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Morbid creep of various trades. Writer of horror, weird fiction, and various unpleasantness. History nerd. Cat person. Noise project: Madame Deficit. They/them

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@NMamatas Several months ago I handled raw sea bass for a performance and some secretion in their skin made my hand… https://t.co/FWA1ltXGodFilm shot by @farahrosesmith. Dead things in jars courtesy of @MichaelTCisco.Appeared in a short film today playing a cat-loving witch (LOL typecast much?). https://t.co/bkGcGLFblL
9/26
2020
@farahrosesmith "Group interview," Jesus ChristGoing up to Astoria this afternoon to appear in a Lovecraft-themed short film! Cats will be involved
9/25
2020
Reminded of this because I've been playing a game about being in the resistance during the Third Reich which includ… https://t.co/lC4hldkd40Honestly glad I don't have any Trumpist relatives/childhood friends/etc on social media that I'd "have to" pretend… https://t.co/GQwM8uUcp6This Halloween yard display of an army of evil dolls hauling out corpses is so amazing that I'm mad I didn't think… https://t.co/eUVllMAfEn
Retweeted by LC von HessenEven my cat sits bisexually. #BiVisibilityDay https://t.co/wrt8tFiRhz
9/24
2020
celebrating bisexual visibility day by sitting in a chair even more wrongly than usual
Retweeted by LC von HessenA wee shout-out to yrs truly in the opening summation of Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year Vol. 12.… https://t.co/RjNc2Xvv8xLast night in my dreams, the term "literary negative space" was used to describe weird fiction and I'm still thinking about that. @clintoris Heeey, I recognize this walk
9/23
2020
As a two-month-old baby I was already looking like a disgruntled old man. https://t.co/X94pFJhWmh
9/22
2020
Kid: Mom, Dad, I wanna be Spider-Man for Halloween Parents: You’ll be TOILET CHILD and you’ll like it https://t.co/JPhOOy4DyZ
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9/21
2020
@NMamatas A comic shop I worked at a few years ago once received a review copy of a (self-published IIRC) weird fic… https://t.co/Ttsys6gpBf @nadiabulkin At least it has Jeffrey Combs, who is one of my favorite character actors. I've admittedly slogged thr… https://t.co/Tb1A9iXTk2 @farahrosesmith Happy birthday from Monty and me!Been too pissed off and frustrated the past few days to get any meaningful creative work done. At least I have a cat who loves to cuddle.
9/20
2020
In a rare positive turn of events this week, there is now a TACO TRUCK on the corner near my apartment AND they're… https://t.co/ntgBtvhD2KSound advice! https://t.co/vaVbjmVjJEAlso, if I haven't written a Weimar novel (or *at least* a novella) by the time I'm dead, you have my permission to… https://t.co/9ZZSiLnefjRelevant material up next on my reading list. Though America in 2020 is hardly "before" the deluge: the stagnant wa… https://t.co/yOHaEkOFLFIn which Monty reminds me to keep up the good fight. https://t.co/yprRQhk1nO @UnburntWitch https://t.co/yCU7WeFEeYI had an IUD inserted exactly one week before Trump's inauguration "just in case" forced-birth evangelical theocrat… https://t.co/7nW4EC5wWh
9/19
2020
Tonight's viewing. Did not expect it to open with a psychedelic cosmic-horror close-up of a rare gemstone that fade… https://t.co/076FRZQ0dETheir Twitter account: https://t.co/SUtBgz7HXO#WritingCommunity: If, like me, you keep a private list of publishers to avoid, allow me to present this far-right… https://t.co/oSlgIEkuMy @MikeThornWrites @ascannerburkely @PromoteHorror @dbhfiction @CalvinDemmer @UninvitedBooks @HightowerLaurel @SGJ72https://t.co/bno1Jfct8oUpdate: at a single subway stop I saw people wearing Chanel and Givenchy-brand face masks so clearly New York is still New Yorking it
9/18
2020
@farahrosesmith Guys who think that are total shit and complete idiots TBHOn the subway for the first time in 6 months. Pray for me https://t.co/EBjU1KAD0V
9/17
2020
A whole lot to unpack here in this poster for the first stage adaptation of "Frankenstein." https://t.co/jjp2ZV55ir
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9/16
2020
Awwww yeah https://t.co/jE72HukAYL @shigetacm Absolutely not, plz buy it @PimpMyShoggoth Me! I would spend another minute in those towns! But not doing dreadful Old White Guy-style HPL pastiche!
