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  1. Com, thank you for continuing to update the timeless classics of New Kid in Class and Kiss of an Angel. I’ve been following the series' for quite some time now; I think from around the time of the “pineapple juice” episodes. A few recent zoom weddings and funerals at which I waved to old friends but couldn’t hug them kicked off heavy bout of unrequited nostalgia for me. ( I am also working through that with the local remnants of our old friend network.) But I had a lovely night queuing up and tabbing between New Kid and Kiss of an Angel from the beginning (and finding Arcade Junkies and Ryan’s Heart for the first time). It was a really fun soak in the lives and stories of your characters. It scratched the itch to listen to old friends tell stories we all know yet one more time, and it somehow gets better every retelling. I’m also glad you continue to update these and have them bubble back to the top part of the “new posts" lists as the anniversaries pile up. I hope new readers are continuing to find these. Because right in with the hilarious comedy and the hot sex scenes are your achingly beautiful and need-to-know moral lessons about trust and honesty and coming out and how-threesomes-are-hot-but-can-jam-up-a-relationship. Follow your heart, dream with your eyes open, and yes, beware that jerks might be trying to mess with you. Ryan’s heart really is the rock at the centre of it all, with all the loves and loyalties, and secrets and anxieties and mistakes and accidents revolving around it. And these stories show us how diverse people can be through Randy’s anxieties, Tyler’s broken (but perhaps mending) heart, Ariel’s minefield of tightly coiled springs of emotional energy, and Cody’s acute analysis, acidic patter and broken-glass-sharp emotional defenses. So, hugs and kisses and Bravo’s and roses for you.🌹🌹🌹 👏👏👏 👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨 I do really mean the ordinary definition of “timeless classic” above: but also timeless as the boys have gone from landline phone drama and skipping CD players and heavy VCRs to sexts and texts on the beach. “There aren't too many arcades left in the world nowadays, you know?" The utterly epic Spring Break lasted for 13 years. And Cody Morneau still feels like a “new” character, although he's been around for about 20 years now. I understand you have a life and many other fruitful and cool writing projects, and you’ve given us so much for so long that you don’t owe me or anybody anything more. But here’s a plea for some back-to-school episodes this September where we find out what school's like for the now out-ish boys and what Hailley’s gonna do next, and whether Tyler banging him until he was too weak to move will settle down Ariel’s kinetic discharges, and whether Tyler can reconcile his troubled past with his exciting present (and how Ariel's gonna handle that! (Or for a challenge, a story in Cody's voice?) Either way, thanks for the stories. 🍍
  2. Comicality

    Adding Humor

    You know...there′s often a ′complaint′ that goes around about a lot of the Marvel Comic Book movies that I never really understood. That is the introduction of humor into their storylines. Now, there are some people that I know that could, quite literally, find something wrong with everything in existence. If God Almighty showed up tomorrow in white robes, 400 feet tall, with an entire symphony of angels singing His praises behind him, all surrounded with the brightest light ever seen by human eyes...there are people who would still shrug their shoulders and think, ″That′s it? I expected more.″ So sometimes people complain for the sake of complaining. But the same argument kept coming up over and over again. I hear friends say it, and family members, and people on youtube...I can′t help but to wonder... What the heck is so wrong about having a sense of humor? Why is that a bad thing? Have we reached a point where we all prefer to be depressed, angry, or somber all the time? I would, personally, like for my audience to have some fun with my stories the same way that I do. That′s not to say that I have to write a full-blown comedy, where there′s a joke every two or three paragraphs. But, even the darkest themed stories on my site have a touch of humor added to brighten the mood every now and then. Otherwise, they might come off as dreary and frustrating to many of the people reading. The key is to find clever ways to pick your moments, and deliver the appropriate wink and a smile when it will be most effective. So, I′d like to talk about adding humor to our stories today, and hopefully it′ll spark a few ideas to make your stories even more enjoyable than they were before. Going back to the big blockbuster movie idea, superhero movies did not invent the habit of injecting jokes and humor into their scripts. ::Gasp:: Shocker! I know, right? ″Die Hard″ had humor in it. ″Predator″ had humor in it. Everything from ″The Matrix″ to ″Aliens″ to ″Nightmare On Elm St″ had humor in them! It′s ok to SMILE! Even when Jason Vorhees is hacking camping teenagers to bits in the woods...that doesn′t mean you can′t add a slight giggle here and there. The whole idea behind humor is to have fun! So that your readers can smile and think to themselves, ″I really had a good time reading that.″ We′re all human beings. Flawed human beings. And that means that we do some silly shit from time to time. We occasionally stumble over our words and say something goofy when we don′t mean it. We sometimes walk right into a glass door while looking at that really cute boy across the street. Sometimes we go to a job interview with spinach in our teeth and our zipper down. Hehehe, I don′t know! Whatever you want. It doesn′t have to be all knock knock jokes and witty one-liners. Sometimes it′s just a coping mechanism to deal with a potentially humiliating situation. Have some fun with your characters, and allow them a few golden moments of levity away from the misery of life so they can recharge their batteries and emotionally prepare themselves for what′s to come next. When you really think about your life in general, I′m sure that you can find some times when something happened to you that, at the time, might have seemed like the end of the world. Times when you were mortified, or where you did something that you regretted...that you can now look back and laugh at. Not because it′s ′funny′, but because it′s life. Hehehe! I could write an entire novel full of those moments alone. I once joined the soccer team for a girl that I liked. I once had a crush on a girl and ended up sleeping with her brother! I used to dash out of class and practically RUN to the gym locker room because I wanted to see a cute boy from the class before me half naked and getting dressed! LOL! I′ve done some pretty ridiculous things in my life. Harmless, and perfectly logical at the time. But I can find the humor in it now, and a lot of those moments have found their way into my stories. Humor doesn′t have to make anybody double over with laughter, it just has to display some of the more ridiculous sides of life. It′s reality, reflected in a circus mirror. Use that as a tool. Stories can′t be all sex and drama. Keep it fun. There are different kinds of humor that can be injected into a situation. For example, I have a character, ′Cody′, in the ″New Kid In School″ series who has a very sarcastic, almost abrasive, sense of humor. When used at just the right moment, that razor sharp tongue of his can make some pretty deep cuts. But I also offset that ′meanstreak′ by demonstrating that he has a good heart and is willing to stand up for his friends. So readers can forgive him for verbally ripping people apart from time to time. Hehehe! In the story, ″Shelter″, I have a young character named ′Preston′, who′s comical presence comes from his innocence and naivete. It′s offbeat and weird, but he′s too adorable to do much more than shake your head and think, ″Ok...whatever, kid.″ Having characters that you can put in charge of bringing some light to a dark situation can sometimes make them a crowd favorite. As long as you don′t overdo it. You don′t want to make them into a total cartoon. The need to feel like real people, just with a comic side to them. If you′re adding humor to a story, and don′t have that comic relief character to work with, sometimes the situation itself is funny enough. Ever had your mom walk in on you while you were masturbating? Hehehe, NOT so funny when it′s happening to you! But having it happen to a fictional character in your story? There′s some comedic gold in there somewhere. Ever slip up and something stupid to someone you were head over heels in love with? Ever get a cramp in your leg during sex? Ever trip over your own feet and have a complete spill right in front of the object of your affections? Love makes us do crazy things sometimes. And if you′re able to view it from the outside, you can find the humor in some of our biggest romance failures...and bring them to your story in ways that are just as entertaining as they are refreshing. The one thing you don′t want to do is have the humor take away from the dramatic moments and serious situations that you might be writing about. Like I said, you have to pick your moments. If you have a suicidal teen, crying his eyes out, and holding a razor blade to his wrist...that′s obviously not a place for a joke. Don′t try to inject humor when two best friends are locked in a terrible shouting match, or in the center of an abusive relationship. I mean, this seems self explanatory, but you have to be careful and make sure that you′re paying attention to what′s going on in the story at that particular moment. When you use humor, it takes center stage. Every time. So don′t use it during a scene when some other emotion or situation is supposed to be the focus. The humor will undercut everything and you will lose the tone that you created for that particular scene. So it CAN work against you if you try to force it. Only do it when it feels natural. Now, I get it...not everybody thinks of themselves as being ′funny′. But you really don′t have to be a comedian to add humor to your stories. It can be very subtle. It can come from insecurity or awkwardness or outbursts of unexpected joy. Express yourself in the best way that you know how. Those awkward moments are something that we can all laugh at, because we can all relate. We remember. And looking back...hehehe, I wouldn′t change a thing. So never feel pressured to take the fun and humor out of your projects. Choose your moments wisely. And have some fun. Your readers will appreciate it. Even the ones looking for something darker. The dark side can be funny too.
