Have you ever seen a “Living Liquid” creature in fiction and film? If so, please help build a list here: http://tr.im/qoeC
“Pithy Morbid Thoughts” contest ends 7.1 at Midnight! 5 winners will be chosen for free Arnzen books — easy! Go: http://tr.im/n3iL
Finally found Greg Rucka @ruckawriter and raising my cup of joe to him. And by cup of joe I mean coffee, not a ground-up guy named Joseph.
RT @MecumHaiku Zombie Haiku / I can see his tongue / move through the hole on his face / that isn’t his mouth.
All the Michael Jackson hubub reminds me of a great horror story by Jeffrey Thomas: “Psychometric Idol” from http://tr.im/qaE9
RT @MrTeller “Just woke from a fitful dream about writing a long, sweeping novel with a hundred and forty different characters in it.” LOL!
Let the horror begin!
@wdprescott So good seeing you at the rez. Loving the book TAINTED — glad I picked it up! Send me what you wanted at your leisure.
@Marawitch Thanks for spreading the word! Now tell your zombie avatar to stop staring at my head cheese sandwich.
@richristow Neruda is awesome. Join the fray!
@RenegadeScribe Good seeing you at rez. Best wishes with your writing project. I’ve got a deadline myself that needs to be worked on NOW!
Only 3 days left in the “Pithy Morbid Thoughts” contest. 5 winners will be chosen for free Arnzen books — easy! Go: http://tr.im/n3iL
We’re wrapping up our residency in Writing Popular Fiction today at Seton Hill http://fiction.setonhill… What a blast of a week!
Only 1 week left in the “Pithy Morbid Thoughts” contest. 5 winners will be chosen for free Arnzen books — easy! Go: http://tr.im/n3iL
@westonochse Obstacle down. What I owe you is next. Teaching starts Tues; will try to beat that. Belated happy b-day!
Don’t overlook this book: Visions by Lawrence C. Connolly: http://bit.ly/ixUAJ
@wdprescott Good post. I say we are ALL “the balloon animals of horror.”
RT @Marawitch “Now…onto Dead Clowns!” Greatest segue in the world.
“While Brushing”: in the morning mirror / an insect worms out from the bush / of your right eyebrow / you grin and leave it / work to do
Enjoyed the interview with Harold Ramis (and the Borat/Bruno piece!) in GQ recently while sitting in a barbershop: http://tr.im/p34h
RT @BrianKeene Got me some coffee and some Rolling Stones ‘Exile on Main Street’ and some writing to do: “Do the hip shake thang…”
RT @reversecowpie asks “I wonder if anyone has ever died during yoga class?” I believe the position is “Downward Facing Death”.
@captplothole QUICK CHANGE is a great, underappreciated film! Thanks for reminding me of it.
Nothing worse than a SAD zombie clown. Especially the kind in a velvet paint-by-numbers portrait.
@Outlawpoet1970 asks “Don’t zombies laugh?” Great question! And I think the answer is yes. Otherwise there’d be no zombie clowns.
Thank you @Outlawpoet1970 … though I really want to hear what a dead chuckle sounds like, too! (wahn-wahn-wahhhh…)
@Zoe_E_W You’re totally right! That ‘doppleganger’ method was employed by Ray Kroc, I believe, in the formation of McDonald’s franchises!
What’s worse: your doppelganger, or an army of your clones? I say doppelganger. (No, >I< say doppelganger!) [We all say you’re both wrong!]
It’s funny how new story premises sneak up on you. I love it when they hit me in the back of the head with a spike-riddled sledgehammer!
