Here’s what I’m working on

9 Jan

As professional geek, things are moving slowly, but moving nonetheless.

Currently, I am still working on completing Television Crossover Universe:  Worlds and Mythology Volume II and Cartoon Multiverse:  The Cartoon Crossover Encyclopedia.

I’m also working on some new stuff for the TVCU website.

Additionally, Super Entertainment Presents Random Fandom:  A Television Crossover Universe Podcast is coming.  I just have to figure out how to pull it off from the techie side of things, since we are doing the show without a supporting network.

In my personal world, I’m currently preaching once a month at my local church, where I am also mentoring and facilitating in leadership development training and also studying to take on a pastoral role within my community.

And, I am still working part-time at Subway, though it is physically challenging for me, and between that and my displeasure with depending on disability,  I am actively seeking full-time employment, but since I’m not currently struggling financially, I’m being very choosy in my job search so that I can find a job that I can be passionate about and a job that will utilize my strengths.

So that’s what I’ve been up to of late.  Stay tuned for future updates.

Guest Post: To the members of the electoral college designated to vote for Trump by Heather Craig

15 Dec

The following is a post from a friend of mine.  The views expressed are not necessarily my views.  — Robert E. Wronski, Jr.


A guest post from Heather Craig

December 14, 2016

 

 

 

 

To the members of the electoral college designated to vote for Trump,

 

 

 

Please vote for Trump. And please vote your conscience.

 

As you read this, you may find yourself confused about why I would say this. Let me assure you, I am sincere. You see, my father was a life-long member of the GOP. He taught me to stand up for my principles, even when, sometimes especially when, others will oppose me and harass me. He taught me to both stand up for myself and respect the opinions of others. He taught me to put the common good first.

 

We rarely agreed on politics or economics. But I learned from him to value conservative perspectives and take seriously solutions proposed by conservative leaders. The concerns expressed by those who voted for Mr.Trump are real and legitimate issues. We need to address them.

 

My father also taught me great respect for the founding documents of our nation, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We discussed what a privilege and a responsibility it is to serve as an elector. And I know there is a difference between someone who is unfit according to the Constitution and someone I disagree with.

 

I don’t know all of the pressures you are under. I do know that if President Elect Trump believed in single payer health care and raising the minimum wage, if he believed in shutting down fracking and employing coal workers in solar power and participating in the Paris Accord, if he believed in welcoming Syrian refugees and a path to citizenship for undocumented aliens and if I was designated to vote for him as an elector for my state and my party, I would not. Even if he believed in every single thing I do, as an elector, I would not vote for him.

 

I believe him to be unfit based on criteria in the Constitution. Mr Trump has repeatedly refused to release financial information every other president has released. He has investments and business connections so multinational in scope that he can neither divest them nor avoid a conflict of interest. He has, since the election, repeatedly met with international leaders outside of official diplomatic channels. His children have also had these meetings or attended them which is an additional conflict of interest. This puts him at risk of being manipulated by a foreign power or making a decision against the best interests of the American people. While there is nothing wrong with a private citizen having multinational and nationally diverse business interest and it may even be admired, it is in violation of the Constitution for a sitting president.

 

Prior to and during the election, he referred to Russia, even asking the Russian state to hack the emails of an American citizen with a position in the government, Since the election, one of our security organizations, the CIA, and the leaders in Congress, have released information about Russian interference in our Elections. If true, this means he has placed us under the influence of a foreign government..

 

In addition, since becoming President-Elect, he has refused to attend vital security briefings. These briefings are how Presidents stay informed about crises that affect our country. How can a person who ran on a platform of stopping dangerous terrorists and curtailing illegal immigration refuse that part of his job? He has announced plans to continue producing “The Apprentice” in his “spare time.” No other president in the history of the nation has had a second career during his tenure as president. We need a full time president.

 

All presidents, according to the Constitution, are barred from using the office for personal gain. And they are expressly prohibited from placing themselves under foreign influence. Donald Trump, by his associations and behavior, poses a serious threat to our nation if he becomes President.

 

Please listen to the voice of your conscience. If you are at peace with Mr Trump’s connections and behavior, then vote for him. If you are troubled by any of these concerns, please vote for another member of the GOP. There are many without these conflicts who are fit to serve.. Be loyal to your values. Be loyal to your party. Vote your conscience. I trust you. I will support you no matter what your vote.

 

Thank you for your Service,

 

 

Some December Announcements

7 Dec

Podcast:  I will be returning to the TVCU podcast for their Christmas episode.  We’ll be recording on Friday and the episode will air on the Tuesday before Christmas.

Books:  The Horror Crossover Encyclopedia 2nd Edition is out now, available on Amazon and at the 18th Wall website.  The first edition is no longer available, so if you see the book and are not sure, it is the 2nd edition.

Website:  In celebration of a lot of anniversaries and milestones, the TVCU website will be celebrating the TVCU Crew throughout December and January.  And be sure to look out for a special post on Christmas.

Church stuff:  I’ll be preaching again at Cathedral in the Night on December 18.

Other Christmas stress:  I decided I’m cooking Christmas dinner this year for eight people.  Wish me luck.

My Return to the TVCU Podcast!!!

21 Nov

Don’t get too excited.  It’s just for the Christmas episode that will be airing on the Tuesday before Christmas.

The TVCU Crew is celebrating.  And with good reason.

The website, http://www.televisioncrossoveruniverse.com, will be celebrating its sixth anniversary on January 10.  And we just recently hit a million views of the website, a half a million of which we received just last month!

And our podcast is celebrating its first anniversary on December 12.

And finally, the first TVCU spin-off book, the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia, is being rereleased by 18thWall in a 2nd edition soon, two years after its original release.

I’m very proud to be celebrating with the TVCU Crew, who helped turn my hobby into a brand franchise.

And to think, with all this going on, I was about to walk away and retire from the world of crossovers.

Whatever happened to the second edition of the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia?

14 Nov

 

I’ve announced it.  And the publishers announced it.  It was supposed to come out in late September, or early October, or mid October.

The release isn’t up to me, but as far as I know, it’s still happening.

The second edition will feature a matte cover by a new graphic designer, a new retrospective introduction from me, a new foreword from Trick or Treat Radio’s Dynamo Marz, and selected revised entries.

18thWall is known in its short span for putting out great stories from amazing authors who win awards.  It’s impressive how much quality such a young publisher puts out.  However, as a young company, they aren’t so good with making and meeting deadlines.

But the wait is usually worth it.  So I ask, please be patient.  And also, please stop asking me when it will be out.  I don’t know.  But you know I market the poop out of my work, so trust me that when I know, you all will know.

If you are really impatient, I suggest contacting the publisher directly and ask for more details on its release.

Transitions

2 Nov

It’s been a while, and I thought I’d update my followers on what’s been going on.

Working at Subway so I can pay the bills, and I hate to admit, but I’m starting to enjoy it there.

I’m also on a path to take on a pastoral role.  I’m not exactly sure where that path is going to end up, but I’m open to the journey.

As for the world of entertainment and geek culture…

The 2nd edition of the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia is coming out at some point.

I’m also still working on the Cartoon Crossover Encyclopedia and Television Crossover Universe:  Worlds and Mythology Volume II, but very infrequently.

However, I am more frequently posting new stuff on the TVCU website, and I’m in the process of cleaning up some of the older posts.

I’m also actively posting in my various Facebook groups that I moderate, and I’m still keeping up on the latest television and tracking the crossovers.

I lost the podcast, and the hope of doing the spin-off podcast.  My primary income comes right now from my disability, and a paperwork complication caused me to lose my primary income for two months.  Fortunately, my finances are back on track, but sadly I couldn’t keep up the fees for the show during that two month period and so Super Entertainment had to give up financing the show.  Fortunately, 18thWall Productions picked up the sponsorship so that show is continuing on with James Bojaciuk as host.

Sadly, my plans for the Random Fandom spin-off podcast with myself and Ivan Schablotski won’t happen.  We were in talks with the Grand Guignol Network and it was looking good, but since I wasn’t able to keep up payments on the first show, the negotiations for the second show fell apart.

So that’s what’s going on.

Website saved

26 Oct

Just in the nick of time, I received the funds I needed to renew RobertEWronskiJr.com for another year.

So I may have lost both my pre-existing podcast and the opportunity for the spin-off podcast, alas, due to the recent financial snag, but at least I got to keep the website that bears my name.