What Does the Wôks Say

Crossposted from our shop, Wôks Print.

Currently it says… welcome to our first post here at Wôks Print!

I know I know, we’ve had this website a while over at The Apocalypse Writers… but to be fair we’re only just learning how to handle such interesting things as letting you, our readers, know that we appreciate you. Sure we say it all of the time on Youtube and in various tweets, but here is where it counts. So high five to our first attempt at the occasional newsletter – and by occasional we acknowledge freely that this may not happen very often.

So onward to the news!

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve had a few new products added to expand our already awesome (if scant) content. Posters would be one of them. Apocalypse Writers founder, K. J. Joyner, has made sure a selection of her art prints are available for her collectors – yes, she remembers all of you. Her art style tends to range from one to another, so the choices vary. However you won’t miss her personal flair if you’re familiar with it.

Each poster collection is divided by theme; Fantastic Women, Dragons, Mermaids, and of course her popular Bite Me set. Normally you would only see these images at conventions or, rarely, Etsy but K. J. felt it was time to really begin helping The Apocalypse Writers flesh out.

If you’re an owner of one of her prints, be sure and let us know! Take a picture of yourself with your poster – maybe we can start a reader gallery.

Leslie Fish, prolific folk and filk musician, has re-released her novel, Of Elven Blood, through us and we love it! We have been very excited with the release of this book, as we feel it’s one of the best we have to offer. Leslie is definitely a real wordsmith.

A fantasy romance, we can best describe the story as: A union newspaper editor witnesses a murder and while on the run discovers she’s not human. From there the dangerous element already existent in her life grows while she is forced to fake her own inner demons. If you’re a fan of adult fantasy romance, we encourage you check it out.

And finally, when it comes to coming products we will be introducing what K. J. fondly calls “Books Onna Stick”. There are a lot of ‘retro’ things K. J. does in the working operations of The Writers of the Apocalypse from hand-drawing and tracing the next page of The Heavenly Bride to offering digital books on CD. Books Onna Stick(tm) are yet another retro item, even though the concept isn’t that old.

What are they? Why, they’re digital books on flash drives of course! You can plug them into your computer, or if you have an adapter you can plug them into your cell phone. K. J. has been working hard on this new addition, searching for just the right kind of flash drive. Not any kind would do. She finally settled on the credit card shaped model for quality and a more polished appearance. Each ‘Book Onna Stick’ is made in house, so the right materials have to be chosen carefully.

So keep an eye on the shop, as they will start appearing in the next couple of months along with reprints of various historical tomes and more posters. Of course more posters!

If you are a proud owner of one of our books, we encourage you to please come back and leave some feedback. Did you like it, hate it, wish there were more? We’re all eyes, and we would sincerely love to know.

Until next time!

Five Reasons Why the Internet is Necessary to Modern Living

A conversation earlier today has had me thinking for hours. The postulation from the other side was that no one needed the internet to live and never used it for anything other than entertainment. When I raised my hand and pointed out that the internet was my portal to making a living, I was told that where there may be people like me, we were an exception to the norm.

So now I should like to list to you how the internet is a necessity for most folks in the U.S. of A, including millennials. It hopefully will show people that more than just a few exceptions are using the internet in a very critical manner in this day and age. This list is for general uses, in and out of the home…

1. The internet is required for job hunting in 90% of cases today if not 99%. Although there are temp agencies that will hook you up, for some jobs the temp agencies are not the go to method of job finding. The newspaper doesn’t list as many jobs as it used to, etc. etc. Just about all of the job markets are being listed on the internet increasingly.

2. The internet is increasingly becoming people’s “home office”. I use the internet to make a living. A lot of people that work with me use the internet to make a living. There are hundreds of thousands of people who use the internet – some of them millennials – either because they work for Marvel, DC or because they take help desk calls at home like some of the people my husband works with.

3. The internet is becoming the go-to source for help with homework, either for getting help with your math or finding the right information for that term paper. Colleges offer free internet because of this, however I can tell you from experience that this means long lines and usually not being able to access the internet for your own work. Home internet for the student no matter their grade level is becoming more and more of a must.

4. Speaking of homework, there are a growing number of people including millennials who use the internet to go to class. I’ve done it. The husband does it. A lot of other people do it. Either it’s because the class they need to graduate isn’t located near enough to them so they can go, or they’re stuck at home (like I was), convenience, or because an online class is the only class available. This is yet another one in which having the internet at home is nearly a firm must.

5. More and more places are directing people to go to the internet to balance their bank books and pay their bills.

So when someone says people do not need the internet and should stop whining about cost of living, which includes the internet, this is their reality check. Like it or not the internet has become a necessity, and it’s likely to become more and more of one as time goes by.

End of analysis.