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LIVE at STC16 | Buttercup of Doom ep 51

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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

Summer Vacation | Buttercup of Doom ep 48

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A short and sweet episode for the 4th of July. Because, hey, I wanted to celebrate too. So a quick talk to cover: seasons in writing, summer vacation entertainment, and what to do with those children (who find themselves out of school with the whole world to explore and yet say they are “bored”). I have a kiddie pool, a hammock and a half-hour to spare. How about you?  (note: random clicks in background is firework noise and couldn’t be fixed. sorry)

Sponsors: THE TERMINAL byAmber Fallon (fb . tw . www) | Necrocasticon | Project iRadio’s Patreon

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

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: Thunderstorm Books | Brian Keene | Tim Lebbon’s WHITE | mandatory.com’s 4th of July tweets | Geocaching

Hashtag Hell: #summer #vacation #maelstrom #TimLebbon #BrianKeene #ThunderstormBooks #jaws #TheShining #Floaters #50shadesofgrey #LiveSpecimens #geocaching #catwoman #HalleBerry #lickable #greenlantern #RyanReynolds #RIPD #deadpool #JohnnyDepp #TheLoneRanger #IndependenceDay #ID4 #4thofJuly #RobZombie #halloween #kiddiepool #overstimulating

#patreon #facebook #twitter #instagram #projectiradio #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: #feareverything #colors #labels #hipsters …and your suggestions?!

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

Black Friday | Buttercup of Doom ep 17

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This Week’s Rating: PG13 — buttercup ratings system info here

In this episode… I leave the origins of turkey day alone and simply express thanks instead. I laugh at the cartoons and invite you along. And then we dive into the evil, stupid, asinine event known as Black Friday. And I wrap it up with a touch of wisdom to bring my disgust and rage down.

Sponsors: Mehitobel Wilson’s Last Night at the Blue Alice

Suggestions/Requests from: not this week (to suggest/request, use the form here)

Mentions/Shoutouts: Mandy’s Dandy Little FarmEric Roman • Pam Blazi • Amber Fallon’s Daughters of Inanna (from Thunderstorm Books’ Maelstrom set) • Dave Thomas of The Horror Show with Brian KeeneKevin Strange • Foo Fighters’ Saint Cecilia • Paw Patrol • Scares That CareSurvivor’s Guilt

Hashtag Hell: #thanksgiving #blackfriday #bigbox #walmart #blackoutblackfriday #foofighters #facebook #twitter #instagram #pawpatrol #scaresthatcare #briankeene #thunderstormbooks #mehitobelwilson #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

And don’t forget — for advertising inquiries, contact me at buttercup@kelliowen.com

Costumes | Buttercup of Doom ep 11

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In this episode, Buttercup loses her mind a bit regarding the costumes offered during Halloween season… from how it affects your writing in the 101 Kiddie Pool, into her (yearly) Rant, and out with the Wisdom, costumes are all over this episode. From the sizes to the styles, from Disney to the Kardashians, she picks, pokes, whines, pisses and moans about costumes… and the funny for the week is a bunch of boys doing the same thing!

Sponsors: The Horror Show with Brian Keene | Maelstrom set #6

Funny: The Try Guys: Sexy Costume Videoofficial FB pageyoutube

sexytamponSuggestions/Requests: the image of “anything sexy” costumes is courtesy of Matt Blazi (posted to my wall this year, thank you). (to suggest/request, use the form here)

Mentions/Shoutouts: Brian Keene • Dave Thomas (aka Meteornotes) • Geoff Cooper • Thunderstorm Books • Manifesto of Kindness3 Guys with Beards • The Walking Dead • Fear of the Walking Dead • Kardashians • Disney • Kelli Owen blogProject iRadioiTunesStitcherAndroidTune-In

Hashtag Hell: #thewalkingdead #fearofthewalkingdead #disney #kardashian #nsfw #costumes #halloween #whore #slut #itunes #stitcher #android #tunein #facebook #twitter #clickbait #brideoffrankenstein #chucky #sexychucky #freddykrueger #sexyfreddykrueger #kimdavies #pizzarat #donaldtrump #sarahpalin

mostThis Week’s Rating: R – aka NSFW – LADS

Discussion includes: My own little “glad” system… and a giggle
G – god, or religion in
L – language (s/sh*t, f/f*ck, x/truly tabboo words, g/genitalia mentions)
A – adult themes
D – drugs
S – sex or sexual situations
RR – rock and roll

And don’t forget — for advertising inquiries, contact me at buttercup@kelliowen.com

*note: I know if you go online and order a costume, you can find classics… this rant is regarding what’s offered to the every day shopper in local stores, outlets and temporary halloween stores.

Interviewed by A Crazy Man

I adore Paul Goblirsch of Thunderstorm Books, and I’m honored that he continues to believe in my writing and publishes my works. As a special treat for his members a couple months ago, he did an interview with me. Now that they’ve all seen therapists and dealt with the trauma, we’re releasing it on the rest of you… Enjoy! (And go buy some of his books!!)

10 Questions for Kelli Owen

  1. 1. Exactly how many times have you recommended to your publisher to add masturbation to make your story better?

Just that one time. But he was slightly crazy. He questioned motivation for something. The masturbation was originally there and I had removed it. When I told *cough* him *cough* that, he responded with “Ohhhhh, put it back!”

2. White Picket Prisons vs Six Days.  Who wins and is it by knockout or decision?

Ouch. Um. Six Days is like your first true love. You never really stop caring about it. But White Picket Prisons… Hey, wait a minute. How come I have to answer this? I asked YOU this question and you refused to answer because it was too difficult a decision. So why? Ohhh, I see. You’re just evil. Okay. Fine. Where was I? Oh yeah, first love vs your college boyfriend.

