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July 31, 2020: Time For Some *Aural Sex*! :P
Posted by Comicality

Happy Wednesday, folks!

Very quickly, just wanted to throw a few things out there...

The Daydream Short story, "Aural Sex" has been posted on the site today! So, if you haven't checked it out yet, feel free to do so at your earliest convenience, and let me know what you think! Cool?

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

Also, big thanks for the newest purchases from the Comicality Ebook section! (https://imagine-magazine.org/store/comicality/) It really does help out like you wouldn't believe, and you guys have made my day! Mwah! Love you too! And there's more to come! (Currently looking into a glitch with some titles which are making them unavailable. *Crosses Fingers*)

And...the ComicalityShack YouTube channel, as of today, has 666 subscribers! Hehehe! ::Spooky Twilight Zone Music Plays In The Background:: Creepy! THANKS for subscribing! And look for more stuff in the near future!

(https://www.youtube.com/user/ComicalityShack)

Alright! I've gotta fly! Seezya on Friday!

Up, up, and Awaaaaayyyyyy.....!!!

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

"the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." -*Roald Dahl*

 

July 29, 2020: *Give It To Me Straight 7* Is Up!
Posted by Comicality

Greetings, fellow Earthlings! And possible visitors to our planet in disguise! Hehehe!)

I'm very happy to have you with us today! And thanks again for being patient while I was helping my family juggle a few responsibilities here and there and get things worked out for the best. Because...pandemics gotta pandemic! :P

Anyway, I'm going to keep this relatively short this afternoon so you guys can get back to your regularly scheduled program! A brand new chapter of "Give It To Me Straight" was posted today! So, if it's one of the ones that you've been waiting for, go ahead and check it out! And let me know what you think when you're done! K?

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

And remember...if you want to read the completed "Give It To Me Straight" series without having to wait for the next chapter to be posted on the site or on Nifty, you can grab it all on ebook at the link below! So feel free to 'binge' the rest if you like! :)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DMW1PXX

Big thanks go out to you guys who have already sent in your materials for the August issue of Imagine Magazine! The earlier, the better! And we might just have most of the next issue done by the 1st! Which gives the miracle workers on the tech side more time to make it look pretty! ((Hugz)) I'll be sure to get my stuff ready too! You inspire me! Hehehe! The new issue will be ready for Saturday, August 15th! Don't miss it!

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

A few more things...thanks for the new subscribers to this mailing list, for the ratings on Imagine, for subs on the ComicalityShack Youtube account (https://www.youtube.com/user/ComicalityShack), and for any and all donations to the Paypal account as well! (paypal.me/comicality) I love, love, LOVE, you for it!!! Mwah! And I appreciate the love and support! Thanks!

Alright, I'm off! I will see you guys soon! Just wanted to give you a heads up for now!

As always...stay home, stay safe, stay beautiful! Love you! Take care!

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

"Sometimes, when you're feeling you're lowest, the real you is summoned~And you understand, maybe for the first time ever, how grand you are, because you discover that vulnerable doesn't mean powerless, scared doesn't mean lacking in beauty, and uncertainty doesn't mean that you're lost~These realizations alone will set you on a journey that you will take you far beyond what you used to think of as extraordinary.~There is always a bright side, The Universe." -*Mike Dooley*

 

July 16, 2020: Imagine Magazine #62 Is Now Live! :)
Posted by Comicality

How is everybody tonight? :) I hope you're all smiling and hanging in there while the world repairs itself!

I definitely missed you guys! And I'll be putting some MASSIVE time into emails and the like tomorrow so I can catch up with you all! I've recently been juggling family duties, as some of my family members are being forced to go back to work, pandemic and all. Which...sucks. They're actually being threatened by their employers...safety be damned. But...for now, we're all taking turns watching the kids and keeping them busy. Even though the country is trying to force them to go back to school as well. It's like they WANT us to die. So stupid. But we're dealing with it the best we can.

So if I vanish for a few days here and there, that's what's going on. K?

Anyway, today is the 15th! And that means a brand new issue of Imagine Magazine is up and ready to go! New chapters from your new favorite authors, Black Paper, Tycho Celuch, MrM, Juju, Lindon Weztser, ACFan, and MANY more! Including the last chapter of "The Bully And The Bullied" By Sean E! So don't miss the grand finale on that one! Thanks to all of you guys who have been contributing to the magazine and making it the success that it is! Also, big thanks to everyone who's working behind the scenes to keep everything in order and running smoothly! Love always to you guys! We couldn't do it without you!

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

Also, I am waiting for the links to be given to me right now...but there are /*FOUR*/ new ebooks that have been published for you guys to grab when you get a chance! "Walker Road", "Rotting Apples", "Darkness Waits" (An ebook exclusive), and "Give It To Me Straight" (The complete story), have all been submitted! So be the first to grab your copy on Amazon.com! Cool? And leave a star rating or a comment when you can! It only takes a minute, and it helps like you wouldn't believe! So, thanks in advance!

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

Now, The last three chapters of "Give It To Me Straight" will be posted in the July, August, and September, issues of Imagine, as well as on the website in the months to come! But if you just want to skip ahead to the end and read the completed story...the ebook is waiting for ya! K? :)

That's it for now! Starting on Monday, we're going back to 48 hour posts! A new chapter every other day! So keep an eye out for that! And I'll seezya soon!

Stay safe, you guys! And always remember...I love you too!

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

"Look, when you can do the things that I can...and you don't...and then the bad things happen? They happen because of you." -*Spider-Man, "Captain America: Civil War"

 

June 19, 2020: Let The Games Begin! XD
Posted by Comicality

Here we are, folks! 22 Years later from that very first story that I wrote to Nifty waaaay back in 1998! "New Kid In School"! Crazy, right?

Anyway, no big speeches or a run through the history of the Shack this time! Just wanted to wish us al a happy anniversary today! June 19th, 2020!

Thank you guys so much for years of support and unconditional love! Both through the good times and the bad. I couldn't have done any of this without you in my corner! So...I've got presents waiting for you! Expect them to come, one after another for the next...hmmm, let's say two WEEKS! ::Giggles::

Oh yes, I've been working hard behind the scenes! And now I get to play with the rest of you! It'll be fun! Promise! LOL!

OH!!! And the ebook version of "Walker Road" went live much quicker than I thought it would! So it is now available on Amazon.com if you want to grab a copy! I'll be posting the completed versions of each "Shelter" prequel every month on the 19th! So look for "Rotting Apples" in July, and "Miles To Go" in August, and so on! And then, I'll be posting "Shelter" itself from then on! Cool? I WISH I could have added the pictures of the text messages in this story, but I don't know how to do that. So I had to work around it. Hehehe! Either way, you can grab your copy of the ebook at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BFRBKHV right now if you like! And it'll pop up in the Comicality Ebook section on Imagine Magazine a bit later on! Cool?

Stick around, folks! I've got more goodies for you today! Trust me! Hehehe!

Seezya soon! And let's get to work on year 23!!! Lucky number! Mystical number! And...you know...Jordan's jersey! Hehehe, Chicago boy for life!

Laters!

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

"I grew up as a sports fan, and I know that a hall of fame is very different than an award for being the best of the year. It's a nod to the longevity of our accomplishment." -*Chuck D of Public Enemy*

 

June 15, 2020: Imagine Magazine #61 Is Now Available!
Posted by Comicality

Before anything else, let me just take a moment to thank each and every single one of you for the emails that you've sent me, the comments yove made on the stories, the rating that you've left on the ebooks on Amazon.com, the donations that you've sent to the Paypal account, the times you posted on the forums or dropped by the chatroom to say hello, the ebooks that you've purchased....just...thanks for being a real friend to me over the years! Thanks for supporting me and giving me the occasional nod to let me know that you were out there, listening, and wishing me well. I don't ask for much...but you've proven yourselves to be true friends, and I can't thank you enough for that.

Friday, June 19th, marks 22 years of hard work and dedication to a site that I never thought would become what it is today. I have you guys to thank for that! Don't ever feel that I take you guys for granted, ok? I will make the effort to tell you thank you, every chance that I can! It only takes me a few seconds, and you have all given much more in my life than that few seconds are worth! So thank you! And I promise to provide you guys with more goodies during our Anniversary celebration! It'll be awesome! So don't miss out! :)

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIb0xbgTK00&feature=youtu.be)

Anyway, today is the 15th, and that means that a brand new issue of Imagine Magazine is now out and available for you guys to enjoy! You've got new chapters from your favorite authors included, AC Fan, JeffsFort, Lindon Weztser, Juju, Julian Taylor, Myke D, Sean E, Hai Tran, and Talo Segura! Also, new additions from MrM, which includes the final chapter of his story "Souvenir"! So be sure to check in for that one. This month's new featured author is Tycho Cleuch, with our very first "Star Wars" themed story! Followed by a one on one interview with me to give you all some insight on his writing process and creative inspiration. Also, new articles and stories from me! And an anniversary message to say thanks, and to give you all a sneak peek into the many...MANY...ebooks that I've been working on for the past month or two! Hehehe!

I think this is the BIGGEST Imagine issue that we've ever had! Yikes! That's awesome!!! Thanks, you guys!!! Let's keep growing! Every issue should be better than the last! And you guys have really put in a lot of work to make this a success!!! Special thanks go out to River Acheron this month too for his article on whether or not fictional characters are 'real'! We got some really good feedback on that question, and you can find that in the new issue as well!

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

Remember...there's a green button at the bottom of every page in Imagine Magazine. You can 'click' that button to just say, "Hey, thanks! I enjoyed that!" It takes a tenth of a second. It burns no calories. Your fingers won't cramp up. You won't miss your favorite show on TV. Hehehe! Come on, you guys...really? YOU are the fuel that these amazingly creative people run on. Don't starve them by being selfish. One click. Consider it a means of securing new material from them in the future. It's much easier than complaining about why they aren't updating later, right? Show some love.

One tenth of a second. Can you spare that? Don't be a dick! LOL! We work HARD on this stuff!

One More thing! A new collection of short stories has been added to the recent GayAuthors Anthology! So click the link below to check out the next few stories! "Accused" by Valkyrie, "Hill Of Candles" by Iomax61, and "Moon Dogs" by CarlHoliday! And be sure to give them some love too, when you get a chance! Cool?

(https://gayauthors.org/stories/browse/category/136-2020-anthologies/)

Alright, that's it for now! I'll see you guys on Friday! We've got a 22nd anniversary to celebrate! Seezya then!

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

""Look, when you can do the things that I can...and you don't...and then the bad things happen? They happen because of you." -*Spider-Man, "Civil War"*

June 5, 2020: *Kiss Of An Angel* Gets Updated! AND...Something New!
Posted by Comicality

Happy, Thursday to you all!

A bunch of stuff is going on right now, and I really hope that you guys are being safe and staying beautiful as you're living your best life! ((Big Hugz)) To you all!

Let me start off by letting you know that Ariel is back in a brand new chapter of "Kiss Of An Angel" tonight! And this is one of those points where it directly crosses over with New Kid In School", so you won't want to miss it! Enjoy! And let me know what you think when you get a chance, k? Hearing from you guys always makes me smile!

(Read It Here & Talk About It Here)

There's a brand new community question on the Shack and the Cafe for a future issue of Imagine Magazine too! (https://imagine-magazine.org/ ) We're asking about what your dreams were as you were growing up and whether or not you pursued them, changed your mind, or simply let them go! So feel free to drop your two cents on either of the boards, or email me at Comicality@shackoutback.net if you want to weigh in! The more answers we get the better! And it really helps me out in a major way! So I hope a few more of you will be willing to speak up and let us know what your dreams were, way back when. :)

That being said, June's Imagine issue is almost finished! We'll be publishing on the 15th as usual, so if you've got some super last minute stuff to send us...let me know. And we'll try to squeeze you in! K? We've got less than two weeks left, and we want to get stuff in order and looking as good as we possibly can before the big release. So send your stuff in asap!

ALSO...GayAuthors' 2020 Spring Anthology is now being made available to the public! This is a collection of stories by some of the most talented, most dedicated, authors on GA, and you DEFINITELY need to check them out! I'm happy to say that I got to submit a short story of my own called "Shared Blankets" that I didn't know was going to be posted today, but, YAY! New story! Go check it out! Also, you've got "Destruction -- Self And Otherwise" By Headstall, and "Explosions" By Carlos Hazday! So be sure to read their newest offerings and give them some feedback and some love and support as soon as you can! There will be more anthology stories released in the weeks to come! So be sure to keep an eye on that space, and you'll have a wealth of brand new quality stories to read whenever you get tired of looking at the same four walls of your room while on lockdown. ::Giggles::

ANYWAY...enjoy "Kiss Of An Angel", enjoy "Shared Blankets", enjoy the new Spring Anthology stories...and just enjoy life! Because I love you all! And love is a currency that you can't buy! Ummmm...wait, that doesn't make sense. Forget it. You know what I mean! Hehehe!

Seezya soon!

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

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -*John F Kennedy*

June 2, 2020: *Savage Moon: The New Breed 35* Posted
Posted by Comicality

This is just a note to let you guys know that "Savage Moon" has a brand new chapter up tonight. So run over and check it out if you get a chance, and be sure to leave a little comment to let me know what you think when you get the chance.

(Read it Here & Discussions Here)

I've been gone for a couple of days, I know. Dealing with some stuff at home. As some of you know, I've lost three classmates to the current pandemic, and a fourth was sent to the hospital a few days ago. I have no way to find out how he's doing. Nobody can go visit, and I don't think he has access to his electronic devices or anything yet, so my friends and I are just sort of waiting to find out whether or not he's ok. I guess no 'bad' news is good news, right? My best friend's father did test positive for Covid-19, but it's been about two weeks and he hasn't shown any symptoms, so it's safe to assume that he'll be alright. Thank God for that.

Anyway, I'm still here. Things are just weighing a bit heavy on me right now. But stories are back in full swing, and I'll be getting back to you guys in my email starting tomorrow morning, k?

Seezya soon. Stay safe. Stay home. Stay beautiful.

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

"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." -*Mother Teresa*

May 27, 2020: Upcoming Holiday Reminder...
Posted by JeffsFort

Hi Gang!

Yup, this is the last shopping day before the 14th Annual Random Cake Holiday celebration begins. That's right! It's time to go out and get that cake, or the ingredients for that cake before it's too late!

Why you ask? Because just as in years past, who doesn't need an excuse to have cake? It's fun, we all need a smile, especially with things as messed up as they are right now. What more reason do you need? It is a part of our online culture! Well, not really. I mean by definition "laziness" is also a part of our online... you get it. LOL!

So take that run out to the local bakery, grocery store, 7-Eleven, or gas station and get you some cake! Doesn't matter what time you have your cake, as long as it's between Midnight and 11:59pm on the 28th it counts. Then why not make it official and hop into the Shack Discord Chat at https://discordapp.com/invite/5rVAUj9 and tell us what kind of cake you had. For a real smile, tell the chat admin, "Reverand_Doctor_Dude" that you are visiting for Comicality's random Cake day. He'll want to know what kind of cake you had. (Well, he may want to know why you didn't bring him cake but, it's not on you to provide him with cake, I mean, the nerve of that guy ;)

So get ready before it's too late. The cake selection at my local Grocery Store was picked pretty dry and I had to decorate it myself... Hey, I tried! LOL! Have Fun!

May 27, 2020: *If Only In My Dreams* (Remixed) Gets Its Second Chapter
Posted by Comicality

Greetings to all of you guys who are reading tonight. I hope you're doing well.

I have to admit to being in a bit of a strange mood tonight, but I'm just trying to take in a lot at the moment, and it can weigh pretty heavy on my shoulders sometimes.

Long story short, the current pandemic has hit the Chicago area pretty hard over the past month or so....and I've been getting calls from my friends to tell me that we've lost three of our classmates to Covid-19 in the past week and a half. Gone. People that I've laughed with, partied with...people I'll never see again. I'm trying to figure out how this whole thing is going to work, but we're going to have to go to the funerals via camera feed if they have it available. My best friend's father was tested positive for the virus, and he hasn't shown any symptoms...but they have to quarantine and check him out for the next two to three weeks to see if anything shows up. This whole thing is just so crazy. It really is.

My apologies for dumping all of this on you guys. I know you probably don't want to hear it. Just...please...PLEASE take care of yourselves out there, ok? If you want to know why it's so infuriating to see people being so stubborn and stupid about this, and not taking the pandemic seriously...this is why. One of my friends was the mother of three kids. She had to be rushed to the hospital, and nine days later she was dead. Nine days. Those kids don't have a mom now. And she probably contracted the virus from some reckless idiot who put going to the beach, or some stupid house party, or eating in a restaurant instead of simply getting take out, over the lives and well being of the rest of us. And, yes, I'm in a fucked up mood...but **FUCK** those people!!! You're toxic to everything you touch and the very oxygen you breathe! And my friends and family are in danger because of it. I am stupefied over how selfish people can be. I really am.

Anyway...rant over. And I'm sorry.

A new chapter of the remixed version of "If Only In My Dreams" is up. I hope you guys like it. Check it out, and tell me what you think. K?

Or...don't. Whatever.

(Read it Here & Discussions Here)

G'night. Seezya soon.

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

"You're just too good to be true. Can't take my eyes off of you. You'd be like heaven to touch, I wanna hold you so much. As long as love has arrived, and I thank God I'm alive. You're just too good to be true...I can't take my eyes off of you. Pardon the way that I stare, there's nothing else to compare. This side of you leaves me weak. There are no words left to speak. But if you feel like I feel, please let me know that it's real. You're just too good to be true. I can't take my eyes off of you." -*Frankie Valli*

May 25, 2020: Scheduled Server Maintenance Notice!
Posted by JeffsFort

Between 2am EST and 6am EST on May 26, the wizards who provide our hosting will be casting a new integrity spell on the rack-mounted totem that contains all of our characters. This is done to ensure not too many of them escape or cause too much havoc on our realm. It may be difficult to reach the sites with your computer as they perform this ritual but if you are able to peer into ethereal realms, you shouldn’t have a problem. If not, I'd suggest you use your own wizardry and save a few chapters locally to get you through.

This ritual should take about 30 minutes for most of our sites. Maybe about a DAY for The Story Lover's Home as Dragons are much more difficult to contain and really do like messing with the wizards. <snicker> 

We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, both in lost reading time and should you become overrun with the group who plans out this time of year to escape normally. Our hopes and gratitude go out to the wizards tasked with this responsibility!

May 25, 2020: A New Chapter Of *Jesse-101* Is Up! :P
Posted by Comicality

Hugs and kisses are going out tonight, from me to you! I hope you're doing well, and I love you lots!

I'm just dropping in to let you know that a brand new chapter of "Jesse-101" has just been posted to the site! I slept in this morning because my cousins spent the night last night. Hehehe, and I have a BUNCH of little cousins! So it was like trying to keep track of entire litter of puppies at once! *NOT* easy! And they've never seen "Aliens" before! :O Are there still people out there who have never seen James Cameron's "Aliens" in the world? I didn't think that was possible! LOL!

