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April 16, 2019: Imagine Magazine #47
Posted by Comicality

Greetings and salutations, Shackers! :)

I'm having an absolutely fantastic day today, and I hope you guys are too!

It has been an extremely hectic two weeks, but that's not going to stop us from getting stuff done! Hehehe! So super thanks to Jeffsfort and to ALL of our contributing authors for helping us put together another successful issue of Imagine Magazine for the month of April!!!

Issue number 47 is live right now, and you guys can check it out whenever you get the chance! (https://imagine-magazine.org/)

We have a few new gifts from The Story Lover, including the newest chapter of "Hearts Across Space", a new chapter of "Let Me Tell You About Bob" from Jules Porter, and Beldro Mercier brings us chapter 5 of his fantasy epic, "The Golden Bridge Chronicle"! We've got new additions from Lindon Weztser, MrM, Juju, and a new entry from Ruwen Rouhs called, "Four Nights In St. Bartholomew"! ALSO...a first time contribution from the Shack's very own, Arturo, called 'Aristemo'! Be sure not to miss that one! (Thanks for the article, Arturo! Mwah!) All of that is waiting for you guys right now! Not to mention our usual collection of articles, photo galleries, music, and typical wackiness!

So head on over and soak it up! And remember to give our talented creators a short note to let them know what you think of their work! Your involvement is helping to cultivate the grand stories that they will have to tell in the future! So give them a nod, and send some love their way, k?

And, as always, we are looking for more talented writers and artists, poets and reviewers, to join our growing community and share the spotlight with the rest of us! So contact me at Comicality@webtv.net so I can be sure to save you a spot in a future issue!

NOW THEN...

We've still got a LOT more work to do! Many more new chapters are coming your way! Many more vampire snacks are coming your way as well! So buckle up, and enjoy the ride!

I'll be seein' ya! Sooner than later!

Love always!

== WORDS NOT MINE, YET MINE ==

"An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision." -James Whistler

 

April 11, 2019: Trying to keep up...
Posted by JeffsFort

Hi Everyone!

Generally, Comicality posts himself but there are times when I may need to step in as the mirror site can often add to an already exhaustive release schedule. I don't mind stepping in to help out now in then if you don't mind :)

So, "30 Days of Night" is absolutely taking off this year. yesterday and today continues the launch of some very new and unique additions to the GFD collection. Starting with the third chapter of "GFD: Lost in Shadows" which continues the "Story Starter" that was created for the "GFD Blood Bank" website some time ago. So far it's an awesome read and I myself can't wait to see where it goes.

Earlier today, He released a brand new story titled "GFD: Body Disposal" and I honestly am excited with this release. In "Gone From Daylight" we learn that society has an entire process of dealing with the bodies or "Slag" left behind by those who live in darkness. It's focussed on a few times but this story is proving to give us a unique look at a person's first experiences training to do such an important, yet gore filled job. You may be familiar with the term "Trial By Fire" and I am sure Gus Showalski is as well now. Do yourself a favor and check this story out, seriously :)

As always, Feedback is always encouraged as it lets Comicality know how he's doing and how much we appreciate everything he does for us. You can email him directly at comicality@webtv.net or head over to the voy forum at https://www.voy.com/17262/  and join many other fans in discussions about everything shack related. All are welcome!

Til the next update,
*HUGZ*

April 9, 2019: The Show Goes On! :P
Posted by Comicality

Before I start with this short email announcement, let me sincerely apologize for being absent for the last three or four days! I got hit with a really BRUTAL work schedule out of the blue, and that threw a huge monkey wrench into the works this past weekend! But, even though I've still got some more obstacles to overcome this week, I have today off, and I'll be working HARD to make up for the time I lost! Cool?

The '30 Days Of night' updates are continuing today! Today, I am posting an official reboot of the "GFD: Lost In Shadow" storyline! This began as a round robin type of story some years ago, where a variety of authors were invited to participate and add their own particular spin to each and every
chapter. But...while it was an ambitious project in the beginning...it's really hard to get everybody on board to add to the site sometimes. Understandable.

BUT...I really wanted to tell this particular story, a GFD spinoff that could be really COOL, if it just kept going. So, I'm officially rebooting the series myself, and I'll be carrying it to completion on my own. It might end up being a very different story from what you might have seen before, but it's a story that needs to be told. So I hope you guys will like it! And let me know what you think if you get a chance! Cool?

(https://www.voy.com/17262/)

The April issue of Imagine Magazine is being put together now as you guys read this! HUGE thanks to you guys who have submitted a few extras for this month! I'll be reading them tonight! And I can't tell you how much it mean to me to see you guys taking an active role in the magazine! You've gone
above and beyond the call of duty, and you get snuggles for that! Hehehe! We need you guys! Thank you for the support!

(https://imagine-magazine.org/)

Also, thanks for the participation in the recent 'Q & A' question! I love the answers so far! I'll be adding my own reply tonight! The question is..."Can a 'Friends With Benefits' situation really work?" What are your thoughts? Check the Comicality Library, The Café, the Shack Forum...or just email me your response if you want. Anonymous posts are welcome as well. We're looking for a wealth of knowledge to be passed around between one another. So if you have an idea...go ahead and post it. I'd LOVE to hear from you!

Alright, I'll see you in a few hours! I've got soooooo many stories and goodies to bring your way! I'll give it all to ya for as long as I stay awake! K?

Oh yeah! I'm going to try to stop by the new Discord Shack Chat tonight if possible! I'm juggling 500 things at once right now, but once my job stops crushing me under its boot...I'll be able to do it all! K?

Hehehe! You guys have given me 100% of your love and support! I see you in my email, and on the boards, and in the chatroom, and in the Magazine...I want to give it back to you, tenfold if I can! I really do!

Love you lots! And I'll seezya soon!

*/== WORDS NOT MINE, YET MINE ==/*

"Fill yourself with the bullets of hope and you will kill failure with one shot." -*Israelmore Ayivor*

April 7, 2019: Imagine Magazine Q & A Question
Posted by Comicality

Sorry, you guys! This was supposed to be posted on the 1st of the month, but I was having fun with you all in that chatroom that night! Hehehe! But here is the next Q & A question for a future issue of Imagine Magazine! Feel free to put your two cents in by sending an email to Comicality@webtv.net! I'm really excited to hear what you guy have to say on these issues, and I'm sure others will too. So let us know what you think! K?

I'm sure we've all heard the term 'friends with benefits', right? Basically, someone that you're not romantically involved with...but you don't mind getting together to relieve a little sexual tension every now and then. The question is...can something like this really work?

I mean...sure, you have fun. You get a regular access to a sexual release. And you're already friends, so where's the harm in that? 

But...what happens if you DO fall for him, and he doesn't feel the same way? Or vice versa? What happens if one of you falls for someone else in a romantic way? Does that mean the 'benefits' have to immediately stop? And is there any bitter feelings left over if they do? Does jealousy play a part? How temporary is temporary? And will the friendship suffer from being sexually involved in that way? Or is it possible to just be blissfully happy with a healthy, normal, mutually beneficial, relationship with someone that you may not be madly in love with...but fully enjoy anyway?

Let us know your thoughts on this you guys! Seezya soon!

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