Just how large is the hook that caught that whale?

Hello fellow bloggers, authors, and friends by association!

So here we are climbing up the precipice of the week heading for another Wednesday.  Why do I have this image of a camel every time I think of Wednesday?

In my last blog, I wrote a five-minute hook to a novel that has yet to be created.

Guess what, I have since re-written the hook and am working on the first chapters.

Usually, most of my novels involve adult situations.  I am going to do my absolute best to create a YA novel involving magick, witches and coming of age scenarios.  One of my friends challenged me.

I want magick to be the central theme of the novel.

If you hang around other writers, it is fascinating how opinionated we are.  OMFG!

Do you know I got into a debate with some folks over how important the hook is?  Did you realize that some debate whether to have a prologue or not?

If you are a church-going person, does baptism mean dunk or sprinkle?  What difference does it make?  It is a symbolic act of submission to God and giving up your old way of life. Ha!

Leopards don’t change their spots, and you are never going to give up your sinful nature on this earth.  The act of baptism hopefully has you think about the sin, and possibly thinking first might dissuade you, or even have you feel contrite after the fact.

If you write chapter one or Prologue as long as there is a compelling reason for the reader to turn the damned page, it makes no difference what you call it.

Sprinkle or dunk?

Dunk!  Why?  When you want to drive a point home, you exaggerate the event.  I have witnessed people crying after baptism as they were sure that they heard God or something like that.  GREAT!

The pomp and circumstance of the Catholic church is what??? Exaggerating the event so it will stick.

I hear my characters calling me right now to stop blogging and write!

The prologue is that little exaggeration.  If you notice, the tease on the news is always exaggerated to either get you to turn to page 3A or…watch the My Pillow person with the large cross hanging around his neck.  Exaggeration is key.

When Christ was crucified, it was not enough to beat the crap out of him! By the way, there was so much blood loss; he would have died right there.

No, they had to have the ‘dead man walking,’ carrying his own Ginormous cross that had to weigh 200 pounds if not more, and, for added measures just so you might remember it, they placed the thorn of crowns on his head.  Wait there is more imagery for you.  They drove huge spikes through his hands and feet, and of course, as he perishes, they puncture him with a spear. Thunder roars and the curtain tears.  Got it!

Before the man dies, the executioners are selling his clothes to the highest bidder.  Such nice people we are. All of this imagery is to make you realize how blessed you are that he died in this horrible manner for the sins that you create even now.

The event is so horrific, so exaggerated that I personally can’t stand Easter.    Once a year, we sit in the pews and are convicted.  If you are a churchgoer you might be convicted at least once a week. That is, of course, the point.   So if you go to a Calvinist church you are reminded what a piece of crap you are every Sunday!   Who in the world wants to hear that?  If you suffer from depression, stay away from Calvinism, the man was an antisemite nut job as was Martin Luther.  Not saying they were totally wrong but realize, they were not mentally right.

If that offends you…Sorry.  I deal in truth, look it up.

Some tyrants use exaggeration to make a point. All throughout history, there have been horrible people in power who need to face the wrath of hell. ‘Wait another exaggeration!”

The lake of fire, or Dante’s Inferno, which is it? Inquiring minds want to know.

I personally think North Korea might be hell.  To make his point, this person has his enemy’s or criminals staked out and slowly crushed with a steamroller!  Do you think that might make the point?

We are no angels.

Hollywood has offered us many nightmares from Hannibal to chain saw massacre.  Not only do we have Hollywood bringing us violence daily, but, we have video games that are little more than simulators for learning how to kill efficiently.  I often wonder if they can cause PTSD.

No, it is the gun, or the knife, or the baseball bat, or truck, or chainsaw, or the poison, it has nothing to do with mental illness and or the person was pissed.

The early church was just as evil, making a point out of heresy by killing those who ‘sinned’ in most inhumane ways.

I could go on, but the point is an exaggeration.  “Did I exaggerate the point enough?”

For instance, if we wanted to do away with mass incarceration, bring back public hanging!

“Yes, public!  No, the guillotine is far too humane, and messy.  Let the masses watch them kick, as they choke and slowly perish.”

I often wonder if the victims of those murderers feel vindicated by listening to the criminal make noises and kick as the Wizard behind the wall pushes drugs through tubes that will put the murderer to sleep, before they administer the paralytic that stops his or her breathing, and then the heart. Do you suppose they make them wear a diaper as a last act of humiliation, so when they shit their shorts the guards don’t have to clean it up?

If you want folks to think twice about rape, incest, murder, breaking and entering, send the defective morons back to their makers, and do it in the public square.

The story of where Dracula came from might give most nightmares.  Look up Vlad the Impaler if this blog wasn’t enough to inspire some form of exaggeration against evil.

Now…back to the hook… Exaggerate some event with lots of imagery and call it what you will.  I happen to like prologues as I can move you into the story, introduce you to the main characters, and then I can sneak in the back-story in bite-size pieces.

Sprinkle or Dunk…?

Do you realize that some churches break up over this very question?  I think they are missing the larger picture.

