May 2012

I posted a gallery of Nathan Rosen’s “100% Arnzen” meat package on my website this afternoon, which includes a… fb.me/1n5CzgetB

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“100% Arnzen”: Opening the meat package designed by Nathan Rosen @BlackDogNate gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-ne…

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I just signed @ladyabigor’s petition for a restored+extended cut of @RealCliveBarker’s NIGHTBREED. Deadline is now. Go: ipetitions.com/petition/night…

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New post in The Popular Uncanny about… weed killers: gorelets.com/uncanny/advert…

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@westonochse New word: “Chaochse!”

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@theJessMcHugh Enjoy and break a femur at the poetry show. Also: Teach that crowd what it really means to “Screech”!

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Here’s a new and improved way to browse my weird postings to twitter: tweets.gorelets.com

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This fell from the sky and landed in my driveway this morning:… fb.me/wXbozyI7

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@miketrubino Any cameo would be great. And maybe this is the twist ending: the alien is not an alien but actually an alien >android<!!! ;-)

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@miketrubino So true! I’m tired of auto-cannibalizing in film, so I’d much rather see yet another prequel than yet another remake!

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Get ready for Prometheus! No excuse: today only Amazon is taking 70% off the Alien Anthology [huge box set Blu-ray]: amazon.com/gp/product/B00…

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RDSPress Just put a page on the web site with pics from the Morgantown event and a write up. I seriously haven’t had that… fb.me/1GuDUu0NM

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Top event of Memorial Day weekend. fb.me/1yRnsFcWg

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MorgantownPoets Our Raw Dog Screaming party was a smash! Many thanks to @monartscenter, @RDSPress, @JasonJackMiller, & @MikeArnzen for a rollicking evening.

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Early Photos from RDSP Book Party w/Morgantown Poets:… fb.me/27UhOWeYc

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RT @monartscenter TONITE 7pm:
Raw Dog Screaming Press Book Release Party at MAC and more - eepurl.com/l9HBL

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Last call for tonight’s reading (7pm in Morgantown, WV):… fb.me/1O9mEdwis

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“The Weird Shelf” A new art-photo posted on my gallery here: flickr.com/photos/gorelet…

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McDonald’s new shake is called a “Chiller.” Their next commercial should portray a slasher film set in a Playland. mcdonalds.com/us/en/promotio…

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@AnnVanderMeer The teensy parrot would be a choking hazard, but it has internal crinkle pads that promote exercise like a real pirate ship.

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The Alien Anthology. This is how I’ll be spending spare time leading up to Prometheus. Get @amazon: amazon.com/gp/product/B00…

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Come to my reading in Morgantown, WV tomorrow evening so I can see more of this kind of thing:… fb.me/13qelmzKj

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MorgantownPoets REMINDER: Raw Dog Screaming book party w/ @RDSPress, @MikeArnzen, & @JasonJackMiller Friday 5/25, 7-9p at @monartscenter, Morgantown.

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Thanks for the review of Win 8 @jeffkirvin … convinced me that I should stand pat. Your tech advice has always been great; keep it coming.

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Cool: @TheKJA did a novelization of Rush’s new album! Clockwork Angels: amazon.com/gp/product/177… [Can I novelize your next lp, @OfficialOzzy?]

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WOOT! Many Genres, Many Awards, and One Great Year for our Fiction Writing Guide! : gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-ne…

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@MikeBrendan Yeah, she should burn in… wait, what’s that place called again? LOL

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@JustAfterSunset @ctstout A colleague at SHU just recommended this writer’s guide book to me: writeofthelivingdead.com

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RDSP is giving a prize to whoever travels farthest to attend our reading this Friday. Must hail from a… fb.me/1OMtjKW5l

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@NicolePeeler You nailed it! B&N is becoming like Toys ‘R Us — with a bonus magazine section like a dentist’s waiting room. And coffee.

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I noticed that between 8 rows of Teen Fiction and all the Nook displays at B&N there was only room left for one: The Big Book of Insults.

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Also at B&N yesterday: the woman behind the counter could not know the answer to the question: “What’s that book by Dante called again?”

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At B&N yesterday, I noticed: Shades of Grey was put behind the counter. I figure this was another way to try to drive traffic to the Nook!

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Do you hear the bay of the beast in the distance? The pack is coming for you, West Virginia. But bring the… fb.me/1DZHvpz7P

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Just told a student to archive my online course’s files “in case of catastrophic failure due to mutant ant attack.” !

