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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres July 1, 2012 - 9:36pm

My name is Sean, and I'm an alcoholic.  It's been 35 years since my last confession.

I live in a northern suburb of Chicago, just miles from Great America, which means I have seen more than my fair share of Taz tattoos and Bugs Bunny & Tweey Bird sweatshirts.  I actually grew up in Iowa, moved to Illinois in high school, and recently moved back from Minneapolis; I just can't get away from the Midwest.  I have played drums in various punk bands over the past 20 years or so, and have next to nothing to show for it.  I work a dead-end office job, working hard every day to make sure the rich get richer.  I watch a lot of movies, listen to a lot of music, and read a lot of books.

I've tried to write for years, never really happy with anything, and I'm pretty sure I've thrown out more notebooks than I can count.  I'm hoping to learn some and get inspired by talking with other people who actually do know how to finish a story.  

In my free time, I enjoy long walks on the beach, candlelight dinners, and curling up with a good book.  If I sound like the perfect match for you, call me at...oh shit, wrong website profile.

P.S. I would have written an introduction earlier, but I had to go out and buy a copy of "Fifty Shades of Grey" to defecate on.   

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Michael J. Riser from El Cerrito, CA (originally), now Fort Worth, TX is reading The San Veneficio Canon - Michael Cisco, The Croning - Laird Barron, By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends - J. David Osborne July 2, 2012 - 1:48am

You clearly know the proper place to shit, so that gets you high marks right off.

Welcome! Hope you get what you're looking for out of your stay.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner July 2, 2012 - 3:30am

Welcome. Enjoy this picture. You're approved. 

 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters July 2, 2012 - 4:58am

Hi, Sean.  I know it's early in our relationship, but I've always liked a guy with a dead end job.

Welcome!  As my grandmother always said, "Stop that."

 

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Chris Davis from Indiana is reading A Feast of Snakes by Harry Crews July 2, 2012 - 5:27am

Sean, let me offer a sincere welcome. As someone else from the Midwest who used to play punk and works in an office I'm sure we have many similar stories of the ignorant white trash shits from where we live.  I understand not being able to get away but as I get older I have accepted that I need to live somewhere that fuels my hate if I ever want to write.

I'm happy you have read other intro post and have already pooped on 50 Shades like you were starring in a German porno. Cheers.

Other than that you already have your picture from Matt. Now once you receive your intro pic from Dave, questions from Kirk, and Rohypnol from Jacks you will be ready to start the magical adventure that is Litreactor.

Sincerely.

Christopher Lee Xavier Ramone Rodriguez Blumpkin Davis the 3rd

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters July 2, 2012 - 6:10am

I read all that and my only thought was, "My mother's name is Ramona."

 

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Species84 from Fluidic space is reading UNIX a standard operating system (1985) by Austen & Thomassen July 2, 2012 - 7:15am

Best intro i have red so far here on litreactor. Also the 'wrong website profile joke' was funny, good one!

Tus i hearby welcome you in dutch language: Welkom! .....

question: In which punkbands did you play? Did they have 'cool' names?  I am curieus.

Good luck around here... :)

 

 

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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres July 2, 2012 - 10:45am

Thanks everyone for the kind words and welcome!  I feel all warm and tingly now.  But only on the left side, hmmm...

It's nice to see other Midwesterners in here, it's always good to know you're not the only one suffering.  

@Species84: some of the most recent bands I've been in include Vacation Bible School, the Repulsators, Amen & the Hell Yeahs, the Slow Death (definitely named after alcoholism), Sidewalk Cracks, Wide Angles, Brickfight...the list goes on and on.  Some day I hope to start my christian bar-rock band called Victorious Secret, but I have to find Jesus first.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig July 2, 2012 - 10:57am

I always like it when punk rockers come around. I'm a punk rocker. I was never in any bands good enough to get gigs, but I did a lot of roadie'ing for local bands way back when. Yep, a chick roadie. I was real-life Tetris Champion. They couldn't gig without me.

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Chris Davis from Indiana is reading A Feast of Snakes by Harry Crews July 2, 2012 - 11:07am

Vacation Bible School sounds familiar. Did you ever play shows in Indiana? I think I remember seeing a band by that name at Rhino's in Bloomington.

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GaryP from Denver is reading a bit of this and that July 2, 2012 - 11:16am

I have to find Jesus first

Look behind the couch, that's usually where I find him.

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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres July 2, 2012 - 3:30pm

@Averydoll: if you've always liked a guy with a dead end job, you are going to think I'm amazing.  I've had more dead ends in my life than, well, something that has a whole lot of dead ends.

@SparrowStark: I'm not at all surprised at the idea of a girl roadie or a girl in a punk band.  Some of the absolute best punk bands I've ever heard have girls in them/are ALL girl bands.  What band did you roadie for?

@GaryP: I checked behind the couch.  No Jesus, but Buddha was back there, so I killed him.  

@Chris Davis: Vacation Bible School played a place called the Halloween House in Indianapolis, and we had a record put out by Let's Pretend Records which I believe is/was based in Bloomington.  That's pretty much the extent of my experience in Indiana, outside of this one time when I was driving back from Boston, and my engine blew out near Portage, IN.  I got picked up by the most hilariously racist tow-truck driver I've ever met.  He apologized if the music he was listening to (Van Halen's 1984) offended me, then went on a rant about black people (he did not say "black people") and "race traitors."  

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters July 2, 2012 - 4:47pm

You're amazing!!!