  3. March came in like a lion, and it's still roaring down on us. The world is in an uproar, and if you're not affected by the current happenings, well... you're one of a very rare, lucky few. But the joy of GA is that you can escape into many different worlds through the stories if you just need to get away. How about this one? Did you read Elixir by @Comicality this month? You can share your thoughts below, but first, enjoy this interview with him! If you were an animal, what would you be? I've always loved panthers! I don't know why, hehehe, but a giant, velvety, black cat, with bright eyes? I always thought that was so cool! What do you like to do when you’re not writing? I'm REALLY into movies! I always have been, ever since I was little! I never get enough of them. The stories that people can tell with cinema just fascinates me. I also love reading books, and video games too. But all for the same reason. The 'story' aspect of it all is what draws me in. What’s one location you’d love to go to research for a story? I think New Orleans would be my number one spot. There is so much history there, and classic places that were left just the way they were built. Plus, the whole paranormal vibe is something that I've always been interested in as well. So the ghosts and magic and dark lore surrounding that area is a big thing for me. I've never been to New Orleans, but I would LOVE to go someday in the future! If you had to only work on one project for the next year... what would it be? Hmmm, it's hard to pick just one. But, if I had to choose, I think it would be the "Pak Rats" series that I've been putting together. I'm really excited about it. It's sort of tied in to the "Gone From Daylight" vampire series, but it is a big story involving the vampire mafia, and it's based on the whole Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack era. Every character will have their own book (Frank, Sammy, Dean, Peter, and Joey) and then they'll all come together in the final book. So I look forward to making that whole thing a reality. It's so much fun writing those! Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? I think the hardest part of writing stories is patience. Because I always see all of my work as a whole, and there are certain points that I want to hit and parts of the story that I want to dive right into...but I think it's important to build up to those parts of the story, and give them some meaning. Even though I want, so badly, to just jump in and write the 'exciting' parts. Hehehe! So I had to teach myself to have patience and build a dramatic and meaningful bubble around those milestone moments in a story so that they can have a bigger impact. Do you have a favorite among the stories you’ve written? My favorites actually change with my mood when I'm writing. And I'm a moody person, hehehe, so that never stays stable. I love writing happy stories when I'm happy, I love writing sad stories when I'm sad, and I love writing horny stories when I'm horny. I guess it all depends on who I am that day. Did something specific inspire you to write Elixir? Nothing that happened to me, specifically. I think it was just the idea of...what if your biggest wish actually came true, and you weren't ready for the consequences that came along with it? You know? Like, if you just fancied somebody because they were cute, but didn't really know who they were on the inside...what would an obsessive love affair involving them be like? It's that old story of someone getting everything that they think they want, and not expecting a downside to that situation. So, "Elixir" is basically just a 'be careful what you wish for' story. Do you consider Elixir a romance or a horror story? I think more horror/thriller than romance. To me, romance takes time to grow. It's not just a matter of 'want'. And this story is all about 'want', and barely about 'love'. You have a two people that just want each other, no matter what, and have decided to go to great extents to make that happen. But there really isn't a 'romance' going on there. It's just instant gratification. I really wanted that to come through in the storytelling. Just what would the warning say if there was one included in the book Terrance used? Did he just ignore it? I'd say that any book of magic would basically stress the idea of there being good and pure intentions by the user. It's all about balance. If you're casting a spell for selfish reasons, it will not end well for you. Period. Hehehe! The more you give, the more receive. The more you 'take' for yourself...the more will be taken from you in the end. So be careful. Can you sum up this story in one sentence? Hmmm..."Love will come from love of yourself, so don't force it." Don't forget to share your thoughts below!
  4. How's 2020 treating you so far? Hopefully a little better than the ups and downs faced by the characters in the story featured in this month's CSR blog... Elixir by Comicality. We all know teens have strong emotions, but this strong...? Elixir by @Comicality Length: 7,221 Description: Young Danny has suddenly found himself having strange and powerful feelings for another boy for the very first time. He's never experienced any homoerotic feelings before...but one day, out of the blue...it was like he couldn't live without him. Almost as if a 'spell' had been cast upon him. So the real question is...why is he feeling this way? What does he plan to do about it? And... ...Just how deep do those feelings go? A Reader said: very exhilarating to start off, kept you reading more ~ Tsukihana Don't forget to come back and share your thoughts about the story on Monday, March 30th!
  5. I’ve been doodling @Comicality inspired art with my graphics stuff. This one is one I did for my Synthwave group on Facebook, hence the neon. If you can’t tell, this one is for Arcade Junkie.

