Did I make Bigfoot too violent?

I contacted someone I consider to be a well-respected member of the Bigfoot community last week about Lost Days. I’ll withhold his name out of respect for him. I sent him a link to the video book trailer (see below) and description of the book. He was kind enough to respond, but only to voice his concerns. It seems he thinks I’ve made Bigfoot too violent. His research indicates a shy and gentle creature.

He’s entitled to his opinion, of course, but I beg to differ. I didn’t make Bigfoot a violent creature. I gave the big ape the typical characteristics you would find in any known primate. If we are to assume Bigfoot is real, we have to assume that it is an animal that displays the same survival instincts that all animals demonstrate in the wild. When threatened, it will respond violently. That by no means makes it a violent animal. That makes it an animal behaving as nature intended. It wouldn’t have been realistic for me to have presented Bigfoot otherwise. Granted the title for the video is sensationalistic, to say the least, but it is accurate. Bigfoot does attack someone in my book just as any wild animal would.

Just wanted to get my thoughts out there on this particular subject. The truth is we don’t know how Bigfoot would respond if threatened because there’s no credible evidence that one as ever been threatened.
That is all.

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Bigfoot in Minnesota and Illinois

A lot of you have been visting the blog today looking for the trap cam picture of the Minnesota Bigfoot, and you have no doubt been disappointed by not finding it here.  Prepared to be even more disappointed because I have the picture and it’s… well, see for yourself (BTW – Thanks to Lula Brown for point this out to me).

Bigfoot or big hoax?

Maybe this video of a Bigfoot attack in Illinois will leave you with some satisfaction.

Hungry for more?  Read the book.

Prepare to come face to face with a legend!

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I can’t sleepblog and some Lost Days news

In a group, club, organization? Get a 25% discount on Lost Days!

Whoa!  I missed posting yesterday!  My excuse?  I fell asleep on my recliner.  I’m not joking.  I fell into a deep, unexpected sleep.  It was so deep Mia freaked me out a bit when she woke me.  I didn’t know where I was, and I only had a vague idea who I was.  I was in no mood or shape to sit down at the computer and blog.

Why was I so tired?  I’ve been getting up at four in the morning in an effort to be more productive.  The trouble is I’m still going to bed at my normal time.  It finally caught up to me.  I’ll adjust soon enough, but until then I ask for your patience. 

Top R.W. Ridley news for today: I’ve worked out a 25% discount for groups who want to buy and read Lost Days.  What does that mean?  If you’re in a book club or you work for a school or part of some cryptozoology group, you can contact me at lostdays@rwridley.com, and I will send you a link to a website, and a discount code so you can get 25% off Lost Days.  All I ask is that you share the discount with everyone in your group.  In fact if you can get 10 people to buy it, we can arrange for a phone conference, and I’ll be happy to answer any of your questions about the book or writing or bigfoot or all of the above.  

Now, please forgive me. My comfy recliner is calling my name…zzzzzzzzzzzz.

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Bigfoot 911 Call in San Antonio, Texas

Billy and Mike of SasqutchWatch Radio alluded to a 911 recording out of Texas that has been making its rounds on the interwebs recently.  I was intrigued, so I looked it up.  It’s interesting, but I’m not sure what to make of it.  I think we need to withhold judgment for now, but it is worth a listen.

BTW – Check out Lost Days written by…. your’s truly if you want to read a good old fashioned action/adventure young adult tale about Bigfoot.  It’s available on Amazon!  You could be eligible to win a laptop computer by reading Lost Days.  Click here to check out the what I mean.

Read a book! Win a laptop computer!

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Thank you!

Readers everywhere!

I’ve been doing what they call “gratitude work” over the last couple of days now.  Simply put, I just try to spend a few minutes every day being thankful for everything I have.  I learned it a number of years ago in the Unity Church.  The idea is the universe will give you more of the stuff you thank it for.  “Like attracts like,” and all that.  Anyway, I realized I’ve never actually thanked my readers, the people who’ve spent money to buy my books and time to read them.  To you I say, I am truly grateful.  I’ve included you in my daily gratitude work.

To those of you who are surprised that a guy who writes apocalyptic books with blood, guts and gore does gratitude work, I’m an enigma wrapped in a mystery dipped in cosmic chocolate sauce.  Seriously, apocalypse really just means an awakening.   My characters just have to go through monsters and bad guys to get to their awakening. 

That’s deep enough for today.  As they say in here in the south, “Have a good’un.”

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Freaky Search Friday – December 4, 2009

I give you clown badman... I mean zombie tattoo face... or is that Willem Defoe?

Freaky Search Friday is back. HEY-HO-HEY-HO-HEY-HO, We were on a brief break due to the holidays, but the freaks didn’t go anywhere.  They were out there tapping unusual words and phrases into their favorite search engine, waiting to be led to a website that would satisfy their morbid curiosity.  Instead, they wound up here where they probably felt ridiculed and judged.   Just because I call you freaks doesn’t mean I don’t love you.  Me blog es su blog!

bad gorillas – How do you discipline a 400 pound gorilla?  No, seriously.  I really want to know.  My gorilla’s be acting up lately.

man tattoos – Gender assigned tattoos? 

3300 pound stingray video – That is a huge video. 

clown badman – If you ignore the spelling, this may be the greatest oxymoron ever to appear anywhere. 

zombie tattoo face – What a great name for a rock band.  Ladies and gentleman, Zombie Face Tattoo! 

who’s as good a writer as suzanne Collin – There are few writer’s as good as Suzanne Collin’s.  She’s one of a kind, but since you here, you might as well check out my books. 

willem defoe ugly – Now that is uncalled for.  Sure, I’ve called him less than attractive before, but it’s endearing when I say it.  You’re just a jerk.

don’t sell me anything – Okay, don’t perform voluntary surgery on me or give me a haircut or shave my back…. Well, how much to shave my back?

cat wig book – Let me get this straight.  Cat’s wear wigs, and there’s a book about it.  And to think, I thought all they did was throw up every 15 minutes for no apparent reason. 

And the number 1 freakiest search term used to find my blog is:

 picture of gorilla ass – This has appeared on the list before, and sadly versions of the search came up a couple of times this week.  Guys, I like gorillas a lot, but this kind of thing is wrong.  Way wrong.  It couldn’t be wronger.  Stop it.  Stick to your own primate species. 

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Tiger Woods’ business is none of my business.

Maybe if they would have cheated on their families and wrecked their cars, the media would care that they were going off to fight in a war!

I had a passing interest in the Tiger Woods story when it first broke, but now I feel kind of dirty and ashamed every time I read a headline or see a promo promising salacious details. It’s disgusting that the media is showing so much interest in a matter that has basically destroyed a young family. It’s a private matter, and the media should leave them alone. I’ve believed for a long time that demand doesn’t drive what the media covers. The media creates demand. President Obama is sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. That’s what we should be talking about. Tiger getting his jollies from a string of twenty year old hostesses really doesn’t matter a bit. But it’s easier to cover the Tiger story. Sending young men and women to fight in a war is complicated. There are a lot of nuances and details and travel and too many names with too many consonants… Brilliant golfer sleep with pretty girl, wife sad, kids caught in middle, me camp out in front of house and ask how they feel! C’mon! Cover something that matters, you news-o-phytes. Stop turning your news organizations into launching pads for reality TV bozos. That is all.

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