Notice: I Do Not Own DariaBlack.com Anymore

This is to notify anyone who happens upon this blog that the domain name DariaBlack.com does not belong to me anymore. The person who owns the domain name now is using content that belongs to me without my permission. I attempted to contact the individual but got nothing but an inbox full of spam for my trouble.

It is essentially now a spam/scam site and should be treated as such. I neither approve of nor endorse absolutely nothing on that site. Again, my writings are there without my permission and I am in no way associated with anything that’s going on there.

I have no interest in owning the domain name again at this time. I just want my content and branding removed. But the world is full of assholes, and the person who now owns DB.com is definitely in that category.

And Then There Was One: The Book of Eli

Two posts in one day. Must be a holiday or something.

I enjoy watching movies but I hardly ever go to the theater any more. Seriously, I don’t see the point of spending $10 to watch a movie when I can buy the DVD for the same price a few months later.

This evening The Book of Eli came on HBO and I decided to watch it since it was free. Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman are two actors whose work I enjoy so I expected the movie to be decent. It was.

The Book of Eli is set in a post apocalyptic world. 30 years have passed since war broke out and civilization was destroyed by, what we are led to assume, an exchange of nuclear bombs. The movie follows the basic hero’s journey plotline. We meet Eli, a lone wanderer, as he is hunting for food in the woods. But soon it becomes clear that he is not walking around the U.S. for fun and hijinks. He is on a mission.
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The Truth about Erotica, Romantica, and Porn

So I’ve been doing stuff. What kind of stuff? The kind of stuff that pays the bills. I’ve had to crunch my time extra hard these days so I could have money to thoroughly take advantage of the after Christmas sales. Although I plan on hitting a few stores, most likely I’ll be blowing all of that cash at Target.

I have had a little bit of free time, though. I’ve played on Twitter a little bit, started reading my novel, worked on a few short stories, and watched some porn.

That’s right. I watch porn.
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Happy Thanksgiving

I wanted to take a moment from shoving food into my face to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Despite the personal challenges I have faced in my life, I have much to be thankful for. I am thankful for my family and friends, for my good health, my home, the food I eat, my skills and talents, and the abundance of opportunity that surrounds me.

Life is what it is. I say this all the time but I really should start saying is life is what you make of it. If you spend most of your time complaining and reflecting on the bad things that happen to you, then life is going to suck pennies. If you spend time appreciating the good things in your life, though, then you will always have double rainbows.

So once you have your fill of L-Tryptophan, take a moment to reflect on all that is right with your world. You may find that life is much more wonderful than you first thought.

And now, back to the feast!

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P.S. Also take time to remember those people who aren’t fortunate enough to have food or family this Thanksgiving. Fill up a couple of plates and visit neighbors, friends, or associates who may be spending Thanksgiving alone. They’ll appreciate the company.

Or make a donation to the hunger relief organization of your choice so that others may be blessed with healthy meals too.

Namaste

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Twitter Doppelganger

The last time I blogged, I got the bright idea to join Twitter. I’m not sure why. I guess because all the cool kids were doing it, I figured I should be too. You know, since I’m a cool kid. And, yes, if all the cool kids were jumping off bridges, I’d so be right there doing it too.

Anyway, imagine my surprise when I went to register my name and found there was someone else in the world named Daria Black. Imagine that. Worse, they beat me to the punch and registered the username. Double worse, they are actually using it. I tried to resort to using my old internet handle, Smutwriter but, once again, my plan for Twitter domination was spoiled. Someone is using that one too.

After about 10 minutes, I finally came up with a handle that no one was using and that I actually liked. The only problem is that the domain name is registered to a popular porn blog. So I’m stuck in this strange place of having to decide whether to a) butcher my name b) resort to using my middle name again c) come up with something equally cool that no one is using, or d) keep using my current handle and cross my fingers that no confusion arises in the blogosphere.

I’m kind of leaning towards option C but between NaNo and my day job, I’m kind of tapped out in the creativity department. For now, I think I’ll use option D until I can come up with something clever.

I finally decided that I’m going to start blogging again. Don’t expect too much, though, until after the New Year. I’ll be way too busy jumping off bridges with the rest of the cool kids.

Namaste