I was thinking about Contact.  I love the writers of that show, I never met them, but I truly admire them.

When she travels through some ‘thing,’ the image of her father says something that has stuck with me all these years.

I am paraphrasing… “You have such great potential.  Your kind has such beautiful thoughts and dreams, and yet so many nightmares live in your most profound memories.”

When I witness what is going on in the world today, I am sad for humanity.  I cry for those in countries where the rule of law belongs to the elite.  I am saddened by those in this country who are so brainwashed they have no idea just how bad socialism is, and what it would do to us if they were successful in bringing that form of government to fruition once again.

Millions upon millions have died at the hands of socialists.  Those that did would probably opt for hanging, vs. starving to death.

No, I did not watch the debate; I have no desire to put that nonsense in my head.

I have to go think about magick, witches, and warlocks.

If witches melt when they get water poured on them, how do they drink?

Much Love -TW

Climate Change on Mars…Really?

Houston…The sheep are ready!

With ‘Curiosity’ (the Mars Rover) discovering methane spikes and other forms of climate change on MARS, I can hardly wait to see how Al Gore and his ilk will blame that on man. They won’t, as it does not fit the narrative. With the ice caps on Mars melting much like ours are, ‘shhh don’t talk about it!’  That would be an inconvenient fact.

If Mars is undergoing ‘Climate Change,’ isn’t it just possible that maybe the root cause of this ‘change’ has something to do with sources other than mankind? Perhaps the cow farts are so pervasive that they escape the earth’s atmosphere, travel through the vacuum of space, and land on Mars…  Can CNN sell that?  Can they create a scientist to sit on one of their panels and sit there, straight-faced and sell that lie?  Probably.  Hollywood is full of actors.  Maybe someone from Big Bang could go sit with Anderson and pontificate on the evils of cows.  They have credibility as they are scientists on TV.

Some rather stupid people might believe that and run with it. The reality, however, it has to be something else… But what?

Our Sun is always going through its own climate change. Every eleven years, the sun undergoes radical changes from within, which start with its core and magnetic properties. When these changes peak, we see an upturn in solar storms erupting in huge mass ejections of plasma and other forms of radiation.

Those storms on the sun,  affect weather around the globe. As a side note, it is worth mentioning that skin cancers seem to rise with these storms, and then ebb as the sun goes into a different phase of its ‘activity.’

How does the ‘weather’ on the sun have anything to do with ‘climate change’ on the Earth and Mars?

Imagine if you will the burner on your stove.  Adjusting the burner from low, med, high does what to a pot of water?

As long as the low setting will heat the volume of water to 212F (100C) or higher, eventually it will boil.  Med will get it there faster and ‘high’ will get it there much faster and make it much hotter than 212F, thus turning your H2O into gas as the hydrogen molecules can break free.

The sun is like a burner on your stove.  During the low sunspot cycle, it is on ‘high’  If you could look at the sun without burning your eyes you would see that the surface is one consistent color and a temperature of around 10,000F.

With a solar storm, you note that there is a hole in the surface.  As it shoots out cosmic radiation into space by these plasma flairs, the sun is no longer at 100% putting out ‘high’ heat.  (less energy) While the difference on earth is hardly noticeable to the beach-goers and so on, it has its effects on the planets.  With sunspots, the sun is not on ‘high.” The winters might be colder and the summers might not last as long with the dreadful heat we normally experience.

That is why there is climate change on Mars and the Earth.

An interesting fact about water on Mars and why we look for it in the polar regions.  The boiling point of water on mars is 10C or 50F.  Why?  The atmospheric pressure on mars is much different than Earth and to the other extreme on Venus where the boiling point would be well over 100C.

Cyclical climate change has been going on for billions of years and much like the church selling indulgences to get your loved ones out of hell, there are those same people with the mindset of screwing the masses, they want to sell you carbon credits.  In order to do this, there must be a mass amount of ignorance, or apathy, among the masses.   Still, want to legalize pot? Do you think that will make you harder to control or easier to manipulate?  Why do you think most liberals want to Legalize Pot?  DOH!

China and India are two of the largest producers of carbon and the US is, in fact, one of the cleanest.  So why push carbon credits in the US?  because we can afford to pay some small fee, and those people cannot. You will find parts of this on your airline ticket and deliveries made to you from UPS and others.  Fuel charges to other fees made to look innocuous but make no mistake, you are already paying for parts of your carbon footprint.

The rich get rich and the poor get poorer.  The middle class foots most of the bills and every politician has their eyes on the middle class as it is those that they can tax the hardest while telling them they want to help them.  Folks, the government never helps.  They just get in the way.

Much like universal fees are nothing more than socialism, there are fees for your part of climate change. Once this Genie leaves the bottle, others will want part of the carbon pie and you can look forward to paying more for goods and services that they can somehow correlate to carbon production.

This is not just a political boondoggle.  Anyone that can stand to make huge profits by pushing this myth will be contributing to the campaigns of politicians who are up for sale.

Read my novel Presidential Assassins.  Secret societies abound in this thriller written much like a Dan Brown novel.

-Chow