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John D. Nathan

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Welcome to the excellent page of John D. Nathan: writer, artist, and benevolent werewolf.

 

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For the most part I describe my writing as 'weird fiction', as that is possibly the most accurate way to put it.  I'm not primarily in one particular camp of content matter, though I do enjoy putting a lot of ridiculous humor in my writing and will often go well out of my way and potentially humiliate myself for a cheap joke.

I'm not going to put any specific details about my religious or political beliefs, because if I told you then you would be more apt to throwing me into a stereotypical social group and making preconceived judgments about me without ever getting to know me.  I'd prefer you discover my wild and wiggly world through my writing.

I've lived all my life in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex.  I don't know what a metroplex is, but we have it.  I'm just a humble writer right now, but with your help I can grow to be an overbearing, self-absorbed, and pretentious author.  We can work together to mold my self-confidence to give me the gusto to walk into any restaurant, no matter how fancy, and exclaim "Do you know who I am?!  Do you know how important I am?!"

Yes we can do it.

Thank you for your support.

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  • 2

    Dogecoin: To the Moon! Wow!

    13 days ago

    Now this may seem silly, and it is, however there is much to be said about this rising star in the cryptocurrency world.

  • 15

    The Alligator's Lunch

    3 months ago

    A story about a boy named Jeff Pratt, who's going on a rafting adventure in rural Louisiana to alleviate his boredom... oh and there's an alligator in here somewhere.

  • 0

    The Hordes of Thanksgiving

    4 months ago

    NOTE: The following is based on a true story… unfortunately. This is just an observation about Thanksgiving traditions, and the fanatical chaos afterwards known as "Black Friday".

  • 2

    Stupid Allergies!

    5 months ago

    My name is Victoria, but everyone calls me Vic. I'm going to college and also work full-time at a job, but lately I've been having some issues with my health. I think I may be allergic to something.

  • 0

    A Case of the Shingles

    8 months ago

    Brian Brower, a paranoid and depressed college boy, is suffering from the common virus colloquially known as "shingles"... or at least that's what his doctor says.

  • 3

    Bully: You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Party

    9 months ago

    Welcome to Bullworth Academy. I'd like to say you'll enjoy your stay, but I don't want to lie to you. This private school has an infamous reputation as a dumping ground for hooligans like you.

  • 6

    Fun at the Hospital

    9 months ago

    Let me tell you a story about my recent four night stay at a major hospital. Before this time I had never spent the night at a hospital since I was very young.

  • 4

    SimTower: Architectural Mayhem a Hundred Stories Up

    10 months ago

    SimTower lets you build a hundred story skyscraper, and punishes you every step of the way. In this article I'll give my take on this vertical empire-building machine.

  • 0

    Terraria: Just Keep Digging!

    5 weeks ago

    I apologize for taking so long to write this review as I was a bit preoccupied playing Terraria. This should be a good indication as to how addictive this inexpensive little game is.

  • 6

    Devil at the Crossroads

    12 months ago

    My name is Marius Jackson, and I want to be a world famous writer, and that’s why I’m here sitting in the back of my pickup truck out in the middle of the night where two dirt roads cross... waiting.

  • 2

    Love, Equality, Tacos!

    12 months ago

    There are those who walk among us. They're called "taco biters", "chalupa lovers", and other nefarious names. But apart from their martial arts skills they're just the same as everyone else.

  • 4

    Deconstruction of "Slender: The Eight Pages"

    12 months ago

    Who is the Slender Man? You may have seen him out of the corner of your eye. In this article I will examine the freeware survival horror game based on this bizarre creature.

  • 2

    Battle at the Car Wash

    13 months ago

    Two deities of inconceivable power engage in an epic battle at a quiet suburban car wash in Addison, Texas on a particular Tuesday that is not to be forgotten.

  • 4

    Sleeping Dogs: Big Trouble in Little Hong Kong

    12 months ago

    Sleeping Dogs takes you through the streets of Hong Kong as undercover officer Wei Shen, as he attempts to take down the Sun On Yee triad family from within. Here's my take on this action movie game.

  • 9

    Beware the Groundhog Day

    14 months ago

    In this hub I will tell you the very true and secretive origins and meanings behind our most sacred holiday that lies on February 2nd.

  • 0

    Mirror's Edge: Parkour for the People!

    10 months ago

    Mirror's Edge, a game by EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE), presents us with a refreshing look at the first-person genre. Here is my basic rundown and review of this rather unique game.

