur). He was Iraqi by birth, but when we invaded Iraq he defected to the U.S. And joined the U.S. Army as a translator and interpreter. He had taken a furlough of sorts into the Reserves to pursue his Engineering degree and he had gotten a job at the place I was working at the time.

He and I had several interesting conversations about Islam and it is thanks, in part, to him that when I wrote The Sultana’s Journey as part of my book Escort that I knew enough to make sense of how going on Hajj worked.

I never once felt unsafe with this man around, and considering we were in a law-enforcement type of setting I felt buoyed with him acting as my backup. As the senior officer I knew I could send him to do a task and he would accomplish it and that if I needed aid with something, Victor would be there for me.

We only worked for a few weeks together before a more permanent position became available for him at another location.

He had once lived in the south where he was engaged to a nice young white girl. Her family was Southern Baptist and at a gathering her father, uncles, and two brothers cordoned him off to the side and told him he had five minutes to leave or they were going to shoot him. His fiancée said, “No, they’re serious. I love you…so you should leave.”

As he was driving away he looked back to see the uncles coming out of the house carrying shotguns. That was how America thanked him for aiding us in battle. Keep in mind that neither of the five men about to shoot him had seen a day in the military and this was a career soldier they were about to murder. True patriotism there, I must say.

Now to be fair I only know a few dozen Muslims, but I’ve yet to meet one that made me feel unsafe. I, however, am intimately acquainted (and often times related) to violent Christians. People who regularly say things like, “We should just nuke the whole Middle East.”

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Yes, because nothing proves you’re more peaceful than something like talking about murdering millions of innocent people because they pray the same god as you, but call him by a different name.

I feel much safer in a group with the Muslim acquaintances I have than the Christians I know. So if we really want to ban a hateful religion, Islam isn’t the one I’m afraid of.

~RCS

Escort Anniversary

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In case you don’t remember, the book cover on the right side of the page will lead you to a place where you can buy Rich’s book.

Okay, so this should be my last comic for now.  I’m going to try to work on making some new backgrounds and stories for the comics while on hiatus.  I look forward to making new comics for everyone!

Ͼ-Mimi

DJ Comic: October Holidays Part 2

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I don’t think I could ever actually work in customer service.  Maybe if I could zap stupid people through the phone…

My first car was an awesome ’92 Toyota Camry.  It was a really nice shade of purple that I had never seen on a car.  It was so nice and ran so well, I miss it so much!  I was at work one day and a coworker saw my car and called it “The Purple People Eater” and I thought it was funny and it just stuck.

Rich and I actually prefer to go to the park or just go for a walk rather than going to the movies or parties or stuff like that.  So that’s really most days for us.

Only Rich could take something so innocent as reading to the children and turn it pervy.  Although, I would hope that Rich wouldn’t try this, but he can be quite shameless…

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DJ Comic: July Holidays Part 1

 

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It would be absolutely amazing if any one of the three stories from Escort got made into a movie.  If anyone has read Escort already, who do you think should play which characters?

Ͼ-Mimi

DJ Comic: June Holidays Part 5

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Yep, the hubby is still adorably shameless.  And I wish I had a puppy to take to work.  😥

Ͼ-Mimi

Escort Trailer: Shrine Maiden’s Secret

Welcome.

Welcome.

Hi there everyone.  I’m glad you came, I wanted to talk about something very important with you.  Have a seat by the fireplace and let me bring you the knowledge of a generation.  What’s that?  Why yes, I haven been listening to Ninja Sex Party almost non-stop for the past three hours.  Why do you ask?

I sound like who, now?

I sound like who, now?

So, what’s this super important thing I need to tell you?  Well that’s simple.  Have you heard the news?  What news?  Oh don’t be silly, I know you’ve heard it, already.  I know it for a fact, that you’ve-

 

Just tell me the news!

Just tell me the news!

Okay, okay…

 

Did you hear that I wrote a book?  It’s called Escort.  And it’s currently available.

Oh, you're dead, bitch!

Oh, you’re dead, bitch!

 

Wait, wait…that’s not all!  Did you have any interest in a bit of a free taste of the book?  Because we have a trailer now.  It’s specifically for the first of the three stories in Escort, The Shrine Maiden’s Secret.  Remember when I talked about the art work I was having that artist, Kiersten Nichols do for me?  Well that’s what the art was for — the trailer!

