Thursday, November 22, 2012










~That Bastard





P.P.S. - No, this isn't Man-Flavored Milk.  I'm just high on Tryptophan, or however it's spelled.

Turkey vitamins.


Monday, November 19, 2012

The Next Big Thing Blog Tour~!

Well, I've been tagged in a blog tour thing.  :D  Big ups to Cyma for suggesting it, and to Clarissa Clatharn for hostin' it~!

SO, without further adieu heeeeeere we go~!

Straight outta Compton~!

What is the title of your latest book?

The Generalist - Taboo 4: Angle of the Angels.  Technically it's "Generalis Omnibus volume 1," but that's an actual Omnibus not a current story.

OH, wait, I just finished two short stories exclusive to the Omnibus edition.  Taboo X - Interdimensional Villain's Day and Taboo X - Stand Against the Heart of Darkness.

All my short stories for The Generalist is "Taboo X," and always canon.


...and yes, I wrote it as "Generalis."  Lol made-up Latin.

Where did the idea come from for the book?
My muse.  My Muse.  And it sprang forth from these short stories I wrote about this Frank Todd character, who was pretty much a fictional version of me, just a guy with a different name.

I really HAVE scared off a stalker because the reality was freakier than her fantasies about me.  I've also had a conversation with God.

The only difference between the Frank Todd from back then and the Frank Todd of The Generalist is all in backstory, lore, and it expands on certain tropes I myself have undergone throughout my short life.

Yes, I have saved the world once.  It was boring, though, and no one ever wants to hear the story about that.

What genre does your book fall under?

Action-adventure urban fantasy novella serials.  Like everything else about me, very niche, very pretentious.

I  Er, African-American, Interracial, Hindu, Theological Alternative, Multi-Pantheistic, I's just such a melting pot of so much goodness. :3

What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

This actually came up recently. :D  Michael Jai White as Dash (with CGI to make him bigger, taller, green...and, well, a troll), and The Rock as Frank Todd.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

The Generalist!  Because you simply cannot read about people getting punched in the face ENOUGH!

Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?

Self-published.  I actually lack pretentiousness enough to seriously call myself an indie author and publisher, but only because I actually have a shred of self-respect.  That and I still dream of being published.

I mean, it's fun - I worked hard to learn how to format for Kindle, Smashwords, and Createspace on my own the hard way until I mastered it.  I know how to arrange for the cover and everything, and even know some basic and intermediate marketing strategies....but, honestly?

I've wanted to be a published writer ever since I was little, so yeah.  Being published has and always will be a goal of mine.  Like, somehow by virtue of some publisher saying "You're good enough to publish!" is the benchmark of a real writer.

...perhaps as an artist, I dunno.  But it's just a thing of mine, 's all.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

All the episodic taboos take me anywhere from a couple of days to a week to actually write.  The majority of my time is taken up with editing, bothering my beta readers, formatting, and marketing. :3

Taboo 2 (and, eventually, 3) took a month just 'cuz I wrote it too goddamned big, plus I was working a 12-16 hour job at the time.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?


Honestly, I've never read anything like The Generalist.  I'd like to say that it can be likened to a cross between Steven Barnes (Gorgon Child is what really got me revved onto hardcore action literature) and Michael Moorcock (who was horrible at describing backgrounds, but great at creating pandimensional lore and multiple levels of existence vying for control of EVERYTHINGcopyrighttm).

Otherwise, let's just say I'm the first Thomas Duder.  That Bastard himself.  Malice.  JDW his goddamned self.  And every other name I'm known by. :3

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

God, my muse, my Muse, figured it was just time to step up and be a writer after my heavy metal band broke up.  Strangely enough, I started doing trade photo shoots and became a local model (I was SUPPOSED to do it under the name "Malice," but all the models know me as Thomas Duder, so...meh, fuck it)  at the same time I started self-publishing.

A bizarre coincidence, but whatevers. :3

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?

People are going to read this not for the sumptuous writing, the sensual aspects, the alternative theological depictions of...well, every deity ever.

People aren't going to read The Generalist because of the alternative history bullshit, or the way I describe the characters, the deep character interactions, backstory, or witty and humorous dialogue.  People aren't even going to read this because of all the tropes this series hits, like how pro-LBGT it is, or how color blind and rainbow'ed out the cast is, with just about every race gettin' a moment in the spotlight or how every gender and all in between get a chance to be badassed.