  • 4

    Why There Should Not Be a Max Payne 4

    12 months ago

    Max Payne is a lasting video game franchise that has stood the test of time. With the graceful narrative wordplay of neo-noir and the gritty overtones of a dime-store pulp fiction the series has never failed to impress....

  • 12

    Taco Ninja!

    12 months ago

    I take a moment to focus my thoughts. I must remember my master's words..."Two crispy beef tacos, one combination burrito, and three churros." I will retrieve these delicious fast food Mexican delights for my...

  • 2

    My Wild and Weird Life in Conversation Form

    14 months ago

    I seem to have a pretty wacky life. Sometimes I intentionally create it, and sometimes I am the catalyst to turn a normal situation into a wacky one. However, sometimes I just attract the weirdness and it seems to...

  • 8

    It's Just a Little Blood

    13 months ago

    “It’s just a little blood,” I mockingly murmured to myself. A ridiculous short story involving blood, which should have been obvious from the title. WARNING: This story contains at least a little...

  • 8

    The Mysterious Midnight Mass

    12 months ago

    A story about a man who attends midnight mass with his wife and learns the terrible consequences of falling asleep in church.

  • 8

    The Very Real and Totally NOT FAKE End of the World

    12 months ago

    It has come to my attention that many of you think that the world will come to an end on December 21, 2012. If you happen to be reading this after December 21, and the world is still intact, then you realize how foolish...

  • 4

    Deconstructing "Geogaddi" by Boards of Canada

    15 months ago

    I decided to do a deconstructed review of my favorite album by Boards of Canada: Geogaddi. Of course I didn't realize what sort of insane project I was getting myself into when I started this. This has been a long and...

  • 3

    A Restaurant for YOU!

    14 months ago

    Come visit 'Your Restaurant', where we make every effort to ensure that you have the perfect dining experience. We will customize the menu to your liking, and anything you want is available. Let us concern ourselves...

  • 2

    Anniversary of Eight

    16 months ago

    I suppose you're wondering why I put a human heart in the picture instead of a symbolic heart. Well a human heart looks more interesting, and it's a weird picture to use for a story about love. That fine, however since...

  • 11

    Review of Bolthouse Farms "Holiday Nog" Eggnog

    16 months ago

    It's the holiday season, and that means merry spirits, holiday cheer, and stuffing a decorated shrub in your living room. But more importantly it means the arrival of that delicious and obscure-tasting drink known as...

  • 6

    ANDROIDS ANDROIDS ANDROIDS!

    12 months ago

    The year is 1999. I'm a cashier at Brammell & Branson. You would think that working in customer service at an upscale mega-mart means that I’d have to be chipper and cheery, however it’s a bit...

  • 4

    Our 2012 Mostly-Great Texas Road Trip part 1: Through the Valley of Darkness

    14 months ago

    The first part of our 2012 Texas road trip across this massively beautiful and crazy state. This article covers our initial run from Dallas/Ft. Worth to South Padre Island, and all activities we did in the...

  • 2

    Abraham Lincoln: Circus Performer

    10 months ago

    A somewhat mostly-true historical recollection about some earlier professions of the United States' sixteenth president. NOTE: This ridiculous alternate-universe historical farce is a work of fiction. Please do not...

  • 4

    Instant-Runoff Voting

    11 months ago

    In this article I will explain the difference between Plurality Voting, and Instant-Runoff Voting. I will also explain the shortfalls of a plurality voting system.

  • 4

    How to Ride the DART: An Easy and Comprehensive Guide for Tourists

    13 months ago

    A handy helpful guide for tourists planning to explore Dallas using Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). It's also a good resource for locals apprehensive about trying out our system.

  • 1

    Review of "Kampai Sushi & Grill" in Addison, Texas

    15 months ago

    In recent history there seems to have been quite an explosion of Japanese restaurants across Middle America, and like many deeply landlocked cities this is a relatively new phenomenon for us here in the Dallas/Ft. Worth...

  • 0

    It's Christmas in Texas

    12 months ago

    Ah it’s mid-October and it’s the holiday season. I know this, because they’re putting out the Christmas decorations at Walmart. We haven’t even snacked on our Halloween candy yet, and already...

  • 10

    Gay Marriage, the Law, and YOU

    16 months ago

    A comparative definition of what marriage means from a legal view and a religious view. Also an examination of how marriage laws affect people. Yes, I actually wrote something serious for once.

