Friday, October 16, 2009

Call of the wild

Ok, so a while ago I was talking about how stupid it is that Microsoft is making us PAY to dress up our Avatars on XBox Live. It IS stupid to pay real money for imaginary little outfits for our imaginary little people. Then I logged on last night and saw the Halloween costumes being offered.
Sure enough, there was a werewolf outfit and it's pretty freaking cool. You can even see the guy's skin through the eye holes in the mask!! The prices are getting closer to the acceptable range (just over half the amount they want for a lightsaber) and let's be serious. There's just no way I can pass up dressing my Avatar as a werewolf. Maybe it's a business expense?

Damn you, Microsoft!!! Why must I be so weak??

This is what happens without editors

I'm Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the SKINNERS series. Here you'll find various ramblings about movies, video games, TV, and...oh yeah...those books I write. If there's anything you'd like to discuss, just let me know. I try to update whenever the mood strikes me, so feel free to leave comments. There may be some occasional foul language, but anyone who's too easily offended probably doesn't read my stuff anyway.

Free Stuff

Here's how it goes. As usual, I've got my truckload of promo covers from EOS Books. I'll be going to some conventions, so I hope to see you there and I'll gladly sign your books. If you can't make it to a con, just email me your name, address and any inscription so I can send you a signed cover.

BONUS ---> If you would be so kind as to write up a review for any or all Skinners books and publish it on a site like, Barnes & Noble, Borders, or any other major review site, I can send you something extra. I made up some bookmarks (which I'll sign) and I've even put together some Shimmy's VIP passes (which I'll also sign). Can't guarantee the passes will get you into a real strip club, but I think they look pretty cool. Send me a link to your review along with your name, address and inscription, and I'll get these out to you as well.