No, I want people to read The Generalist because it's a freakin' orgy of violence.  I want only the most mismanaged motherfuckers to seek my series out because they are just THAT seriously about the literary violence.  I'm talkin' about some seriously maladjusted metalheads massing by the millions to headbang en masse over the pure liquid anger management issues I've written about.


Read it 'cuz it's the business about pure, raw action to go with a fairly interesting story.  Read it 'cuz you're just THAT into action-adventure stories.

Hell, just read it. :3


Find those modeling pics I spoke of over at Nerf All The Things:

Find Cyma's blogstuffs at:

Find Clarissa's blogstuffs at:

And my usual plethora of FOLLOW ME EVERYWHERE bullshit. :D

The Generalist – Taboo 2: Magic and Mayhem (Part 1 of The Mayhem Arc)
Round 1 -
Round 2 -
Round 3 -
Round 4 -
Final Round -


The Generalist – Taboo 3: Misfits and Mayhem (Part 2 of The Mayhem Arc)

Round 1 -
Round 2 -
Round 3 -
Round 4 -
Final Round -

Wanna hang with me sometime?  I'm spread out as thin as a single-celled organism CAN be spread...and I have more than one cell nonetheless!
The Generalist - Taboo 0: Cliché of Memories is free over here:

And The Generalist - Taboo 1: Where's the Beef? is only a $1.50 at both Smashwords and Amazon:

Smashwords -

Amazon -

Well, reckon it's time for the rest of my length~! Be prepared, I got one for each penis-tentacle. :3

The Pen Is My Sword (my main litblog)

That Bastard On (personal opinions, whinery, my second most popular blog. :3 )

KAOS: Chaos Party Radio (kinda down right now - The Hooligans hasn't put out any new content. :/ )

Sooth(e) Your Freaking Beast (musics I find from the Youtubes)

Man-Flavored Milk (I type like a maniac and post strange videos.  It actually started with an idea at first to be an ARG where it slowly descends into madness, then I kinda went "meh" and just stayed there)

Netflix This! (lists that answer the question "What Should I Watch Tonight On Netflix?" )

The Bellingham Jerk (restaurant reviews from local places 'round here in Bellingham, and what got me started into blogging. :D )

Messed Up and Violent (my blog at Goodreads)

TWITTER: @ThatBastardFB
FACEBOOK: : /ThatBastardFromBellingham (
GOOGLES+: ThomasDuder
GOODREADS: ...freakin' Thomas Duder. :D

Sunday, November 4, 2012 featured link, collection of Bachelor Chow links, The Generalist, shenanigans.

Featured Link

Uhhhh....shit, who was I giving this one to again?

I mean, I joined up with SO FUCKING joke.

Still, I guess I'm gonna give the shoutout TOOOOOOOO Ella's Blah Blah Blog.

Ella Dominguez is a young author I met through Goodreads, and who has been absolutely instrumental in gettin' me goin' on the marketin' side of things.  Interveiws, reviews - she's made more than a coupla suggestions to me, and is currently the only person (outside of one or two others) who actually others with reading my blog over at Goodreads, Messed Up and Violent, where I moan, whine, and bitch about being an indie publisher.

Her blog is kinda the same thing, chronicling her moves as she herself goes about the indie publishing world, pimpin' her BDSM erotica "The Art of Submission."  She's actually done more than a coupla books, and in my estimation is a better writer than I am...especially when it comes to erotica.

It's not that I CAN'T write a sex scene, I can just write more about people punching each other than fucking each other.  I dunno, perhaps that'll change sometime...we'll see.  As a writer, I should always be improving.

Well, if I ever go the route of erotica, Ella is DEFINITELY one of the ones out there I'll be hittin' up for pointers. :D

Messed Up and Violent

As stated before, I'm actually over on Goodreads and I have a crappy little blurb-laden blog there.  Seriously, I write WAY less over there than on any of my "official blogs" if you're actually THAT curious about my processes as I go about being an indie publisher and such, hit me up here -

Funny story in that if you REALLY wanna stalk me, I go by my pen name there, "Thomas Duder."  You oughta know me on sight by now, what with my writing style. :3

So, really...I'm now the blogger of 10 different blogs, three of which are current inactive. :3  Ugh.

Bacehlor Chow - The Links

Just ignore this, or check it out if you wish.  Just glommin' over some stuff, seein' what I've already done and what I'm gonna do next for the Bachelor Chow segment.

Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sammich -
Breakfast Sammich Theory (Smoked Sausage Breakfast Sammich) -
The Outlaw Dog -
The Make Fats Breakfast Sammich (a.k.a. - The Fuckhueg) -
Costco Mixup (Ravioli + Sun dried tomatoes in olive oil and herbs) -
Plate of Heart Attack -
Barbecue Pulled Pork Breakfast Sammich -
Breakfast Potato -

The Generalist, Taboo 0 and 1

SO.  I'll be taking Taboo 1 down from The Pen today, and forcing you, my beloved Reader, to buy it at Smashwords and Amazong. :D  If it helps, it has a snazzy cover and is full of the action that you crave~!

Taboo 0, on the other hand, is free forever at Smashwords.

Here, lemme help you enjoy all this reading...

Taboo 0 - (as always, Amazong hasn't caught up yet to the fact that Smashwords is sellin' it free..gah)
Taboo 1 at Smashwords -
Taboo 1 at Amazon -

Buy it, read it, like it, gimme reviews and stars. :3  G'wan and surprise me, dazzle me with 'em!

Marketing Upswing...?

Yeah, I still need to prune my shit down, but DO expect to see quite a bit of reviews and interviews and the like from yours truly.  I haven't even BEGUN to start smashin' up on the interview scene, but I find that I like doin' 'em.

I like doin' 'em A LOT~! :D  I dunno why...perhaps it scratches my attention whore itch?

Yeah, pro'lly.  Plus it just seems like I get more views and activity whenever I do ' why not?  Go for it.

SO.  Do you have a blog, or are involved in a publication somewhere?  Is there a local 'zine you know of who just loves fuckin' around with indie authors and such?

Well, hit me up!  Here, at my little cbox chatter thing, or

Hit a bruddah up, let's do work. <3

The New Job

So yeah, I'm now a virtual office assistant, na independant contractor for a auto refurbishing/used car sales lot.

And y'know what?  It's everything I thought it'd be. D:

Seriously.  It's fuckin' AWESOME!  My phone skills are fucking godlevel, and I'm goddamned leet with this shit.

You can't come close to my filing skills, son.  Fo sheezy.

With ALL THAT STATED, are you a car flippin' type?  Or are you just into cars?  Then hit me up in the e-mail, would ya?  I need to go to school on a coupla things, and I need to pick a car persons' brain. D:

As is, I want this.  I want this BAD!

My New Author Page

The Official Author Page of Thomas Duder -

Go like it, tell yer friends 'bout it, go check out mah books. :3

Really, me and my friends have just been 'tardin' it up, but I'll honestly ask any question posed to me by a fan, a follower, or a Reader over there. :D  Hit a bruddah up, yah?

My Weird Health

So, last week I damn near died due to an allergic reaction to ABSOFUCKINGLUTELY NOTHING.

Seriously, that old thingamobobber is, as always, tryin' to keep a brotha down.  Whatever it is, it failed.

But I gotta admit, this time actually came kinda close to gettin' me. :/  Still, I'm not ALLERGIC to anything, and I'm absolutely fine and once again am working out on my usual schedule.

Still, it does worry me...but I can't let it worry me for too long.  There's simply too much stuff to get done, including getting these goddamned covers done for Taboo 0's debut physical copy.


In the meantime, for those who heard about it on Faecbawks or my twitter feed, I'm doin' fine and well.  My car's transmission is slowly dying, but I might be pickin' up a nice used Volkswagen soon enough.  Gotta dig them puppies, no joke.  Hell, one saved my boss's LIFE...and the story in and of itself really strikes a chord with me, especially considering my own knee and the pain of physical therapy.

Suffice it to say, the guy I work for is a man after my own heart when it comes to indomitable will and honor.

Did I mention I'm totally digging on my new job?  Even if it's part time, it's head and shoulders above workin' in the Light Industrial sector!

Contact Info

Get ready for teh SPAMWAVE of e-stuff to follow me at. :D

TWITTER: @ThatBastardFB
GOOGLES+: ThomasDuder
The Sound Byte Page (though really all you gotta do is just follow me at Youtube, y'know?)

Messed Up and Violent

The Pen Is My Sword

That Bastard On

KAOS: Chaos Party Radio

Sooth(e) Your Freaking Beast

Man-Flavored Milk

Netflix This!

The Bellingham Jerk

Legion HQ! (currently disbanded)

Well, back to updating ALL THE BLOGS...or at least most of 'em. :3  DO expect some new stuff on Nerf pretty soon, as well as KAOS: Chaos Party Radio.

Hell, we're about to give my DVR a nice little workout, y'dig?


~That Bastard