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I love a strong, competent heroine who is an actual threat to the bad guys and not a push over or dumb bimbo. Of course, there is room ...

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Valor - Saluting Patriotic Pride by ValMcJames
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Valorita Espinosa by ValMcJames Valorita Espinosa :iconvalmcjames:ValMcJames 12 6 Batgirl on Rocket 01 by ValMcJames
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Batgirl on Rocket 09 by ValMcJames
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Batgirl on Rocket 10 by ValMcJames
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Happy Mother's Day Fireworks (Superheroine Roster) by ValMcJames
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Eve - Deviant Damsel-in-Distress by ValMcJames
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Jen of the Jungle - Part 01 by ValMcJames
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Carbon and the Jungle Girl by ValMcJames
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Twisted Plot Revision Page160 by faile35
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Wand by dariandomain
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Lynn Vs Zola 05 (Alt. Ending) by Soolz
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Aletessa 5 by 3Dcaptor
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Batgirl story 4-52 by YCBatgirl
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Charlie is defeated by whatupx6 Charlie is defeated :iconwhatupx6:whatupx6 8 0 Dragon sleeper on Charlie by whatupx6 Dragon sleeper on Charlie :iconwhatupx6:whatupx6 2 0 Celeste squirming on the mat by whatupx6 Celeste squirming on the mat :iconwhatupx6:whatupx6 2 0 Celeste strangled to the floor! by whatupx6 Celeste strangled to the floor! :iconwhatupx6:whatupx6 2 0 Displaced Aggression | Page 05 by amazonarrow
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Displaced Aggression | Page 04 by amazonarrow
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Lights Out - Part 14 :iconscarecrow98:scarecrow98 5 5
Self Bondage by easytk
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Shooting Star / Estrella Fugaz  - Character Sheet by LadyDreamMaker Shooting Star / Estrella Fugaz - Character Sheet :iconladydreammaker:LadyDreamMaker 40 27 Melissa's hypnosis adventure 24 by SleepingNymph
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Melissa's hypnosis adventure 23 by SleepingNymph
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"Jen of the Jungle - Part 1" is an incomplete story. Should I write more to the story or not? --> Good news everyone! Survey says: Yes! 

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11 deviants said YES: Are you kidding? An obsessed, masked stalker attacks Jen, a Watcher in the Water, traps galore. I can hear Two Steps From Hell tunes playing as the soundtrack already. Give me more!
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2 deviants said NO: Sexy leopard-print bikini, snake wrestling, spreadeagle stake outs, inseminoid tendril plants, a lustful enemy tribe, Amazons wanting a sex slave, a sinister secret organization after Jen. BORING!
From May 14-20 was a distracting week. If not for the multiple distractions, I would likely have published "Jen of the Jungle - Part 02" and "Batgirl - Blastoff!"

1) On Sunday night, May 14, I had a profound experience in role playing that has changed my personal perspective on peril and even altered my fantasy life that I have imagined for years. Sounds big, but since it's my own personal experience, not likely to be of great interest to others. Nonetheless, it was eye-opening and theoretically life-changing to some degree. I suppose this could deserve its own rambling discourse in a separate piece so as to spare the details here. Let's just say it is ironic that role playing peril to characters of my own that I care deeply about suddenly opened my eyes to some dark fantasies I had entertained for far too long, and I now no longer want any part of those more extreme fantasies.

2) I witnessed conflict between two creators here at DeviantArt whom I both respect and enjoy. It was heartbreaking to feel so helpless watching this happen before my "New Deviant" eyes, deathly afraid we would lose one or both of them. Happily the crisis seems to be past, and it looks like both creators are staying, so all's well that ends well.

3) A memorial service for an aunt of mine who recently passed away was held this week. I was not especially close, but nonetheless any health situation that deteriorates into, "Do we turn off the ventilator?" is deeply disturbing and sad when the answer gradually becomes, "Yes."

4) A nice envelope arrived bearing the three letters of doom: IRS. Suffice it say, if I mail in the documentation required, I can spare myself an unnecessary and incorrect assessment of thousands of dollars I do not truly owe but merely did not document sufficiently. All should end well, but dealing with the government is nerve-wracking, to say the least.

5) The need for changes related to work has become apparent, and that is always a fun time to go through.

So a handful of things distracted me from doing the writing -- and even the role playing -- I would probably otherwise have done very happily. Hopefully as I mail off my documentation to the IRS tomorrow, Monday the 22nd, I will begin to put this week behind me and get back to normal.

Life and all its ups and downs will go on, of course, but writing and role playing are ways to relieve stress for me, so I need to get back to them as soon as possible. Not to mention catching up on Netflix shows and eagerly awaiting the release of Wonder Woman.

Here's to the plain, boring weeks when nothing happens.

To the Mundane!

Cheers!

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Val McJames
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Just an author writing solely to please my own tastes while hoping that others may enjoy coming along for the ride.

I had hoped to be able to post a link to my literotica.com submissions when the time is right, but I have since found out that we can post text stories here as well. I may give my stories a shot here first, or publish them simultaneously in both places. Another thing I may do from time to time is to post shots from my role playing in Second Life or Champions Online.

As for the question of gender and my name "Val," I have intentionally given myself a safety cushion here of a slightly vague name. Is it Val as in Val Kilmer, or Val as in Valerie? I enjoy an air of mystery, so you can take "Val" as you prefer. I do not intend to use DeviantArt as a dating site, so there should be no problem.

I also want to keep my Real Life as completely separate from my edgy online presence as possible. And if a stalker does not know who or what they are stalking, maybe they won't even bother in the first place.

In any case, I will take no offense when anyone assumes me to be of either gender.
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darkstalker1 Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, not only Sonja but two other favs as well... thank you :happybounce: 
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dariandomain Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
Thanks very much for the fave Val. Hang in there. Don't let the drama get to you. The community has much more to offer. The good outweighs the bad.
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darkstalker1 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome to deviantART and thank you for faving  Wonder Woman: You're Gonna Be Sorry...! by darkstalker1  :happybounce: 

I note that you have a Red Sonja collection so might I direct you to my 'Sonja And The Snake' pic :)
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ValMcJames Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the welcome, and you are welcome for the Favorite.

I do enjoy Red Sonja, and I thank you for pointing out your tribute image. It has been added to my collection as a Favorite!

*smiles*
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Rob66 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for faving Alazar's "little goblin" drawing!  Glad you liked it!
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ValMcJames Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
The woman's eyes and face and hair are so pretty, and she is very attractive. The idea of little people exploring with their little hands is a fun thing to imagine. Not as threatening as tentacles, let's say, but still fun, hehe. *smiles*
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wefergie007 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
In tonight's edition of "Confuse a Cat" we discover that two Black Widows works previously thought to be faved were in fact not faved.

We return now to Notlob.
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ValMcJames Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, I guess. Hehe. But I'm calling ... the Church Police! *smiles*
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wefergie007 Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
That well may be, but I'm calling... "Dinsdale!"

"Yeah, he nailed me head to a table but he was very nice about it, wasn't he?"

Hard as Nails Hammer Time v2 
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ValMcJames Featured By Owner Edited 18 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Sorry, one thread of this is enough, hehe. Let's keep it associated with the Monty Python image and not inflate my Comments to become one long string of Python references! My apologies, but I needed to be honest!

Here, I will start a new, replacement thread under the image and stop the extended string of quotes we have going there. If I look at the actual page of quotes, they are smashed up against the far right of my browser window. I'm afraid we're going to break the system or cause a rupture in the space-time continuum, haha.

So for now, my next Monty Python reference will be in a new Comment under the image. *smiles*
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