I slightly updated my personal blog’s theme. New banner and author portrait. Also, a less hipster-y font with increased size for those with elder eyes. (Like mine.)

I’m not sure people go to the actual site these days. But those few things have been bugging me for a while. 

Now I just need to figure out what to do with my main site ( There are tons of broken links and various errors I need to fix. It’s mostly an energy/willpower issue. Only one person has complained about it, so I’m thinking it isn’t a pressing concern, but I’d like to get it sorted still.

Frogman News

I’ve been doing okay. My health wobbled for a minute there, but I think I am still doing better now that I have the SAD lamp. I also added some medication to the mix that is helping with my depression. 

Money is a big worry at the moment. With BarkBox dropping the sponsorship I may have to do something I haven’t done before. Pay late. I’ve been managing a low income for decades. I even figured out how to buy some nice things through doing odd jobs and saving strategies. And I also have been able to pay my bills on time. I have been pretty proud of that. I have a substantial amount of medical debt. And I haven’t really paid off any of it in years. But I make the minimum payments every month–on time. 

That may have to change for a while. I can’t seem to get very many photography clients, as I am still just starting out, and I don’t know if I am going to have enough to pay for food AND pay my medical bills. 

It will probably only be for a month or two and honestly it isn’t the end of the world. But, like I said, I was proud to have never made a late payment. Like, even though I have been through all this shit and could have easily headed toward bankruptcy over the years… I figured it out and did at least ONE adult thing. I payed my bills on time. 

In other news… I AM GOING TO A PLAY! My very good friend is a local actress and I have been wanting to see her perform sooo much. I finally decided that snow or shine, good health or bad health, I am going to go see my friend. Car rides are hard. Not being able to lie down for several hours is hard. Keeping my attention and concentration intact is hard. But the decision to go see my friend perform… that was easy. The play is Thursday and I can’t wait. I’m going to turn off my little world of problems and enjoy life for a bit. 

I’m trying to add more cosplay to my portfolio. I don’t quite have enough yet. If you have a costume and are near St. Louis, I would consider shooting you for free. It has to be a badass costume though. 

I am going to do a cosplay myself. I am working on a cool Finn costume. I’m going to try custom making a sword. Cold Steel makes these practice swords and it turns out it looks a helluva lot like Finn’s yellow sword. I made a wishlist for the items I need. If any of you want to help see the Finn cosplay come to life. I am going to do some cool things photographically. And Otis will be my canine companion. 

I feel like I sort of missed the mark on my last two Frog Shorts comics. I am sorry about that. I try to make sure my writing is of a certain quality and I was having a really bad health week when I wrote those. I promise that the future ones will be a lot funnier. I think my batting average is pretty good, and it is really hard not to make a stinker every once in a while. I just wish they hadn’t been back to back like that. 

My assistant is coming to visit in March. We are going to work on starting a Patreon. While I could probably just do one to keep the site going, I am going to try and make it a little more ambitious. We want to fund two new comics. Redesign the site. And we want to hire a person to help us find better content. Fresher content. Maybe make brand new gifs. If people are willing to give us a little each month, I am going to do my damnedest to give them the best website we can produce. If we get enough funding, I promise that we will have a positive, fun, happy place with tons of original content and freshly found content from around the internet. We’ve been working so hard to build the infrastructure for this new version of We are nearly ready to start acting on some of our goals. It’s going to be exciting. And I promise folks are going to love it. 

And of course we are working hard on the pin-up photoshoot. We are making costumes and shopping at thrift stores. I am designing lighting schemes and coming up with battleplans. We shoot March 7-8 and I cannot wait. I am going to do everything in my power to make these the most fantastic photos I have ever taken. 

Starting to become a bit disaffected with Reddit

I’m just getting fed up of how the hivemind seems to just relentlessly put a downer on one guy because of his particular brand of humour and his personal appearance. If they don’t like his stuff just move on to the next post and stop relentlessly picking at everything you don’t like. Get over yourselves.

I personally think the guy is hilarious and I don’t care what he looks like. In my opinion, his appearance just makes him even funnier because he takes it in his stride.
He has a condition which prevents any major exercise as his body just doesn’t have the energy for it so he puts his time into creating funny images and gifs for his fans. He does this for people despite the fact that he continually receives hate mail and that is definitely admirable.

I would personally like to say that The Frogman deserves better and if you agree with me reblog this post and spread it through Tumblr and the wider web if possible.

mellenn1  asked:

Hey :) Happy New Year! I was wondering how your back was doing? I wasn't sure if you had posted updates or not :)

My back is all healed. There is a sizable divot, but it causes no pain. 

I just took some updated photos. I added it to my hole page. 

If you don’t know what the back hole is all about, there is a FAQ at the bottom of the page.

The short version is I got an infected carbuncle in my back the size of a baseball. They cut the worlds biggest hole to get it out. 

Before anyone clicks on this… it is gross.

Like, super gross.

If you do not want to see a giant gross back hole, please don’t click. I do not want one message saying you were not properly warned.