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Thomas Duder, Author of the Things

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Poetry, novels, screenplay and more! Thomas Duder, Author of the Things is figuratively and literally author of several formats of literature, adding to his resume in order to further express his artistic sense of violence, action sequences, and witty dialogue.

Musician

Lyricist as well as vocalist, Thomas Duder debuted with his heavy metal/hard rock/punk band Anubis Unit (as "JDW: CONQUEROR OF HELL AND PRELATE OF HEAVEN") in their first fully produced album, "Internet Terrorists." Responsible for the majority of the lyrics as well as the backstory and updated free novella offering, The Book of Brocephalus.

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Adding game designer as well as marketing and media juggernaut to his impressive array of titles and accomplishments, Thomas Duder, Author of the Things, strives to find the balance between artistic and fiscal. Come - The Work awaits you!







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The Generalist

Because you cannot read about people being punched in the face enough!


Action Adventure, Urban Fantasy!
Monsters, Magic, Misfits, Mayhem, Martial Artists, and Misfits!
Come explore a Neo-Los Angeles of near tomorrow (20XX), replete with wondrous adventures and the kind of fist to face action you crave!

The Omnibus Generalis
Volume 1

Behold the first four collected works from the bone-breaking, face-smashing action adventure, urban fantasy series, The Generalist!

Alongside Taboos 0-3, be prepared to enjoy three brand new short stories, a "fairy tale" of a novella, and more!

The Omnibus Generalis Volume 1 Because you have acquired the impeccable taste for reading about people being punched in the face...and it's not that you've had enough.

You simply want MORE!



Taboo X:
Cliche of Memories

A bathtub full of blood and a head empty of memories. While I'm pretty certain that's not the normal way that I wake up on a daily basis, it's certainly how THIS day starts!

From there it's a hop, skip, and a jump into more crap than I'm fairly certain I can handle. Fighting my way through a city full of magic and monsters, and doing my damndest to figure out who and, possibly, what I am.

'Cept I don't know if I'm ready for that or not.



Taboo 0:
Double Feature Show

Waking up in a bathtub full of blood and a head empty of memories is certainly not the typical morning for an average person. Frank Todd, however, is anything but an average person. Follow along as he fights his way through the city of Neo Los Angeles encountering friend and foe alike in his quest to find out who and what he is. Many strange revelations await him, and he's about to learn exactly how strange it gets for The Generalist!

Come take a wild ride through a Neo Los Angeles of tomorrow! Monsters, magic, martial artists, catgirls, and more misfits await you. Follow the misadventures of The Shop as they take on all challengers with a bizarre variety of attacks and allies in this action adventure, urban fantasy run amok.



Taboo 1:
Double Down

Work is never over for the shopkeepers. This time they're dealing with a two-pronged assault, with assassins from the outside and employees on strike from within. Top it off with Frank getting arrested and a war brewing in the streets and you have a recipe for absolute mayhem. Naturally, for the Shop, it's just another Monday and the Shopkeepers are out of patience and coffee alike. Once the war hits, it looks like they're gonna hafta pull out all the stops and bust out their best combined attacks to rise above it all.

Join them as more of the inner workings of The Shop are revealed, not to mention the more sinister sides of the fun-loving and violence-prone duo as they delve into more mischief, mayhem, and magic while taking on all challengers with bad humor and rude charm.



Taboo 2:
Angle of the Angels

BACKGROUND: You're the most powerful banker on the face of the planet, having survived the Corporate Wars that followed the Havoc of 2012. You're the high priest of a legal, necromantic Higher god who enjoys power, wealth and fame yet you retain a humility and genteel attitude towards everyone, high born or low.

PROBLEM: Your power, your wealth, your fame, and your legion of employees and businesses have been violently taken away from you in a hostile, spiritual takeover from an insane Angel-Gene.

QUESTION: Humility aside, you HAVE your pride! Broken, beaten, but not unbowed, what are you gonna do? What is the answer?

