A paper edition of Burden Kansas is now available for $7.99. Createspace makes a really nice product. Burden Kansas looks just like something you’d get in a bookstore, except with better cover art. It’s trade paperback sized, 140 pgs, and eligible for supersaver shipping, which has often been a deal-maker or breaker for me.
I’ve apparently been sending too many vampire related emails, because a recent ad at the top of my gmail invited me to check out Date Vampires, a vampire dating website. I don’t like this whole idea.
Not because they’re too dark and intense for me.
Not because you’re more likely to find a serial killer and get serial killed. You’re more likely to find someone who wishes they were a serial killer, sure.
But because I don’t think anything should make it easier for these super nerds to meet and breed. (Actually, I don’t care, but sometimes you have to pretend to have an opinion or it’s hard to say anything.)
They have three gender categories: Vampire Chicks, Vampire Girls, and Vampire Guys. At a cursory glance I don’t know what the difference between a chick and a girl is. If it turns out one group is for trannies, that’s gonna be pretty embarrassing to have not noticed.
I don’t want to beat up on nerds. I’m just going to provide some profile snippets, and let you make of them what you will:
“I am a true Vampire (not to be confused with Hollywood's depiction of such). However you can also call me a musician, a philosipher, and a scholar.”
“im 5'9, black hair, brown eyes, im fairly certain ima clinical vampyre as i feel weak and shake horribly if i dont get blood inside me, i have glasses cause of an accident when i was little, i like to cut myself for pleasure...”
“i like reading and wrighting poems and storys. i am really into vampires. a lot of people says i ijinx stuf all the time caise iam always saying stuf is going to happen befor it dous”
“Generally I'd like to meet anybody positive. So if you're not a complete negative asshole who only knows how to drag people down, I'd like to meet you.”
Okay, I do have to wonder if this last person is being purposefully ironic. God I hope not. As Baudrillard said, "There is no aphrodisiac like innocence."