The 'Bleedverse' is the shared universe in which all horror stories I've written take place. In this document, I'm going to explain what exactly "clowns" are in this setting. In real life, clowns are just funny (or scary) guys in makeup. While many clowns in the Bleedverse are like that, others are something else entirely.
I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician. - Charlie Chaplin
In the Bleedverse, Clowns are an otherworldly race of extra-dimensional beings from a realm of existence separate for our own. This dimension is simply known as "Clown World" by the very few humans who've been able to document it. The clowns themselves have no name for their own realit…
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The concept of a "shared universe" isn't exactly new, but in recent years the idea has seen a surge in popularity. Marvel pulled off a cinematic universe and big studios have been trying to ape it ever since, with varying degress of success. Stephen King's novels are pretty much all set in the same world, with his Dark Tower series serving as the central grounding point for all the events. I decided I wanted to do something like that with the short stories I've written for this site.
In this post, I'll be looking through all my stories and seeing if I can, theoretically, link them all together in the same continuity. For a shared universe of stories, you need two things: continuity and rules. For continuity, I'll be careful to make sure the…
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A DougScore is a system created by Doug DeMuro as a way to review cars. Rated by ten categories, five of them analyze a car's practical qualities while the other five review the cars more superficial, "fun" qualities. Every individual category is a scale of 1 (or maybe even zero?) to 10. The five from each different category are added up to create a "Daily Score" for practicality and a "Weekend Score" for fun. Finally, the two scores are added up to a "Total Score." In theory, this means a car could get perfect tens in all the practical scores, but nothing but goose eggs in the fun ones, or vice versa.
It's unnecessarily complicated, completely arbitrary, utterly subjective and pretty much useless for anything other than pure entertainment.…Read more >
I have an absolutely delightful treat for you guys today. Someone read one of my stories on their YouTube channel!
You can see it right here -->
Just as a reminder: YouTubers can read any one of the stories I post on here on their channels, no permission required! But if you do make one, I'd love it if you messaged me here (or on my Tumblr blog ) so I can see it for myself and help promote it for you!
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I've been thinking lately. What with the new licensing issues on the Wiki, there are some stories I really like that I wouldn't have 100% legal control over. It isn't too much of a problem now, but I feel like it might become a problem somewhere down the line. To wit, my compilation E-Book, Doctor Bleed's Misery Pit! Available now for a convenient discounted price!!! is mostly made up of stories from the wiki, and some people think it's a little unfair that all the stories in the book can also be read online for free.
So, I figured the easiest and most convenient solution would be to delete a few stories from the wiki and make them exclusive to my paid E-Books. But I don't know yet. I feel bad because I could be robbing some less financiall…Read more >