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John Palisano – Horror, Writing, Logan Paul UFC and More

Bram Stoker Award® winner John Palisano’s short fiction has appeared in many places. Check out: Dark Discoveries, Horror Library, Darkness On The Edge, Lovecraft eZine, Phobophobias, Terror Tales, Harvest Hill, Halloween Spirits, Chiral Mad, Midnight Walk, Halloween Tales, and many other publications.

Logan Paul wants to fight in the UFC? Why? Why does Logan Paul, a man that earned fame from Vine and YouTube, want to go into the octagon? Joe Rogan is cool with the idea, which seems crazy to me.

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Drama Box

Drama Alert!

People send me their grievances about other people anyway, might as well make a thing of it. Don’t worry, I’ll protect peoples names. No names will be mentioned. The drama would be cross verified though.

Go to Drama Box to send your problem or grievance. It might be read on the Deadman’s Tome podcast, if it’s worth it.

 

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DramaAlert! Author Lies, Lies, and Lies Some More

DRAMA ALERT!

I think I only have myself to blame. After all, I did three podcasts on Nickolaus Pacione, one on Blake Leibel, and another on Will Bernardara. Calling a spade a spade, these episodes were loaded with goss and drama, but focused around specifics. Nickolaus Pacione is a deranged troll that wouldn’t stop stalking, so I had fun with him. Blake Leibel is a psycho that mutilated and killed his girlfriend, and Will B. is a dangerous individual that is probably trying to find ways to target certain people that put restraining orders against him.

I woke up on Saturday, hungover from the countless shots of Jim Beam Bonded, and had received a message from an author that will remain nameless. This author explained in a message that he’s sorry for not coming on the Deadman’s Tome podcast, but his phone was disconnected because his agent did not pay him, and that the agent advised him to not come on the show.

I rolled my eyes and was going to ignore it, but then there was a screenshot of the person he was talking about. Who was this person he claimed was his agent? Well, it is a co-host in training for the Deadman’s Tome podcast. I immediately asked her what the dealio was with this guy to find out that she’s not his agent, she never told him not to come on the show but advised against talking about Nickolaus Pacione as it might come off as petty, and that she paid this guy. Not only did she pay this guy, she paid $800! Mind you, I saw the screen shots of her PayPal account.

Sack of Lies

Lie Number 1: When I confront this author about this, he claimed that he wasn’t even talking about the co-host, yet she was the person in screen shot he sent, and the person that had sent him payments.

Lie Number 2: The author started off by blaming his “agent” of withholding funds, but she paid him. Not only that, but based on the screen shots the request for money and the payments sent are within the same and following month.

Lie Number 3: The author then claimed that his “agent” paid him but only $400. What is this, People’s Court? More than $800 was sent to him, and when approached about that his story changed to that she was late with payments. So why start off with a fucking lie? How am I supposed to believe you now? Am I supposed to take his word for it? The word of liar?

Lie 4: Phone Bill. Even if she was late, how the fuck is it her fault you didn’t pay your phone bill! Pay your damn phone bill!

Messy and Grimy

First off, he blamed his phone being cut off on an agent he doesn’t even have. Instead of taking responsibility and owning to why he can’t pay his bills, he had the nerve to blame someone else that isn’t even his agent, someone that actually did pay him.

Secondly, he pretends like I don’t know who he’s talking about. The person he claimed was his agent was Becky! He wants to pretend that I have no clue who he’s talking about and has to be slimy like a snake around the subject. He thinks he’s playing 4D chess when he’s actually playing checkers with a no king rule.

Third, why does he feel like I even care about this. I don’t. The only reason why I wrote this post is because I invested enough energy to warrant a response. If you can’t make it on the show, then just say you can’t make it. Don’t send me a sack of lies and act like I wouldn’t figure it out. Who the fuck do you think I am?

But it gets better

Now, I learned some things about what this payment was for and it’s very sad and a freaking scam. This author claimed he was a great poet and his “agent” requested his services. The author was hired to edit a book for .10 cents, an author that can’t even make a living off his own material. Let that sink in, an author that can’t even make a living off his own writing wants to edit the works of others. You wouldn’t hire a salesman that can’t sell a car to sell a car, so why would anyone hire an author that can’t produce a book that people want to assist in producing a book that people want?

Charging .10 cents to edit as a struggling writer isn’t bad enough, but he didn’t even edit but made suggestions and recommended books to read. Not even worth the $800, because unless this guy is some poet guru why would you trust what he has to say?

Even Becky agreed that the service wasn’t worth paying for, but the reason she sent the money was because of his financial hardships he would tell her about. I seen those conversations, too.

Closing thoughts

It’s very fucking grimy and low to make false claims about someone, especially when that someone actually did fulfill their end of the bargain. Maybe the fulfillment was later than expected, but that doesn’t give permission to present it as if it hadn’t been fulfilled! That’s just a blatant lie. To have the nerve  to present that lie wrapped in other lies is just so pathetic. I wont name who this person is, but he knows I’m talking about him, and he needs to just think about what he does and how it makes him seem. One’s character is very important, and I know I joke and act like a fool on the Deadman’s Tome podcast, but that’s not business. That’s putting on a show.

Oh, and for those that don’t like I did this. Remember, I didn’t ask for this. He sent me that message and lied about someone behind their back. Where I come from, that’s not tolerated. People like that get made examples of.

 

 

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Conversations this Week

 

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R. C. Mulhare meets with Mr. Deadman to chat about her stories and life as a zombie slayer. Rumor has it she even fought off a group of Yog-Sothoth cultists!

