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TechniquesMr Croup stood over the broken man, his words, not to mention his studious application of various sharp implements, were having little effect on loosening the man's tongue.

Bored with torturing, when he would much rather have been killing, Mr Vandemar amused himself with the corpse of the man's companion.

He'd popped out the eyes and placed marbles in the empty sockets, which had provided a momentary diversion. He'd since moved onto slowly flaying the skin from the arms and eating it like spaghetti. He had his own ways of loosening tongues, but found his victims didn't say much afterwards.


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sanda56
31st Aug, 2004 11:32 (UTC)
Now that was pleasantly macabre! flaying the skin from the arms and eating it like spaghetti. Yum, you could have that on the Atkins diet couldn't you... ;0)
redwolf
31st Aug, 2004 22:40 (UTC)
I was in the mood for macabre and nothing says macabre quite like a visit from Croup and Vandemar.
pheral
31st Aug, 2004 15:01 (UTC)
I like this guy! How fantastically sickening. Great piece of writing.

Can i be rude and say... i am desperate for you to put a comma in your last sentence, just after 'of loosening tongues'? Somehow it just flows better. Feel free to screen me and kick my fuzzy ass ;)
redwolf
31st Aug, 2004 22:41 (UTC)
I adore Mr Vandemar, his eternal hunger can be so entertaining.

Got the comma too. Thanks.
pheral
31st Aug, 2004 22:48 (UTC)
welcome, now here's your linkity-link. i found this site through a trail of sites that i now cant remember... but thought of redwolf when i saw some of her beatiful foxy wolfy characters... her flash site is here: www.cs.albany.edu/~davanzo/dreamie/main.html

and if you cant view it she has an html gallery here: www.cs.albany.edu/%7Edavanzo/dreamie/gallery/scenes.shtml

i am thinking of commissioning her to draw pheral when i have some more money...
redwolf
31st Aug, 2004 23:18 (UTC)
Cute, but not really to my taste.

Some of the guys I like are Kyoht Luterman, Armin Mersmann, Kate, Jonathan Raya, Renée Atkinson, Bradley Schenck and damien.

My wolf was drawn by a friend. It's my company logo too, so if you see it elsewhere, I want to know.
pheral
31st Aug, 2004 23:32 (UTC)
yeah, not my usual fare either, but i was so stunned at the skill. truth be told, after three years in photography i have drifted away from my painting roots and am proving damn impressed with just about everything!! Loved Raya's stuff! Reminds me of the comic 'Lenore' somewhat.

Havent been to deviantart for a looong time, after your links am definitely going to have to go snoop.
redwolf
2nd Sep, 2004 01:22 (UTC)
Loved Raya's stuff! Reminds me of the comic 'Lenore' somewhat.

Raya does stray into the seriously creepy, but I don't see Roman Dirge in his work. It's way better art than Dirge.

Providing Slave Labor Graphics have their ordering system fixed, it screwed up my name, I should have the last of my missing Lenore comics winging their way to me now. So very cute.
pheral
2nd Sep, 2004 08:14 (UTC)
ooh jealous! in october i am going to be in norway when he is attending a comic-convention and i cant wait to meet him! considering i'll also be the only person there speaking english without a norwegian accent we might be able to strike a note... heres hoping for signatures alllll over my body. Mm.
radia
31st Aug, 2004 19:25 (UTC)
Is it totally morbid and wrong that I now have the Mr. Roger's Neighborhood themesong stuck in my head after reading this?

Mmmm....flayed skin spagetti....
redwolf
31st Aug, 2004 22:42 (UTC)
About as wrong as the Andy Griffith theme always being connected to American Gothic and the lovely Sheriff Buck is for me.
willshenilshe
31st Aug, 2004 19:46 (UTC)
Oh, deliciously grotesque! Suited my need for the macabre down to the bone.
redwolf
31st Aug, 2004 22:43 (UTC)
I think I need to write some more original horror. Sometimes nothing quite does it like a good killing.
willshenilshe
31st Aug, 2004 22:46 (UTC)
Now *that* I would love to see. I think you'd do a proper job of it.
chessie_reeves
1st Sep, 2004 23:15 (UTC)
*grins happily* Is it wrong to be this gleeful after reading that? Your description of Vandemar's feast was tasty, and I can just hear the eyeballs popping out of the sockets. Excellent detailing!
redwolf
2nd Sep, 2004 01:23 (UTC)
Mr Vandemar eats anything and is not adverse to snacking on his victims. He's so much fun to play with.
diceandzombies
7th Sep, 2004 06:35 (UTC)
Ah, this brightened my day. It took a second read for the full amusement of "bored with torturing" to sink in. The spaghetti sentence reminds me of a Neil Gaiman interview. (Something about his lack of nightmares, and "witches with faces like writhing spaghetti.")

Where does Mr. Vandemar get his marbles, I wonder?
redwolf
7th Sep, 2004 06:51 (UTC)
Where does Mr Vandemar get his marbles, I wonder?

From the small children that he eats? Found objects? Mr Croup and Mr Vandemar did seem to live in a junk laden basement.

You could say that Mr Vandemar has lost his marbles, maybe he just has an alternate use for them.
diceandzombies
7th Sep, 2004 09:49 (UTC)
From the small children that he eats?

Now, that seems likely. I bet he keeps his marbles with the dead puppies and Mr Croup's box of razor blades.

They do have an impressive selection of clutter to chose from.
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