Autographed copies…

…did not go out as planned on Saturday. I couldn’t make it to the post office before it closed. I’ve got 20 copies bagged and tagged waiting to go out, and 35 more that were shipped to me last week still on the way. I’ve gotten more orders since then. (surprising number actually) and I’ll get more on the way as fast as I can.

I’ll be getting more, but Amazon is currently sold out. How awesome is that? Toni from Baen posted on my FB note that more have been shipped to Amazon.

I had to order more patches and should have them shortly. I was a little surprised by how fast those last 200 were claimed.

I’ll be unavailable for the later half of this week shooting the ITRC, so I’m going to get these bagged ones in the mail before that.  I think I’m fighting a cold, which is really lousy luck.

The next book signing is at Utah State University on August 26th and 2:00-4:00 and then the Jordan Landing Barnes & Nobel on August 29th from 2:00-4:00.  Then in September I’ve got a signing on the 5th at the Layton B&N from 2:00-4:00. 

I just added a signing/panel for October 10th at the Sugerhouse B&N. This one is going to be a big deal, as a whole bunch of authors will be there. It is going to be quite the event. Once I know who else is coming I will post the names. This is one that you will want to catch if you live anywhere near SLC.

Update

I just checked Amazon and they’ve only got 4 copies of MHI left in stock. I think that’s pretty cool in that I got my trade paperback from a major publisher to sell out, but I’ve still got no idea how many copies they ordered to begin with.

Autographed copies will start going out this Saturday. I’ve got about 20 here, and 35 more on the way, should be here early next week. I’m starting to run low on patches too, but should have enough to get through this.

If you haven’t checked out the Hold The Pig Steady songwriting contest, you really should. Once again, I’m blown away by the talent. You guys rock.

On that note, we’re still taking entries on the patch contest until the end of the month. We’ve got some awesome entries there.

I’ll be going to the ITRC in Wyoming next week. If you’ve not heard of it, it is a team shooting match. One person on carbine (me) shooting from 0-500 yards, one person on precision rifle shooting from 500-1000 yards (Atomic Ferret).  This was a last minute thing thrown together because SWAT magazine needs one of their authors to go. I’m out of shape, out of practice (more shoot! less write!) , and if we don’t come in last, I’ll be a happy man. That said there is one stage shot from a fast moving helicopter… Yes. I get to shoot a rifle stage from a helicopter. How friggin’ cool is that?

MHI:2 is being edited now.  I think I’m getting closer on it. #1 seems to be doing well, so I’m pretty sure #2 will sell.  Then I’ll do another edit pass at TGC:HM and I’ll start submitting it.

Help write the lyrics for the hit heavy metal song, HOLD THE PIG STEADY from MHI

http://gungeekrants.blogspot.com/2009/08/hold-pig-steady.html 

Head over to Gun Geek Rants. We have a band capable of producing proper metal and interested in the challenge of recording the song from MHI. 

If you remember, this is the song from Owen’s brother’s band, Cabbage Point Killing Machine.  The only known parts of the song were sung by Skippy.  “Hold pig steady … dum dum dum … ra ra ra … yeah. Pig. Pig! PIG!”

And no spoilers, but Skippy isn’t the clearest of speakers. So that gives you a lot of room to work.

 

Let’s ROCK!

 

EDIT:  A google search shows a surprising number of hits for “Hold the Pig Steady.” Apparently holding your pig steady for various things is rather important, and should not in any way be taken lightly.  Monster Hunter Nation is not responsible for any injuries sustained from lack of proper pig manipulation. Void in California.

Guns of MHI on MadOgre

http://www.madogre.com/Interviews/Guns_Of_MHI.htm 

George has done a series of articles “Guns of X” where he goes through a movie and talks about every gun in every scene. He is attempting to do the same thing with MHI. It is still a work in progress, because as he says, there are a LOT of guns in this book.

Check out his other Guns Of articles. They are pretty sweet.

Autographed Copies of MHI available for sale

Direct from Casa De Correia, autographed copies of MHI, to your door!

