Welcome!

With nearly 20k followers on Twitter, and over 3000 subs on various blogs and music sites, it is impossible for me to welcome each¬†person individually. Of course, I wish I could. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories! Until I find a way of cloning myself a few hundred times, this will have to do. ūüôā

A brief summary about myself. I have been writing since I was 12. I love the horror genre and that is what I read and write mostly.I also write fantasy and mystery.You can learn more about my writing just by surfing this site, if you so desire. I have been singing and playing guitar since I was 15. All of my music is FREE. (who actually sells music these days?) The music I create embodies Rock, Blues, Chill, EDM, and Downtempo. Give it a listen if you like.

I have only recently started doing photography, but I studied the craft very carefully before beginning, and spent the money required, to do it justice. I am unhealthy and trying to build a legacy, before I die from all of the health problems I have. Everything I create is with that in mind.

I currently live in a new RV in Texas, with my wife and a majikal cat named appropriately, Jinxy. If you want to learn more about me, or just seek something to discover, here is a complete list of all my website-

http://jb-thomas.pixels.com-My main photos site. You can buy prints, cards, iPhone cases, tote bags, towels, shower curtains, and much more with my best photos on them.

http://licensing.pixels.com/profiles/jb-thomas.html– If you would like to license my photos for books, online ads, TV, or many other things, go here.

https://www.facebook.com/jbthomasphotography– I will be making all future photo related posts here. Come join us!

axewielderx.wordpress.com -Main blog with jokes, funny pics and music.

authorjbthomas.wordpress.com– This is where ALL of my writings are. Poetry, prose, short stories, Novel chapters, and more.

amazon.com/author/jbthomas– My amazon author page where you can buy both e-book and paperback versions of my books. There are more book links, in the My Books” section of this site.

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5251326.J_B_Thomas-My Goodreads profile.

http://www.reverbnation.com/lucidchaos– My reverbnation website. All music here is in mp3 format only.

http://lucidchaos.bandcamp.com– Any format, lossless or mp3, is here. For those who like the best sound!:)

http://soundcloud.com/lucid-chaos– I only put sneak peeks of music WIPs here. I don’t care for soundcloud’s limitations.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Axewielderx– Various videos ranging from music videos to gaming casts.

http://www.facebook.com/authorjbthomas– My FB author page. This is strickly for the fans. I hate FB and self iced my personal account there.

http://axewielderx.tumblr.com/-Tumblr– It catches most of my posts from nearly every blog.

https://twitter.com/JB_Thomas– My twitter account where I do most of my daily posting.

I want to thank¬†each and¬†every¬†person who has followed, subbed, or become a fan. I hope you enjoy the ride you just climbed aboard, and tell your friends, before the train has left the station for good. Take care and feel free to contact me anytime. I will answer as time allows.¬†ūüė鬆¬†If you would like to connect on any of these sites, just send me your info via the contact page.

Axe

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I need a break…

And not the kind of break that require’s McDonalds. I have a tendency, I will admit, to let things get to me. It takes awhile but does happen. I suppose that is not abnormal. We all have emotions and sometimes the best way to control them is simply to remove whatever is causing this issue. In this case, it is social media sites.

I am pretty certain I am not the only person to grow tired of the vast amount of stupidity we all see on a daily basis at some of these sites. However, I just let things build and build, until I burst. Probably not a good thing but every human has their own way of dealing with things. Since I do not have to tolerate the issues like I used to when I had kids, I can now just remove from my little world, whatever becomes a burden.

So that is what I shall be doing, in a way. I won’t be visiting any social media websites and I cannot honestly say when I will be back. I will say that even though I will be avoiding social media, that does not mean there won’t be any posts. I can and will make use of the extra time I gain, by creating more digital art. I will be posting those up to my photography and art website, and I will be auto-posting from that same website. I will also probably find that I have the time to spend a little more time at my blogs.

So even though you will not see me posting directly from the social media websites, you will see my posts on the sites.

Maybe someday I will return…

Axe(JB)

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I have come to realize…

That everything I do will never matter. Soon I will die and be forgotten in less than a second. I have finally figured out why nobody wants to support me on any website. It is simple. I am the worst person on the planet. I am worse than even Adolf Hitler. I must be. Don’t believe me?

Why then on every single website, do I follow people back only to have them unfollow me? How come on every site I like and share other people’s posts, but they don’t do the same for me? Why do people only like posts of mine when they are looking for a new follower to unfollow? How much does my photos and digital art suck, that after 158 uploads of diverse photography, not a single sale has happened? How come after all this work I am still losing more followers than I gain every single day?

