"Leave Me the Way I was Found," by Christian A. Dumais

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"Leave Me the Way I was Found," by Christian A. Dumais

Post by Kenwood on Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:32 pm

Anyone wishing to add some thoughts about this particular story and/or author, feel free to do so here. Praise and criticism is encouraged equally, but please keep the latter on the constructive side.

BEWARE OF SPOILERS!

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Re: "Leave Me the Way I was Found," by Christian A. Dumais

Post by Shiney on Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:01 pm

Just re-read this today... I forgot how damn creepy it was.

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Post by Mercedes on Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:23 pm

Isn't it? I thought it was totally fantastic. So short and so bitter. Delightful.

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Post by Shiney on Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:26 pm

See we read these all so long ago. when i got my copy of the issue earlier in the week and re-read them...they were all like ghoulish little surprises. It had been so long I had forgotten how good they were. Def

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Re: "Leave Me the Way I was Found," by Christian A. Dumais

Post by Tall Tyrion on Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:20 am

I have the same experience...

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Re: "Leave Me the Way I was Found," by Christian A. Dumais

Post by Kenwood on Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:44 pm

Shiney wrote:See we read these all so long ago. when i got my copy of the issue earlier in the week and re-read them...they were all like ghoulish little surprises. It had been so long I had forgotten how good they were. Def
You guys are lucky. I have to read them so many times, they sort of lose their luster after so many reads in such a short period of time. It takes a good while after for me to forget them, then truly enjoy them again.

As for this particular story, I still think the video is Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up." Haha. WORST. RICKROLL. EVER!

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Re: "Leave Me the Way I was Found," by Christian A. Dumais

Post by Christian A. Dumais on Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:58 pm

Thanks for the kind words. I've always been really proud of this piece.

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:55 pm

It's also an example of Euphiction, which I didn't know too much about before we got ahold of it. Pretty cool! headbang

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Re: "Leave Me the Way I was Found," by Christian A. Dumais

Post by Shiney on Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:36 pm

Author JAMES NEWMAN said:


"Dude . . . I just finished the story called "Leave Me the Way I Was Found" in SHOCK TOTEM #2. Damn, that was creepy, and I don't even know why!"



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Post by Christian A. Dumais on Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:02 pm

Tall Tyrion wrote:It's also an example of Euphiction, which I didn't know too much about before we got ahold of it. Pretty cool! headbang

It's okay if you didn't know much about it. We had created it over the last year, mostly for COVER STORIES, which is a euphictional anthology. All the stories in the book were inspired by music. My ten stories, plus "Leave Me the Way I was Found", was inspired by the Walkmen's You & Me album. It was a fun project and got me some stories I'm really proud of.

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Post by Rhordain on Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:15 pm

I like this story very, very much.

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:43 pm

You must have good taste. Wink

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Post by Rhordain on Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:06 pm

That's what I keep saying.

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Post by Christian A. Dumais on Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:23 am

Thank you very much, Rhordain.

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