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Thorn Martinek
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Introduction
Hello, and welcome.

I am an aspiring: writer, inventor, smith, draftsman/proto-engineer, Furry and all around Maker.

I am in the possess of writing my first book, as well as building a new work shop and starting an R&D firm. I have also been running with the idea of starting a YouTube channel focused on making both contemporary and historically inspired things. Though that is currently on the back burner, as I am still building the felicities to make ANYTHING at the moment.

Many of my friends refer to me as "Professor" though I do not currently hold such a position. I have been rather taken with the nickname, though. I've included it as part of the name of my (fur)sona, "Prof. Coppersmith".

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At 5:38pm on January 20, 2017, Thorn Martinek said…

Wow, it has been way too long since I've done anything on here. 

To anyone who is still following me/ friends with me on here, I'm sorry I disappeared for so long.  

But I'm back!  And I will try to keep up with things more from here on out.

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Moveing Forward, and face-planting along the way...

Posted on February 8, 2017 at 7:23pm 0 Comments

Well, things are happening.  I'm getting my office built, and just posted the first chapter of my book for critique on a writing group I'm in.  While being about half way through the fourth.

Unfortunately, the second of my last two days off were terrible.  

WARNING: P****** AND MOANING INCOMING

First: When I went to renew my licence, I found out that the local DMV is only…

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Writing, building, and upgradeing

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 3:23pm 0 Comments

Never really did any kind of regular blogging before.  So here's my attempt!

For some reason, I can never seem to just work on one thing at a time.  It always has to be at least two or three projects at once.  Case in point; my life right now.  

I have about three major projects running right now, four if you count one that's mostly clerical work right now.  Each of which is comprised of numerous smaller projects.  Further all of these current projects will, of course,…

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Thorn Martinek commented on Blimprider's group Scribblers' Den
"Steve-  Also, I will see about taking a look at it when I have time to sit and read again. @_@"
17 hours ago
Thorn Martinek commented on Blimprider's group Scribblers' Den
"Karen- I'm not familiar with him myself, though his artwork does look familiar.  It looks as though he is still active, at least on FA, as there is a journal entry as well as new artwork on his FA page.  (…"
17 hours ago
Thorn Martinek commented on Blimprider's group Scribblers' Den
"OH! I will also be finishing, and posting chapters 3 & 4 of AoPC this week or next week, in the reading room.  Though, from here on, I will be posting links to WdC for them, rather than copying and pasting the whole thing into the forums…"
Thursday
Thorn Martinek commented on Blimprider's group Scribblers' Den
"P. Aloysius Regnad:  Glad to hear that your propane regulator was fixed!  Also, interesting concept for the new villain, I'm interested to see where it goes. Karen: You're welcome!  Thank you for the replies!  I will…"
Thursday
Stephanie Kato replied to Thorn Martinek's discussion A Proper Breakfast... in the group Scribblers' Den
"I think it depends on the animals. Carnivores wouldn't have a problem with bacon. Some types of animals are exclusively vegetarian. Certain types of animals can't digest lactose, so milk and cheese would be out of the question. I'm…"
Feb 12
Thorn Martinek commented on Blimprider's group Scribblers' Den
"Hello Karen! I finally read the blog, as well as the newer one!  I love them both! ^_^ I left a comment on each of them as well, I hope they were ok. I will definitely upload pictures, and possibly a video of the costume/Fursuit when I finish…"
Feb 12
Steve Moore replied to Thorn Martinek's discussion A Proper Breakfast... in the group Scribblers' Den
"Ahhh the most important meal of the day. British Military victory was on occasion a proper full English versus a french pitiful coffee and rolls...... However yes Kippers are a great option best ones from the North East.  Don't forget…"
Feb 11
Thorn Martinek replied to Thorn Martinek's discussion A Proper Breakfast... in the group Scribblers' Den
"I was considering that, though I've never tried it.  Kippers with eggs I mean, I love kippers personally... Though my wife cant stand them.  Insisting that I eat them in my office with the door closed, and bush my teeth afterwards...…"
Feb 10
P. Aloysius Regnad replied to Thorn Martinek's discussion A Proper Breakfast... in the group Scribblers' Den
"      Oh, then you already have something of  a solution.  In that case (since fish seem to be fair game), might I suggest kippers as a substitute for bacon?  They're something of a an old time breakfast standard…"
Feb 10
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Thorn Martinek replied to Thorn Martinek's discussion A Proper Breakfast... in the group Scribblers' Den
"That's fine if you don't have an answer, I namely wanted to pose the question to see what people came up with.  I know little brain teasers like this can help some people get out of a lurch, even if it's unrelated. I've…"
Feb 10
Thorn Martinek commented on P. Aloysius Regnad's blog post Steampunk (Wild, and Weird West) Pastimes: Faro, a nearly forgotten game.
"Very interesting!  I've heard about Faro before, but never really learned much about it.  I'd love to see this make a comeback, I've always enjoyed seeing and learning about old games.  And love to see them make a…"
Feb 10
P. Aloysius Regnad replied to Thorn Martinek's discussion A Proper Breakfast... in the group Scribblers' Den
"      Oh, this is a great set of questions, which I've never seen directly addressed before!  Hmmm...  I'd always assumed that, in a furry world, the anthropomorphic species still had non-sentient,…"
Feb 10
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A Proper Breakfast...

Just some food for thought (yes, puns...)At the point I'm currently at in my current story, one of my characters is reviewing their situation and the information they have while having breakfast.I had initially written him as having a standard breakfast, including: fried eggs, sausage links, hash browns, and bacon.At the time, I didn't think anything of it.  However, on my drive home (I usually do a lot of my writing during down time at my day job) it occurred to me that this might set some…See More
Feb 10

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Story Setting Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by P. Aloysius Regnad Jan 21. 5 Replies

Hello All! It has been some time since I have done ANYTHING on here, namely due to the fact that I have been extremely busy lately trying to get various things up and running.Anyway, I am here to…Continue

Tags: world_building, writing, Genre_help

Please help me identify this?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Steffen Aug 20, 2016. 12 Replies

Hello all, I recently found this in a box of assorted "stuff." I would like to know what it is for, and what it…Continue

Tags: R.O.J., ROJ, Metal, Identify

1800's Frawdulant Inventions

Started this discussion. Last reply by SouthernGothic Feb 24, 2016. 9 Replies

Hey,I'm doing some research for a video I'm making and I need some help finding the right criteria for said research.What I'm trying to find is records, or any information actually, about some of the…Continue

 
 
 

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