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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 23, 2012 - 7:46am

How about...

Perfectly Natural - Jessica is the Awesomest

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter February 23, 2012 - 7:59am

Jessica, that's kind of an oxymoron.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 23, 2012 - 8:01am

The whole point is not the title.  Just the words Psychosis and Madness appeal to a certain kind of reader. The appeal is the cover.  I think we have a good cover and we have good stories, that is all that should matter.  Honestly the title is not my top concern right now. It's finding someone to publish it. The publisher can decide to change the title anyway.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 23, 2012 - 8:06am

"Jessica, that's kind of an oxymoron."

Yeah...not my best work.  Hm.  I'm going to go back to Undone: The Sweater Song. 

 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 23, 2012 - 8:17am

Mad About You:  The Paul Reiser Psychosis

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 23, 2012 - 8:31am

How about Psychosis on the Rocks?

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 23, 2012 - 8:33am

Inter-Department Delivery

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 23, 2012 - 8:35am

Psychotically Yours,

The Litreactor Gang!

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 23, 2012 - 8:44am

Mad Libs

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch February 23, 2012 - 8:53am

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. February 23, 2012 - 9:29am

A Crazy Little Thing Called AHHH MY HAIR IS ON FIRE!

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 23, 2012 - 9:31am

With a picture of hairless Bryan Howie staring calmly out from the cover, directly under the title.

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human February 23, 2012 - 12:23pm

Swagthology: These Stories Are Cray

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 23, 2012 - 12:57pm

Life: According to Mariah Carey

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 23, 2012 - 12:59pm

What about:

Looking Through the Shattered Mirror: An Anthology

 

or

The Shattered Mirror: An Anthology of Madness. 

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. February 23, 2012 - 1:02pm

Psychosis: An Anthology of Madness. 

The poll is closed you trolls.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 23, 2012 - 1:02pm

But, you don't look through a mirror.  You look into a mirror. 

 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 23, 2012 - 1:03pm

You didn't see the word play there....sad face. 

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig February 23, 2012 - 2:43pm

New York Times Best Seller by My Book.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 23, 2012 - 2:45pm

"New York Times Best Seller by My Book."

WIN!!!

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 23, 2012 - 4:48pm

You should give a special thanks to people with mental illness. Without their psychotic breaks these stories would never have come to being.

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human February 23, 2012 - 4:50pm

Just put

PAM

 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 23, 2012 - 5:39pm

"Without their psychotic breaks these stories would never have come to being."

I sort of think that by "their", you mean the authors.

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SurLeQuai from Indiana is reading The Night Circus February 23, 2012 - 6:41pm

Just put

PAM

 

Hey, that's my mom.

 

 

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SurLeQuai from Indiana is reading The Night Circus February 23, 2012 - 6:41pm

That was my first time using drop quotes, by the way.

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SurLeQuai from Indiana is reading The Night Circus February 23, 2012 - 6:42pm

@Joseph: Quite welcome.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz February 23, 2012 - 7:04pm

What is curious is how often pyscho is misspelled.

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SurLeQuai from Indiana is reading The Night Circus February 23, 2012 - 7:18pm

Pyschosis: An Anthology of Dyslexia

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig February 23, 2012 - 8:38pm

In seriousness, though, I like the simpler titles better. I voted for Psychosis: Stories. Be straightforward. I like The Psychosis Anthology and Psychosis: An Anthology of Mental Illness as well.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 23, 2012 - 8:48pm

I am willing to cover other covers.  Since the writing portion is done, for most everyone, we can focus on the other stuff while we are waiting for the long process of someone to get back to us. So Rachel, if you want to find possible cover art that would be fine.  We could all vote on it and post artist stuff, maybe lure a few freelancer artists to contribute something.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz February 23, 2012 - 9:04pm

Piss-co=Pysco

Psy.

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SurLeQuai from Indiana is reading The Night Circus February 23, 2012 - 9:31pm

We should just call it Psycho. No one's ever used that before...

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 23, 2012 - 9:58pm

Polls close in a week, it seems we have two leads.

Psychosis: Stories has 6 votes

and Psychosis: Anthology of Madness with 8

How about a compromise?

Psychosis: Stories of Madness

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human February 23, 2012 - 10:02pm

@SurLeQuai

You can say the book was made for her.

PAM=Your mom.

or

PAM=Psychosis Anthology of Madness

It works either way.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig February 23, 2012 - 10:03pm

Psychosis: Stories of Madness

^^Me like.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 23, 2012 - 10:04pm

I like it, Alien!

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 February 23, 2012 - 10:08pm

I feel like "Girlz and Guyz Interupted: A Psychosis Anthology by the Makers of Gossip Girl" is really what the market wants though.

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter February 23, 2012 - 10:15pm

I'm for Danny's suggestion.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz February 23, 2012 - 10:20pm

Me too.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 February 23, 2012 - 10:23pm

The Charlie Sheen 8 gram rock adventures.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies February 23, 2012 - 10:25pm

i like it. Psychosis: Stories of Madness works for me. 

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 23, 2012 - 10:38pm

Yay!!!  Compromise.

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enough from Indiana is reading Warmed and Bound February 23, 2012 - 11:57pm

I like too!

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. February 24, 2012 - 12:09am

I could get behind that.

Compromise wins out again!

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin February 24, 2012 - 1:17am

How about...

Perfectly Natural - Jessica is the Awesomest

For some reason I prefer "Puppet Show, and also some other stories."

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But compromise works for me, Stories of Madness sounds cool. I get this retro vibe from the word "Stories," but thats neither necesarrily a bad thing or a universal one, it might be too late at night for me to evaluate such matters but in any event I am onboard with that.

The whole idea of deciding this in poll form was doomed from the start, wasn't it?

 

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Flaminia Ferina from Umbria is reading stuff February 24, 2012 - 4:14am

Not to be a butthurt here.

Or maybe just yes, why in hell when I say something it gets overlooked, and then when Danny says the same everybody is like, Wow, awesome!!

I mean I'm a woman and most of the time a foreigner too, so I'm used in not getting credited for shit. And this ting has its upsides too, like, I do ugly stuff and nodody sees it and when Danny passes by they'll tell him "You mofo, you did this!" and everybody will be like "yeah, it must have been Danny, it's always him!"

In short, thanks for protecting me, but I don't need protection. And now I'm getting all paranoid and stuff, I'm not only feeling just a woman and a foreigner, but also a dopey and a mental patient nobody wants to speak with.

Sorry, I think I'm identifying myself with my psycho story too much. Or it is identifying with me. I don't know anymore. I DON'T KNOW ANYMOHOHORE!!!! sigh.

 
 
Shat your pants? ;) just kidding. In fact, I'm a ninja. Shhhh.. And I love being a woman, and a foreigner, and a dopey, and a mental. It's fun, when you're a ninja too. And a pirate. Oh, whatever. Loves you.
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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 24, 2012 - 6:16am

I agree with Danny.

 

 

 

uh, okay...

 

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Flaminia Ferina from Umbria is reading stuff February 24, 2012 - 6:25am

I agreed with Danny before it was cool.

New title:

Psychosis: NOT a hipster anthology.

(for the record)

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 24, 2012 - 6:38am

New title:

Psychosis:  Flaminia Was Treated Dismissively and Lost Her Shit

Other new title:

Danny:  Not Necessarily All That - Give Flaminia Her Due

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Flaminia Ferina from Umbria is reading stuff February 24, 2012 - 6:56am

Just

Psychosis: Flaminia Lost Her Shit.

So musical.