White Picket Prisons. By decision. While my favorite will always be “whatever I’m working on” because I feel you had better be in love with it to do it justice, in this instance and given these options, WPP wins. I’m stronger now—in both voice and style. I have more time and knowledge under my belt. There are more levels to the story. It’s richer, and well… there’s masturbation.

3. What are the best and worse things about working in the small press?

It’s like being one of the kids in those “special” classes. You get treated very well by your teachers, lots of one-on-one time, but the “normal” kids don’t always want to play with you. In other words, the involvement is awesome. I love being asked my opinion on art and layout and sig sheets and all the fun fancy stuff. The distribution (and some would argue cost of books, but they’re collectibles) is really the only downfall, but ebooks change everything about that.

4. What is your favorite Thunderstorm line, especially now that you have had work in nearly all of them?

This smells like a trick question! Define “favorite.”

I love the small, easy to carry Elementals. Not a lot of people are doing collection lines, so it was awesome to be invited to put together Black Bubbles for White Lightning. I was thrilled to be the maiden voyage of Maelstrom—and the box edition is sexy as hell. Set’s Quartet was really fun and unexpected. WPP is coming out in both Black Voltage and Hard Rain series, and I’m very intrigued to see how that works out. I love them all… If I have to pick, then I’ve got to go with Black Voltage or Elementals. Love both formats, and both series have lots to choose from.

Now then, how exactly do I get into Supercell?

5. Tell us what it was like to receive a dead bird in the mail.  Where you excited?

LOL! That was Keene. I got the teddy bears left on my picnic table. A dirty, beat-up momma bear holding two cubs and a separate boy bear. Garage sale toys at best. Creeeeeepppy. Yeah, I was REAL excited. I was so excited, after I dusted for fingerprints, I shut down my facebook page to the general public.

6. Answer one, and only one, of the following questions:

  1. Where do you get your ideas?
  2. Since you are a writer, you must be rich, can I borrow some money?
  3. I have a great idea, if I share it and you write the story, can we submit it together and split the profits?

Har har har… Although by ‘c’ I’m guessing you’ve met my sister. You know darn well how much money I make so ‘b’ is a moot point. We’ll go with ‘a’.

I get my ideas from EVERYWHERE.

I’m weird. I admit it. I blame my mom (who brings a 6 year-old to see Jaws on the big screen?!). I don’t see things like normal people. You may see two people having coffee—I see two people plotting to murder their boss. You hear someone say something as they intended—I hear what an evil antagonist would be hiding between the lines. A lot of writers I know have a brain that plays “what if” all the time. I used to think that’s what I was doing. Then I realized no, I’m just strange and imagine the worst when I see things.

I also pull from my messed up dreams. Bob (Ford) says it’s not natural to have nightmares as often as I do, but I can use 80% of them, so I figure it’s okay that my muse is a sadist.

7. Do you ever think you will revisit The Neighborhood?  Do you think this is the fan favorite of your work so far?

You know, when I wrote it, I didn’t think I’d ever go back there. But several writers have said I should and a lot of readers have requested it. We’ll see. I don’t have anything for it right now, but who knows, I might see someone having coffee tomorrow and be hit with an idea (which will be put on the backburner for at least two years… I have a backlog!)

Favorite? No. Actually, I’d honestly guess that’s their least favorite. Waiting Out Winter seems to be everyone’s go-to choice.

8. What is it like living with another writer?  How does it affect your work?  When is Bob (Ford) going to finish The Compound?

I live with a writer? Hmmm… Wait, I live with another person? I thought I just lived with that open laptop and the strange shadow wearing its writing hat that sits behind it… because all he does lately is write—on break, during work, after work, all night, while driving, in the shower—to finish The Compound for you. And every time you bring it up I giggle myself silly at his reactions. Thank you for that.

But seriously, it’s nice. We have different writing methods, but it’s all good. It’s awesome to have someone who understands when your eyes glaze over it’s because the muse has grabbed you. We recognize and respect it—we’ll both just stop talking if we see the other doing that because we get it. And we both understand writing is not always done at the keyboard. He never gives me shit when I need to play Guitar Hero while I’m working through something.

Affect the work? Maybe in the sense that if one of us is writing the other feels compelled to do so, or jealous if they can’t for whatever reason at that moment. So as long as one of us has a deadline, we’re both writing and that’s good (and no, I don’t need more from you… you’re getting a novella and two more books in the next two years, but feel free to give him another deadline after The Compound—just don’t tell him I said that!)

9. Ebook question…what the fuck is up with those things?

HAHAHAHAHA… those are the strange little files that aren’t really physical but people can still enjoy them. You know, those things I conned you into expanding into =)

Once upon a time I was hesitant regarding eBooks, or defiant—it depends how well you know me which word you’d choose. But times change, technology advances, and I guess I don’t care what format they prefer, so long as people are still reading. EBooks were once the “adventurous” route, or “experimental,” now they’re pretty much a standard simultaneous release for new material. They’re going to become stronger, not weaker, as a market and viable format. Though I still hate to think they may be the way of the future and regular books could become nothing but a token collectible only the shelves of only the rich or elderly. I like the smell of books, the feel in your hands, the way they don’t argue with you or make you sleep on the couch.

10. Finish this joke:  A writer, an accountant, and a gypsy all walk into a bar…

And order a shot of tequila, a coffee, and a bottle of water? Yeah, I know I’m a weird combination, but I never let my personalities play together… those drinks would taste really gross mixed together!

Words with the Word Zombie

A quick and dirty interview with the lovely Word Zombie. He asked. I answered. It’s the way we do these things…

Check out the interview here. And remember, you can always ask followup questions in the comments below. And if the interview and/or website it’s on is ever down, gone, missing, or kaput, let me know so I can fix things. Enjoy!

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