You gotta see the creepy/funny wax figure routine from Conan last night…and also the VentriloChoir! http://tr.im/oO9a
Don’t forget the “Pithy Morbid Thought” contest at gorelets.com. Deadline in 2 weeks! Five free books up for grabs: http://tr.im/n3iL
twitter asks ‘What are you doing?’ but I read it as “Hey! What are you doing? Drop that gun! Oh please don’t hurt me! NO!…” <blam>
I think that’s totally legit, @leatherzebra Every time I buy a piece of printed cardboard, I’m entered in the lottery, after all. :-)
@jenniferbrozek Thanks, Jennifer! She wields a mean machete. It was sort of like a German language Kill Bill in my yard for a while there.
My wife just killed a snake with a machete before it had the chance to eat a nest of wrens. Sublime moment.
New book: The Writer’s Workshop of Horror! Advice on writing darkly from 30 masters. Ships Aug: http://tr.im/oEXO
@carrie_rapp I can’t say! I better get back to it folks. You’ve all helped, in a very special way.
I am laughing very loudly.
@LaMaupin The entity known as Michael Arnzen wouldn’t dream of it!
@MonicaJORourke :-) I’ll keep at it…Ugh, titles can be so hard. If I ever had a child, it would grow up and die before it got named.
#writing Can’t decide whether to call my current WIP story “God of the Rod” or “Rod of God” or “Rod God” or just “God Rod”… maybe nota?
@wdprescott I diagnose you as clinically psychotic. You want to eat candy-flavored tumors? (Clearly they should be mint flavored TUMS)
Great line: “Popular. Culture. No longer. Applies to me.” — @Art_Brut_
Musing: What does one say to a squid, now knowing they can hear? “I think you just inked a little in your eddy.”
Looking forward to your Stoker report @JeffStrand
well, apparently the ‘track’ code doesn’t work for saving searches…
@raingodd Oh no…you just whispered “Thinner” to us all…we’re all starting lose weight. Arghghggh…oh no my pants finally fit! :-)
pardon my testing to come of twitter code http://help.twitter.com/…
EESH QUICHE! I love this icky pie poster for the horror film DYING BREED: http://pic.im/5lN Anyone seen this?
EESH QUICHE! I love this icky pie poster for the horror film DYING BREED: http://pic.im/5lN Anyone seen this?
Today I took some time to check out Horrorgy — Horror-Mall.com’s “spotlight on horror” site. Pretty good spread! http://tr.im/ouUZ
Death be not proud. Your black robe smells funny.
Cool trailer for Lawrence Connolly’s upcoming story collection, VISIONS!: http://bit.ly/13Pyb6
MikeArnzenThanks @wdprescott for the kind words. Those who borrow copies of Licker or B*tchfight themselves shall never return.
Goreletter mailing complete! Errata: The subject line’s subtitle was supposed to be “Black Saabath” :-) DM me if you didn’t get your issue.
Goreletter 5.04 is sending at the rate of 423 msgs per hour. Should arrive everywhere by dawn. Discounts, poems, ichor. http://gorelets.com
I’ll be sending the new issue of The Goreletter out tonight. Sign up at http://gorelets.com in the next few mins if you’re interested.
How’d you do in the final tally @BrianKeene?
Thanks @VampireFaust and @scottedelman for the live tweets from the Stoker Award banquet!
RT @VampireFaust Stephen King wins the Bram Stoker Award for his novel, Duma Key. That’s two for SK tonight.
RT @VampireFaust Lisa Mannetti just won a Bram Stoker Award for First Novel, The Gentling Box.
Cool… Alice Cooper is on the radio. Apropos.
I dunno @SandDanz…
Novel and first novel awards are left at the Stokers… I can only imagine how funny Padrone is right now on stage with FPW.
The Triffids can’t hold back @fpaulwilson Congrats on your Lifetime Achievement Award, Paul!
RT @VampireFaust the HWA lifetime acheivement award goes to…Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and F. Paul Wilson. Double-down @BrianKeene !
Is it just me or are these Stoker speeches short?
Congrats TO John Little for his second award at the Stokers tonight: for his novella, Miranda!
Congrats to Larry Roberts and fam at Bloodletting Press for winning the Specialty Press Award at the HWA Stoker Banquet!
