What Do These Losers Even Look Like

Maybe it’s a hold-over from when my primary occupation was ‘artist,’ but I obsessively search for face models for all of my characters. It used to be so the features I drew were more varied and grounded in reality. Now… I suppose it helps with visualization, though more often than not I think in sentences […]

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At A Gas Station At 3 AM

Midnight came and went sometime when I was sleeping, slipped right past me while I dreamed. My blankets were heavy and wrapped tight around me, the way they ought to be, and the house was quiet. The only thing moving was time, rolling over all with irresistibly gentle steadiness. O (the roommate you’ll recall from […]

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Drosera

I’ve been in a rut lately. I’d say sinkhole but rut is a better word, more evocative; perhaps this was once just a little dip in the ground, nothing I caused myself, but passing over it again and again, bumping the wheel every time but never changing course… that’s a rut, isn’t it? Or like […]

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Personal Horror Story Time!

I was gone for a while, huh? I apologize! I got pretty sick and was bedridden for a week. Not my usual health problems, but instead Inexplicably Potent Throat Funk (Side of Massive Ear Infection, with Pus), which I contracted from my little sister’s wife when they came to visit us. My mother caught it, […]

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Themes of ‘Dark Skies Over Brightwater’

Hullo, everyone! I think while I work on the second novel, I’m going to limit my writing to things that don’t need a whole lot of research, they suck a lot of time and energy better served on the novel. However, I don’t want to go silent, so I’ll write a bit about the thoughts […]

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Radu cel Frumos: The Queer Brother Nobody Cares Dracula Had

  Imagine being this guy: his brother is Dracula. And that’s generally where the commentary stops. Alternatively, imagine being this guy: he and Sultan Mehmed II were lovers. And that’s generally where the commentary stops. ‘Cel Frumos’ translates to ‘the beautiful.’ It was applied to the younger brother of Vlad III Dracula, best known for… […]

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Five Reasons Alien: Covenant Is Bad And Should Feel Bad

Lemme just get this out of the way so you can decide it invalidates my opinion entirely. I liked Prometheus. I thought it was an enjoyable, pretty alright film. It was a lot better when there were more overt references to the Alien franchise, such as Shitty Scientist A turning into a pseudo-Xenomorph and jumping […]

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Things I Saw At Dildopolis

Deep in the heart of Texas, there is an adult megaplex situated off a certain highway. My friends (who for the purposes of this post will be S and O) and I see it every time we drive up and down this highway, have for years, and recently we decided to finally visit it. In […]

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Porphyria’s Lover

The best of dyes was once considered to be Tyrian purple. You get it by ‘milking’ a sea snail: agitating it to induce the secretion that can be boiled into dye. Of course, you can also crush the snails and their shells and boil that, but it takes thousands of snails to make the least […]

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Real Horror Is Listening To The Ones You Love Screaming

My roommate and I just got back from him having major dental surgery. He’s in really bad shape. Severe head pain from the anasthetic, gaping bleeding holes in his face… it’s not a good scene. He’s been weeping since we got back, unable to articulate what he needs with a mouthful of gauze. My sensory […]

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