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Media Whores – a tale of pr0n and zombies in a post-post apocalyptic Japan

Posted by M1k3Y on September 23, 2007 at 3:21 am

I discovered JunkDNA when Warren linked to his microfiction writings on Twitter .

He describes his work thusly on his MySpace profile:

I’m a short story author. I scritch-scratch in a little known genre called BIZARRO (twisted fiction). It is heavily poisoned with cyberpunk, hardboiled, and/or noir elements. I like it like that.

As the genre is described at wikipedia:

Bizarro is described as “literature’s equivalent to the cult section at the video store” and a genre that “strives not only to be strange, but fascinating, thought-provoking, and, above all, fun to read.”

Which is fair description of JunkDNA’s writing. Racey – and not for the faint of heart or easily offended.

Writing for the Twitter audience, each sentence delivers a vivid scene.
Very vivid usually. Often combining sex, gore, horror and scifi elements in one or two sentences. Just the way to make an impact in 140 characters or less.

After commenting on his MySpace blog, I won a copy of his latest release, Media Whores – a tale of pr0n and zombies in a post-post apocalyptic Japan. I’ve elected to quote one his funnier passages, that had me lol’ing on the train this arvo:

“They move surprisingly well for being jerkied peeps.”

“Cloud-seed based basting”, Kurara thrusts her chin at the sky. “Seals the flavor in. Keeps them juicy.”

“And whats keeping them back?”

“Music barrier. Geosync radio station beams down a hideous rain of directional boy-bop pop.”

I grimace as a bad taste like someone’s unwashed fundoshi coats my brain in a long lost and best-forgotten cultural meme.

“Wasn’t that genre outlawed?” I cock her a look.

“Along with breast over-augmentation, tabloid magazines, and SMS-based microblogging. As weapons of mass distraction.”

JunkDNA’s just started Twitter’ing his latest work, Bukkake Brawl. It’s already gotten pretty hardcore – and he’s said he’s just warming up. If you’re Twitter shy, he also does daily digests on his MySpace blog.

Keep those mass-distractions coming man!

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