Well, I was honored to pump their young minds full of THAT heavy dose of nightmare fuel! And they didn't go to sleep until 'Comsie' hours because of it. Because...cinematic trauma! Hehehe! But still fun!

Anyway, the party must go on! Still on our own 48 hour schedule! So I'll see you guys on Tuesday! Cool? I'm also hard at work on finishing up my GayAuthors Anthology story in the next day or two! And big thanks for the early submissions for the June issue of Imagine Magazine! We're almost half way done with the new issue, and it'll be ready to go on the 15th! Just four days before the Shack's 22nd anniversary! So be sure to keep an eye out! K?

Have fun with the new "Jesse" chapter!

(Read it Here & Discussions are Here)

This Thursday is May 28th! And that means it's Random Cake Day here on the Shack! So be sure to put a few dollars aside to treat yourself for being awesome! (What the hell is 'Random Cake Day'? Read here to find out! https://imagine-magazine.org/releases/volume-60/random-cake-day/ Happy RCD, folks! Smile for me!!! :)

And welcome to all of the Shack's newest readers of all ages from all around the globe!!! Thanks for stopping by! South Africa, Iceland, Israel, Greece, China, India...love you all!!! Spread the word! And feel free to drop by anytime! Welcome to the family!

Alright, I've gotta run! But I'll seezya soon! Take care! Stay safe! And I'll seezya soon!

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

"Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." -*C.G. Jung *

May 22, 2020: *Shelter* Chapter 20 Is Up!
Posted by Comicality

It is a glorious Friday morning where I am, folks! I hope it is where you are too! :)

However, while the bright sunshine may keep the vampires at bay during the day...zombies don't seem to go by the same rules! If anything, there's probably MORE of them in the morning hours! (I mean, have you SEEN me before my morning coffee? Yeeesh!)

Anyway, the latest chapter of "Shelter" has just been posted! So check it out when you get a chance, and as always, I'd love to hear what you think! So let me know when you get a chance! K?

(Read it Here & Discussions are Here)

Not much else to report for now! So enjoy! And I'll seezya in another 48 hours! Take care! And stay safe!

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

"I thought about how there are two types of secrets: the kind you want to keep in, and the kind you don't dare to let out." -*Ally Carter*

May 20, 2020: ::Hisssss:: The Sun's Out! >:P
Posted by Comicality

Hehehe, actually, it's raining here...but it's still a little bright for my tastes! I LIKE the darkness!

That being said, I just wanted to let you guys know that another 48 hours have passed, and that means a new chapter is up and ready for your enjoyment! Today, "Gone From Daylight" returns with a new chapter! So if you're fans of Justin and Taryn and want to know what's going on with them right now, feel free to dive in at your convenience! And if you get a few seconds, be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you're thinking! Cool?

(Read it HereDiscussions are Here)

And if you happen to be brand new to this series, or just need a refresher, you can start the series from the very beginning on my story page here: Gone From Daylight at ShackOutback.net and catch up with everything! I think you guys will like it once you get started! So don't miss out!

HUGE thanks go out to those of you who helped me out by donating to the Paypal account on the site! (paypal.me/comicality) I work in a place that would be especially /dangerous/ to work in right now, so lockdown is a necessity for the time being. But it's really not all that bad at all. I look forward to going back to work, but for right now, a little R&R has done me good!

Alright! That's about it for now! Check out the new "GFD" chapter when you can! And I'm still taking interview questions for the June issue of Imagine Magazine! I've got almost ten good questions right now, and the deadline isn't until June 5th! So if you want to ask anything about the site, the writing, or my personal life...go ahead and send it to my email address at Comicality@shackoutback.net and I'll add it to the list, and send you a personal notice to let you know that I got it. This should be fun! I look forward to it!

Take care, you guys! And I'll seezya in 48 hours!

Love always! Stay safe!

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

"I would rather be known in life as an honest sinner than a lying hypocrite." -*Unknown*

May 18, 2020: *Special Delivery* Has Been Posted! :)
Posted by Comicality

Happy Monday, you guys!

I'm not gonna stay for too long, I just wanted you guys to know that the 'Daydream' short story, "Special Delivery", has now been posted to the site! Something to give you some warm fuzzies for the current day! So let me know what you think when you get the chance! Hearing from you guys is always a blessing, and it truly brightens my day! So thanks in advance!

(Go Here to Read & Go Here for Discussion)

Also, for more short stories like this one, some innocent...and some NOT so innocent, hehehe...exploring the discovery of young love and sex for the first time, you guys can grab one of the two collections of "Daydreams & Lullabyes" ebooks in the Comicality ebook section! (https://imagine-magazine.org/store/comicality/) Volume Three will be coming your way by the end of the Summer, so keep an eye out for that one too! Cool?

For now...dive in, and enjoy! Love you lots! And I'll seezya soon with more!

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

"Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell." -*Edna St. Vincent Millay*

May 17, 2020: *Give It To Me Straight 5* Has Been Posted! :)
Posted by Comicality

Happy Saturday, you guys! I hope this announcement finds you well! Smile for me, k? Life is awesome!

I'm just sending you guys a quick note to let you know that the newest chapter of the series, "Give It To Me Straight" was just posted to the site and the Library tonight! And you can look for the ebook version VERY soon, with the final two chapters added to it, in the ebook section! (https://imagine-magazine.org/store/comicality/) Or, you can also get them in the June and July issues of Imagine Magazine, as well as on the site. So...win/win, right? We are getting right back into our 48 hour schedule tonight! So enjoy! And let me know what you think whenever you get a chance! You know I love to hear from you! :)

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

Big thanks to all of the writers and the readers that made the newest release of Imagine Magazine another smashing success! Thanks for reading, and thanks for clicking that green 'up vote' button too! Your feedback is the only fuel we writers have! So the more fuel you give us, the more goodies you'll get in the future! Thanks for supporting the family. We love you too!

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

Gotta run! But stick around! You never know what might pop up next! ::Nods:: It would be shame if you were the last one to find out about it! :P

Love you lots! And stay safe, you guys! Seezya soon!

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

"Success at anything will always come down to this: Focus and effort, and we control both." -*Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson*

May 14, 2020: A Day Early, And A Dollar Long! :)
Posted by Comicality

Good morning, my beautiful people!

I hope this email finds you safe and sound, and most of all...happy! May your life be full of rainbows and gummy bears! And maybe the occasional blowjob, just for kicks! Because...why not? Hehehe!

I did take a weekend off last week for Mother's Day to spend time with my mom, but we're going right back to our 'one new story every 48 hours' schedule as of today! So look for a few surprises to be coming your way soon! Be ready!

Anyway, I know that we're a day early this month, but the newest issue of Imagine Magazine is now live and ready for you guys to jump into at your convenience! You'll be getting new chapters of all of your favorite stories from Talo Segura, Myke D, Juju, MrM, Sean E, Lindon Weztser, Julian Taylor, Hai Tran, ACFan, JeffsFort, and The Story Lover! As well as a few new goodies from yours truly! :) Monthly articles and extras are also available, and find out about May 28th, and the origins of our annual Shack Holiday...'Random Cake Day'! Hehehe! Enjoy, you guys! And please take a moment to hit that green 'like' button down at the bottom of the page to let the authors know you appreciate all the hard work that they put in! Give them some love! :)



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

Big thanks to all of you guys that have been grabbing the Comicality ebooks this past week! Thank you so much! Love you lots for the purchases! And there's still more to come, I'll just be dropping them all at once instead of one a week like I had planned. I don't know. I change my mind a lot. LOL!

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

Also, for the June Issue of Imagine Magazine, I'm going to be posting a personal interview for the site's 22nd anniversary online! Who's going to be doing the interview? YOU guys! That's who! I'll be taking all questions and opening up about the site, the stories, the history of the Shack Out Back, and much much more. So, if you're a fan of the stories and have any questions about anything that I've written over the years, now is your chance to ask me directly! If you want to know anything about me personally (Obviously not my name, address, phone number, etc! Hehehe, this IS the internet, after all), feel free to ask! If you're an aspiring writer looking to learn anything from the experiences that I've had since I began, ask that too. And even if you just despise me to the very core and want to troll the living shit out of me, hehehe...go for it! I'll be answering those too! Whatever is on your mind, let it rip, and I'll try to answer many questions as I possibly can! The cut off date is June 5th for questions, and please limit yourselves to two or three questions if you can. Cool?

I'll be posting question announcements on the Shack Forum (https://www.voy.com/15900/), the Comicality Library (https://www.voy.com/17262/), and on the Comicality Cafe (https://gayauthors.org/forums/forum/323-cafe/) at Gay Authors within the next 20 minutes or so! So you can ask questions in the reply section below if you like, or you can email me directly at Comicality@shackoutback.net and I'll be sure to add it to the interview! So, if you've got anything that you wanted to know about me, my writing, the stories, or anything else...my digital ears are wide open! So ask away!

That's it for now! Love you all! Enjoy the new issue of Imagine Magazine! And as always, stay home, stay safe, and stay beautiful! ((Hugz)) all around!

Seezya Saturday!

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

"What comes easy won’t last. What lasts won’t come easy." -*Unknown*

May 10, 2020: Still Finding More!
Posted by JeffsFort

Hi Everyone!

As you all probably know, Comicality is a very bust guy. He turns out more content in a month than the average online author does in an entire carreer and he's showing no sign of slowing. (Even after a few attempts to retire!) So it stands to reason that when its archive of his work was set up, It was accomplished by searching through a few different sources to build a "Complete" collection. Things not posted on one site, could generally be found on another. So the task was difficult but not impossible. The problem: every once in a while, I find one that got missed and have to add it after the fact. That's the case today...

Today I posted the short story "Double Take" which somehow never made it on to the mirror site. It was originally released last year and most likely got wrapped up in the whirlwind that is a monthly release of Imagine Magazine. so when you get a moment, take a look at the newest older story being added to the Shack Outback Archive bringing the title count to 170! (OMG!)

Double Take @ shackoutback.net

Make sure to give him a shout at comicality@shackoutback.net to let him know what you think!

May 7, 2020: *My Only Escape 33* Has Just Been Posted!
Posted by Comicality

G'morning, one and all!

Just letting you know that another chapter for another story is up, if you're interested!

Today, it's "My Only Escape" that's getting an update! I hope you enjoy it. I'm super tired at the moment...so, go check it out and let me know what you think. K?

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

Also...look for the Ebook series to appear soon on Amazon! Completely revised, and (hopefully) error free. Grab one if you can. Every penny keeps me going strong. :P

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

Seezya soon! I've still got more. Just wanted to give you guys a chance to catch up. Love you lots. Seezya soon.

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

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." -*Elisabeth Kübler-Ross*

May 5, 2020: *Untouchable 26* Just Got Posted!
Posted by Comicality

Greetings to you all on a random Tuesday morning! :)

Sending out a short announcement to let you guys know that I just posted the newest chapter of the "Untouchable" series a few minutes ago! So, if you're a fan, run on over and check it out! Let me know what you think!

Now...this story does come with a special disclaimer, as it contains 'Adult/Youth' content! Ok? That's content of a sensual, romantic, and sexual, nature...between a 23 year old man and a 14 year old boy. So, if that's not your thing...feel free to skip this one. No hard feelings. You'll have something else to read within the next 48 hours!

If you are a fan of this series, my other stories, or of forbidden love stories in general, then feel free to dive right in. One of the only places that you can find all of the previous chapters in their entirety is on the Shack Outback mirror site! So follow the link below if you're just hearing about this story for the first time.

Shack Outback Mirror

Have fun, you guys! And as always...Stay home! Stay safe! Stay beautiful!

Love you lots! Seezya soon!

PS- Thanks SO much for those of you who have been helping me out and donating to the Comicality Paypal account! (paypal.me/comicality) And also, love and hugs go out to you guys for the happy birthday wishes! You're the best!

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

"My heart tells me this is the best and greatest feeling I have ever had. But my mind knows the difference between wanting what you can’t have and wanting what you shouldn’t want. And I shouldn’t want you." -*Cassandra Clare* 

May 3, 2020: *Kiss Of An Angel 25* is up!
Posted by Comicality

Greetings, Earthlings! :P

Just a quickie for right now to let you guys know that a brand new chapter of "Kiss Of An Angel" has just been posted to the site! So if you're all caught up on "New Kid In School", the flipside companion piece is now available as well! Check it out and let me know what you think! Thanks in advance!

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

Huge thanks for the birthday emails, you guys! I did have a good time with the family who came over to the house with cake and balloons yesterday! I wish I could have put an actual party together this year, but it's not like it's my last birthday. ::Knock On Wood:: So next year I'll just have to make up for it. Hehehe! I appreciate the good vibes, you guys! I love you too!

Also, the story "The Answer" has been posted on the site for DK Daniels' 'Same Love' project! So be sure to give it a read, and let the author know you appreciate their work! Cool?

https://gayauthors.org/story/dk-daniels/same-love/

That's it for now! Seezya soon! More to come!

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

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." -*Dr. Seuss*

May 2, 2020: *New Kid In School 63* is up! :)
Posted by Comicality

What's going on, everybody! Lots of love and cyber hugs go out to our fellow Shackers during quarantine! I hope you're doing well!

Just a few things, and then I'll get out of your hair!

First...the clock just ticked past midnight! Which means it's my BIRTHDAY today! And I couldn't be happier about it! I did want to have fun with family and friends today, but I was planning that months ago, and naturally...the world has changed a LOT since then! Hehehe, so, there will be none of that. But I'm still in good spirits, and I figured I'll just party online for now and save the other stuff for later. So, if any of you guys have any fun, feel good, music, and want to stop by the Comicality Cafe to have some fun...go to Youtube, get the URL for the music video or whatever, and feel free to post it! I'm always up for a good time! I hope you are too!

The Cafe board is located at https://gayauthors.org/forums/forum/323-cafe/ so even if you're not registered at GayAuthors, or just want to enjoy some good tunes yourself, you're more than welcome to stop by! Let's have some fun together! Why not? Show me what you've got!

A brand new chapter of "New Kid In School" went up tonight! So definitely check that out, and let me know what you think when you get a chance! Cool?

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

I did send out another wave of emails, as I've been having a blast answering them and getting back to you all! Expect another wave soon! I'm working on it, and it's a lot of fun! THANKS, you guys! And remember...I love you too!!!

I'm working on the last pieces of my submissions for Imagine Magazine tomorrow! (https://imagine-magazine.org/) If you guys have stuff to send in, let me know. Cool? We're two weeks away from the May issue! I think you'll like it! ::Winks::

I'll be posting the next Imagine Question later on tonight if you guys want to jump in and give your two cents! You can look for that on the Cafe as well as the Shack Forum (https://www.voy.com/15900) so I look forward to hearing your answers! Anonymous replies are welcome on the boards, or you can send them privately to my email at Comicality@shackoutback.net and we'll put it in a future issue of Imagine! K?

One more thing...two more stories have been added to DK Daniels "Same Love" ebook postings on GayAuthors! "The Promise" and "11:50 From Seattle" are now available on the site! And you can also get the ebook for FREE on Amazon and Google, so check them out! And be sure to give the authors some feedback and thanks for putting these stories together for everybody to beat the stir crazy boredom of isolation for the time being! K?

(https://gayauthors.org/story/dk-daniels/same-love/)

That's it for now! I'll seezya soon with more! Take care!

Stay home! Stay Safe! Stay Beautiful! Love always!

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

"Cookies need love like everything does..." -*Agent Smith, "The Matrix: Revolutions"*

April 30, 2020: *The Plateau* Returns!
Posted by Comicality

Hello, one and all! I just wanted to give you guys a quick heads up...

My very first ever full 'fantasy' series, "The Plateau", has a fun new chapter up tonight! So go by and check it out! Be sure to let me know what you think when you get the chance!

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

Also, my short story, "Rear-View", has also been posted as a part of DK Daniels' "Same Love" project! As well as other stories like "The Willmore Pizza", "One Little Snowflake", and "Kiss Me, I'm Irish"! Have fun! And remember to drop the authors a little note to say thanks!

https://gayauthors.org/story/dk-daniels/same-love/

Huge thanks for any and all donations to the Comicality Paypal account! (paypal.me/comicality) I truly TRULY appreciate the help! And remember to stay home and safe, you guys! K?

Don't play games with your health and your well being. It's just not worth it.

Gotta run! But I'll talk to you soon! Love always!

Seezya!

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

"Every last one of us has a spark of mischief in our eyes, and that spark of mischief is what connects us all. Not everybody has this. But we’re Carefree Scamps, all of us. And we make people laugh. These are the people whose friendships I value." -*Karl Wiggins*

April 28, 2020: *If Only In My Dreams* Gets Remixed!
Posted by Comicality

Happy Monday, folks! I hope you are all doing well and are staying safe out there!

I've got a ton of last minute edits and final revisions to do tonight, so let's get on with it, shall we?

First of all, while trying to juggle a bunch of stuff all at once, I completely forgot to send out an announcement last week to let you guys know about the newest chapter of "Agenda 21"! So be sure to check it out when you get a chance! The post apocalyptic story started years ago, and I began working on it again during the "30 Days Of Night" updates...but who knew how relevant it would be right now. Hehehe! Just remember, it's all fiction, you guys. K?

Also, waaaaay back in the earliest days of the Shack, I wrote a story for an online friend named 'Jeremy' to help him get through a particularly tough situation. I asked him for all the details and we talked about it, and this is still the only story on the site that I've ever written for someone and their situation specifically. (By the way, Jeremy also became a character again as Jeremy the blood dealer in the "Gone From Daylight" vampire series!) Anyway, looking back at that story, I realize that there was sooooo much more that I could do with it! That was in the first year or two of the Shack being online, and I've learned so much since then. So I read through it, and I started completely from scratch! This is a serious overhaul, and the series is going to be much bigger and much more sophisticated than what you might have seen before! Trust me on this. I've been really excited with how the story is going so far.

The first chapter is now up and available for you guys to read! So dive in, and let me know what you think when you get some free time! Also, the original is still available on my story page if you want to check that out as well. (Spoilers, obviously! As that one is completed) But this remixed version will be a whole new ballgame! Trust me on this!

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

I'm currently working on finishing up my submissions for Imagine Magazine as well right now! The next issue will be ready on May 15th, so if you've got anything that you want to submit, let me know at Comicality@shackoutback.net and I'll see if I can save you a spot! We're always looking for more ideas and more quality writing! So let us know if you're interested!

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

ALSO...a round of applause goes out to DK Daniels at GayAuthors tonight! He wanted to put together a series of short stories to help keep you guys busy and well entertained during the current pandemic, and not only will he be posting one of those short stories every day over the rest of the week, but he's also offering it as an ebook for FREE! You'll see new stories from AC Benus, Brayon, Mikiesboy, Thorn Wilde, and Wayne Gray, and I threw in a brand new short story of my own to help out with the effort! Be sure to let the authors know what you think, and that you appreciated the work they put in! Thanks to DK Daniels for sharing his heart with us! Look for daily stories and details at https://gayauthors.org/story/dk-daniels/same-love/ when you drop by! ((Hugz))

One last thing...

