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New art on my Redbubble!

It is a pen and ink drawing of a jack-o'-lantern that I created during Inktober of 2017.

It comes in shirts, hoodies, stickers, phone and tablet cases, mugs, masks, buttons, totes, coasters, and more.

redbubble.com/people/bookofjen

image description: A pen and ink drawing of a jack-o'-lantern by Jen Thorpe

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Wanna help an enby who is disabled (fibromyalgia and bad allergies) survive capitalism?

Here are some options:

Ko-fi ko-fi.com/jenthorpe

Redbubble: redbubble.com/people/BookOfJen

Medium: bookofjen.medium.com/membershi
(If you sign up for a Medium membership, I get some of your membership fee).

Hire me! I write blog posts for other people's websites (for pay). If that sounds like what you need - we can negotiate.

New post on Book of Jen!

This one is a book review of "The Blood Within The Stone" by T.R. Thompson. It is the first book in The Wraith Cycle.

Those who like fantasy with a mix of horror will enjoy this book. It includes the use of magic in ways I have never read in any book before this one. A mix of the old ways, with a chance of danger of losing one's self into something darker.

It focuses on Wilt, who has the ability to get into people's heads and read their thoughts. He doesn't know how he learned that.

The story quickly gets darker, leaving Wilt to make fast choices about what kind of magic to use. Will he keep control? Or lose himself to it?

bookofjen.net/the-blood-within

image description: Cover of "The Blood Within The Stone" by T.R Thompson. A stone castle-like structure is barely lit up at night. A glowing, creepy, being floats over it.

New video on Book of Jen!

In this one, my Diablo III Barbarian completed the Lower and Upper Realms of Infernal Fate.

I think it might be new content.

bookofjen.net/season-24-lower-

image description: A Barbarian, a Scoundrel, and a small cow have completed the Upper Realm of Infernal Fate. The area they stand in includes a blue waypoint - to use to get back to town. The rest of the floor is very fancy with gold and white decorations.

Neko Atsume screenshot: Snowball is inside a sock.

image description: a white cat is inside an orange sock that is elevated off the ground by a short pole.

New episode of Shattered Soulstone is up! Episode 325 is titled: "Half and Half". I spend the first half of the show talking about yet another Activision Blizzard lawsuit. The second half is about Diablo III and Diablo II: Resurrected.

shatteredsoulstone.com/2021/09

image description: A large crystal is shattering into pieces. Above it are the words "Shattered Soulstone".

New video on Book of Jen!

In this one, my Barbarian went through the Lower Realm of Cursed Fate, and the Upper Realm of Cursed Fate. I think those are new areas.

bookofjen.net/season-24-lower-

image description: A Barbarian wears a horned helmet and a mix of armor - including new pants! Her sword shoots lightning. He shield has spikes. Next to her is a small cow.

New on my Redbubble!

You can now get my jack-o'-lantern design on a "Dad Hat", or a baseball cap, whichever you prefer.

redbubble.com/i/hat/Jack-o-lan

image description: jack-o'-lantern design on a "Dad Hat" on Redbubble.

California Politics (positive) 

I wrote an article on Medium titled: "The Republican Recall in California Failed!"

Governor Gavin Newsom earned 63.9% of the vote (compared to Larry Elder's 36.1%). My best guess is that this outcome was obvious within a half hour after the polls closed. I think this had something to do with people turning in their completed vote-by-mail ballots right away.

Newsom continues to be Governor of California.

bookofjen.medium.com/the-repub

image description: A scattering of "I Voted" stickers by Element5 Digital on Unsplash

Neko Atsume screenshot: Tabitha is under the yellow blanket.

image description: An orange cat is under a yellow blanket. A small part of the cat’s backside is visible.

New video on Book of Jen!

In this one, my Barbarian killed Diablo and Siegebreaker. It took longer than expected. I think the fight dynamics have been updated - which made things a lot more fun!

bookofjen.net/season-24-diablo

image description: A Barbarian wears a horned helmet, butterfly wings, and a mix of armor. Her sword shoots lightning, and her shield has spikes. A small calf stands near her.

California Recall Election 

I posted an article on Medium titled: "Larry Elder is Unqualified". In it, I provide a comparison of Governor Gavin Newsom's political background.... and Larry Elder's lack of political background.

