December 2011

(A personal favorite)

“never a new year,” / the vampire says to the throat / “always a baby” !

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My pleasure @RCFiction! Happy new years to you.

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Awesome @OsirisBLife! Happy new year to you.

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“A Hairway to Seven” — the meet Led Zeppelin on a great new t-shirt post.ly/4eAQb

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TonyParsonsUK If you only read one book in 2012, you should really try reading a few more books.

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woodlandpress The Mountain State’s favorite legend has returned. fb.me/ZCmBGxw1

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“Under the Auspices of Astronomy” — my latest journal entry post.ly/4bcdN

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thx @megmims lol… Great New Year’s Video from jibjab youtube.com/watch?v=2zls4A… [Thought I saw a bear stabbing a man to death in this].

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A brief reminder: The Gorelets Omnibus commeth sooneth: gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-ne…

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Chanders Stanley Fish on the end of postmodernism and the rise of digital humanities nyti.ms/vb5g5I

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JeremyCShipp The Hamburglar just stole my veggie burger. I did not expect that.

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PublishersWkly NYT: Scholars trying to recover the literary history of word processing, 1 casual deletion + trashed document at a time nyti.ms/rtLVCN

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“Eyebombing” - when the uncanny is cute post.ly/4XBOa

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MichaelSimsBook “They let us guys go out and be designated kids for everybody else, and we get to make stuff up and live on the playground.” STEPHEN KING

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New paperback ed of ‘The Films of Stephen King: From Carrie to The Mist’ (incl my essay on Max Overdrive). amazon.com/gp/product/023… via @amazon

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An ebook called “Gift-Wrapped and Toe Tagged” pirated my early story, “Dear Santa.” AVOID! Here’s the original tale: gorelets.com/blog/weblog-ex…

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bizarroguy My work, and that of dozens of other authors, has been pirated in a huge e-antho titled Gift-Wrapped & Toe-tagged. Please avoid & RT. Thanks

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eScottNicholson today’s book from Santa Scott is Disintegration amazon.com/Disintegration…

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heidirubymiller Awesomely cool site! @genretraveler thegenretraveler.com - What a neat idea: travel resource for science fiction, fantasy and horror fans.

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The cover song podcast from @Coverville is cracking me up. Another great show from Brian. coverville.com/archives/podca…

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Happy Holidays, freaks, friends, and phrenologists! fb.me/18imwJCA5

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Watch this page for irregular but steady micro-journaling. fb.me/WWCnnunp

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Buying the Tree: cowbird.com/author/mike-ar… [I’m going to start keeping an offbeat journal on next year … here’s my first entry!]

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@JasonJackMiller Subduction has its charms. Especially this time of year. Enjoy the day!

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kevinlucia “The natural state of things is coldness, and houses are fragile havens, holdouts in a death landscape,…” tmblr.co/ZtIc3xDZ_3S6

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@MikeArnzen @JasonJackMiller That was a little too insanely morbid for 9am. Ah well. On to coffee cup #4!!! Let’s make this day shorter!

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@JasonJackMiller “Doesn’t feel like the shortest day of the year.” Yes it does…to whoever died already this morning!

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@MikeBrendan That comment reminded me of the old art from the manual — made me go do a google image search on ‘Beholder’ — fun!

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@DavidTWilbanks @DouglasClegg True and maybe this is why libraries are so quiet. Oh, the sound of secret sin! lol

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“Beauty is in the Medial Orbito-Frontal Cortex of the Beholder”: sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/…

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@DavidTWilbanks I think it’s a bad courtroom drama pun on “guilty” — but you’re totally right: Reading should be encouraged, not shamed.

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There once was a day when milk didn’t come with an expiration date. The cows just died.

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A goofy pair of photos — “skeptical” and “quack quake” — uploaded to my flickr gallery this morning: flickr.com/photos/gorelet…

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(A personal favorite)

Before he disappeared he felt his shadow tug then tear away from his feet./ It’s in his room somewhere./ He crawls — searching, invisible.

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Yo, TV: why is Santa in all these car commercials? Rudolph’s the driver.

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The Gorelets Omnibus will swallow your soul. But only after making fruit roll ups out of it first. Preorder for gift: rawdogscreaming.com/gorelets.html

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“Nobody Loves Your Bones” - one of several good (in this case, dark) poems online by Elan Morgan @schmutzie schmutzie.com/schmoetry/2011…

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Almost a literal thumb drive: nextnature.net/2009/03/usb-fi… Next? A backup drive near the top of his back. And don’t ask me about his floppy disk.

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Best way to see is through the hilarious, R-Rated, -colored glasses of @NicolePeeler via her livetweets.

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THE REVOLUTION WILL BE ANALOGUE. I think Harding is on to something. Perhaps for books, too: yeproc.com/news.php?artic…

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ttigani AWESOME: a Very Lovecraft Christmas tree! geyserofawesome.com/post/142839987…

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I keep hitting the twitter “following limit” due to my propensity for unconditional love. C’mon twitter! Open the love gate!

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Today I learned about an odd nearby con: BLOBFEST: thecolonialtheatre.com/about-the-colo… They reenact the theater scene every year. theblobsite.filmbuffonline.com/2010/07/13/blo…

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@NicolePeeler I was wrong about that “Amish Steampunk” novel today (two different books after all). Googling was fun. kk.org/thetechnium/ar…

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My article “The Unlearning” explains why (and how) horror fiction should be taught in college: journal.transformativeworks.org/index.php/twc/…

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Many Genres One Craft book signing by Turnshek, Esaias, Shifren @ Carnegie-Mellon Bookstore. Thurs 12.15.11, 3-5pm. bookstore.web.cmu.edu/home.aspx

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Is entire skull replacement surgery possible? That might save plastic surgeons time and effort. I’d want a rubber skull, though. Squeezey.