Here’s the voice credits for the trailer in case anyone else was interested in hiring the wonderful folks I hired.  The young lady who performed Matsuuri’s lines preferred not to be credited in the work, so I shall honor her wishes.  The narrator, though, was a talented Brit named Sara Dunham.  Yachiro was played by the new actor handling Gene’s lines in the re-release of Monster, Cary Reese.

Hope you enjoyed the trailer and I hope you enjoy the book even more!

~RCS

Tekko 2015 Wrap-Up

All right folks, unfortunately Tekkoshocon 2015 is over.  But fortunately it was pretty good this year.  We did two panels this year (How To Avoid Bad Writing and History of Sengoku Japan) and, to be honest, I was worried about the turnout since we were on Friday and the largest number of attendees comes in on Saturday.

But both rooms were super-packed!

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Okay, so…maybe it wasn’t that packed.  But still, the rooms were way more full than I was expecting.  Thanks, again for showing up.  I should have my full review and my merchandise review (i.e. a list of the stuff we bought) in a few days.  I’ve got some time off this week, so I should be able to get them done in a timely fashion (for once).

As always, thanks for coming folks.  And not just to my panels, but thanks everyone for showing up to the con as a whole.  It was a fantastic year.  It seems like each year Tekko has fewer and fewer hiccups, this year was no exception.  Well, except for the surprise fire drill, but that’s another story.  I should also have some video up on the Youtube channel before too super long.

~RCS

DickJutsu The Comic!

Welcome, welcome, one and all!  Have I mentioned my book, Escort has recently come out?

Shut up!  This is my post, writer-boy!

Shut up! This is my post, writer-boy!

Oookay, so, uhh, my wife has begun making comics.  I’d like to introduce you to the first in a new DickJutsu.com series:

 

DickJutsu The Comic!

 

Yeah…we…are working on the title.  Give us a break, I just released a book

Stop it...

Stop it…

So without further ado (or bodily harm to me) here is the first episode, or is it issue?  Yeah, I think ‘issues’ would be a good way to describe this whole thing…

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At least I’m not the only one with issues.

I am, however the only one with a boo–

I said no!!

I said no!!

Escort Has Been Released!

Over yonder, the horizon gives way to your destination.  It has been fraught with danger, excitement; lusty nights, arguments, and exaltations.  But finally…yes, finally you have arrived.  It was a long, hard road; one that you are glad you don’t have to walk any longer.  But the experience?  My god, the experience was amazing!

You’ve dodged patrols of roving samurai, rode across the desert sands of Arabia, and gone toe-to-toe with an English baronet.  You’ve survived war; you’ve made love to a luscious maiden or man…or perhaps to something in-between?  And it is all thanks to one thing.  One person, one group.  It was your…

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That’s right, folks!  Escort has officially been released.  You can buy it from places like…well…like book stores, of course.  Amazon has it, too.  But your best bet is just to click on that picture right up there.  You know the one, the one with the woman staring right into your soul.  Telling you to purchase her story.

This is not an April Fool’s Joke, either.  Seriously…the book was released today.  And you should go buy it.

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Feel free to let me know what you think of it, whether in the comments, or by using that form to the right of this post to send me an e-mail.  Give it a rating on Amazon.com; you can give me a shout-out, a share, a critique, or even a picture of your dog reading the book.  Actually that last one would be adorable.

Did you say she has a penis?

Did you say she has a penis?

 

If you’d like to keep up to date with me you can always find me on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.

In case you missed the post stating that I’ll be at Tekkoshocon 2015, hosting a couple panels, I’ll just remind you folks of that, too.  And if you come up to me after one of my panels on Friday with a print version, I will autograph the shit out of that thing for you.

~RCS

In case you forgot, here’s another link to the book…

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Have I Beat This Horse Enough?

Hey!  Have I mentioned that I wrote a book, coming out in a few days?

Once or twice, yes...

Once or twice, yes…

 

Okay then, uhh, how about we talk about something else?  Something like…

 

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That’s right folks!  I’ll be hosting panels again this year at Tekkoshocon.  Unless anything changes I will be in Panel Room #3 at 1:30pm on Friday April 17th for How To Avoid Bad Writing.  That’s right, I’ll be teaching you how to not write complete drivel!  Trust me, if anyone knows a bag of crap masquerading as writing, it’s me.

I will then be shifting gears over to History of Sengoku Japan in Panel Room #1 at 4:00pm that same day.  Come by if you have an interest in anything Samurai.

Both panels will have my charismatic Alto spewing forth all kinds of knowledge, not to mention my usual humor (I use the term loosely, in case you’re new to the site), and even some door prizes!

~RCS

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