(Just recovered this munged old post, and thought I’d share): 13 Furnishings You’ll Never Find at IKEA: http://j.mp/5Cht4x
New blog post: ‘Not Dead Yet: The Listmaniacal Archive’ at The Goreletter http://bit.ly/4JUKRz
Monroeville Zombies Holiday Party at the Mall (incl photos with Zombie Santa): http://www.monroevillezo…
Forgive the zombies, for they know not what they chew.
Blacker Saturday: today’s the day when shadows go soul shopping among the bankrupt and forlorn. Happy Holidays!
Finally saw new Star Trek. Feel old. Was won over when McCoy appeared. Blinded by lens flares in every shot. Wanted Scotty’s pal for a pet.
@poxypigtails Is it “Brainberry”… or “Brainbury”? Both are good. (One sounds more like a disturbing breakfast cereal to me, however).
Contest Alert! Help celebrate my 20th Anniversary as a writer. Win rare Arnzenalia. DL Dec 13th. Info here: http://bit.ly/5hp71c
Pls RT Arnzen 20th Anniversary Contest Alert! Deadline Dec 13th. Photos of rare prizes and freebie links here: http://bit.ly/5hp71c
Just enjoyed Richard Howard’s “Ambient Morgue Music” at the great Weird Tales mag online: http://j.mp/8AYHXP
It just occurred to me that Pat Benatar’s song “Hell is for Children” really must have traumatized her kids. On several levels.
The aliens in your computer do not wish to be disturbed. RT @NataniaBarron Autocorrect just made me lol: department stores –> depart torso
Domo, @kindertrauma. Domo.
Thanksgiving is that blessed time of year when we pause and reflect on the @eliroth holiday movie that could have been. Thx Grindhouse.
The kindle update is exciting because the Kindle now reads pdf and rotates screen. See: http://bit.ly/7e4d98
Is gastroanatomeat a word? Because it should be.
Black Friday. Black Hole. Coincidence?
Try The Great Game — the illustrated story where you determine where author Tim Dedopulos takes the story: http://ghostwoods.com/gr…
The Boris Karloff Blogathon has kicked off to honor BK’s birthday (real, not reanimated): http://frankensteinia.bl…
EDLCNM…EDLCNM…Evil Demon Likes Cowriting Narrative Messages…nah. Couldn’t be….
Over time, I have worn the letters E D L C N M off my keyboard. I’m sure something inside me is trying to communicate this way. But what?
Toby Keith “wants to stick a boot up your ___.” And by the way: he’s gellin’. Contrary to popular belief, that does not help matters.
Pittsburgh’s been naughty (not nice). TWO Evil Santa films coming to town in a horror realm double feature: http://www.horrorrealmco…
I would remiss if I didn’t remind you that my ‘rare stuff’ contest ends in a week! See this link for deets + RT: http://bit.ly/88Ov5j
What you call your crumpled up pillow case in the morning: snorigami.
There were tentacles slickering in my sock drawer this morning. I laughed. None had managed to slide one on. Humans 1 : Nyarlots 0.
I suppose book rental is like a library, which I understand. Except that the site is profiting in a way that a library doesn’t. Harumph.
@cinriter Yeah, I saw a ‘book rental’ site yesterday (like Netflix for books)…Do folks realize we writers never see a dime of it?!
@adeniro That’s so funny… I thought the same exact thing first time I saw the Twilight book covers.
Time is running short to win rare Arnzen books, sounds, and art — easy! — see The Contestatorium in here: http://j.mp/88Ov5j
@PiaVeleno It never gets easier, really. Every text has to sell itself. Keep the faith that it will, just as you did when you wrote it.
Just now noticed that twitter asks “What’s happening?” … to which the answer is always “Hey, HEY, Hey!”
@johnjosephadams LOL! <been there>
Any Sam Hazo fans out there? We are taking tax-deductible donations to the Sam Hazo Poetry Award at my college. DM me yr email for details.
I hope none of you are tweeting while driving. Because I have two words for you: “Look out!”
And so is my keyboard now, @RubyTombstone Your tweets are cracking me up.
@david_hewson We adore ‘em too - pretty amazing netbooks. But I haven’t been writing much on it…keyboard is a bit cramped. Mouse is pain.
Anyone know : Is it possible to report a twitter spammer without going to their profile?
@David_N_Wilson For the Scribner contest tweet! And also sundry advice. Glad I follow ya.
Gracias to @David_N_Wilson twitterererer extrrerraorerrdinairerrre!
RT @ScribnerBooks: TO WIN A MONSTER IN A BOX, signed by Ruth Rendell RT before 12noon on 11/20. You could be a winner!
Starbucks only had red Xmas blends in the whole bean aisle. I ask: “Got anything besides Xmas?” They hand me Thanksgiving. This is the USA.
@fangoriamag asks “Who’s making horror?” a) me; but, b) the devil made me do it; and, c) a deeper devil made HIM do it, ad infinitum.