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Tweet_Shrieks Raw Dog Screaming Press party with @RDSPress, @MikeArnzen & @JasonJackMiller, Friday 5/25, 7-9p at @monartscenter: facebook.com/#!/events/1955…

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I want an ebook reading app for the internet-connected TV. I want to feel like I’m not watching TV while watching TV. Teleprompting myself.

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@fairwoodpress Patrick, I owe you a hardcover copy of The Gorelets Omnibus! Thanks for publishing the first print version long ago.

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@tweetpaulobrien Who says crime doesn’t pay! Thank you for the unexpected ebook and best wishes with Blood Red + all your writing.

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ElectricLit Neil Gaiman Offers Graduates 10 Essential Tips for Working in the Arts: openculture.com/2012/05/neil_g…

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franfriel RT @badbanana: If these walls could talk, I’d probably stop hanging things with nails. Via @chapmanchapman

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I think this photo could instigate or prompt a dark fantasy story. flickr.com/photos/gorelet…

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Imagine if the ‘Monolith’ from Kubrick’s/Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey had feet! Here’s what it might look like: cokonrads.de/objects/visito…

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I love Dropbox because Dropbox makes it easy to work on files from any computer/device in my life. Thank you. db.tt/7sqNQKhk

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JasonJackMiller Mountaineers! Raw Dog Screaming Press party Friday May 25 from 7-9pm at Monongalia Arts Center jasonjackmiller.blogspot.com/2012/05/raw-do… @RDSPress @MikeArnzen

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@RDSPress @JasonJackMiller @heidirubymiller @theJessMcHugh Count me in — I will be imprinted for the RDSP Book party in Morgantown nxt wk.

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(A personal favorite)

little more / than a giant pin / the awl / is such a boring tool / until you realize / how literal / how profound / poised above / a skull

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Lest you think all my writing is twitter-sized, ergo bird-brained, I want you to know that I just submitted a 250-line poem to a magazine.

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Gizmodo Good news for first thing in the morning: drinking coffe could extend your life gizmo.do/BRXG

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Being RT’d by @wwnorton yesterday made me feel like I had a story in the Norton Anthology of American Tweeterature. Quiz tomorrow!

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JasonJackMiller Michael A. Arnzen & Jason Jack Miller @ Raw Dog Screaming Press Book Release Party May 25 … jasonjackmiller.blogspot.com/2012/05/raw-do… @RDSPress @MikeArnzen RT!

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@RDSPress @theJessMcHugh @JasonJackMiller There will be blood…. but then again, there already is blood everywhere, all around us. Enjoy!

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Here’s a thin slice of the meaty “Instigation” section from The Gorelets Omnibus hardcover edition: scribd.com/doc/83186395/I…

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“Remix rights to the Western Canon reserved.” — brilliant blurb on the front page of @wwnorton’s tumblr blog: wwnorton.tumblr.com

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AdviceToWriters The Important Thing in Writing is the Capacity to Astonish: bit.ly/KXB029

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PublishersWkly Influence of classic literature on writers declining, study claims pwne.ws/KpP7S1

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@JasonJackMiller That’s what your stomach does, yes.

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Yoda isn’t just a Star Wars character. It’s what you get when you dollop a spoonful of yoghurt into your soda. (Hrm. Curdles, it does.)

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lawrenceschimel What happens to your e-books when you pass away?… fb.me/1ESVFoDkG

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What if Listerine were a fruit, like Tangerine? There would be cocktails for breakfast, that’s what.

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heidirubymiller @HeadlineBooks Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction is a finalist in the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Awards! @MikeArnzen

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PlumeBooks Extremely silly photos of extremely serious writers @flavorpill: ow.ly/aTNpu

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JohnJosephAdams The Kickstarter for my new horror magazine NIGHTMARE is now 51% funded. Pre-order issue #1 or a subscription here: kck.st/JPr0uu

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And for those who missed it: See @BlackDogNate’s wild and weird class project: a package of various Arnzen meats: plus.google.com/photos/1025624…

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@RazorThinStudio Cemetery Poets had some great ones in it. Thanks for remembering that chilling blast from the not-so-distant past.

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@MikeMehalek Thanks for the Tricky stamp of approval! Enjoying your tweets.