    © Michael DuMonte

  6. The Music of the Darkness ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Daylight Goodbye (Message to Bears) – General Theme for ‘Gone From Daylight’ Genesis (Nightcrawler) – In The Beginning Was . . . Justin Blackwater (Rain Tree Crow/David Sylvian) – The Dark Waters of a Troubled Soul Waiting For The Night (Depeche Mode) – Taryn’s Watchful Waiting At Night (The Cure) – Navy Pier at Night Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven/Dark Music Specialists) – The Moon, the Lake, and Blessed Oblivion Ocean Eyes (Flawes) – Justin Through Taryn’s Green Eyes Green Eyes (Daniel Ferri / Coldplay) – Taryn Through Justin’s Ocean Eyes A Strange Kind Of Love (Peter Murphy) – True Love In The Darkness Join Me In Death (Him) – Taryn’s Dark Gift The Last Sunset (The Unfinished) – Justin Spends His Last Day Take A Picture (Filter) – Reborn in Darkness Lost Boys and Girls Club (Dum Dum Girls) - Justin’s New Family In Darkness Shadows On Your Side (Duran Duran) – Adventures In The Night All Night Long (Peter Murphy) – Half-Lifes In The City Memphisto (Depeche Mode) – Comicality’s Theme Assimilate (Skinny Puppy) – Fighting To Survive This Dark New World The Same Deep Water As You – Justin’s Plaintive Appeal To Understand Demons (Gavin Mikhail / Imagine Dragons) – Justin’s Distance In Fear Time After Time (Taryn Southern / Cyndi Lauper) – Taryn’s Guiding Love Lovesong (The Cure) – Justin and Taryn and the Wrist Bonds Some Sort Of Paradise (Robin Guthrie) – When Every Time is the First Time If I Lost You (Shiny Toy Guns) – Justin’s Unbearable Dreaming Kill Of The Night (Gin Wigmore) – Hateful Hunting Do Ya Think I’m Sexy (Revolting Cocks / Rod Stewart) – Trevor’s Teases The Underground (Celeda) – IceZone A Stranger Love (De Lux / Classixx) – Justin and Taryn In The IceZone Heaven (Savoir Adore) – Dion and Dylan In Heaven Adagio For Strings (Tiësto) – War in the IceZone Mysterium (Hammock) – The Prophecy and The Horror Queen of the Night (Whitney Houston) – Maria’s Vampire Aria Blood Rage (Nightcrawler) – Rage Ascendant Pretty Toy (Velvet Acid Christ) – The Beauty and the Darkness Feral Love (Chelsea Wolfe) – The Beast in the Rogue Angel Long Hard Road Out Of Hell (Marylin Manson) – The Endless Inner and Outer War In Darkness Rage (WWE) – Rage Attacks The Sound Of Silence (Disturbed / Simon and Garfunkel) – The Sacrifice My Name Is Ruin (Gary Numan) – Justin’s Madness Non-Stop Violence (Apoptygma Berzerk) – Never Safe A Time For Us (Celtic Women) – Justin and Taryn’s All Too Precious Time Together Slug Bait (Throbbing Gristle) – Murder Never Surrender (The Crüxshadows) – Justin Relentless Hymn To The Fallen (Voces8) – The Great Mourning Nothing Shatters Like A Heart (Moto Boy) – Lamentations In The Darkness The Soft Goodbye (Celtic Women) – The End Of Forever There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (The Daysleepers / The Smiths) – The Dawning Awareness Embrace (Pastel Ghost) – Taking In And Holding Close Stars (Djustin) – Justin Sees So Alive (The Goo Goo Dolls) – There Is No Death - Only Change. Morning Beautiful (The Unfinished) – The Vampire Dawn Lyrics Daylight Goodbye (Message to Bears) – General Theme for ‘Gone From Daylight’ Overture Genesis (Nightcrawler) – In The Beginning Was . . . Justin The dark world at midnight Woke up by the moonlight The dream that you dreamed on that ship knowing that I would’ve waited I don’t want you to know that you have got such a hold on me Cause even though I feel this way I lack any control of me Body up, up I know I learned true love because you are someone to turn to Body up, up I know I learned true love because you are someone to turn to Body up, up I know I learned true love because you are someone to turn to Body up, up I know I learned true love because you are someone to turn to You’re the one that I turn to The world shining so bright The haze in the sunrise It seems like a scene from your favorite movie with my happy ending I don’t want you to know that you have got such a hold on me Cause even though I feel this way I lack any control of me Body up, up I know I learned true love because you are someone to turn to Body up, up I know I learned true love because you are someone to turn to Body up, up I know I learned true love because you are someone to turn to Body up, up I know I learned true love because you are someone to turn to You’re the one that I turn to Blackwater (Rain Tree Crow/David Sylvian) – The Dark Waters of a Troubled Soul I haul you in a sea of silence On the borderline of truth Hope and violence I see no sun I see no place I've loved Depending on the signs to find the road Blackwater Take me with you To the place that I have spoken Come and lead me Through the darkness To the light that I long to see again I walk with you But sleep beside her If summer came and went It passed us over I see her cry I see the face I've loved Depending on the blind to find the road Blackwater Take me with you To the place that I have spoken Come and lead me Through the darkness To the light that I long to see again Blackwater Take me with you To the place that I have spoken I am leaving In the morning For the land that I long to see again Waiting For The Night (Depeche Mode) – Taryn’s Watchful Waiting I'm waiting for the night to fall I know that it will save us all When everything's dark Keeps us from the stark reality I'm waiting for the night to fall When everything is bearable And there in the still All that you feel is tranquillity There is a star in the sky Guiding my way with its light And in the glow of the moon Know my deliverance will come soon I'm waiting for the night to fall I know that it will save us all When everything's dark Keeps us from the stark reality I'm waiting for the night to fall When everything is bearable And there in the still All that you feel is tranquillity There is a sound in the calm Someone is coming to harm I press my hands to my ears It's easier here just to forget fear And when I squinted The world seemed rose-tinted And angels appeared to descend To my surprise With half-closed eyes Things looked even better Than when they were open Been waiting for the night to fall I knew that it would save us all Now everything's dark Keeps us from the stark reality Been waiting for the night to fall Now everything is bearable And here in the still All that you feel is tranquility At Night (The Cure) – Navy Pier at Night Sunk deep in the night I sink in the night Standing alone underneath the sky I feel the chill of ice On my face I watch the hours go by The hours go by You sleep Sleep in a safe bed Curled and protected Protected from sight Under a safe roof Deep in your house Unaware of the changes At night At night I hear the darkness breathe I sense the quiet despair Listen to the silence At night Someone has to be there Someone has to be there Someone must be there Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven/Dark Music Specialists) – The Moon, the Lake, and Blessed Oblivion Dark version of Beethoven's masterpiece Ocean Eyes (Flawes) – Justin Through Taryn’s Green Eyes I've been watching you for some time Can't stop staring at those ocean eyes Burning cities and napalm skies Fifteen flares inside those ocean eyes Your ocean eyes No fair You really know how to make me cry When you give me those ocean eyes I'm scared I've never fallen from quite this high Falling into your ocean eyes Those ocean eyes I've been walking through a world gone blind Can't stop thinking of your time and life Careful creature made friends with time You're left so lonely with a diamond mine And those ocean eyes No fair You really know how to make me cry When you give me those ocean eyes I'm scared I've never fallen from quite this high Falling into your ocean eyes Those ocean eyes Green Eyes (Daniel Ferri / Coldplay) – Taryn Through Justin’s Ocean Eyes Honey you are a rock Upon which I stand And I come here to talk I hope you understand That green eyes Yeah the spotlight, shines upon you And how could anybody deny you, Boy I came here with a load And it feels so much lighter Now that I met you And honey you should know That I could never go on without you Green eyes Honey you are the sea Upon which I float And I came here to talk I think you should know That green eyes You're the one that I wanted to find And anyone who tried to deny you Must be out of their mind Because I came here with a load And it feels so much lighter Since I met you And honey you should know That I could never go on without you Green eyes Green eyes Oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh Honey you are the rock Upon which I stand A Strange Kind Of Love (Peter Murphy) – True Love In The Darkness A strange kind of love A strange kind of feeling Swims through your eyes And like the doors To a wide vast dominion They open to your prize This is no terror ground Or place for the rage No broken hearts White wash lies Just a taste for the truth Perfect taste choice and meaning A look into your eyes Blind to the gemstone alone A smile from a frown circles