For a while now, there’s been something awful stirring on the Cracked.com writers’ forums. It was no surprise, really — one can hardly expect to put so many half-molten minds in one pot and expect trouble not to happen.
This spring, nature finally took its course. I won’t go into details (rest assured they are exactly as ugly, perverse and borderline criminal as you imagine from a bunch of Internet comedians), but the pot finally started boiling. When the froth was gone and the liquid had boiled away, there was… something writhing at the bottom.
What was it, you ask?
Fuckin’ Wordplague, that’s what!
Yes — some of the best writers and artists that have done stuff for Cracked (and myself — but hey, can’t complain) and many other sites have formed a publishing community. It’s got a kickass website, built with his two own fists by this guy. You can meet the part of the gang that has remembered to put up bios here, though there’s plenty more of us — not to mention the amazing array of featured guest authors. Hell, there’s even a forum where you can hang around with the writer people — if you’ve ever wanted to find out what makes an Internet dick joke writer tick, or perhaps get pro tips on becoming one yourself, that’s probably one of the best places on the Web to do it.
Ok, I think that was about it… No, wait, the books. There’s books, people! Or rather, E-books, though physical ones are on the way.
Within the next couple of weeks, I’ll give you a detailed rundown of what is — and will be — rocking your socks this season of rains, but if you’re feeling like taking a quick sneak peek, try this link. You may notice the words “David,” “Wong” and “Charity” on one of the books, and ask yourself what the fuck is the Cracked.com senior editor and the creator of John Dies at the End himself doing writing forewords for a random bunch like us. But that’s a story for another blog post…
…or, you know, for the people who Like Wordplague on Facebook.