I listened to episode 16 of the podcast last night, just wanted to let you and Mikey know I really connected with what you were talking about, like worrying about meds and creativity and feeling like your own problems aren't as real as others. It's really comforting to know other people grapple with that too. Also been loving every other episode of the podcast so far!
Out of curiosity, what are your thoughts on the general body of work of Chris H. Wolf AKA Slimebeast? I know you got into a bit of a Twitter kerfuffle with him about Funnymouth, but what do you think of his other stories like Abandoned by Disney, Afterpeople, Bonus Room, I Saw A Stranger or Completely Normal Eric?
i got into a twitter kerfuffle with him? i don’t remember. i thought funnymouth was just okay. abandoned by disney was really interesting. i don’t think i’ve come across these others!
idea for an FPS: thoroughly standard CoD-like shooter, except when you shoot someone and they fall dead, rather than become an object on the ground in the level that eventually disappears, the form of that dead body is now imposed on your HUD and stays with you the rest of the game. as you proceed, more and more bodies clutter your vision until you can’t see through them anymore.
Is Candle Cove ever going to show up/get a semi-sequel in a Broodhollow chapter? Because, I remember you mentioning in an interview you wanted to do an expansion of the story someday, and Broodhollow'd probably get way more popular if ya did.
Part of selling the adaptation rights to Candle Cove means I can’t (a) expand on it/write a sequel or (b) adapt it to another form, like a comic. I could do a similar thing with veiled allusions to Candle Cove, but I’d have to change big pieces of it.
Additionally, I’m not interested in shoehorning Candle Cove into Broodhollow anymore than I am interested in shoehorning Doctor Who into Broodhollow. Maybe it would make it more popular, but it would probably feel forced. (And technically I can’t.)
here’s a thought i have often. what will my last thought be? what will be the last thing to go through my mind when i die? with the assumption being that i will go suddenly, in my sleep, unaware.
it makes me sad because it is proof that life has no narrative. and i think we need it to have a narrative. we’d like it to. we provide our life with a narrative. but no one’s final thought is closure. no one’s final thought is the last paragraph in their book. i certainly don’t think your life flashes before your eyes. there won’t be any symbol revisited, any bookend, any repeated refrain, any summary. we can never give our own narrative an ending because we didn’t know we were at the end.
Male Writer:Ah, anniversary jokes are so funny. Because chicks always hate it when you don't remember anniversaries! A plus gold very original
Male Writer:Mother in laws amirite?
Male Writer:My male character who is an author insert of myself pines after a woman I used to pine after in high school. Then they have sex. This is good literature.
Male Writer:Ugh female books are so romance filled
Male Writer:And girl fanfics, so mary suey
Male Writer:Now listen about this original middle aged man who is an expert in everything, suffers from ennui, looks like me, acts like me, and gets all the girls i want.
Male Writer:She was sexy in an alluring, boring way, filled with purple prose and riddled with objectification
Male Writer:If i make a female character parrot my misogynistic views, they cease to be misogynistic! Are you saying you don't respect my fake female characters opinions, feminists?
Male Writer:a good action girl is one who looks hot at all times
Male Writer:If the female main character got in an asskicking line, my work is Feminist with a capital F and no one can criticize me
Specifically White Male Writer:Heroic tropes are so overdone. I'm going to create a boring white guy with stubble to be a completely original antihero no one has ever seen before TM.
Same Guy:It's original because he is a jerk who gets away with bad behavior, just like I wish i could.
Another Specifically White Male Writer:It's in my universe to only have white men do things in my book. I mean, don't you care about historical accuracy
Same Guy:I mean, it's a generic fantasy verse with no real life time period equivalent and i haven't done any research, but i'm SURE that it's historically accurate. To that dark mideval dragon fighting europe period
Same Guy:Where in Europe? Who cares!
Male Writer:There is no better way to introduce a female character to a male character than by him saving her.
Male Writer:Characters hating each other is good sexual tension!
Male Writer:One female character and five male characters is a good team balance
Male Writer:If my female character chooses to act in a sexist tropey way, it's not sexist. In fact, because she CHOSE to do it, it is Feminist.
“White men make up approximately 36% of the population, but commit 75% of mass shootings. What would be called terrorism by any other skin tone is suddenly some mysterious unnamed disease. We as a society are perfectly happy to further stigmatize mentally ill people, who are far more likely to be victims of violence than commit violence, in the service of protecting white supremacy and male entitlement.”—(via shitrichcollegekidssay)
so I went to the Ichor Falls website and all I'm greeted with is like this big wall of text that seems to be just candle cove. Ive been told there's more to Ichor Falls than that. Am I missing something?
There was more to Ichor Falls than Candle Cove, but the stories came down when I changed hosts. Someday I will re-add them! If you want to purchase them though they are here (pay what you want, including $0): https://gum.co/ichorfalls
guys i find myself reading a lot of poetry, or trying to. especially about the passage of time. writing it requires a clarity and an earnestness i don’t feel like i possess. i’m so impressed by it though.