round Should he stay or should he go Let him shout a rage so strong A rage that knows no right or wrong And take a little piece of you There is no middle ground Or that's how it seems For us to walk or to take Instead we tumble down Either side left or right To love or to hate Join Me In Death (Him) – Taryn’s Dark Gift Baby join me in death We are so young Our lives have just begun That's already we are considering Escape from this world And we've waited for so long For this moment to come Was so anxious to be together Together in death Oh oh oh Would you die tonight for love? Baby join me in death Would you die? Baby join me in death Would you die tonight for love? Baby join me in death This world is so cruel Placing we're here only to lose So before life tears us apart, let Death bless me with you Oh oh oh Would you die tonight for love? Baby join me in death So would you die? Baby join me in death Would you die tonight for love? Baby join me in death Join me in death oh oh oh This life ain't worth living. Join me, join me, join me, Join me, join me, join me This life ain't worth living Oh oh oh Would you die tonight for love? Baby join me in death So would you die? Baby join me in death Would you die tonight for love? Baby join me in death Baby join me in death. The Last Sunset (The Unfinished) – Justin Spends His Last Day Emotional Instrumental Take A Picture (Filter) – Reborn in Darkness Awake on my airplane Awake on my airplane My skin is bare My skin is theirs Awake on my airplane Awake on my airplane My skin is bare My skin is theirs I feel like newborn And I feel like a newborn Awake on my airplane Awake on my airplane I feel so real Could you take my picture Cause I won't remember Could you take my picture Cause I won't remember Could you take my picture Cause I won't remember Could you take my picture Cause I won't remember - yeah I don't believe in I don't believe in your sanctity your prophecy I don't believe in I don't believe in sanctity or hypocrisy Can everyone agree that no one should be left alone Can everyone agree that they should not be left alone And I feel like a newborn And I feel like a newborn (kicking and screaming) Could you take my picture Cause I won't remember Could you take my picture Cause I won't remember Could you take my picture Cause I won't remember Could you take my picture Cause I won't remember - yeah Hey dad what do you think about your son now? Hey dad what do you think about your son now? Could you take my picture Cause I won't remember Could you take my picture Cause I won't remember Could you take my picture Cause I won't remember Could you take my picture Cause I won't remember Could you take my picture Cause I won't remember Could you take my picture Cause I won't remember - yeah Lost Boys and Girls Club (Dum Dum Girls) - Justin’s New Family In Darkness A void in my head The hole in my heart I fill them with things Which all fall apart I enlist the gods And all the frauds We are hand and glove Daisy chains of love There's no particular place we are going Still we are going (yes we are) There's no particular place we are going Still we are going (yes we are) I rise and shine And I look behind Your eyes are black x's Of hate and of hexes My soul of vapor I'm light as a feather And I bind together The pain, the pleasure There's no particular place we are going Still we are going (yes we are) The lost boys and girls club The lost boys and girls club Shadows On Your Side (Duran Duran) – Adventures In The Night Shackled and raised for a shining crowd They want you to speak but the music is louder than all of their roar With the heat off the planet's core But the shadows are on your side as soon as the lights go down In the darkest place you can find you belong to the hands of the night Promises made with a distant friend Truth should be known it can only bend to a tune of it's own Hey you'll never hear that voice again Scandal in white on a tangled vine With everybody to say that your having the time of your life When your life is on the slide But the shadows are on your side as soon as the lights go down In the darkest place you can find you belong to the hands of the night Shadows are on your side as soon as the lights go down In the darkest place you can find you belong to the hands of the night Ah, ah Ah, ah Spinning a compass to choose your way You can run you can dive you can stand and you can soar Whichever way you can be sure That the shadows are on your side as soon as the lights go down In the darkest place you can find you belong to the hands of the night Shadows are on your side as soon as the lights go down In the darkest place you can find you belong to the hands of the night Shadows on your side The shadows are on your side Shadows on your side The shadows are on your side Shadows on your side The shadows are on your side Shadows on your side All Night Long (Peter Murphy) – Half-Lifes In The City When the night is closing Eyes are running wild Then I hear you humming All night long The sign I see it Tell me am I true All I need from you is All I see This city's paved with cold Playboys buying fun Seems there is no hunter left Without his hunting gun Can you feel the light The air is wild open Oh you see the light it's coming through It's there in the distance Always offered to me Always coming over a hill Oh your see-saw smile Lasts me all night long Like a siren's curl When the night is long Now come hold my hand No bad vibe hearts Hold my hand you know This journey could be long Yeah the seasons come in All the nights are woven All the nights we'll see them through Ah no hundred men now Would dare cut into us We'll go on and see it through Belle, Une rose qui a joue son role Mon Miroir, Mon clef d'or Mon cheval Et mon gant sont les cinq secrets de ma puissance Je voulais livrer Il vous suffira de mettre ce gant A votre main droite Il vous transportera ou vous desirez l'etre When the night has come in Your eyes are running wild Then I hear you humming All night long Yeah the sign I see it Yeah the times I see it All I need to know from you Is all I see Can you feel the light The air is wild, open Oh you see the light, It's coming through It's there in the distance Always offered to me Always coming over a hill Yeah the seasons come in All the nights are woven All the nights we'll see them through Ahh no hundred men now Would dare cut into us We'll go on and see it through Memphisto (Depeche Mode) – Comicality’s Theme Mysterious Instrumental Assimilate (Skinny Puppy) – Fighting To Survive This Dark New World Oil remove shred and tear radiation vapor It's the fear so unclear man in motion going nowhere In our homes stuck in the face spread the word to the populace Yellow journal yellow journal set the pace feel the rage Manifestations of a sort so insidious off the point Simple solution never confusion sport a gun kill a cop Crazy world of weary thought so receive me had enough Lock me up lock me up Rot and assimilate so hot to annihilate Deviation tonic mess prolonged existence innocence Is he who speaks isn't weak wheelchair virtue so to speak Bubonic plague the truth of aids immunity avoid decay In the trench of pestilence the bible screams announce your faith Mutterings of death to bring suffocate a newborn thing Degradation of an age venereal it's all sensation Protect design the moral plan infallible as propaganda Completely black with no steps back Hot to assimilate we'll rot or annihilate Agony profusely stains the inner thinking of the brain Accusations clanking chains experiments with the groans of pain All prefer no one blames the terror in an animal's screams In cages our future - the answers insane The Same Deep Water As You (The Cure) – Justin’s Plaintive Appeal To Understand Kiss me goodby Pushing out before I sleep Can't you see I try Swimming the same deep water as you is hard The shallow drowned lose less than we You breathe the strangest twist upon your lips And we shall be together And we shall be together Kiss me goodbye Bow your head and join with me And face pushed deep reflections meet The strangest twist upon your lips And disappear the ripples clear And laughing break against your feet And laughing break the mirror sweet So we shall be together So we shall be together Kiss me goodbye pushing out before I sleep It's lower now and slower now The strangest twist upon your lips But I don't see and I don't feel But tightly hold up silently My hands before my fading eyes And in my eyes your smile The very last thing before I go The very last thing before I go The very last thing before I go I will kiss you, I will kiss you I will kiss you forever on nights like this I will kiss you, I will kiss you And we shall be together Demons (Gavin Mikhail / Imagine Dragons) – Justin’s Distance In Fear When the days are cold And the cards all fold And the saints we see Are all made of gold When your dreams all fail And the ones we hail Are the worst of all And the blood’s run stale I want to hide the truth I want to shelter you But with the beast inside There’s nowhere we