|Author Brian Joseph Johns|
As most of you may know, the prior (and new) work on The Butterfly Dragon: Heroes Of Our Own and A Lady's Prerogative line of stories and books have moved to their own places on my company Shhhh! Digital Media at http://www.shhhhdigital.com. Both had their own individual blogs for a while before I moved them both to Shhhh! Digital.
I'm in mid process of some bigger changes soon to come and stretching myself a little thin. That site will hold most of what I've worked on thus far along with a lot more. There's a lot more artwork for both storylines as well as much progress in their individual development. The most current stories for each are Bella's Tarot Reading for the A Lady's Prerogative side of the fence while What Different Eyes See covers tales of the Butterfly Dragon: Heylyn Yates (aka Ai Yuanlin Ying), Alicia Westin, Monique Defleur and of course Valerie Aspen. They're both still as controversial as ever too in case you're a bit on the sensitive side.
I've removed the software Shhhh! For Windows from the Shhhh! Digital site and its currently going through a bit of an overhaul that put it into a unique niche as far as password management software goes.
I've been active a bit on twitter and facebook as well occasionally but I've neglected this site for some time.
I spent yesterday grinding away trying to get the grasp of Java Programming (I currently work mostly in Embarcadero's Delphi and occasionally in C/C++ via Visual Studio). Thankfully there's lots of example code and documentation, and its not as hard when you've got a few languages under your belt, though most of the documentation is geared towards beginners. Its frustrating knowing that you're able to sprint in one programming language and switching to a crawl in another.
With all of that, I'm focusing my efforts on making these media items (A Lady's Prerogative and The Butterfly Dragon) a vehicle to drive charity work and to hopefully get people talking about things that need more discussion in society. The Shhhh! Digital site is setup that way and will be geared much more to that in the future.
When Shhhh! For Windows arrives back on Shhhh! Digital, I'm going to have to think about how that's handled, though it too definitely will cover a charity (most likely Sick Kids Foundation).
Oh and here's another song composition I did a few years ago (January 2011). Its mostly digital with a few samples but I did put down a few keyboard tracks myself on my M-Audio KeyRig 49. I'm still hoping that I can snag a 76 or 88 key midi piano soon on my limited budget. Weighted keys would be nice too... ;-)
Thanks for reading this far if you did and I'll be looking forward to speaking to you again in the future!
Brian Joseph Johns