Well hello there.
Hi. I have been reading over some of the stuff here and figured I might as well dive in here and say hello. I found this site ages ago when I was looking up some chuck stuff and I recently remembered about it.
My name is wickedvoodoo AKA Martin. I hail from the midlands in England and I am in the 20-30 age group. I studied psychology for my degree. I now work in a hospital. The rest of the personals are nothing but mystery.
Seeing as books are the primary reason why people find this site I will say that I love to read stuff across several genres, I love the transgressive (or neo noir or whatever) stuff. (What do you guys call the genre that Chuck and the like write in?) I own all of Chuck P's books (Rant is my favorite by the way, what a book!)and I love Clevenger, Baer, and Bret Ellis aswell. I plan next to turn onto Steve Graham Jones, to see what that guy is all about. But this stuff is obvious, we all like these guys right, or at least most of us do, we are on a Chuck site afterall, what else do I read?
My other main love in fiction is sci fi. I am a huge geek for it. Clarke, Asimov, Sturgeon, Wolfe, Dick, Herbert, McCaffrey, all that kind of stuff. I have books by Wyndham and Doc Smith on the to read pile for my sci fi fixes.
And seeing as I am English I couldn't miss a chance to big up authors like Terry Pratchett and Robert Rankin. Also David Deveraux is another interesting UK author that I have recently discovered.
I also dabble in horror stuff. I do like Stephen King (is always a big divider in my experience) and I like Thomas Harris and I am slowly dabbling in some Koontz, Straub and Herbert.
Yeah enough of that. Next I want to thank the guys that run the cult for putting in the time they do for getting the interviews and shorts and 'on writing' essays etc. I spent quite a few hours in the last couple of weeks absorbing all this stuff and there is some gold in there I tell you.
About the workshop. I am an aspiring to be an writer and the workshop thing does interest me. I plan to join up at some point when I have a bit more time on my hands for this kind of thing. I don't want to half arse it. I have a few WIP stories, at least one of which I think is going to end up good, and which has taken over as main project. Once it is a little further down the road I would quite like to get into the whole workshop feedback thing. At the moment I barely have time to write never mind writing about writing. I am aware that is exactly what I am doing but what the hell I find posting on forums can be a nice way to clear my head when I am stuck for an idea.
So yeah I have rambled on for way too long haven't I? Hello everybody.