Happy New Year!

I’d like to use this opportunity to wish a happy new year to everyone reading this blog. I know that there aren’t a whole lot of you, but your interest and dedication truly means the world to me.

You rock!

Also, somewhere in the early days of the upcoming January, I will officially start my work on Strife: Third Book of the Nameless Chronicle. So I will be decreasing the frequency of my updates. Unless something REALLY urges me to write an article, I probably won’t update until the end of the month. I’m sorry for this, but I need to get in the zone. It will be worth it in the long run. Strife won’t write itself.

Until then, stay awesome!
M. T. Miller

The Philosophy Of “Fuck It”

In the words of a good friend of mine:

“God says ‘relax.’ The devil says ‘fuck it.'”

I don’t believe in God nor the devil. I don’t think there is a will or reason behind anything at all. Everything is chaos, I think. What happens is merely the result of an infinite number of conflicting forces. The one that overpowers the opposition gets to make its mark. The rest cease to exist.

But let’s think of Satan for a moment. In the story, he challenged the creator of the whole universe. The one who made both him and everything else. He gave up being what he was, and for what? Because fuck it.

I don’t admire the devil. If he existed he’d be an utter douchebag. But I have genuine respect for the courage it takes to give the finger to the maker. It cost Satan everything he had, and sentenced him to the pit. And if given the choice, I bet he’d do it all over again.

“Fuck that guy,” I can imagine him say.

But the devil is an imaginary character, and most real people aren’t like that. The determination needed for flipping someone off for good isn’t easy to come by, and tends to weaken if not funneled properly. We are creatures of habit and nostalgia, and drastic steps don’t come easily. When given the choice between acceptance and defiance, acceptance is often picked first.

And why wouldn’t it be? Accepting something usually means minimizing costs. Minimizing damage. Choosing compromise to save oneself discomfort. When getting backed against a wall, surrender seems like a better option than bashing the bricks out with one’s face.

Well, I say “fuck acceptance.”

I refuse to be enslaved. I refuse to compromise with things I consider absolutely and completely wrong. I refuse to nod my head and show proper respect when I am given none whatsoever. This attitude is difficult to maintain and requires constant reinforcement, but it is 100% right and proper.

Existence is so full of complete and utter shit that we’ve gotten used to the smell. We live in it, walk in it, eat it, and when the time comes to clean up we even bathe in it. Everything sucks, now and forever. And just when you start to think that a particular thing isn’t a turd, it turns out to be an even worse one. Only you were so used to the smell that you didn’t notice in time.

But this is the way of things. One can’t boycott shit in a world of shit. What one can do, however, is boycott the unnecessary shit. That is doable, if not easy.

Fuck it.
M. T. Miller

A Strange Chemistry Is Live!

Here she is, ladies and gentlemen!

Rush, or the Strong, Dependent Woman as I like to call her, has finally arrived with an adventure of her own!

First off, let me open up by saying that I absolutely love the cover. Kind of paradoxical that a side story has the best cover of all my work, but I’m not sorry in the least. Perhaps someone new might have their interest piqued.

Second, this was an absolute blast to write! Rush is a fun character to have around, and I can totally see why so many people like her. I’ve experimented with several different ways of conveying her own unique perspective, and I think I’ve done a pretty good job. But don’t take my word for it.

Third, This isn’t that long of a story, so I’m pricing it low at $0.99. It is only fair.

Fourth, I am going to take a small (couple weeks?) hiatus to iron some things out and put my brain on ice. The game-thing I’ve been working on will need some ironing, so that will likely take up some of my time. After that, I will be ready to commit myself fully to Strife: Third Book of the Nameless Chronicle!

Fifth, you are the most awesome people in the world! Stay that way!

M. T. Miller

A Strange Chemistry Is Now Being Edited

As the title says, the Rush spinoff is now getting ironed out. It has an a cover that I find absolutely amazing, and that I can’t wait to unveil along with the story itself.

All in all, things are looking good. Perhaps I’ll be able to start working on Third Book of the Nameless Chronicle sooner than planned.

All in all, a good week.

Take care.
M. T. Miller

Ascent Is Now On A Countdown Promo!

I’ll be brief.

Ascent is currently on a countdown promo, and this will last until December the 7th.

A Strange Chemistry will probably get finished tomorrow, and then it will enter the editing phase. If I get it finished in time I will probably publish it until December the 15th. If not, it will be released somewhere in early to mid January.

Back to work now.

Stay awesome.
M. T. Miller