A Reading From An Eye in Shadows

For this evening’s entertainment, The Rusty Nail proudly presents an original production, in which Synthesizer Mary reads from Nickolaus A. Pacione’s An Eye in Shadows.

Enjoy.  Feel free to download, repost, and redistribute it, as long as you credit The Rusty Nail for production, and NAP for the text excerpt.

Tabloid Purposes 5

Wasn’t there some talk on MySpace last winter or spring about trademarking the Tabloid Purposes name?  I wonder what became of that.

Friday, November 02, 2007

drawing up the guidelines for Tabloid Purposes V

Purposes Five is going to be drawn up but I am also going to dredge up
the reading list and in fact planning to get one book before I finish
the guidelines for this.

I might suggest that Mr. Pacione pay another writer before he buys himself another copy of his own dreck.  In Coach Culbertson’s interview posted by Mike Duran, Culbertson says that self-publishing can be a way to lose money, and that his magazine is just about at the break-even point (to paraphrase).  Pacione has yet to hit the break-even point, and he still owes writers from previous anthologies money.

Nicholas Cook, if you think I am such a shitty editor why don’t you
take a stab at editing an anthology with some of your friends to see
what happens.

Mr. Pacione can’t seem to get it through his pea-brain that not everyone is interested in editing an anthology.  The fact remains that what Pacione calls editing is nothing more than doing copy-and-paste, and reformatting.  He can’t even proofread properly, let alone edit anything.

Tabloid Purposes is a darker project and it is more involved with it.
The fact that none of the authors involved just want to be read.

Believe me, they won’t be read if they get their stories printed in one of Pacione’s anthologies.  He’s a one trick pony; anthologies in general are a hard sell, and his are abominable, yet he persists.

I learned of a book that will be similar to An Eye In Shadows — an expose book called AN INDUSTRY OF CRONYISM also contains two years worth of research. I am waiting to see this book hit the streets too when it is finally finished.

If it contains as many juicy fantasies and reminiscences of being locked in a gym locker as “An Eye in Shadows,” then it will sell just as few copies.

I am recently armed with who the trolls are, and why they’re doing it.
Being they’re a bunch of mid-list nobodies who don’t have a notable
title out there unless they sucked someone’s dick to get the review.

So, wait.  I’m a mid-list nobody?  Did I change professions and claw my way up the ladder while I wasn’t paying attention?  Where’s my review?

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Promotion on Temple of Dagon

Mr. Pacione made an announcement yesterday on Temple of Dagon about his book signing at Gothicfest, and his memoir.

Anyone here wanting to send me press materials that you want promoted at my booth send me an e-mail at npacione@gmail.com.

Aw, how cute is that?  He’s offering to promote the Dagon people.  So far, there have been no replies.

This is my first signing under the Naked Snake Press roster so this time around I got some fun giveaways thanx to Donna and company at Naked Snake Press. I got a new book out right now as some like Cussedness did was bragged about owning a pirated copy.

He must be talking about his memoir, not TPIV.  Cuss didn’t brag about anything.  Pacione, however, routinely confuses fiction with fact.

This book is a memoir but taken to a darkness that some people would imagine what was it like for me being Nickolaus Pacione in the early part of the 1990s. For the record — and correcting Cussedness publically here too, I haven’t been 5’6 since my Junior year. This is the notorious book and it is available right now.

It’s not a memoir in any conventional sense of the word.  Memoirs don’t have made-up dialog from over 15 years ago.  The conversations are, at best, paraphrases.  At worst, they consist of what Pacione would have liked to have said to the bullies who would have beat the crap out of him, had he actually said such things.

I am working to get an ISBN on this one so I can get it in the hands of a few used bookstores in Joliet and Morris. 

That’s about the only kind of bookstore that would take copies–for the dollar rack.  Actually, a better bet would be the book exchange bin at his local public library or post office.

Freebies Announced at DeviantArt

Mr. Pacione has been promoting his memoir and TPIV over at DeviantArt.

This is the new book, An Eye In Shadows — you don’t need a lulu.com account to get this one but I am doing a cool promotion here. This will get you a free copy of Tabloid Purposes IV or one of the other installments pending what I have at the time.

