To start this was an excellent story. It is also my first read of work done by TurtleBoy. The story was well fleshed out and flows with good character development. The author does a great job not only explaining the back story of the events, but also of the main characters, Dustin and Allen. The secondary characters are fleshed out enough that the reader gets a feeling of them being real people in the story world, while leaving out the extraneous information that will expand the author’s word count, but not give much to the story line or progress the plot, as is seen with many other stories. The characters are really likeable and draw the reader in quickly. Dustin appears to be the normal average teen who is more concerned with social standings and acceptance, having convinced himself that these things are needed for him to be happy, while Allen is the outcast teen who is not accepted, based on his general character not being well known by othersContinue reading »

I Like the lone horizon, Distinct only at a distance, The angel’s summit and A mortal’s grass bed.   Like the sunlit edge neither Ship nor lark can reach. Existing only so that we May know true beauty.   Like seeking the light And warmth, every day. Yet turning a blind eye from The pain of blazing beams.   II Like standing in heavy rain, Happily suffering violent Whippings, to know the awe Of unearthly lightning.   Like the beauty of the Discharge that unites Two souls, only to scorch And pierce a distant third.   Like the passion of a Sacrifice, unrecognized, To bring fruit to the whole So that the third half may die.   II Like throwing a bottle Into the ocean, a frail Parchment, lined with a Love that could never be.   Unattainable, like you. Unattainable, like a blue rose.   –Lil’ Octopus

  #1- “I am.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. #2- The band ‘Duran Duran’ got their name from an astronaut in the 1968 Jane Fonda movie “Barbarella.” #3- The youngest Pope ever elected was only 11 years old. :O #4- The name ‘Jeep’ came from the abbreviation used in the army for the “General Purpose” vehicle. Or ‘G.P.’ #5- In their career as a band, The Beatles used the word ‘love’ in their song lyrics a total of 613 times. #6- Before becoming a professional musician, Rock N’ Roll legend, Chuck Berry, studied to be a hairdresser. #7- Jackie Chan once worked as a bouncer in a night club. #8- Rapper Jay-Z reportedly developed his stage name as a reference to New York’s J/Z subway lines, which have a stop in his Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, neighborhood. #9- Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. And it is 10 times more effective than valium! #10- Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on the 4th ofContinue reading »

Gather round, young ones, and let me tell you of the olden days! When the internet was still young and many people had to listen to the lovely sounds of dial up modems, a small community was founded in a dark corner of the web. It was just a little shack out back, but it was growing fast. Bright rainbow colored light drove out the darkness, the walls were plastered with pictures of shirtless eye candy, and all kinds of creatures gathered to join the community. There were ducks and dragons and wolves, there were boys and men from every corner of the world, and there were even some of those mythical creatures called ‘girls’. Of course there was always some bickering going on among the Shackers, as they came to call themselves, just like in any other family. For that’s what they were, a family. And the glue that held the family together, the main reason why all those different people had come together, was a guy with theContinue reading »

#1- I have never really lived in an actual house before. Only in apartments. So if you look at the stories, almost all of the characters have these big sorta suburban houses. They all have upstairs bedrooms (Which was always ‘exotic’ to me as a kid for some strange reason), and many have a fully finished basement downstairs. For some reason, I always thought that was so cool to have stuff like that. “Chris” from “A Class By Himself” had both in real life! UGH! I hated going to his house! Hehehe! I don’t know why, but I always craved that when I was younger. So I put it in almost all of the stories. Upstairs bedroom… finished basement… look for it. #2- In high school, I practiced lucid dreaming. A LOT! And it really does work! But I warn you, you will not get a whole lot of sleep when you start. You will wake up ten times a night, at least. So… read up on it first. IContinue reading »

I like wearing t-shirts with messages. Messages that have a meaning to me. That’s why I have several t-shirts with gay slogans on them. My favorite one says ‘2QT2BSTR8’ in large print on the front. I like how it makes people look, and then keep looking until they have figured it out. You can see it on their face when they finally get the message. Most of them will smile, only rarely will they frown. Some just shrug because they don’t get it. One time I was walking down the street and a guy who was sitting on the patio of a restaurant looked up and noticed me. After a short moment he grinned and said loudly: “Too cute to be straight. Yes you are!” I wonder if the guy he was eating with was his boyfriend. Then there was that time at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. We were sitting in the front row, waiting for a show to start. The woman on stage, getting ready for her performance, lookedContinue reading »

#1– When two dogs approach each other, the dog that wags its tail more slowly is ‘in charge’. #2– The female orgasm actually ‘guides’ sperm in the direction of the most fertile eggs in her body. Scientists are still trying to figure out how this process works. #3– Batman, a legendary comic book character for over half a century now… was created in a single weekend. The Superman comics were doing so well that creator, Bob Kane, was offered a great deal of money to come up with another hero. The task was given to him on a Friday, and ‘The Batman’ was turned in on Monday morning. Meant to be a combination of ‘Zorro’ and ‘The Shadow’… the iconic character lives on to this day! #4– Before Arnold Schwarzenegger got the role, the studios original choice to play ‘The Terminator’ was OJ Simpson! (Hehehe! OJ… hunting down a blond woman… trying to murder her. That’s funny.) #5– Sir Isaac Newton invented the cat door. #6– The Galapagos Tortoise hasContinue reading »

Boy meets boy. It’s a romantic tale that has been told over and over again throughout the ages. It happens each and every single day, all around the world, to somebody… and it’s always fun to get a peek into the fantasy that we all want to be a part of. But after so many stories and so many tellings and retellings… limitless tales of the union between two characters who can’t bear to be apart… how can anyone expect to create that magical ‘spark’ that touches your readers in a way that hasn’t been done before? It won’t be easy. But it’s not impossible. I believe that, seeing as we’re all individuals, living different lives, with different desires and needs, and all drawing from a different set of life experiences… there’s no real limit as to how many different ways that you can tackle the typical ‘boy meets boy’ theme. If you speak from your own heart, and really pour the most intimate parts of yourself into your work,Continue reading »