I re-extend my invite to join me in The Fiction Project! Art+fiction experiment: http://www.arthousecoop….
Ebook tech trends parallel music’s shift from cd to mp3 AND TV’s change from b/w to color. But NY publshrs market books like Hollywood film.
Gratitude to @BrianKeene And thx @poxypigtails for rec’ing Dahl’s “The Wonderful Life of Henry Sugar” (favorite genre fiction blood clot!)
There is nothing more remarkable than a blood clot. It gives hope. It seals. Except when there is nothing to heal. Then it’s a terrorist.
Mailing out the first batch of the Goreletter’s free froggie bookplates — http://j.mp/1jKtCN — tomorrow. Plenty still left before 12.1.09!
That IS funny @JaneFriedman! Especially if “John” is a vascular surgeon. :-) But srsly: good advice tonight. Thanx for tweeting it!
But if Harlequin is getting so desperate for profit, we all better look out!
@amergina Ah…I see now. I thought it was a digital arm. Thanks for clearing it up. I think the RWA is making the right (bold!) call.
@amergina Isn’t a fear of losing profits to ebooks (self-pub’d) behind their move? Maybe I’m misunderstanding why they’re doing it.
@nan_russell Nice “Twecklers” link! It’s funny (and sometimes said) how adults can regress to playground antics sometimes, no?
You have to see the comments and photos on this “Laptop Steering Wheel Desk” page on amazon…you will LAUGH!: http://bit.ly/3OXAzL
More details on The Fiction Project: Coming Soon. I dare you to join me! http://bit.ly/1NLxoo
I’m taking “The Fiction Project” sketchbook challenge at Arthouse Coop. JOIN ME!: http://www.arthousecoop….
Hold that thought. Squeeze it. Let the idea squirt between your fingers. Make it scream. Don’t let go. Till it’s silent. Then release.
Recommend pseudonym for satanic #nanowrimo authors: Omir Wonan
Gracias, @wdprescott. I don’t know what to say, except to quote Cronenberg: “Long live the new flesh!”
Cool. Check out the “cyborg limited edition” of Tomasula’s VAS on the Chiasmus Books website: http://www.chiasmusmedia…
@Tweet_Shrieks LOL…that is for the VERRRYY limited edition bookplate!
Review any Arnzen title at Amazon.com; gets contest entry + free sgnd bookplates for early entrants! http://bit.ly/2WSb7p
Hopeful Machines : ‘Electronica for Sociopaths’ by author/artist/musician Steve Archer: http://www.hopefulmachin…
Google Books announces ‘breakthrough moment’ on their site: http://books.google.com/…
Hosted “Strange Animation” event on campus today: Richter’s Vormittagspuk, Swankmajer’s Dimensions of Dialogue, Hertzfeldt’s Meaning of Life
SPORTUARY my twisted treatment of athletics: now available on the Amazon Kindle for $2.49 http://bit.ly/W1Ucm (or FREE via gorelets.com!)
Choose Your Own Adventure books-interactive on the Kindle! Ironically: one is called “Lost in the Amazon”! http://bit.ly/44OQVb
Indeed, @JohnUrbancik. And others. Is it profoundly ironic that the least used button on my kybd is the one that reads “Pause|Break”?
I have written umpteentrillion words in my lifetime. Yet I see there are buttons on my keyboard I have never pressed.
Damascene: 1) of or relating to city of Damascus; 2) what I do when I revise my manuscripts.
Prosthetic limbs feel Phantom Plastic Vat Syndrome.
@Poe71 what’s your blog address?
A Parable: God listens to all tweets in the universe simultaneously. Until he discovers lists. His first list is titled ‘damned’…
I think all greeting cards should say “Psyche!” on the back.
#underwhelmingrock Where I Lay My Head is a Pillow
#underwhelmingrock I Can’t Drive Twenty-Five
Back in Mauve #underwhelmingrock
I’m excited — ‘Head in Flames’ by Lance Olsen is now available! http://bit.ly/cDXCu
I think I’ve got my blogs showing up better on a mobile device. Try http://www.gorelets.com/… or /uncanny to check it out!
Good to see you @CindieGeddes!
I contend that it is the term “the” that makes Friday the 13th so scary. Thus, I propose Halloween be renamed The Thirty-first.
@CinemaSuicide There is no mood that ‘Immigrant Song’ can’t transform.
How to Read Your Free Ebook From The Goreletter… http://bit.ly/3gS6sd
Clown Flu. I love it @JeremyCShipp. Ha1N1.
@jimsissy “The Anti-Pancake”! (Beware: it bears the Number of the Yeast!)
@troilee Congrats on Borderlands Camp! That’s great…Winter, FPW, Tom…everyone there is a blast…and very wise! Enjoy every morsel!
@bluearthredshoe What a great bizarro way to start a story! Go for it.
