#10yearsago I was worried about the Y2K bug. Not the computer glitch, per se, but the madness of the world that both created and feared it.
Goodbye, Decade. I’m sorry but I have to leave you now. No, I don’t think we should be friends, either. There’s the door. I’m out.
Sorry to hear horror champion Chas Balun has passed. His site: http://www.zombiebloodba…
@JohnUrbancik I love that: “mile-a-minute genius”. Timelords can be that way, I reckon. :-) Okay, I better get back to end of the year work.
@sideshowtony Dr. Who’s EMPTY CHILD episode was indeed VERY horrorshow. Gas masks on children get me every time.
Okay, and SHO too, but only for DEXTER! :-)
@sideshowtony Eccleston is amazingly manic. From the smile to the frown it all just wins. BBC, HBO, FX have the best writing on TV.
@BrianeKeene. Christopher! So I guess that means I will be following you to the gates of Hell!
@CrimespreeJon Water dissolving. And water remo-mo-mo-mo-mo-mo-mo-movblee-movblee-move.
End of the year reflection on publishing: Books will change, but storytelling will outlast us all. That’s what books ensure, in fact. Write!
Geekily, I love chanting “Exterminate!” like a Dalek. I’m tempted to make the antivirus prog play it when it spots a virus on my machine.
@Sidney_Williams You’re right about Dr. Who, Sid! The minor characters are still majorly good. “Father’s Day” was amazingly deep.
@crazywritinfool It is awesome with broadband internet and a wireless network at home. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to set up. Magic!
The witty and intelligent goofiness of Dr. Who is really a great counter-narrative; I’m surprised how much I’m liking it.
@sideshowtony I had a great signing once at Tufts University bookstore. My contact there has moved on, but give the shop a call?
My computer just started making grinding moans. My brain is screening a trailer for The Texas Instruments Chainsaw Massacre. Tron meets Saw.
Where have all the giant leeches with alien blood diseases gone? Wither green slime and unshapely things? Must our monsters always be us?
Have you ever listened to the Partridge Family’s song, “I Think I Love You”? I mean really, really listened? Freaky. http://j.mp/60gUQY
@therealduv It would be interesting to analyze that horror shelf to try to figure out how it’s being defined nowadays.Urban fantasy? Zombie?
@amergina YES! Not sure if I’ll req the whole book or not. I’ll post info to the GG page once it’s firmly on the syllabus.
I’m prepping to teach from a book entitled “Can It Really Be Taught?” This is not a joke. The taunting irony of this situation amuses me.
BorowitzReport The show So You Think You Can Dance? is unnecessarily taunting. I never said I could dance.
Jury duty summons in the mail this morning. Thanks, Judge Claus!
Sportuary is free for your shiny new kindle at http://www.gorelets.com Your therapy sessions after reading it are not.
A Goreletter Flashback: Weird articles from the archives related to Christmas http://www.gorelets.com/…
Online Gizmo of the Month: “Orphan Feast” http://bit.ly/780awJ
Ah, Wednesday. The only day of the week named after an Addams Family character.
“Eldritch Musicks” by @CaseyContrarian arrived yesterday…loving the Lovecraft, Machen, Ligotti-inspired drones and tentacular riffs!
Twitter Defined: RT @sesamestreet Cookie haiku: Cookie, cookie, cook. Cookie, cookie, cookie, cook. Cookie, cookie, cook. (Me love poetry.)
What does the -ex in Kleenex stand for? Expectoration? Excrement? Exsanguination? Exudation? Exuviae?
It’s the money you could be saving that Geico is taking from you and putting into advertising.
I just learned that you can block a user’s retweets! Not that I want to…except for one abuser. Click on green arrow on their profile.
MecumHaiku You’ve watched my whole life, / microscopic eyelid bugs. / How am I doing?
RT @j_c_hay The cure is complete, the pellicle is formed. Now’s the time for meat to meet the smoke. @LifeIsBacon <-Best tweet of the morn!
@Poe71 Freaky frog falliteration! You win AGAIN! I’ll chuck another bookplate in the prize package, man!
Only two frog bookplate giveaways left. (see previous tweet) Quick!
@Outlawpoet1970 A paradox that cannot be solved! NEcon is laid back w/lots of pro writers. KillerCon is Vegas w/new blood on the sand.
@MikeBrendan ṃɾ. сɾøώlεÿ ṡεṉτ ṃε τø ƒlïρṃÿτεχτ.сøṃ τø ώøɾќ øṉ ṃÿ вαсќṃαṡќïṉģ ṡќïllṡ
Hang in there, @wdprescott!
ʎǝs’ ʇɥǝɹǝ ɐɹǝ ʇʍo dɐʇɥs ʎon ɔɐu ƃo qʎ’ qnʇ ıu ʇɥǝ louƃ ɹnu’ ʇɥǝɹǝ,s sʇıll ʇıɯǝ ʇo ɔɥɐuƃǝ ʇɥǝ ɹoɐp ʎon,ɹǝ ou˙
@FSBAssociates Roald Amundsen!
