My first interview is with someone I have wanted to chronicle for a long time, the infamous Angel Daemon or @Blutengeldaemon my good friend and part of the #horror family on Twitter.
As the Encyclopaedia Britannica states : Angel and demon, demon also spelled daemon, respectively, any benevolent or malevolent spiritual being that mediates between transcendent and temporal realms. And that is how I feel about his writing, he is so in touch with his feelings and inner mind that they are a consummate example of what writing is supposed to be. Therapeutic, intriguing, thought provoking and yes, spiritual. Not in a religious sense but in a metaphysical one. On that note lets get to the questions:
- Why do you write Angel? ~ Writing has become an escape. It’s a way to vent all my anger, hate, sadness and even happiness into the characters I created. So, it’s not so much me escaping, it’s the negativity that’s escaping onto the page and into the stories. It’s free therapy.
- Why the horror genre? ~ I love all genres. Growing up I watched a lot of cartoons like most kids. But my first form of entertainment was Horror. I just loved it. Before I was 6, I had already watched 2 ‘Friday the 13th’ movies, 3 ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ movies, ‘Evil Dead 2’, ‘House’, and ‘Fright Night’. It’s just something that I can’t really explain. The way some people love comic books, Star Wars or Star Trek, I love Horror.
- When did you start writing and what made you get into it? ~ Since I was a kid, I always loved to create works of fiction. Whether it was using figures, toys or writing. I implemented that into school work(elementary) when we had to write stories. Teacher would tell us to write a page and I’d write 10. Every time I watched a movie, horror or not, I’d get my brother’s G.I Joes and “remake” the movie I just saw. I created my own ‘Friday the 13th’ movies. I took Jason to Disney, Hollywood, the wild west and who knows where else. Even as a drug addicted teenager, I was creating stuff in my head with no idea how to display it. In the end, I got tired of saying that they should make a movie like this or that. That little voice in my head said, “Why don’t you do it?” That was the spark I needed.
- Who are some of your favorite authors or what about some of your favorite books? ~ I really don’t read that much. Growing up I read a lot of kids’ books. As a teen I read most wrestler’s autobiographies. As I got older, I became a huge fan of Edgar Allen Poe and his work. My favorite of his is Metzengerstein. It’s actually his first short story. Currently, I’m reading a lot of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Of course, the Brothers Grimm are excellent as well so I’d say them too.
- What is something you would like people to knw about you? ~ I always tell people that I may write dark content and have a morbid imagination…but it’s only my sense of humor that is dark and twisted…not my heart.
- Do you have a personal mantra? ~ I use 2 actually. First one, belongs to wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper. I use this when writing to keep me motivated creatively. It goes: “Just when you think you have all the answers, I change the questions.” The other plays off of the “Methods to your Madness” phrase. It is there are Madness to my Methods. Using the former, it can be predictable in a lot of cases. Like a familiar madness. Madness to my methods sort of leaves it up in the air as to what am I going to do next?
This is a link to his WATT PAD page where you can read all of his amazing other works!