#1- Money isn’t really made out of paper. It’s actually made out of cotton. #2- One of the most mispronounced words in the world is ‘aluminum’. (Ah-Loo-MY-Num) #3- Actor Warren Beatty and actress Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister. #4- The Daniel Craig James Bond movie, “Casino Royale” holds the world record for the most times that a car flipped over during a cinematic crash sequence. #5- While originally plotting out “Savage Moon”, the idea of having all of the wolves in Cyrus’ wolf pack mentally connected and acting as one single unit came from the old black and white version of “Village Of The Damned”. I just happened to have it on in the background while I was taking notes. #6- Charlie Chaplin once secretly entered himself into a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like contest. He came in third. (LOL!) #7- There were 315 misspelled entries in Webster’s 1996 Dictionary. #8- Actress Bonnie Bedelia (The wife from the original ‘Die Hard’ movie) has a few famous nephews in the biz! Rory,Continue reading »

Runner-ups At 1 Vote: At 3 Votes: At 4 Votes: At 5 Votes: At 6 Votes: Top 10 Movies 2013 10) Home Alone – 7 VotesAn 8-year-old boy, who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas, has to defend his home against idiotic burglars. —IMDB 9) Terminator 2: Judgement Day – 8 VotesThe cyborg who once tried to kill Sarah Connor is dead, and another T-101 must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from an even more powerful and advanced Terminator, the T-1000. —IMDB 8) Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows – 8 Votes, 1 tie-breakerAs Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows. —IMDB 7) The Client – 8 Votes, 2 tie-breakerA young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the district attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family. —IMDB 6) E.T.Continue reading »

1)Four common date blunders include showing up late, talking about yourself too much, revealing too much about your ex, and being way too eager. 2) Love can exert the same amount of stress on your body as deep fear. You see the same physiological responses – pupil dilation, sweaty palms, and increased heart rate. 3) The term “love” is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘lubhyati’, meaning “desire.” 4) Engagement rings are often worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because the ancient Greeks maintained that the finger contains the Vena Amoris, or the “vein of love”, which runs straight to the heart. 5) Seminal fluid can potentially contribute to romantic love. Reports suggest that the liquid that surrounds the sperm contains dopamine (“the pleasure chemical”) and norepinephrine as well as tyrosine, an amino acid the brain needs to manufacture dopamine. So if you swallow…..? Hehehehe! 6) Roses are a traditional symbol of love and, depending on their color, can suggest different nuances of love. For example, red rosesContinue reading »

For more than a decade, millions of people have flocked to Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger to communicate with family and friends. However, on November sixth of 2012, Microsoft announced, via the Skype blog, that Windows Live Messenger has been scheduled for execution! The executioner: Skype. Although the exact date is not set, Microsoft has declared that Windows Live Messenger has been discontinued and support will end during the first quarter of 2013, forcing all Messenger users to migrate to Skype, whether they like it or not. If you think this news is sudden, then you might want to avoid the Microsoft website, as the messenger download section has already been replaced with a link to Skype. But what does this mean, exactly? Skype is working hard to make the transition as painless as possible. All that is required of Messenger refugees is an upgrade from Messenger to Skype and to sign in to the service using your Windows Live ID. If you already have a Skype account, you can alsoContinue reading »

In life, we are constantly surrounded by other people. Lots and LOTS of other people. The people we work with, the people we go to school with, the people we party with, our friends, our family… they’re everywhere. But there’s no way to focus on ALL of them. Nor should we try to. When putting your story together, the one thing that you should remember is that the more characters you have, the more complex your story is going to be. If you don’t want to complicate things for yourself, find a way to narrow them down to a number that you can manage. Use only the characters that will ultimately help your main character grow and change and take the journey that you want him/her to take. In a lot of my stories, people have told me that the parents are lacking and are almost never involved in their children’s lives. That they seem oblivious or neglectful. But for those particular stories, it’s not that they’re absent, they’re justContinue reading »

Disclaimers. That little ‘warning’ at the beginning of your story that supposedly keeps people from bringing the wrath of God down on your head if some curious teenager comes across your story and, God forbid, gets off on it. Hehehe… a teenage boy wanting sex. That’s just CRAZY, right? The thing about disclaimers… I really have never used them. Not once. Mostly because I only post my stories on my own website, on Nifty, or on a site where it is understood that it is filled with erotic material. Obviously, I don’t want anybody making money off of my stories or plagiarizing my work, but as far as going out of my way to tell people, “Hey! Don’t steal my stuff!”… I don’t do it. I wrote it for free. It’s available online for free. People can come see it any time they want to. If I was making an actual living off of my writing, then a copyright notice might be necessary. But for the time being, that’s notContinue reading »

#1- Lady Gaga’s real full name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. #2- Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color. #3- In the original “Halloween”, Michael Meyers wasn’t referred to as Michael Myers. In the original release, the character was simply listed as ‘The Shape’. #4- The technical term for the Antichrist is actually ‘The Anti-Messiah’. In ancient Hebrew texts, the prophecy of the Anti-Messiah actually predates the coming of Jesus Christ by five hundred years or more. In fact, at that time, it was speculated that Jesus himself was the false prophet these ancient predictions talked about. #5- The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head! #6- The common goldfish is the only animal that can see both infra-red and ultra-violet light. #7- “101 Dalmatians” and “Peter Pan” are the only two original animated Disney movies ever made where the main character wasn’t an orphan or a stepchild, has both parents present, and one of the parents isn’tContinue reading »