Hoots and Hollers

I’m not big on making blog posts about my life because that’s pretty boring and excessive, but I thought it would be nice to catalog current thoughts and feelings and put it down to pixel paper.

I bought Naked Lunch yesterday on impulse when I saw my university book store had it–my Friday habit is roaming bookshelves and just letting the stuff spark my brain gears–and I’ve gotten about half through it since then.

I’m already a big fan, I love the writing, I love the style, I love the number of fucks given. It’s been inspiring, it’s more of the style I’ve been looking for/writing in, and for some reason I don’t really understand (may even be correlation, not causation), I’ve been feeling super STOKED about my writing.

For the first time in a while I feel like I can really make something, and make something unique and “me” and all that fancy jazz. I think that might stem from an attitude I’ve been trying to pull together–to let the works of others inherently inspire me and make me excited about my own work, which is what I consider inspiration, as opposed to envy and comparison.

But I’ve hit 37K today for Burn-In (I’m also participating in Camp NaNoWriMo for the first time) and I’m a bit blown away, after I’ve realized I’ve only been writing this version for a month exactly. Despite all the ridiculousness that happened there and back, so that’s pretty cool. And I wanted to celebrate that because this is my blog so I get to pat myself on the back.

I feel much closer to really producing the kind of content I’ve always dreamed, and I suppose it’s dawned on me that I’m actually doing that, despite some ridiculous circumstances that have held me back for years and years. So I want to hoot and holler but I’m in the university library right now, and that is not an appropriate setting–so HOOT AND HOLLER–I’m excited to keep going and I’m excited to see my own concepts taking serious shape.

So for all you who’ve read through that block of gibberish, I commend you, but I’d like to say that inspiration is everywhere but you have to listen for it, and we can all benefit from shutting up a bit more. And when we do, our passions begin to speak a little louder.


On that note,
Koel over and out.

Call for Beta Readers for a Cyberpunk Dystopian Psych Horror Monstrosity

Hi, world. I thought it would be nice to throw this out there just in case I do happen to catch someone’s attention, even though you probably don’t know who I am.
(Hi, my name is Koel and I like disturbing things and Mexican food.)

I’m hoping to find a few beta readers for my novelish thing that I’m planning to release as a serial, chapter a week kinda deal. I’ve got a bit more than the first 30k written out, and I’d really like to get some feedback, as I’m looking to begin publishing chapters soon.


Objectively it’s really just about two travelers trying to survive in this particular world. Ultimately it’s about what that means.

  • Cyberpunk
  • Hard Sci-Fi
  • Dystopian
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Dark Humor
  • Satire
  • Psychological Horror
  • Literary Fiction
  • Character-Driven

Deals with mature themes and hopefully things that you find disturbing. (Including profanity, violence, sex, fetishism, unethical amounts of angst and sass, etc.) I’m aiming for psychological  horror and not gore shock value horror, if that helps clarify.

What I mean to say is that it might not be everyone’s cup of tea.

I’m not looking for extensive critique, mostly trying to figure out if the tone, atmosphere, and plot conveys the mood I’m aiming for, and makes logical sense. So no big commitment.

Anyways, if you’re interested at all, please let me know!
Shoot me an email at ultravirulence@gmail.com



Site Launch

EDIT: I realize I should probably introduce myself to the wordpress community. I’m Koel and I write and draw cyberpunk stuff and it’s been years since I’ve used wordpress, but I’m super happy to get back to it. I write hard sci-fi, psychological horror, and literary, experimental things. I also write poems once in a while.
I’m also an undergrad studying Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Microbiology, so I love applying stuff I learn in class to my work. Thus naturally, everything I write is cyberpunky and biopunky because those things are awesome.

Even though I don’t have much content, so I am probably a bit ahead of myself here. But either way it feels good to have a new corner of the internet all to myself. Hopefully, in the next few days I will be populating categories with some art and writing.

In other news, I have the first 18k of Burn-In written, I’m super duper excited, but I still need to format that and yadda yadda.