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WRITER. ARTIST. THINKER. INVOLUNTARY RECLUSE. I work under my own name, Marque Terrynamahr Strickland, or my pen name, Wrinklegus PoisonTongue. I absolutely ADORE artistically brilliant people. I surround myself with them, as it is with them that I feel most comfortable. I owe everything to artistic people, for without you, I would be nothing. Be you a writer, painter, actor, musician, architect, or whatever, I thrive upon your efforts. You are the air I breath. My solace. My stronghold. My safety net. My sanity. My reason for living. I love you all. Childish. Creative. High maintenance. Sensitive. Insensitive. Insecure. Quick tempered. Loving. Loyal. Lustful. Incredibly horny (especially after 3 decades of involuntary celibacy). Mischievous. Bombastic. Slightly domineering, yet fair and easy to please. Talented to no end. Know-it-all. Chaste. Afraid of germs. Healthy. Insightful. Artist. Born on St. Patrick's Day, I am a PISCES with VIRGO rising, two signs of opposition, which complete me. By the Chinese Zodiac, I'm a DRAGON with ROOSTER rising. —The ‘f-bomb’ is my favourite swear word.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Okay, just in case you guys are wondering what's going on lately...

...I'm writing a short children's story, a parable of sorts with steampunk and fantasy elements. I don't plan for it to be any longer than 75 pages. The shorter, the better when it comes to children's stories. Once that's complete, I'll be getting back to writing "The Legend of Orchis and the Five Sisters, Book 2."

EDIT: 30TH JULY, 2015...

You all can COMPLETELY ignore the beginning portion of this post from 3 years ago! It ended up being a full-fledged novel of about 450 pages! LOL. I will never try to tell my own work "what's what" again. It has a mind of its own. I just have to let it "be." The book can be found here:


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Today's conversation...

Girl: "Marque, you're so...different and...weird."

Me: (I shrug.)

Girl: "Like...what's wrong with you? "

Me: "Nothing's wrong...I just don't give a crap about 'fitting in.'  I ain't made for that."

Girl: "Yeah, but, like...you do realize people actually LIKE you, right?"

Me: "And?"

Girl (She shakes her head and rolls her eyes, lecturing me.): (Blah, blah, blah, fucking blah...)

Me (after maybe 5 minutes): "What? I'm sorry, you said something?"

Girl: "You weren't even listening?!"

Me: "My bad...I was thinking about how to approach the cover painting for this short story."

Girl (Her mouth drops open.): "Jesus!" (She storms off.)


Thursday, August 23, 2012

I thought I'd post this here, too, just in case someone misses it!

Good lord, you all have no idea how many people have been going apeshit in emails over such a simple, inconsequential thing!

For those new fans and also one girl in particular that sent me an email saying, "What's the deal? You're too cool and too talented to be a * * * * * * !", here's the "FROM THE AUTHOR" section on the "Creatures, Smells, and Magykal Spells" Amazon page, which MANY of you obviously haven't read yet! Sillies! :)

(You guys are not in grammar school any longer, LOL! Do your research before you ask silly questions...the information is out there!) Anyway, this is what you missed on the page...perhaps I'll post it in other places, too, just so that I can stop answering the question so freakin' often! You all have no idea how tiresome it is! :


Sorry, guys, I'll not be ashamed of my book simple because it tells the truth. The bottom line is this (although it isn't one of the reasons I put in the "About Me" section...it's funny I didn't think of it) : SEX CREATES BABIES!
I'm too focused on my career to give my attention to anything else. Also, until we get to where we're going, the life and the financial status of us creative folk is too up-and-down.  There's no way I'll bring a child into this mess!


Excuse me, but you all have no idea how many couples I know that used every kind of protection there is, but somehow still ended up pregnant! I don't care what anyone says. On the off-chance that I'm one of those guys with super sperm that eats through condoms and completely disregards birth control, I'll not be out in the world "laying around" as if I've got no sense!
It's funny how people are flipping out, taking my virginity more personal than me. You guys are only shocked and appalled by it because you actually know what I'm missing. But me, I can't miss something I've never had, so naturally I don't give a F**K. (Pun intended!)

And, voila, my explanation! Satisfied? Good...now calm down!








Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Book 2 is now in progress!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The moment of truth is coming soon, guys!

Hopefully it will only be another day or two. The reason it's been taking so long is because I had to COMPLETELY reformat my stories for ebook versions (I didn't know I was going to have to go the self-publishing route, and all my work was formatted for "print" versions. Print and digital are two different things, I've learned!)

Anyway, it's about 1AM, and I'm hard at work, trying to get these books done for you guys. My next post here will contain links to the published books! Please forgive me for the wait, guys...things have been slightly difficult on my end. I appreciate your patience. Love you!
—PoisonTongue/Marque Terrynamahr Strickland

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

NEW PAINTING! (Cover-piece for the FREE BOOK I'm soon to give away!)

I have issues with the image quality on some, but that's ALWAYS, as it's impossible for a digital reproduction to match the quality of the original painting. I hope you guys like them! (Oh, I'll certainly be letting you all know when the book is up for download!)

Friday, June 8, 2012

I've got some things in the works, guys...

I'm about to set up a TUMBLR, and I also have a SMASHWORDS account now. I'll probably link all the sites together soon.

Yes, Wrinklegus PoisonTongue is my pen name. I've been writing under it for quite awhile now, but I've never told anyone, because I hadn't yet started putting my books out there. However, life has put me in a position that has forced me to do so. I have to figure out a way to pay for school, so here goes nothing...

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