can hide No matter what we breed We still are made of greed This is my kingdom come This is my kingdom come When you feel my heat Look into my eyes It’s where my demons hide It’s where my demons hide Don’t get too close It’s dark inside It’s where my demons hide It’s where my demons hide When the curtain’s call Is the last of all When the lights fade out All the sinners crawl So they dug your grave And the masquerade Will come calling out At the mess you made Don’t want to let you down But I am hell bound Though this is all for you Don’t want to hide the truth No matter what we breed We still are made of greed This is my kingdom come This is my kingdom come When you feel my heat Look into my eyes It’s where my demons hide It’s where my demons hide Don’t get too close It’s dark inside It’s where my demons hide It’s where my demons hide They say it's what you make I say it's up to fate It's woven in my soul I need to let you go Your eyes they shine so bright I want to save that light I can't escape this now Unless you show me how When you feel my heat Look into my eyes It’s where my demons hide It’s where my demons hide Don’t get too close It’s dark inside It’s where my demons hide It’s where my demons hide Time After Time (Taryn Southern / Cyndi Lauper) – Taryn’s Guiding Love Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick, And think of you Caught up in circles confusion-- Is nothing new Flashback--warm nights-- Almost left behind Suitcases of memories, Time after-- Sometimes you picture me-- I'm walking too far ahead You're calling to me, I can't hear What you've said-- Then you say--go slow-- I fall behind-- The second hand unwinds If you're lost you can look--and you will find me Time after time If you fall I will catch you--I'll be waiting Time after time After my picture fades and darkness has Turned to gray Watching through windows--you're wondering If I'm OK Secrets stolen from deep inside The drum beats out of time-- If you're lost you can look--and you will find me Time after time If you fall I will catch you--I'll be waiting Time after time You said go slow-- I fall behind The second hand unwinds-- If you're lost you can look--and you will find me Time after time If you fall I will catch you--I'll be waiting Time after time Time after time... Time after time... Time after time... Time after time... Lovesong (The Cure) – The Wrist Bonds Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am home again Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am whole again Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am young again Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am fun again However far away I will always love you However long I stay I will always love you Whatever words I say I will always love you I will always love you Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am free again Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am clean again However far away I will always love you However long I stay I will always love you Whatever words I say I will always love you I will always love you Some Sort Of Paradise (Robin Guthrie) – When Every Time is the First Time Sweet Interlude If I Lost You (Shiny Toy Guns) – Justin’s Unbearable Dreaming We stay up every night We fade away But now you're living in a dream I'm torn apart from the one I love Oh, my baby, where have you gone? You know I'm sending angels to watch you sleep 'Cause I'm always on the run And I don't know what I'd do if I lost you And what in the world would I do without you? I try to picture memories we made On these cold and lonely nights, Sometimes it's hard to see your face Soon, my baby, when I return I swear we'll make up every moment to erase the morning sun And I don't know what I'd do if I lost you And what in the world would I do without you? I wonder what I'd do if I lost you And what in the world would I do without you? And I don't know what I'd do if I lost you And what in the world would I do without you? I wonder what I'd do if I lost you I wonder what I'd do if I lost you I wonder what I'd do if I lost you I wonder what I'd do if I lost you I wonder what I'd do if I lost you I wonder what I'd do if I lost you I wonder what I'd do if I lost you I wonder what I'd do if I lost you Kill Of The Night (Gin Wigmore) – Hateful Hunting The street's a liar I'm gonna lure you into the dark My cold desire To hear the boom, boom, boom of your heart The danger is I'm dangerous And I might just tear you apart Oh, ah, oh I'm gonna catch ya I'm gonna get ya, get ya Oh, ah, oh I wanna taste the way that you bleed, oh You're my kill of the night Now you're mine But what do I do with you, boy I'll take your heart To kick around as a toy The danger is I'm dangerous And I might just tear you apart Oh I'm gonna catch ya I'm gonna get ya, get ya Oh, ah, oh I wanna taste the way that you bleed, oh I'm gonna catch ya I'm gonna get ya, get ya Oh, ah, oh I wanna taste the way that you bleed, oh This is a bad town for such a pretty face This is a bad town for such a pretty face This is a bad town for such a pretty face This is a bad town for such a pretty face This is a bad town for such a pretty face This is a bad town for such a pretty face This is a bad town for such a pretty face This is a bad town for such a pretty face Oh I'm gonna catch ya I'm gonna get ya, get ya Oh, ah, oh I wanna taste the way that you bleed, oh You're my kill of the night Do Ya Think I’m Sexy (Revolting Cocks / Rod Stewart) – Trevor’s Teases He sits alone, waiting for suggestions. He's so nervous, avoiding all the questions. His lips are dry, his heart is gently pounding. Don't you just know exactly what they're thinking? If you want my body and you think I'm sexy, Come on, sugar, let me know. If you really need me, just reach out and touch me. Come on, honey, tell me so. He's acting shy, looking for an answer. Come on, honey, let's spend the night together. Now, hold on a minute before we go much further. Give me a buck so I can buy a rubber. They catch a cab to his high-rise apartment. At last he can tell him exactly what his heart meant. If you want my body and you think I'm sexy, Come on, sugar, let me know. If you really need me, just reach out and touch me. Come on, honey, tell me so. His heart's beating like a drum, 'Cause at last he's got this boy home. Relax, baby. Now we're all alone. They wake at dawn, 'cause all the birds are singing. Two total strangers, but that ain't what they're thinking. Outside it's cold, misty, and it's raining. They got each other. Neither one's complaining. He says, I'm sorry, but I'm out of KY Jelly. Never mind, sugar. We can watch the early movie. If you want my body and you think I'm sexy, Come on, sugar, let me know. If you really need me, just reach out and touch me. Come on, honey, tell me so. The Underground (Celeda) – IceZone Let me take you on a trip, just a simple journey A journey full of sound and beats One that will lead you down, way down To the underground, i said the underground Where your body begins to tremble And your hands become just a little nimble The underground Now let me see you work Let me take you on a trip Where the party children are waiting And theres no concert playing At the underground Where your feet can take the flight And the dj makes it right The underground baby, the underground Bu-bu-bump, and dance (x6) If u can hang ´til daybreak, u know u r coming home late (x2) The underground baby, the underground Its dark in here, you can feel it all around, the underground (x3) Now let me see you work Bu-bu-bump, and dance (x8) Let me take you on a trip, just a simple journey A journey full of sound and beats One that will lead you down, way down To the underground Where your body begins to tremble And your hands become just a little nimble The underground A Stranger Love (De Lux / Classixx) – Justin and Taryn In The IceZone If you're sure of yourself tonight Grab a coat and a suit and a tie Place the links on the cuffs of your shirt Making sure that your hair is done first In your heart, in your mind Your love, he wakes up paralyzed By your gaze tonight He will fall tonight I fell asleep in your big house dreaming He would wait for me to say goodnight In my heart, in my head he's turning Goodbye, goodbye tonight 'Cause it's a stranger love And it's a stranger love tonight Yeah it's a stranger love And if you're sure of yourself tonight Grab a coat and a suit and a tie Place the links on the cuffs of your shirt Making sure that your heart doesn't hurt In your heart, in your mind Your love, he waits in all the lines For all the guys tonight He will fall behind I fell asleep in your big house dreaming He would wait for me to say goodnight In my heart, in my head he's turning Goodbye, goodbye tonight 'Cause it's a stranger love And it's a stranger love tonight Yeah it's a stranger love Heaven (Savoir Adore) – Dion and Dylan In Heaven In the night, in the darkest of dark We are bright, we are holy fire The light, crash into the ground Lovers with a foreign name Say it, do you feel the same? The word worth