Recent Reviews for Nicholas Alan Tillemans
Acetone Enema: A Morbid Collection of Short Stories & Poetry (Book) - 4/9/2013 6:14:18 PM|
This one is just wrong. Nick I salute you in putting this out there -- all your stories from the House of Pain in one place. You are a sick individual that I came to respect and pushed me to take it to the next level with GAME OVER.
Hard Ball (Book) - 7/15/2006 1:55:11 AM
sounds wild! i have naked horse riders too in my first novel; snap, but it only happens half way through. how is it selling? best... alex wilson
Hard Ball (Book) - 12/4/2005 4:22:29 PM
I'll have to give this a look. Sounds very interesting.
Baby Hunter (Short Story) - 9/22/2009 10:32:06 PM
I laughed at the phrase "curtail this plague". Loved that. It seems so extreme. The very next paragraph sobered me. Great shock value in this story. Then it becomes ironic. You nicely keep the twists coming. Unique, too. Though that was probably obvious...lol.
Misfortune Smiles Too (Short Story) - 11/22/2005 1:23:45 AM
I recognize qa few of the names because I worked with them on a number of my own publications, I can tell you right now for those who are just checking out this page. Keep an eye on Liam Davies because he's one scary bastard when it comes to writing horror, seeing him write "A Place Of Teeth and Tongue" is what forshadows what things to come with him. Joshua Scriber and Kevin James Miller are also allumni from LAKE FOSSIL PRESS' roster, seeing what Kevin was able to do on the Halloween Cyberpulp anthology can tell you a little bit what he's able to do -- both are about extremes, they can scare with one extreme then another.
I had the distinct honor of publishing a story by David Tamarin too -- and yes he's one sick individual. This will be a strong anthology and I can tell from the authors Philbin's published, congrats on making the second one. Liam Davies was one of the scariest authors on TABLOID PURPOSES II along with Macey Wuesthoff, but I am wondering what he's really capable of doing. He's got a shark story out too which I am waiting for the release of that one.
Baby Hunter (Short Story) - 2/21/2005 10:02:40 PM
Short story, maybe, but good? Yes!Somewhat upsetting , if taken to heart.But a good "scare story".
Blind Feeling (Short Story) - 5/31/2004 3:07:15 AM
Good luck with the submission. I got accepted in print but I won't leak it out yet because I am still trying to figure out who my anthology mates are going to be. I am working on a tadam story, the first is a psychological vampire story called "Halloween Girl" and "Bill of Health" with a new comer named M. Lovell, Jr. He was ex-gothic.net basically got to talking with me on AIM and became a member of my message board. I am going to be the subject of the next interview of House of Pain.com -- expect nothing less than controversial. I am doing it in promotion for the Reality Check Competition. My story that I wrote for it is found here; it is also a vampire story but the vampires in the story are undead spiders.
The Mechanics of Perversion (Short Story) - 12/3/2003 4:12:12 PM
this is indeed on another level...your writing style is hypnotic.
Baby Hunter (Short Story) - 10/29/2003 2:38:18 PM
HOLY CRAP! Just when I thought it was impossible to frighten me anymore you come along with an SUV and smash her head! Damn that was an intense and yes, very much a horror story. I could almost hear someone like Dennis Hopper or Anthony Hopkins reading that.
Baby Hunter (Short Story) - 8/30/2003 11:41:54 AM
I have gone on record as saying that, "Writers are serial killers with a physical OFF switch." One can only hope that writers of this very popular oeuvre find success in their chosen path.
Baby Hunter (Short Story) - 8/30/2003 5:45:16 AM
What the hell goes thru your mind when you write this stuff? That is a question you'd be asking me after reading "Library of Bones." This one I have to go with Karen on when I go into my comment -- and I have to keep it clean somewhat because of a policy they started here. This is a strong one and I had not seen a new story from you here in a long while -- this is a strong one indeed.
Baby Hunter (Short Story) - 8/26/2003 4:13:04 PM
i have to agree--engrossing, very disturbing and chilling write--one of the scariest i have ever read
well done...but i hope this is fiction.......YIPE
Baby Hunter (Short Story) - 8/26/2003 3:02:26 PM
you are so right; this is chilling and disturbing. but it is still a readable story that made my heart nearly stop! wow, what horror! what drama! what frightening images! JEEEEEZ!!! o, i only hope i can sleep tonight....LOL (((HUGS))) and love, your (unnerved) texas friend, karen lynn. :0 (screamin' my fool head off, thanks to YOU! LOL)
Acetone Enema (Short Story) - 6/30/2003 12:07:12 PM
WOW! what a fuckin head trip.Got a little confused when he was talking about the head and the jar thing but talk about the dark recesses of the mind.
Acetone Enema (Short Story) - 4/11/2003 10:40:38 AM
whoa....what a trip!