I have a birthday coming up on May 2nd! That's this coming Saturday! I was actually planning on partying this year, since I sort of blew off the last two birthdays without doing anything special. Obviously, that's not possible now. ::Shakes Fist:: "DAMN YOU, COVID-19!!!" Hehehe, but, the show must go on! So I'll just have to party online this year! If you guys want to party with us, just come by the Comicality Cafe and post some feel good music for us to dance to! Go find a youtube music video, right click, 'copy video Url', and paste it into the body of the Comsie birthday party post on May 2nd! That's it! We might as well all get some good times and some good tunes out of all this! Cool? The Comicality Cafe is at the link below! Hope to see you there! :P

https://gayauthors.org/forums/forum/323-cafe/

Alright, back to work! I have been answering emails in short waves, and two or three waves have already gone out, but I've still got a long way to go! So I hope to talk to you soon!

As always...stay home! Stay safe! Stay beautiful! Love you all!

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

"I can't make you love me if you don't. You can't make your heart feel something it won't. Here in the dark, in these final hours, I will lay down my heart and I'll feel the power. But you won't. no, you won't." -*Bonnie Raitt*

April 25, 2020: *Left Without Words 18* Has Been Posted!
Posted by Comicality

Happy insomniac hours, people! Hehehe!

I would have posted this earlier, but I needed it to smooth things out a bit, and I didn't because...sleep. :P

Anyway, long story short, a new chapter of "Left Without Words" is now up for you guys to read! I still have more to post for the Lockdown Relief updates, but had to concentrate on ebooks for a week or so, because that might be the only income I'll be making about a month or two from now. Gotta plan ahead, just in case, you know?

Otherwise, I'll have to go back to stripping! "Calling Johnny Banana Cock to the stage!" (Plays Nelly's "Hot In Herre")

Hehehe, anyway, enjoy the new chapter! And let me know what you think when you get a chance! K?

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

Also, I figured we could all use some feel good vibes out there. I was actually planning to have a big party for my birthday ths year, but...um...nope! Stay home! LOL! My Birthday is on May 2nd, which is next Saturday! And all I want is some good music to jam to! That's it! So look for a post on the Comicality Cafe (https://gayauthors.org/forums/forum/323-cafe/) where you can add your videos in the replies below! Hit up Youtube, find a song that inspires you or makes you smile, makes you dance, whatever...right click, copy url, and paste it for me! The party must go on after all! And good music is good for the soul! :D

Anyway, hope to see you there! Stay home! Stay safe! And I'll seezya soon!

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

"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work." -*H. L. Hunt*

April 20, 2020: *Jesse-101* Just Got Posted!
Posted by Comicality

I hope you guys are relaxing and being safe at home tonight!

I did have to step away for a few days, but I didn't go far. Promise. I can't imagine that there is ONE thing outside of a five minute radius from my house that would be worth risking my health and potentially my life for. So I'm staying put. I've got PLENTY to do! Believe me!

Stay home!

Anyway, a brand new chapter of "Jesse-101" has just been posted to the site! (I certainly buried the lede on that one, didn't I? LOL!) So go check it out! Have fun! Let me know what you think when you get a chance! And remember...stay home! Stay safe! Ok?

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

Nobody is shutting down businesses, emptying the streets, spending trillions of dollars, and storing an excess of bodies in freezer trucks outside of your local hospitals, in an attempt to 'trick' you! Don't be stupid! Let's get through this, ok?

Take care!

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

"I'm a SURVIVOR! I'm not gon' give up! I'm not gon' stop! I'm gon' work HARDER! I'm a SURVIVOR! I'm gonna make it! I will survive! Keep on surviving!" -*Destiny's Child*

April 17, 2020: *GFD: Fanboys* Gets A New Chapter!
Posted by Comicality

Good morning! I hope this finds you well! :)

I'm gonna keep this short as I'm already working on polishing up the next release! (No, that's not a metaphor for masturbation! LOL! The next STORY! Get your minds out of the gutter! just kidding...my mind lives in the gutter! It's comfy down there!)

A brand new chapter of the story "GFD: Fanboys" has been posted! So, I hope you guys like it! Let me know what you think when you get a chance! (Note* The mirror site somehow did not have this story available for some reason so, the entire story up to this newest chapter has just been added!) If you haven't read the "Gone From Daylight" vampire series, or just aren't a fan, that's ok. This story isn't a vampire tale. It's more along the lines of "New Kid In School" or "Jesse-101". So, even if you've never read "GFD" before, you won't have to. But it would be a bonus if you did! Hehehe, just saying...

(Shameless plug over)

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

Also, you can find a bunch of other "GFD" spinoffs in the "GFD: Worlds" section! So be sure to check that out as well! There's a whole other treasure trove of stuff for you to discover in there!

GFD Worlds @ gayauthors.org or GFD Worlds @ shackoutback.net

Also, you've still got the newest issue of Imagine Magazine to soak up some of your free time while we're all on lockdown! Thanks to everybody who dropped by, participated, and supported us this month! You guys are the best! Love you too!

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

Alrighty then! That's all for now! See ya later!

Stay home! Stay safe!

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

"When you touch a man's body, he will enjoy the moment, when you touch a man's heart he will remember it forever." -*Dixie Waters*

April 15, 2020: Imagine Magazine #59 Is Live!!! :)
Posted by Comicality

Happy 15th, ladies and gentlemen! I hope you guys are staying safe and healthy out there!

I am definitely happy to be back and awake at the wheel these days! Feeling great. Was sick for a little bit, but the show must go on! We're starting back up with a brand new issue of Imagine Magazine for April! With new chapters of your faves by Ruwen Rouhs, Lindon Weztser, MrM, The Story Lover, and more! Also new additions from Sean E, Hai Tran, Talo Segura, Jeffsfort, ACFan, Julian Taylor, and Juju! A very cool submission from DK Daniels jumps in to party with us, and be sure to read the first chapter of "The Legends Of Blood" by our featured author for April, Myke D, as well as the interview to follow! We've got a pretty full issue this month, and next month's will probably be even more stuffed with awesome content! So keep an eye out in the future! And remember to click that green button down at the bottom of every story or article you liked to let these hard working writers know that you appreciate them! K?



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

MAJOR thanks goes out to everybody who participated in this newest release, both in front of and behind the scenes! Thank you for making Imagine Magazine the success that it is! Let's keep going! And anybody else who wants to join the party, if you have some free time (Hehehe...let's be honest...MOST of us have a TON of free time right now!) then you're more than welcome to become a part of the Imagine family! Drop me a line at Comicality@shackoutback.net and let's see what you've got!

I would also like to thank you guys who have grabbed my ebooks from Amazon.com or have sent in a donation to the Paypal account for the site! Thank you sooooo much! I love you 3000! :)

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

One last thing! The newest Imagine Magazine Q & A question is out there on the Shack forum (https://www.voy.com/15900/) and the Comicality Cafe (https://gayauthors.org/forums/forum/323-cafe/) if you want to put your two cents in! This time, we're talking about...ummm...'size'! Hehehe, so I'd love to hear your thoughts on this if you get a chance! Reply when you can!

That's it for now! Please be safe! Stay healthy! And do your part by STAYING HOME!!! Ok? I know that things are a little weird right now around the globe, but we can get through this. Keep your head up, and let's all ride this out and get back to 'normal'.

The Shack is now back in full swing! Enjoy the show!

Love you all! Seezya soon!

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

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." -*Marilyn Monroe*

April 11, 2020: A Short Update...
Posted by Comicality

I wanted to reach out to you guys today and wish you well. I really hope that you guys are taking care of yourselves and staying safe. And I apologize for being a bit absent for the last week or so.

We've had a few scares in our family recently, concerning the current pandemic, and luckily, everything turned out to be ok so far. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I've also been sick myself for the past few days, but it's not related to what's going on. It was for a few days, and I'm feeling better already. But being sick with 'anything' these days is a cause for alarm. Again, we've been lucky so far.

BUT, I didn't vanish on you guys! Just needed some time to deal with some personal issues and family issues on top of it. I'm back to my 'Comsie work' (Sorta), and getting my strength back. Cool?

A HUGE thanks to everyone who submitted something for the new April issue of Imagine Magazine!!! (https://imagine-magazine.org/) It is being put together as you read this, and the new issue will be up on April 15th, just like always! And if you guys are new to Imagine...where have you been? ::Giggles:: Go on and catch up on all the back issues! You CAN'T tell me that you're busy! Because a majority of you are supposed to be at home! Check it out! You might like it! And look for the next issue next Wednesday on the 15th! Cool?

Also, thank you guys sooooo much for the ebook purchases (https://imagine-magazine.org/store/comicality/) and the donations to the Paypal account at paypal.me/comicality during this time! I love you lots! And it's the only income I'm gonna get for a while, so...the support is MUCH appreciated! ((Hugz From A Safe Distance))

Anyway, I'm gonna finish up my stuff for Imagine in the next day or two, and then I've got that whole 'Lockdown Relief' series of stories to post, and new ebooks, and leftover GFD spinoffs and other stuff. I'm just now catching up with some stuff that needed my immediate attention in terms of keeping my loved ones safe. Thanks for being patient with me. This isn't how I planned for things to go, but who did? You know?

In the meantime, feel free to drop by the chatroom some time! I have been dropping by quite often before I got sick! But I'll be back soon! And there's a lot of good people there to talk to showing up all the time! So feel free to come by and have fun whenever you like! The links is https://discordapp.com/invite/5rVAUj9 and just tell 'em Comsie sent ya! ::Giggles:: (Psh! Like I have any clout in that place! LOL!)

Love you lots! Please stay inside! Stay healthy! And stay beautiful! Seezya on the other side of this mess!

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

"You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun." -*Shaun Hick*

 

March 30, 2020: The 'Lockdown Relief' Updates Start With *New Kid*
Posted by Comicality

Greetings from home base! Or, like...Comsie headquarters! Whatever! Hehehe!

Alright, so while we are all at home (Hopefully) around the globe, trying to make the best out of a heavily contagious bad situation, I wanted to put together a huge batch of new stories together for you guys to stay at home and read when you get a chance. I can't do much...but at least I can try to help you guys stay busy while on lockdown. K? Writing stories is what I do, and it's all I've got to give. I wish it could be more.

Just...PLEASE...STAY HOME!!! Ok? Read a story, read a book, play some video games, watch hours of Youtube, binge a few Netflix shows...all of the shit that you would normally use as an excuse to NOT take care of your every day priorities? Do all of that shit now! Cool? Please. You endanger yourself, and you endanger everyone that you come into contact with, by being stubborn about your daily routine. Take this seriously. Stay updated on current developments. Keep clean and be cautious. And encourage all of your family and friends to do the same, so the world can get a hold of this problem and start working its way back to normal. K?

Alright, speech done.

We're starting off with a brand new chapter of "New Kid In School" today! And there is more to come throughout the week! Cool? So sit still, relax,
and let me entertain you for a while. It's free! Hehehe, so what have you got to lose, right?

Let me know what you think when you have the time! (And let's be honest...if you're self quarantined like you're /supposed/ to be...you've got nothing BUT time, right now! So show some love! ::Giggles:: Don't get lazy on me! Unless you're deliberately TRYING to ignore me and hurt my feelings...in which case....carry on.)

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

I'm trying to put together my stories and articles together for Imagine Magazine as you read this, and it should still be released on the 15th of April as planned. (https://imagine-magazine.org/) So, if any of you guys have any submissions to turn in, please do it as soon as possible, starting today, so we can put the magazine together and make time for any unforeseen last minute issues or whatever. K? It would help out a lot! And thanks in advance!

Also! Big thanks to you guys who have grabbed up a bunch of ebooks over the last week! Thank you, thank you, thank you! It really helps me out! Especially now! (https://imagine-magazine.org/store/comicality/) I appreciate the support! And, as always, every penny counts! Because I've only got two handfuls of pennies to count anyway! LOL!

That's it for now! Love you all! I'd send out hugs, but...you know...social distancing! :P

Take care! Stay home! And let me work some magic for you while you wait to go back out into the world again. K?

Seezya soon!

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

"And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about." -*Haruki Murakami*

March 17, 2020: Imagine Magazine #58 Issue Is Live! :)
Posted by Comicality

https://imagine-magazine.org/

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Yesterday was the 15th! And that means that a brand new issue of Imagine Magazine is up and ready to go! So jump in and give it a look when you get a chance! New chapters of your favorite monthly stories are waiting for you, some articles, some poetry, some writing tips, and cute boys too!

Also, the new Imagine website is fully operational, working better and faster than ever before! Also much better for your mobile devices! AND, now there's a voting system added to every single page! So you can show your appreciation with the simple click of a button to let our authors know that you love them! Cool?

This month's featured author is ACFan! And the first chapter of his story, "Memories", will be there as well as an interview with yours truly!

So have fun, you guys! And I'll seezya soon!

 

Be safe! Be clean! Stay healthy!

March 2, 2020: *A Class By Himself 33* Is Up!
Posted by Comicality

Happy Sunday to all in attendance this evening! Welcome back!

I just wanted to send out a short announcement to let you guys know that a brand new chapter of "A Class By Himself" has been posted not long ago! And I know that some of you have expressed a bit of sadness over the fact that one of the shack's biggest stories will soon be coming to an end, but I'm wrapping things up with this one. And while I will miss these characters dearly when it's all over and done with...the story that I wanted to tell from the very beginning has been told. And it's time to lay one of our favorites to rest, once and for all. We'll make a celebration out of the final chapter when it happens, k? :P

Besides...once I put it under the 'complete' tag, I might actually get a few more people to READ it for the first time! ::Snickers:: Gobble gobble gobble in three days' time, 'thanks' - Goes to sleep! Ugh! SO worth my time. Hehehe!

Anyway, have fun! And I'll seezya soon with more!

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

HUGE thanks for the ebook grabs this week!!! Love you guys for that! Every penny helps! So thank you, and I hope you enjoy the updated versions of the stories on Amazon!

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

Also, I've been adding some new stuff to the Comicalityshack Youtube channel this week! So check that out as well when you get a chance!

(https://www.youtube.com/user/ComicalityShack)

That's it for now! I am taking a short break from the stories, starting tomorrow, because I've literally typed my fingers down to the bone, and I'm all sore and old and in pain now! LOL! BUT...you've got a whole issue of Imagine Magazine to read, SEVENTEEN new chapters from me on the site, just from the month of February alone, and I've answered a ton of emails on top of that! But I'll still be around! So keep those emails and comments coming! K? I'm just taking a week or two to get my hands and fingers back in order! Because...ummm, pain sucks!

If anybody has stuff to end in for Imagine Magazine, now is the time to do so! MY email is Comicality@shackoutback.net if you want to get something to me! Cool?

Take care! And I'll seezya soon!

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

"Wisdom comes through suffering.
Trouble, with its memories of pain,
Drips in our hearts as we try to sleep,
So men against their will
Learn to practice moderation.
Favors come to us from gods." -*Aeschylus, Agamemnon*

February 22, 2020: GFD: High Jinx 3, Jesse 101, and Shelter 19!!!
Posted by Comicality

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen and everything in between and beyond! :)

I just wanted to send out a short note tonight to let you guys know that a brand new chapter of a "GFD" spinoff vampire story is up tonight as a part of the continuing "30 Days Of Night" updates fr leap year!

"GFD: High Jinx" is actually a heist story involving three young vampire raiders and the take of a lifetime! I wrote this story with a couple of our real life teen Shackers as the main characters! So big hugs go out to them tonight, and I wish you guys well! Thanks for the inspiration!

This is the third chapter so far! So let me know what you think when you get a chance! I'd love to hear what ya think! And I'm sure my 'actors' would too, at some point! Hehehe!

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

Also, for some odd reason, I added this story to the site, but not to the "GFD: Worlds" section! I guess I forgot to link it in with the other
vampire stories before, but I have corrected that tonight! Cool? Welcome to the list, "High Jinx"! :P

(https://gayauthors.org/stories/browse/world/gone-from-daylight/)

Hehehe, while telling everybody else to keep up with me, I'm apparently having trouble keeping up with myself these days! ::Giggles::

Welcome back for another new chapter, Shackers! This time around, "Jesse-101" is peeking its head in to enjoy the party with the rest of us! So enjoy! And let me know what you think when you get a chance! Cool?

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

A brand new chapter of the zombie apocalypse themed love story, "Shelter", is now available for you guys to gobble up! If you get a few extra seconds in your day, let me know what you think! It's always good to hear from you! And it just pumps me up to write even more! Mwah! Thanks in advance!

Also, I just found out that the link to the "Shelter" chapter in February's Imagine Magazine issue
(https://imagine-magazine.org/) was broken! :O

Sorry about that, you guys. I was juggling 150 things all at once, and I didn't go in to double check! But big THANKS to 'Mick' on the Library for giving me the heads up! I'll try to see if we can get that fixed some time soon. Cool? I appreciate the help, dude!

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

Hope you guys like it! And I'll be back soon with even MORE! Oh yeah, we're not finished yet! Hehehe! So take care! And thanks for the comments, love, and support! I love you TOO!

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

" I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the lakes." -*C.S. Lewis*

February 15, 2020: Imagine Magazine's February issue Is Now Live!
Posted by Comicality

https://imagine-magazine.org

The newest issue of imagine Magazine is now available for you guys to read whenever you get the chance! And that means new chapters from your favorite stories and authors in the Imagine family! The Story Lover, MrM, Juju, Julian Taylor, Ruwen Rouhs, and more! Also, new chapters from Talo Segura, and our new featured author for the month, Hai Tran, who has written a "Gone From Daylight" series of his own, adding another exceptional goodie to the "30 Days Of Night" updates for February! So be sure to check everything out, along with a new chapter of "Shelter", and your usual basket of gifts with every new release! Cool?

Enjoy! And be sure to let the authors know that you love them by sending a note or a comment to say thanks! You guys are the greatest inspiration that we have! So keep giving us your love and support, and we'll keep giving you the stories that you've come to know and love!

Seezya soon! And look for more to come soon! :)

February 10, 2020: GFD: Bloodstained Duet 3 Has Been Posted!
Posted by Comicality

A brand new chapter of this story is up today to continue with the "30 Days Of Night" updates! However, there will be another chapter of this series going up in a few days. I'm taking some extra time editing a certain ummm...'conversation' between the two main characters. "Bloodstained Duet" goes to some VERY dark places, and it's meant to be somewhat disturbing, but I want to expand on a few things and make sure that I'm being somewhat responsible for what I put out there in the ether for you guys to read. Hehehe! 

So, if you're looking to dive into some seriously messed up parts of the human psyche, check this story out and let me know what you think when you get a chance! And look for Chapter 4 this coming Wednesday night! Cool?

Stay safe, and I'll seezya soon!