9/14
2020
Bound and determined to finally finish writing this horror story about terrible suburban white people and patriarch… https://t.co/Mhna2dT4mX @ascannerburkely Neelix can fuck right off
9/13
2020
The Ren Faire may be canceled but the Blade is eternal. 🗡🗡🗡 https://t.co/Gktp4lMVvII'm reminded of the time a few years ago when I did a search for "Dia de los Muertos" because I wanted to look up s… https://t.co/dUhNuh1SFEAlso because I'm a mature adult I appreciate how the little "continue dialogue" finger-shaped button is pointing di… https://t.co/Q15cZgdbE4I've been playing the new VTM: Shadows of New York visual novel and there's a character who looks JUST like Gary Bu… https://t.co/5gUHXN77mN @shigetacm Skulls! Which animals did those skulls belong to?
9/12
2020
At long last, it has arrived! The Torture of the 100 Pieces pictured with signed prints + my Infinity Land Press co… https://t.co/HEPXqMW3fD @midnight_pals @pomofpower Yeah, I've actually seen quotes from his later years where he openly whined about politi… https://t.co/lGg7BwSZWkJust finished revising the proof copy of my story in this. Coming next month and currently available for preorder! https://t.co/op65hsVDzL
9/10
2020
@saezutte Same, I increasingly feel that my conception of an ideal-yet-realistic partner for myself still could nev… https://t.co/tByra0oYbT @saezutte I've been single for 15 years straight and sometimes I feel like my window for finding such a thing will… https://t.co/lplmkZbBtjTBH having an Ito manga adaptation of one of my stories someday would be on a par with having one of my favorite co… https://t.co/MwUBWfVfoCI read all 600ish pages of Junji Ito's adaptation of No Longer Human in one sitting today and I'm still thinking ab… https://t.co/zSy3S2K6z9
9/8
2020
(And I say this as someone who often writes stories set in time periods I have never personally experienced)I'm sure I've said this before, but I can't write a story with a child or teenage protagonist without it being some… https://t.co/kaAZbxssGlI'm reminded of narratives I read/saw as a kid in the '90s about children and teenagers who were really aliens or h… https://t.co/IyZCB4S26zToday in heavy-handed metaphors https://t.co/PoHDN6U1WD
9/7
2020
Say "fuck off" to summer with these beachside Edwardians https://t.co/Tz9DqJcFBO
9/6
2020
I wish they made tiny versions of @ConeyIslGrandma !Behold my collection of miniature household Zoltars. https://t.co/CZV5sP8kix
9/5
2020
"'Generation Y'? Oh, Generation, WHY?" - Teenage LCMy teenage self was all about the combative portmanteauIdly considering that if High School LC were around today, they probably would've written an angry poem that incorp… https://t.co/RU40PKEkZqhttps://t.co/pNTJDSqMA3 @JamesChampagne2 Looking forward to it 🖤
9/4
2020
I'm guessing one end would be, e.g., people who get really into Halloween in the fall but aren't that concerned wit… https://t.co/0FBP6caZbAI was recently described (by @JustinIsis1) as being "on the morbid spectrum" and now I'm curious as to the parameters of said spectrum. @esteemedmothman Oh yeah, it is absolutely a whole-ass mangaNew Junji Ito + jaunty new throw pillows. https://t.co/i9ZiPNAH11https://t.co/EcEnsWiVjd
Retweeted by LC von Hessen(This happens to be one of my most Ligottian stories, if you're "into that")My story "The Patent-Master" will be appearing in Nightscript VI, now available for pre-order!… https://t.co/auv9LDcqS0
9/3
2020
. . . Aaaand tore down yet another today! It's becoming a Sisyphian effort but at least I'm making some local MAGA… https://t.co/uH1bh95K0m