The Mechanics of Perversion (Short Story) - 4/10/2003 2:44:06 PM
Shades of Dorian Gray! Another roller coaster adventure of a story!
Acetone Enema (Short Story) - 4/9/2003 12:36:07 PM
It needs just a wee bit of editing...
"Her instructors eventually required her to wear a jar over her head [WHAT HEAD?], as she grew quite fond of conversation."
Other than that (and a coupla typos) it's one hell of a story! Very good!
The Mechanics of Perversion (Short Story) - 3/17/2003 1:17:51 AM
This one is really fucked up, and a damn good read too. You have a really black sense of humor as in a really evil sense of humor. It takes a mind like this to write a story this dark.
Acetone Enema (Short Story) - 3/17/2003 1:15:03 AM
This one is beyond fucked up even for me. It is a good write though but really fucked up.
The Mechanics of Perversion (Short Story) - 3/15/2003 5:43:58 AM
fantastic- because of the style in which you wrote this some lines should be removed "If I opened the door, I would open the door to an immeasurable void. The hot water began producing steam, which covered the mirror and, heavy in the air, darkened the room. I shut off the water." it was tedious to read this small section just because of the repeated words.
, but the meat of this the story itself is extremly creative I really enjoyed it-Reilly
The Mechanics of Perversion (Short Story) - 3/4/2003 9:52:46 AM
Darkly humorous, and terribly twisted. Great job, amn. Might make a great novella one day.
Perfection (Poetry) - 1/28/2011 9:16:51 PM
Interesting thoughts but a bit morbid--but then, life seems to be a bit morbid considering that we all must pass away.
The One Who Takes (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 9:56:22 PM
But you have reached beyond human pale and i thank you good piece of humanities weakest quest for perfection withou knowing why...
The Winds of Autumn (Poetry) - 9/22/2009 10:38:08 PM
Love the overall classic feel to this. Authentic feeling in the way we commune with nature. Beautifully penned:)
Candor (Poetry) - 8/15/2008 10:36:16 AM
I enjoyed this piece.
Why?, Because it rings honest.
Honesty is what makes the words walk,
And command a salute
Tomorrow (Poetry) - 5/25/2008 11:55:59 AM
We akk feel like this at times in our lives. Hopefully you have moved onto a better life you have made for yourself. We must all make our own sunshine, and to be sad for long isn't meant to be. You deserve to be happy sometime in your ]lifetime,
The Winds of Autumn (Poetry) - 12/27/2007 11:28:44 PM
Beautifully worded and expressed. SC
Everybody Loves A Dog (Poetry) - 7/7/2007 8:24:33 AM
okay that's just a little too wrong.
Tomorrow (Poetry) - 6/3/2007 2:47:16 PM
Passionate and poignant poem, excellent writing. Thank you,
Candor (Poetry) - 8/4/2006 8:21:01 AM
Some wonderful imagery in this one.
Candor (Poetry) - 2/26/2006 11:36:00 AM
Very insightful write.
Candor (Poetry) - 12/11/2005 5:55:11 PM
Whew! Caught my attention. You put in your bio you're from 'murderapolis' USA? That'll leave us guessing...
Perfection (Poetry) - 8/10/2005 3:04:34 PM
And you dream your life away
As I decay.
..this hit home..hard!!!
The One Who Takes (Poetry) - 8/10/2005 3:03:10 PM
You rolled the dice.
You set the stakes.
You opened yourself to me
..fantastic stuff..hey ..your mind enthralls me..
The Winds of Autumn (Poetry) - 8/28/2004 12:06:16 AM
Candor (Poetry) - 8/27/2004 11:38:07 PM
Very well expressed. Excellent finish.
The One Who Takes (Poetry) - 8/24/2004 5:48:16 PM
I agree with Mark on this one, this one does have a very strong TOOL vibe to it. Your short stories does have it as well, but never really reviewed your poems until now.
The Winds of Autumn (Poetry) - 8/13/2004 3:26:54 PM
This is exceptional, so powerful I want to read it again and again. You are so talented Nicholas.
Perfection (Poetry) - 8/13/2004 3:23:53 PM
Ouch! This is one of those that leave me a bit speachless. I find your poetry intriguing...well written but seeming to make some sort of statement. By shocking perhaps you make a more powerful statement. This is the antithesis of all I believe but it is where I once was.
The One Who Takes (Poetry) - 8/13/2004 3:17:50 PM
Nicholas you have such a unique style. I love reading your work because it makes me think. I have a feeling you enjoy provoking.
Candor (Poetry) - 8/13/2004 3:08:02 PM
Hard hitting, thought-provoking poem Nicholas. I like the way your mind works. Fascinating!
