Spider Costello
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Joined 06-20-08, id: 617751, Profile Updated: 11-29-12
Author has written 12 stories for Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Song, Romance, and Western.

Alternate name: Jasper.
Gender:
Typically male. Sometimes genderqueer, but usually male, so he/him/his, although I'm okay with neutral pronouns. No female pronouns, please; I might be a fop who aspires to the level of fierce fabulousness embodied in drag queens and hard fem(me)s, but I'm not a girl.
Orientation:
Asexual homoromantic.
Yes: Music, video games, anime/manga, gay things, gender ambiguity, swearing, Germany, Britain, Ireland, Scotland, urban exploration, drawing, vampires, werewolves, servals, rats, monsters, dinosaurs, mindfucks, grey areas, the paranormal, Goths, punks, tea
No:
Homophobes, transphobes, assholes, shitstorms, religious bigotry, nationalism, willful ignorance, Twilight, hypocrisy, using religion as an excuse to be a dick, stupidity, shallowness, being interrupted, gore, black-and-white idealism, the Saw franchise, coffee, Stockholm-Syndrome romances
Music:
Classical, traditional, anti-folk, rock, punk, metal, psychobilly, electronica, soundtracks, showtunes, &c. Very nearly everything, really.
Writers:
H.P. Lovecraft, Oscar Wilde, R.A. Salvatore, China Mieville, William Gay, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin R. Kiernan, H.G. Wells, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Anne Rice, Poppy Z. Brite, Stephen King
Genres:
Horror, sci-fi (some), epic fantasy, urban fantasy, murder mysteries, post-apocalyptic, Western (some), weird shit, Gothic, Southern Gothic, noir, x-punk (cyber, steam, clock, etc.)

I can also be found on Tumblr! For my personal blog, which is littered with life stuff and infinite reblogs of what's relevant to my interests, mosey on over here. To see my art, take a wander in this direction. I welcome all comers with whatever seems appropriate, whether it's a cup of tea or a sock full of pennies.

'Verses:
Three Monkeys- Stories focusing on my three characters Jasper Reinhardt, Jonathan Kite, and Zaine Vesely, the world they live in, and the two hundred or so years they lived there. Currently: "Akuma Stocking" and "Me and Bobby McGee."
The Devil's Five- Stories focusing on five German characters, those being one soldier, two mad scientists, a police officer, and a philosophical spy (more or less), some of whom might not be entirely human. Currently: "Peekaboo" and "Oliver's Army." (Note: "Oliver's Army" does not focus on the five Germans, but instead features them in mostly minor roles. However, as it takes place in their 'verse and has them in it, it's included.)
Only Skin Deep- Stories focusing on a rather large cast, inspired by Repo! The Genetic Opera and the Sin City film (mostly atmosphere).

Oneshots:
Cosmic- When a cab driver's young charge for the day is kidnapped, what else is she to do but hop on the nearest zeppelin and give chase? But things are not what they seem... Steampunk, alternate Victorian England, Lovecraftian monsters. Re-posted.
The Glass Onion- Just another night in a vampire bar. Rather humourous. Contains homosexual content.
The Tolling of the Bell- In a post-apocalyptic future, hope lies in one mysterious person, but is this hope placed correctly? Very old work, left up for posterity. I think...
Peekaboo- A mad scientist and the man that nearly killed him meet in an operating room, and not on favourable terms. Rated for disturbing content, and implied M/M slash. Part of The Devil's Five 'verse.
War Machine- A rather dated political punk song.
The Horror of the Aether- The Martians are coming, and they must be stopped. But how? Inspired by H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds."
Akuma Stocking- A vampire, a priest, and two Pinkerton agents walk into a saloon. Part of The Three Monkeys 'verse.
Me and Bobby McGee- Sometimes it's best to just walk away. Rated for language and MxM slash. Part of The Three Monkeys 'verse.

Chaptered pieces:
All the Screaming Sane- Something dark is stirring, and it seems to be coming from the novels of bestselling mystery novelist Felix Adler. But Felix is more than a writer, and the homicide detective on his trail knows it. Contains M/M slash, mild gore, violence. Complete.
Oliver's Army- The world has ended, but governments still suck. A two-shot about an anti-establishment group, a captain, and the cadet he falls for. Contains M/M slash. Rated for content. Complete. Part of (sorta) The Devil's Five 'verse.
Only Skin Deep- A collection of sci-fi/horror stories and drabbles in a world inspired by Repo! The Genetic Opera. Updated when I feel like it. Think of it as a folder containing loosely connected stories about the same cast. M/M slash, light and very occasional BDSM, violence. Rated for content.

Coming Soon:
An as-yet untitled fantasy novel featuring dinosaurs, clockwork automatons, and murder. This year's NaNoWriMo project. Currently finished and being edited; should be up next week.
Another as-yet untitled fantasy novel, this time featuring reincarnation, magic, and mayhem. Last year's NaNoWriMo project. Currently being typed. (I hand-wrote it, because I'm an idiot, and it's taking me a while to type it. I have bad wrists.) Should be up... erm... sometime.

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Ever Dream by RenRentheGreat reviews
With his uncle on the throne and his own death drawing near, he can't take it anymore. So Prince Calyne does what any self respecting prince does: run away, and in the process become a... pirate? SLASH. SO MUCH SLASH. You've been forewarned.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 70,291 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 6/2/2013 - Published: 1/28/2011 - Complete
Tales from the Apocalypse by Inanna Skili reviews
Several short stories about the end of the world - Excerpts from Aigaion Girl ... a story of the end of days
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Humor/Tragedy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,208 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/27/2009 - Published: 5/29/2008 - Complete
Just Drive the Car by Jumping Jack Flash reviews
Italian gangsters, a gorgeous car, a little bit of gunplay, and maybe something like love. T for language and violence; pretend I have also added the 'family' and 'friendship' genres; oh yeah, and I should also say 'slash' and 'mafia' for keyword-findery.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,947 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 328 - Follows: 50 - Published: 8/11/2009 - Complete
May's Ranch by Jumping Jack Flash reviews
Zeke Moss is a sucker for handsome young men. Out here on the frontier, being a sucker can get a fellow killed. Slash; T for some language, non-explicit sex and violence.
Fiction: Western - Rated: T - English - Western/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 33,134 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 5/23/2009 - Published: 12/17/2008
The Boy Who Stole Midnight by Jumping Jack Flash reviews
In a city under siege, a boy who lives in a clock tower has an unexpected run-in with responsibility.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,550 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 20 - Published: 12/19/2008 - Complete
To Tame a Pirate by Shy Lightning reviews
Emperor Marril's first attempt to bind his pirating son to land failed. Now, informed that he's dying, Marril's mortality pushes him to do something that will not only chain Shonagan, it will assure him the Se'tanara line will maintain control of Lisile.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 39,629 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 11/5/2008 - Published: 6/22/2007
His Own Native Shore by W. Stephen Shields reviews
My tribute to Poe and to a sort of nineteenth-century sense of the supernatural in general. Three robbers stumble across something larger and older than they are able to deal with.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,113 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/20/2008 - Complete
My First Kill by I Found Waldo reviews
I am your best friend, your acquaintance, your brother, cousin, son. I am who you see me as. I am who you label me to be. I am a 15 year old psychopath. And my first kill has yet to come.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 12 - Words: 17,987 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 6/24/2008 - Published: 4/8/2008
Room 423 by Crispin LeFay reviews
An author, starved of inspiration, finds his muse - and it nearly kills him.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,674 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/11/2008 - Complete
Dark Carnival by C.H. Eskew reviews
And as they walked on the tightropes I saw the one object that could change it all: a key. ×× Gory faery tale. Slash or het, whichever you interpret. Oneshot.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,149 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 10 - Published: 1/26/2008 - Complete
Cruel and Unusual by The Amazing Tombstones reviews
One of the first songs written by us. Political message, it's how we feel.
Poetry: Song - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 399 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/19/2006
The Pirate on the roof by toomanypickles reviews
There's a pirate on the roof. His name is Russell.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 818 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/27/2005 - Complete
I Am a Teenage Serial Killer by Shawna reviews
The detailing of the mental state of a teenage serial killer. Sound cliche? Read it and then tell me again. Reviews greatly appreciated. Tremble in fear as I have now added HUMOUR (or at least tried to) into this twisted mix. Ch. 7 and some bad news up.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,655 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 13 - Updated: 5/22/2002 - Published: 3/19/2002
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Me and Bobby McGee
Sometimes it's best to just walk away. /Three Monkeys, oneshot. MxM slash. Rated for language./
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,190 - Published: 8/29/2010 - Complete
Akuma Stocking reviews
A vampire, a priest, and two Pinkerton agents walk into a saloon. Rated for language and "vampire violence," as the vampire flicks put it.
Fiction: Western - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,998 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 7/5/2010 - Complete
The Manor reviews
A lone traveler seeks shelter in an old manor. Typical ghost story in the vein of Poe.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,790 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/11/2010 - Complete
The Horror of the Aether reviews
The Martians are coming, and they must be stopped. But how? Inspired by H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds."
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,550 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/11/2010 - Complete
Only Skin Deep reviews
Alterations, surgeries, fake perfection. A collection of stories set in one world, about the same group of characters. Contains disturbing imagery, M/M slash, rated for content. Inspired by "Repo! The Genetic Opera."
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Horror - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,314 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/15/2009
War Machine
And the war machine rolls on... sort of dated political punk song lyrics.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 348 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/1/2009 - Complete
Oliver's Army reviews
The world has ended, but governments still suck. A two-shot about an anti-establishment group, a captain, and the cadet he falls for. Contains M/M slash. Rated for content.
Fiction: Action - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,444 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/7/2009 - Published: 4/23/2009 - Complete
All the Screaming Sane reviews
Something dark is stirring, something from the pages of bestselling writer Felix Adler's novels. But Felix is not just a writer, as the homicide detective on his trail is about to find out... rated for M/M slash, violence, very mild gore.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Crime - Chapters: 10 - Words: 41,640 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/9/2009 - Published: 3/3/2009 - Complete
Peekaboo reviews
A mad scientist and the man that nearly killed him meet in an operating room, and not on favourable terms. Rated for disturbing content, and implied M/M slash.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,193 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/7/2009 - Complete
Cosmic
When a cab driver's young charge for the day is kidnapped, what else is she to do but hop on the nearest zeppelin and give chase? But things are not what they seem... Steampunk, alternate Victorian England, Lovecraftian monsters. Re-posted.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,635 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/22/2008 - Complete
The Tolling of the Bell
In a post-apocalyptic future, hope lies in one mysterious person, but is this hope placed correctly?
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,171 - Published: 6/28/2008
The Glass Onion reviews
Just another night in a vampire bar. Rather humourous. Contains homosexual content.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Humor/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,273 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/28/2008 - Complete