It looks like there is enough interest, so I’m going to order a bunch more copies of Monster Hunter International.  You can order them direct from me, and if you want your autograph personalized at all, just include that in the ordering notes. 

I’m going to charge cover price $7.99 + $4 for shipping and handling. (it looks like I can mail a paperback for $2.50 something + I’ve got to buy the padded envelopes, and figure most of you will probably pay with Paypal so that should cover the fees).  

My Paypal is slg2qcorreia AT yahoo DOT com.  That is an S L G, not Sig. It is an old Utah State designation, but I’ve had it for a long time.

If you don’t like Paypal e-mail me at that same address and I’ll send you my mailing address.

I will try to turn these around as quickly as possible. I sold all but a couple of my copies at Saturday’s signing, (not bad for a town with one stoplight!) and am ordering more copies today.

EDIT: Forgot, if you want a patch also, just include another $2.50 and say so. I usually charge $3.00, but that is because I usually have to pay for the stamps too.

Thanks,

-Larry

Book signing in Delta Utah tomorrow

I’ll be at Out of the Box in Delta Utah tomorrow from 3-5 doing a Q&A and signing books.

I got my first 1 star review on Amazon!

This is actually great.

 
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I’m getting 5 star reviews like crazy, and even English professors are giving me 4, and the first 3 I got said he still wanted to read the sequels, but leave it to somebody who hasn’t actually read the book to give it a 1 because of my political beliefs. 

Hey… wait a second… wasn’t it the left that was supposed to be like the party of free speech and enlightenment and tolerance and stuff?  Hmmm…. 

I still watch movies with Tim Robbins in them because despite his being a moron, he’s a really good actor (mostly). I will watch Megan Fox run in a tank top (which is as close as she gets to acting anyway). I do draw the line on Rosie O’Donnel, because she’s so obnoxious and unfunny that even if politcally she was Ron Paul the Second I wouldn’t be able to stand her.  How is it that us “right wing whack jobs” are able to still find enjoyment in life?

I read books by people with drastically different political opinions than mine. I’ve posted plugs to my friend Paul Genesses’ Dragon Hunters series a few times, even though we disagree politically, he’s a really nice guy who is earnest in what he believes, and he is a really good writer.  (Seriously, if you want a good fantasy series, pick them up the Golden Cord and Iron Dragon Amazon).

And why is it that when you disagree with the left, you are some sort of “Fox news junkie”?  I never really got that, as my political opinions were formed well in advance of there even being a FOX, or me even having cable. My politcal opinions were formed as a young man watching his home state fall apart under total democrat control, while the industry (farming) that I grew up in, was molested constantly by a bunch of political hacks, and my favorite hobby (guns) was demonized.  Interestingly enough, when I recently got onto Facebook, I found a couple of my best friends from high school. I hadn’t spoken to them in over a decade, but on our info page we’re all right wing leaning libertarians. Go figure. Must be because of all that FOX. 

Actually, I disagree with Bill O’Reilly a lot, because I think he’s too soft on morons, and he buys into global warming.  I get most of my news off the internet.

Well, at least we got that out of the way. The only other really negative review I’ve gotten was on some web forum, where the guy was so filled with hate for me personally that I suspect I must know him somehow, and probably owe him money.  :)

EDIT: And on the other hand, I get reviews like this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qtr-rKZxCA  George is one of my early proof readers.  This is good, I hadn’t gotten his Grimnoir feedback yet, but looks like another winner.  George has read a LOT of books.

Anybody want autographed copies of MHI?

I’ve had a few people e-mail me about this, and I hadn’t really thought about it too much. 

Show of hands, how many of you would like me to sell some autographed copies of Monster Hunter International off the blog? 

I’d just order them from Amazon (gotta keep those stats up!) and put them out here. They’d just go for the cover price + shipping (meaning that I’ve got to figure out whatever free packaging the post office has that a paperback will fit in). 

Any interest?

I’ve got a signing at a small shop in Delta this weekend. (this one is for Mom), and whatever I’ve got left from that I’ll put out, but after that I’ll need to see about ordering some more.  

