Doc Destructo

is creating fiction that leaves craters.

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Get my work in progress posts- first draft chapters and manuscripts, prewriting, that sort of stuff.

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Beyond the first draft and behind the scenes content, you get the extra fiction works, like Conversations Between Friends Who Are Killers.

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About Doc Destructo

Things were once upon a time gonna be about games on this page, and that day might come again. For now, this is the home of Section 99, a funny, nasty, two-fisted and savage rampage into an alternate present, where faster-than-light space travel is the new airport headache, you probably grew up with aliens as your neighbors, late capitalism is even more desperate and dangerous, and what exists of a functioning society shelters themselves against oppressors with those among them that can do their very, very worst.

My name is Graeme Laird. I go by the ludicrous online name of Doc Destructo, and I make stuff online, with a distinct stylistic bent to it. Writing that will remind you that smoke breaks are part of union benefits. Art that'd prefer you not address it as sir, because it works for a living. Stuff that doesn't simply advocate you Always Punching The Nazi, but instead advocates you looking for an improvised weapon first. Maybe a steel chair. No need to hurt your hands doing the needful, is what I'm saying, as long as the job gets done.

You want stories where the protagonist could be someone that worked across from you on the assembly line, the big-shouldered hulk that hunched over the short-order grill, the sharp eyed blade of a person ? That's what I specialize in, the working class hero as a Batman, as a Kenshiro- a Stone Cold Steve Austin with actual powers. The genre myself and my partner are calling what I'm doing is "Planetary Men's Adventure" but let it be said, for as much baggage as a name like that can carry? I'm working from a place of sensitivity, both from my own perspective of an individual that lives with mental illness, and my want to see representation in media for all my queer friends. Yeah, this stuff might be Big Man Hours, but if you're a woman or any other gender, if you're queer, if you're trans? It sees you and recognizes you as a real live person, with wants and needs and goals in life, and it's got characters like you. Maybe you don't need the testosterone injection, that's fine, it's not for everyone!  But tell me you don't like to read about shit blowing up, at least a little bit, as long as there's someone sympathetic at the core of the story. That's where I've got you covered, folks. Hope you enjoy.

What's On Tap:
  • A Quick Death in Texas, the first full novel of The Uncommon Thug series, is under way! Van Parker, callsign Canine, is loose on his vengeance trail, toward the man that decided his life would be better shaped like a weapon. His first stop? To shoot the man's messenger: a petty, vainglorious script-kiddie masquerading as a tech thought leader, in a little place on the far side of the galaxy called New Laredo. On his way, he uncovers a tale as old as work itself: a beautiful, booming town built by the workers who live in it, and the one rich punk who thinks he should be in charge of it all, because Divine Right of Kings. Now looking to rally the township against a common enemy, the Canine might be an outtatowner, but he's arrived to teach an arrogant young CEO in a tall glass tower a simple lesson: Don't Mess With Texas.
  • A Good Man, the Second Draft, is working in parallel. The Prequel story to A Quick Death in Texas, which is going to eventually be the prologue of the fully released book. 
  • Conversations Between Friends Who Are Killers, a collection of the conversations that don't go anywhere else in the story. Heya! There's a lot of characterization that goes into the Section 99 universe, a lot of backfill writing, just a ton of stuff that the characters could talk about. I write them having these conversations as a means of learning who they are individually, and how they relate to one another, and now? They're yours, as an extra. Going to start releasing them alongside chapters!  
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 94 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 94 exclusive posts
1
Audio release
32
Images
70
Writings
12
Videos

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