GFD: Bloodstained Duet @ shackoutback.net

February 6, 2020: Untouchable 24 & 25!!!
Posted by JeffsFort

https://shackoutback.net/?t=CWYSqpOrs4jouvvn

Hi everyone! Yeah, I know Comicality usually has a message of his own for story releases or news but, I needed to post this one myself. As you all may or may not know, all of the stories on this mirror site are also on the Gay Authors Forum with one exception; you guessed it, "Untouchable".

Without going into any real detailed explanation, we all decided that if we were going to host a mirror site of all of Comicality's work, we were going to host "ALL" of comicality's work, minus the stuff that is considered premium content on GA and that included the story Untouchable. So why am I explaining that right now?

Apparently, in preparing to add the brand new Chapter 25, I found that somehow I missed the posting of Chapter 24! Not sure how that happened but to make up for it, not only am I giving you a "Twofer", but I spent a couple of minutes bringing over the updated cover image for the story. (Wow, right? LOL!) So hope you enjoy the extra read and please let Comicality know what you think, either at comicality@shackoutback.net or at https://www.voy.com/17262/

February 2, 2020: On The Outside Returns Tonight! :P
Posted by Comicality

 

I know that it has been a while, but as always, I never ever forget ANYTHING when it comes to my stories! Hehehe! So always keep the faith that something new is coming until they're all finished. Promise! ((Hugz))

Enjoy the new chapter, and let me know what you think when you get a chance! Cool?

On The Outside @ shackoutback.net

February 2, 2020: GFD: Awakening Posted!
Posted by Comicality

GFD: Awakening on shackoutback.net

This was a GFD vampire idea that I had a massive amount of different ideas for, but never released any of them for the fans to read. Well, I'm working on fixing that problem. :P So the first chapter of the newest addition to the GFD family has now been posted, with Chapter Two coming very soon! So check it out, and let me know what you think when you get the chance. Cool?

Thanks in advance! And I'll seezya soon!

 

 

February 1, 2020: *30 Days Of Night* Begins!!!
Posted by Comicality

Good evening to you all! I hope this newest email announcement is finding you in good spirits tonight!

I just wanted to send you all a quick note to let you know what was going on at the moment, and allow you all to join the party at will! Cool?

First of all, let me apologize for a brief vanishing act over the past week or so, as I was dealing with a rather aggressive stomach flu, and it was beating the living SHIT out of me, both day and night! Hehehe! To say that I was not clear headed enough to be my usual 'social' self would be a severe understatement! But I'm recovering from that right now, and by next week, I should be back to normal. Ugh!

Anyway, everything else is still on schedule! Including the beginning of a new "30 Days Of Night" series of updates for leap year! So, for all of you fans of "Gone From Daylight" and it's many MANY spinoff stories...you've got a LOT of vampire presents waiting for ya! I hope you guys enjoy them! Tonight, we're starting with the grandaddy story of the whole movement itself, "Gone From Daylight"! Chapter 51 is up, and there is more to come soon! So give it a look, and feel free to let me know what you think when you get the opportunity! Cool?

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

I am working hard on the February issue of Imagine Magazine as well! If any of you guys have any submissions for the newest issue, PLEASE send them to me as soon as you can so we can get everything straight and ready to go for the 15th! Don't wait until the very last day and toss me something, because you might get bumped to March instead. Cool? We like to stay at least a week ahead of schedule if we can. ((Hugz))

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

And, before you ask...YES! Other, non-vampire, stories from the site will be continuing on this month as well! K? So don't miss out, as I've got some surprises waiting for you there as well! ::Wicked grin::

That's it for now! Enjoy the newest chapter! And if you want to start on the revamped ebook versions of "Gone From Daylight" in the Comicality Ebook Section! Link down below!

Have fun! Thanks in advance! And I'll seezya soon with more!

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

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

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." -*Martin Luther King Jr.*

January 23, 2020: Left Without Words - Again? So Soon?
Posted by Comicality

I was running out to work when I posted the newest chapter of "Left Without Words", so I didn't get a chance to put out an official announcement right away! I should start getting these ready ahead of time from now on. Hehehe! But yes, I know it's only been a few weeks, but a new chapter is up and ready for you guys to read! So drop by and give it a read when you get a chance, and let me know what you think!

(Left Without Words @ shackoutback.net) and discussions in our Voy forum: (https://www.voy.com/17262/)

Also, the techy magicians behind the scenes of Imagine Magazine have let me know that there are certain twists and tweaks being done to make everything run even smoother and faster than ever before. As well as being more efficient on mobile devices. So I think you guys will definitely like what they've done to bring the site to optimal performance and all that! Big thanks to them for putting in the hard work! Because I'd be totally lost without them! :P

And THANKS for the support, you guys! We're getting between 400 and 700 hits per day right now, and it's growing! You're all awesome! Love you too!

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

If you guys have any Valentine's Day issue entries to submit, please try to get them in by the first of the month, or no later than the 7th if possible! We want to make sure to get everything set up ahead of time if we can.

Also...a brand new '30 Days Of Night' series will be starting on January 31st, continuing on through the leap year! That means that there is a variety of "Gone From Daylight" themed spinoffs and continuations coming your way in about a week! So be ready!

I have the day off on Friday, and I'll try to get an email marathon going so I can get back to you all! Thank you so much for your comments and compliments! I know that I suddenly switched my email address on you guys without warning (Trust me...I didn't have any warning either. ::Middle fingers:: Outlook.com!), but I'm building things back up to where they used to be, little by little. So if you sent me anything at my new email address recently (Comicality@shackoutback.net) then I hope to be getting back to you this weekend! K?

Gotta run! Seezya soon! And enjoy the new "Left Without Words" chapter!


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

"“True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding." -*Ellen G. White*

January 17, 2020: Imagine Magazine's New Year's Issue Has Been Posted!
Posted by Comicality

It's past the 15th of the month! And that means a brand new issue of Imagine has gone live and is ready for you guys to dive in whenever you're ready!

I can't express how thankful I am that you guys have been reading and supporting this newest effort for almost a year and a half now, and MAJOR thanks go out to everybody who has worked so hard to submit new material, month after month, without fail! The issues are growing bigger and more popular with every new release! That's all thanks to you! ::Group Hugs::

This is the beginning of a brand new year, and we're sliding into it with our heads held high! New chapters from your favorite stories, thanks to the Imagine writing team! New articles, new pics, and more! Also, we have a brand new author this month! Talo Segura has posted the first chapter of his very first story, "Milo", for you guys to enjoy this month! And he and I have a featured author's interview directly after, where you can learn about his ideas, motivations, and writing process. So be sure to check it out! And drop him a line to let him know what you think of his story when you get a chance.

Welcome to the family, Talo! And thanks for the story! I've been enjoying it!

New stories and articles are already being polished up and submitted for our February Valentine's Day issue next month! So if you guys have anything to send us, let me know right away so we can save you a spot! I'm thinking that this next issue is going to be HUGE! Hehehe, so...the more the merrier! Come join the party!

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

A brand new 'Comsie Q & A' question has been posted on all the forums this morning. This one is about social norms, the masks we wear, and what it might be like to live without them. I'd love to get your ideas on this question if you get a chance. So give me what you got! Anonymous answers are always welcome, on the forums or in my email. So send away. I'll keep my eyes peeled! :P

Big thanks to all of you guys who have recently purchased some of my ebooks on Amazon!
(https://imagine-magazine.org/store/comicality/)

Every penny counts! And the less I have to work, the more I get to write.
So it's all win/win for the both of us, right? Hehehe! Thanks a ton. I love you too!

Alright then...gotta run! More to come this weekend! And along with the regular stories in February...I'm gearing up for another "30 Days Of Night" update marathon! That means a bunch more "Gone From Daylight" level vampire stories are just two weeks away! Be ready! It's going to be a dark ride!
::Wicked Grin::

Also, look for more updates to the ComicalityShack Youtube Channel <https://www.youtube.com/user/ComicalityShack> throughout the day and night! This week's Gay Short Film is called "Room Closet"! Definitely give that one a look as well, and show some love to the folks who put that short film together.

That's it for now! I'll seezya soon! I hope the new year is treating you well, you guys!

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

"No matter how hard you work, someone else is working harder." -*Elon Musk*

January 15, 2020: Imagine Magazine #56 Is Live!
Posted by Comicality

https://imagine-magazine.org

The January issue of Imagine Magazine is all done and ready to go! So drop on by and check it out! We've got new chapters of your favorite stories from the imagine writing team, more articles, more talented cuties, and a brand new featured author interview with Talo Segura, who has included the first chapter of his first story, "Milo"! Welcome to the family, dude!

There are already stories and articles being readied for the Valentine's Day issue next month! So if any of you guys want a spot, start working on your submissions now! It's sure to be a larger than normal issue!

Have fun! Enjoy! And feel free to write to the authors to let them know what you think of their work! Cool?

Also, I would like to dedicate this issue to JeffP's feline 'assistant', 'Angel'...who was sadly lost just before the holidays last year. You were loved. Live on.

Take care, you guys.

 

January 12, 2020: My Only Escape 31 Is Up!
Posted by Comicality

A brand new chapter of "My Only Escape" is up today! I hope you guys like it. (I took some extra time trying to get the dialogue right. It's a hard thought process to explain sometimes when in the mind of the main character) Let me know what you think when you get a chance. K?

Seezya soon with more!

My Only Escape - Chapter 31

 

January 4, 2020: *The Plateau* Returns For More...
Posted by Comicality

Happy Friday, you guys!!! I missed ya! :P

Sending another quickie your way to let you know that a brand new chapter of my very first (And ONLY) full blown 'fantasy' story, "The Plateau", has just been posted, and it's available for your consumption! Hehehe! I was planning on having this posted in time for the holidays, but I get knocked around quite a bit now that I've got a ton of family members to celebrate with. But it was a good time, so...win/win! :P

Enjoy the new chapter! And be sure to take just a few seconds to let me
know what you think! K?

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

Also, a new Q & A question is happening on the Shack and the Comicality Cafe tonight! So, if you want to comment and leave a little bit of your personal knowledge and wisdom on the newest topic...please feel free! The more comments that we get, the better! I'm counting on you guys to help me out here. Hehehe! I can't spew all of the knowledge out by myself!

(https://www.voy.com/15900/)

(https://gayauthors.org/forums/forum/3-comicality-cafe/)

That's it! Sweet and simple! Have fun! And I'll seezya soon with more! Love you lots!

- Comicality

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

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." -*Helen Keller*

January 2, 2020: Welcome to 2020! XD
Posted by Comicality

Happy New Year, you guys!

I am wishing you all of the love, laughter, and luck, that I can in the near future! It's a strange thing...but I always seem to have the WORST of luck on odd numbered years! I think that I'm cursed that way, hehehe! But then an even year shows up, and I get even stronger than I was before. I'm hoping that 2020 will continue that pattern.

In 2019, I lost a few good friends, lost some close family members, had the worst computer crash that I've ever had since I started the Shack all those years ago, had my email address blocked and taken from me...I've had to start all over from scratch in a lot of ways after the events of the last nine months or so. But I feel GOOD about making it another year! And I am going to take those lemons and make the sweetest, most mouthwatering, lemonade you guys have ever tasted out of 'em! Hehehe! So my outlook is bright! I hope yours is too!

Anyway, just wanted to let you guys know that a brand new chapter of "New Kid In School" has just been posted tonight! So go check it out, and let me know what you think when you get a chance!

Also, thank you for your comments and emails on the recent posts of "Holiday Rush" and "Give It To Me Straight"! Much appreciated! And remember, I love you too! :)

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

Oh, and we are just two weeks away from the newest issue of Imagine Magazine! So if you've got anything to send in for the January issue, let me know at Comicality@shackoutback.net so we can save you a spot! K? I have some emails from a few of you, and I'll be getting back to you this weekend! Talk to you then!

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

That's it for tonight! Sip some champagne for me (Or, for my younger audience, some sparkling grape juice! Hehehe!) And expect to hear a lot more from me! ::Wicked Grin:: Indeed!

Take care, and best wishes!

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

"Cupid, draw back your bow, and let your arrow go straight to my lover's heart for me. Nobody but me. Cupid, please hear my cry and let your arrow fly straight to my lover's heart for me." - *Sam Cooke*

December 28, 2019: I Hope You Had A Holly Jolly Holiday! :)
Posted by Comicality

I spent a lot more time with my family than I thought I would on Christmas and Christmas Eve, but it was definitely a good time and I don't regret a moment of it. Very good time! Hehehe!

Anyway, I wasn't around much yesterday, but if any of you guys forgot to peek under the tree, I left you guys a couple of presents under there!

So, to make this quick...Chapter Eighteen of "Shelter", and Chapter Three of the story, "Holiday Rush", has been added to the list! So check it out, and let me know what you think!

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

That's it for now! The holiday celebration continues this weekend! So I'll seezya then! Mwah!

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

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." -*Voltaire*

December 17, 2019: Imagine Magazine Holiday Issue Now Available!
Posted by Comicality

My sincere apologies for the 24 hour delay on this one, you guys! I have been running around to the point of exhaustion lately, and this is one of the biggest issues that we've ever put out, but it did go up last night and it's ready for you all to enjoy!

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

Just head on over and dive in whenever you get a chance! We've got new chapters from MrM, Juju, Lindon Weztser, TrueFan, Julien Taylor, JeffP, and more! As well a GREAT collection of Christmas stories from The Story Lover this month! (You were a true /patriot/ this month, dude! THANK YOU!!!) I've, obviously, jumped into the fray myself with a few new stories and articles...and a few special stories to be posted on Christmas Day! So make sure to keep your holiday spirits up after you finished reading! Because I've got some surprises under the tree for ya!

Also, this is officially kicking off our holiday celebration on the Shack! So keep an eye out for new chapters to drop OFTEN over the next few weeks! I definitely worked hard on them, and you won't want to miss what's going on! Hehehe!

BIG thanks to those of you who have recently grabbed ebooks at the Comicality e book store!

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

Thank you soooo much! I sincerely appreciate it! It makes for an awesome gift, after all!

I'm going to take off for now, but there's MUCH more to come! So drop by the site often! And pay attention to the boards and your emails! Blink, and you might miss out on something important!

Seezya soon!!!

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

"The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing others' loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays." -*W. C. Jones*

 

November 24, 2019: My Only Escape Returns With A New Chapter
Posted by Comicality

A new chapter of "My Only Escape" is now available! So check it out, and let me know what you think if you get just a few seconds of free time. As always, this one is a bit difficult for me to write, but I've been dedicated to getting this story told. No matter what. I hope it'll do some good in the long run.

Seezya soon with more! ((Hugz)) And thanks for the understanding and patience you guys have shown me over the years. You guys made writing this story worth it. I love you too. :)

(My Only Escape)

November 18, 2019: The New Parade Of Stories Starts Today! XD
Posted by Comicality

Another quickie for you guys before you get up and go to work today! Hehehe!

Mmmmm...quickie!

The new parade of stories and chapters starts today on the site! So thanks for being patient with me while I've been sorting through all of my files and getting everything back to where it's supposed to be! I've still got work to do, but the challenge only makes me stronger in the long run! So I'm getting used to navigating around the obstacles in my way. It feels pretty good, knowing that the site keeps going, no matter what. I love it! Hehehe!

Anyway, a brand new chapter of "My Only Escape" has just been posted on the site a few minutes ago! So if you're a fan of the series, or a new reader...check it out, and let me know what you think! K?

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

Also, I've added my own answer to the "If Only" Question for Imagine Magazine, and you can find that on all of the forums right now. And HUGE thanks to you guys who chimed in to add some of your own experiences and took the time to tell your stories as well. ((Hugz)) Love you lots for it!

That's it for now! Seezya soon! Enjoy the new chapter! And keep an eye on your emails! Because I'll be back sooner than later! ::Nods::

Take care! And long live "My One True Weakness"! Hehehe!

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

"I kinda like it when you waste my time. I don't really care if you ain't mine. You got me feeling like there ain't no need to think beyond tonight. I kinda like it when you waste my time. Because it means I get to look in those eyes. You got me feeling like there ain't no need to think beyond tonight. So go ahead and waste my time. All day. All night. Go ahead and waste my time." -*Johnny Orlando*

November 16, 2019: Imagine Magazine #54 Issue Is Live
Posted by Comicality

https://imagine-magazine.org/

Hello, ladies and gentlemen and everyone in between! :P

Just wanted to send out a quick note to let you guys know that a brand new issue of Imagine Magazine is now available for you guys to dive into whenever you get the chance! We've got new chapters of your monthly favorites from our talented authors on the team! New articles, writing tips, and the usual goodies!

Also, something brand new from Jeff P begins this month, the next chapters of "Shelter" and "Give It To Me Straight" are included, and a brand new FIRST for the Shack Out Back! 'Comicality' was invited to his very first podcast! :O

Crazy, right???

Naturally, my voice has been digitally altered, but you can get the audio as well as some background on the podcast in this month's issue! So enjoy!

If you have any questions or comments, you can send them to me at Comicality@shackoutback.net and I'll get back to you soon!

Stories start on Monday night! I'll seezya then! :P

October 31, 2019: Happy Halloween! >:)
Posted by Comicality

Let me start by wishing you guys a very happy and safe Halloween! I hope it was a good one for you all! I had to work tonight, but the weather is pretty shitty right now where I am, so there's not a lot of festivities or trick or treaters or anything. But, just as well, because I wasn't here to enjoy it anyway. Hehehe!

First things first...a very IMPORTANT note that I need you all to know, and please spread, if you can! K?

Unfortunately...it looks like the Comicality@webtv.net address is no longer functioning. :(

I've had that email address from the very beginning of the website and the stories, and I never changed it. In fact, I always got a big thrill out of having people come back to contact me even after years of being missing in action, just to say hello and feel good to see that I'm still around. It feels like 'home', you know? But, something went weird and I never got an explanation about it...que sera sera.

SO...as always, the show must go on! And my /*NEW*/ email address is Comicality@shackoutback.net and you guys can reach me there from now on! Please understand, I don't have access to my older emails or my contacts list! So if you sent me something within the last few weeks and I haven't answered you, please look in your 'Send' folders and see if you can forward it to my new address so I can hear from you and respond. And if you just want to wave hello and send me your email address to add to my contacts again, feel free. I'm rebuilding stuff from scratch! (Again) So just drop me a line at Comicality@shackoutback.net and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!

Once again, that's *Comicality@shackoutback.net*

Also, the Halloween release of my very first horror anthology, "Darkness Waits" has been sent in to Amazon.com for its content review for publishing tonight! I had to resubmit the first edition, simply because the HTML code tags were all showing, which makes for a terrible reading experience! But it was an easy fix, and it's out there in the ether right now, awaiting approval! I hope you guys will enjoy it!

As a warning, these stories do contain some disturbing themes and images. It is horror, after all. So it does get dark in some places. But I didn't go overboard, and you'll still be able to recognize that typical 'Comsie Feel' in all four stories! Promise! Hehehe!

