In silken seas she slumbered Celestial reflections from invisible love Across a mirror A silver river, running sharply into an ivory valley A singular point not meant to be shared Even here I go unnoticed Yet forever shall I reign God’s love washes over the alabaster range To find me idle Beside a river no longer silver In waters no longer cold Yet resting in the open I will not cast a shadow Despite my mark I’ll never be known
Marvel fever after Infinity War got me thinking about what would happen if Blade and Captain America had to settle some beef. Let’s say Captain America, super soldier with incredible strength and extremely proficient combat ability, and Blade, a day walking vampire with incredible strength and an experienced brawler, meet up in a warehouse. In this scenario, I don’t see Blade being the initial aggressor, but I would love to be proven wrong about that. A likely scenario would be Captain targeting Blade after getting him confused with another vampire or maybe having some beef with the way Blade handled something. Whatever the reason, let’s say they meet and they each have their top of the line weapon. Captain has his adamantium shield and Blade has his adamantium sword and it is a fight until one taps out. Who wins?
Vote on who you think would win and share your thoughts. I’ll go over the thoughts and comments on the podcast. If you want, you can even come on and we can debate about who would win.
Dark fiction author and professor J. Thorn meets with Mr. Deadman to talk about his stories, horror and life in-between. Catch the show live this Saturday at 9pm CST, or listen to it afterwards on iTunes, iHeartradio, Spreaker, and YouTube.
J. Thorn is a Top 100 Most Popular Author in Horror, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure and Fantasy (Amazon Author Rank). He has published over one million words and has sold more than 170,000 books worldwide. In March of 2014 Thorn held the #5 position in Horror alongside his childhood idols Dean Koontz and Stephen King (at #4 and #2 respectively). He is an official, active member of the Horror Writers Association and a member of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers.
Thorn earned a B.A. in American History from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.A. from Duquesne University. He is a full-time writer, adjunct university professor, co-owner of Molten Universe Media, podcaster, musician, and a certified Story Grid nerd.
Have you ever worked on a project that tested your comfort level? During a conversation with Renee Miller, we discussed a story that she wrote that really pushed her limits. If you missed the conversation, you can check it out here:
This had me thinking about projects that I’ve worked on that made me uncomfortable. The only book that has really left an emotional impression on me is Seven Attempts at One Death. I wrote that book during one of the darker chapters of my life, and it reflects on a very deep, and corrosive depression that tried to hollow me out completely. The emotions connected are so strong I did nothing with the book for almost a decade.
What about you? What projects have you worked on that really pushed you to the limits of your comfort level?
Jack Torrance and Patrick Bateman are both iconic horror psychos, and while they’re both psychotic, one is gripped with blood-lust towards his family, while the other may or may not have a staggering collection of dead hookers. Jack Torrance showed he is unhinged and willing to kill at any cost in The Shining, but what about Patrick Bateman in American Psycho? He’s a yuppie with nasty habit of just straight up murder, right in the street even.
What would happen is Jack Torrance and Patrick Bateman were to face-off at the Overlook hotel? I don’t see Patrick Bateman being the initial aggressor, as Jack doesn’t fit his motive. However, once Jack tries to attack Bateman, he most certainly would counter and then the fight is on. So, who wins? How does it happen?
Cast your vote and give me a rundown in the comments section below. Your comment might be read on the podcast!
Horror poet and paranormal investigator Tom Gade Olausson meets with Mr. Deadman this Friday at 9pm CST to share some hilarious ghost stories and trouble with real life Nazi hunting.
Horror/erotica writer Renee Miller meets with Mr. Deadman this Saturday at 9pm CST to talk about her latest releases, one of which is Cats Like Cream, and the struggles she’s had publishing mature content on Amazon.
Catch the conversations live and participate by asking questions via chat or on this post.
Have you ever worked on your craft while under the influence? Not going to judge if you have, or if you do. Several well-known authors have had worked on various books while under the influence. Stephen King drank mouthwash for alcohol and snorted rock star levels of coke while working on Cujo. The legend has even admitted he doesn’t remember how he even wrote the book, because he was so out of it. Ayn Rand was taking speed while working on Fountainhead. Of course we can’t forget Hunter S. Thompson, he wrote Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas while experimenting on mushrooms.
So, I extend the question to you. Do you write under the influence? If not, why not/ Have you ever, and if so what was it like?
A disgusting, yet hilarious serving of toilet time horror!
Welcome to the Shit Fest. A disgusting horror short story collection that will make you rethink just how safe you really are. These stories will make you dread dropping that morning deuce. They’ll make you question the food you eat, the buildings you walk by, and toxicity of just a little fart. Because, as we all know, while the loud ones are awful, it’s the silent one’s that you really have to worry about.
Lia Scott Price is a comic book writer, artist, and the creator of Vampire Guardian AngelsTM, characters from her vampire comic book series “Vampire Guardian Angels”. She joins Mr. Deadman to talk about her comic book series, creative career, and vampires.