Ben's Not Writing

Occasional blog of Ben Walker, occasional writer. Constantly distracted by books, the internet, movies, videogames, cooking...

Despite all this, I've written one body horror book - MELT - which you can buy online if you like (Amazon, B&N, iTunes).

If you’re not watching Street Trash for Halloween this year, I don’t think we can be friends.
thecreaturesclaw:

The Stuff (1985)

thecreaturesclaw:

The Stuff (1985)

mykillyvalentine:

Alien. Robot. Gorilla. He is all of these things, and none of them. He is miscellaneous. He is Robot Monster.

mykillyvalentine:

Alien. Robot. Gorilla. He is all of these things, and none of them. He is miscellaneous. He is Robot Monster.

gravesandghouls:

Yvonne De Carlo (AKA Lily Munster) c. 1940s

gravesandghouls:

Yvonne De Carlo (AKA Lily Munster) c. 1940s

(via goregirlsdungeon)

theparisreview:

Encouraging news for all who let their modifiers dangle: “A stickler insists that we never let a participle dangle, that you can’t say, ‘Turning the corner, a beautiful view awaited me’ … But if you look either at the history of great writing and language as it’s been used by its exemplary stylists, you find that they use dangling modifiers all the time. And if you look at the grammar of English you find that there is no rule that prohibits a dangling modifier … it was pretty much pulled out of thin air by one usage guide a century ago and copied into every one since.”
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

theparisreview:

Encouraging news for all who let their modifiers dangle: “A stickler insists that we never let a participle dangle, that you can’t say, ‘Turning the corner, a beautiful view awaited me’ … But if you look either at the history of great writing and language as it’s been used by its exemplary stylists, you find that they use dangling modifiers all the time. And if you look at the grammar of English you find that there is no rule that prohibits a dangling modifier … it was pretty much pulled out of thin air by one usage guide a century ago and copied into every one since.”

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

goregirlsdungeon:

PUPPET MASTER II (1990) directed by David Allen

What’s that you say? My second novel, the insect warfare thriller Colony is out now in paperback and as an ebook? And you can buy it by following the link below, you say?http://www.amazon.co.uk/Colony-Ben-Walker-ebook/dp/B00O2A0KBI/Well, I never!
Pretty happy with how the cover for my follow-up to MELT has turned out, even if I do say so myself!

adventuretime:

archiemcphee:

Simply watching Adventure Time is often enough to make us hungry for sweets, but now we have an actual edible Candy Kingdom to tantalize our tastebuds. This mouthwateringly awesome Gingerbread Candy Kingdom was made by Redditor IHaveAFluffyCat (who actually does have an adorable fluffy cat).

The amount of time, effort, and candy that went into this work of edible art is amazing. It’s beautifully detailed from top to bottom, but we’re particularly impressed by the Gumball Guardians, whose sugar glass heads contain real gumballs.

Click here to see a complete gallery of step-by-step process photos.

[via Reddit]

A Gingerbread Candy Kingdom???

ARAHRRGHGAHGRHRGLHGAHLLLAAA

ARAHRRGHGAHGRHRGLHGAHLLLAAA indeed!

“I don’t believe that a reviewer or a critic can really criticize well unless he can praise well.”

—   James Dickey (via theparisreview)