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@kmp_zxcv Thanks for the comment on my weird little poem…

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I think this free online ebook from sf/f great @BaenBooks is apropos today: “Mother of Demons” by Eric Flint: baen.com/library/067187…

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@JasonJackMiller We may have been ripped off, but let’s chalk it up to being more influential than any Klout score could measure. :-)

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This Dream Machine game trailer uncannily echoes sounds from “Dreamachinery” (from Audiovile) by me + @JasonJackMiller youtu.be/1ny-kBSkS5c

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Just saw this in the closing credits to a horror film: “No humans were eaten during the making of this motion picture.”

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(A personal favorite)

Yellow is brighter / in the writhing rot between / dead blackbird wings.

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MorgantownPoets Thanks to Bizarro Central for posting the deets on our book party with @RDSPress, @MikeArnzen & @JasonJackMiller: bizarrocentral.com/2012/05/11/raw…

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“Skull Bait” - new horror art-photo uploaded to my gallery:… fb.me/1Kc6raGtz

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This braincap makes me wonder why all hats aren’t knit this way. etsy.com/listing/918476…

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Tweet_Shrieks Review: The Gorelets Omnibus: Collected Poems 2001-2011 by Michael A. Arnzen wp.me/pDjgE-kz

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I’m putting this one on my campus office door: Non Sequitur @gocomics - gocomics.com/nonsequitur/20…

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DHarlanWilson Read an excerpt from @MikeArnzen’s THE GORELETS OMNIBUS in the latest Issue of TDP: dharlanwilson.com/dreampeople/is…

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HeadlineBooks 1st place - Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction - 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Education/Academic category

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(Try again): @BlackDogNate’s neat youtube mini-documentary now appears on my amazon profile: amazon.com/gp/redirect.ht…

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@BlackDogNate’s neat mini-documentary from youtube now appears in my updated @amazon profile page: amazon.com/mn/landing/B00…

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@skdotcom_news U.S. publication for Doctor Sleep tentatively set for 1/15/13. stephenking.com/news.html <- Sequel to Shining! Love the premise!

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Horror_Nerd Dark Highways my review goo.gl/n2wuv Such a great read. @davidbainaa @MikeArnzen @johnaburks @CDennisMoore

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Michael A. Arnzen: Purveyor of the Uncanny fb.me/1LcPTj2ad

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BlackDogNate I made a four-minute microdocumentary about @MikeArnzen, too. Check it out on YouTube: youtu.be/M9XQnGEAplQ

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RT @BlackDogNate I’ve posted a gallery of my project with @MikeArnzen: plus.google.com/photos/1025624… <- Check this out! Nate rocks.

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laregna Good stuff about getting “it” right in writing: “Splat Goes the Hero: Visceral Horror | LitReactor litreactor.com/essays/jack-ke…

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The Hoarse Whistler

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Arnzen, Ready to Eat. Nathan Rosen’s (@BlackDogNate) digital project is a very crafty slab of Arnzenalia available… fb.me/EkaH13Kq

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I am the subject of Nathan Rosen’s (@BlackDogNate ‘s) latest design experiments. He’s leaked an awesome sneak… fb.me/14L41PciX

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DHarlanWilson In #38 of THE DREAM PEOPLE (dreampeople.org): @MikeArnzen @CarltonMellick @andersenprunty @ArchPossible & others …

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Quick thanks to all who voted on the “Creepiest McDonaldland Character” poll. Inconclusive results. They all… fb.me/1ODmfmDrV

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nxthompson “he does have a point.” Great cartoons featuring Munch’s Scream. nyr.kr/IXAG4p

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MorgantownPoets Raw Dog Screaming Book Party w/special guests @RDSPress, @MikeArnzen, & @JasonJackMiller Friday, May 25 at @monartscenter, Morgantown WV.

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The deets on the RDSParty in Morgantown, WV, 5.25 fb.me/1AB3DWchD

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Who is the creepiest McDonaldland Character? I ask for your vote on my fb page: facebook.com/gorelets

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Skype chat with class at Neumann U today was a blast. Loved talking horror with everyone @NeumannCampus! Thx for setting us up @nobull408 !!

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New post to The Popular Uncanny: “You Don’t Eat Your Own Kind”:… fb.me/LBM5TuXX

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I’ve got a trucker/ghost story in this new mini-antho put together by David Bain, at… fb.me/1owiMEk5c

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BlackDogNate Reaching the end of a huge, awesome project in collaboration with the great @MikeArnzen. Hope to share it with you all soon!

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen