A Few Tips when Writing for Publication.

Firstly, use as few words ending in “ly” as possible.

Tab over to indent paragraphs.  Do not space over.

When writing a short story for inclusion in an anthology, do not use a chapter heading style (which is used to link to the table of contents) for your story title when using Word.  The final editor for the collected work will take care of this in final editing.  If all contributors add their own chapter heading style, the final editor will just overwrite it anyway and end up with a confusing heading style “forest” in the final draft.

Also see William Shunn’s fabulous guide here:

Shunn’s Novel Format

Excellent Grand Opening of Otaku Nation in Tucson, AZ (featuring Dream Galaxy Whip cell phone cases)

April 14, 2017

Great fun was had by all at the many gaming tables at Otaku Nation, which celebrated it’s grand opening tonight.  Check out the Facebook Page.  In addition to selling anime-related collectibles and games, owner Jeremy Daniel also provides sales space for select local artists.

Clara of Dream Galaxy Whip is one such artist.  She creates custom cell phone cases which are now featured at Otaku Nation.


Clara (Dream Galaxy Whip) and Jeremy Daniel (owner Otaku Nation) are pictured below.


Several colorful characters were in attendance, such as Leeloo from “The Fifth Element”.


Anime characters were also in attendence.


Otaku Nation

3919 E Pima St

Tucson, Arizona

(520) 207-6885

Check out Southern Arizona’s home for anime-related collectibles and games! Swing by to enjoy weekly anime screenings, Japanese games, art/cultural events, and more!

Don’t get scammed by a phone call for virus removal.

A friend related this story to me and wanted all to learn from his mistake.

The voice on the other end of the phone said, “Our company monitors web traffic and we’ve detected a virus on your computer along with a lot of malware.  We can remove it for free right now if you like. “

I certainly didn’t want a virus on my computer.

“Great,” I said as I granted them access.   After half an hour, they said they would need to finish the job tomorrow but not to worry.

The next morning I received another phone call.

“We have a problem.” The voice said.  “We need you to drive down to Walmart and buy three one hundred dollar app cards.  We will reimburse you once the job is done.”

Strange I thought.  But I agreed and later give them the codes from the cards.  After all, I would be reimbursed.  Direct deposit in to my checking account since I had given them my account number.

An hour later I got another call.

“I’m sorry, but we need one more $100 card.”

Another trip to Walmart.  Surely my computer would be virus free soon.


Two hours later I received yet another phone call.

“I’m sorry, sir, but we made a mistake.  We accidentally added a zero on to the deposit to your checking account.  We put in four thousand dollars, not four hundred. We need you to refund us $3600. You can wire the money to us from the Miracle Mart. It’s right down the street from where you live.”

Finally the red flags started going off.  “Where will this money be going?”

“Beijing, China”

More alarm bells.  I got a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach.  I politely agreed to pay them just to get off the phone.  Then I drove to my bank.

The teller actually confirmed a four thousand dollar deposit in to my checking account.  My relief was short lived however.

“Oh, I see what happened”, said the teller.  “The money was transferred over from your savings account.“


I immediately closed the accounts and opened a new one.

When I got back home I got another phone call.  The voice asked if I had wired the money.  After I said no, it said if I was worried about making a payment to China I could make two $1800 payments here in the USA.

When I told them I had no intention of paying them anything, things took a nasty turn.

“We will report you to the FBI.  They’ll throw you in jail and fine you $5000.”

“I don’t believe you.  I know what’s going on now.”

“The FBI is on their way to arrest you.  Your F’d now.”  Except he didn’t say F’d.

“I’m still not paying you anything.”

“You’re just a stupid old man.  Your computer will never work again.”



I hung up and turned on my computer. Big red letters proclaimed “This is the FBI.  You are under arrest unless you pay your debt.  Agents are on their way.”

Then a text window popped up.  “Your F’d,” appeared over and over again.

I turned off the computer and took it to Best Buy Geek Squad.  After 6 days they had cleaned up my computer.  The scammers had changed several of my passwords but the Geeks recovered them and the malware they added was removed.

I was out $400 to the scammers plus the cost to fix my computer, but it could have been much worse.  But at least my experience can be a lesson to all.  Don’t get tricked by this ploy like I did.


Now offering Tee shirt, coffee mug, and poster designs on RedBubble.com

Hi everyone.  I’ve started up on a fun new project of designing images for sale on Tee shirts and other items at artist name BrownDL3 at RedBubble.com .  Here’s a sample of my warped sense of humor:


Light a fire for a man, keep him warm for a day


Redbubble allows independent artists a place to sell their wares online.  Check out the site.  It has a huge number of designs available from across the world.

Jetstream can now help you design your art for sale on RedBubble (or even if you just want your own personal design).  Contact us for more information.



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