Congrats to Sarah Langan for winning the Bram Stoker Award for short fiction (“The Lost”). She’s on a well-earned roll!
a toast to you @LaMaupin
*break time* … don’t scroll away ………………..
Read ALL the finalists at the Stokers, folks. They’re all good!
Congrats to Stephen King for winning Just After Sunset for Fiction Collection.
What song is that, @wdprescott?
Congrats to Vince Liaguno and Chad Helder for their Bram Stoker win for editing the anthology, Unspeakable Horror.
Congrats to John Little for the Laymon Award at the HWA Stoker Banquet. Rockin’. (He’s a finalist in Long Fiction category too for Miranda)
Congrats to Lisa Morton on winning a nf Stoker Award for “A Halloween Anthology”! Amazing win!
How cool is Twitter? We know who is winning Stokers Awards before some of the winners not in attendance even do! Wild. Thanks, tweeters!
Bruce Boston wins Stoker for The Nightmare Collection! Yay! Thanks for the news report @VampireFaust
CONGRATS @Sephera on your HWA Silver Hammer Award. (“Bang bang, Maxwell!”)
Strike of Midnight.
@BrianKeene I’m betting Kealan will win for collection this year. But it’s a tough category, and anyone’s game!
@SandDanz Not sure if I’ll be there at the Stoker Awards chat again— maybe! Last year’s was fun. I did a spit take when I won.
The Icky Truth about Offal: upcoming Goreletter excerpt just posted to the blog: http://www.gorelets.com/… (Warning: gross)
@AlBruno3 “I think need to fetishise a new monster soon.” I concur. How about The Green Slime from Outer Space? :-)
gorelets.com site is now back up. whew. I’m excited to send out the next Goreletter…almost ready! Subscribe friends: http://tr.im/nhLl
@wdprescott “Shall The Arnzen Army invade? I have the minions ready for invasion!” (???) Aye, Capt BoneCrunch! Take the Baskin Robbins!
Ah, I’ve figured out the crash: they’re upgrading something behind the scenes. Wish they’d alert me.
Hey, who crashed my server? Gah…
Caught the last three minutes of the Cup…locals are rioting with joy.
I’m writing. Don’t need to watch the Cup: every time Pittsburgh scores, I hear a giant YAWP from the entire region. Go Pens!
#onceuponatime Advil Jones popped a pain killer and relieved herself to death.
RT ScottWesterfeld “I named a #cheese today: ‘sozzled pearl,’ a goat cheese soaked in bourbon.” Good band name, too, SW!
Finishing up the new issue of THE GORELETTER. Going out soon! (Sun/Mon?) Don’t miss out. Subscribe free at: http://tr.im/nhLl
Local Alert: The ‘It’s Alive Show’: Resurrecting in Pittsburgh tomorrow night! http://www.theitsalivesh…
@writerscanvas asks “If stressed, how do you calm your mind to write?” I re-read a classic or canonical short story in my genre.
@scottedelman Is that link for your Stoker Weekend blog correct? Isn’t working for me.
@MikeBrendan Holy water.
“The power of christ comPELS YOU!” <spritz spritz>
@carrie_rapp I tend to spout lines from The Exorcist sporadically during the day for no reason. Perhaps I am possessed. I am legion.
Cool book cover on your profile @sideshowtony ! CONGRATS!
“Why Dami….Why you do this to me, Dami?”
Gorelets.com temporarily down — my webhost upgrading for move to new @WordPress 2.8
Finishing up the new issue of THE GORELETTER. Going out soon! Don’t miss out. Subscribe free at: http://tr.im/nhLl
Digitizing my vinyl. The Cure “Seventeen Seconds” & Psychedelic Furs “Forever Now”. The 80s irony is opening a temporal fissure in reality.
Apologies to @lnmorton - mistaken mortons.