ANSWER: Violence. Glorious, heaping violence, blood by the bucketful and pound for pound more knuckles than is absolutely necessary, courtesy of your favored champions and friends, The Shop!



The Generalist

Because you cannot read about people being punched in the face enough!

Action Adventure, Urban Fantasy!

Monsters, Magic, Misfits, Mayhem, Martial Artists, and Misfits!

Come explore a Neo-Los Angeles of near tomorrow (20XX), replete with wondrous adventures and the kind of fist to face action you crave!

Killer 13

If you enjoy "weird," violent literature then you should find this short story series to be JUST what you're looking for!


Follow the gory adventures of a marauding, murderous madman set adrift in a strange quest in a broken world of eternal desert sands, monstrous interdimensional beings, and everlasting hunger. The sands to pluck at the flesh, the sky to rend the soul. All must be struck down, all must be food for the clever Cleaver and the nameless madman known to the straggling survivors as "Killer 13."

The world is broken

Behold the first four collected works from the bone-breaking, face-smashing action adventure, urban fantasy series, The Generalist!

All that exists lives only to feed on everything else. The sun, the eternal sands of this desert wasteland world, the very air is out to devour you.

Walking throughout such wicked horrors is the slayer, the murderer, the madman primeval.

His name is 13, the same as the smoldering brand on his neck.

13 the Killer.

Beset on all sides by the evil, cannibal creatures of this world, 13 wanders in an eternal quest, his vigil unrelenting, his fury and madness without equal.

A wandering, murderous marauder versus a desert wasteland of a world filled to the brim with murderers, demons, twisted abominations, warring angels and the very forces of nature cannibalizing everything that exists.

They should've brought more to the fight against him.

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Minus [-]

Behold...


A book of poetry by Thomas Duder, with artwork from Melanie McCurdie.

Minus

Subject matter deals with the aftermath of relationships, the stress of troubled relationships, and the general miasma of life heaped upon the shoulders of a struggling artist.

Here you have found a tome of profound personal meaning. A book of poetry filled with raw, sometimes unedited musings and the pain that life brings to a writer.

The emotions that humans feel, the scars that each individual bears, varies from person to person. No one can truly understand the emotions of others at the same degree, yet we try and try again.

This is an opportunity for one writer to make such an attempt.

At times petty, at times childish, others as powerful as one can experience, the author's words are followed suit with proper artwork, created by the talented Melanie McCurdie (co-creator of Minus).

Do crawl into the skull of the author and wallow in pain and emotion laid bare to public scrutiny, fearless and as raw as possible.



The Modern Times

We do live in horrible times, don't we?


Find here a collection of writing in regards to the modern day slave, the wage slave, and the gap that exists and only increases between the rich and everyone else.

The Modern Times

Either you're on top or you're getting fucked over and out.

This is The Modern Times.

Sure you've heard this already: the world sucks. History is against you. The media is against you. The "job creators" are against you. The government is against you.

So?

Let's get angry.

Get mad.

Then go make a change in your life.



The Devils Dance

The Devils Dance

The Pen Is My Sword

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My Simbi review video, quick update, and BLOG STILL DOWN FOR CONSTRUCTION!

Things are happening, as they always do. My cover artist is just about done with a new cover, the newest book is just about ready to be launched, I'm still on schedule for a Christmas launch, and I'm paying the bills with a single client from my freelancing work.

Barely.

As always I'm on the edge with everything, my band's efforts are slowly but positively growing (though it's not like we're rolling in sales yet), and I'm practically unable to go ahead with many of my projects simply due to a lack of funds. I honestly am worried about the Christmas launch (the last book in the Angel Arc of The Generalist), but hey - it's all good.

On the plus side of things, I was able to move ahead with one of my projects (the "Crush 'Em" Battle Card Game System) thanks to Simbi.com. Naturally that got me super hype and I ended up making a review video on 'em. :D

Check it out here (alongside the rest of my channel on Youtube)

For what it's worth, I've also got a designer from Simbi.com who is hard at work on the new website for The Pen Is My Sword, and hooooly shit, my peoples.