Why is that Mr. Pacione is always screaming about e-piracy and lost sales when he’s giving away his books for free? And why can’t he learn that pending doesn’t mean the same thing as depending?

I am trying to get a few friends together to help me design the givaway item at the event I am signing at — and if you want grab Tabloid Purposes IV that’s also available on lulu.com right now. The anthology project I am working on right now is going to be the giveaway item at Gothicfest 2007 — and this will be hosted by Scott Savage.

I thought he wasn’t getting submissions for that anthology project; he’s been putting out the call for weeks now. If they were coming in fast and furious, that wouldn’t be necessary.

Another . . . What?

Mr. Pacione has a second Blogspot entry today. It’s out of context, but would appear to be an excerpt from an email he received. I don’t believe he drafted the quote himself; it’s too coherent.

but, too late. what’s done is done. you have been pirated.

Whether Pacione likes it or not, it’s true. He has been pirated. Yesterday, I predicted the copies would be making the rounds, and they have. However, he makes it a reality by whining that it’ll be pirated before it’s even finished, and ticking off people by bragging ahead of time that it’ll ruin careers. Nobody ever believed that. It’s odd that he sent out copies to people, and when it did get pirated, he failed to realize that it was he who made it easy for those so inclined.

The big bang that Pacione hoped for turned out to make less noise than a champagne cork.

Call a Waahmbulance

Mr. Pacione has another entry on Blogspot today.  The gist of it is a screed against the folks at TODP, who he blames for passing around e-copies of his memoir.

. . . so right now I am more than pissed, and want to kill someone for doing this shit.

It is never cool to kill someone just because you’re peeved about something.  Eliminating the competition never makes a career flourish.

Do you hear me asshole, I am not a fucking failure.

Is that supposed to be a question?  Of course Mr. Pacione’s a failure.  If his stories were selling, he wouldn’t whine about lost sales all the time.

I was proving a point with that book and my point was proven ten times over with people having a high school mentality when it comes to someone publishing themselves.

The only point that book proves, which is undoubtedly unintentional, is that Pacione himself has never progressed mentally past high school.  One would think that he’d have moved on after thirteen years, but that simply isn’t so.

You assholes stalk the hell out of me to no end.

Obviously, Pacione has a strange concept of what stalking really is.  Nobody’s leaving him nasty comments on his blogs the way he does on this one.  I would hope that nobody’s calling granny’s house.  There are no people sneaking around the bushes, lying in wait.

Fifth Blog Entry in a Day

This from his fifth blog entry today (at MySpace), and refers to TODP.

I think the moderators of that board need to be lined up in a row on the street and shot in the head. Assholes.

Who would be the person to do that? We know Pacione can’t legally carry a firearm. Which hit man will he hire with his SSDI check to perform the execution for him for $25?

Fucking assholes — this is means war the fact that I wrote a non-fiction book is one thing, and the fact it is out there is another, but must you assholes pirate the book without end?

Yes, true to form, Mr. Pacione immediately makes accusations of e-piracy. The book hasn’t even been out for more than a day, and Pacione is already slinging around the accusations. I challenge him to find it on the torrent sites.

I also challenge Mr. Pacione to move beyond high school and write something that is grammatically correct, with no spelling, continuity, and punctuation errors. Nobody’s immune to them, but that’s why proofreaders and editors are useful.

It is acceptable to invent dialog in a fiction piece; it is unacceptable to do so in what is ostensibly a non-fiction memoir. Nobody could possibly remember verbatim an unremarkable conversation from 15 or 16 years ago, with a flight attendant who asks him what he’d like from the drink cart. Such a conversation should not be presented as if it were the real dialog.

I am going to lead a boycott of Brian Keene’s DEAD SEA just because what he did.

Boycotts never work. Just ask the folks at ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX how much damage Donald Wildmon and his American Family Association has done to their respective bottom lines. None. Terry Rakolta has done no damage to network television, either. Boycotts simply don’t work, even if others don’t think the person attempting to lead one is a crackpot.

