Sunday, December 31, 2017

THE BINDER OF SHAME - totally true made up gaming stories



The RPG.net Rants
Uncensored, Unforgettable and Uncorrected

2002 was the year I first started to post stories for the amusement of others. (Aside from that shameful X-FILES fan fiction of course.) I began with these gaming anecdotes that I shared on the forums of RPG.net, a relatively safe haven for me at the time. They were strange little tales told in a kind of screenplay format that I used when I sketched out story dialogue.

The first one was pretty simple but as they went on they became more and more grandiose but they were raw and fun little bits of humor. I never bothered to proofread the things or set up any real kind of coherence or internal continuity- although snippets of these tales do show up in PRICE BEAKS AND HEARTACHES.

I'm posting them to the blog so I can add them to version of THE BINDER OF SHAME I keep here. I will do the first two today and then set up one a week until they're all there.

I've moved on a lot since I first created them but many of the folks that first came to know me through them are still reading my work now and they still keep finding new readers all the time.

If you have no idea what I am talking about prepare to be amazed, amused and offended.

And be warned these stories appear exactly as I did when I posted them on the forums. I haven't tried to edit them for fear of diluting their raw power.

Also I'm pretty damn lazy...






The Binder of Shame 
The Second Edition

Saturday, December 30, 2017

(Recommended Podcast) Alice Isn't Dead


Alice Isn’t Dead follows a truck driver in her search across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead. In the course of her search, she will encounter not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.



(Recommended Podcast) The Magnus Archives







“Make your statement, face your fear.”

The Magnus Archives is a weekly horror fiction anthology podcast examining what lurks in the archives of The Magnus Institute, an organization dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join the new Head Archivist, Jonathan Sims, as he attempts to bring a seemingly neglected collection of supernatural statements up to date, converting them to audio and supplementing them with follow-up work from his small but dedicated team.

Individually, they are unsettling. Together they begin to form a picture that is truly horrifying because as he looks into the depths of the archives, something starts to look back…

Written and performed by Jonathan Sims, along with guest actors; directed by Alexander J Newall. New episodes every Thursday!




Friday, December 29, 2017

(Recommended Podcast) A Scottish Podcast

scottish-podcast

When washed up radio DJ Lee finds himself “between jobs” he decides to launch a paranormal investigative podcast series, inspired by the likes of ‘The Black Tapes’, ‘The Message’, and ‘Limetown’. 

Enter ‘The Terror Files’. A Scottish PodcastAided by his long suffering sidekick, struggling musician Dougie, the pair embark on their first investigation – by heading down into a newly uncovered vault underneath Edinburgh’s old town. Lee is prepared to sprinkle a bit of fiction into his reporting to keep things lively. But it soon becomes clear that these long forgotten tunnels harbour a secret far darker than he ever could’ve hoped to conjure up with his own imagination…

(Recommended Podcast) We Hate Movies

http://www.whmpodcast.com/2015/10/episode-220-killer-workout.html



Each week the WHM gang force themselves to watch bad movies that were better left forgotten to fuel off-the-wall tangents, inane impressions and unabashed comedic silliness. This is a comedy podcast for movie lovers that can't help but relish pure trash.


(Recommended Podcast) The Scorsone Show




A weekly podcast with featured guests, topics ranging from Sports to Entertainment, current events and everything in between hosted by Kevin Scorsone.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

(Recommended Podcast) Alice Isn't Dead


Alice Isn’t Dead follows a truck driver in her search across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead. In the course of her search, she will encounter not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.



(Recommended Podcast) The Magnus Archives







“Make your statement, face your fear.”

The Magnus Archives is a weekly horror fiction anthology podcast examining what lurks in the archives of The Magnus Institute, an organization dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join the new Head Archivist, Jonathan Sims, as he attempts to bring a seemingly neglected collection of supernatural statements up to date, converting them to audio and supplementing them with follow-up work from his small but dedicated team.

Individually, they are unsettling. Together they begin to form a picture that is truly horrifying because as he looks into the depths of the archives, something starts to look back…

Written and performed by Jonathan Sims, along with guest actors; directed by Alexander J Newall. New episodes every Thursday!




Friday, December 22, 2017

(Recommended Podcast) A Scottish Podcast

scottish-podcast

When washed up radio DJ Lee finds himself “between jobs” he decides to launch a paranormal investigative podcast series, inspired by the likes of ‘The Black Tapes’, ‘The Message’, and ‘Limetown’. 