@jimsissy It’s always suspenseful when there’s pancakes in the room.
@bluearthredshoe That was weirdly fun. I was cackling at the end. Thanks for the bizarre collaboration!
That was for @troilee!
RT @bluearthredshoe PANCAKES bled ON her PASTY tray FULL stream FROM above HER severed DUODENUM!
The suspense is killing me :-)
RT @bluearthredshoe PANCAKES bled ON her PASTY tray FULL stream FROM above HER
RT @bluearthredshoe PANCAKES bled ON her PASTY tray FULL stream FROM…
@Dathar Maybe! Thanks for the collaboration.
@Dathar Hazel’s Pancake Pockets. Now available in your frozen food aisle.
LOL @Dathar! Sounds linty.
RT @Dathar: Try this: Add a word and RT until this tweet is maxed: PANCAKES are FALLING from WAITRESS Hazel’s APRON pockets ONTO
RT @bluearthredshoe PANCAKES bled ON her PASTY tray FULL
RT @Dathar Try this: Add a word and RT until this tweet is maxed: PANCAKES are FALLING from WAITRESS Hazel’s APRON
@benitorcorral We’re like-minded! Too many books play it too safe…books need to be transgressive.
RT @Dathar Try this: Add a word and RT until this tweet is maxed: PANCAKES are FALLING…
RT @bluearthredshoe: Try this: Add a word and RT until this tweet is maxed: PANCAKES BLED ON…
Try this: Add a word and RT until this tweet is maxed: PANCAKES…
Publishers: more books like Chuck P’s Haunted and @docbrite ‘s Exquisite Corpse please.
Grave Oddities Seeking the Coma Babies #titletale
Murky Wetbones Grin Across a Pile of Pirate Dust #titletale
A Stable of Weird Demon Children Commit Blood-curdling Unnatural Acts #titletale
The Bird is The Key to the Art of Creating Survivor Secrets #titletale
Go to your bookshelf. Draw an imaginary line between words on spines down the row. See if you can make a curious sentence. #titletale
Kindle Daily Nation tells us what the new Kindle for PC app can and can’t do: http://bit.ly/21gMRV
@MikeBrendan Okay, I’ll stop now. I just got a mental image of Andy Rooney getting his neck pureed.
lol @MikeBrendan! Why do we call them chainsaws? I can’t remember the last time I sawed a chain with one… and did you ever wonder…
@MikeBrendan Ever wonder why they call it a baseball bat? When I bat my eyelashes, what do they hit? My eyeballs? And did you ever wonder…
I’m in an Andy Rooney state of mind. This will become annoying to my friends and coworkers today.
Why do we call computer math tables “spreadsheets” and not “tablecloths”?
If we call autobiographies “memoirs,” why don’t we call biographies “themoirs”?
@digitalred93 I know how you feel. I’m told the KindleDX does PDF (but it’s $200 more than the standard K2).
Thanks for the poetry prompt @baffled!
@bidfire Amazon Kindle DX my guesses: 16.60, 19.20, 12.55, 14.25
@digitalred93 Kindle can add notes, though not as user friendly as one would like (pc app is making this easier). Can’t do PDFs directly.:-(
You might like the Alpha Workshop for young writers — Holly Black, Timothy Zahn, Tamora Pierce, Mike Arnzen — http://j.mp/1OxPA0
Build a shopping list of outrageously inappropriate gifts that would be horrifying if they weren’t so funny. http://bit.ly/3c432D
Right on. Kindle for PC now available. Allows you to read Kindle ebooks on your computer. http://bit.ly/3AJSvd
@matociquala Looks like you’ll need to commit adverbicide.
It is freaky to listen to novels from the French Decadent movement using the text-to-speech function on your Kindle.
@Poe71 Hah, thnx for laughing to tears about my post. I was, too…but the tears became sort of real. + @LaMaupin : right on the $.
I enjoy @shitmydadsays a LOT but the TV deals should be going to @shitgoodwriterswritewithathemeandplotandstuff
@Sidney_Williams Grover would be cool. Didn’t like the “Big Bird legs” alone on google the other day. I imagined he was hanging!
It’s now been a generation since the Berlin Wall fell. Soviet Communism is dead. Germans thrive. And the Scorpions are now geezer metal.
I like “the Count” sesame street vampire image on Google today. He should eat those numbers.
Fortune cookie msg says “Learn Chinese: ‘Disease’.” Why? What on earth did I eat?!?
#worldsthinnestbooks CLIFF’S NOTES TO CLIFF’S NOTES, by Cliff (Abridged Edition)
@JeremyCShipp Enjoyed the interview. Good luck with transforming the moon!
You are so right about readings, @bizarromagazine CM3’s “Brutally Evil” show is an unforgettable riot!
New Listmania: Books Reviewed in the Goreletter (part one 2002-4): http://bit.ly/2MBcBl