I’ll not only sign them with my pathetic squiggly lightning bolt signature, I’ll personalize them if you want, maybe draw some cartoons or something… I don’t know, I’m actually not that creative unless I’m staring at a computer screen.

10 Reasons why the Obama-Joker Socialist posters are appropriate

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-obama-posters,0,940643.story

Some people think that this now famous poster is not fair, and that it is mean spirited, and that it doesn’t address the issues, and whatnot. I disagree, so I give you the following reasons why this is an appropriate comparison between the Joker and Obama.

#1. Burning piles of money. Both Barack Obama and the Joker light giant piles of money on fire for no logical reason. The Joker did this in a dramatic scene from the Dark Knight, but Barack’s got him beat.  We’ve thrown away so much money for Cash for Clunkers, so fast, that it makes the Joker’s bonfire look like a Cub Scout camp out. Remember, he keeps bringing up how he inherited a 1.4 Trillion dollar debt? Well whoever replaces him in 3 1/2 years will inherit a 6-8 Trillion debt. We’d probably be better off if Barack just put it in a big pile and burned it, because at least then we wouldn’t have to worry about paying interest to the Chinese. 

#2. Some men just want to watch the world burn.  Remember that scene where Batman was trying to figure out the Joker’s seemingly insane schemes? And then Alfred came along and explained that some people don’t have a rational reason for what they do, they just want the world to burn? Well, most logical people can’t make heads or tails out of any of Barack’s fiscal policies, which seemed designed to do the exact opposite of what he’s promised for them to do. I think he just wants to watch America burn so it can be reborn as a glorious worker’s paradise.

#3 Neither have loyalty to their minions.  The Joker has no problem shooting his own men, or shoving them off of moving cars, or implanting exploding cell phones into them.  Barack will ditch any of his people who get in his way, whether they’re family, friends, mentors, pastors, or associates. Barack tossed his own Grandma under the bus.  Even the Joker thought that was harsh.

#4 The Origin Story.  The Joker told a few different stories about how he got his scar, and the viewer is never told which is the truth. In the end, it doesn’t matter, because the Joker is just the ultimate bad guy. Barack is an ivy-league elitist who plays himself off as some average joe who has been discriminated against.  He’s different things for different audiences. In the end, it doesn’t matter, because barack is just the ultimate socialist.

#5 Both can kill you with writing implements.  The Joker does it by stabbing the pencil through your brain. Barack does it by signing such terrible legislation that makes you want to drive a pencil through your brain.

#6 Bit players.  One has a two faced lawyer, driven mad with power, horribly disfigured, with a weird googly eye. He’s a true believer, but is just a pawn to be used by the mastermind. His name is Rahm Emmanuel.  The Joker had that guy played by Aaron Eckhart.

#7 The nemesis.  The Joker had to battle the Dark Knight, Batman, scourge of evil, hero of the shadows, righter of wrongs. A man who will do the right thing, no matter what the costs. A man who doesn’t care what anyone thinks about him. Obama had to fight John McCain, who’s just like Batman, if you made Batman old, and removed half his brain… and he cared more what the press said about him than his own party… Well, nevermind, this one doesn’t work.

#8 Going to any lengths to win.  It doesn’t matter how bad the odds, the Joker was willing to do anything to win. He was prepared to blow up a ship full of innocent people, and found really creative ways to take out his enemies.  Nothing was off the table. Barck will do anything to win, will blow up the economy, is really creative about using the press to slander his enemies, and nothing was off the table. 

#9 Prey upon the weakness of your enemies.  The Joker was not about sniveling and begging to survive. He used Batman’s morals as a weapon against him. He took Batman’s strengths and turned them into weaknesses. Barack uses America’s morals as a weapon against us. For example, how long did it take for the Joker/Obama poster to be called racist? One LA newspaper said the only thing missing was a noose… Because most Americans are not racist and don’t like to be called that, Obama’s folks do not hesitate to play the race card, because they know it is a quick and easy way to get many of us to back down.

