Posted 4 days ago
I was reading your author bio and noticed the part where you have two tattoos--if they're not too personal, can you tell us what they are? I am also curious about the state of the motorcycle. Has it yet been revived?
neuralhandshake asked



The motorcycle remains the world’s most expensive paperweight, likely with gasoline that has turned to gelatin in its tank and gummed up its fuel hoses beyond relief. I have missed riding it, though; hopefully I’ll be able to get it repaired soon (or better, sell it and get a new bike — I really want a new bike).

The tats, oy. Left arm, Rick Burchett’s Harley Quinn. Right arm, a tribal band bound with roses, surrounding (I am going to either lose or gain so much geek cred with this…) the runic symbol for the WoD werewolf clan, the Black Furies.

Let the mockery commence.


Black Furies? pfffffffff

Everyone knows that Bone Gnawers are where it’s at. That said, Black Furies have the cooler symbol. Here it is for the folks at home:

Posted 1 week ago

On Another Note

Holy hell, I just took a picture of a check and it got deposited to my bank and I didn’t have to do anything!

We really do live in the future!

Posted 1 week ago

First Writing Paycheck!

Today, I have received my first paycheck ever as a freelance writer. No details on what that job is yet, but when the time comes to promote it, you’ll know.

It’s pretty exciting. The last time I ever received any kind of compensation for any kind of work was all the way back in 2008 (!), and it definately wasn’t for work that I enjoyed as much as this.

I always told people that I wanted to be a writer. Now that it’s actually happening, now that I’m taking those steps forward, it feels good. I certainly hope I can do this more often.

Posted 1 week ago

For Future Reference

If you are writing something and you consider, at any moment, that a great line in it would be “his erection was knocking on the ceiling of his pants”, please take my advice:

Don’t. Don’t do that.

On a related note, fiction workshops are a hell of a thing.

Posted 2 weeks ago

So I’m pretty sure bombing an exam in a class you despise isn’t the worst feeling you can have in the academic world, but damn does it feel that way right now.

Posted 2 weeks ago


here we are kids

it’s finally over

Not gonna lie, I had thought it had shut down quite a while ago. This week is apparently Nostalgia Week, I guess.

(Source: acasualfan)

Posted 2 weeks ago
Tezuka started 40 years ago. He wants to continue for another 40 years, until he is 100.
Sousaku No Himitsu,” filmed four years before Osamu Tezuka’s death in 1989. (via morbi)
Posted 2 weeks ago


Opening act Max Frost isnt bad. Funky and fun.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Getting ready to see Fitz and the Tantrums with thespeedoofsolomon!

Posted 3 weeks ago

Remembering Spooky Mingus

See, what you don’t know is that Spooky changed everything. Folks’ll talk about how great his daddy was, and I’m not knocking him. God never made a better bassist than Charles, and I’ll fight a motherfucker who says otherwise. I’ve done it, too.

But Spooky? Spooky was something else, man. Spooky started it all. When Spooky walks in a club, when he’s got that hungry look in his eye, you know shit’s going down.

You wanna know who turned Bob Marley on to the Rastas? Spooky. Who got the Ramones their first gig? Spooky. Who told Martin Gore to, and I’m quoting direct here, “put some synths all over that shit?” Better believe it was Spooky.

We didn’t call him Spooky for nothing, either. Man claimed he kept Janis Joplin’s skull by his bed, and that she’d whisper to him while he slept. Always wanted to show us too, but I don’t do that devil crap. Always felt like there was some kind of candle mass going on in his place. Kurt said he looked like the devil at the crossroads, and I think Spooky liked it that way.

Spooky played piano, said his dad would have wanted him to. We didn’t talk about family much. We didn’t talk much at all. Most times we met, he played piano and I did trumpet. And we’d just play for hours and hours, just me, Spooky, and the candles.

They cleared ‘em out the other day, the candles, ‘fore you moved in. Man lived in the same apartment for damn near 30 years and they clean out his place like it was nothing.

I’ll tell you though, his place cleans up real nice. I didn’t even know there was wallpaper, don’t know if you added that.
But yeah. Just take this candle. Call it a “housewarming gift” or some shit. You don’t gotta keep it on all the time. Just light it once, for Spooky.

And if you or your lady friend hear whispering, don’t get shocked. That devil crap always hangs around. Betcha it won’t just be Janis, either. Fuckin’ Spooky.