"Darkness Waits" is an ebook exclusive! So it won't be appearing anywhere else! You'll have to grab it from the Comicality Ebook Section in Imagine Magazine! Cool? It'll be worth it! You'll see!

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

One last thing! I never posted the short, Halloween themed, story, "Elixir" on the site before! It's an older story from a few years ago, and it's Halloween night, so why not, right? Hehehe! It's just a short, one-shot, story. So check it out, and let me know what you think when you get a chance! K?

(Click Here to Read)

That's it for now! I've gotta run! I'll stay up for a while longer to check on the status of the new ebook, and I'll send you guys another notice when it's live so you an grab your copy first!

One LAST time! My new email address is *Comicality@shackoutback.net* so contact me when you get a second, and I'll know how to get in touch with you again. Don't forget!

Seezya soon! And I love you all! Mwah!!!

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

"Don't work for recognition but do work worthy of recognition." -*H. Jackson Brown, Jr.*

October 27, 2019: *Shelter* Is Back! And A Halloween Treat Is On Its Way!
Posted by Comicality

Good morning, everybody! ::Yaaaawwwwnnn::

Yeah...my 'morning person' tendencies are lacking! Hehehe, I'm an insomniac. I like the darkness of night instead! :P

Anyway, a quick note to let you all know that "Shelter" has just been posted on The Shack site this morning (the mirror site the following morning)! So, rush on over and check it out! And please take a few moments to let me know what you think! I brought this one back in time for Halloween...but the treats aren't going to stop there! ::Wicked Grin::

(Read Shelter Right Here)

I've also got a special holiday treat coming your way this coming Thursday (at long last!)! I hope you guys like this one also, as it's a little outside of the box from what you might be used to as far as the rest of my stories are concerned. You can find a tasty bite of what's to come at the link below! Sleep well!

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rfinqRDiX4&feature=youtu.be)

Now, this will be an ebook /exclusive/ this time around! So you won't find it anywhere else. But don't worry! I'm working on Halloween goodies for the rest of you guys too! K? As for "Darkness Waits", look for it on Amazon on Halloween night (October 31st), or grab your copy through the Comicality Ebook section, and let me know what you think when you get a chance!

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

Alright, that's it for now! Just wanted to touch base for a moment! And look for more surprises within the next week or two! Hehehe...I've been 'busy'. ::Nods:: Seezya soon!

Take care!

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

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." -*Michael Altshuler*

October 22, 2019: *Give It To Me Straight* (Part Two) Posted!
Posted by Comicality

Happy early morning to you all!

This message is a super quickie, so keep up! :P

A new chapter of "Give It To Me Straight" has just been posted on the Library and the site! This was only supposed to be a 2-part story, but I started having 'fun' with it, so now it's three parts! Hehehe, because spontaneous inspiration rocks! So I hope you all enjoy it! And please take a few seconds out of your evening to let me know what you think when you get a chance. BIG thanks in advance!

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

Also, I'm still working on getting my email back in working order, and I'm sure I'm going to have about 150 emails or more to answer once it gets unlocked...but you know me...hehehe! Challenge accepted! Technology can only hold a creative mind back for so long before it gets steamrolled anyway. So I'll be patient for now...

I am finishing up some Halloween goodies for you guys! So keep an eye out for them soon! Cool???

Gotta run! But I'll seezya soon! Love always! :P

PS- THANKS for the ebook sales, you guys! You're the best! More to come, SOON!

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

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

"Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn, could do it no better." -*Dr. Martin Luther King*

October 16, 2019: If you blinked, you might have missed it! :P
Posted by Comicality

https://imagine-magazine.org

The newest Halloween issue for Imagine Magazine went live yesterday morning! So if you missed it, run on over and check it out when you get a chance! 

There are new chapters from Lindon Weztser, MrM, Julien Taylor, The Story Lover, and the rest of our Imagine family! Along with our usual fun stuff and a dark touch of horror for the holiday! Also..."Shelter" returns to the list with a new chapter, and part 2 of "Give It To Me Straight"!

Enjoy, you guys! And keep an eye out! Because I have a few more surprises coming your way! ::Nods:: 

 

Seezya then! >:)

September 30, 2019: Gone From Daylight: Blood Ties 50!!!
Posted by Comicality

I can't stay for long tonight, as I'm working on a TON of other stuff at the moment, but I wanted to thank you guys who sent condolences this week. I really do appreciate the love. ((Hugs)) To you all! It's be a rough few days but life goes on, you know?

Anyway, a brand new chapter of "Gone From Daylight" has been released tonight! I hope you guys enjoy it! Please let me know what you think if you get a few free seconds of internet time. :P

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

Check it out! And I'll talk to you soon!

Ps- My email is having a few issues right now, so I can't really communicate at the moment. But I will get back to you all as soon as possible! K?

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

"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." -*Maya Angelou*

September 16, 2019: Imagine Magazine #52 Issue Is Live! :)
Posted by Comicality

A brand new issue is up for you guys to enjoy! New story chapters from some of your favorite authors! Julien Taylor, The Story Lover, MrM, Beldro Mercier, and more! New articles and fun stuff! Head on over and have a ball! Hell, have two! (Snickers...pun intended!)

https://imagine-magazine.org  

July 15, 2019: Imagine Magazine #50! :)
Posted by Comicality

https://imagine-magazine.org

Who would have thought that this grand experiment of hosting a monthly online magazine full of stories, cute boys, and random silliness, would have come this far? FIFTY issues! That's cause for celebration! Hehehe!

This is our US Independence Day issue, and I hope you guys will enjoy it! New additions from The Story Lover, Juju, Beldro Mercier, Lindon Weztser, Ruwen Rouhs, And Sean E, are all waiting for you right now! As well as new articles, a new Music Mash Up, and my newest Daydream Short Story, "Overheard"! Plus MORE! 

So go ahead and check it out when you get a chance! This is our FIRST anniversary since the big relaunch in August of 2018! And I want to thank you all for the love and support as always! And to all of the people who took the time to submit their work and help us out with each and every issue that we've put out so far! You guys are the absolute best! Thank you! And here's to another year of quality writing, and an excellent magazine for people to jump into in the future! :)

ALSO...there have been 14 months of cute 'Centerfold Gallery Boys' on Imagine Magazine! And this month, you guys are being given a chance to vote for your all time favorite! But you only get ONE! So choose wisely! Hehehe! Results to be posted in the August 15th issue of Imagine! So vote today! You don't have much time!

https://imagine-magazine.org/releases/volume-50/beholders/ 

Take care, and I'll seezya soon! :)

(Sees, Shane and Deme peek out from behind the curtain! "HEY! Not yet! Shhhh!")

July 5, 2019: Chapter One Is Up! :)
Posted by Comicality

Happy 4th of July! I'm just dropping a quick note to let you know that my very first full blown 'fantasy' tale is starting today! This is the first chapter of three, with the others to be posted on the following two Thursdays! Let me know what you think when you get the chance! 

Enjoy!

June 15, 2019: Imagine #49 Raises Its Pride Flag!
Posted by Comicality


Howdy, Shackers! I hope life on your side of the screen is full of blowjobs and candy! Hehehe!

My laptop is running extremely slow today as it's updating stuff that I probably don't care about, but have to struggle through, regardless. Grrrr! So I'll keep this relatively short!

A brand new issue of the Shack's official online magazine, Imagine, is live! So head on over there and check it out when you get a chance! New chapters from Beldro Mercier, Lindon Weztser, and The Story Lover! "The Bully And The Bullied" returns by Sean E. A new "Brandon Smiling" from MrM. And something new from Ruwen Rouhs called, "The Rainboy's Family". And a few Daydream Short stories from me, as well as some new articles and music for your enjoyment!

Next month will be Imagine's *50th* issue!!! Can you believe it? Wow! Hehehe, we'll be sure to celebrate with something special! So drop in and have fun!

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



Also, our youngest author, Juju, is a little under the weather at the moment. So if you have any positive vibes to toss out there into the ether for him to get better, please put them out there. We love you, Juju. Get well, soon, bud. ((Hugz))

Also...we are just a few DAYS away from the Shack Out Back's 21st anniversary online! June 19th marks that one late night when I sat down and used a WebTV keyboard to write the very first chapter of "New Kid In School"! And that, eventually, led to the madness and chaos that you're seeing today! LOL! But you know what? Despite a rough ride...through all of the technical problems and the criticism and the hatred and the attacks and the in-house conflicts and the emotional stress and the heartbreaks and the outside attacks that we've suffered over the years...we're still here. We're still standing strong. And we're doing better than ever! I won't say that times haven't been hard, but I CAN say that, after a journey like the one we've been through as an online family and community, I'm confident that we can get through anything. And that brings me comfort. And peace of mind.

So THANK YOU for 21 years of love and support! For always helping me get back up when I fell from grace. And for being a part of something that I believe is doing some real good for the people who just want a place to call home. I appreciate you all, and I hope you'll join the rest of the family this Wednesday to begin our week long celebration for another successful year online!

New additions have been made to the ComicalityShack YouTube channel! So be sure to check that out as well!

(https://www.youtube.com/user/ComicalityShack/)

A brand new "Comsie Q & A" question is up today! I'll be putting up new community questions on the 1st and 15th of every month, and I'd REALLY like to hear what you guys have to say on each topic! We're looking for a variety of opinions, and we want to hear your thoughts. So don't be shy! Click that 'Reply' button and put your two cents in for a future issue of the magazine! This new question is about public displays of affection! I've added my own personal thoughts this morning, so what are yours? Let us know! The question is on the Shack
(https://www.voy.com/15900/), The Library (https://www.voy.com/17262/), the Imagine 'Inner Visions' board (https://www.voy.com/247962/), and on the Comicality Café (https://gayauthors.org/forums/forum/3-comicality-cafe/)! So, whichever forum you frequent the most...the question will be there
for ya! Hehehe, They're all different! See? I told you that I talk too much! ::Giggles:: So go see them all! And look for a new Jukebox Jimmy challenge to go up today too!

Ok, so what happened to me keeping this short? LOL! I'm leaving! Go read Imagine Magazine, and be sure to come back on Wednesday the 19th for the Shack's 21st anniversary online! Cool? Seezya soon! I love you all! And thanks for being awesome!

Stay beautiful!

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

"I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself." -*Michel de Montaigne*

May 28, 2019: 12th Annual - Random Cake Holiday!!!
Posted by JeffsFort

There are some traditions that were started as a laugh that we refuse to let die. This is one started by our favorite role model and yes, The Fort Family celebrates it to this day...

- Jeff -

Originally Posted on the Fort Family Forum: May 28, 2006 (Edited for General Audiences :P~ )

*Random Cake Holiday* Emailed By Comicality!

That's right! I said 'Random Cake Holiday'! Hehehe! Don't ask any questions, don't worry about the rhyme or reason WHY you should do it...just DO IT! We had a conversation in the chat tonight, and this lack of cake is just unforgivable. So today, I want each and every single person reading this, to go out somewhere and find yourself a piece of cake to eat! I don't care HOW you get it, or WHAT kind of cake it is! But there are just way too many people who have gone TOO long without having a piece of cake!

You can laugh all you want! Feel silly doing it! I don't care! Whatever! Just go out, find some cake, and enjoy it for the simple fact that you CAN! And I'm not talking about some moldy old store bought sliver of cake that you can buy for a quarter at the counter of your local gas station! I mean actual *CAKE*! Go to a bakery, go to a neighbor's house, hit up the old lady that does volunteer work at the resource center in your area, bake your own and give half of it away to someone else who doesn't have cake, play your Cake cd on your car radio..whatever...but don't you DARE let the sun set without getting a taste of that sweet sweet cake goodness! C'mon...don't you want some CAKE??? I do!

The only time we get to have cake is at weddings, birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs, and bachelor parties. And that's just wrong! So if you needed a reason to eat cake, then here it is. It's cake day. GO! Get some! Enjoy it! Do it for the simple fact that you have absolutely NO reason to do it other than I told you so! Hehehe! Savor it!

That's right....I'm going to get mine as soon as I get up tomorrow! Believe me! Mmmm cake...

Spread the word!

 

May 27, 2019: Good morning! And Happy Memorial Day! :D
Posted by Comicality

I want to start off by apologizing for vanishing on you guys for the past five or six days! Memorial Day kinda crept on me, and I found myself with a work schedule that was like...WTF??? WHY??? Between that, and family, and kids getting out of school (I always try to do my babysitting part for my cousins and stuff), I didn't have much time to don the 'Dark Knight' mask of Comicality this week! But, after work today, I'm back in full swing again! That includes the newest story post, "Picture Me And You", chapter 8! It's up on the site right NOW if you guys want to read it! So, enjoy, and take a moment to let me know what you think! K? I know that it's been a while since the last chapter, but I ALWAYS come back! Always!

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

I am finishing up with my contributions for the June issue of Imagine Magazine at the moment! As well as everything else that's in the works! More stories coming! More GFD vampire goodies being edited! More writing tips on GayAuthors for the weekends! More visits to the new Discord chatrooms! More emails! What can I say? I'm an overachiever sometimes! Hehehe! But ONLY sometimes!

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

Drop by Imagine Magazine when you guys get a chance! This last issue is doing GREAT! And I know June will do even better! The Shack Out Back website will be celebrating it's 22nd anniversary online on June 19th! And Imagine Magazine will be celebrating it's 50th issue in July! so don't miss that one either! Everything that I've been able to accomplish since I first started writing online has been a product of YOU guys watching and waiting, supporting and sending in feedback and comments! So this will be more YOUR celebration than it is mine! Thank you all for speaking up and just...making me smile every now and then! For being a valuable part of the Shack family! For coming to laugh with us in the chatroom! And just for sticking with me, thick and thin, and making yourselves known...even when I vanish on you for long periods of time. Hehehe! I see you, and I appreciate you being a real friend. I love you all! You know I do...because I'll come here and TELL you so!

Take care! And I'll seezya soon!

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

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one." -*C.S. Lewis*

May 16, 2019: Imagine Magazine 48 is live...
Posted by Comicality

I had to update my laptop today, and that took a LONG time!!! LOL! I started last night and actually fell asleep waiting for things to get back in working order! BUT...I think everything is finished! SO, back to work!

 I really missed you guys since my last message! I want to thank everybody who sent me birthday messages this year! I took a week off from work, and between the rest, my family, a new Mortal Kombat game, and the GREATEST "Avengers" movie ever put on film...I can honestly say that I enjoyed myself! Hahaha! Best birthday EVER!!!!
 
Also...HUGE thanks go out to you guys who sent in Paypal donations to help me out and support the site!!! I truly appreciate it! (paypal.me/comicality) You're the best! And I will do all I can to make sure I pay you back by giving you guys all I've got to give! Every time! MWAH! Love you!
 
That being said, a brand new issue of Imagine Magazine is now LIVE!!! And we've got some special goodies for you all this month!
 
This is issue #48, which means that we are rapidly approaching the big 50th issue celebration! Wow! Hehehe, and it has now been about a YEAR since the big relaunch, and our attempts to go monthly instead of bi-monthly. The result was a massive success! We get hits and new readers each and every day! So thank you to everyone who stops by and supports the Imagine project! And HUG thanks to everyone who has taken time out to submit work of their own to keep us going strong!
 
This month, we've got new chapters from your favorite authors, Lindon Westzer, Juju, MrM, Beldro Mercier, Jules Porter, Ruwen Rohs, and The Story Lover! Also, "The Bully And The Bullied" returns from Sean E. this month! So be sure to check out chapter two! We have a brand NEW series starting by Julian Taylor, called "Kiss Or Miss", that you will definitely want to see! And an article written by Page Scrawler called "The Boy Who Would Be Queen"! Definitely check that out too!
 
This along with our usual monthly articles and party favors! We're dedicated to bringing you our best! So drop by when you get a chance, and support the authors and the stories that you enjoy! K?
 
 
Submissions from new authors are ALWAYS welcome! Articles, artwork, poetry, etc...contact me at Comicality@webtv.net and I'll do my best to save you a spot in the next issue!
 
AND...now you can make your love for imagine Magazine more interactive than ever before!!! Let me proudly introduce you to the new "Inner Visions" forum!!! If you're a fan of the magazine, drop by! Introduce yourself and say hello to the rest of the new community! New ideas, new comments, new questions! Catch up with some of the cuties from previous issues! Express yourselves! Meet and talk with some of your favorite online authors! Get exclusives on new content! Let us know how you feel about the latest issue, and talk to other people who love the magazine the same way that you do! We just opened up a new playground for you guys to explore and become a part of! So enjoy! And I hope to see you soon!
 
 
I want to let you know that the board IS moderated (meaning that posts have to be approved...because...trolls exist. Hehehe!), but Moderators will be checking the board multiple times a day to approve content, so you won't have long to wait at all. Please...no porn. Let's keep it PG-13, shall we? Hehehe! I don't mind  little naughtiness every now and then, but we know when a line's been crossed. So just...let's not. K? There are a lot of teens reading too. So behave! LOL!
 
ONE more thing!!!
 
There is one of my usual 'Daydream Short' stories in this month's issue of Imagine called, "Double Take"! Check it out! However, there was originally going to be TWO Daydream Shorts this month! Only one is posted in the magazine! The second story, "That One Moment", is available EXCLUSIVELY on the Inner Visions forum right now!!! Hehehe, so...if you want to read it, I guess you'll just have to click that link and go check out the board, won't ya?
 
What??? Am I being manipulative? Hehehe! ::Whistles Innocently:: Not at all. You can choose not to read it. Just sayin'! ::Giggles::
 
Alrighty then! I am doing a LOT of behind the scenes maintenance tonight! Fixing links and the like! But I'll be back soon with more! The floodgates are now officially open! So expect goodies! LOTS and LOTS of goodies!
 
Oh yeah! New additions will be made to the ComicalityShack YouTube channel tonight! (https://www.youtube.com/user/ComicalityShack/) This week's gay short film is called, "Football Boys In Love", and it's already in the favorites section! So enjoy! And look for more additions throughout the night! Including one of the most awesome Star Wars fan film retcons ever made! Wow! LOL!
 
THANKS for all of the new subscribers, by the way! I love you too!!!
 
Take care! And I'll seezya soon!
 
== WORDS NOT MINE, YET MINE ==
 
"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted." -John Lennon

 

April 25, 2019: GFD: We Are Many
Posted by Comicality

Howdy, guys and gals! :)

I am sending out a super quick announcement to let you guys know that the party is still going strong! :P

Tonight, "GFD: We Are Many" was posted to the site for the first time! This is a 2 part short, and both parts are on the site now! It's actually really fun to bind all of these stories together to tell one massive story around the "Gone From Daylight" series, and I hope you guys are enjoying it too! Give it a look when you get a chance, and let me know what you think!

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

I've had a few weird issues posting lately, but...I'll try to figure things out when I have some more time. The stories themselves should be in tact though! So, no worries there!

