WEIRD WEED is FREE 4/20-4/21

Weird_Weed_Cover_for_Kindlehttp://www.amazon.com/Weird-Weed-strange-stoner-stories-ebook/dp/B01CQ74XXE

If you get yourself a free ebook to spark with, please leave an honest review. The authors appreciate it!

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The High Water trilogy is complete

Wow! It’s been a few years of putting this together, and now we’re complete. It feels good.

HIGH WATER, PART 3: HANG EM HIGH!

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This series started with an idea: what would a bunch of kung fu loving stoners do in a zombie apocalypse?

By the time I got to the third novel, there were Amish zealots, ancient conspiracies, villains becoming heroes, and heroes losing their innocence. Zombies became the most mundane part. The characters came to life in my mind. It became a story of friendship, love, and the mutual adoration of a substance that makes life a little better.

This was the series where I really found my writing chops. The people in the story went from one dimensional characters with funny one liners in High Water, to people struggling with real adversity in High Water: Low Point, to people struggling with the end of the world in Hang ‘Em High.

I’ve moved on to other book series at this point, but High Water will always be the story that launched my foray into literature. Zombie novels are a dime a dozen, but I think I made something special, and I’ll always be proud of it.

Thanks for your support, as always!

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Weird Weed is live! Strange stoner stories

WEIRD WEED

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Here’s a project I’ve been working on for awhile. Starting with a few short stories of my own, Weird Weed became a collaborative project between myself, Mara K Eton and Tyler Haas.

If you’ve been reading the blog, you probably know by now that both are writing in this venerated little medium we call Pot Fiction. Tyler draws, Mara writes, and the both of them have strong lungs, it suffices to say.

Inside Weird Weed, you’ll find short stories about 19th century Jamaica, space travel, stoned animals, horror, love and loss, love found, weird sickos and lunatics, beloved friends and generally a lot of weed smoke. Seriously, the ganja drips off this book.

One unfortunate thing I found with some of

these stories is that they aren’t publishable. In fact, I’ve gotten some really disheartening letters back from magazine editors.

Literally: “This will promote drug use”.

Yeah, no shit.

Call it sour grapes, but I think that this is what self publishing is all about: sharing things without a middleman.

If you stay tuned, we’ll have a 4/20 sale where you can pick it up at a discount.

Thanks for all your support.

 

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DEVIL WEED, a marijuana horror story, is FREE until Halloweed!

Hey everyone! Long time no see. That’s right, you can get my horror novella for FREE until Saturday at midnight!

http://www.amazon.com/Devil-Weed-R-W-Tucker-ebook/dp/B0160LK9LMCannabis_leaf_2

If you like disgusting, vile stories of horror and the macabre, you’re going to love this one about a killer strain of weed.

Stay tuned for more updates. Lots of publishing coming very soon, I haven’t stopped working to bring you awesome pot fiction entertainment.

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[Analysis] Hit it or get off the Pot, or, Putting the P in Pot

Who says basic research is dead?

NIH is funding a three year study in Washington state to measure the amount of metabolized cannabinoids in the sewer system. This shitty job will be done by the University of Puget Sound, because who else would do it?

Consumers of cannabis defecate some of the psychoactive ingredients in the plant. Everyone knows this. The drug testing industry made oodles once it was discovered that you could ruin someone’s life over the content of their pee. The university research team will be mucking around in the sewers, trying to determine the habits of the people crapping above them.

The researcher’s description of the goals:

“We’re trying to get a sense of the type of user,” Burgard said.

Well, there’s the type that smokes weed, and the type that smokes weed a lot. Perhaps that narrows it down. NIH, care to throw me some cash?

“If there’s more use on the weekends, maybe that’s more recreational. But if Sunday to Thursday use goes up as much, that might be a public health concern, with habitual users using a lot more.”

Clearly I’m a threat to public health by having Ice Bong Sundaes.

Just a suggestion, but I’m wondering whether it would be easier to poll people for answers. It’s legal in the state, after all, so response rate would be decent. Pot users are people that can speak, last time I checked!

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[Announcement] High Water now in Paperback

Greetings readers!

I’ve been very busy writing instead of blogging, because if I have time for one, I will focus on the writing.

In my spare time, I’ve been finishing up the PAPERBACK VERSION of High Water.

http://www.amazon.com/High-Water-1-R-W-Tucker/dp/1502565927/

This is incredibly exciting. I’m selling it for about as cheap as I can possibly make it. Part 2, High Water: Low Point, will be available in paperback very soon as well.

At the same time, I’ve also finished a draft of Part 3, which should be available as an ebook and a paper copy by the end of the year.

Thanks for your support, and hope to see your (honest) review on Amazon soon.

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[Book Review] The 420 Code

The first question to ask when writing a code is whether it is necessary to write one. One writes codes of conduct when decision paths are unclear, or outcomes are cloudy. Whether it’s Kant’s Categorical Imperative or the Golden Rule, the code of conduct applies to all equally.

You’re probably discussing this and more when someone breaks the bong.

Now what?
The 420 Code is a crowdsourced document published online, and is available in print. Branching off from the reddit weed forum, /r/trees, the code has been relatively popular among those stoners on reddit, that staple of internet conversation. A dollar from every sale goes to the rainforest (https://www.crowdrise.com/420friends).

It reads much like Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet or Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. An unnamed stoner enlightens others with edicts on the nature of weed. Hairy problems of the weed smoker, like talking to the police or dealing with broken glass in a circle of responsible parties, are resolved. The whole thing reads very simply, and some of the lines are memorable. My favorite was the principle of Fun, “for the worst things are done seriously”. Words to live by. The moderator, 5moker, is a very friendly guy and has created a forum dedicated to the book and things spawned from it, such as artwork. http://www.reddit.com/r/420code/

The entire code is available for free on the website, or in printed form. The cover is a nice material, and the printed version includes some little games for the reader’s entertainment and original art.

Worth a bowl and a read!

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