Song: Cycle of Destruction

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Back in high school, I wrote a song from the perspective of the protagonist of Transmogrified. Here are the lyrics of Dr. M’s song . . .

Cycle of Destruction
(by T. VanEeckhoutte)

My life is shrouded in the shadows
My heart feels everlasting sorrows
I feel like leaving
My body is bleeding
And I just can’t take any more

I’ve got to break this cycle of destruction
What can be the best solution?

No words can be spoken
My heart is broken
I can’t keep deceiving my self

Alone in the night
There is time enough to think
About the meaning of my life
The situations I’ve been in

There’s a force that seems to drive me
Over the edge
There’s a growing sense of hopelessness
That I can’t seem to shake
There’s a feeling that I’ll fall
Into a million pieces
A voice inside my mind says:
I can’t live like this

I’ve got to break this cycle of destruction
What can be the best solution?

I feel like leaving
My body is bleeding
And I just can’t take any more

No words can be spoken
My heart is broken
I can’t keep deceiving my self

I’ve got to break this cycle of destruction
What can be the best solution?

Break this cycle of destruction
What can be the best solution?

Transmogrified – Audiobook Sample Chapter (Chapter 1)

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No, I’m not making an entire audiobook . . . yet. Here is a sample chapter of Transmogrified. It is ‘Chapter 1: The Genetic Experiments’ read in its entirety.

I couldn’t get a professional voice actor, so this will just have to do for now.

Please buy my book if you want to find out what happens next!

Transmogrified – Themes & Interpretations

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Today I was thinking about the wide range of themes my sci-fi novel Transmogrified covers: bioethics, the impact of new technology on the world, disability, prejudice, social anxiety, shame, depression and suicide, child abuse, misunderstandings, empathy and compassion, facing one’s fears, how society progresses far more slowly than its technology advances, and so much more. Also, there are many different ways in which the book could be interpreted. For example, my S.O. recently re-read the book and pointed out that Dr. M’s story (whose problems often stem from how others treat him as a person with dwarfism) could be interpreted as a metaphor for what it’s like to be transgender. That was an interesting insight I had never thought of before, but when I looked at the story closer, that interpretation did make a surprising amount of sense.

Anyway, I hope my readers enjoy the novel and that it resonates with you on some level. Maybe you can relate to some of the characters and their struggles, or maybe you see a reflection of the present world in the “future world” of the book, or maybe you will find a whole new metaphorical interpretation of your own. That’s the fun of books. There are many layers to explore and you can discover new things with each new reading. I look forward to the reviews and conversations sparked by Transmogrified.

Transmogrified Update – Back on Amazon

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Hello. Maybe some of you tried to buy my book recently and couldn’t find it on Amazon in paperback. Well, that’s because I had to edit some things in the last edition. I found a few typos and had to fix them. Then I had to wait for about week for the proof to come in the mail so I could check that over and make sure I had not messed up the formatting.

So, Transmogrified is available once again in paperback and on Kindle. I will try not to mess with this latest edition any more unless a serious issue crops up. The Kindle version is now set at a lower price than it was before so more people can afford to buy it, and I think I set on Amazon that if you buy the paperback version, you can get the Kindle version free (Kindle Matchbook program). Some of you may want to take advantage of that.

Happy reading!

Transmogrified – Watch Me Paint Eugene Snipes with Watercolors!

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I wasn’t satisfied with the video I made where I colored Eugene with colored pencils, so I made a new one where I paint the same character in a different style with watercolors. This one is more realistic and less cartoony than the first one.

I had a lot of trouble making the video, including having to reinstall the software I was using to record it after it got corrupted!

Darn you, Eugene! Not only are you a troublemaker for Dr. M, but you’re also a troublemaker for me! (Heh, heh.)