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@heidirubymiller Congrats on the fantastic new column! “Set Your Phasers to Love” is smartly done. inveteratemediajunkies.com/2011/12/07/hei…

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Quick update about the web overhaul: I’ve got the twitter archive (aka ‘The Nest’) back up and running. So far so g… post.ly/4GHEG

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NickCato @peterstraubnyc It’s okay–but I’m still eagerly awaiting a MR. X mini series…

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ClubSTEPHENKING Hey guys, lets put BAG OF BONES trendy, with hashtag??

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@Lokiharddrive Thanks for looking things over and letting me know. Appreciate the kind words.

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I like the illos that go with the at @haikuofthedead haikuofthedead.com Fans of this need to read the work of @MecumHaiku

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My website at gorelets.com is finally restored…and a smidge improved. Perhaps even jaunty. post.ly/4GHEG

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Gorelets.com will be down this weekend for maintenance post.ly/4DPsV

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Taking down the GALLERY at gorelets.com due to malicious code. You probably should stay off site till I post again that it’s clear.

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RDSPress There is still time to pre-order THE GORELETS OMNIBUS and receive a signed, original broadsheet by @MikeArnzen rawdogscreaming.com/gorelets.html

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I enjoyed this: “We’re Still in Love with Books” from @chronicle chronicle.com/article/Were-S…

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We can be weirdos. Just for one day.

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@kendallgiles = Lifesaver! Thanks again for your email feedback about a problem on my website a few days ago…Found problem and fixed!

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NicoleCushing Each night I read a short story & tweet about it under the hashight . Really enjoying this project.

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MecumHaiku The lightning bugs blinked / to entertain the scarecrow / who rarely saw guests.

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Horror_Nerd @MikeArnzen. Challenge accepted lol:Immaculate DecompositionPristine bones buriedbeneath aged (cont) tl.gd/eilt4k

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arobert What children’s drawings would look like if they were painted realistically elezea.com/2011/12/realis…

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(A personal favorite)

cranial fluid / is for him a dipping sauce — / a cappetizer

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@NickCato Sounds like a winning combination to me, Nick! All the best with the novel.

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@splunge2000 @kiplet Hah…yes! (And now the earworm bores down a level deeper… “neat…sweet…petite….”)

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@splunge2000 @kiplet Addams Family has the best theme ever. But the answer to your show vs. tell question is simple: it’s a tv SHOW! :-)

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@innsmouthpress “That is not baked which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even pudding may die.” LOL Cthulumas redwaspdesign.wordpress.com/cthulhu-christ…

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These rock albums (many of which I still own) are 30 years old now?! Cripes! Thanks @GuitarWorld — um, I think! guitarworld.com/50-great-album…

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“The Immaculate Decomposition”. Cool phrase overheard from a CSI episode playing in the other room. Someone use this as a story/poem title!

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bizarroguy Last call for reprints/original essays: Miseducation of the Writer anthology miseducationofthewriter.wordpress.com

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JeffStrand Even if you think poetry is totally lame, you’ll like the deranged words of @MikeArnzen. Order his new book. post.ly/49xkn

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@JeffStrand just invented the ‘twittle-urb’ with his cool endorsement of The Gorelets Omnibus! THANK YOU. Spot on: the book is deranged…

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The Gorelets Omnibus: Preorders from @RDSPress Will Get Collector’s Item! post.ly/49xkn

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@ChuckRios Thank YOU for the encouraging comment about 100 Jolts. Best wishes with your horror and beyond.

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Nice research @uncannyvalley — thanks for curating your @scoopit site on the uncanny valley: bit.ly/n9bNiP

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“Blowing the Stack” — a late addition to my “Metal Distortions” set on flickr: flickr.com/photos/gorelet…

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Wicker Park Press Catalog — features Poe’s Lighthouse post.ly/4992d

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JustAfterSunset You say tomato, I say…Zombies! pic.twitter.com/YHv1LY6U

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Just spotted this interesting book by Alan M. Clark on Goodreads: “Of Thimble and Threat: Life of A Ripper Victim.” goodreads.com/book/show/1295…

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Celebrities in the Uncanny Valley — brief comment on the funny @wired chart in today’s Popular Uncanny entry: gorelets.com/uncanny/film/c…

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FellUponThieves @MikeArnzen Thought you’d like to read what you encouraged in class
—> “A Portrait by Romero” - on.fb.me/sCphRc

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Blast from the past: the horror microfiction twitterzine @tweetthemeat — dead for a year, but the stories are here: twitter.com/tweetthemeat

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UndeadRat Pre-order The Gorelets Omnibus! @ Michael Arnzen’s weird weblog: gorelets.com bit.ly/vnZV85 “The big book of little things”

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Don’t miss out on the preorder. If you don’t really like poetry, but you liked 100 Jolts, I still think you’ll… fb.me/sJ4xMIiy

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I posted 2 photos on Facebook in the album “Book Covers” fb.me/xydXslaf

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News flash! The Gorelets Omnibus now available for pre-order from @RDSPress!… fb.me/1lvf2DJDA

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DTBerkowitz My youtube art film “Sonnet” for @MikeArnzen’s class “The Art of Film”
youtu.be/PwmUVyyfRwA

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@Historiator @ti_theleis @MikeBrendan @JasonJackMiller @wdprescott Thx for great/funny comments on the new author shot: gorelets.com/about-michael-…

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Cool, RARE, ebay item: signed deck of cards from the 2005 World Horror Convention “Play Dead Charity Poker Tournament” bit.ly/utQT2I

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen