Andrew G. Alt’s Blog Site


As per the prior conversations between myself, and Andrew G. Alt, please check out his blog site. It is a fascinating site, that is fun to read.

 

I highly recommend it to everyone of my followers.

 

http://mentaldimensions.net/

 

Enjoy.

Lance

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About Lance "Magic" Goolsby

I may be best known for being Co-host of the Global Detection Adventures podcast, as well as my youtube channel, Detecting Bavaria with Lance and XP Deus. I am founder/creator and director of the Global Detecting Adventures (GDA) site and videos as well as a metal detector myself. I am also an avid Star Wars fan and collector of Star Wars toys and Memorabilia. I am now co-host of the Holocron of the Whills, A Star Wars Talk Show. I am a father, metal detector, comic collector, toy collector and many more things.

Posted on May 5, 2014, in Lances Thoughts. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Those are nice compliments. Thanks, Lance. I’m glad you enjoy reading my work.

    I wanted to do something nice as well, so I’ve added a link to your site on my Friends and Strangers page. Please let me know if you’d like any changes made to the description.

    I’m afraid I won’t be able to offer much feedback on your horror stories, but that is only because I generally avoid that type of thing as part of my meditative practice. I don’t necessarily have anything against it though. 🙂

    • No worries about not reading the stories, I completely understand and respect you for standing behind your beliefs. It takes a strong soul to stay driven and focused on goals.

      I also believe a portion of your belief system. I strive to find a story some day that will be truly horror driven, and yet be clean of all Gore and most violence. I totally shun most of today’s horror films as they are no longer horror, but rather splatter films. There is a true difference between horror that wrenches within the watcher or readers mind, rather than making them sick from Gore being thrown around a movie screen.
      I wrote the deaths hand story as a statement against what I was seeing happening in Iraq when I was there during the war in 2003. The beast is a representation of man’s hatred toward each other, and how we feed hatred and bigotry, in the guise of war. The beast in the story feeds off the souls of the dead, much like politicians do creating the wars and using the fallen as a spring board for reelection, or to feed publics belief in the war.
      The other side of the coin, is that the beast itself is hatred in physical form. Traveling the globe since the beginning of humanity, feeding on their incessant need for war.

      Most don’t get my meaning in the story, they see it as a bloody horror story based in a war zone. It is this reason within the next year I will be drawing up pages to use for a kick starter to get it made into a comic book. Where I can clearly make the statement, and delve a little deeper into the mind of the beast, showing the readers why it exists, and why it has survived.

      All that said, that is the jist of the story. Now you don’t need to read it, and I wouldn’t want you to either.

      Your write up is great.

      Maybe some day we can team up on a science fiction story. I have an idea for an action story based in Hamburg, Germany, involving a team of soldiers, alien and human, trying to stop a tyrant from eradicating all biological life on earth, to secure his rule of his races territory. All because the rightful king of the race is on earth in asylum.

      There is more on this in my game ideas page…
      I am more than happy to write the action and fighting parts, but there is a ton of political side stories that happen simultaneously.

      Let me know what you think.

      Again. Thanks for all the input, and I hope I have reciprocated.
      Lance

  2. I completely understand and respect you for standing behind your beliefs.

    Thank you.

    I also believe a portion of your belief system. I strive to find a story some day that will be truly horror driven, and yet be clean of all Gore and most violence. I totally shun most of today’s horror films as they are no longer horror, but rather splatter films.

    I believe now I should keep an open mind and want to make it a point to read some of your stories soon. I will let you know soon. Thanks for the clarification.

    The beast in the story feeds off the souls of the dead, much like politicians do creating the wars and using the fallen as a spring board for reelection, or to feed publics belief in the war.

    I wonder what your thoughts would be on this article I wrote in 2008. I wrote it shortly after reading an article in TIME about using antidepressant drugs to “treat” veterans for combat-related stress while still deployed. If you’re so inclined to give an opinion, or have interest, please check the link below. If this topic is inappropriate for your site or this discussion, please feel free to delete it from my comment.
    http://mentaldimensions.net/2008/06/26/addiction-and-ssri-medications/

    Maybe some day we can team up on a science fiction story. I have an idea for an action story based in Hamburg, Germany, involving a team of soldiers, alien and human, trying to stop a tyrant from eradicating all biological life on earth, to secure his rule of his races territory. All because the rightful king of the race is on earth in asylum.

    Possibly. I can do various types of science fiction and consider myself fairly versatile with creativity and inspiration, as well as genres. I have a sci-story that I’ll be posting to my site soon, in fact. It’s really more humor/satire in a style that might remind some of Douglas Adams. But enough about me…. to answer your question, it’s possible. I don’t have much experience with co-authoring, and one never knows what can happen as a result of “creative conflict” or different writing styles, etc. I don’t like to commit either. 🙂 I can say, thank you for the offer and for the compliment. And also, one step at a time… If it’s agreeable with you, send me something, I’ll look it over, and I’ll add to it if some inspiration hits me. We can see what happens from there. It may turn out I don’t work well with other people. 😉

  3. I have also never teamed up writing. Eventually I will place my Christmas story on the website. It is about a self indulgent millionaire who is successful at work, and has no interest in anyone, even family, with the exception of showing off his wealth.
    His family dies in a car accident a couple days before Christmas, with the exception of his 8 month old niece, who he then becomes the guardian of, unwittingly.
    Through the couple days, he learns humility, relationships, and eventually love. But it does not come easily to him.

    If you want to read anything from me, this will be the one.
    Otherwise, my game idea is the one thing I thought about turning into a book.

    Give me till tomorrow to read your article. I am working the late shift at work, and need to bike off soon.

    • Sure, no hurry on reading that article.

      I’m sorry, but I’ll have to back out of “team-writing” with you already. I realized I need to focus on other things at the moment and I allow myself to get distracted far too easily.

      If I may make a suggestion, if you’re interested in coauthoring something, perhaps networking with other writers around wordpress, or writing forums, and also fictionpress.com and fanfiction.net has an ample supply of writers to meet and possibly network with, with forums available.

      I’m a bit short on time right now, too. Catch ya later, Lance.

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