Friday, April 24, 2020

Tales From The Banks Of The Mighty Mutagenic, Part 4

So what's up with Tommy, huh? The waters from the 'ol Mighty Mutagenic pack an oddly particular...kick, don't they?

Today's installment won't allow our surly professor much time to reflect on his predicament, as he can't seem to keep himself out of trouble...a cursed blessing for a vampire who's suddenly found himself back in mortal shoes again, in a town filled with mutants far stronger than him. Thankfully Dorian's reconnaissance mission seems to be proceeding apace, but at the same time, he's still got no idea where Tommy is, or what's happened to him.

And the boys are about to find out they grown 'em BIG way down Mutantville way. Just when you think the day can't get any worse...

Meanwhile, Katheryne and Donita are still in the middle the autopsy of the necronaut, and Katheryne discovers she can't fly anymore. What the hell's going on? To find out, read this week's installment!

Tales From The Banks Of The Mighty Mutagenic, Part 4

The artwork is Witcher 3 concept art by Grzegorz Przybyś.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Tales From The Banks Of The Mighty Mutagenic, Part 3

 So things start to get weird today. Or weirder, I guess.

Last week's installment left us with an irreverent autopsy and a professorial kidnapping, and today's installment brings us a necronaut, diplomacy in action, deceptions abound, and quite possibly the worst insult you can hurl at a vampire. Why that insult is so bad, I have no idea, but never say it to a vampire, apparently!

While Tommy attempts to build bridges of understanding with his captors, with varying levels of fear and success, Donita and Katheryne hatch a plan to make use of Dorian's much-maligned Rob Platypus costume, effectively sending the kind-hearted vampire into the figurative belly of the beast. Not necessarily the greatest idea, but it's all they have with their limited resources, and as matters play out, it turns out the best way to sell a deception is with a fistfight. Thankfully, it never takes long for matters with vampires to devolve into screaming matches and thrown punches, so they're well-suited for this!

Not only that, but this week is Katheryne's turn to perform an autopsy, and she learns a few things about other folk that may have traveled from their world to this new one...folk who were even bigger troublemakers than vampires. Who were they, and what kind of horrid shit were they up to? And what kind of horrid shit happens to Tommy?!

Read on to find out that and witness other oddball antics in this week's installment of Tales From The Banks Of The Mighty Mutagenic!

Friday, April 10, 2020

Tales From The Banks Of The Might Mutagenic, Part 2

It's time once again to depart from this screwy world of ours and enter into another! How screwy is this brave new world? We're starting to find out, and I dunno if the results are promising!

Today's episode of Tales From The Banks Of The Mighty Mutagenic brings us some visceral fallout from last week's encounter with the late, unlamented Señor Leech, and we also rejoin our favorite professor, Tommy, as he somehow manages to get into a whole hell of a lot of trouble while hiding in the trunk of the Caddy. It's truly amazing the kind of shit one can get into when you're just minding your own business, isn't it?

Grab your favorite drink, put your feed up, and enjoy!

As a bonus, I've included "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)," the song that Donita whistles as she--ahem--goes to work. It's an oldie but a goodie, particularly if you're a half-vampire who's been around the block a few hundred times!


Friday, April 3, 2020

Tales From The Banks Of The Mighty Mutagenic, Part I

 While on their way home from a Mexican comic convention, vampires Katheryne, Donita, Tommy, and Dorian find themselves accidentally plunged into an alternate reality following a radar detector malfunction, and they find themselves parked alongside a beautifully unspoiled river on a bright, sunny day. Power exhausted from the unexpected travel between dimensions, Donita's trusty '62 Cadillac Coup De Ville is useless until its battery can recharge, leaving the foursome stuck for the time being.

Since Katheryne and Donita are half-bloods, the sunlight poses no problem to them, but it also means that full-blooded professor Tommy is stuck in the trunk, while Dorian is trapped inside his Rob Platypus costume, which at least lets him remain mobile in the sunlight. (Even though Donita won't stop telling him he looks like an asshole.)

After taking stock of their situation, the vampires do what vampires generally do when faced with the unknown: they wanna go check shit out. Vampires are a curious bunch, y'see!

But it doesn't take long before our heroes encounter their first native in this brave new world, and--as usually happens where vampires are involved--things start to spiral out of control.

So begins the first installment of the new (R)Evolution By Night novel, Tales From The Banks Of The Mighty Mutagenic! Today's offering includes the first three chapters of this action-packed tale of hilarity, horror, and mayhem, wherein you'll see our protagonists turned loose in a world that's probably not ready for them.

For new readers, please note that you don't need to know ANYTHING about the (R)Evolution By Night universe to read and understand what's going on here...this tale is a full-on standalone, and everything you'll need is contained within. I'm also calling this a "Drive-In Movie Novel," as the focus here is on action and adventure, and I was going for the easily-digestible, fun-filled feel of an old movie, including more monsters and mutants than you can shake a stick at!

So grab your favorite drink, put on some loud, trippy music, and let the world go away for a while as you find yourself in a new, unexplored realm, discovering it along with a group of stranded Hollywood vampires!