Don't you just hate spoilers? I do, too. That's why I always try to include warnings. However, I sometimes ramble a bit too much here or there and maybe a few (or many) key plot points slip without me giving proper notice. So I'd like to include a blanket spoiler warning for the weary internet travelers of the world: Here There Be Spoilers. You've been warned.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Keenedom 2.0

I was a member of Brian Keene's old message board for a little while before it went bottom up. The board was called The Keenedom in case you didn't guess that and when it went away I sort of found myself with less shit to do on the internet. That's usually been the case with me, too. I've rarely been able to stick to message boards because they become deserted sooner or later. The Richard Laymon Kills Board was and still is a ghost town. Shocklines... well, that place was never all that great and I haven't been back to it in forever, but it probably still sucks. Various music message boards (too many to name, really) have all sort of just come around my away and then disappeared from my daily routine.

When the Deadite Press Board popped up I was sort of intrigued but I quickly became disappointed with Deadite products and thought it would be kind of silly to join their board. But I did so just to sort show my support for Bryan Smith's web page. Just to get the place hopping, I guess.

The only boards that really stick with me is the Stephen King Message Board and KAOS. Hell, those places tolerate me so they can't be all that bad. I'm not even going to say that Facebook or Twitter has stuck with me because they'll probably fade away eventually, too. So the SKMB, my blog (which is more populated than Richard Laymon Kill, for sure... and I'm surprised I haven't been banned yet by the moderator), and KAOS (I was invited here... shows what taste they have) are really the only places I chill and shoot the stuff.

When I read on Brian Keene's web page that he had resurrected his old board as The Keenedom 2.0, I guess I was excited. Or at the very least I found more shit to do on the internet. Hopefully, it'll stick around for a while.


  1. Scuse me if I've asked this before. I want to read some Brian Keene so what is a good book for me to pick first?

    1. This is where you can find out about info of his books. He has this whole labyrinth mythos and this tells you if some books are connected to others.

      Earthworm Gods (aka The Conqueror Worms), The Rising, Dark Hollow, and Terminal are all great places to start as any, I guess. Personally, I'd start with The Rising because it introduces us to his mythos and because it was his first book and because it's about zombies. After The Rising I'd pick up City of the Dead (The Rising's sequel). And then it's reader's choice from there, I guess. But you can't go too far wrong any of them.

      The only books you don't want to read first are Ghost Walk, City of the Dead, and Earthworm Gods II: Deluge. Those are sequels to other books.

  2. Speaking of SKMB, thee is a new policy that is cool. They are letting people with 250+ posts post without moderation. It's pretty weird to see your post instantly on that site. They just started it Friday afternoon. The board is going 24/7 now.

    1. I was not aware of that new policy. I knew that the board was open past business hours, but not about posting without moderation. I always thought the SKMB was kind of weird because posts were moderated before the posts actually appeared and that the board had business hours. Pretty neat that the SKMB is opening up like that. Hopefully, it'll last.