fighting for Echoes crash into it all We separate, the bodies fall Heaven I'm in heaven Heaven I'm in heaven In the night, it's a one shot shot to the light We are holy fire in the fight It keeps us holding on Was it just another game? Say it once and feel my pain A love worth fighting for One on one into it all We sacrifice the ones we call Heaven I'm in heaven Heaven I'm in heaven Will it die If we close our eyes in the dark Heaven I'm in heaven Adagio For Strings (Tiësto) – War in the IceZone Thumping EDM set to a dirge Mysterium (Hammock) – The Prophecy and The Horror Mysterious and ominous instrumental Queen of the Night (Whitney Houston) – Maria’s Vampire Aria I've got the stuff that you want I've got the thing that you need I've got more than enough To make you drop to your knees 'Cause I'm the queen of the night The queen of the night Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah Don't make no difference if I'm wrong or I'm right I've got the feeling and I'm willing tonight Well I ain't nobody's angel What can I say, I'm just that way I've got the stuff that you want I've got the thing that you need I've got more than enough To make you drop to your knees 'Cause I'm the queen of the night The queen of the night Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah 'Cause I'm the queen of the night The queen of the night Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah You've got a problem with the way that I am They say I'm trouble and I don't give a damn But when I'm bad I know I'm better I just want to get you, and turn it up for you I've got the stuff that you want I've got the thing that you need I've got more than enough To make you drop to your knees 'Cause I'm the queen of the night The queen of the night Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah 'Cause I'm the queen of the night The queen of the night Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah Blood Rage (Nightcrawler) – Rage Ascendant Suspenseful Instrumental Pretty Toy (Velvet Acid Christ) – The Beauty and the Darkness Such a pretty toy Such a pretty toy to play with Such a pretty toy Such a pretty toy to play with A Gun on the floor A hole in your head Just like a whore You wish you were dead A gun on the floor A hole in your head Just like a whore You wish you were dead In your eyes, In your neck In your mind, In your heart In your eyes, In your mind In your heart, In your soul In your eyes, In your neck In your mind, In your heart In your eyes, In your mind In your heart, In your soul Such a pretty toy Such a pretty toy to play with Such a pretty toy Such a pretty toy to play with Feral Love (Chelsea Wolfe) – The Beast in the Rogue Angel Run from the light Your eyes black like an animal Deep in the water I care for no one but the offspring of your mind Run from the one who comes to find you Wait for the night that comes to hide Your eyes black like an animal Black like an animal Crossing the water Lead them to DIE We press for the water, press for the river, press for the rain We press for the water, press for the river, press for the pain We press for the water... Long Hard Road Out Of Hell (Marylin Manson) – The Endless Inner and Outer War In Darkness I want to fly into your sun Need faith to make me numb Live like a teenage christ I'm a saint, got a date with suicide Oh Mary, Mary To be this young is oh so scary Mary, Mary To be this young i'm oh so scared I wanna live, I wanna love But its a long hard road, out of hell I wanna live, I wanna love But its a long hard road, out of hell You never said forever, could ever hurt like this You never said forever, could ever hurt like this Spin my way out of hell, theres nothing left of this soul to sell Live fast and die fast too How many times to do this for you? How many times to do this for you? Mary, Mary To be this young im oh so scared I wanna live, I wanna love But its a long hard road, out of hell I wanna live, I wanna love But its a long hard road, out of hell You never said forever, could ever hurt like this You never said forever, could ever hurt like this I wanna live, I wanna love But its a long hard road, out of hell Long hard road, out of hell I wanna live, I wanna love But its a long hard road, out of hell Sell my soul for anything, anything but you Sell my soul for anything, anything but you Rage (WWE) – Rage Attacks I'm takin back what's mine, I ain't givin' in Do what they tell me? Naw, I ain't listenin' Can't deny I was ready for this Shove it back in the faces who say I'd miss I'm takin back what's mine, I ain't givin' in Do what they tell me? Naw, I ain't listenin' Can't deny I was ready for this Shove it back in the faces who say I'd miss Can't help but feelin' like a beast in the cage Somebody let me out I'm 'bout to feast on the rage I'm piecing the plays together while y'all sleep on the way That I keep on it 24/7 I'll sleep in the grave And you can bet that Cause if you thinkin' for a minute That you catchin' me slippin' You can forget that It's probably obvious I came for the throne Snatch the crown from your dome Now the king's come home I'm takin back what's mine, I ain't givin' in Do what they tell me? Naw, I ain't listenin' Can't deny I was ready for this Shove it back in the faces who say I'd miss I'm takin back what's mine, I ain't givin' in Do what they tell me? Naw, I ain't listenin' Can't deny I was ready for this Shove it back in the faces who say I'd miss Pay attention better listen close To the knowledge I be droppin' off the top I'm on a mission so Put in the work and then you get the dough And if you gotta sacrifice it all to get it Then you get it go! Damn right thats the mind state Of a savage on path with a time frame Aligned to define fate Tried through the times and the mind games Thats why I do it my way, And I say I'm takin back what's mine, I ain't givin' in Do what they tell me? Naw, I ain't listenin' Can't deny I was ready for this Shove it back in the faces who say I'd miss The Sound Of Silence (Disturbed / Simon and Garfunkel) – The Sacrifice Hello darkness, my old friend I've come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence In restless dreams I walked alone Narrow streets of cobblestone 'Neath the halo of a street lamp I turned my collar to the cold and damp When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light That split the night And touched the sound of silence And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people, maybe more People talking without speaking People hearing without listening People writing songs that voices never share And no one dared Disturb the sound of silence Fools, said I, you do not know Silence like a cancer grows Hear my words that I might teach you Take my arms that I might reach you But my words, like silent raindrops fell And echoed in the wells of silence And the people bowed and prayed To the neon god they made And the sign flashed out its warning In the words that it was forming And the sign said, the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls And tenement halls And whispered in the sounds of silence My Name Is Ruin (Gary Numan) – Justin’s Madness When they called me broken, I knew When they called me evil, I knew When they called me ruin, I knew I would always find my way to you When I beg forgiveness, they knew When I beg for mercy, they knew When I beg for nothing, they knew I would always find my way to you My name is ruin, my name is vengeance My name is no one, no one is calling My name is ruin, my name is heartbreak My name is loving, but sorrows and darkness My name is ruin, my name is evil My name's a war song, I sing you a new one My name is ruin, my name is broken My name is shameless, I'll tear you wide open When I called you poison, you knew When I called you shameful, you knew When I called you a liar, you knew I would always find my way to you I'll show you ruin, I'll show you vengeance I'll show you no one, and no one is calling I'll show you ruin, I'll show you heartbreak I'll show you loving, and sorrow and darkness I'll show you ruin, I'll show you evil I'll sing you a war song, I'll sing you a new one I'll show you ruin, I'll show you broken I'll show you shameless, I'll tear you wide open Non-Stop Violence (Apoptygma Berzerk) – Never Safe Come close, step inside Radiance from the dying world Contagious and careless You're spreading your disease among us Warm sweat, no regret All you see is the TV set While people around you Are dying like flies Non-stop violence, they feed us cascades Of non-believers dying in the sand Feeding us with violence, we face the fall of man Believe me, and catch me if you can Catch me if you can! Come close, step inside Radiance from the dying world Contagious and careless You're spreading your disease among us White noise in your ears Your eyes look like monitors But what you need is silence And a positive vibe Not your TV! Non-stop violence, they feed us cascades Of non-believers dying in the sand Feeding us with violence, we face the fall of man Believe me, and catch me if you can Catch me if you can... So