If you are a registered voter in California, please vote NO on the recall. Doing so will help us keep Governor Gavin Newsom.

bookofjen.medium.com/larry-eld

image description: A mail in ballot with a pen next to it by Tiffany Tertipes on Unsplash

New episode of Shattered Soulstone is up! Episode 324 is titled "Mixed Bag".

In it, I talk about my week in gaming, and provide a whole lot of info about Diablo II: Resurrected. Method is going to do a Race to World First when Diablo II: Resurrected launches.

There's also some info about what's happening at Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft.

shatteredsoulstone.com/2021/09

image description: A large crystal shatters into small pieces. Above it are the words "Shattered Soulstone"

New art on my Redbubble!

It is a pen and ink drawing of a jack-o'-lantern that I created during Inktober of 2017.

It comes in shirts, hoodies, stickers, phone and tablet cases, mugs, masks, buttons, totes, coasters, and more.

redbubble.com/people/bookofjen

image description: A pen and ink drawing of a jack-o'-lantern by Jen Thorpe

New video on Book of Jen!

In this one, my Barbarian ran through parts of Act III, chased a lot of goblins, and hit level 60.

Still got a long way to go.

bookofjen.net/season-24-chasin

image description: A female Barbarian wears a horned helmet, butterfly wings, and a mix of armor. Her shield has spikes and her sword shoots lightning. Next to her is a small cow.

US Attorney General Sued Texas 

I wrote an article on Medium titled: "U.S. Attorney General Sued Texas Over SB 8".

The state is being sued over their unconstitutional abortion law that deputizes randos to lie about and tattle on their neighbors who may have helped someone seek an abortion. If the rando wins a lawsuit, they get $10,000 (or more) from the plaintiff.

The current U.S. Attorney General is Merrick Garland. You may remember him from when Obama nominated Garland for the Supreme Court and the nasty Republicans refused a hearing.

And now... Garland has filed a lawsuit and will likely end that law.

Karma.

You can read the article on Medium here: bookofjen.medium.com/u-s-attor

If you want a Medium membership, you can get one from my link: bookofjen.medium.com/membershi

NOTE: If you get a membership through my link I will get part of your membership fee.

A membership allows you to read everything on Medium.

Neko Atsume screenshot: Snowball looks out of the Carp Tunnel.

image description: A white cat looks out of a cardboard tube that I’d decorated to look like a fish.

Neko Atsume screenshot: Apricot sleeps in a mushroom bed.

image description: A yellow cat sleeps in a bed that looks like a mushroom.

Texas abortion law - fighting back 

Texas decided to fuck around - and now they are finding out.

I posted an article on Medium titled: "People are Fighting Against The Texas Abortion Law".

It includes a wide variety of ways people are pushing against the Texas six-week abortion ban AND the "bounty-hunter" part that allows private citizens to tattle on people who they suspect helped someone to obtain an abortion.

Here is the link on Medium:
bookofjen.medium.com/people-ar

You will need a Medium membership in order to read it, and everything else I write there. If you want a Medium membership you can use my link to get one.

bookofjen.medium.com/membershi

NOTE: If you use my link to purchase a membership, I will get a portion of your membership fee.

Texas six-week abortion ban 

I posted an article on Medium titled: "Everything You Need to Know about the Texas Abortion Law"

The conservatives on the Supreme Court dropped the ball and allowed this terrible and misleading law to go into effect.

It made me angry, so I wrote about it.

If you have a Medium membership, you can read it over there:
bookofjen.medium.com/everythin

If you want a Medium membership you can get one here (link below) and read everything I write on Medium. NOTE: If you buy a subscription, I will get part of your subscription fee. You can also read work from other writers on Medium.

bookofjen.medium.com/membershi

image description: Texas flag by Pete Alexopulos on Unsplash

New episode of Shattered Soulstone is up! Episode 323 is called: "September Diablo".

I talked about investors trying to fix Activision Blizzard. I also included a lot of Diablo stuff, mainly focusing on Diablo III. Also, Diablo is coming to Hearthstone... for some reason?

shatteredsoulstone.com/2021/09

image description: A large crystal shatters into pieces. Above it are the words "Shattered Soulstone".

New video on Book of Jen!

In this one, my Barbarian leveled up a bit more by clearing out the Desolate Sands area in Diablo III. It had three "dungeons" to explore!

bookofjen.net/season-24-desola

image description: The screenshot says "You have reached Level 57". Below it is a Barbarian, surrounded by glowing light.

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