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My self-summary
Joshua once built a golem out of grave-robbed parts and uneaten Halloween candy. By strange chance, this golem is fueled on rejection slips. Every day it begs and it pleads, “PLEASE, KIND SIR, KEEP ME ALIVE!” And so Joshua writes. You can thank anyone who accepts his work for allowing the poor golem to go hungry for another day.

Joshua is from Chicago, was writing video game dialogue in Norway, and is currently in Montreal for his next writing gig, where he lives with a one-eyed, black cat named Raven. He has a fondness for fedoras, finds happiness in voodoo doll smiles, does a pretty mean Christopher Walken impersonation, and once upon a road trip dreary, wrote a Blues song about necrophilia. He also writes fascinating internet profiles in the third person.
What I’m doing with my life
A few years back, I made the move from Chicago-land to Oslo, Norway, to work as a writer fora computer game company. Then, I moved from Oslo to Montreal for more video game writing. Now I'm in Durham, NC. I keep bouncing about and writing...
I’m really good at
Inspiring a laugh - magic tricks - listening (I have a bartender ear) - laughing off bad things - entertaining children - working with animals - startling or spooking people - making Halloween costumes - Christopher Walken impersonations - writing (I hope!) - massages
The first things people usually notice about me
I like fedoras.

There are tiny haunted houses inside my eyes.

I am THE accessory for a black dress.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(Books) Check out my virtual book shelf HERE. Neil Gaiman's books, Samuel Beckett plays, Ray Bradbury, Edgar Allan Poe, epic poetry, Dante's Inferno, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Paradise Lost, comics and graphic novels, The Sandman, JTHM, Grimm's Fairy Tales, The Crow

(Movies) old Noir films - Alex Proyas movies (The Crow and Dark City) � Tim Burton movies � Batman Begins - Kevin Smith flicks - Shaun of the Dead - Hot Fuzz - So I Married An Ax Murderer - Super Troopers - Bogart flicks (The Big Sleep and Casablanca), Maltese Falcon, etc.) - Chinatown - Momento - Boondock Saints - Fight Club - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Napoleon Dynamite - Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels - Snatch - Alfred Hitchcock - Pulp Fiction - Being John Malcovich - Anime - silent films (like Nosferatu and Metropolis) - Momento - Sin City

(TV) X-Files, Adult Swim, Dexter, The Chapelle Show, Boston Legal, Battlestar Galactica, Neverwhere, Doctor Who, Batman: The Animated Series, Game of Thrones, Firefly, Sherlock

(Music) reggae - swing music (Cherry Poppin' Daddies and Royal Crown Revue) � Red Hot Chili Peppers Jimmy Buffett - Rob Zombie - White Zombei - classic rock - alternative rock - rock rock - classical music (Beethoven) - Mediaeval Baebes - Midnight Syndicate - Folk Underground - Lacuna Coil - The White Stripes - Smashing Pumpkins - Alice in Chains - Nirvana - Echo and the Bunnymen - Tom Waits - NIN - Rasputina - Radiohead - Gorillaz - Tenacious D - Massive Attack

(Food) RUM! And, while I make endless fun over over-priced, pretentious coffee and the people that buy it...I end up buying said coffees, while hanging out at coffee houses, and then I take a big sip and swear I can taste my own acrid hypocrisy...or maybe that's just burnt coffee...I hate when they give you the burnt coffee...all the whipped cream in the world doesn't cover that shit! Food...I like Mexican food, Chinese food, and discovered I like Thai food (I just don't know enough about the dishes yet), I like various forms of chicken in peanut sauce (Chinese or Thai). Ben n' Jerry's oatmeal cookie ice cream.
The six things I could never do without
Writing journal (I'd have to carve notes into my arms otherwise)with fountain pen, family/friends, shades (I have sensitive eyes), an eccentric imagination, a sardonic smile, and a quixotic outlook (if we don't keep a quixotic outlook, see the ogres in the windmills, then the real world starts to kill us off, slowly).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Girls, things that live under my bed, haunted houses, pumpkins and Jack O Lanterns (and how Yugoslavian Gypsies believed a pumpkin left outside too long would turn into a rolling, growling vampire � makes you wonder if kids smashing pumpkins on Halloween is a product of rebellious adolescence�or a dormant survival instinct�), and my next writing assignment.
On a typical Friday night I am
Whistlin' past the graveyard...

My week has no rhythm...I tend to bounce around time and space.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I wish I had something cool to admit having a tail or something...

...sometimes, when I have to wear a suit, I wear a Batman T-Shirt (with the symbol on the chest) under my dress shirt, in the hopes that at about the time I have to leave whatever event I’m at, someone will call my cell phone, interupting the conversation I’m having, and I’ll answer it, saying, “What?...Slow!” (regardless of who called) and then pulling open my dress shirt, revealing the bat symbol, and running off muttering, “I must shed my everyday disguise!”...

...I was once on stage with Jenna Jameson (it's a long story...but ask if you're curious about it)...but I guess that was more public than private...

...I sometimes talk to my pet snake, Lenore, knowing full well that snakes have no ears...

...when I was a kid, I'd always check behind the shower curtain of any bathroom I entered, affraid of what might be behind there, before I could do anything else. Now, I still check, not out of fear, but out of a well worn, and comfortable compulsion...

...still not sure why this website says I'm "less loving" than other guys. Maybe there was a question like, "Would you throwh a flaming jar of napalm on a newborn kitten?" and I accidentally clicked the wrong answer. I don't know...
You should message me if
You find any of this interesting...if you're a night owl (insomniacs unite!) think wax seals on letters is the coolest thing ever...or if you're an artist...or if you're a comics artist...or just because...

Gamers, geeks, and eccentrics are always welcome.