  • 4

    Book Review of "The Lusty Argonian Maid"

    12 months ago

    In this article I have chosen to review "The Lusty Argonian Maid", a controversial book by Crassius Curio. It’s controversial in the sense that it contains a large amount of innuendo, and is banned for...

  • 12

    The Severed Head

    12 months ago

    A teenage boy decides to help a weeping spirit reconcile her untimely death, and discovers how difficult it can be to deal with death. A macabre mess of dark humor paying homage to the campfire-lit stories passed down...

  • 2

    Chips on the Brain

    12 months ago

    I suppose you’re wondering where I’ve been for the past week. You see I had a microchip implanted in my brain. That’s right, a microchip. And I'll tell you all about it.

  • 2

    The Dark Comedic Miasma

    12 months ago

    A shapeless entity that is five-hundred feet across, which could only be described as “the creature”, had risen out of Bachman Lake earlier that morning and is currently rampaging throughout downtown Dallas....

  • 15

    I Lost My Sense of Fun

    12 months ago

    I lost my sense of fun. I had a sudden feeling that the back of my skull was peeling open like a banana and a slimy slug was slithering down my spine. I opened my eyes turned around to see a basketball-sized wriggling...

  • 0

    Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned from The Elder Scrolls

    14 months ago

    A handy guide, or maybe just a pamphlet, for navigating the unique and interesting world of Tamriel. NOTE: The following is a work of fiction. Do not try any of these at home even though I know you already have...

  • 0

    Struggling

    12 months ago

    They labeled me insane. I grip my six-shooter, press it to my chest, and stroke the barrel like it was a swaddled child; it is cold, clean and unused. Welcome to a brief peek into the mind of a madman. Best read at...

  • 0

    A Blair Family Christmas

    14 months ago

    Dr. Blair fights a never ending battle against annoying forces of evil in this holiday thriller. Read a festive terrible tale for our holiday season, or if it's summertime where you're at you can at least pretend it's...

  • 2

    Geriatricat: The Six-Million-Dollar Grandmother

    13 months ago

    A short origin story about Jackie Hennessey, a mild-mannered grandmother who is involved in a tragic kitchen accident and becomes a heroine for the common good.

  • 0

    Good Medicine

    14 months ago

    A kind old man finds happiness in his quest to visit all the sick children in the hospital. Of course not everyone appreciates his life's work.

  • 2

    Stop waking up!

    15 months ago

    A problem that I'm sure many of us have in circumstances involving dreams and dreaming... well I have this problem.

  • 5

    Herb the Vampire

    12 months ago

    My name is Herb Shapiro. I’m fifty-two, single, and going bald. The last time I saw my doctor he said I was overweight and a high-risk candidate for diabetes. Of course that was before I became a vampire.

  • 0

    Peter Petrakov's Magical Bathroom Adventure

    15 months ago

    A man's attempt to answer the call of nature ends up with a strange situation that he could never have imagined. WARNING: Contains gratuitous amounts of toilet humor, but then again that should be apparent from the...

  • 4

    The Sushi at the Werewolf Bar

    10 months ago

    An alternate story to compare to 'The Werewolf at the Sushi Bar'. This time there's more werewolves and less sushi, but from the title I feel that is expected. May contain scenes of excessive lycanthropy. Reader...

  • 0

    Terror at the Arcade

    12 months ago

    A gripping tale of life and death in the bowels of an arcade in Grapevine, Texas! See an innocent middle-aged couple struggle to rescue their precious child from the clutches of a terrible machine of DOOM! Tense music...

  • 2

    The Day I Met the Devil

    17 months ago

    My first encounter with the Prince of Darkness. Apparently he does hang around the bible belt sometimes. NOTE: Contains scenes of literary abuse.

  • 0

    Werewolf's Moon Over the Circle

    14 months ago

    A mild-mannered werewolf has to solve a few basic necessities when he realizes how ridiculously unprepared he was for his little "accident". WARNING: Contains gratuitous sushi abuse.

  • 2

    The Storm and the Skeleton

    12 months ago

    A terrible tale of a young man coming of age who learns what happened to his long dead father, and finds the truth to be much stranger than expected. Enjoy!

  • 4

    The Werewolf at the Sushi Bar

    14 months ago

    The owner of an Addison Circle sushi restaurant recalls the night she encountered a werewolf in her place of business.

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