I took shelter in tomorrow Tomorrow will bring a brand new day Think I make it by tomorrow Think I need more sleep today Lets play for keeps again tomorrow I need a pill to stay awake I guess I'll always hate tomorrow Until it's far away...away... A Time For Us (Celtic Women) – Justin and Taryn’s All Too Precious Time Together A time for us, someday there'll be When chains are torn by courage born of a love that's free A time when dreams, so long denied Can flourish as we unveil the love we now must hide A time for us at last to see A life worthwhile for you and me And with our love through tears and thorns We will endure as we pass surely through every storm A time for us, someday there'll be A new world, a world of shining hope for you and me A time for us at last to see A life worthwhile for you and me And with our love through tears and thorns We will endure as we pass surely through every storm A time for us, someday there'll be A new world, a world of shining hope for you and me Slug Bait (Throbbing Gristle) – Murder A song about murder with lyrics so disturbing that Throbbing Gristle was once called 'the ruin of civilisation' Never Surrender (The Crüxshadows) – Justin Relentless Languid waves of desperation Fall before the rains A vanguard to approaching war Is borne upon the sea The icy breath of cyclones bent On waging our destruction Drills hard against the hearts of heroes Called here to defend And I see storms on the horizon I see the tempest at the gates I see storms on the horizon And a citadel alone Clinging brave, defying fate And I will stand here At the gates to face The onslaught fighting Without surrender or defeat I will never surrender With Troy besieged by tyrants' greed In Hector's memory, God willing We shall save this victory Without surrender or defeat I will never surrender Sudden silence, I realize Breaking teardrops in the rain With every breathing moment The pillars are sustained And waking hands attached to nothing Tightly clutching close Each sleeping vision speaks unheard And heaven only knows Paris' arrow landed true Paris' arrow landed true Paris' arrow landed true Down upon your heel I will never surrender This Troy She will not fall again This Troy She will not fall I will never surrender Hymn To The Fallen (Voces8) – The Great Mourning Choral music in honor of those who are no more Nothing Shatters Like A Heart (Moto Boy) – Lamentations In The Darkness When the last light is over us And the night is in your eyes There are things that only Only your eyes can show me Nothing shatters like a heart Nothing matters when we are apart We can only fall apart Nothing shatters like a heart I pray it´s you with every call I am nothing but a wind up doll I let it twist me in every way I´d do anything u say Nothing shatters like a heart Nothing matters when we are apart We can only fall apart Nothing shatters like a heart I can´t just leave you Without your smile what am I to do It´s not as easy as you say You´ve changed my life in every way Nothing shatters like a heart Nothing matters when we are apart We can only fall apart Nothing shatters like a heart And it hits me like a dart Was it over from the start Baby when you fall apart, fall into my arms Nothing Shatters Like A Heart! The Soft Goodbye (Celtic Women) – The End Of Forever When the light begins to fade And shadows fall across the sea, One bright star in the evening sky Your love's light leads me on my way There's a dream that will not sleep, A burning hope that will not die So I must go now with the wind, And leave you waiting on the tide Time to fly, time to touch the sky One voice alone, a haunting cry One song, one star burning bright, May it carry me through darkest night Rain comes over the gray hills, And on the air, a soft goodbye Hear the song that I sing to you When the time has come to fly When I leave and take the wind And find the land that faith will bring, The brightest star in the evening sky Is your love waiting far for me There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (The Daysleepers / The Smiths) – The Dawning Awareness Take me out tonight Where there's music and there's people And they're young and alive Driving in your car I never, never want to go home Because I haven't got one anymore Take me out tonight Because I want to see people And I want to see life Driving in your car Oh, please don't drop me home Because it's not my home, it's their home and I'm welcome no more And if a double-decker bus crashes into us To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die And if a ten-tonne truck kills the both of us To die by your side, well, the pleasure, the privilege is mine Take me out tonight Take me anywhere, I don't care I don't care, I don't care And in the darkened underpass I thought oh God, my chance has come at last But then a strange fear gripped me and I just couldn't ask Take me out tonight Oh take me anywhere, I don't care I don't care, I don't care Driving in your car I never never want to go home Because I haven't got one, oh, I haven't got one And if a double-decker bus crashes into us To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die And if a ten-tonne truck kills the both of us To die by your side, well, the pleasure, the privilege is mine There is a light and it never goes out There is a light and it never goes out There is a light and it never goes out There is a light and it never goes out There is a light and it never goes out There is a light and it never goes out There is a light and it never goes out There is a light and it never goes out Embrace (Pastel Ghost) – Taking In And Holding Close Figure in the distance I want you there’s no resistance Embrace me tenderly Faceless like a shadow Sense you when I’m alone Embrace me tenderly My heart’s desire a burning fire So intimate alone A sudden kiss your pale lips It’s over now I need you Like an apparition Hold me with no conditions Embrace me tenderly Stars (Djustin) – Justin Sees Imagine your thoughts, your voice Drawn by the force that you cast We'll meet tonight if the stars align We'll choose our fate I'll follow you, follow you Until I know you by heart I see you ahead walking slow Is this a sign? Should we connect? I may catch your eye if you let me Compelled by a force I take my chance We'll meet tonight if the stars align We'll choose our fate I'll follow you, follow you Until I know you by heart So Alive (The Goo Goo Dolls) – There Is No Death - Only Change Feeling like a hero, but I can't fly No, you never crash if you don't try Took it to the edge, now I know why Never gonna live if you're too scared to die Gonna disconnect from the hardwire Time to raise a flag for the ceasefire Staring down the hole inside me Looking in the mirror Making peace with the enemy Hey hey-ey-ey (hey) Hey hey-ey-ey I'm so alive, I'm so alive, I'm so alive You can make it on a wish if you want to You can make it on a wish if you want to I'm so alive, I'm so alive, I'm so alive (hey) You can make it on a wish if you want to You can make it on a wish if you want to Open up my heart like a shotgun Blinded by the light of a new sun Get up, get up, get out and get done For the first time I feel like someone Breaking down the walls in my own mind Keeping my faith for the bad times Get up, get up, stand like a champion Take it to the world Gonna sing it like an anthem Hey hey-ey-ey (hey) Hey hey-ey-ey I'm so alive, I'm so alive, I'm so alive (hey) You can make it on a wish if you want to You can make it on a wish if you want to I'm so alive, I'm so alive, I'm so alive (hey) You can make it on a wish if you want to You can make it on a wish if you want to I am no man of steel I have no heart of stone Don't tell me how it feels I'll find it on my own Never gonna live if you're too scared to die I'm so alive, I'm so alive, I'm so alive (hey) You can make it on a wish if you want to You can make it on a wish if you want to I'm so alive, I'm so alive, I'm so alive (hey) You can make it on a wish if you want to You can make it on a wish if you want to I'm so alive, I'm so alive, I'm so alive Morning Beautiful (The Unfinished) – The Vampire Dawn Inspiring Instrumental Finale