Apparently, my silence most of the time is offensive. I go out of my way to be nice to people and it seems they go out of their way to avoid, ignore, lie, or abuse me. I absolutely must be the worst person to ever exist.

No worries, I won’t be around much longer. I am old and in bad health. Surely, I will pass soon enough. You will have to find someone else to kick around. Don’t be surprised if I stop liking, sharing, posting, or interacting in all ways possible. EVERYONE has a point where they have had enough. I believe I have found mine.

My life will never matter and if I don’t matter with all my talent, then most certainly none of you will either. Truth…

AXE(The worst person to ever live)

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My Photos are”Too Artsy” for stock…

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(Looks like WordPress has deemed it wrong to show pictures full size anymore…Geez!)

Apparently, in my quest for the best possible picture, I outgrew the stock photo industry. According to one stock agency, the featured photo above is not high quality enough because it is only 4.2 mb in size. Furthermore, it is out of focus. Lastly, it is over manipulated.

Yes, I will agree that the above picture is not from a DSLR. It is from a Nikon P510 which is no crappy camera, by any means. It was $450.00 when I bought it and takes pretty awesome pics. It is a 16MP camera that is, by no means or way, a phone camera. The file size certainly is not too small.

Of course, the out of focus BS is purely crap.The only thing out of focus in this photo is the background, which happens with every GOOD camera when shooting macro. To state this as a reason for rejection is just beyond stupid.

Lastly, over manipulated? WTF is wrong with people now-a-days? I changed the photo to black and white, and added back in a selective amount of color. If that is over-manipulation, then I might as well throw in the towel, because this is one of my least manipulated photos.

Because they rejected this photo, they rejected 3 others that were with it. That is just pure laziness, and a sign that these stock agencies have too much stock, if they are turning down photos like this. This is original, detailed, and artistic. Apparently, that is not what they want.

I have uploaded the full size picture (4608 x 3456 px) so you can see for yourself what you cannot get from a stock agency.

I am sorry, I refuse to compromise quality to sell photos for next to nothing. I want to give clients quality, interesting photos. Not something lame, boring, and of low quality.

It saddens me to see that true art is unappreciated anymore.

Axe(JB)

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Wealthy homes with Awesome Christmas lights!!!

I completely took these pictures for unselfish reasons. I was going to share them on my social media websites, because I thought it would be a thoughtful and nice thing to do. How can trying to share the Christmas spirit with others ever be seen as anything but kind?

However, it is Christmas time, so let’s not bother with ethics, morals, or other such non-issues and let just focus on the good things, like these photos. I will admit that night photography is not my strength. But, I believe my first attempt at it was not bad. 80% of the pictures turned out clear and it would have been 100% if I have not bothered trying the handheld night scene mode on my DSLR camera.

These pictures that were taken were of award winning wealthy homes in my area. I never do anything half-ass. So sit back, enjoy the pictures and thanks for visiting!!!

Axe

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As for Instagram

I thought since I spoke briefly about 500 px, it would only be fair to include another popular social photo sharing website…Instagram.

I find it remarkable and completely idiotic that people use this site. Any TRUE professional would never use this app or site. Did you know the second you upload a picture to Instagram, they own all rights to it? Yes, they can use your photos and make money off of your photos, without giving you single penny. So why would any serious photographer use this site/app? Seriously! I don’t know about you but my equipment costs far too much to just be giving away my final product, and that is not even considering all the time spent on processing the pictures.

To be honest, I’m slightly miffed at the app/site because I got my account temporarily suspended. Why? I have no clue! They never told me why and they suspended me without investigating. Seems like shady business practices going on there. Yes, I could go back and post more photos, but I most certainly will not. I do not trust any site that suspends people for no reason without investigating and then unsuspends an account with explanation. That is far out of my comfort zone. It should be noted that I did nothing wrong and I have never been suspended from ANY website…EVER!

Instagram also has the same kind of people who do nothing, but follow and unfollow. I think all of these “social” websites need to re-think showing how many followers people have. It seems to force the ignorant into doing stupid things like I mentioned above. If the site is supposed to be social, tell me exactly why the fuck it matters how many people follow each other? That is not social, that is a completely competitive atmosphere!

At any rate, I have spoken enough about this subject to leave a bad taste in my mouth. Time to go rinse! Take care!

Axe

 

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