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A Lady's Prerogative For Hallow's Eve: What Superstition Wields (Finished First Draft: Artwork to come)

This is my yearly Halloween story, though last year I kind of wove the Halloween and Santa Claus story into one if you remember and came up with a funny bit involving Barris and Sato early on in their friendship as they have guests for the seasonal holiday. This year I'm bringing Halloween and A Lady's Prerogative home to my country of Canada and my home province of Ontario. This story takes place in Ontario, though far north up into territory occupied by far fewer than in the Great Lakes region of Canada (and the United States). I hope that you enjoy it. As a side note, I recently did a rant post (the Rant-zilla post if you recall as it was the last one) really attacking the problem of harassment, as it has been plaguing me for years in both the online world (very covertly) and the offline world very overtly. Everything I stated in that post I meant with all of my heart and being, and I will not apologize for any of it. This has already gone way too far, and a post of that nat

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First and foremost I'd like to start by saying how glad I am to hear of closure for Meng Wanzhou's extradition court case, with the case against her dropped (or at the very least a deal being reached), and for the safe return of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, the two Canadians being held in China.


I'll be honest. From the start I supported Meng Wanzhou and was quite active for some time about her case, including writing a letter to the Office Of The Prime Minister about the matter back in January of 2019 and writing posts here on Shhhh! Digital Media regarding the matter. That didn't stop some abusive neighbours and community members from trying to steal the credit for that effort from me (along with my identity) since news of the case's outcome. I'm sure there's many people who know and can sympathize with what I'm speaking about. We live in the age of identity musical chairs, enforced by bullying social cults unfortunately, though that's not negativity as much so as it is awareness. That's alright. I'm sure the offenders will reach their pinnacle in life and age, and find themselves suddenly with a tremendous bill for all they've done in that regard.


Seeing this outcome is certainly encouraging. Especially seeing as my own love interest is Mandarin Chinese, so in a way I had a personal connection and issue with this case as I saw it not only as an attack on international business interests (targeting the Chinese specifically), but as an attack on women in leadership roles such as Ms. Wanzhou's, not to mention the whole thing was about using her as a bargaining chip for trade negotiations during the Trump Presidency. I could go into all the reasons why it was wrong, but I'll stay out of the politics of the situation.


I'd also like to congratulate the Liberal Party for their election victory and the other parties and candidates for their effort in the Parliamentary Democracy of Canada. In all honesty, I voted Liberal, with my second choice being the NDP and a balance with the Progressive Conservatives. We really need to focus on economy and environment and somehow, transform the economy to favour and reward environmentally friendly and sustainable industry and commerce. It's good to have seen the youth protesting for that direction.


Its also unbelievable that anyone would protest outside of a hospitals and schools, even tormenting the healthcare workers about issues related to vaccines and the vaccine passport (which I personally think is a good idea). I think this point would best be argued by those who've lost someone to COVID. Hopefully the passports won't turn into a form of elitism, but it is very important that everyone get vaccinated. These are the biggest hurdles.


The next hurdles we have are social and doing away with this whole nonsense of identity musical chairs or using colour symbolism to steal or transfer other people's identity from one person or another, simply to take credit for their efforts or to unload the responsibility for their own efforts. This is really becoming a dangerous form of social fascism, along the lines of Nazism. Just last week I got clobbered simply for writing a story on Shhhh! Digital Media that included characters of my own descendency (Monique being French while I'm Welsh, French, Spanish and Cree) and the story taking place on British soil. 


I'm not a blood centric kind of person and never have been but I am proud of my own heritage, but it just happens that I am also intensely interested in world culture (my last two relationships were with a South Korean woman and before that, a Mandarin Chinese woman). So the attack upon my person focused on replacing my identity with that of a Jehovah's Witness (which I am not and never will be with all due respect). For the record, I'm an Atheist that leans towards Buddhism and Taoism. Not devout but certainly well founded.


For most of my written work on Shhhhh! Digital Media, I've spent exhorbitant amounts of energy promoting women, intelligent female and male characters and world culture and I don't think there's anyone who can deny that. So the one time that I write a story that focuses mostly on characters closer to home (two of the characters are Canadian as am I), I am literally attacked during the election and placing my ballot by people trying to replace my identity as I've indicated. That effort also included labeling me as using cocaine (which I've never used in any form) and even heroin (again, I've never used) and led to much harassment from that point on up until now.


I've had my neighbours attempt to steal my work on Shhhh! Digital Media and credit it to people in the community that have absolutely nothing to do with Shhhh! Digital Media at all, including pawning it off as someone's homework and then implying that I'm stealing someone else's homework from them. As a 53 year old man, I can assure you that I don't need to steal anyone's homework not to mention steal anyone else's creative work.


Also, my father isn't Wayne Buttery (may he rest in peace). My father is David Schindler. Comparatively speaking, I knew Wayne for all of three weeks in total whereas David has directly been involved in my life as the most astounding father for twenty six years. I don't play guitar and I've never owned a guitar. I do however play piano like my father before me. I'm sorry to say but the social bullying cult makes that a game as well. A game I call the who's your father game.


I am not Steve Vitali (Vitale?), though I used to jam with him when I was twelve or thirteen years old. He's happily married to a Chinese woman, but when I say that my own love interest is Mandarin Chinese, I am not stealing his life or identity or anyone else's identity (including Doug's or Chuck's). I'm not Marty Shea either. Besides, I'm a "white" guy and that shouldn't matter any more than if I were any other culture.


So, it ever I was asked to make a choice between my own love interest and anything else, she'd win hands down. Likewise, if anyone asked me to make a choice between my father and anything else, he'd win hands down. Nobody that I'd call family or friends would try to make me make that choice by any means. Such a person(s) would be more akin to dirty trick enemies and remain as such for as long as I lived.


Also, why would a cult like this attack someone who is struggling even at 53 to get a successful (and honest) business off the ground? I practically live in poverty, though I'm grateful for the roof over my head and any food in my fridge. I've lived and worked this way for nine years, and before that, I lived homeless for eight years (whereupon I was also attacked in a similar manner). So why? Its not like I've done anything that would be justifable for such treatment or behaviour. Considering the dedication I've put into this, unswaying, all the while people trying to steal it from me, I'd say I've been pretty even tempered. So don't do it. I certainly don't get paid for that kind of responsibility and I don't have the kind of resources that someone who does can use to protect themselves and have some peace and I've never regarded hate as meaning love. Never in the context of real life. Also, I am not a sex offender, pedophile or spousal abuser and never have been. Hence, there is no justification for any kind of treatment in the manner that I've described. I don't swap identities with other people. For the better of for the worse.


Now that we've got that out of the way, what's coming next at Shhhhh! Digital Media?


I've been working the last week on designing the visuals for more characters from A Lady's Prerogative and there will be one more story before I resume work on A Lady's Prerogative III: Singularity. After that story is done, I'll be working on Stories From The End to get the first draft of that book finished so I can start working on the second draft between writing Singularity and The Butterfly Dragon III: The Two Dragons.


Hopefully if everything goes as planned, I'll start working on this new story today or at the very latest, on this Monday.


Thank you for reading my books and for not using technology or psychic voyeurism (aka the holy spirit) to spy on me or to steal them.


Brian Joseph Johns

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