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Drive-by Updates

…Just buzzing by with a handful of updates.

 

Sechs Tage (the German version/translation of Six Days)

Beautiful cover art and a wonderful translator to work with, it is sad to report, this book has been pulled from the publisher. It is no longer available through them and will not be in print in German for the foreseeable future (until it and the rest of the library find a new home). I do have a handful that I will be bringing to Scares That Care. This will be your last chance to snag a copy. I only have a couple, so it will be first-come-first-serve. If you are not going to the convention and are interested in one, you can purchase direct from me while supplies last—contact me for details.

 


Lost Highways: Dark Fictions from the Road anthology, edited by D. Alexander Ward, coming from Crystal Lake Publishing, will include my short story Jim’s Meats. Available through press online as of July 20th, and they will have a table in the dealer’s room at Scares That Care. For more information stalk the Facebook page.


Welcome to the Show anthology, edited by Matt Hayward, coming from Crystal Lake Publishing, includes my short story Open Mic Night. Available from press online as of August 3rd, and they will also have a table at Scares That Care. For more information check out the publisher’s Facebook page.


The next update will include all the details for the upcoming Scares That Care convention weekend, and of course, the recently finished vampire novel.

 

Cobwebs

Wow, it got dusty in here! Sorry about that. But I’m back… let’s clear the cobwebs.

With the shutting down of the Buttercup of Doom podcast, I shall return to more regular posts on the website. After all, a girl still needs a platform to lament, right?

In the meantime, how about a quick update? (Sure, Kelli!) Hmm, I fear I might have been hanging out with myself for too long, I’m now answering myself when I type. Oh, and then speaking about it in third person. Why does the voiceover sound like me though? I want a better voice actor!  Okay, so I may have gone a bit stir crazy in here by myself. We’ll work that kink out as well. Where were we? Oh yeah… updates:

 

  • There’s a new facebook group for fans, a better way to have open conversations than some of the other options.
  • I have a short in the upcoming anthology Welcome to the Show, edited by Matt Hayward — very exciting premise and TOC in that one, check it out.
  • yes, I’m writing a vampire novel.
  • yes, I will have something fun and weird for Scares That Care Weekend this year (as well as the vampire novel) and it involves an artist

 

I think that covers it. Life was a bit tactile for a couple years, and while it changed some things (buh bye Buttercup), others will be returning (like the blog!). I’m here. I’m still me. You can’t get rid of me that easy…

Now, where’s the duster? I’ll clean up a little around here and then I need to get back to those fangs…

Dumbing Down America | Buttercup of Doom 2.4



This week I don’t just get angry at the system for dumbing down America, I spew about the sheep allowing it. From the blatant watering down of education to the mental tapeworm of media and entertainment… NSFW: language.

Available FREE on: PEN Project Entertainment Network • iTunesStitcherAndroidTune-In • Google Play Music • Overcast

Sponsors:  Subculture Corsets & Clothing (and twitter) |  Kelli’s Patreon | Justine’s Dress to Kill Cosplay & the Seattle Avengers

Suggestions/Requests: n/a (to suggest/request use the form or post on FB)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: trivial pursuit (the blue box) | HBO’s Newsroom clip | George Carlin’s American Dream | Scares That Care (and the weekend/con) | Smile.Amazon.com automatic donations

Hashtag Hell: #charity #divisive #buzzwords #humpday #monday #tgif #youtube #civilwar #vicepresident #trivia #education #self #ego #subculturecorsets #scaresthatcare #newsroom #hbo #avengers #blackwidow #georgecarlin #carlin #americandream #facebook #twitter #instagram #PEN #projectentertainmentnetwork #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: genre – location location location – rules – legalizing pot – little white lies – and whatever you suggest I whine about. So suggest something, already!

 

Change | Buttercup of Doom 2.0

This week I return (kind of) with the launch of a new era of Buttercup—version 2.0—and discuss change. Not all change is good, but it happens. Period. And everyone deals with it…

Available FREE on: PEN Project Entertainment Network • iTunesStitcherAndroidTune-In • Google Play Music • Overcast

Sponsors: Wes Southard’s The Betrayed | Subculture Corsets & Clothing (and twitter) | Kelli’s Patreon

Suggestions/Requests: n/a (to suggest/request use the form or post on FB)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: JF Gonzalez Clickers Forever | Politically Correct Lord of the Flies

Hashtag Hell:  #change #lordoftheflies #jfgonzalez #cancer #death #wessouthard #thebetrayed #scaresthatcare #patreon #wednesdaywisdom #humpday #subculturecorsets #facebook #twitter #instagram #PEN #projectentertainmentnetwork #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up:returning to my normal wednesdays, not necessarily weekly, but watch all locations and social media for updates.

Pitchforks for Everyone | Buttercup of Doom ep 53

bod53 - pitchforksPitchforks for Everyone, aka social media vigilantism, aka who needs facts when I can spread lies and hate and get someone killed. In the words of the immortal Charlie Brown, good grief… From police posting the wrong person to average citizens declaring themselves internet police. With a touch of editor pitchforks and some wisdom regarding which pitchfork to buy.

Available FREE on: Project iRadioiTunesStitcherAndroidTune-In • Google Play Music • and now Overcast

Sponsors: Subculture Corsets & Clothing (and twitter)| Black Water Crusaders | Project iRadio’s Patreon | Kelli’s Patreon page

Suggestions/Requests: Thanks to Frank Edler for “Facebook vigilantes” which became this episode…  (to suggest/request use the form or post on FB)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: Funny: Email Spammers & Toasters, by Mashable UK • 10 People Wrongly Accused by the Internet

Hashtag Hell: #scaresthatcare #spam #mashableUK #witchhunt #inquisition #vigilante #socialmedia #SandyHook #BostonBomber #KensingtonStrangler #compassion #GOT #gameofthrones #winteriscoming #patreon #facebook #twitter #instagram #projectiradio #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: #language #potpourri …and your suggestions for #halloween #christmas #winter #seasons

This Week’s Rating: R (language) buttercup ratings system info here

LIVE at STC16 | Buttercup of Doom ep 51

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Available FREE on: Project iRadioiTunesStitcherAndroidTune-In
and now available on Google Play Music

Scares That Care charity weekend event is something you should all do… I did. Several listeners went as well. And while we were there, we taped this episode… be afraid. Writing questions, tips and tricks no one tells you, some forehead flicking (Buda) and then a spew that started with customer service, flirted with problem solving, and wrapped everything back around in a ribbon of insanity and gave birth to this week’s hashtag: #conboobs. It was fun. And special thanks to those in attendance: Alicia, Armand, Chuck, Frank, Tom, Nick, Annalise, Jess, Shayla, Ava, Chad, Amber, Dave, and Chris.

Sponsors: Subculture Corsets & Clothing | Scares That Care org / fb | Project iRadio’s Patreon

Suggestions/Requests: n/a  (to suggest/request use the form or post on FB)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-LinksduotropeThunderstorm BooksJohn SkippEraserhead PressDeadite Press

Hashtag Hell: #conboobs #cartrage #deadite #eraserhead #thunderstormbooks #duotrope #rosieokeefe #jeffburk #mikelombardo #customerservice #problemsolving #tommonteleone #briankeene #joelansdale #bobford #mauricebroaddus #natesouthard #apocalypse #shopping #public #underwear #conventions #charity #event #patreon #facebook #twitter #instagram #projectiradio #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: #feareverything #language …and your suggestions?!

This Week’s Rating: R (language) buttercup ratings system info here

 

THIS JUST IN… Jess sent the file! Sung to the tune of The Lonely Island feat. Michael Bolton – Jack Sparrow

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