@bizarroguy is in the house. <Arnzen makes Raw Dog Screaming Press gang sign with decorticated fingerbones>
Just two weeks until our MA in Writing Popular Fiction summer residency at Seton Hill. This will be my…oy…20th time! http://tr.im/mNoX
Reading “Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues” ARC - coming from Scribner this October. See http://www.lorenrhoads.c…
riding the coaster / zombies await down below / I throw up my arms
When @Gorify says “It’s taco time” I find myself filled with repulsion and dread.
“Led Zeppelin and Philosophy” book coming soon! I call that cool: http://bit.ly/9ZZTx
Surely you’ve heard of THE HAUNT — the ‘myspace for horror fans’ website? If not, sign up here. http://tr.im/nVCO
Bram Stoker Award ceremony is this weekend. Won’t be there for once, but will watch the web site: http://www.stokers2009.c…
Any magazine writers out there want to review a neat poetry book by Chris Conlon about serial killer Starkweather? If so, DM or Email me.
It is unfortunate that the entire squad of Law and Order: Criminal Intent — superlative actors, all — look like vampires.
@Satans_Thong lol Yes, Satan, it is strange. You’d be inkpotent.
#crapsuperpowers Sadly, CRAYOLAMAN, Man of Cray, cannot withstand sunlight. He melts into a beautiful rainbow of puddleguts.
#crapsuperpowers WITNESS THE UNCANNY POWER OF CRAYOLAMAN to always color within the lines…by redrawing them with his mighty black crayon!
#crapsuperpowers BEHOLD THE POWER OF CRAYOLAMAN. He shoots deadly crayons — 64 colors — from his nostrils (which double as sharpener).
Today I joined the International Thriller Writers: http://www.thrillerwrite…
Can you read Polish? New translation of my flash fiction (called “Pop-Up Killer”) just went live at Minimal Books: http://tr.im/nOWX
RT @raingodd “…finished Mike Arnzen’s chapbook [Skull] Fragments…review up on my blog…Simply put: Amazing.” Gracias, SC!
New blog post to “The Popular Uncanny” about Maxtor’s (scary?) “Save Your Life” ad campaign: http://tr.im/nMWH
My website, redesigned! Subscribe to the newsletter. Enter the contest. Leave a comment. Please help warm up the house: http://tr.im/nhLl
LOL @jodydiperna ! I heard the RW’s practice with pucks made of the vertebral discs of actual Penguins. Cold hearted monsters.
Great SF film trailer…and whatta website! District-9. http://d-9.com/
Just noticed Guide Dog Books updated their catalog with info on Jeff VanderMeer’s cool upcoming book MONSTROUS CREATURES http://tr.im/nEfK
Substitute “weirdo” for “auto” whenever possible. “I’m working on my weirdobiography” and “I drive a fancy weirdomobile.” “Weirdomatic!”
If you like art & classic films, check out TheAuteurs.com It’s like a film school alternative to Netfl@theauteurseurs
@RealCliveBarker : a self-port would be so generous! But anything iconic from your vast collection with yr signature style would be fab.
RT@RealCliveBarker There are writers awake across the country right now, finding words for thoughts or memories the light of day forbade us.
@RealCliveBarker I like the new avatar, too, but if you change it, you should seriously use an image from one of your paintings, Mr. B!
Car Accident or Rock Song?: “Saabbath Bloody Saabbath”
Going through old files. Finding a handful of my poetry chapbooks have fallen out of print this past season. Makes me want to write more.
Just saw that our retractable tape measure is a “Slaymaker” brand. Heavy in hand. Sharp metal edges. Wound lengths up to 25’! :-)
Overheard from a TV commercial: “Are you suffering from a mental illness? Then call the law firm of…” Um, yes, I’d be crazy to call you.
Writers of microfiction: the latest issue of FlashFictionFlash came out today. Rec’d! Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/…
Reading horror poetry over morning coffee gets the day started right. Today: Mortician’s Tea by G.O. Clark. Excerpts here: http://tr.im/npNC