Just from what I'm seeing from her with the few screenshots, it's hype Hype HYPE!

FUCKIN' HYPE BEAST!

I've recently been doing all sorts of experiments and gauging analytics, and the only thing that works is directly tagging people. Suffice it to say I'm going to be bothering more people on my various feeds to come visit the site - feel free to do so on your own, too!

Hell, check back and purchase all of my books and stories! If you don't got at least five bucks, the Killer 13 stuff is pretty cheap in comparison~!

I've got all kinds of ways to support The Work, whether it be donations, Patreon, or even hiring me on Fiverr or Upwork.

If you have absolutely no cash on hand but still want to work with me, you can always find me on Simbi.com as well!

Time to do work.

~Thomas Duder, LET'S GO!

BLOG DOWN FOR CONSTRUCTION

The Pen Is My Sword (as it stands) is currently down for migration and reconstruction. The URL you've come to know and love will remain the same, but the website's gonna get a snazzy new look (that's still monochrome, kinda dark and oppressive, of course) and increased functionality like a motherfucker.

See y'all when we complete the move!

~Massive Entertainment Publishing

I've Been A Very Busy Boy

Oh MAN have I been busy!

In two months time we'll release the next story in The Generalist series, I'll have more for Killer 13 AND The Devil's Dance, and am also beginning work on a horror short for an anthology. On top of all this goodness, I'm still on track to release the Angel Arc finale just in time for Christmas!

On top of THIS, there's also the next two (or ten) segments for Anubis Unit: The Book of Brocephalus, and while we're on the subject WE JUST PUBLISHED OUR DEBUT ALBUM!

OUR FIRST STUDIO PRODUCED WORK, YO! Check the playlist on Youtube, buy it on CD Baby, SUPPORT MY ARTWORK YOOOOO!

~Thomas Duder, Author of the Things/JDW: CONQUEROR OF HELL AND PRELATE OF HEAVEN

THE GENERALIST - TABOO 2: ANGLE OF THE ANGELS IS OUT NOW!

Y'ALL READY FOR THIS?!

THE GENERALIST - TABOO 2: ANGLE OF THE ANGELS OUT NOOOOOOOOOW!

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BACKGROUND: You're the most powerful banker on the face of the planet, having survived the Corporate Wars that followed the Havoc of 2012. You're the high priest of a legal, necromantic Higher god who enjoys power, wealth and fame yet you retain a humility and genteel attitude towards everyone, high born or low.

PROBLEM: Your power, your wealth, your fame, and your legion of employees and businesses have been violently taken away from you in a hostile, spiritual takeover from an insane Angel-Gene.

QUESTION: Humility aside, you HAVE your pride! Broken, beaten, but not unbowed, what are you gonna do? What is the answer?

ANSWER: Violence. Glorious, heaping violence, blood by the bucketful and pound for pound more knuckles than is absolutely necessary, courtesy of your favored champions and friends, The Shop!

THE GENERALIST - TABOO 2: ANGLE OF THE ANGELS! Because you cannot read about people being punched in the face ENOUGH!

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THE END!

The Mook - Version 1

Version 1 is the one that was edited down, many of the suggested camera angles taken out in order to bring it closer to a "sell script" format.

here is STILL a ton of information involved, especially for an action flick, but there you go.

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The Mook - Version 2

Version 2 is the "truer" version of The Mook. Some of the things I use for camera angles (3/4 angle) is closer to those shots where it's from 3/4's down looking up at the character. This has been used in plenty other films, and I tend to like that shot myself when used properly.

Suffice it to say, this is the version I prefer, but would need quite a bit of backup, financial backing, and affluence to pull off.

Eh, we'll see - these two are the versions I have copyrighted, but the "full" version I'm working on will have the full opening cinematic and 20 more pages. After reading Blake Snyder's "Save the Cat," I definitely want to get it closer to the 100 page mark, as close as I can.

The only problem is that this IS an action flick, meant to have somewhat long fight sequences that eats up time.

Despite that, do take a look and let me know what you think! You can always reach me at the following:

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