I’m not really sure how its racist, unless they’re thinking back to the blackfaced white performers of the early part of the 20th century. Which is really ironic, since the most famous of them was Al Jolson, who loved Black America and was a pioneer of positive race relations, and who was beloved by the black community.  Unless they think that painting your face white is racism, and if that’s the case, they need to raise some hell with Kabuki theater.

#10 Both will lose in the end.  Yay!  Batman eventually beat the Joker, and only 3 and a half more years of FDR2!

EDIT! Darn it, I wrote this at lunch and totally forgot about the part where the Joker pretended to be a medical professional and then blew up a HOSPITAL!  Oh my gosh, this stuff writes itself. :D

Flag@whitehouse.gov

From the Whitehouse.

There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care.  These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation.  Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.

 

Words can’t express how I feel right now. 

I would be honored if my regular readers would report me to the Whitehouse for my subversive speech.  You can tell them that Larry Correia (the tall one, from Utah) said that they can take their idiotic health care proposal and jam it up their rectum, all 1,000+ pages, sideways.  Preferably while it is on fire.

Do you remember back in 2002 when DHS came out with their snitch on your neighbor if you think they’re a terrorist about to blow something up program? Do you remember the screaming indignity at that? Do you remember the institutional freak out about how this was the thought police, and Hollywood lining up and holding hands against the sheer fascism of reporting suspicious activity to the police?

Yeah… So do I.

Do you remember when every night on the news we were told that the protestors who were bussed from place to place with George Soros money and Cindy Sheehan were a “grass roots” movement?

I remember that too. So I’m wondering why ticked off American’s who stand up in town-hall meetings with their congressmen now are an “astroturf” movement.  Apparently our anger isn’t real. Our disagreement over health care is because we’re “uneducated” or “uninformed.” I’ve heard people called rednecks, right-wing agitators, and one recently returned GI was dismissed because he was dressed too nicely, and that was suspicious. Because Lord knows, soldiers can’t wear a suit.

Are you as tired of this as I am?

Have you seen the recent picture of Obama photoshopped as the Joker with SOCIALISM written underneath? I saw a young man post that on Facebook yesterday, and he was immediately ripped into by some other posters because it was just “hateful” and I think that there were insinuations of racism.

So… Were these same people offended with all the George Bush pictures that compared him to a monkey?

No, no, of course not. Because that is different.  See, Barack is just a good man, and if you disagree, then you’ll just have to agree to disagree, but don’t use Hate Speech. It is Hate Speech to call him a socialist.

Allrighty then. I’ve thrown this challenge out a few times and it has never been answered yet. Most of my readers fall into the right-libertarian end of the chart, I know that, but please, pass this challenge on to your liberal friends.

If Barack Obama isn’t a socialist, please name 5 policies, regulations, or laws that he has proposed or pushed during his presidency, that Karl Marx himself would not have approve of.

I’m still waiting for the first one. So if the father of socialism would approve of everything Obama has done, and the Socialist and Communist parties of America love and support the guy and his policies, wouldn’t that make him a… I don’t know… what’s the word I’m looking for… Socialist?  (I had one guy try to seriously suggest that staying in Afghanistan was one… Yes, because socialist countries have never gone to war…)

Listen, morons at flag@whitehouse.gov.  We’re not stupid. We’re not uneducated. We’re not uninformed. But we are extremely angry.  The subversives at the town-halls shouting down your puppet congressmen are regular people who share the same feelings of betrayal and fear as the rest of us.  We are smart enough to know that the government has never, ever, taken over anything and made it more efficient, better, or cheaper.

We know that other countries with socialized medicine have all sorts of problems. We know that the vast majority of medical research is performed by American companies. Most of us are happy with our insurance. Most of us can actually read the text of the law, which is more than I can say for congress. We know when we’re being lied to. 

It doesn’t take “fear mongering” to despise this bill. All it takes is basic literacy and a tiny love of freedom.

We’re not stupid. We’re pissed off. Get it straight.

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