Who's your favorite character in Ocean: Flame of Nocturne?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Current Hate of the Week

Allergies. I hate allergies. I think I'd rather be stabbed with a fork then have a stuffed/runny nose day and night. PS. How in the heck is it possible to be able to exhale through my nose, but not inhale!? Suffocating is unpleasant.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thoughts on blinking

After long and thoughtful consideration I've decided that blinking is a good thing. Now, many of you reading this (if any of you are reading this) are probably thinking "Yes Braun. Blinking is a good thing." like I'm a retard. Unfortuneately my explanation will most likely only cement the idea that my IQ is less then it shoul be, but nevertheless here is why I have decided blinking is a good thing.

So I have a friend who lends me video games, and he recently let me borrow one that was...scarier then the rest. I was excited to play it because I've heard a lot of really good things baout it, but after about an hour I realized that I w asn;t so much excited as tense and scared. I was freaking out at one part because this thing was attackcing me and suddenly my eyes started burning.

I had forgotten to blink.

So I paused the game, upbraided myself for my stupidity, and after I had recovered I went back to playing. I died, much to my dismay and terror, but when I played the next time through I made sure to cognizantly remind my self to blink. *sigh* I may be stupid enough to forget to blink, but at least I learn from my mistakes...right?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Haircut of Death

So yesterday I was badly in need of a haircut. I have never had my hair that long before and it was dangerously close to becoming a mullet *shudder*. My hair was down below my collar and my bangs were down to my nose. Anyway.

So I went up to my local hair-cutting place, walked in and said I needed a haircut. Normal procedure. The lady took me back, sat me down...and then asked me the dreaded question; "So what are we doing today?" I stared blankly into the mirror for a second as my mind raced. Although I was outwardly expressionless, I was inwardly panicking. I had no idea...like I never do. So I just told her I wanted it shorter.

Bad idea.

10 minutes later I climbed out of my seat, inwardly horrified at what I had become. And yet...for some reason I was incapable of looking the hair lady in the eye and saying, "This hair cut sucks. I NEED to get it fixed." No, instead I smiled, waved goodbye, and sprinted out the door in a panic. Alright, I didn't really do that, but that what I wanted to do.

So I got home and my wife looked at me for a few seconds before laughing. Needless to say I got mad; not at her, but at the thing that was now residing on top of my head. She lovingly said it didn't look that bad, and then after a few minutes we went out on the porch and I risked my life by letting her try and fix it. It actually wasn't that bad when she was done, but unfortunately my hair was too far gone to be resuscitated. So later that night I went back up to the hair place, lied out my you know what, and 32 dollars later I walked out the door and into the world as a human being again.

Never again.

Monday, April 5, 2010


So I owe an apology to my current three followers *laugh*. I have not posted for...too long. Months in fact. Life has been chaotic to say the least. But! I hereby make an oath to weekly update my blog! At least, thats my goal. The book should be coming out here in the next month or so, and when it does I will be updating bi-weekly. Until then it will just have to be one a week. Again, my apologies, and don't hesitate to comment on upcoming blogs. *grin* I'm sure some will be...interesting.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pursuing Dreams

Pursuing your dream can be the hardest thing you will ever do in life. You may think at first; "Its not that hard! All you do is go after the thing you want most." But at what cost? How far do you go? You find when you dive into that realm of possibility that there is much more at stake than you first suspected.

When you pursue a dream you risk revealing the secret desires of your heart and placing them on the line. If you keep it inside, it is always alive and well, nurtured by your own imagination and longing, but once revealed to the outside world it is susceptible to all the harsh realities of life. Doubt. Criticism. Self Control. These are just a few things that challenge the dreamer.

But do you allow those challenges to kill your dream before it begins? Do you sit back and never pursue that one thing you've always wanted? No! Life is worthless if you simply allow it to take you where it will! Fate believes in those who believe in fate. We are the masters of our own destinies, and as such, we control what and where we go. Granted, there will always be outside forces that impede our journey or obstacles that divert our attention/direction, but on the whole we are who we want to be.

Reach out and grab your life! Live up to your potential! Dream big, because we are defined by our dreams. After all, what good is life if you never take the chance?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

To change or not to change...?

I've been debating on whether I should change the book's title or not...right now its Flame of Nocturne, but I think that might be a little too "fantasy" for some people. Plus its sort of abstract. I'm thinking maybe Ocean: Tides of Fate. Thoughts? It may not even be possible to change it at this point...but who knows.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


So...my first blog. I'm excited to say that I am looking forward to the upcoming release of my first book Ocean: Flame of Nocturne! Its slated to release sometime in February, and there's a lot of stuff to get done. Fortunately I have a lot of help and guidance from some great friends and team members, so with any luck everything will be perfect (or as perfect as it can be).

From this point on I plan on updating this blog a few times a week, so please come back and check out my thoughts and upcoming event. Fair warning: not everything will be about he books I write. I fully intend on sharing whatever my thoughts and feelings are at that particular moment, so you'll have to pardon any seemingly completely random comments.

Wish me luck on this new beginning!