Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press, or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Monday, February 12, 2007


Okay, now that I've got your attention...

I actually have a couple of requests pertaining to my blogs

First, when you read Codename: White Knight (or any of my stories for that matter) and wish to comment/critique/whatever, please leave a comment on *Insert Title Here*. I'm more than willing to listen to your feedback, but to do that I have to actually receive some feedback. So far, the only criticism I've gotten for White Knight has come secondhand through nerdjedi.

Next, if you're reading this post right now, please comment when you finish. I'd like to get an idea of how many people actually visit my blog on a regular basis. I know for a fact it's more than just the half-dozen or so people who leave comments; there is no way I could get 616 profile views (as of this morning) just from them. I don't care what you say (so long as it complies with my next request), whether it's a long-winded speech or just a quick "hello," please leave a comment

Lastly, and this is just a reiteration of what I requested the other day, please refrain from using any foul or crude language on the comment boards. I really don't appreciate it, and I will delete comments that contain such language immediately upon discovery.


Okay, this has absolutely nothing to do with what I just said. Actually, scratch that, it does. Apparently, there was some confusion about the first chapter of Codename: White Knight, specifically about John Callahan's hand-loaded ammunition. I was told that someone didn't understand, that it was a difference of "just a millimeter." Firstly, the designations are not in millimeters, but in hundredths of an inch. Secondly, it's more than just the diameter of the bullet. The .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) round is designed to be fired from automatic pistols and some special revolvers. The .44 Magnum, the type of round that Dirty Harry uses, is a revolver cartridge. To my knowledge, the only automatic pistol that can fire the .44 Magnum is the Desert Eagle. The Magnum, as it's name suggests, is much more powerful than the .45 Automatic:

  • The .45 ACP fires a 180-grain bullet at 950 feet per second with 371 ft/lbs of energy
  • The .44 Magnum fires a 180-grain bullet at 1610 fps with 1036 ft/lbs of energy

The .44 Magnum is also much longer than a .45 Automatic. I've found a suitable picture to illustrate this, but Blogger's being uncooperative. I'll try to get it up later.

Speaking of Codename: White Knight, I can't believe no one spotted a glaring inconsistency in the middle of Chapter 1. Yes, before anyone asks, it's there on purpose, and it's actually pretty important. Go back and reread the chapter, and pay particularly close attention when Callahan's talking about his departure from the SEALs.

Chapter 2 is on the way.

Wow. This is the longest post I've written in a long time. Brings back a lot of old memories... no, not really.

Remember, if you're reading this, please comment. I don't care who you are or what you say, just comment. AND GIVE ME FEEDBACK ON CODENAME: WHITE KNIGHT ALREADY!


Ali said...





I dunno. I don't really like it that much. But that's because i'm a girl. Okay, that was mildly sexist. Let me rephrase: I am a girl...who is not interested in guns or the navy seals. Actually, that sounds like a brand of clothing to me. I know it's not, but yeah. Plus the blog is hard to read (white font, black background, bugginnnng my eyyyyes). You should make it at least similar-ish to the More than a Job background. Actually, probably the only reason i'm having trouble handling the gun jabber is because the background annoys me.

Sam said...

and life is fully alive, my dear.

by glaring inconsistency, do you mean the fact that john callahan is serving a life sentence? i just assumed that it was david pierce who was the "american", as your description puts him undercover at an east european crime syndicate.

Joepoe said...

hi sam, I just got on. Lets chat

Joepoe said...

Aw...I just missed Sam. Anyways, guns kill. That's all they do. They are evil things. And I'm sure that a .44 can kill even if it is missing that hundreth of an inch and a third of the power. And I, who represent the violence-obsessed male teenagers say that you do jabber to much about guns. Anyways, I read blogs about three times a day. Sometimes much more. So you might only get six people to comment.

And also, Ali making fun of girls is fine. She is a girl. Just like I can make fun of Italians. The stupid, guinee, bushy eyebrowed, short, fat, non-white, pasta-cooking, murderous dagos that they are!!!!!! Go ahead, yell at me. I am making fun of my own race! And guess what. I do have bushy eybrows. I do eat pasta. Pasta is the main food that I eat and unlike your family, "your" meaning anyone else, my family can actually cook pasta =)! I am not fat, nor am I skinny. I am white, but I have like the darkest skin of all white people. I have not, nor has my family ever killed anybody, but I do know goombahs. I am not short, nor am I that tall. I am not short, nor am I tall. I have every right to make fun of others that share something that I have as long as it is intrinsic. So Ali, you can make fun of women all you want. There is nothing wrong with it. And nobody cares.

Anonymous said...

*leaving comment as requested*