Perfection (Poetry) - 6/5/2004 11:36:29 AM
You are certainly a non romantic poet. Nitty gritty drives this one.
Candor (Poetry) - 3/19/2004 11:55:51 PM
I echo Eddie's sentiments on this one! On the edge. Keeps me guessing. Love and peace to you, Nicholas. Regis
Candor (Poetry) - 3/13/2004 8:31:10 AM
powerful images...edgy...heck...i liked it!
Candor (Poetry) - 1/11/2004 11:20:44 AM
..oh this is superb..a magnificent bit of writing!..you Nicholas are being tracked!
The One Who Takes (Poetry) - 12/3/2003 4:03:51 PM
indeed..balance requires both givers and takers...
Candor (Poetry) - 10/24/2003 3:12:39 PM
fascinating level of inspiration rarely touched or explored.
Perfection (Poetry) - 9/22/2003 12:59:20 AM
If you haven't already, you gotta check out the NEKROMANTIK series of movies, by German director Jorg Buttgereit who is quoted as saying, "RED HEDZ (my first novel under the pseudonym Michael Paul Peter) would make the PERFECT David Cronenberg movie." Great poem, Nicholas.
Candor (Poetry) - 9/14/2003 12:11:17 PM
Very well written, Nickolas. The emotions are there all right. I wrote a poem on the subject of beauty called, "Her Face."
Candor (Poetry) - 9/13/2003 4:44:39 AM
Beauty is only skin deep, the real beauty lies within the heart. Focus your dreams on the inside instead of the outter layers. I felt the emotions in this. Lisa
The One Who Takes (Poetry) - 7/27/2003 10:40:12 AM
hey, this is like Tool. ever thought of writing for a rock band? hks
The One Who Takes (Poetry) - 7/19/2003 9:03:58 PM
Unique and unusual...I like your style.
The One Who Takes (Poetry) - 6/27/2003 3:25:51 PM
This is good...really good. Methinks you are not referring to a person here...Very well done!
The One Who Takes (Poetry) - 4/24/2003 11:04:43 AM
OH MY! I liked this! LOL...maybe I'm twisted. Very strong....well done! Teresa
The One Who Takes (Poetry) - 4/6/2003 11:00:25 PM
Are you my ex-husband?
But seriously, very strong, very stark. Powerful.
The One Who Takes (Poetry) - 3/28/2003 4:38:29 PM
The One Who Takes (Poetry) - 3/27/2003 10:34:04 AM
The One Who Takes (Poetry) - 3/27/2003 5:03:55 AM
I like the rolling effect of the lines as they tumble one upon the other.
The last 3 lines could be omitted and only retain the refrain:
"I am only the one who takes"
The One Who Takes (Poetry) - 3/27/2003 2:15:40 AM
Perfection (Poetry) - 3/4/2003 6:41:56 PM
Good poem full of depth !!!
Perfection (Poetry) - 3/4/2003 2:53:28 AM
Perfection (Poetry) - 3/3/2003 7:19:38 PM
Nicholas, it seems you are trying to build perfecton and yet decay inhabits your personal self. She seems to see perfection in her self; while you see change and growth toward perfection; which you cannot bring about due to your personal decay. With decay inside of you = perfection would seem impossible? Bill
Perfection (Poetry) - 3/3/2003 4:30:27 PM
Why not dream together? Nice thought-provoking piece!
Sandie Angel :o)
Perfection (Poetry) - 3/3/2003 3:31:31 PM
Ditto. Very deep, but well written.
Perfection (Poetry) - 3/3/2003 3:28:24 PM
Oh this one is deep.
The Winds of Autumn (Poetry) - 2/24/2003 2:09:37 PM
your best poem on authorsden - I loved this
The Floor is Fine (Poetry) - 2/24/2003 2:07:15 PM
fire in the skin
watch the ceiling
thinking of England
secretary of nylon back
whoring her day away
what is missing?
vomit in a bucket
fists in the face of lust
that's how your poem made me feel
The Winds of Autumn (Poetry) - 2/21/2003 5:42:08 PM
Welcome to the Den, Nicholas ;) Good writing.
The Winds of Autumn (Poetry) - 2/21/2003 4:33:18 PM
Very good poetry.
The Winds of Autumn (Poetry) - 2/21/2003 3:57:48 PM
Wow...this is very good poetry.
The Winds of Autumn (Poetry) - 2/21/2003 12:21:54 PM
Great work and I echo Bobbi.
The Winds of Autumn (Poetry) - 2/21/2003 10:36:14 AM
This is the first time I've read your work, it won't be the last. Good job.
The Floor is Fine (Poetry) - 2/21/2003 4:08:45 AM
......and so will the skin be.....
Sandie Angel :o)
The Floor is Fine (Poetry) - 2/21/2003 3:37:04 AM
The floor will be fine.... Nice write.