I'm working on finishing up the enormous finale chapter to "Billy Chase" Book 9, and it will be up on May 1st! So be sure to clear your schedules and get ready for a wild time with that one! Hehehe!

More to come! I've got the day off from work tomorrow! And I've got to wait 8 hours before I can post again! I posted this around...7:30, so...3:30 in the morning? I'll be awake! Hehehe! Seezya then! MWAH!!!

== WORDS NOT MINE, YET MINE ==

"Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road." -Voltaire

 

April 23, 2019: GFD: King's Order
Posted by Comicality

Yes, I'm still awake! Aren't you? LOL!

Anyway, I know that I've been super busy and distracted for the past two weeks...but this '30 Days Of Night' thing isn't anywhere NEAR being done yet, people! I've still got a TON of vampire goodies to send your way! So stick around! Because the show is far from over!

A brand new "GFD" spinoff makes its debut tonight! "GFD: Kings Order"! If your a fan of Comicality vampire stories...and also like King Arthur and the knights of the round table...well, hallelujah! Here's a combination of both! Hehehe! I hope you guys like it! Jump into it, and let me know what you think when you're finished! Cool?

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

And THANKS for the ebook purchases lately! You new readers just got me to 'impulse buy' Mortal Kombat 11 last week! Hehehe! Because that's on of my favorite thing EVER in life...and if you can't splurge on something you truly love and enjoy every now and then...what else is there? You know? Every single penny that you donate to the site, or spend to grab an ebook, is a HUGE blessing for me! Thank you!

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

So, it's because of you guys that I'm getting soooo much enjoyment out of life right now! That...and a few other things that I'll be telling you about soon as a surprise! ::giggles:: But yeah...I splurged on a video game. Sue me! :P

The name 'Comicality' CAME from Mortal Kombat, ya know? True story!

Alrighty then! Jump into the new vampire spinoff! And thanks for the emails and support! I'm answering them as quickly as I can. K? Hope to talk to you soon!

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

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty" -*Maya Angelou*

April 23, 2019: Hiya, *Jesse*!!! XD
Posted by Comicality

I hope you guys all had an awesome Spring Break, and a great Easter weekend as well! I most certainly did! And with a lot of extra hours at work and time with family and all, I think it was good to unplug every now and then over the last two weeks or so! I definitely recommend doing that from time to time. :P

Anyway, the vacation's over! Hehehe! So, feel free to check out the newest chapter of "Jesse-101: Online Celebrity" tonight when you get a chance! Cool? I hope you enjoy it! And please feel free to let me know what you think when you get a chance!

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

A big welcome to all of our brand new Shackers as well! ((Hugz)) Welcome to the site! Drop me a line whenever you like! And I'll be sure to give you guys links for all of the stories that you may be finding for the very first time! Don't want you to miss out on anything important! So, if you're starting any of these series from the very beginning...links will be available to you! K?

Also, thanks for the continuous support of Imagine Magazine! It looks like we're averaging anywhere from 100 to 150 hits a *DAY*, easy! And April is already about to surpass March's issue! So things keep getting better and better, and its all thanks to you! So keep dropping by, spread the word, and we will keep bringing you the best material that we can as a team! ((Hugz))

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

That's it for now! I will see you guys soon! Take care! And thanks for everything!

Love and bunny eggs to you all!

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

"Your first love isn't always the first person you kiss, or the first person you date. Your first love is the one person you will always compare everyone to. The person you will never truly get over, even when you've convinced yourself that you've moved on." -*Unknown*

April 20, 2019: Gotta Get Up Early For Work!
Posted by Comicality

But, before I drop off for the night, I just wanted you guys to know that "GFD: Dead Language" was just posted recently! I hope you guys enjoy it! Let me know what you think when you get the chance! K?

The Holiday weekend will be over on Sunday, and I can stop running around like a maniac for a few weeks! Hehehe! But, hey...sometimes being under pressure is the spice of life! Right?

Have fun with the new material coming your way over the next few days! And I'll seezya soon!

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

And HUGE thanks for the love and support for the recent issue of ImagineMagazine!
(https://imagine-magazine.org/) You guys are the best! ((HUGZ))

Alright, let me force myself to bed! Talk to you later!

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

"Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it." -* Ralph Waldo
Emerson*

April 17, 2019: Now then...where was I?
Posted by Comicality

Afternoon, people! :)

Yes, I got a bit derailed for a week and a half with a work schedule that was oppressive to say the least! I didn't have a chance to do much more than get enough sleep to recharge my batteries enough to have work drain them again! BUT...I have the day off today! Imagine Magazine is live and doing GREAT right now (https://imagine-magazine.org), and things are back to normal for the time being! Hehehe, you guys realize that Imagine's numbers are already rising to beat March's release...and it's only been a day and a half! So...THANKS, you guys! Hehehe! I hope you guys like it!

Now, I have to lower my head and let you guys know that I made a mistake this time around because my brain was juggling too much at once and it slipped under my radar. Our newest featured author, Sean E, DID submit the second chapter to his story, "The Bully And The Bullied" for this issue, and I missed it! Arrrgh! But that's totally on me! So I apologize to you all for that. The next chapter will be up in the May issue, so if you're a fan of the first chapter, it will continue on as planned with the next release. K? I won't let that happen again!

Hehehe, I swear...I need a Comicality secretary or something to keep my brain working!

Also...the 30 Days Of night updates are still coming, and I'm going to be cramming them closer together now so I can get them all out! LOL! Two weeks blew by me so fast that I barely had time to breathe! Jesus! But "GFD: Body Disposal" just had it's second chapter posted about an hour ago! So check it out, and let me know what you think!

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

And if you like the whole 'slag hunter' idea from "Gone From Daylight", be sure to check out the completed "GFD: Nightfall" ebook version when you get the chance! You'll love it! It's an action packed vampire revenge tale with a slag hunter mentor. How can you go wrong? :P

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

Video trailer HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oo_fAxHO1c&feature=youtu.be) if you're interested in getting a peek!

More additions to the ComicalityShack YouTube channel will be popping up tonight as well! THANKS for the new subscriptions!!! We're past 630 people now! And it's still growing! Thanks, you guys! Love you lots!

AND...I'm almost finished with the grand finale of "Billy Chase", Book Nine! It is a MASSIVE chapter! Hahaha, the longest one I've ever written for Billy Chase! So you guys will definitely want to be here to witness the milestone! It should be ready on Wednesday, May 1st! Cool?

Gotta run! But I'll seezya in a few hours! More to come! ((Hugz))

Take care!

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

"The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." -*Albert Einstein*

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!

April 2, 2019: 30 Days Of Night - updates continue today! :)
Posted by Comicality

This time, I'm adding "GFD: High Jinx" to the list! This was a fun vampire spinoff to "Gone From Daylight" that I crafted, specifically, around some of my treasured teen readers from the site! Hehehe, why not turn them into badasses in a story that they've come to love and support? LOL!

They definitely got a kick out of it! And now, you guys can get a kick out of it too! Check it out, and let me know what you think when you get a chance!

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

Now...this is the FIRST chapter of this story, redone and re-edited from scratch! But chapter 2 IS finished, and will also be posted today when I get home from work! There is an 8 hour limit between posts on GayAuthors, and I plan to stick to that. So look for the brand NEW chapter of "GFD:
High Jinx" later on this evening! K?

Enjoy! And I'll seezya soon!

By the way...THANK YOU to all of the new readers for grabbing a bunch of ebooks recently!!! ((SUPER HUGS)) There were nearly 30 purchases this weekend alone! I couldn't be more grateful! Thanks a ton! And I will be bringing more goodies your way soon! MWAH!!!

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

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

"I just called...to say...I love you! I just called...to tell you that I care!" -*Stevie Wonder*

April 1, 2019: 30 Days Of Night - Starts Today! :P
Posted by Comicality


Good morning, Shackers! :)

Today is the first day of April, and I wanted you guys to know that we've got a whole new '30 Days Of Night' series of updates starting today! For those of you who are brand new to the site...that means that fans of the vampire themed "Gone From Daylight" series on the site (Which is the number ONE series on the entire website) will be getting a TON of new stories and spinoffs for the entire month of April!!! And that is kicking off its celebration right now as you read this! We're starting off with a new chapter of "Children Of Sunset"! So we're taking the vampire theme back to the old West! Check it out, and let me know what you think when you get a chance! K?

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

There are MANY more new chapters and brand new stories coming in the next couple of weeks! So stay tuned, and I promise to raise a few eyebrows when I can! Hehehe! Cool?

Now...be aware that these vampire stories will be posted on TOP of the regular Comsie stories that you guys have been waiting on! So look for new chapters of "Jesse-101", "My One True Weakness", "New Kid In School", and more! K? I've been working super HARD on all this stuff! And the more you guys support it, the more inspired I get! So thanks in advance, and I'll be talking to ya soon!

I also wanted to let you know that I'm going to try to drop by the new Discord chatroom around 10 PM my time tonight! So...if you can stop by, it would be awesome to meet you guys and talk in real time. I can't stay for more than an hour or two, but I'll be around, and in good spirits. So have a few laughs with us, meet the family, and make it a part of your weekly routine! I've been stopping by a lot more than usual recently, and that's always fun. Hope to see you there!

(https://discord.gg/YZTXAvc)

Look for more new stories to pop up more frequently than normal over the next few weeks! I've got some decent surprises for you all! Hehehe, let me know if I made you smile! And look for a new issue of Imagine Magazine to pop up on the 15th of April! (https://imagine-magazine.org/) I'm trying to format stuff today, which takes me a while, but I'm working on it. Every issue seems to do better than the issue before it! So thanks for the support, you guys! And always remember that I'm all about getting new writers noticed for their work! So if you want to submit anything to the magazine, articles, short stories, longer stories/series, or anything else...contact me at Comicality@webtv.net so we can get you your own spot in a future issue! Cool?

I've gotta run! But I'll seezya soon! Take care!

PS- LOL! I, literally, JUST posted "Children Of Sunset" before I started writing this announcement email...and it's already at nearly FIFTY views! ::Giggles:: I hope I haven't been starving you guys for content! Hehehe! But thanks!!! Mwah! And always remember...I love you too!

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

"People who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us... It's people who claim that they're good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of." -*"Wicked"*

March 31, 2019: Fort Family Announcement
Posted by JeffsFort

Hi Family!

As one of our favorite holidays is right on top of us, I'm afraid our plans for it have been unavoidably put off. We got an announcement from our hosting service that there will be some much-needed maintenance being performed on the machines that we rely on for hosting. Which means we can expect intermittent outages throughout the day. Now at first, we thought "Hmmm... Maybe THIS was intended as an April Fool's joke..." before we considered how serious our hosting service takes their job. So, even though all year long we have been planning something a bit out there to make up for missing past April Fool's opportunities, we regretfully need to let it go this year. For those of us who think THIS is an April Fool's joke, we have trained you well but, this year that training will not serve you as well as it should. <giggle>

I also want to remind you all that tomorrow, our hosted author "Garrett D.M." ships out to boot camp with the United States Army. I hope you all were able to send him off with good wishes and I personally can't wait to hear some of the stories he comes home with. Those of you who would like to send him a quick message to wish him luck, you can reach him at his listed email: garret.d.m98@gmail.com. I'm sure he would appreciate knowing that we are all with him in spirit.

Til the next update,
*HUGZ*
- Jeff P. -

March 19, 2019: Savage Moon Has A New Chapter Up! :)
Posted by Comicality

I just wanted to drop a quick announcement to let you guys know that a brand new chapter of "Savage Moon" is on the site! So, if you were looking for the next step towards chaos...it's waiting for you! I hope you guys like it! And feel free to let me know what you think when you get a chance!

(The Shack Forum)

Thanks for all the compliments and support for the newest issue of Imagine Magazine! We've been going strong for 8 months now, and there's no signs of slowing down! So don't miss out on the March issue! And we'll be back with more in April! (Imagine Magazine) We are always looking for submissions, articles, short stories, featured authors, etc! So if you've got any ideas, send them along to me at Comicality@webtv.net and let me know to save you a spot! Cool? :)

Thank you all for sending me some 'get well' emails and messages! It always makes me smile! I am feeling a little bit better! Hopefully, this little illness is on its way back to Hell, and it'll leave me alone in another day or two! So thanks for the virtual chicken noodle soup!

That's it for now! Stick around, folks! We've got a busy week ahead of us! Hehehe!

Love always! And I'll seezya soon!

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

"So throw caution to the wind! You and a friend can jump off of a bridge! And if you live? Do it AGAIN!!! Shit! Why not? Blow your brain out! I'm blowing MINE out! Fuck it! You only live once! You might as well die now! People say that I'm a bad influence! I say the world's already fucked! I'm just adding to it! They say I'm suicidal! Teenager's newest idol! Come on, do as I do! Go ahead, get mad and DO IT!!!" -*Eminem*

March 16, 2019: NEW Comsie Q & A For Imagine Magazine!!!
Posted by Comicality

A brand new community question for all of you guys to chime in on for the next issue of Imagine Magazine! Every month, we try to get a variety of answers from you guys on a topic that we feel needs to be discussed out in the open. So if you've got any thoughts at all on any of these issues, please feel free to comment in the reply section below! You can use your screen name or answer anonymously if you prefer. You can also send me your answers at Comicality@webtv.net if you want. All responses will be posted in a future issue of Imagine! So dive in on the 1st and 15th of every month for a new topic! Become a part of the discussion! We'd love to hear what you have to say! :)

Red flags! I know you've seen them before! You've sensed them, deep in your heart. In the back of your mind. Sometimes you just feel it in your bones!

Lord knows that I have!

You see a guy that is really cute, seems really approachable, has a good head on his shoulders and has a lot going for him, right? So maybe you decide to test him out. You get to know him a little better, and maybe even go out on a date together. Sounds like the normal progression towards a happy and healthy relationship, right?

BUT...

Sometimes, you might see a little red flag pop up that tells you that something isn't exactly right here. It might be subtle, and it might NOT be so subtle. Maybe he cringes every time you touch his arm. Maybe he spends the whole night talking about how wonderful his 'ex' was. Maybe he flirts with another guy at the bar. Or maybe he punches a wall because your reservation was pushed back at the restaurant. Somewhere between a few 'off colored' comments, to a lustful grope of your ass without permission...you may suddenly be alerted to the idea that this may not be the guy for you.

But how can you tell ahead of time? For all of our younger Shackers, and some of our older Shackers too, who might be trying out this dating thing for the first time...what constitutes as a 'red flag' when it comes to finding someone to call your own? Are they possessive? Jealous? Do they suddenly pull out a burnt spoon and a lighter to shoot up with heroin? Hehehe!

When looking for a companion, what would alert you to stay away from certain people before that even becomes a problem that you don't want to deal with? Let us know down below!

Chances are...if your first date has a guy asking you, "Do you want to see a dead body? I brought condoms!"...you may want to back out of that situation and run for the hills as soon as possible! Hehehe!

 

March 16, 2019: Imagine Magazine #46 is live!
Posted by Comicality

Good evening, folks! So happy to see ya back again for more goodies! :P

Let me start off by giving you guys hugs for all of the love you've been sending in lately! Believe me, we're just getting started! But the cuddles are nice, just the same! I love you too! Hehehe!

At the moment, I happen to be very ill, and I've been in bed for the last two days. What I originally thought was a particularly nasty flu virus or chest cold...turned out to be Strep Throat. Ummm...I've never had Strep before in my life, and it SUCKS! DAMN, does it suck! And yet, I can't help but to be fascinated by the experience. Hehehe, because it's new.

"Jesus, Comsie! You get Strep Throat, and you're STILL grinning like an idiot???"

Hey! What can I say? Life intrigues me. Bad times and all.

That being said, even though it's a few hours beyond our usual midnight posting, the new issue of Imagine Magazine is up for the month of March! And with me being down for the count with an illness, and our commander in chief dealing with wounded hands and a sprained wrist right now...it was NOT easy getting this up in time tonight! LOL! But you can't keep a couple of good guys down! So enjoy! And be sure to let us know what you think!

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

Brand new chapters are up this month! New "Brandon Smiling" and "Souvenir" from MrM! New "Let Me Tell You About Bob" from Jules Porter! New additions from Lindon Weztser and The Story Lover! Our youngest writer, Juju has a new chapter of "Duncan: Out Of Exile" this month, and a new chapter of "Golden Bridge Chronicle" from Beldro (Which I'm behind on, but will try to catch up soon!)! And our featured author of the month is Sean E, with his story, "The Bully And The Bullied"! So be sure to check it out, and welcome him to the Imagine family! Look for future chapters in the issues to come! All these, plus your usual collection of extras and bonuses! The goodies that you've come to love and expect from every new issue of Imagine! Including a new chapter of "Shelter" and the finale of the three part story, "Holiday Rush"!

"Holiday Rush" will be released in a day or two, once the publishing goes through at Amazon! So yes...you'll be able to read the final chapter in Imagine, as well as purchase the entire series as an ebook on the same day! Cool? So look for that asap!

One more thing...

For the 'Comsie Q & A' section of Imagine, I' looking to have you guys maybe jump in and add your two cents to some of the topics of discussion that we ask from month to month. The more answers, the better! I will be posting these questions on The Shack message board (https://www.voy.com/15900/), The Library (https://www.voy.com/17262/), The Comicality Café (https://gayauthors.org/forums/forum/3-comicality-cafe/), or you can email me directly at Comicality@webtv.net with your answers! Cool? We've tackled everything from 'gaydar', to safe sex, to heartbreak, to secret relationships, to coming out of the closet. It could really help a lot of people in need, and you never know if your advice and personal experience could make a huge difference in someone's life. Check it out if you get a chance! And respond if you get the urge!

This time, we're talking about 'Red Flags'! Ever been on a first or second date, and the other person did or said something that tipped you off to the fact that...okaaaay, dating him/her might not be such a good idea? Let us know what you look for in terms of red flags when starting a relationship or looking for a partner! The more answers, the better. :)

Ok, so...I've lasted longer than I thought I would...but I'm super drowsy right now. See...sleepy PM medications and stubborn insomniac tendencies are mortal enemies! But I knew that I was destined to lose this battle eventually. Still...FUCK medicine! LOL! I wanna stay awake, dammit!

Ahem...let me regain my composure here...

I love you all! I may have to stay home tomorrow for contagion's sake, but...I'm feeling better than I did yesterday. So I guess that's a plus. Love you all! And I'll seezya soon with more! K?

== WORDS NOT MINE, YET MINE ==

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." -Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

March 6, 2019: Updates Today!
Posted by JeffsFort

Hi guys,

There was no official announcement sent with this but we have a couple of updates that need to be mentioned to you so, I'll be your guide today! Hehehe!

Today, Chapter 14 of "Left Without Words" is now live on Comicality's Mirror Shack as well the brand new Chapter 23 of "Untouchable" which is difficult to find outside of our home here and the Nifty archives. Be sure to grab a snack and get comfortable. As always, Comicality delivers as only he can!

Be sure to let him know what you think at comicality@webtv.net!