  7. It's time for the first Ask An Author of 2017! Typically this would have been posted in January, but there were a few hiccups, so you're getting it now. Better late than never! If you have a question that you'd like to ask a specific author, but don't want to do the actual asking, then send your question to Dark! I hope you enjoy this edition of Ask An Author, and a big THANK YOU to Dark for continuing to provide these. Ask an Author #46 Welcome back to another quirky question and answer session with your favorite authors! In AtA #45, we heard from authors albertnothlit, Nephylim, Riley Jericho, and skinnydragon. Today in AtA #46 we hear from authors Comicality, Mann Ramblings, Mikiesboy, and Parker Owens. Signature Author and founding member Comicality start us off once again in today’s blog. Comsie has an enviable success, continuing to churn out story after story without fail. He’s more reliable than many cell phones. We’re at over a hundred stories right now, go ahead and ask him what his secret is. Better yet, stop by his forum. Comsie can often be found refusing to give spoilers and discussing plot arcs. His most recent story is Release Me, a story with only 600-ish reviews, quite low by Comsie standards. Perhaps it’s the holiday season or perhaps the zombies, or maybe the teenagers are throwing folks off. You’ll never know unless you give it a try! You know Comsie won’t let you down. To Comicality: Are you planning to offer Cody (#NKIS) a spinoff, a story of his own? Actually, there have been some requests to get a peek into Cody and Sean's relationship from interested readers, as well as the relationship with his sister, Ronnie, and his foster parents who took them in. However, there aren't any big plans for Cody to have a solo series just yet. That's not to say 'never', but I don't have any plans for it so far. Mostly because I'm enjoying having a little bit of mystery to Cody's character right now. As long as everybody gets to see him from an outsider's point of view, I get to reveal little bits and pieces of Cody's personality and his past as he becomes more comfortable, and (dare I say it) a bit more vulnerable about offering it up. I think it makes for good storytelling. But, like I said, I never say never. And folks are definitely interested in seeing a Cody story. So who knows? It might just pop up somewhere out of nowhere. Maybe my muse will put me in a chokehold and tell me to do it some time in the future. Hehehe! Another Signature Author in today’s blog is Mann Ramblings. At 12 stories and half a million words since 2012, Mann has definitely overcome his nerves about posting his thoughts online for everyone to see. Recently, Mann has become a published author and you can check out more of his work on Amazon. He also has something of a wacky sense of humor, for those of you new to his style. His most recent story on GA is the second half of Innocence and Carnality. This is the continuing story of Nathan and Rother, a somewhat historical, somewhat sci-fi tale with that guy we’ve all learned to dislike as more and more of his character has been revealed. What’s next for these two? Before you venture into this one, you’ll definitely want to read Part One first. To Mann Ramblings: What has been your most difficult character or story to write and why? And also, will we see a sequel to So Little Magic? I think Kenrick from So Little Magic Left was one of the hardest because of his complexity. I had to hide his true nature, show his gentile qualities while allowing his sadistic side to surface, and make his obsession with Shawn almost romantic at times even though we know how bad the whole situation could be. On top of all that, I needed him to sound real enough for people to hate and not turn into some caricature or cartoon. He received a nomination for best villain that year, so I feel like I managed it fairly well. One of the things I loved about SLML, (after all the work and frustration when I couldn't touch it for months at a time) was that it felt complete when I typed "The End" and hadn't planned on extending the story. I say that, but I can't say the possibility of a sequel is zero. You never know when inspiration strikes. I still have a lot of love in me for this story. Canadian author Mikiesboy joins us in today’s blog. Although he calls himself a poet, Timmy has several items written in prose now. Much of his work (prose and poetry) is gritty and achingly close to real life, but they’re also wonderful and full of characters you can’t help but love. Take The Pledge, for example. It’s an intriguing twist on the standard vampire-master & servant story. There are so many ways to interpret this story and the dissenting opinions are just as interesting to me as the story itself. You may be familiar with After the Past, a story about how one thing can change a person’s whole life forever. For me it was a real tear-jerker but there’s no denying that Timmy can write a character that sticks with you long after the last word is read. To Mikiesboy: Since you have expressed yourself in both poetry and fiction, have you ever considered or would you ever consider writing a story focused around a poet? Are there any connecting factors between your poetry and your fiction? Ummm, never thought about writing about a story focused around a poet. Interesting idea. I'll mull that over. Are there connecting factors between my poetry and fiction? I'd have to say no, not really. My non-fiction yes, somewhat. Poetry is my way of sorting out my feelings and my world. I suppose I might apply some of that to my fictional characters but it's nothing I plan for. Author Parker Owens makes his blog debut today as we finish things up. Besides posting his stories and poetry, Parker is also posts pictures of his beautiful garden from this past summer. Most people know Parker from his story A to Z. It’s certainly a dark tale; it gets darker and darker and every time you think things couldn’t possibly get worse, something even more awful happens. But eventually rock-bottom is reached and things start to look up for our main character. It’s fascinating to see how Andy views the world and finds his own way to happiness. Most recently there’s Predator Prey, a story that I think is even darker than A to Z. At this point in the story, it’s hard to see where things are going but Parker keeps a lively discussion going in the forums. I’m still hoping for a happily ever after, but I’m also the kind of person who can’t help but root for the anti-hero. I’m looking forward to seeing what else Parker has in store for us. To Parker Owens: One of the things I pick up on when reading your stories and poems, is your love for math and science. What got you interested in these subjects in the first place? It's funny to get this question because I came to love math and science much later in life than many do. I was not a particularly good math or science student in grade school or high school. College and university changed that; I had one extraordinarily gifted math professor in a calculus course I had to take as a required general education credit. He showed those of us in the 8:00 AM class that mathematics was both interesting and comprehensible to mere mortals like ourselves. He gave me the confidence to try for a math teaching job. My transformation into a math nerd soon followed. I find that simple, genuine encouragement is often the spark that ignites the fires of creativity and intelligence. This is one reason I find GA to be such a wonderful community, as I have found the same degree of welcome and encouragement to exist here. Because it’s the perfect tie-in for today’s blog, I have a bonus for you: another question for Parker! You have graced us with some wonderful stories. But in a few, there have been brutally long and brutally describe periods before the protagonist is saved or redeemed. 'AtoZ' and 'Predator' immediately come to mind. My question is, how does such depth of depravity even get into your thinking? Writing for Predator Prey, and especially for the predator character, was a real struggle. I spent a lot of time trying to write in the point of view for such an unappealing individual, that I tied myself in knots several times. The result was shorter, more condensed chapters. I could not face extended contact with him or his business. Afterwards, I would want to write something gentler and brighter. But the question of whether such a character can experience change kept drawing me back. Can he be redeemed or find a new and better direction? That's a critical question to me. The search for that answer kept me going on with the draft, rather than discarding it. That’s it for now! For more info on these authors, go check out their stories, post in their forums, and/or catch them in chat! I’ll see you next time, with authors Craftingmom and Roberto Zuniga joining Riley Jericho and SkinnyDragon! I’m always in the market for new questions! Simply PM me (Dark). Until next time! Dark
  8. Announcing Empty Corners by Comicality!! https://www.gayauthors.org/story/comicality/emptycorners
  9. Thought I'd start a thread to discuss Lost in Question. Wondering if anyone else has read Chapter one of the story, and what they think of it so far? It personally got my interest right away. Unfortunately as a reader, but not for the author, we were left without too much information about the Dillon and Conner. It would be fair to guess that even though Dillion is a jock and maybe confused about these new feelings that have come over him that he is realizing that it is that he is gay. But what about Conner? He may have the traits of being gay if you believe in sterotypes. But has he really done anything 'gay' ? Also, we are getting Conner's description through Dillon's eyes, which maybe blurred at the moment. I definitely am looking forward to seeing where this stroy is going. Thanks for sharing Steve
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