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Mayhem and mischief will abound. haha

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This sounds incredible! I'll start crossing my fingers now.

Meanwhile, an anecdote I figured you and this crowd would enjoy: Last week I bought Geek Love at the Strand. This weekend, I was reading it and a ticket stub fell out -- from a showing of a movie called "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" at the Film Forum in 2011. Naturally, I had to know what kind of movie the person reading Geek Love would be going to see, so I rented it on Amazon. It's definitely among the weirdest movies I've ever seen. (I expected ghosts-and-forest-creatures weird. I did not expect erotic-scene-with-a-catfish weird.) But it's also atmospheric and beautiful and genuinely moving. And I'm positive I would have gone the rest of my life having never heard of it if it wasn't for a forgotten ticket stub in a book.

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I've had this idea for a serial killer who believes he's a monster hunter, but he’s confusing people with classic monsters whom he kills. He kills a goth chick who he thinks is a vampire.

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I think I’ve said before, my “favorite”, isn’t technically categorized as a serial killer. But Ted Kazynky.

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And just as I started work on my serial killer short!

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This sounds great, unfortunately for me, I’m between jobs. Can’t wait to see what you bring back from the workshop.

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Oct 31, 2023·edited Oct 31, 2023Liked by Chuck Palahniuk

For anyone reading this comment, if you have the means, you should absolutely go for this. I'm already committed to a Monday night writing group 😭 I miss your workshops Chuck!

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It’s pretty wild that I got the notification for this in the middle of a discussion with my husband about a story idea he has for a serial killer type character.

The odds!

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Ohh would love it. I have idea about parallel story - father and daughter who don't know yet that both are killers

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How does anyone not have a favorite serial killer? I'm particularly fascinated with Aileen Wuornos.

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Realllly would like to participate in this! I’ve got an idea for a story that fits this perfectly.

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Could you record parts of this and post them here?

Damn. Wish I could go.

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In 1980, I was the girl at the Florida State orientation who raised her hand and asked, “Who is Ted Bundy?”

The Bristol Herald Courier hadn’t carried him on the front page. That was for local news only.

The workshop sounds great, but dealing with too many mental illnesses in loved ones right now.

Cathartic--what a word.

Enjoy the work everyone.

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Oct 31, 2023·edited Oct 31, 2023

What about if I dated one at one point already? Hmmm.

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This sounds like fun. I wish I could be there for the first kill. Some of these lucky people may even get to pop their murder cherry. Make sure you savor every moment and learn some good techniques.

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