Live show 7/9/2018 at 9:30PM CST

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Candace Robinson meets with Mr. Deadman to chat about her stories and life as a writer in the sweltering humidity of Houston, Texas, among other things.

Live show 7/11/2018 at 9:30PM CST

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Jeff Dosser meets with Mr. Deadman to chat about his story in the meat grinder in hopes to muster some reads, likes and comments.

Live show 7/13/2018 at 9:30PM CST

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Conversation with Trev Hill

Trev Hill meets with Mr. Deadman to talk about A Final Supper, a story in the very competitive writing contest called The Meat Grinder, writing controversial subjects, and horror. This Wednesday at 9:30PM CST.

If you want on the show, call in the number is 7136365637
It’s not a toll free number, but I can call you if you request. Send me a contact request to Jessecdedman@gmail.com

 
Remember, this service isn’t free. It’s paid for in a combination of out of pocket and the generous support of the Deadman’s Tome patrons. Consider being a patron to get access to just about every issue of Deadman’s Tome and private shows.

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Gift from the Immortals

Many writers were influenced by the great generation, authors such as Gertrude Stein, Earnest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, while others were influenced by H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe. No matter the source, the influence can be seen in their prose and style. Much more, the themes, subjects, and even characters become borrowed and re-envisioned. One of the most obvious examples of this is with H. P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos. A lot of writers take bits and pieces from the lore, and work them into their own vision, making something new and unique with something borrowed.

I consider this a gift from those that have become immortal.

As a writer, how would you feel if your name and legacy was not only remembered, but people borrowed from it, and put bits and pieces of you into their own work? Do you find it to be stealing from your estate? Do you find it to be taking something of yours without permission, or is it a way to spread your reach and legacy even after death?

With this in mind, I think of Stephen King. God forbid King passes away, but being human it’s inevitable that he will. When he does, will his characters and mythos be available for other writers to use as their own, or will they be tied to the estate?

Could you imagine Jack Torrance living on in different iterations, created by authors from various sub-genres of horror? Could you imagine Randall Flagg living on well passed his creator’s death much like Cthulhu? What about Stephen King’s mythical turtle?

Stephen King definitely has the status and reputation to be remembered long after he passes away, and his books, themes, and characters will be with us long after that. I could imagine the family keeping the rights and guarding the books, of course, but you know good and well that people would want to write on with bits of his legacy. I’m curious how that King family would address that when that time comes.

 

 

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Conversation with B.B. Blazkowicz

BJ Blazkowicz, I mean BB Blazkowicz, meets with Mr. Deadman to chat about his story in the highly competitive writing contest called the Meat Grinder, video games, and horror. This Monday at 9:30PM CST Call-ins welcomed!

Call in and outbound calls. If you want on the show, call in the number is 7136365637
It’s not a toll free number, but I can call you if you request. Send me a contact request to Jessecdedman@gmail.com
Remember, this service isn’t free. It’s paid for in a combination of out of pocket and the generous support of the Deadman’s Tome patrons. Consider being a patron to get access to just about every issue of Deadman’s Tome and private shows.

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This Fact is SO Embarrassing

Whether you are a writer, musician, or an artist, we juggle routines with responsibilities and priorities. Responsibilities, such as getting the kids ready for school or taking out the trash, can’t be ignored. Just as priorities such as dropping that morning deuce or brewing that fresh cup of coffee are essential to daily living. But there are things we often think of as priorities when they’re really not. Catching up on Orange is the New Black on Netflix or watching the latest live stream on YouTube aren’t really priorities, and in fact eat at the time you could have for your creative endeavor.

Am I full of crap? Let me put it to you this way. I talked with Chris Roy on a recent episode of the Deadman’s Tome podcast, and this man is an author. Chris Roy has a few books out and his recent work is Her Name is Mercie, a collection of short stories. Now, you might be wondering, big deal there are lots of writers and authors out there. But while you spend maybe an hour a week on that project, he spent hours a day. While you have access to a computer and just about any writing resource, he’s limited to a cell phone and very limited data. You see, Chris Roy is a prisoner sentenced to life. While he has plenty of time to write, and a mind swimming with ideas, most wouldn’t think he would have the tools, resources, and environment conducive for the craft.

Yet, Chris Roy makes it work. I think the big reasons for that are ambition and priority. In prison, Chris does not have to worry about the distractions and the bullshit that constantly bombards those on the outside. So, do what he does and extract those distractions form your life, remove yourself from the temptation, don’t even kid yourself that just on more round of Fortnite will be enough to satisfy you so that you can spend another 30 minutes staring at a blank screen and 15 minutes of actual writing.

So, next time you even think about procrastinating, think of what Chris Roy can accomplish just on a phone, using the time he has. What can you do with your computer? What can you do if you’re not wasting time consuming media?


 

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Fuck Nazis

Deadman’s Tome needs your help. We were playing around with the idea of a Biker VS the Undead anthology, but that just doesn’t really seem fitting as a follow-up to The Conspiracy Issue.

A Fuck Nazis anthology pertaining to real-life Nazis and allegedly real-life Nazis getting their due in various ways would be fun as Hell, as would an anthology around bigots and racist getting their due titled Let the Klansmen Hang.

These would be fun and worthwhile projects, but with bringing back the monthly circulation free to reed magazine (direct download from the site) and collecting submissions for Real American Horror: Texas, we only have so much time to devote on a third project.

So which one should it be? cast your vote!