It's been awhile, and we have a bunch of new members, so I thought I'd remind everyone that when I'm not giving sage advice to angst-ridden teens, I write books about angst-ridden teens. And for you, my darlings, they are always available free of charge. I have them available as PDFs, and also as MS Word files. To get them, you have but to PM me and ask. I send you a link to download them (or read them online), so you don't even have to give out your email address. Am I awesome, or what?
I can finally share this very strange occurrence with you guys. About a week after Jon died, I was looking for something on my computer, and I found this mpeg file with a filename that I didn't recognize. When I played it, I found that it was part of a vlog that Jon had been making. I remember he had sent me this piece for feedback at the time, which was, I think, back in 2007. he never did finish it, and as far as I know, this is the only existing footage of him, though his family may have some that I am not aware of.
Raja, my best friend and constant companion these past 13 years, passed away a few minutes ago. There was no fear or pain. He was in his own home, lying on my pillow, covered with a warm blanket, listening to me tell him how much I love him. It was a sad, beautiful moment, and one of countless wonderful memories of him that I'll keep forever.
He was sweet, loving kitty, and he always took good care of me. I don't know what I'm going to do without him.
I love you, Raj.
Okay, so I started reading all about the sexual culture of pre-Meiji Japan, and soon discovered that, just like one has to have some notion of Greek culture to really understand the evolution of Roman culture, the same holds true with China and Japan. So I am going to start everyone off with an article on homosexuality in Pre-Communist China instead. I don't think you will be disappointed, though, because it is really fascinating.
starting out on the road
helpless: but not alone,
two loving strangers
looking upon creation
hopes and dreams of
A lovely wife,
the terror of children
The teenage years...
then the cute boy in german class.
My own terror...
"Mom, I'm gay"
Starting out on the road
alone but not so helpless
Jonathan D. Oswald
Today's "to do" list includes working on my article about homosexuality in pre-Meiji Japan, "Safe & Bound", my M/M erotica short story, finishing my current chapter of Numen's Trust, the last book in my Chronicles of Firma trilogy, and the content coding for my Young Offenders websites.
My work days may be ridiculously long, but they are never boring.
I reach to the sky
And call out your name
And if I could trade
I love you.
For those of you who don't normally read Adam A's colorful posts, please take a look at the latest one (1/12/10) entitled מיאוו (meow) (I know, they're all entitled "Meow". That's wjy I put the date there, sillies). In it, I reply with one of my now-famous (infamous?) lectures - one on a topic very near and not so dear to my heart that i'd like you all to read.
Thanks & hugs,
Just wanted to let everyone know that my e-books are still free to Oasis members. If you enjoy them, and have the means, I hope you will buy copies so that I may eat. If you don't, it's okay though. I'm on a diet anyway.
To get the link to a free copy of Orphan's Quest, just PM me and ask. If you need the next one, Scion's Blood, same deal. The third will be on the way soon (knock wood).
I do like to hear nice things about my books, so if you like them, please let me know. If not, well you know what they say: If you can't say anything nice...
Thought I should write you guys a letter before i jump back into commenting on your posts. It's long. I know. All my letters are long. I'm a writer. Writing is what I do. Just read it and hush up.
In case any of you missed the post on Friday by his brother, Jon Oswald, known on Oasis as Commander147, passed away on December 27th. He had been fighting cancer for some time, and now the battle is over. His birthday was in March, so he was almost 22.
The book is progressing well, and I missed you guys, so I came back early. I'll have to limit my time here til Numen's Trust is off to the distributor though, so if I don't reply to your post, and you need my advice about something, go ahead and PM me. I'll be checking in at least once a day.
Love to all,
HOT TIMES IN THE KITCHEN!!!
Sexy older gay oven begs young sandwich cutie for his Toasty Torpedo.
NO I HAVEN'T FINISHED IT YET....but I can't stay away from you guys. I'm going to try and restrict my time here so I can continue to make progress (yes, I am making progress), but isolating myself just makes me think about depressing things, and I don't actually get any more work done.
Anyway, just wanted you all to know.