Trying Something New

When it comes to cover images I tend to go with pixabay.com and give them credit inside of my ebook. However surfing around I came across this image
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Which is done by a photographer by the name of Jeffrey Westbrook, so I did a quick google search and found one person with a photography site with that name and I wrote him asking for permission to use that as my cover image for “Two Faced” and I gave him a brief run down for what the book is about.

I have never done this before, I normally stick with Pixabay as I’ve said because I always get nervous when asking permission I guess it’s the fear of rejection but as soon as I seen the image I thought it would be perfect. I will keep y’all posted on how things go. I am feeling rather nervous about it, to be completely truthful however I thought I would take the plunge, it might make me a better person and more confident to do it again…

Keep ya fingers crossed

Kennie

Old Covers

So I’ve been going through some old ebook covers I did and I find them not as nice as what they can be now, should I redo them ? Or do I leave them the way they were originally designed ?

Something I’ve been struggling with for a while, I know at times I get the idea of updating old covers but never know if I should…

Well if anyone wants to give me some feedback about that feel free.

Kennie

Video Games / Book Covers / Beverly Hills Cop Thoughts

Video Games

Much like most people I’m a gamer, not as indepth as others but I do play when I find a game that can hold my attention (keywords: game that holds my attention). As of late it’s been Darksiders 2, I have to say the mix of combat and puzzle solving reminds me to games such as Tomb Raider & Uncharted 4…  I mostly play xbox one incase anyone is wondering. But sadly the last two days I’ve became frustrated and some what bored with Darksiders 2, it’s not that I don’t find the game fun, I do.. I really do. It’s just the constant traveling back across the map, it’s becoming a pain in the ass. The story of the game is rather cool though I think that’s what intrigued me the most about the game, I remember getting told about the four horsemen of the apocalypse in school… (yes I went to catholic schools) however it’s funny as I know anyone else who went to one will understand that the main focus is on Jesus and they just barely touch on anything else… But anyways the story is cool but having to constantly travel full length across the map does get tedious at times and right now it’s making me want to put down the controller and find something else to play, I just don’t know what to play. I have had two games in mind:
1 – Minecraft
2 – Star Wars Battlefront
Both games I would have to buy, but right now I don’t know if I want to buy a game since I don’t know what will keep my interest.
For those wondering I’m roughly about half way through Darksiders 2, however I remember reading a report a year or more ago saying that something like 70% of gamers don’t completely finish games. I know I’m in that percentage for sure, but for that I blame myself because I don’t know what I want to play half the time and for the most part I get 3-4 games on the go and something always falls out of rotation to the point of getting completely left behind. So I think I might just look for something else to play and see where that leads me right now.. Times will tell though.

Book Covers

Well as I said in the last post I had six book covers I had to redo, I did manage to get them all done. Only one I had to leave basic with just text since when I was working on it my mind went blank on me, oh well it’s something I can always modify at a later date if my idea comes back to me.

Beverly Hills Cop – Thoughts

The last few nights I sat down and watched Beverly Hills Cop 1,2 & 3. I remember first being introduced to the movies in the 90s as my Father was a big Eddie Murphy fan, so there I was a very young man I don’t even think I was a teenager at the point of my Father showing me those movies. But I don’t think he gave a shit, sure it had gun fights, car chases, topless women and loads and loads of swearing in it. The last Beverly Hills Cop came out in 1994 … But I’ve been seeing on Eddie Murphy’s profile on IMDB that a 4th has been announced but at this point in time no work has been done on it. I know since around 2000 Eddie has really cleaned up his image, he’s been in more PG rated films than anything else so many people grew up with him and know him as Donkey from Shrek, which makes me wonder one thing.. If Beverly Hills Cop 4 comes out, I wonder how many moron parents will think “Ok I’ve seen a bunch of his movies, certainly this can’t be that bad”.. Then take a child to go see it, sure I know I was a fucking child when I was shown the movie but at the time it was in the privacy of our home and my parents have never been ones to get up in arms about some dumb shit, I gotta say these days many parents get up in arms about the dumbest possible shit. It’s sad to watch, what’s sadder is the fact that today’s parents are my fucking age. I’m not directing this at anyone I know so don’t think that, but I remember growing up getting spanked and that sort of shit was a common thing in the house where I grew up. But now the way parenting is done has changed.  But I’m not getting into that argument since I know many think the way we were brought up was wrong etc etc etc…  The parenting argument is one that I tend to stay clear of cause I don’t have kids of my own, so I’m usually told “if you don’t have kids you can’t speak about the subject at hand”..  I have also learned that responding with “If I was acting like your kid back in the day I would have gotten smacked so fucking hard I would have flown across the store, but at least I would know to act better” is not the answer that they like to hear.

Anyways, I’m done here for now so here’s a music video for the time being: Linkin Park – Crawling

Kennie