ROBOTS - The Big Picture: http://www.boston.com/bi…
@BrianKeene I bet Damnation Alley could be remade into a fine film.
2010 already? Thank you Arthur C. Clarke. That’s twice in a lifetime. Probably won’t make it to 2061, but I’ll try!
@Ginger_Clark It’s outrageous. Don’t most contracts also have an “any rights not in granted here are reserved by the author” clause, too?
@drmabuse Unusually? lol How about just “usl”?
Join the 105 freaks who are tormenting me on Facebook with icy temptations: http://www.facebook.com/…
Only 67 people realize that The Goreletter is also available via LiveJournal at http://syndicated.livejo…
New Blog Entry Posted: “Talk About Writing” — http://bit.ly/6ecy21
5 star review of my “Spring Ahead Fall Back” on Red Adept’s Kindle Book blog: http://redadept.wordpres…
The Odyssey Writer’s Workshop just posted an interview with me on their blog: http://odysseyworkshop.l…
“From quixotic to quincunx, I love the enigmatic X. Especially when it’s near a Q. It’s nature’s expectorant.” -Holiday X http://j.mp/8dD2ti
Beck Underwood’s Creepy Xmas Film Festival is great fun this time of year: http://www.creepychristm…
Things like that make the world seem criminally insane @jerrylgordon
Black Static magazine is running something akin to a sf/f/h “advent calendar” for the holidays: http://ttapress.com/blac…
I can has adult literacy please?
We laughed at the TV yesterday when a child actor said the word “vegetabletarian”. I like it — sounds like a political party.
Tonight is your last chance to win a rare production CD, a custom deck of cards, a special ARC, more. Details: http://bit.ly/5hp71c
Brilliant @Kyiakhalid! And now I’m glad it’s winter rather than a swarthy bug-infested summer.
Holy Toledo! My 20th Anniversary Contest ends tomorrow! Enter by midnight est at The Goreletter: http://bit.ly/5hp71c
jackhandey Probably the saddest thing you’ll ever see is a mosquito sucking on a mummy. Forget it, little friend.
Did you catch the episode of CSI where the killer posed bodies as sculpture? The art on this page reminded me of that: http://j.mp/7DIJOY
@Poe71 One of my favorite reviews EVER. Thank you for the kind words and artful description! E-mail me your mailing address for a bookplate.
Just 3 days left in my 20th Anniversary Contest. Win Arnzen rarities. Enter by Dec 13 at The Goreletter: http://bit.ly/5hp71c
I’m feeling epoch exhaustion. It’s really hard to finish a decade after just finishing a millennium.
@troilee Remember: Even BABIES want page-turners!
@catvalente FRAGGLE ROCK? Netflix is out of control. I think all this streaming weird nostalgia will create a mutant lifeform in my TV.
@jenniferbrozek Agreed! I felt the ‘cosmic stew’ business was a bit much, but Rand’s “From Idea..” really helps fuel the creative furnace.
@MichaelKnost Hope it still promotes WWOH, because the entire book is an excellent writing guide! Nothing like it out there!
@MichaelKnost Cool to hear my Writers Workshop of Horror essay is excerpted in the Jan issue of The Writer. I will check it out!
Yurp. Urm hrm. Some folks call it a xmas present. Other folks call it a sling blade, urm hrm.
Plug: Psycho Hunter: http://www.last.fm/music…
LOL @bookgasm Porkpie’s title had me at ‘Corpse’… hope you’ll review.
@Poe71 Thanks for the cool feedback. Sold. I think I’ll stick with the greet on gorelets for awhile. Not enough quirk in the world.
@scottmccloud Clever, but not 100% true. I say “those who can teach, teach well. Those who can make a living at it, get tenure.”
That’s an important point @esedia… thank you! What I had before just said ‘welcome’ and it felt too…unimaginative. I’ll keep tweaking.
NancySpringer Blort: You need not feel ghoulish if you are, say, attending a funeral and part of you is taking notes. This goes along with being a writer
Just added a quirky welcome message to the http://www.gorelets.com front page. Should I keep it? Rxns welcome.
True or false: both prefix and suffix contain prefixes and suffixes.
1 week left in my 20th Anniversary Contest. A few rarities for prizes. Enter by Dec 13th at The Goreletter: http://bit.ly/5hp71c
The force is not with me.
@DavidTWilbanks I feel stupid…I can’t figure the trick out.
Just learned that Kathe Koja has joined our Writing Popular Fiction program at SHU to mentor YA novelists. I’m excited!
For the holidays, wrap your gifts in death shrouds: http://www.eclecticbydes…
A message to the children of the world: Santa delivers not toys but propaganda.
The “new tweets” alert escalates whenever I’m not looking and twitterspace clouds around me like something out of Hitchcock’s The Birds.
Discovered another munged Goreletter post from days of yore funny enough to restore: GRILLING THE MERMAID: http://j.mp/7ho7EJ
Suffering from Twypnosis. Must log off…if I only I can reach the….