May the 4th Be With You!

Posted in Writing on May 4, 2015 by Hallward House

Master_Nick-Darth_MickeyI could claim that I’m watching a Star Wars marathon today, but I’m more likely to be stopping by the mechanic’s to pick up my ailing landspeeder  – Continue reading

Picture if you will…

Posted in Art, Painting with tags , , , , , on May 3, 2015 by Hallward House

Master_Nick-warbride-imagineDo you recall a time when you were accused of something you didn’t do?
Perhaps the accusation came long ago, from a sibling or another student, but your parent or teacher believed it.
Perhaps it was a small matter, but remember how the injustice made you feel, and how it tested your faith in authority, if only for a moment?
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Penetrating Art Review

Posted in Art, Erotica, Nude, Painting with tags , , , , , , on May 2, 2015 by Hallward House

Master_Nick-Katra-censoredI know I always say this, but this is one of the best reviews my works have ever received.

“No tickling here. Full on penetration to the subconscious bringing to the surface all those thoughts that were made submissive. Passionate work, creative and detailed, mind-altering and intriguing.”
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Put it in the art!

Posted in Writing with tags , , , on March 27, 2015 by Hallward House

Featured imageWhen something makes me mad enough to rant, a friend, mentor, and artistic colleague Julian Greigh tells me, “Put it in the art!”
‘Tis sound advice.

I know of someone who’s been slandering my family for over twenty years. In my current story, his avatar get’s punched so hard by a super-heroine that he flies off over the horizon. (Yes, there’s a bit of dream logic involved.)
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A Writer’s Shame

Posted in Art, Grins, Painting, Succubus, Writing, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2015 by Hallward House

Master_Nick-gonzombie3DWhile working on my next twisted tale, I just misspelled something.
Okay, it happens, but the word was “inarticulate.”
I am so ashamed.

Just now, posting my shame, I misspelled “misspelled.”
I say that I really do know how to spell these things, and Spell Check replies, “Yeah. Right.”

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Happy Bloody Martyr’s Day

Posted in Art, Burlesque, Erotica, Events with tags , , , , , , on February 14, 2015 by Hallward House

DeadEyeCupid2-master_nick…otherwise known as Valentine’s Day, a time to buy decapitated flowers and a mass-produced card from Hallmark for your sweetie. Yay!
Did you make dinner reservations somewhere?
Some did not because they have to work tonight, serving food and drinks to those who did make reservations. So when’s the party for those who don’t get to celebrate tonight?
It’s next weekend, at The Golden Poppy Revue’s first performance ever, “L’Amour!”
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Fifty Shades of Red

Posted in Art, Erotica, Fantasy, Fetish, Fiction, Horror, Nude, Painting, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2015 by Hallward House

Safe and Sane or Dangerously Deranged?

Master_Nick-Birth-of-VenusMy sweetie and I just caught a sneak preview of Fifty Shades of Grey, for what else would an author of twisted fiction/fetish artist and the founder of a burlesque revue do on a weekday night? (Don’t think too hard about that. I wouldn’t tell you if you guessed right anyway.)

For those who’ve somehow hitherto dodged knowledge of 50 Shades, here’s the gist in just one sentence. Anastasia Steele, a naive young virgin just getting out of college, is reeled into a relationship with sadistic business magnate Christian Grey.

It’s been suggested that I should tie promotion of my Crimson Kink paintings to the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. I find the idea questionable, yet tempting.  Continue reading