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The official website of Stephen King's Thinner Gypsies
As of February 2021, we are now getting up to 7 MILLION visits per day!
This is the home page of
Maine author, artist, Voodoo Priestess, Gypsy Queen, and art car designer:
EelKat Wendy Christine Allen
Chances are high, I'm the most famous person, you'll ever meet.
I am EelKat
The REAL Gypsy Witch Stephen King based his Thinner Gypsy witch off of
and owner of the REAL World's Most Haunted car,
the car Stephen King based his fictional Christine off of,
My family, we are the Gypsies you see in The Thinner, the movie was filmed on my farm,
Founder of The Procter & Gamble Boycott
EelKat of Squidoo, EelKat Voice of the Voiceless.
EelKat Etiole's Friend.
We are the Gypsies of Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Biddeford, Scarborough, Wells, Kennebunk, Sanford, Bangor, and Palmyra, Maine.
This website started in 1996 and is updated, edited, and added to daily. (NOTE do keep in mind since the April 10, 2015 murder of my children, this site is no longer updated daily, and very few new writing articles are added any more - since 2015 updates have been about weekly and usually are about the continued ongoing investigation into the murder of my family.)
As of 2021 it has more than 10,000 pages. However, only around 2,000 pages are indexed by search engines (robot blockers and/or passwords, prevent the rest from being findable by Google/Bing/Yahoo/etc.). Around 8,000 pages can only be accessed by clicking on direct links to them. The links are found on other pages on this site. Confusing? Perhaps. But whenever one of those difficult to find 8,000 pages gets traffic, I know that you are VERY dedicated in reading what I wrote or doing some stalker level digging to reach those search engine inaccessible pages and I'd rather not waste my time writing stuff for uninterested parties, plus it's fascinating to see how deep some people are willing dig to find every last word I wrote.
I published my first novel in 1978. Since then I have published 138 novels, 30 non-fiction books, 2,000+ short stories, a dozen plays, a few comic book scripts for Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck comics, a few dozen novellas, and 10,000+ non-fiction articles.
I am asexual and famous for 4 decades of writing 100% sexless stories, laced in extreme blood-gore-and-violence. But in spite of that, in recent years, most people classify me as an Erotica author. I don't know why, as I've never written Erotica or even any sex scenes, and as I am a nun, raised as such from the age of 3, I wouldn't even know how to write sex or Erotica. If you came here looking for sex, BDSM, Erotica, or Dominatrix's, please return to whomever sent you and tell them to burn in Hell where their immoral ass belongs. Also, do tell me their name so I can put a curse on them, so they will never enjoy sex ever again, to punish them for spreading lies about me and connecting my name to anything related to sex at all. I find sex vile and despicable and want no part of your perverse degradation near me.
All of my fiction works are about Alien Elf Wizards who live in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. All of my non-fiction works are about the history of Maine, it's Gypsy Clans, and most especially Old Orchard Beach the town which was settled and founded by my family.
Most of these pages answer reader questions on the worldbuilding, character creating, plotting, writing, editing, and publishing process of my work.
Others are on the history of my people, The Gypsies of Maine, our culture, our lifestyle, our cars, and our religion.
The rest of the pages are daily updates of the terrorist attacks by Maine's White Supremacists on my non-white family, including updates of the FBI investigation of the April 10, 2015 murder of my children.
Due to the murder of my family and the resulting court cases, police investigations, and FBI investigations, I no longer have time to daily update this website.
Likewise ALL novel, short story, and article writing projects are on hiatus.
All book releases, book signings, workshops, and convention appearances for 2015 (and unknown amount of time after) are on hold while the murder investigation of my family is ongoing.
Writing advice for the worldbuilding, character creation, and other writing how to articles are on hold.
From now on, the bulk of updates here will be about the investigation into the murder of my family.
No, NOT just THIS author website, not JUST the EelKat pename, not just self published books: ALL 15 (fifteen) of my penames are on hiatus, that includes traditional published books as well, newspaper reporting jobs, editing jobs, my work for Harlequin Romance Novels, my work for Disney... EVERYTHING is on hiatus. Every publishing house I work for, every series I write, every penname I write under: they are ALL on hiatus, ALL projects.
There is NOTHING being published under ANY penname, not for ANY series, not for ANY publisher, from 2015 onward. EVERYTHING is on hold due to the murder of my family. I do not know when or even if, any of the projects will be restarted or finished.
Yes, BOTH the magazines I owned are indefinitely shut down because of this as well, with no plans for either magazine to return. The publishing house I own is also closed to submissions from now on, we will no longer be publishing anything. It is unlikely we will reopen the publishing house either.
All book signing tours, workshops, letures, PAX events, ComicCon events, carnival/festival/state fair/car show events are also canceled. I will not be attending ANY of them. If a venue still has my name listed as a guest/speaker/etc it is because they've not yet removed it. I WILL NOT be there, no matter where it is!
EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE, IS CANCELED!
