august market

THE LEGEND OF KORRA: TURF WARS PART ONE release has been delayed to July 26th (direct market) / August 8th (book market).

All of us working on the book just want to make sure that the final product is the best possible quality it can be, and sometimes that means taking a little extra time. We’re all very tired and working very hard, so your collective patience is super appreciated! <3

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I went to the farmer’s market for lunch today, (I didn’t take very good pics, my hands were full)  where there were tons of food trucks, which naturally reminded me of @copperbadge. And I asked myself, “How can I get myself kicked out of here?”

Politely accepting samples and buying pizza proved ineffective. I guess I just don’t have your pizzaz. 

Just ordered the FNAF sticker sheets I made for summer conventions coming up! Fingers crossed they come out ok, though I feel like they’re gonna be a bit smaller than I imagined… first time doing all this, but regardless I’m very excited to get them! I will be attending Liberty City Anime Con this August and SVA Maker’s Market soon, June 10th! I’ll make another announcement soon when I find out where we’ll be at Liberty City! 

Also, sorry about the watermark…

Jay-Z, photographed while accepting the award for “R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year” for his sixth studio album The Blueprint, at the 16th annual “Soul Train Music Awards” at the Los Angeles Memorial Sport Arena on March 20, 2002.

Hov is wearing a Richard Mille “RM001″ timepiece, which retailed for $135,000. The company was founded by Mille in collaboration with Audemars Piguet in 1999. The “RM001″ model was the first released by the watchmaker, with a limited-run of 80 pieces hitting the market in August 2001. It is nearly impossible to purchase this as a second-hand piece.

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Since I’ve been gone…

I’m going to try and make some catch up posts. It’s been a good while since I last wrote. A lot has happened, a lot is happening, and stuff is yet to happen.

First, it appears that the pending move is really happening. Ideally, my ex would like me to be out by the end of August. Unfortunately, this market is crazy and finding a rental is close to impossible. Also it is very depressing what is available in my price range. For what I’m paying in my house, I can barely rent an apartment. I really don’t want to live in an apartment but push may come to shove and I may have to go.

So, I should be selling things and getting rid of furniture … instead I bought a SUP and a Kayak. Think someone is in denial about down sizing?

Second, I took a fantastic trip with the Little Athlete and @amft to Colorado. That deserves its own post or two so I’ll soon be sharing pictures and telling our Mountain story.

Finally, training continues. I had a race last weekend and another this weekend. All the while, Triple Threat is coming up and a surprise three mile swim in September. So things remain busy.

Things have been chaotic, a little depressing and very frustrating. It’s hard to stay positive in a shit storm. But here I am trying. I know it will get better. And although I am dreading the move maybe it will help simplify my life some.

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1984. Ample Destruction

is the first album released by band Jag Panzer, released in August .  it received poor marketing from the label, and thus became only an underground hit amongst the metal community, and was bootlegged repeatedly.

Jag Panzer were formed in 1981 in Colorado, by Harry Conklin, Mark Briody, John Tetley, and Rick Hilyard. They were originally called Tyrant, but when California based record labels became interested, they realized that there already was a band called Tyrant in California. Seeking inspiration from a book of World War II German armour in the library, they decided to rename themselves after a slightly easier-to-pronounce version of the “Jagdpanzer” (Jagd = hunt) tank.

Unfortunately, Jag Panzer would miss their chance at a bigger heyday. The band didn’t release another record until 1993 with Dissident Alliance, nearly ten years after their debut. Even then it was an almost completely different line-up and style, and the album is generally panned by all metal fans alike. However, the remaining original member Mark Brody did manage to pull the rest of the original band together for another 13 years of almost-as-awesome material, remaining in the same holy unlight of the underground until calling it quits this year. If you’re looking for a ballsy, ’80s as hell metal record that is abrasive as it is melodic, Seeing how this is 30+ years old it is a testament to classic American speed metal bands in general. The overall direction and destruction of this release is quite powerful and offers a very enjoyable listen many times over. “Ample Destruction” is an apt description and this is hard to beat.

     Harry Conklin   Mark Briody    Joey Tafolla    John Tetley     Rick Hilyard

Jay-Z, photographed for the December issue of XXL magazine by Jonathan Mannion in 2002. The issue was titled as “The Big Bu$iness Issue” and Hov and the Roc were crowned as “Untouchable.”

As well as a Puma T7 jacket, Hov is wearing a Richard Mille “RM001″ timepiece which retailed for $135,000. The company was founded by Mille in collaboration with Audemars Piguet in 1999. The “RM001″ model was the first released by the watchmaker, with a limited-run of 80 pieces hitting the market in August 2001. It is nearly impossible to purchase this as a second-hand piece.