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  1. Now and Then

    A star is born!
  2. Hava Nagila Boys

    Well, certainly not your traditional hora!
  3. For those of you who may have missed it in my AwesomeDude 2018 announcement, we have -for the time being- reduced our posting schedule to once a week. I realize this comes as a surprise to some of you who don't read Dude's Desk postings word-for-word, but as of January 2018 we are now updating the site every Saturday. This comes as our day-to-day staff at AD is now one person... me. I hope that not having to update twice a week will contribute much needed time to orderly mainten the site, i.e. updating author pages and other housekeeping tasks, and will allow more time to produce enhanced visual representations of our authors' stories as well as to seek out and bring on more excellent stories and talented authors. I've also added a notice on the AwesomeDude Home Page announcing the posting schedule. AD is not going away, we're just trying to make the site better and might even be able to improve the visual presentations of legacy stories posted over the past 14 years before HTML5 and CSS became the norm. If you have suggestions for the AD Site/Forums or a question and aren't yet a member of the AD Forums, you'll find it is now much easier to join as automated registration has been restored as of January 1st 2018. As always, any questions about anything at AD should go to dude@awesomedude.com Thanks for your continuing support! Mike
  4. Although we currently update the AwesomeDude site every Saturday, since Valentine's Day falls on a Wednesday this year we'll have a special posting on February 14th. Included will be stories from such popular AwesomeDude Authors as Altimexis, Cole Parker, Cynus, Merkin, Pedro and William King. Don't miss this special Valentine's Day posting on , Wednesday February 14, 2018! Mike
  5. Breaking the rules

    Holy Cow! That was great! I'd never seen that one before.
  6. AwesomeDude 2018

    Based on our current posting schedule, I always go with the author's preference. If an author wants two chapters a week, I can do that do that. Mike
  7. AwesomeDude 2018

    Best Wishes to all for the new year as well as some news for all of you who have supported us for the past (nearly) fourteen years. · Effective January 1st, 2018 AwesomeDude.com will update once a week, on Saturdays. Updates will take place at 00:00 Saturdays Eastern US Time. CodeysWorld.com will continue its once-weekly schedule on Wednesdays. · We are opening up automated registrations to AwesomeDude Forums once again. A year ago when we moved our Forums to the InvisionPower Cloud servers, we experienced a flood of spam bots trying to register from Russian bloc countries. I have been assured that additional filtering has been added over the past year and that it is now safe to once again accept automated registrations. However, those wishing to join the forums and get the includedposting privileges and who find the automated filtering too onerous, I’ll be glad to register you manually. Just let me know via email to register@awesomedude.com. · We are considering setting up a mailing list to advise readers of new stories and serial story chapters. If you’d be interested, drop us a line at mailing-list@awesomedude.com. When we begin, we’ll let you know here in the Dude’s Desk Forum. · We are also planning to expand our Flash Fiction coverage by adding it to the AwesomeDude.com Home Page. Currently Flash Fiction is part of the AwesomeDude Forums, but the new plan is to incorporate it into the AD Website proper and list the Flash Fiction stories on each AD Author’s home page. Non-AD Authors will still be welcome to post their Flash Fiction in the AD Forums… all you have to do is be a member of the AD Forums. (see above) · AwesomeDude Radio is back! Enjoy oldies from the 20th Century while you read or write for AwesomeDude.com. Set up a shortcut on your desktop to www.awesomeduderadio.com or click on the AD Radio button at the top of the AD Forums page. · And speaking of writing for AwesomeDude.com… we’re always looking for good new stories and talented authors. Submit stories to submissions@awesomedude.com. Click on Submissions on the AD Home Page to learn what we’re looking for. Thanks again, for your outstanding support over the years. We’ll turn 14 in April and can’t wait for our voice to change! All the best, Mike
  8. Kids from New Jersey

    Can't belive its been two years since this video was made.
  9. Australia votes YES for same sex marriage

    Congratulations, Australia! It is done!
  10. Thank you for a great home page

    Will, if you're referring to the Refugee Home Page, it was my concept but the brilliant execution was at the hands of the talented Alien Son, our Design Editor. Mike
  11. I was pleased to see that Steve Temke's story Not All Angels Have Wings was featured in Codey's World Halloween Collection this year. It is one of the most moving stories I've ever read and brings tears every time I read it... which has been several times. Mike
  12. King of Shreds and Patches

    TR left us - and this world - on August 25th, 2012. Joey was one of the smartest and most empathetic individuals I have ever known. I'm sure he is happy you enjoyed his story. He left us a number of short stories, poems and a couple of unfinished novels. He also had a wicked sense of humor. Check out his Author's Page at http://www.awesomedude.com/tragicrabbit/ Mike
  13. Welfare Info?

    Has anyone heard from our friends who were in harms way in Florida and Texas and the Caribbean. Chris James, Steven Adamson, AD Forums member ChrisR and others? I haven't heard from any of them since the storms passed. I hope all are OK. Mike
  14. Article of interest to all writers

    Reading your comments has been interesting and enlightening. Don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating making AwesomeDude into a legacy or archive site. I just feel that having regular updates is vital to keeping the site in the minds and hearts of readers and that visiting us on a regular basis is vital to keeping up our reader base. A few years ago, almost all sites - with the exception of Nifty - updated once a week or even less often. I believe -if my memory is correct- that it was when we started posting twice weekly, because of the volume of stories we had going, that other sites like our friends at IOMFATS and CRVBoy started doing the same. Perhas it was in friendly competition or possibly because they were experiencing increased volume of stories as well. Prolific writers like Cole took advantage of this and requested chapters of his stories be fast-track posted. Now, I haven’t consulted with Cole on this, but what if we went back to a weekly posting schedule? I’m sure the two above-mentioned sites would follow suit unless they have a lot more quality stories on their plates. This might take the pressure off a lot of our authors as well. Especially those writers who have a good track record of supplying chapters on time. Again, my suggesting this may move me to the head of Cole’s s—t list, but posting once a week would certainly lighten the load for me and allow me more time to seek out new talent. Any comments, pro or con are welcome. And don’t forget, I welcome emails at dude@awesomedude.com or phone calls at (760) 459-5211 anytime. Mike
  15. Coping with Irma!

    Shelter in place! http://www.npr.org/2017/09/07/548981618/flamingos-in-the-men-s-room-how-zoos-and-aquariums-handle-hurricanes?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20170910&utm_campaign=&utm_term=
  16. Welfare Info?

    Nah... sounds delicious!
  17. Another Summer in Georgia

    Welcome, Benji! Mike
  18. Mark Bingham 9/11

    I thought of that brave, gay rugby player as I awoke this morning.
  19. Without a Word Spoken