 

February 24, 2019: Comsie Q & A For Imagine March
Posted by Comicality

 

Hi, guys! XD

I'm trying this out today to see if I can get used to using the site a bit more confidently! Hehehe, my technological confidence is usually pretty low. :P But, as you guys may know, every month in Imagine Magazine, there's a Q & A section where we get YOU guys to weigh in on certain topics and let us know what you think! We've discussed everything from coming out, to falling for your best friend, to sexual safety, to masturbation, to our first experiences with pornography. I'd love to keep opening up candid conversations about stuff like this from month to month! And the more these themes may make you blush...the better! Hehehe!

Anyway, I'll be posting a new question every few weeks to get your input. Either here, or you can email it to me at Comicality@webtv.net if you like. And anonymous posts are welcome as well. Just let me know that you don't want your screen name added to the Imagine post. K? Keep an eye on this board for more in the near future! I can't wait to hear what youhave to say! 

Thanks in advance! And i love you all! ((HUGZ))

 Jealousy!


Sometimes, it's something that we can control, or at least keep under wraps in order to keep the peace. But...if you had to be totally honest about it...would you say that you were a jealous person when it came to your relationships?


Now, before you answer...understand that I'm not instantly saying that jealousy is this awful disorder and you're a bad and obsessive person for feeling that way. It doesn't have to always be that severe. Maybe the boy you love is sharing a joke and a laugh with a stranger at a bar somewhere. Maybe they shared a secret with someone that they had never shared with you before. Maybe they're just gorgeous, or have a great singing voice, or a body and six pack abs to die for. Maybe people flirt with them all the time, and it drives you CRAZY, because you know that they could pick any one of those flirtatious guys at random and go home with them tonight if they wanted to.


Whatever the situation, whatever the cause or effect...jealousy is a real thing. It can raise its ugly head when you least expect it, and cause a bunch of problems before you're able to get it back under control again.


So...jealousy! Do you ever get jealous? In a good way, or a bad way? Is there even a good way? What do you think causes it? And how do you overcome it...if at all?

Feel free to leave your replies on the Shack's main message board at https://www.voy.com/15900/92673.html when you get the chance! K? All coments are welcome! And I'll definitely be adding answers of my own too!  

 

 

 

February 24, 2019: Shelter - Chapter 14 Is Up!
Posted by Comicality

Hi, guys and gals! Or, as the late great Stan Lee used to say, 'True Believers'! :)

Just a quick note today to let you know that Chapter 14 of the zombie apocalyptic story, "Shelter", has been posted on the Shack today! So check it out, and let me know what you think, k?

(The Shack Voy Forum)

Look for the NEXT chapter of "Shelter" to pop up in March's issue of
Imagine Magazine on March 15th! Don't miss it!

(Imagine-Magazine)

That's it for now! Seezya soon with more!

Love always!

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

"Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn't what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You...Be Free...Share." -*Steve Maraboli*

February 22, 2019: Billy Is Back! :)
Posted by Comicality

Happy 'middle of the night', folks! Hehehe!

What??? It's not like you didn't know that I never sleep if I can help it! Don't look so surprised! How do you think I keep all of this stuff running as not-so-smoothly as I do??? It doesn't come from a good night's rest, I guarantee it!

Anyway, I can't stay long!! I'm still trying to answer emails at the moment, and I'm sorry if I haven't gotten back to you yet. I'm working on it. Promise! Also, the finished chapters are now being posted on the site as well as on nifty! That includes the newest chapter of "Billy Chase" that was just posted a few hours ago! So check it out, and let me know what you think! K? I always love hearing from you guys.

(Our Voy Forum)

Imagine Magazine is still doing GREAT! And if any of you guys have something that you want to add, a story, an article, some poetry, etc...let me know at Comicality@webtv.net so I can save you a spot! K? It's all first come, first serve! So don't procrastinate! ::Giggles:: At least, not as badly as I do! If you want to showcase for your talent and possibly get some new readers to your story to support all of your hard work? Say the word, and consider it done! K? Let's get you some well deserved attention. :)

You can view previous issues of Imagine at the link below to see if you think you'd be a good 'fit'. Cool?

(Imagine-Magazine)

MAJOR thanks again to those who donated to the site through Paypal! I love you lots for it! Only makes me want to work harder! (paypal.me/comicality)

That's it for now! But there is SO much more to come! So keep an eye on this email! Because we've got weeks full of goodies to come! ::Nods::

ONE more thing!!!

New additions have been made to the ComicalityShack YouTube channel today!

(Comicality's Shack on YouTube Channel)

Sorry, I've gotten rusty! ::giggles::

This week's Gay Short Film is called "Wild Beasts"! So check it out, and
give the creators some love and support when you can! Cool?

Ok, I'm done now. Promise. I'll stop blabbing now! Seezya soon!

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

"No time for moping around! Are you kidding? Ain't no time for negative vibes, cause I'm winning! it's been a long week, I've put in my hardest! Gonna live my LIFE! Feels so good to get it right! So I like what I see when I'm looking at me when I'm walking past the mirror! No stress through the night at this time in my life! Ain't worried 'bout if you feel it! Got my head on straight, I got my vibe right, I ain't gonna let you kill it! See, I wouldn't change my life, my life's just FINE!" - *Mary J Blige*

February 21, 2019: *Gone From Daylight* Has A New Chapter Today!
Posted by Comicality

Good afternoon, Shackers!!! :)

This is just a quick note to let you in on a few things, and then I'll let you get back to your day! I've been in a super goofy and happy mood lately, so I figured I'd spread the love and get you guys to smile too! Always a good thing!

First of all, THANKS for your comments and emails on the newest issue of Imagine Magazine! I'm happy to hear that you guys enjoyed it so much! And if any of you want to submit any work of your own for future issues, just contact me at Comicality@webtv.net and let me know! We'll try to save you a spot! K?

(Imagine-Magazine)

Also, a brand new chapter of "Gone From Daylight: Blood Ties" has now been posted! So head on over and give it a look, and if you get a few
seconds...let me know what you think! K? We've got some major events coming up soon! So be sure to catch up if you're behind! ::Giggles::

(Our Voy Forum)

Also, the 'Q & A' part of Imagine Magazine is looking for your input! new questions will be posted with every release on the Shack forum (Where is where I spend most of my time online!). So if you want to put in your two cents, that's the place to do it! Our current Q & A question is "Green Eyed Monster", and it's about jealousy and envy in relationships! So feel free to give us your thoughts. Cool?

Or, just come by and share some giggles with us and have fun! That's always a bonus! :P

(Comicality's Shack Out Back - The Other Voy Forum)

That's it for now! I'll seezya soon with more!

Feeling good! I hope you are too! Love always!

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

"When you truly love yourself, you do not envy the good fortune of others but trust that there is enough love and abundance to go around." -*Dr. Debra Reble*

February 15, 2019: Imagine Magazine #45 Has Gone Live!!!
Posted by Comicality

https://imagine-magazine.org

Happy 15th of the month! And also, a belated Happy Valentine's Day greeting, directly from me to you! Whether you're with someone special, or just take some time to love yourself...never stop! Love is the one inexhaustible resource that we have. So give as much of it away as you can while you're here! K?

Anyway, a brand new issue of Imagine Magazine is now available for you guys to dive into if you're a fan! We have some goodies waiting for you over there! Also, new additions to your new fave stories! New stuff from MrM, Lindon Weztser, Beldro Mercier, Jules Porter, and The Story Lover! If you guys get a chance, please take a moment to send them a comment to let them know that you're reading! You have no idea how much of an adrenaline shot that is for a writer's inspiration! :)

Also, a special treat this month...our featured author, Juju, has posted the first chapter of his new story, "Duncan: Out Of Exile" in this new issue! Juju is the youngest author we've featured to date. At only 15 years old, I can tell you that he's highly intelligent, articulate, and creative. Not to mention quite 'bold' when he needs to be! Hehehe! So check out his first chapter, and our one-on-one interview about his writing process directly after!

Also, expect your usual collection of articles from me, personally, a brand new chapter of "Shelter", writing tips, fun facts, and a glimpse into the 'Gay Like Me' section on the ComicalityShack Youtube channel...where there is an entire archive of short gay teen films just waiting for you right NOW if you want to check them out!

As always, HUGE thanks to everyone who took the time to submit their work and their time and energy into helping us make, yet ANOTHER, successful issue of Imagine Magazine! It's been over six months now since the reboot, and we're going stronger than ever! So thanks to all of our content creators, and big thanks to Jeff and AC and everyone who helps to put the finished product together and having it look so awesome in time for posting!

((Hugs)) All around! I love you! And I'll seezya you soon! 

Hehehe, keep a close eye on the site this week! Just...ummm...just sayin'. >:P

February 8, 2019: My Only Escape 28
Posted by Comicality

I have to keep this super quick, as I have to work extra hours this week because...dumb people get fired. Ugh! Which punishes us all, trying to cover their responsibilities for them. BUT, that'snot going to slow me down at all! What can I say? I'm in a champion mood this week! ::Giggles::

Alright, first things first...a brand new chapter of "My Only Escape" has just been posted on the site! So check it out when you get a chance, and let me know what you think when you get a few seconds of breathing room. K?

HUGE thanks to you guys for giving me support and feedback and emails, sharing abusive stories of your own. I can't tell you how much it means to me to be this 'exposed' to you all, and having you embrace me regardless. It can be tough sometimes, but as I reach the final chapters of this series...I can honestly say that I'm glad that I was able to hare this with you all. And I have no regrets. It's a part of my life that I would finally love to put to rest...and your love and respect has been instrumental in making that happen. So thank you for that. You've made me a better man for it. And I hope this story does the same for others who have been through the same.

(The Shack Voy Forum)

BIG thanks to you guys who have contributed personal donations to the paypal.me/comicality! Every penny counts, and I am eternally grateful to know that you guys support the site like this! Thank you!

Alright, then! I've gotta run! Life is calling! :P

Have fun with the new chapter! More to come! And I'll be working to finish up Imagine Magazine's February issue this weekend! So keep an eye out for that on the 15th! And if any of you guys want to send something in for the March issue...contact me at Comicality@webtv.net so I can get you a spot! We're past the six month mark now for new issues, and we just keep growing! Jump in and be a part of it! We'd love to have ya!

(Imagine Magazine)

Seezya soon! And I love you too! XD

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

"No, not everything is gonna be the way you think it ought to be. It seems like every time I try to make it right, it all comes down on me. Please say, honestly, you won't give up on me...and I shall believe. I shall believe." -*Sheryl Crow*

January 23, 2019: *Jesse-101* Is Back!
Posted by Comicality

Kisses and hugs to you all! I hope you're doing well! :)

Thank you for the comments and emails on the recent stories! Just know that I'm nowhere NEAR being finished with you all! ::Giggles:: So enjoy the sudden windfall!

A brand new chapter of "Jesse-101" is up tonight! So join Tristan and Jesse when you get a chance, and let me know what you think when you get a chance! I read every comment, and respond when I can. So thanks in advance, and look for more soon!

(The Shack forum)

I will be back for more tomorrow, but I am answering emails and doing a few story reviews tonight! So I hope to get back to you guys at long last! Also, I'll be scheduling an appearance in the Chatterbox Chatroom for next week, so I can talk to some of you, one on one! It's been a while, and I miss you guys! So I'll seeya then!

Gotta run! I have tomorrow off from work, but I'm on a "Punisher" Netflix binge right now! LOL! So be patient with me! It's sooooo good! I LOVED the first season! But season two? JESUS!!! Hahaha!

Yeah...I'm a fan!

Take care! And stay beautiful!

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

"I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or seeing me." -*Lady Gaga*

January 19, 2019: Imagine Magazine #44! Happy New Year!
Posted by Comicality

As of the 15th, a brand new issue of the Shack's official monthly magazine is now live and available to you all! XD

The magazine has been doing better and better with every single month! And now that our momentum has been rolling on for a few months now, this is almost starting to get EASY! Hehehe! So expect bigger and better things in the near future! BIG thanks to everyone who contributed to this issue and have been faithful to Imagine for so long! YOU guys are the reason for our success! Thank you!

  https://imagine-magazine.org/

 This month's issue has updates to your new favorites! 'The Story Lover' is our featured author for the month! So check out the first chapter of his sci-fi epic, "Hearts Across Space", and our one on one interview directly afterward! THANKS for the submission, TSL! :)

 Also, this issue has the big finale for MrM's "The Seashell" series! So don't miss it! I have some catching up to do, myself! Yikes!

 We also have new chapters from Jules Porter, Ruwen Rouhs, Lindon Weztser, Beldro Mercier, and more! Not to mention my usual healthy contributions of my own! Including the second chapter to the WILDLY popular Daydream Short, "Holiday Rush"! Only one chapter left to go, so stay tuned for more soon!

 (Short note...I am working through some continuity issues with the newest chapter of "Shelter" to make sure that I'm keeping things straight in my head. But it should be up later on today or tomorrow! Cool? Gotta make sure that I get this right the first time!)

 Anyway...enjoy the newest issue! And all the issues to come before it! And all the issues to come AFTER it! Hehehe! What can I say? Winning ROCKS! 

 Seezya soon!

 I'm not quite done with you all just yet! ::Giggles::

 Love always!

January 1, 2019: Hapy new Year! 2019!!!
Posted by Comicality

A swift note today to wish you a happy new years morning! And I wish you guys all the blessings that 2019 has to give!

Don't waste a single minute on sorrow, hatred, or complaining! Let's all make this year of moving forward and finding joy in the life we've been blessed with! K? Quit being miserable! LOL! There is so much to be happy about! Find it, and make it yours!

I have been spending a LOT of time with my family lately these past two weeks, and it has been absolutely amazing! I had a lot of fun! Believe me! But I didn't forget my duty to the rest of guys, k? I'm answering as many emails as I have time for, I've been on the boards, I've been writing an entire HORDE of new chapters for you guys to enjoy, I'm working on more writing tips for GayAuthors, finishing off stuff for GayAuthors Premium, finishing off my submissions for Imagine Magazine's January issue...I even found some time to drop by the Chatterbox Chatroom a few times to talk to you guys directly! So, I've been a busy bee, to say the least!

Obviously...I've only got so many hours in a day, and I can't be everywhere at once...but I'll be damned if any of you say that I didn't try! LOL! So I hope to talk to you guys soon!

That being said, my 'Christmas Celebration' is now gonna have to be a 'New Year's' celebration! Because...family and such! Hehehe! But, no worries! I'm starting right now with the original plan! Cool?

A brand new chapter of "Billy Chase" was posted on the site about an hour ago! And this is almost a TRIPLE SIZED chapter!!! So I hope you guys enjoy it! And let me know what you think when you get a few free seconds away from youtube cruising! ::Giggles::

(Go To: The Shack Forum)

We're not stopping here, of course! So stick around, and I'll seezya later on tonight! Cool?

Love you lots! And thanks for supporting the site! I'll be around to thank you, personally, soon! I just need to make sure everything is nice and polished first! Coo? Seezya then!

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

"Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well." -*Theodore Roosevelt*

December 30, 2018: Happy Holidays!!! :)
Posted by Comicality

I truly hope that you guys had a good time over the holidays! I certainly did! So I've been smothered in family for the last day or two, and will be again this coming weekend! BUT...I haven't been lacking in my Comsie work! I've been putting together some sweet presents for you all over the past few weeks! And it's time to start our celebration tonight! :)

Let me start off by saying that our weirdness with Imagine Magazine has been fixed. It only took a few hours, but everything is secure and in working order again! So drop by and read the stories and articles whenever you like! Cool?

(Go To: Imagine-Magazine)

A brand new chapter of "Jesse-101" has been posted to kick off our Shack Out Back holiday celebration! So dive in and check it out when you get a
chance, and let me know what you think! Now, I can only post one chapter every 8 hours or so, but keep checking back! Because there is MUCH more to come! Hehehe, Merry Christmas!

(Go To: The Shack Forum)

Big thanks to you guys who donated to the Comicality Paypal account for the holiday season! (paypal.me/comicality) ((HUGZ)) Every penny counts, and I LOVE you so much for helping my Christmas be a little bit brighter this year! You guys are the best!

I've gotta run! But more is coming in a few hours! So keep your email open and your eyes glued to this space! Hehehe, we've got a party going here! And this is just the beginning! Enjoy!

Seezya soon!

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

"I am glad it cannot happen twice, the fever of first love. For it is a fever, and a burden, too, whatever the poets may say." -*Daphne DuMaurier*

December 26, 2018: Celebration! :) But a few tidbits first!
Posted by Comicality

I hope you guys had an awesome holiday season! I certainly did! And had a blast with my family yesterday! As you guys know, I was always in Chicago...so I was usually hundreds of miles away from the biggest part of my family for the holidays, unless we made the exhausting road trip to come down and visit for a week and then take another trip back home. But this year, everybody is here. And it was a LOT of fun! So I definitely enjoyed
myself!

Anyway, we've got a week long holiday celebration to power through! And it's starting today! I worked extremely hard on it these past three or four weeks, so I hope you guys like the new chapters! And please let me know what you think when you get a chance!

MANY new stories are coming your way over the next couple of days! So get ready for some good feels and some drama sprinkled in for good measure! All of these can be found on the site, and on the Comicality Library!

(The Shack Forum)

Also, I've sent off another flurry of emails this morning! So, if you've been waiting to hear from me, check your inboxes! I was tied up with family yesterday, but I spent as much energy as I possibly could on emails last night. It was Christmas, so I can do better...but I made an effort to get back in touch with as many of you as I possibly could. K? And I'll do more tonight! I just need to rest my typing fingers for a bit. LOL! My palms cramp up when I do too much at once. You have no IDEA how much that hurts! Owwww! But I'm working on it. Promise!

HUGE thanks to those of you who sent in donations to the Comicality Paypal account as a Christmas gift! You guys are SO damn cool for that! Thank you! You make everything I do online worthwhile! And you inspire me to work even harder to make sure that the stories are up to standards, every single chapter. Thank you!

(paypal.me/comicality)

One other thing before I leave you guys alone...

There has been a tiny hiccup with the server that hosts Imagine Magazine, and it happened on Christmas Day! So getting a tech involved to help out
wasn't really an option. Now, when I say 'tiny'...I really do mean 'tiny'! Basically, there were updates happening online, and they sort of screwed up the security measures that were put in place to ensure everyone's privacy, depending on what browser you guys were using. So, there's some weird generic message that pops up about the site not being secure and people hacking your personal info and stuff. Ummm...no. LOL! That's not happening. The Shack doesn't collect, remember, or share, ANYBODY'S private info. No emails, no IP numbers...nada. It's just a random message that let's people know that the security measures we had in place haven't been updated since the server's been upgraded. So all of your info is totally safe, and the server is more secure than ever. That's just a blanket screen to let everyone know that there were a few hours where our hosts had to work on getting our fortress more fortified. Nothing more.

So, my apologies if you got some cryptic message about hackers and all that. LOL! Trust me...I'm not that important. So click away. And things will be back to normal today or tomorrow. It's just a matter of making sure that everything is in working order like it was before the update happened. K?