The ONLY thing continuing from this point on, is THIS website, where I'll post updates on the murder investigation, hopefully every week, but, you know how it is when 10 members of your family are beheaded, it's kind of difficult to have a schedule for anything anymore.
April 10, 2015 my 12 children were kidnapped,
from 146 Portland Ave. Old Orchard Beach, Maine.
May 15, 2015, ten of their heads were nailed to my door.
Do you have information?
FBI Agent Andy Drewer out of the Portland, Maine FBI office is in charge of the case.
If you have information about the April 10, 2015 murder of my family
or any of the attacks on our home and relatives, give it to him not me.
He can be reached @ +1-(207)-774-9322
For me, often it depends on the character in question, but as a general rule, descriptions are sparse and very minimal. Never in info dumps, and often just one line in this chapter, another line in that chapter.
For example, I've one character who I describe only 3 things: his 4 foot long white hair that is constantly getting in his way but he refuses to cut it because of a superstition that it makes him powerful, his icy blue eyes that are so pale they appear to be white, and his insane over the top neon bubblegum pink sequined dresses and feather boas.
He's very vain and obsesses, obsessively over his clothes. He clothes are generally not described outright, but instead are mentioned in passing throughout the story, in phrases like: he stopped talking to adjust the ill fitted pink sequined corset he had on just then stuck in between a dialogue heavy conversation. Most characters have no clothing description at all. This character only gets his clothes described, because his clothes are so over the top, outlandish, and eccentric, and show the reader that he has a very strong, bold personality. His clothes are as much a part of his personality as his temper.
If he's arguing with someone, his height (or lack thereof) gets mentioned with something like he stood to address them eye to eye, even though he was only eye level to their chin.
His hair too is not directly described, but rather seen in the story within the action such as: while the rest of the group simply sat down on the ground to eat, he fussed for several minutes over where to put his four foot long hair. He couldn't eat with it in his lap and letting it lay on the ground beside him meant it would get full of twigs and dirt, a thing he wished to avoid as it took several hours to wash and dry.
Likewise his eyes get described in dialogue tags such as: he said as he glared at them angrily. They cowered in fear, not because they were scared of him, but because his ghastly pale eyes looked unnaturally creepy
He walks with a limp, from an old injury. Again, this is just one line here or there, in the middle of the action. Everyone in the room scattered and ran away. Quaraun, however, unable to run due to his lame leg, was quickly tackled by the guards.
His leg causes issues for his when travelling as well, and thus his injury gets described through the action, rather than via info dump descriptions: Quaraun knew they could easily reach their destination before sunset, had they not been required to stop every hour to let him rest his leg. The pain was no longer just in his knee, but now in his hip as well. He'd walked too far this time before resting it. Quaraun cursed the Human who'd run a sword through his knee, so many decades ago. He was also grateful that his friends did not just leave him behind and go on without him.
Quaraun gets more of these types of descriptive scenes then any other character, because he is the main character whom every novel is about.
Another character, (a demon) has hair and eyes that glow in the dark. Both these things get mentioned often, but the rest of his features are never mentioned at all, unless someone can get him naked (which is next to impossible as he's very shy) at which point the fact that he's a Cotswold sheep from the waist down gets mentioned. Like descriptions of Quaraun, the demon is also described very minimally and through random hints sprinkled in throughout the text. With this character, you see, descriptions of how he acts (shy, nervous, jumpy, jittery) instead of physical descriptions of what he looks like. He was badly abused as a child and is extremely paranoid over pretty much everything. Showing his fear filled nature is more important than describing what he looks like.
Another character, who spent decades growing his massive long dreadlocks, which he is VERY proud of and fusses over, gets many various descriptions of his hair throughout every novel, the fact that he has claws like an eagle's talons and teeth like a piranha gets mentioned from time to time, but rarely is anything else about him mentioned. Again, no info dumps, and instead using lots of small sprinkles here and there. His dreadlocks are described, because they are a big part of who he is. He is also a chef who obsesses over food, far more than is normal (on Gordon Ramsey levels) and so rather then descriptions of him, you often see instead, descriptions of the taste, flavour, and texture of food. You don't see food described when other characters eat. Only this one character. This shows the reader that food is important to him. His love of food is part of his personality.
As you can see, I go more for letting the personality of the character show through, and only describe the few important aspects of their features, leaving the bulk of what they look like, up to the imagination of the readers. I feel that a character's personality is far more important than what they look like.
Those 3 characters are the 3 primary characters and so are the only ones I put much effort into describing. Most everyone else just gets a one word gender and or species and or career/status/class assigned to them. Girl. Boy. Man. Woman. Elf. She-Elf. Wizard. Noblemen. Innkeep. Scribe. Merchant. Most characters, if they are described at all, have only very minimal, one line descriptions, such as "The pretty girl with a laughing smile, was deep in conversation with the Elven merchant." and the reader is left to imagine that any way they see fit.
So, you see, there is no point where I just drop in a straight up description. It's more just hints and clues dropped in here or there throughout the story.