Archive for October, 2010

aren’t you fed up with stupidity in the streets?

October 3, 2010

I guess everyone have seen “wise” headlines on T-shirts, fridge magnets, etc? Headlines like: My boyfriend kisses better than yours, or FBI – Female Body Inspector?
Don’t you think not everything we should think of should be about sex? I guess it would be much better if we see more good, inspirational thoughts, or nice pictures of mythical creatures, or other funny quotes, photos etc. that don’t include only sex… If you want to know my opinion, everyone could help about that using sites like,, fiverr, etc. There any user could create T-shirts, stickers, cups, fridge magnets, etc. with his/her own design, then share his/her work with family/friends/world… Join me, I’m allanbard there, you’ll see what I mean. I usually use some of my photos, quotes or illustrations from my books, or other wise thoughts, which most of population on Earth would find interesting, inspiring, or even useful. Thoughts like:

The fabled musk deer searches the world over for the source of the scent which comes from itself. Ramakrishna
When Injustice becomes law, rebelion becomes duty.
One can fight money only with money… my Tale Of The Rock Pieces.
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be ~ Thomas à Kempis
The one who asks is stupid 5 minutes, the one who doesn’t is stupid for life. Chinesse saying.
One of the greatest delusions of mankind is that men are superior to animals… my The Opposite Of Magic.
Love can be used for good or ill, but hatred leads only to destruction.
“The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic.”- Josef Stalin
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
All the problems in the world lead to one – narrow-minded people… my Incredible Future.


the best job ever…

October 3, 2010

illustration from my Tale Of The Rock PiecesMany of my friends, acquaintances, relatives etc. complain what they do for living is boring, dull and is “kïlling” them bit by bit. All of them explain they are forced to do that for the sake of the good salary or some other benefits (beautiful colleagues, long vacations, many bonuses on different occasions, etc.). When I explain what it means to be a writer, they usually don’t believe their ears… It seems it’s hard for anyone who has never written a book, short story, or even an article, to realize the amazing experience one could have creating some great adventures, breath-taking plots,
or the glorious wisdom of wise thoughts, the thoughts that made nations or many people set deep in thought. It seems it’s hard for most people too to realize writing of books is connected to every job, activity, hobby one could think of or imagine. It depends on the book a writer writes of course, but actually even a “stupid” love story could include interesting facts, useful tips, or breath-taking adventures, or amazing writing skills, which make the story incredible. All these could make any writer’s life a real adventure, without anything like dull time, unhappy thoughts, and attempts to suicide oneself because of meaningless existence…
These are not just my thoughts and experience I remember a saying of an ancient wiseman (Chinese I guess, can’t remember his name): Find a job you like and you’ll never work again in your life. I don’t know whether he was a writer in the meaning we use today, but this is quite an acceptable explanation. I remember another thought, which some other writers used , including me in my next book The Opposite Of Magic, and which shows the incredible job, experience, or way of life writing of books could be: Oftentimes, the fictional stories are more true than the real…
There are many other “benefits” about writing. Writing a story, any writer could become a real expert in many fields. To describe something well enough, one has to “experience” it, to know perfectly well every detail about it. Many writers usually prepare for the writing of a book a few months or even years, collecting information, learning a lot of new things, creating amazing new worlds, or “making” new friends (actually, the best friends one could have are amongst the fictional characters in the books, as they could be whatever the writer wants ;)… I can still “talk” with some of my characters from my Tale Of The Rock Pieces or The Opposite Of Magic for example, and “ask” them about their opinions about things from my next books…;) So, a writer would never be bored writing a good story.
Of course, usually writing is considered “thankless” work. After spending some years collecting information and writing a good story, there’s no guarantee that the book will be a bestseller… As far as I know only about ten percent of the published books are “well-rewarded”. However, it doesn’t mean that the other benefits disappear because of this statistic…
I guess I’m not the only one with the same frame of mind and thoughts? Your opinions, please?,,,,,, http://www.facebook.comivanstoikov.allanbard