Ask Izzy
I found you through Bogleech and really enjoyed Problem Child, I hope to read more of your work! I just have to say though, I was thrilled when I saw the Stein gifs in your commentary post and even more excited when I spotted Franken Fran in your blog. Since not many people have read Fran, do you mind me asking what some of your thoughts on it were? (personally, I think I enjoyed it way too much. The humour and horror combo was addicting.)
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Thank you very much!  I’ve got some more stuff here, if you like, and my entry from last year is here.  Some of the Smashwords stuff is pretty old, but it’s all free, so poke around as you please.

And aaahaha I actually didn’t realize until you mentioned it that I used Frankenstein-likes for both creepypasta entries, I’m brilliant like that.  I wanted an “author at work” pic and that was the best I could find, after discarding one of Hojo from Final Fantasy VII, all without considering connections.  Either mad scientists work the hardest or I have issues (SPOILER it is the latter).

I loved Franken Fran so much!  So very very much!  The only complaint I could possibly have was that it was too short, but really, it was just the right length for the series.  I may WANT more, but it had good sense to end in good time.

Offhand, a couple of my favorite arcs/stories were the one about using cancer to provide eternal life, mainly because it confirmed some biology I had been kicking around with a character of my own re: telomeres, and the Wandering Jew arc because Japan’s take on Western religion is always fabulous.  I can’t think of an arc I disliked, though.  It was really just solid gold from start to finish, and I miss it.  Sob.

And the answer is yes, I would hit that.  I am not a terribly heterosexual person, but I get the itches for bitches with stitches, I guess.

I’d recommend Demon Detective Neuro/Nougami Neuro if you enjoyed the tone of FrankenFran.  It’s tipped more toward humor than horror, but there’s plenty of both in there, with a good amount of mystery as well.

wanna pretend I’m all

but I’m really

WARNING: This post fills in holes intentionally left empty in the story.  If you don’t want to see behind the curtain, I advise you leave now.

This post deals with the making of and extended commentary on Problem Child.  I’ll be making another soon just to address alternate interpretations, including my own.

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Words on Words: They Go Deep

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I can’t sleep and this is long overdue, so a few words on my Bogleech Creepypasta Cookoff entry, They Go Deep (renamed (better) by Scythe from October Frost).

WARNING: Descriptions of actual animal death, plus nasty imaginary stuff.

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Hey there. Just read one of your short stories - shortwave. Loved the story quite a bit and was about to purchase the others when I decided to check out your blog... I still intend to purchase them despite the fact that I am a "whoremonger " lol. Just thought someone should let you know that not everyone who writes Porn only purchases the same. Since Smashwords is mostly other writers and yes, mostly of bad erotica - you should maybe think about removing those statements. Me- Sahrkaan@Yahoo
Anonymous

It took me a while to figure out what you were on about, until I checked back through my journal and found this:

Not my best, but at least I’m not one of the Smashwords pornmongerers.

You missed the context, which immediately follows:

Valentine’s Day is a shitty day for an ebook site’s servers to go down like the cheap whores the users are trying to peddle.

I published that particular story close to Valentine’s Day, when Smashwords had a major server outage.  I was stating my sympathy for the native pornmongers, a friend included, not condemning them—Valentine’s Day is like Black Friday for the erotica circuit, if the shops close on you, you’re screwed.  As a point of fact, the story in question is NC-17 in nature, if you had taken a closer look.

I love porn and whores and pornmongering and whoremongering.  I’m just not very good at it.  I do have an ongoing project, though, which hopefully will someday see the light of day, and you can catch glimpses of here, including posts where I went to bat for Smashwords when Amazon tried to censor the site.

Outside of my professional writing, I “own” three succubi, one incubus, and one androgenus, three out of five of which work at the brothel touched on in the aforementioned project (current non-working title “that dickgirl thing”).  If you’d like, one of them would like to settle things down…

Thank you, Dreizehn.  (and thank you, #toastdraws, for your amazing art)

ETA: Also, look, I tried not to say this.  I really did.  But you can’t really threaten someone with “People might not buy your stuff” when I’ve opted in for my work to be free all month.  I have never sold a single copy for actual money and don’t expect to.

Hello, Dear Reader!  This is a place where my loyal fanbase (which will presumably exist once I start publishing porn) can ask questions about my work, things pertaining to me, or general bullshit. 
Feel free to ask whatever you want, although I will filter out creepers—just because I write porn does not mean I want to have sex with you or your character.  I would say it also does not give you the right to ask questions about my sex life, but I’ll just clear the board there by stating I don’t have one.
I’ll be posting random images that may or may not be related to the question in each post.  This is a thing that I do.  If I’m especially motivated* I may illustrate the answer in an incredibly crappy MS Paint comic.  Be warned.
Before it can actually be made an Ask, “Why AskShotgun and not AskIzzy” is for two reasons: The URL was already taken and it looked weird anyway.  “Shotgun” is a nickname based on my height that my psych teacher gave me in college, which I proceeded to bastardize into “Winchester” for my drag name because no one believes you if you say your nickname is “Shotgun”.  Seriously, they think you are lame and sad and made it up yourself.  It’s depressing, really.
I may also post tidbits and trivia relating to my work that don’t fit anywhere else, or ask for feedback if I think anyone is actually reading this.  Until then, Ask away!
Please?
Oh God I’m so lonely.
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*This will rarely or never happen, as I do not motivate well.

Hello, Dear Reader!  This is a place where my loyal fanbase (which will presumably exist once I start publishing porn) can ask questions about my work, things pertaining to me, or general bullshit. 

Feel free to ask whatever you want, although I will filter out creepers—just because I write porn does not mean I want to have sex with you or your character.  I would say it also does not give you the right to ask questions about my sex life, but I’ll just clear the board there by stating I don’t have one.

I’ll be posting random images that may or may not be related to the question in each post.  This is a thing that I do.  If I’m especially motivated* I may illustrate the answer in an incredibly crappy MS Paint comic.  Be warned.

Before it can actually be made an Ask, “Why AskShotgun and not AskIzzy” is for two reasons: The URL was already taken and it looked weird anyway.  “Shotgun” is a nickname based on my height that my psych teacher gave me in college, which I proceeded to bastardize into “Winchester” for my drag name because no one believes you if you say your nickname is “Shotgun”.  Seriously, they think you are lame and sad and made it up yourself.  It’s depressing, really.

I may also post tidbits and trivia relating to my work that don’t fit anywhere else, or ask for feedback if I think anyone is actually reading this.  Until then, Ask away!

Please?

Oh God I’m so lonely.

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*This will rarely or never happen, as I do not motivate well.