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Words Don’t Do It Justice: Breaking News

Just a reminder where we started.

Just a reminder where we started.

Over the weekend we were very close to an amazing achievement.

On Monday it was so tantalizingly close I was thinking of dropping a post just to help push it over after the Holidays Don’t Do It Justice post.

But Tuesday Night after Posts from Ruminated Thoughts and of course from THE Ruthless Wonder reacting to the decision by the Darren Wilson Grand Jury, we hit a milestone that if I’m honest I didn’t expect until 2015.

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On Behalf of the Weekends Don’t Do It Justice Writers Reason, Kudo, Xion, and Lucremo.

On Behalf of the Words Don’t Do It Justice Guest Bloggers, The Justice League.

On Behalf of the Words Don’t Do It Justice Alumni writers

On Behalf of the Keith Labell and Smooth Phuzion who provide music for The WDDIJcast and The WRATH of Ruthless.

On Behalf of Reign, The Revanchist, Ruminated thoughts, and Ronin

And on Behalf of 314 Publishing, Imperial Dreams Productions, and WORDS DON’T DO IT JUSTICE

THE Ruthless Wonder is proud to announce that as of November 25th, 2014 Words Don’t Do It Justice has reached 9,200 views!

ALL Because of YOU!

ALL Because of YOU! Photo edit credit: JohnHenry Balsa

And we have you to thank.

Every one of you who shares us with you friends on facebook and your followers on twitter.

Every one of you who comes back even on days when no one has posted just to see if something is dropping.

Every one of you who has stuck by us since my very first post to this very day.

Thank you for being our superfans.

Thank you for believing in us.

Words do no do you justice.

 

I could say it a thousand times and it wouldn’t be enough. But I’ll say it one more time.

We love you all.

Thank you!

THANK YOU!

THANK YOU! Photo Edit Credit: Steven Cockrell

– YOUR Ruthless Wonder

Weekend With Ruthless: In Defense Of Tank

Surely this isn't going to get out of hand?

Surely this isn’t going to get out of hand?

You’ll understand the need for the opening reference pic in a minute. We’re talking about one of my favorite Crooners, and TGT member, Tank.

Really quickly though, everybody go back and check out our two guest bloggers Rhythmic Journey and Revolution In A Jar. They may be appearing more often. RJ’s piece is on the sad need for “Ghosting” as a minority in a major city.
And we got Revo in to talk to Another Revolutionary. Both pieces are great, so give them a read as well. And leave them some comments.

Now onto the…

 

Weekend with Ruthless

So the reality is this statement bent black twitter(because this apparently is still a thing) like Bane on Batman(I know you were expecting an iPhone joke there, fuck low hanging fruit). And apparently, with no singular ability to look at the actual question and the person’s situation asking it, they pounced. Entirely skipping over his reality. Of course, he didn’t really help matters at first.

 

 

Now all of that was pretty damning in my book. I mean the man has a point. But before you get all in a huff and restart all the negativity, here’s what a couple hours of black twitter beef made him have to do.

 

 

But like he ripped a piece out of THE Ruthless Wonder’s playbook, he closed all discussion with some serious digital burn.

 

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So savage, so ruthless, and so damn effective. Everyone may have made articles about it, but even a day later no one was really coming at Tank sideways. Because he hit back VERY hard right in their hypocrisy. Maybe you deserve a medal for that burn Tank. Maybe you deserve 2.

So It would seem like an over a week old event would be pointless for me to cover. And be just generally not news. That’s reason number 1 why this is being done as a weekend piece. Reason 2 is because I have a much harsher piece on a more interesting and hot issue to talk about Monday. But I want you primed and pumped now.

Tank wasn’t wrong. And that’s not the point.

When I was reading up on the twitter beef it was at a site I was linked to, and not one I normally read. This location like most of the ones I read before seeing if a few larger status websites were covering it, was basically someone saying how wrong and color struck Tank is. That he was looking to down all dark skinned women. That he hates dark skinned women. Hell one even said he was dating Zena Foster to pass off a white woman as black by calling her light skinned. I’m going to say that again so you know I’m serious…

A black blogger called Zena Foster a white woman who was trying to pass as black by having her black boyfriend call her light skinned.