I am in kill mode you fucking terrorists, what right do you fuckers have to go posting someone’s book on a forum?

At least Mr. Pacione remembered to use a question mark at the end of that sentence. “Kill mode” seems a bit extreme, since he can’t actually harm anyone from granny’s basement while he’s glued to his computer.

The Other Dark Place is a haven of white trash.

“White trash” is his new favorite slur. He uses it on people of all races.

I hope you little fags get a nice little virus with that book. That pirated book came with an installer.

File downloads don’t actually spread colds or the flu. The last time I checked, nearly everyone I know has some good solid anti-virus software, anti-spyware software, and both hardware and software firewalls, so the chances of picking up a software virus are slim indeed.


That says it all, doesn’t it?

At the end of the day, what I really want to know is why he complains that guys were hitting on him in high school.  Even back then, the kids recognized the obvious.

MySpace Entry

Four posts in a single day is quite a lot, even for Mr. Pacione with his hypergraphic tendencies.

Like I said in the book, some people don’t grow out of their high school minds…

That would describe Pacione perfectly.  His whole memoir was stuck in high school.  He may have graduated, but he’s never moved beyond it.  His capacity for projection is unparalleled.

Announcement on Amazon

Mr. Pacione put out another announcement today on his Amazon.com blog about his memoir.

An Eye In Shadows is available now and for $15.95 on CafePress.com under the imprint Broken Mindframe Books.

Whatever happened to Angry Guinea Press? Does he make up a new imprint every place he makes a book available for purchase? If I ever decide to make my drivel available for purchase, can I claim it’s from Rusty Nail Press?

I just have to say it there will be an anti-Brian Keene book in the works and this isn’t parody either.

As far as I can tell, Mr. Keene wants nothing whatsoever to do with Pacione. I thought he had a restraining order against Pacione, given all that nonsense on Bob Freeman’s MySpace a few months ago.

. . . I decided to sit in the interviewer’s chair to get some insight how Mike Philbin thinks.

Who cares? There’s a reason Philbin is known as “Pacione on the Thames.” I came up with better questions for a Pacione interview not that long ago by playing it straight, when he begged to be interviewed.

I have to be a little more polite here but the blog on Blogspot.com I can be more myself.

If ripping on Mr. Keene is being polite, then I must question his perception of what being polite is. Though I don’t know the man, he seems nice enough to me.

No question, The Rusty Nail rubs Mr. Pacione the wrong way, but I’ve always been courteous with him.  He could learn to do the same with authors who outsell him.

The Memoir is Out

The cover art for this fictional memoir is every bit as awful as every other cover he’s designed. It’s not easy to be that bad so consistently.

The wait is over for the non-fiction book, An Eye In Shadows. The 235 page print version is available now. And then the other version is available by direct link. The e-book is $16 to detract people from pirating the damn thing.

Why $16 would be a deterrent is beyond me. He’s already sent it to a bunch of people. I’m sure it’s making the rounds as I type.

MacDonald, still want to derail me asshole? This book will expose all the assholes for who they are, including the coward behind the effiminate green mask too. I’ve seen what the asshole did on his blog and he’s nothing but a cyber-bully.

Nickolaus thinks everyone’s a cyber-bully. Because we post about him on our own blogs. That is tantamount to commenting on his, in case you were wondering. We’re not dealing with Earth logic.

As for the Kody Boye thing, I am not going to say anything vicious about him right now but I’ve seen the vicious thing he’s said on the boards. That’s what happens when people get too much power too fast, at such a young age.

Mr. Pacione–Kody’s still in high school. He doesn’t have any power. Most of us would never have heard of him if you hadn’t picked a fight with the kid over his withdrawal of his story from TPIV.

Let a guy make his money on a book or a publication he made instead of going around passing around e-books for free on WildTangent, Napster or all of that shit.

Pacione wants so desperately to believe that his dung heap is worthy of being pirated. Leveling such baseless accusations doesn’t make them come true. He’s got such a sense of entitlement, that if his lousy book doesn’t sell, it’s because people are passing it around the torrent sites. Dungeoneer already proved that to be false.