Enter ‘The Terror Files’. A Scottish PodcastAided by his long suffering sidekick, struggling musician Dougie, the pair embark on their first investigation – by heading down into a newly uncovered vault underneath Edinburgh’s old town. Lee is prepared to sprinkle a bit of fiction into his reporting to keep things lively. But it soon becomes clear that these long forgotten tunnels harbour a secret far darker than he ever could’ve hoped to conjure up with his own imagination…

(Recommended Podcast) We Hate Movies

http://www.whmpodcast.com/2015/10/episode-220-killer-workout.html



Each week the WHM gang force themselves to watch bad movies that were better left forgotten to fuel off-the-wall tangents, inane impressions and unabashed comedic silliness. This is a comedy podcast for movie lovers that can't help but relish pure trash.


(Recommended Podcast) The Scorsone Show




A weekly podcast with featured guests, topics ranging from Sports to Entertainment, current events and everything in between hosted by Kevin Scorsone.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

THE COLD INSIDE - volume two of the gods and monarchs trilogy

  
a tale of horror and redemption


“What if you could do anything you wanted?”
Sixteen year-old Tristam Bloom is having the worst year of his life. He’s on probation, he’s the laughingstock of the school and his girlfriend wants nothing to do with him. To top it all off he now has to eat lunch with the nerdy kids he spent all of last year tormenting.
“What if no one could stop you?”
But Tristam has a secret; a doorway has opened in his mind allowing him access to unimaginable secrets and impossible worlds. Every night the power grows stronger and soon he finds that he can devour ghosts and turn his adversaries own minds against them.
“What would you do? What wouldn’t you do?”
With a power like his Tristam finds that revenge comes easily but he doesn’t realize that now that just as he’s glimpsed the shadowy world existing alongside our own, the denizens of that world have seen him. Tristam finds himself trapped in the wake of a nightmare that has been waiting thirty-five years for an opportunity to rise.



Prologue
BOOK ONE
A Soul In Tension
Chapter One
     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Two
     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Three
     part one
     part two
     part three

First Interlude

Chapter Four
     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Five
     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Six
     part one
     part two
     part three

Second Interlude

Chapter Seven
     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Eight
     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Nine
     part one
     part two
     part three


Third Interlude

Chapter Ten
     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Eleven 
     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Twelve
     part one
     part two
     part three

Fourth Interlude

Chapter Thirteen
     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Fourteen
    part one
    part two
    part three

Chapter Fifteen
     part one
     part two
     part three
BOOK TWO
The Son And The Heir

Chapter Sixteen
     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Seventeen

    part one
    part two
    part three

Chapter Eighteen

     part one
     part two
     part three

Fifth Interlude


Chapter Nineteen

     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Twenty

     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Twenty-one

     part one
     part two
     part three

Sixth Interlude


Chapter Twenty-two

    part one
    part two
    part three

Chapter Twenty-Three

    part one
    part two
    part three

Chapter Twenty-Four

    part one
    part two
    part three

Seventh Interlude


Chapter Twenty-Five

    part one
    part two
    part three

Chapter Twenty-Six

    part one
    part two
    part three


BOOK THREE
Full Of Broken Thoughts
Chapter Twenty-Seven
     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Twenty-Eight

     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Twenty-Nine

     part one
     part two
     part three

Eighth Interlude


Chapter Thirty

     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Thirty-One

     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Thirty-Two

     part one
     part two
     part three

Ninth Interlude


Chapter Thirty-Three

     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Thirty-Four

     part one
     part two
     part three


BOOK FOUR
Load Up On Guns And Bring Your Friends
Chapter Thirty-Five
     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Thirty- Six

     part one
     part two
     part three

Tenth Interlude


Chapter Thirty-Seven

     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Thirty-Eight

     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Thirty-Nine

     part one
     part two
     part three

Eleventh Interlude


Chapter Forty

     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Forty-One

     part one
     part two
     part three

Twelfth Interlude


Chapter Forty-Two

     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Forty-Three
     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Forty-Four

     part one
     part two
     part three

Thirteenth Interlude


Chapter Forty-Five

     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Forty-Six

     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Forty-Seven

     part one
     part two
     part three

Final Interlude


Chapter Forty-Eight

     part one
     part two
     part three

Chapter Forty-Nine

     part one
     part two
     part three 

Chapter Fifty

    part one
    part two
    part three

Epilogue

    part one
    part two
    part three

Monday, December 18, 2017

IN THE MIDNIGHT OF HIS HEART - volume one of the gods and monarchs trilogy



a tale of horror and obsession
To all outward appearances John Sig is just an old man living a quietly in an empty old house. His one pleasure is when he heads down to the local diner and visits with his favorite waitress Angie. When Angie disappears, John sets out to find her. For an ordinary old man that might seem like a foolish idea but John Sig isn’t human, he’s a monster living in the shadow of a nightmare thirty -five years old.