 

Needless to say I was shocked at the level of stupidity. And the worst part? I wish I could say the commenter who called Zena Foster a white woman trying to pass for black, wasn’t at least internet famous. They are on a bigger site than WDDIJ by a mile. But they say “Controversy Sells” so I guess that is why they are bigger than us. Anyway, I noticed they all were doing the exact thing Tank was calling out. And to such a degree I felt the need to write this:

 

“Tank wasn’t wrong”

– The Ruthless Wonder right before things went bad

 

See Tank was calling out something that as black people is so infantile and stupid that we try to pretend we don’t do it, right up until it turns into a big thing again. Hell I half thought about starting this piece with “…This is why I like white women.” just to get a rise out of a certain segment with a half truth. And I’m not a clickbaiter in the slightest. Tank may have been inartful with his phrasing, but he wasn’t wrong. And he should be given a pass for the inartful phrasing because it is twitter. You only have 140 characters to get the point across. Let’s be real, no one goes to the tweetlonger links these days. Get it all out or GTFO!

He wasn’t wrong because he didn’t say all Dark skinned women hate light skinned women. His question wasn’t about some hypothetical group hatred of all things light skinned. As he explained in the tweets that followed, he wondered because he gets so much hate when his girlfriend is in photos with him on Instagram. And like lemmings at the edge of a cliff most responders went too far, missing the point, and the last exit from the crazy train.

But him being right that in fact some women in the black community still have a problem with black men dating light skinned women as a preference that they auto-hate, is not the point. In fact, even if he was entirely wrong I would still be writing this. Why? Glad you asked. Because the point of this weekend is actually the inability to have this conversation.

On WDDIJ each author has you read what we post, so obviously I don’t mean in this blog post. But what I do mean is that this inability to talk about the effect of past colorism issues intra-racially, has an effect on how we approach things inter-racially. Anytime someone questions the why of a particularly long-held bias or starts a particularly thorny intra-racial discussion, a large vocal portion of our Ethnic Classification rises up to drag them through digi-mud. And that fact would be sad if it wasn’t so damned appalling. And if we are all being honest, just down right stupid. We can’t get past these issues if no one wants to have honest discourse.

I’ll give you another example tied to that pipe bomb of potential opener I talked about. The stigma associated with interracial dating varies based on the other race involved. And I predict this will cause drama right here in this post. But I’m THE Ruthless Wonder. Please come at me bro. I do this. If as a black person you start dating a Latina, little to no negativity from 90 to 99.9 % black women. You date a middle eastern, southeast asian, or Indian woman, also little to no negativity from 90 to 99.9 % black women. But you show up with the almighty whitey and you’re going to have to deal with about a 50/50 shot of getting some direct, in person, explicit issues with whatever passes for “the community” these days. Female and male, young and old, across all social strata, saved or unsaved, Beyonce or K Michelle fan, Hot water or Cold Water cornbread, and from both sides of ye olde slavery line aka the Mason-Dixon. Why? And before you go “You know why man, white people hate us.” I really want you to think about that. If you’re making a distinction between each race and assuming that the person being dated is doing so for fetishistic or other impure reasons without actually knowing the person. Well what are you? Come on. You know you know the word by now. Say it with me class.

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Its okay, you have trouble seeing yourself as a bigot for having those thoughts. I used to have the same trouble. But when I accepted being your favorite SuperVillain, I realized it would have days like this. Look if you want to talk honestly about race, or gender, or inter-racial relations and the intra-racial effects you have to be open to much more dark and difficult possibilities and decisions. Isn’t it obvious that shutting down the discussion topic he brought up is as bad as the idea that he might be color-struck? You’re closed-minded if you feel like he is just for wanting to talk about it. But in the end this is just something to think about. I mean we could get deep into the consequences of not letting go of old intra-racial issues that were really neatly disguised inter-class issues in the black community, but I’ve said a lot here and…WORDS DON’T DO IT JUSTICE!

 

– THE Ruthless Wonder

I know, I know, but it was funny huh?

I know, I know, but it was funny huh?

Ruthless On Relationships: 90 days of b*llsh!t

I’ll be saving another more inflammatory post for later this week. But I wanted to start you off with going full speed at something that is beyond annoying to me. So before I cover this in lighter fluid and send in it up in flames. I have a question.

Well. Would you?

Well. Would you?

That’s right in case you were thinking this was about something else, I’m talking about the stupidity of arbitrary time frames in budding relationships, and we are laser focusing on that dumbest of dumb ideas: The 90 day rule.

“Said to be originated in the early to mid 70’s as a compromise to the free love (read as free sex) ideas of 60’s hippies and their more puritanical counterparts, the “90 day rule” was allegedly meant to make a woman seem more classy than her counterparts, and to test the interest of a man beyond physical pursuits.”

Now I could go on and on about how full of bullshit that is, but I only have so much time to eviscerate stupidity today. The long and short is this was more gender specific bullshit meant to make women feel less like the supposed tissues they get compared to by men, and of course find a way to reform what they determined to be sluts, while giving women a perception way out. So why does this shit still exist? Because its catchy. So catchy that generation after generation of women to this day will have some staunch defenders of it no matter what. In fact, as I type this I predict they will be the first ones to get all up in their feels and send me hate emails, facebook comments, twitter responses, and of course a random comment here, BEFORE finishing the rest of the piece.

So as you can imagine, I put that tasty photo up top for some perspective, and to ruffle some feathers. But the question is a logical one. If we are going to get gender specific on dating, and it is totally socially acceptable for women to say “no matter how much I like you and want to have sex with you, you must wait this 90 days for that to happen.” then why isn’t the essential if not actual inverse also okay?

Now that particular statement will also rile some folks up who clearly haven’t paid attention. So allow me to elaborate. I’m talking about modern dating, aka post 1960 but for the sake of this piece, post 1990. In heterosexual dating, It is still socially unacceptable for the majority of the population when a woman pays for the first through about the 5th date. After the 5th date polls and studies both formal and informal tend to agree that you may be in a space where it is okay. So for the sake of argument, let us say that for dates 1 to 5 or for about 37 days, payment for the dating experience is the providence of the male of the pairing.

During this same span and indeed for every date after that the idea of any sexual contact is solely the providence of the female of the pairing. We could talk about date rape, and how some men don’t want sex but women have talked them into it, but outliers aside (cause seriously other than date rape[which is so common it is scary] these are outliers) women have the entire sexual providence of the pairing.

Many would say what is wrong with that? Well most importantly it isn’t equal in the slightest. You can forcefully take the check from the person paying and pay for the meal. There is no crime there. The other there is. But I know what you really meant: Why is a man paying for dates held as the opposite of the women not having sex? Isn’t that objectification? Isn’t that just turning women into possessions to be bought and sold?

OH it is. But the same is true the other way. I find it interesting when talking to women I have no personal dating interest in on this subject, 90 days of waiting for sexual gratification is totally okay in their minds. But the idea of having to pay for their half of a date, or worse them paying for the whole thing elicits responses like “He must be broke.” Or “what kind of a man couldn’t pay for a date? I wouldn’t date a loser like that.” When I up the hypothetical scenario to something even more obvious they usually don’t, though some do, change their tone. “So if a man who you know for a fact just got the money he won in a powerball jackpot, or you know owns say an NFL team, and was the correct age for your preferences, says “I like you, I want to go out with you, but for 90’s days we’re going dutch.” would you still say no?”

Now the smart ones see that as gold digger bait, but others randomly get it. However, many get more incredulous about it all. “Well if he has all that money, why can’t he just spend some on a date?” “If he’s rich what does he need a 90 day rule for?” “You just want to justify being cheap and waiting free sex.” tend to be the majority of responses. Oddly enough though the last one is most often hurled at me when a woman thinks I’m talking to her on this subject because I’m into her. And for those idiots, no, not in the slightest, you’ve failed, thanks for playing.

But in responses like that you see the hypocrisy of it all. In case you’re missing it. Let’s flip those a bit. “Well if she’s single, why can’t she have sex with me?” “I mean if she knows who she is selecting, and we hit it off, what does she need a 90 day rule for?” “She just wants to justify getting free meals and activities on my bank account.” And if you are a thinking person, you can now very clearly see what I mean. These responses would not be tolerated. In fact, these are the kinds of responses that are held up as misogyny, and sexist, and everything wrong with men.

So really the 90 day rule is just self-created objectification. It breeds a resentment culture, and indeed overtly explicit vitriol, while also preserving a view of sex and dating as outdated as 8 track tapes and The Brady Bunch. The reality is in what is supposed to be a more liberated culture this is just more forced gender role creation. Remember back at the beginning when I said this was created as a way of determining the difference betwixt classy ladies and their common counterparts. It was 1970s slut shaming and men had nothing to do with it.

We should be sex positive in 2014 enough to say that sex should happen when both parties are okay with it, and for whatever personal reason they have. 90 days because until then you both hadn’t really felt like taking it to that intimate a level until then is fine. 90 minutes because at dinner you felt the need to tear each others clothes off while the appetizers came is fine too. Hell 90 seconds because you have sex as a hello handshake is just as fine. What I’m saying is this 90 day waiting period to prove his worth is a terrible idea because it is in fact arbitrary and capricious, it is the definition of objectification.

And that’s before we even get to consequences like he may wait the 90 days just to have sex and leave you. During the 90 days he may cheat or date other women and not tell you because he was so turned off by it and now is just proving a point. Or the popular, you may in fact be turning away a man who actually would love and respect you, but saying he HAS to wait this particular amount of time was a red flag to him that kept you from being with the kind of guy you say you want.

In the end its bullshit. Just like you would be rightly justified in wondering if it is a red flag that a guy refuses to pay for anything for 90 days. Because in this life of dating and relationships random rules that are meant only to delay certain steps in increasing the intimacy of the connection are just leftover puritanical bullshit. And it was high time THE Ruthless Wonder called that out. Now I could get into age ranges, professions, vacations, and dating friends, but I’ve said a lot today. Besides… WORDS DON’T DO IT JUSTICE!

– THE Ruthless Wonder

Words Don’t Do It Justice: An Apology from Ruthless

This has been a long time coming.

I want to tell you readers, you superfans, you darling reposters and resharers something I rarely feel it necessary to say. I’m sorry. I’m sorry to all of you, all of the WDDIJ staff members and guest blogger past and present, and indeed future. To all of our friends who link to our content and whose webpages we have linked here as well. And I want to make an apology to all of the people we work with like Otakast, Skeptical Minotaur, and many more it would take too much time to name.

And to be honest I have real true reason to say sorry to you all. Because I’ve let you down. And yes having seen the views dry up lately I’m well aware of your displeasure. I don’t know where it all went wrong entirely. I mean I remember getting that euphoria of our first anniversary, and passing the bar, and life seeming to be going right all over. And something just said, you can’t be like you have been. You need to change. And I did. I calmed down. I moved to lighter stories. I made myself more personable and more positive. And you all have finally gotten through to me.

You don’t come here for me to play nice and tell you about weird plane flights, how many books I read, or light-hearted tales about my FIFA14 career mode playthrough. You want me to take my two hands and take a hard entirely judgmental, absolutely ruthless look at a subject and then bask in the glory of the emails from people who hate my opinion while I make fun of them.

It is rather telling that I have not done a Note From Your Favorite Super Villain in some time. It is rather odd that someone who told you how much pride and honor he has in being referred to as Ruthless hasn’t taken aim at anything in quite some time. 1,134 times you read me taking a direct shot at one of my own professors. One I actually liked until he said what he said. And I hadn’t actually gone into complete ruthless prick mode. You’d think I would have seen the light then.

So some changes are coming. Sweeping though they may be I’m doing them so you don’t have to worry about me straying from the path. And that starts for me on Saturday Morning, but for you on Monday as you read this. Check out the other two pieces that accompany this blog post by me. And I promise more coming as well. And including the shakeups in the staff that are already happening, I promise much more controversy and polarizing opinion out of the entire WDDIJ staff that will go forward and a whole metric ton less of safe middle of the road material. Hot topics and cold analysis, no more lukewarm anything.

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So Allow me to reintroduce myself.

I am THE Ruthless Wonder not A Ruthless Wonder and you are on Words Don’t Do It Justice.

So I said I’m sorry. Now get to reading.

how Ruthless gives an apology

– THE Ruthless Wonder

Weddings, Reunions, Dental vists, and SHAKE UPS!

So you may have noticed someone has been missing a lot lately. You may have even noticed when he goes missing he doesn’t always explain why. Well…yeah no real explanation, sorry for that.

 

In other news I have been gone meeting old friends, getting massive dental work, and being best man in a wedding. Shout out to Superfans Chris and Ania Moncrief(aka Superman and Lois Lane) who celebrated their love in the classiest of weddings this past weekend.

 

You crashed both the wrong and the right wedding.

You crashed both the wrong and the right wedding.

But that Shakeup word is here again for good reason. 

 

Things are about to get interesting. Not only has WDDIJ been dealing with the …well Hilarious nature of advertising negotiations, but as you may have noticed we’ve lost a few authors. These things are not points to worry over. Trust me. In fact, the very way you view WDDIJ is about to change for the better.

 

In a short explanation, we’re doing an overhaul.

Why?

Because at 5500 views, we are little less than halfway to the year two viewership goal, and its only been 3 months.

In short, I’ve been short sighted.

 

To remedy that, I had to get to work.

And believe you me, the work is paying off.

Launching this fall is our interview series “Imperial Dreams”

Launching sooner rather than later this summer is a new format to the website

And Look for some shake ups in the staff as well.

Nothing drastic folks, but we want you to have a great experience.

And we want you to come to us for more of your daily content.

SO we need to be a place you want to come to.

And since I’ve been slacking on that. It is time to pick up the pace.

Of course I could tell you so much more, but as you know…

WORDS DON’T DO IT JUSTICE!

– THE Ruthless Wonder

Notes From Your Favorite Super Villain: Wrath Of Ruthless (Part 2)

Today was supposed to have a different post appearing, but said guest blogger went MIA so I’m burning up the backlog with a blog post that didn’t get out before end of the hour. This is part 2 of a 3 parter that will hopefully pick up when I get back. Remember I love hate emails and love love emails, so send both to yourruthlesswonder@gmail.com I do read them, and they are great for after bar prep relaxation.

-RW

both versions cause I know someone will get salty about this later anyway.

Meet me at the Altar in your white dress.

We ain’t gettin no younger we might as well do it right? NOT A CHANCE! I liked a couple Jagged Edge tracks like everyone else did in the early aughts and late 90’s. But let’s have a frank, non emotional marriage discussion please. Well…most not emotional. Looking at this particular song(JE’s Let’s Get Married aka Meet me at the altar for the non-R&B folks other there), and something that was asked in a secret meeting earlier in the week, I wanted to take a shot at the noble institution of marriage. Cause who better to catch this Ruthless fade after ducks and dolts? See I’m saying this right now. Marriage for most of you is pointless. You don’t really want it. You don’t need it. An if you are one of my fellow Black Unicorns, bruh this can go bad for you way more often than it might go good. But because a true black unicorn knows this already, let’s start with logic and reason to back up such an insanely cogent exclamation.

Marriage as we currently use it, is absolutely unnecessary.

Now we just shed like 45% of the angry women readers who survived my insults in the first part so everyone can move in closer. Marriage as modern civilization has used it since the fall of the roman empire equates to inheritance insurance. Based on the presumption that a couple will only have children from the two of them and that they need the most legitimate claim to the wealth of their parents, marriage assured families that their relative history, custom, practices, property, and status would remain intact through the passing of one or both parents(because some societies were and are matriarchal not patriarchal). The concept of romantic love and exclusive companionship during these times is mostly the product of revisionist romanticism of these periods. Contrary to what you get to learn in middle and high school, the dark ages through to basically America’s founding, were filled with even more sex and debauchery than you think. And certainly a lot more than got into your history books(thank God and the Muslims for library systems or I wouldn’t know otherwise). Among nobility, having a bastard was a political ploy as well as a military one.

They could become knights, spies, emissaries, and the like without the constraints of bearing the same name, which meant while they had a truly f’d relationship with dear old dad they had the mobility of nobility but the ability of the common man. Now? How many people do you know who honest to goodness have never cheated in a relationship? Never broken up? Exactly. Now how many of their kids have a private army ready to wage war to properly control their inherited lands? None? Yeah exactly. If you had a kid with someone before you meet the person you stay with it is kind of a so what now. Why? Because even the barbarians of Europe evolved into higher thinking creatures enough that no modern western society restricts inheritance or the right to marry to only single males. While you may love your 50k wedding, there isn’t a succession war coming among your children if you die. Trust me.

It isn’t practical either.

Now all the women reading probably feel some type of way, and their S.I.M.P. supporters as well. But put down your torches and quit burning my blogging jersey for a second. This section is dedicated to the guys, I’ll catch you ladies down the way a bit. Fellas this is not practical for one reason. You have a presumption based on your gender than the woman can use like a billy club of sexism to take everything you have. What am I talking about? Well I’m glad you asked. If she cheats, and gets pregnant, it is assumed you are the father, if she claims any kind of abuse, you are assumed to have done it, if she claims you have deviant sexual desires which she was offended by, it is assumed you are an do. You get married, you better be damn sure you both are actually in love, know each other’s pasts, are faithful to each other, and aren’t secretly about to slip into psychopathy, otherwise…THIS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA. Prenuptial agreements can cover a lot, but you still run the risk of it getting invalidated because “She must not turn crazy and start suspecting I’m smanging her boss’ secretary” is not really grounds for divorce. But also because if you love her, if you really are committed to her, why all the parading it around? Because it is part of convincing you and her this is a good idea. But there are governmental and financial benefits to marriage so let’s get to our last section.

You don’t need marriage to get married benefits.

Now obviously I’m not talking about the specifically worded documents that we call laws, statutes, and the like which enumerate certain benefits for married people. Or am I? Look folks the fact is that you can name whoever the heck you want to benefit from your life insurance policy, you can set up your partner, companion, Houzabadilitywhompous, and whatever other stupid pet name(And yes they are all stupid, especially the ones I’ve ever heard from everyone, including my exes, and out of my own mouth) you give them as your heir, make medical directives that they handle your care, and a billion other entirely legal, non-wedding required things.

But do it anyway you crazy kids cause I don’t care

This really should be obvious based on the fact that I’ve already told you how little I care about what other people do. But made even more obvious by the businesses I own, hobbies I’ve told you about, and industry I want to practice in. You will get married and it won’t work out, and call me when you want to get rid of your oaf of a husband/harpy of a wife. And I’ll make money…well if I took family law cases I would(lol not if I can help it). The long and short is you are only screwing yourself over if you get hitched and don’t actually have someone you want to make it work even in the hypothetically bad nightmare scenarios that can, will, and have happened to couples. Most of you will marry the wrong person the first time, a few less the second, some will have the ending love affairs that Hollywood makes millions off of in movies. Either way you prove me right. Yes that is the point. I just trashed ye olde institution of marriage to say everyone should get to do it, most of modern society shouldn’t do, and I’m right. How is this any different from most of my articles? Well I’d explain that but…Words Don’t Do It Justice.

– Your Favorite Super Villain, THE Ruthless Wonder

Words Don’t Do Us Justice: End of the hour

The end of 2013 is the end of a lot of things. But not the end of us. And what better way to remind you we aren’t even a year old yet than to give you somethings to look forward to in the new year?

Well first up, New Authors!

Starting with New Year’s Day we’ll be debuting 4 new authors here at WDDIJ. The first one is someone so impressive I had to restrain myself from posting her early. The second…is a surprise I will not ruin. 3 and 4 will be the kinds of debuts you will spend weeks pondering, and well even with the bad news(for some of you) at the end of this announcement, these 4 will keep you thinking long after the bad thing at the bottom is over.

Second…Well I can’t be cryptic about everything.

As some of our true out and out superfans will tell you. Words Don’t Do It Justice will barring death, FBI raid, or terrifying lawsuit(The NSA is already watching so they can SOD OFF) turn a year old in March. And we’re hoping to make it to 3500 views by then. As part of the celebration, we are putting together a monthly WDDIJ podcast. Because if you think I’m a prick writer, just wait until you get to hear me say all this stuff. LOL but seriously, to keep it fresh, the podcast will include some of the different WDDIJ staff and guest bloggers, Some of our random, hilarious, controversial, and generally interesting friends, and of course some exclusive topics that you can only catch there. Stay tuned.

Third is 3-14

Well for me first is 3-14, but anyway. People have wondered why the Christmas Facebook message included 314 Publishing. Well we’re partnering with the brand new Pub firm to do a few projects throughout 2014 and beyond. The first of which will be announced in June. Until then consider them the helping hand that is keeping things protected and under wraps. When the time comes we will collectively tell you more.

And now the end is here…So Sorry

As most folks know I didn’t pass the bar. As few folks know, when I was studying, I wasn’t really posting much here. Other than a couple of timely posts based on events, I made them weeks or a couple months in advance, and scheduled them to drop when they did. While I could most certainly do that again. Given the shorter time frame, my desire to not have to do this again, and the level of intensity my hatred for not currently being an attorney has reached(Seriously the holidays will do that to you), I’m going to be bowing out from now until my actual return March 1. I prepared 2 posts which will drop on specific days in January and February, but otherwise no updates from me, and nothing else from me. I’m not gone forever, but if I have to spend 6 more months not being a lawyer I may end up joining the tin foil hatters. So I’ll be back, and these guys around here will do a wonderful job while I’m gone. And so will the guest bloggers coming in as well. So see you when I return, and until then share us and our guest writers with your friends because Words Don’t Do Us Justice!

– THE Ruthless Wonder