Speaking of Imagine Magazine.../*WOW!!!*/

(Imagine Magazine)

I saw the numbers for the individual hits and new visits to the site, and they were phenomenal! Thank you SOOOO much, you guys!!! The relaunch issue back in August was one of the biggest issues Imagine Magazine had ever had up to that point, with over 8 /THOUSAND/ visits from you guys! Things held steady through September and October...but the November issue blew August out of the water with a whopping 13 thousand PLUS visitors for that one issue! And December's issue is already half way towards beating /that/ record, with three weeks left to go! So MAJOR thanks to you guys who have been reading and commenting and supporting this project! I truly believe in it, and I am overjoyed that you do to! Big thanks to all of our writers and programmers who have submitted work and have worked hard to make this project a success! To Jeffsfort, and ACFan, and Beldro, and VampireMystic, MrM, Lindon Weztser, Owen Mendel, The Story Lover, Jules Porter, and MANY others who have stepped up and have been sending in quality material to make the magazine shine the way it does! It's because of you guys and your contributions that we're doing so well! So thank you for that!

And, of course, more people are always welcome to jump on board! Give me a shout at Comicality@webtv.net if you're interested in joining the ne Imagine family! We'd love to have ya!

Alright...that's it for now! I've got a week long celebration to publish for you all! Seezya soon!

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

"Because you never know where life is gonna take you, and can't change where you've been. But today...I have the opportunity to choose." -*India Arie*

December 16, 2018: Imagine Magazine #43 Holiday Issue Is Up!
Posted by Comicality

Good evening, fellow Shackers! :) Just wanted to let you guys know that the Holiday issue of Imagine Magazine is now available! So go check it out when you get a chance! Our featured author for the month is Beldro, and you can read the first chapter of his story "The Golden Bridge Chronicle" in this issue! Be sure to let him know what you think when you get a chance!

Brand new chapters are popping up from MrM, Lindon Weztser, The Story Lover, and more! Plus your favorite monthly articles, a new chapter of "Shelter", and a few other Christmas goodies for you guys to enjoy!

Have fun! And thanks for the love and support! You guys are the best! And you're the reason Imagine is doing so well! Numbers don't lie, and we're getting bigger every month! If you guys want to make any submissions, contact me at Comicality@webtv.net and we'll see if we can save you a spot! K?

Take care! And I'll seezya soon! I've got some more gifts coming your way this coming week! You won't want to miss them! The hype is real! XD

 

 

Later! 

https://imagine-magazine.org/

 

December 2, 2018: Ooops...
Posted by JeffsFort

Hi everyone,

I was going to tiptoe off to bed and hope no one noticed that I found another mistake in posting past work on The Shack Mirror site. I might have been able to pull it off if it didn't affect True's Fandom and the Fort Family Community site though ;)

Anyway, Comicality posted a brand new chapter of "Unforgettable" and it is included with all the new postings of old work on the same story. So, if you have been following the story elsewhere, Chapter 22 is available now! If you have been following it on the Shack Mirror Site or True's Fandom... Chapters 8 through 22 are up and ready for a group of insomniacs to tackle. Enjoy...

- JeffsFort - (Who is now shaking his head and slowly retreating from his computer.)

November 27, 2018: *Left Without Words* Is Back! Enjoy! :)
Posted by Comicality

A brand new chapter has just been posted! So, if you're fans of Shane and Dimitry...then smile for me, K? And let me know what you think of the new chapter if you get a chance! I'd love to hear from you guys!

I've been answering a TON of emails lately, and I'm going to try to answer more tonight if I can swing it! :P So...if you sent me a note, expect an answer back soon! K? in the next few days if I can find enough time!

I appreciate every single word, and if you're going through hard times, I will do what I can to be there for you. People will tell you...that's kinda my 'thing'. But it takes time! So please bear with me for a while longer. I'm still recovering from the flu and the Thanksgiving holiday! I still want to help...but I've only got so many hours in the day to work with, just like everybody else. So...if YOU couldn't do it, yourself...don't expect me to have any secret way to do it either. K?

But I'm trying. I'm trying my /hardest/! That's as much as I can give, I hope that it's enough,

Enjoy the new chapter! And I hope to seezya soon!

Come by the Shack forum if you get a chance! I'm finally able to get back to being 'me' again! Hehehe! Movies, music, games, and just random silliness! Introduce yourself and join the party!

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

“Falling in love is very real, but I used to shake my head when people talked about soul mates, poor deluded individuals grasping at some supernatural ideal not intended for mortals but sounded pretty in a poetry book. Then, we met, and everything changed, the cynic has become the converted, the skeptic, an ardent zealot.” -*E.A. Bucchianeri*

November 25, 2018: Gone From Daylight: Appearing For Black Friday!
Posted by Comicality

I hope you guys had a good holiday! :)

I most certainly did! Despite me being really nervous about having it at my house this year, and a last minute battle with the flu...everything went to plan! It was GREAT! Everybody had a blast, the food was delicious, it was awesome to see all of the family together at once...it was just perfect! I LOVED it!

Anyway, I didn't think I was going to have to work on Friday, but...I did. And I came home wanting nothing more than to sleep off some of the exhaustion leftover from Thursday! Hehehe, but that doesn't mean the show won't go on! A brand new chapter of "Gone From Daylight" went up for 'Black Friday'! So check it out when you get a chance and let me know what you think! K?

(Click here to go directly to the chapter!)

I am SO happy that you guys enjoyed the November release of Imagine Magazine this month! Yay! It feels good to know that you are enjoying the content and are submitting more material of your own to be included! (https://imagine-magazine.org/) The December issue is already underway, and then it's on to more monthly issues for 2019! So if any of you guys want to submit some work of your own and join the party...let me know at Comicality@webtv.net and I'll be sure to save you a spot somewhere! K? Hehehe, come have fun with us! We're building quite the army over here! :P

Also, thanks to all of you guys who grabbed some of my ebooks this month! Wow! Hehehe, there have been some surprises over the past few weeks in terms of sales, believe me! THANK YOU!!! And if you haven't gotten a copy of the newest "Savage Moon: Unleashed" ebook, be sure to nab one at your earliest convenience! Cool? New ebooks are coming soon! So expect a few to pop up before the end of the year! (https://imagine-magazine.org/store/comicality/)

Alrighty...I'll leave you to your reading and stuff now! Enjoy! I hope to seezya soon!

PS- Sorry about the lapse in emails. The holiday took a lot out of me this week. I'll get back to you guys as soon as I can! K? Hehehe, don't start feeling all self conscious on me. I HATE sleep...but I have to sleep, regardless. It's a part of my survival. LOL! But, I'd get around it if I could. I swear!

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

"It is a queer thing. In a time of great need, when powerful leadership is demanded, the people—confused and excited—hear only the strident voices of the audacious, and refuse to listen to the voice of wisdom which, being wise, is temperate." -*Lloyd C. Douglas*

 

November 21, 2018: Apologies to the Community
Posted by JeffsFort

Hi Everyone from the new Mirror site to "Comicality's Shack Out Back"!

As you can clearly see, the new site is up and running at full speed and now even communicates news and new chapters to our family's hub at http://fortfamilyforums.com which is awesome. I realize that some of you (actually a decent number of you) found the site early on. To those of you who have been getting your Comsie fix in a retro-looking site early, I hope you are enjoying the experience. Sure it doesn't look exactly like the Shack of many years ago but as a fan myself, I was just hoping to bring back a little of the familiar aspects of the old site's character within our custom built story management system (SMS) designed by our own Akeentia. We would love to get some feedback from you all about what you think of this project. I had lots of fun mixing the old and new to create this mirror site and I hope you have as much fun exploring and reading some of the best literature on the web on it.

As for the apology, it appears as though I connected it to the community a day too soon as I have found a hand full of chapters that I missed. This means I will be adding them and yes, they will flood the community "New Chapters" feed a little.  Unfortunately, other projects knocked me off track a little with this site so I lost my place and will do my best to get it corrected today. Then we will be doing our best to keep the Fort Family posted when new work is made available. Remember, If you prefer reading on the Gay Authors forum, this can also serve as a reminder that you need to get over there to do some reading. Cool?

Ok, enough slacking... I gots work to do :)

*HUGZ* Have Fun!
-JeffsFort-

November 19, 2018: Getting things back in order before Thanksgiving!
Posted by Comicality

Let me start off by thanking you guys for being so patient and understanding with me for the past week or two while I was struggling through a particularly nasty flu virus! UGH! I don't get sick very often, but when I do...I am the biggest baby! LOL! It's true. Any virus strong enough to take me down ends up being enough to have me bedridden and utterly miserable for DAYS!

So, if I seemed a bit 'absent' lately, that's just me trying to get myself back in order before the Thanksgiving holiday! it's actually at my house this year, and this is my first big family Thanksgiving. Well, I mean, at my place, that is. My mom and I usually had to drive for hours and hours to come visit family at someone else's house. But this time, it'll be here. And everything has to be spotless! And I've got things all cleaned up and ready for company. We've got a big family, so it should be fun!

Wish me luck!

That aside, I haven't been slacking too much on my 'Comsie-Work'. Promise!

Last week, I did post a massive, double sized, chapter of "Billy Chase"! And big THANKS to all of you guys who commented on it and sent love and support for the new addition! So be sure to go and check it out if you haven't seen it yet! K? You won't want to miss it!

Click here to go to the Forum!

Also, THANK YOU for the feedback on the newest chapter of "Savage Moon", and for the huge surge in purchases at the Comicality ebook section! You guys are incredible! I'm so grateful! Thanks! I hope to make you proud in the weeks to come! And thanks for the new subscribers to the Youtube account as well! We are creeping towards 600 subs now! So be sure to share it with your friends! I'm kinda anxious to see how many folks will join in now! Keep 'em coming!

Also, I am posting a new 'Daydream Short' story on the Library in a few minutes! It's called "Naughty Click", and it is the short story for the November issue of Imagine Magazine! Now, I know that we usually post on the 15th of every month, but the delay is 100% MY fault this month! K? I've been trying to get stuff in order and I screwed it all up by trying to do a million things at once. So, you guys can blame me on that one. BUT...I didn't expect the newest issue of Imagine Magazine to be up and ready quite so fast! But, as always, I'm in league with miracle workers who accomplish things MUCH faster than I can! So thanks to them for being Shack patriots on this one! MWAH!!!

The newest issue of Imagine is now live and online for your enjoyment! Just click here to check it out. New additions from VampireMystic, Lindon Westzer, Jeffsfort, and our featured author for the month of November, Jules Porter! So check it out, and let these authors know what you think when you get the chance! Cool?

That's it for right now! I'm playing catch up in a major way tonight, and there will be more coming your way this week! Cool?

Laters! And thanks again for tossing rotten eggs at me for being sick. Hehehe, trust me...I'd MUCH rather be talking to you guys instead.

Take care!

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

“Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change.” -*Cassandra Clare*

October 16, 2018: Happy...ummmm...
Posted by Comicality

...what day is it? Hehehe!

Almost Tuesday! Ok! Lost my bearings for a moment there! :P

I wanted to say hello and send some good vibes your way tonight! Thanks for being so patient with me while everything was getting that special Comsie polish that you've come to know and love from any of the new releases that come your way. I always make sure that I can give you the best that I've got, and nothing less. But it DOES take time, and I'm thankful to have you guys wait it out with me. You're the best!

SO...the newest issue of Imagine Magazine was released early this morning, and it is MASSIVE! This is the biggest magazine offering that we've had yet, and the issues to follow this one already have new talented authors lining up for 2019! I can't tell you how amazed and how HAPPY I am to see this project be such a success! Thanks to all of you guys who have been sending in submissions, sending in feedback and compliments, and all those who have been working behind the scenes to put it all together! This month was an exhaustive effort, to say the least! But it was SO worth it!

I can honestly say that this is one of the issues that I'm MOST proud of! It's everything I ever dreamed the online magazine would be and more! So don't miss out on the elaborate buffet that we've put out there for you guys to nibble on! Hehehe!

Big thanks to MrM, who was an absolute PATRIOT, with new material for this October issue! Also, chapter two of "Lincoln, The Family I Never Expected" from our newest author, Lindon Weztser! Check those out! Our featured author of the month is Owen Wendel! And he's written his own GFD vampire spinoff series, that will continue in future issues as well! So check out his story "GFD: Life Goes On", as well as my one on one interview with him about his writing and his plans for future chapters! 

All of these...plus this month's Daydream Short story, "Come Over", my favorite horror short films from 2017/2018, the usual 'feel good' Imagine articles, and much more! The magazine is in full swing now, and it's only going to get better from here on out! So if any of you guys want to jump in and be a part of this rapidly growing empire...drop me an email at Comicality@webtv.net so we can set you up with a spot! K? I'd be happy to see what you've got! We want to expose the world to as much new talent as possible! So if you're looking to add to your fanbase and get a spotlight on your story...say the word. And I'll see what I can do! K?

(As with every issue...there's a period of adjustment behind the scenes. So there may be a few glitches here and there over the next few days. But the experts at Imagine are working on them as you read this! So if anything seems a little bit off...just check back in a day or two, and I'm sure it'll be fixed by then. K?)

Also, HUGE thanks for the newest subscriptions to the ComicalityShack YouTube account!!! Yikes! We're getting thre or four new subscribers a WEEK now! Already at 552 subscribers! LOL...look out 'Pewdiepie'! I'm coming for ya! (Psh...shut down)

Anyway, check out the new Halloween issue of Imagine Magazine when you get a chance! Imagine-Magazine You won't be disappointed!

The revolution is here, ladies and gentlemen! And life is grand!

Gotta run! And I'll seezya soon!

Oh yeah...I'm having a scheduled public chat some time soon! I'd love to talk to you guys in real time more often! I just need to get my work
schedule and find a time where I can chat with you guys here in the States as well as overseas simultaneously. Which is a lot harder to figure out than you guys may think. But EVERYBODY is welcome to join! So keep an eye on your email to get the date and time! Let's get together and have some fun! :P

More emails are coming as well! I just need to get my head screwed on straight!

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

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."      -*Winston Churchill*

 

September 30, 2018: Notice to our Faithful Readers
Posted by JeffsFort

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to send out a quick notice to let you all know that as a part of our attempt to keep our hosted sites on fast, reliable, and up to date servers, we will be migrating our sites to brand new equipment with up to date software, including an upgraded operating system. We anticipate no operational downtime for our visitors but where we are physically moving, there may be a very short time where DNS servers may be pointing to the old server even after the new servers are brought online. 

If you were planning to do a marathon reading session, go right ahead as the only change that may be noticeable would be sites responding slightly faster than usual. By Thursday if you hear nothing from us then it will be back to business as usual for us behind the scenes and you will see progress return to normal. 

We will advise if this schedule changes as the request to greenlight the move is being placed tonight.

Here's to as many reliable years on newer equipment.

-Jeff P-
On behalf of DSS Hosting, CSU Productions

September 26, 2018: Kiss Of An Angel 22 Is Up! :)
Posted by Comicality

Hi, guys! :)

I just wanted to drop you all a quick note to let you know that a brand new chapter of "Kiss Of An Angel" just got posted tonight! Ariel and Tyler are back for another step forward in their budding relationship! And you can expect more soon as the storylines criss cross again with "New Kid In School"! So keep an eye out! Because 'drama' is coming. Believe me.

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I'm happy to say that the last issue of Imagine Magazine has been a success, and our special 'Halloween Issue' is on it's way for the 15th of October! It may actually turn out to be one of the biggest issues we've had yet! So don't miss it! Everybody deserves a few chills on Halloween! Hehehe!

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I feel GOOD tonight! Relaxed! I can focus again. I seriously needed some tie to breathe, and I've gotten it! So thanks for being patient with me, you guys! I'll make ya proud!

Also...last week I celebrated getting 500 subscribers to the ComicalityShack youtube account! Well...we're at 530 now! Hehehe! That was just a WEEK! Geez! Thanks! Keep going! We're heading towards a THOUSAND now! You know that, right? That's unthinkable! And yet...no longer impossible! So let's do it! ::Giggles::

I've gotta run! But I'll seezya soon! Take care! And thank you for being so amazing! You guys are the best!

Ps- Big thanks to all of you who grabbed copies of my ebooks in the Comicality ebook section this month
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As always, it is greatly appreciated!

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

"Whatever you give to life, it gives you back. Do not hate anybody. The hatred which comes out from you will someday come back to you. Love others. And love will comeback to you."        -*Unknown*

September 17, 2018: Happy Sunday, folks!
Posted by Comicality

I'm not going to drag this out for too long, as I'm having a few problems with power outages on my end. Small ones, nothing major. And my laptop battery keeps working, but my router and internet connection vanishes on me, which means lost work and wasted time. Luckily, we only got lightly 'brushed' by the effects of Hurricane Florence, but it still makes for a messy weekend. Best of wishes to our Shackers in Florida and the Carolinas who had a much more severe experience with the storm. Be safe!

Yesterday was September 15th! And, as you know, the 15th of every month brings you a brand new issue of the Shack's online magazine, 'Imagine'! I certainly hope you guys enjoyed the new additions, articles, and stories, for the month of September! (We're getting better at this! Hehehe!) So jump in whenever you like, and feel free to let me know what you think at Comicality@webtv.net when you get an opportunity! All of the usual suspects are included in this issue, including a fabulous new series by this month's featured author, Lindon Weztser called, "Lincoln, The Family I Never Expected"! Followed by an interview that goes in depth into the story's theme and creation, and what you guys can look forward to next! Welcome to the Imagine family, Lindon!

Also, brand new chapters of "The Seashell", "Predators: 9-14-9x", and "Brandon Smiling"! (I made a mistake with the 'Brandon' chapter, but I will get that fixed up as soon as possible! But if you haven't read the series yet, use this time to catch up! Hehehe, it'll be worth it!) Coming up next will be our special 'Halloween Issue', which I'm really excited about! Some people go crazy for Valentine's Day, others for Christmas...but me? I'm a Halloween junkie! All the way! So turn the lights out on October 15th, and look for more Imagine craziness to come!

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As ALWAYS...Imagine Magazine is looking for more submissions, short stories, series, articles about everything to LGBT youth, to movies and music, to book reviews, or anything that you can offer to help us out with the effort! We'd LOVE to have ya jump on board! So drop me an email and let me know what you've got to show me! Cool? ((Hugz)) In advance!

Also, this month's short Daydream story, "We're Not Telling", has just been posted tonight as well! So definitely give it a look, and leave a comment if you can! Expect a new short story of young love, infatuation, and experimentation, with every monthly issue! And huge thanks for the compliments and feedback that you guys have given me so far! Love you lots for it!

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Alright, I'm going to get out of here before the lights blink out on me again! Hehehe! But take care! I love you all! And it's good to be back in touch! Seezya soon!

== WORDS NOT MINE, YET MINE ==

“The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. That's the essence of it.” -Vince Lombardi