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Dead-End Solutions is a flea market of amusement for the bored and the frugal.

All site content is copyright 2000-2015 by Mike MacDee.

You can email Mike MacDee at yahoo dot com.

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About the Author

Mike MacDee is a subterranean desert creature that secretes graphic novels and short fiction as a defense mechanism. He is currently on the endangered species list, but so far environmentalists have shown no interest in preserving him.

He sometimes goes by Applebetty.

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22 comments on “About

  1. Is there a way you I could talk you into Letting the site i work at ( Geek Juice Media ) Host your Splatterhouse 3D game pack?

    I think it’s great fun , and would love to do a little review of it with a hosted download if i could

    • Thanks for asking! I’m okay with it, as long as you hotlink to my profile at GameJolt in the article. People have a habit of getting outdated versions of my games on other freeware sites — the GameJolt profile always has the latest versions.

  2. Hey,

    I was just wondering if I could have your permission to do a narration of your story “The Crying Room” on my Youtube channel. I’ve done several and I’m looking to do some more here soon. I love the story and would really enjoy reading it. Feel free to check out some of my work first. My website I used on here is my Youtube channel.

    Thanks.

    • I don’t mind at all if you adapt it! A few of them have already been adapted on youtube. All I have to say is avoid doing what most of them did: slurring their way through the story with their voice drowned out by loud, inappropriate music.

      • Awesome.

        Don’t worry, I do a lot of editing and have a policy to not use music at all. I work on acting my way through the story if it is from a character’s point of view, without going overboard. If I slur, or mess up a line. I say it over again while editing the mess up out.

        Now that I have your permission. I hope to record and have the story up within a week or so. I hope you like it, it is a very funny and well written pasta. Thanks for letting me narrate your story. You’ll get the proper crediting with a link coming back here so that listeners can find more of your work!

        Much appreciated!

  3. Good evening,

    This does seem to be the place to inquire about narrative permissions, and I was wondering if we might be able to cover “Whispers” on our show, Midnight Marinara, which adapts eerie stories into audio dramas. The story would lend itself well to the radio play format we aim for, and of course we’d be sure to give you credit and promote whatever you’d like via the show.

  4. Hi,

    I found your website very informative, also like to thank you help me to build my own game.
    There is a video I would like to share with you.

    Killing Time 3DO Remake in Adobe Flash CS3

    Thanks

  5. Been enjoying your MSTings of hideous MLP fanfics. I think I downloaded them from a collection elsewhere, but they are credited to this URL…Enjoy your riffing characters and their ongoing storylines – they add extra humor in the way of the original MST3K (something I have had a fairly obsessive love for for almost a decade now even though I encountered it long after its end.) I came here to poke around and see if you’d done any more of those…and if not, what you are doing now.
    Appreciatively,
    Ms. Thraam

    • Thanks so much for reading this little pet project of mine! I have another Fan-Friction in the works that I’m hoping to get back to writing soon. I’ve had a lot on my plate lately and I’m in need of a break from the serious writing I’m doing…

      • I wish I could give you an answer to your query re where I found your Fan Friction – it was definitely a site other than your own – but I don’t remember what it is called, or how to get there. Someone had mentioned seeing textually-manifested MST3K-mode satirical humor using bad fanfic in place of bad movies, and inserting gags and jabs at its paragraphs by either the original MST3K bots or original characters performing similarly functioning roles to those of Crow and Servo. Being a really, REALLY obsessive MSTie, I had to check this out immediately so just pulled up Google, typed ‘mst3k AND fanfic’ then skimming through the results and yours came up, but on someone else’s blog or page. I think I may have heard about this all in connection to the bafflingly popular MLP fandom so I believe I may have added ‘MLP’ to the search string…so there’s a fairly good chance that if you do this yourself, you may find the site… I recall not having to pore through many results before finding what I was looking for. I will add that on occasions later that week, I encountered lots of other MSTings of fanfics by other writers which I found less entertaining, and one, maybe two others that were ABOUT AS funny as yours. I am disappointed that it seems to be ‘over with’ since everything I ran into was years and years old…I think of the MSTing phenomenon as outliving the show inspiring it…especially since the latter cast of the TV show went on creating Rifftrax.com, which includes further fun jabbing bad (and sometimes contemporary Hollywood blockbusters that are far too over popular) and carrying it all further with the iRiff section for new MSTers to try their own commentary comedics out on a significant audience. The results run the gamut from dull to ‘possibly better in some ways than the original show’ (reference: Incognito Cinema Warriors XP, which has amazing production, audio, sets and three robots doing the riffing with a human, like the old MST3K, but somehow managing to be more than just a rip off of Joel Hodgson’s original – the mood is darker and more tapped in to horror film fans, and the robots have totally different personas. And most importantly, is consistently fall-from-my-chair hilarious.

    • Yeah, fanfic-riffing is all but dead. I think people still occasionally post riffs on Das Sporking, PonyRiffs, and Deviantart, but often they’re pretty bad, and updates seem to be sporadic at best. Most of this went down in the 1990’s. The most recent updates on riff sites I usually find are around 2011, so I don’t really have many contemporaries anymore, if any at all. I just uploaded two new episodes this weekend though, so I hope you like ‘em.

  6. I really love your work. <3

    I just wanted to ask and see if I could write a creepypasta kinda (sequel) to "Whispers" and which I already had a story planned out. It would basically be a follow-up to DeadAtFifty's tribute.
    (I just wanted your permission before doing so.)

    • I wouldn’t mind your writing a spin-off if you think you have one in you. Just don’t be like them other creepypasta authors who spend only an hour on their stories and shun things like “editing” and “proofreading.” Whispers took me a few months to polish up, and even then its quality is debatable.

      Be sure to post a link here when it’s finished! I’d love to see it.

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