9/1
2020
A cogent and nuanced take on Lovecraft's racism at a time when opinions about the man have become deeply, increasin… https://t.co/hpRKYcGwqiAlso worth mentioning that my acceptance-to-rejection ratio of submissions this year has been almost exactly 50:50… https://t.co/NKt8zob9lOJust realized that every story I've finished writing in 2020 thus far has been accepted for publication somewhere (… https://t.co/mAwGbsNwLm
8/31
2020
Just picturing a Mason jar filled with crumpled-up MAGA bumper stickers like some Howard Hughes bottle full of pissOh boy, and tore down two more in the exact same spots today! Perhaps I should start collecting them, like scalps!… https://t.co/EAl6siGkWf
8/30
2020
@JamesChampagne2 😲😲😲
8/29
2020
UPDATE: I am calling it "the Stepford Wave"Just tore down two separate MAGA stickers from traffic light poles near my apartment (and it looked like someone el… https://t.co/TMOycjGtYl
8/28
2020
@CooperWilhelm Damn itMonty has grown so attuned to my work-from-home routine that as soon as I close my work laptop for the day, his pup… https://t.co/GxdFupivFyThey all have the exact same Tradwife Cut, hair color (except for a couple of "exotic" brunettes), tan (except for… https://t.co/3NlrlBBs8mWe all know the Karen cut, but is there a name for that one haircut every Trump-adjacent lady has: that wavy, layer… https://t.co/gGxy29GEKeCan't see or hear anything about that Rittenhouse jagoff without thinking that if he hadn't pulled the specific shi… https://t.co/m7bigUaePc
8/27
2020
BREAKING: Monty has issued an official statement on the matter: https://t.co/tCzlg9lHfuThis sweet, smart, silly, snuggly little beast has helped me through some dark times and having him in my life has… https://t.co/6l3AUgVbN3Happy Montyversary to myself and the sir! Six years ago today, I brought home my new best friend from a soon-to-be-… https://t.co/0j4ADmsIH9 @MichaelTCisco These are all prints of (and in the topmost case, the genuine article) drawings I did in college. https://t.co/cqcCuBDTbZAlso welcome to the first half of my history sectionI've officially reached the point as a book collector in a cramped apartment where I'm precariously stacking booksh… https://t.co/rT1sGWV0Uh @LuxAlptraum Not to mention the whole urban lumberjack/hipster beardo thing that took hold in NYC like ten years ag… https://t.co/3WFmvNg2xe @LuxAlptraum As a bisexual AFAB nonbinary person who mostly attracts cishet men, I've occasionally considered that… https://t.co/N1fTHmswouI'd be perfectly happy if the premise of "a school/institution for young people with supernatural/magical/superhero… https://t.co/y6SOYZPw0K
8/26
2020
That said, what's with the hate for Goethe?? Did some sorrowful Young Werther get really emo all over you?A lot of people don't seem to get that this isn't about the quality of the writing but the obnoxious (mostly 20some… https://t.co/IJdCzwVu2w @MrPeanut Wait, weren't you a baby like two weeks ago? How quickly does a peanut grow into manhood?You can keep the "strawberry dress," just give me the strawberry squid 🐙 ❤ https://t.co/JK4NLMg2H0
8/25
2020
@physis93 This looks like a large baby smearing fingerpaint around, which seems appropriate to the level of "discou… https://t.co/bd4wL9gahS @thexybeatht Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in Batman Returns
8/24
2020
@CooperWilhelm I can't see Pattinson as "The Batman" without thinking of The Crow TBH
8/23
2020

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