My Novels

Robots and Vampires:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/918304

http://www.lulu.com/shop/joshua-corbeil-stoodley/robots-and-vampires-a-cyborgs-odyssey/ebook/product-23955234.html

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00NDLMDT4

https://books2read.com/u/m2r98o

The Standard Tech Case Files: The Black Coats:

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00VTWMR7W

https://books2read.com/u/3npdlx

The Standard Tech Case Files: The Dead and The Damned

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01MRSBC7I

Fandom Heresies: Batman Should Be Unarmoured, Part 1: How Armour Works In The Real World

Hello all you happy people! Josh Stoodley here with another Fandom Heresies post. This week, we’re talking about Batman. Specifically, whether or not Batman should wear armour.

This will be a multi-part series, starting with the real world limitations and strengths of armour. Then next week, we’re going to discuss Batman himself. How he fights, how he would operate in the real world and how I think he should fight, and the inspirations behind his character. Both originally and the many revamps afterwards. Then in the third and final post we will summarize and analyze our findings so far and discuss why turning Batman into a poor man’s Tony Stark is a bad idea.

But first, there is some housekeeping to deal with. First, the next chapter of The Amazing Spider-Man has been released and is up on AO3. Second, the next chapter of Pokémon: Red Version will be up this week. I also hope to have the next chapter of Batman up this week but we’ll see.

Also remember that if you enjoy my work, you can support me on Patreon or buy me a hot chocolate.

On to the heresy!

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Writing Through Depression And The Next Fandom Heresy

Good morning my fellow random response generators! I’m back today with another post, albeit one which I wished I did not have to write.

I have major depressive disorder. I have for years at this point, but lately it has gotten much worse. As you can imagine, this has negatively impacted my writing. I’ve managed to power through and get some done, but I’ve slowed down considerably. It’s just… hard to focus, to get anything done.

Fortunately, it’s not all doom and gloom. I’ve talked to my doctor and I’m now on antidepressants and on the waiting list for counselling. I don’t like discussing my mental health online, but I felt I owed you guys an explanation.

On to the other half of this post!

Next week, I will be reviving Fandom Heresies with a new post: Why Batman Should Be Unarmoured. A lot of people out there, especially on Reddit but even some comic book writers and artists, think of Batman as a poor man’s Tony Stark: walking around in powered armour, tanking bullets and generally being Superman in black. And man is that a bad interpretation of the character. So we’re going to discuss what a detective-ninja should be wearing, why Batman wears what he does, and the limitations of armour. That will come out on Sunday.

For this week, the next chapter of The Amazing Spider-Man will go up AO3. I also plan to get the next chapter of Pokémon Red Version up this week. And maybe the next chapter of Batman. We’ll see.

I’ll see you guys next week!


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Exhausted By Cute Doggies

On the plus side, I’m no longer sick.

On the downside, my dog sitting business has been overwhelming again, so it’s hard to get any writing done

On the plus plus side, that means more money for me!

On the the downside, I’m exhausted.

On the plus plus plus side, I’ve finally finished The Uncanny X-Men: Volume 1! Yay!

I’ll see you guys next week!

Sicker Than A Dog, But Tomorrow Is Dinosaurs!

I’ve been sick for the past week and a half (not Covid!), so I obviously have done no writing whatsoever.

I’m still sick, but feeling a lot better.

That’s not what I want to talk about, though. I want to talk about dinosaurs.

Specifically, Apple TV+’s new dinosaur documentary, Prehistoric Planet. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, it’s a five-night special with up to date CGI, feathered dinosaurs (accurately feathered, too; none of this ‘glue feathers on JP lizards’ nonsense), rare dinos like Deinocheirus, Nanuqsaurus and Pachyrinosaurus, complex animal behaviours instead of just marauding monsters, baby Triceratops and T. rexes….

It’s gonna be so cool, guys. I strongly recommend you watch it. And if you don’t have Apple TV+, no worries! They offer a free, seven day trial. Just sign up and cancel it after you’re done. That’s what I’m going to do.

See you guys next week!


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Happy Mother’s Day! And Victory in Europe Day (To Everybody ‘Cept Putin)

To those who celebrate. If you don’t, have a nice Sunday.

Unless you’re Vladimir Putin or one of his cronies. Then up yours with a rusty, red hot poker.

As for myself, I’ve had a rough spring. I got a mild case of food poisoning last week and it killed my productivity. I hope to get back in the saddle this week and have a real update for you next Sunday.

See you next week!


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Capitalism Works!

I would like to thank Elon Musk for purchasing Twitter, thereby ensuring its destruction and his bankruptcy, thereby single-handedly restoring both American and Canadian democracy! I only hope, that as Musk dies the death he so richly deserves, that somebody else takes up the Starlink system. According to Ukrainians, they’ve been using it to kick all kinds of Russian ass.

On a more serious but still capitalist note, my dog sitting job has been very busy for the last two weeks. So busy, in fact, that I haven’t had any time for writing. It’s kind of a nice problem to have, actually. At least something I’m doing is successful.

So far, though, this week is quieter and I should have more done for you next week.

See you then!


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To The French, From A French-Canadian

Allons enfants de la Patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé !
Contre nous de la tyrannie
L’étendard sanglant est levé, (bis)
Entendez-vous dans les campagnes
Mugir ces féroces soldats ?
Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras
Égorger vos fils, vos compagnes !

Refrain :
Aux armes, citoyens,
Formez vos bataillons,
Marchons, marchons !
Qu’un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons !

Que veut cette horde d’esclaves,
De traîtres, de rois conjurés ?
Pour qui ces ignobles entraves,
Ces fers dès longtemps préparés ? (bis)
Français, pour nous, ah ! quel outrage
Quels transports il doit exciter !
C’est nous qu’on ose méditer
De rendre à l’antique esclavage !

Refrain

Quoi ! des cohortes étrangères
Feraient la loi dans nos foyers !
Quoi ! Ces phalanges mercenaires
Terrasseraient nos fiers guerriers ! (bis)
Grand Dieu ! Par des mains enchaînées
Nos fronts sous le joug se ploieraient
De vils despotes deviendraient
Les maîtres de nos destinées !

Refrain

Tremblez, tyrans et vous perfides
L’opprobre de tous les partis,
Tremblez ! vos projets parricides
Vont enfin recevoir leurs prix ! (bis)
Tout est soldat pour vous combattre,
S’ils tombent, nos jeunes héros,
La terre en produit de nouveaux,
Contre vous tout prêts à se battre !

Refrain

Français, en guerriers magnanimes,
Portez ou retenez vos coups !
Épargnez ces tristes victimes,
À regret s’armant contre nous. (bis)
Mais ces despotes sanguinaires,
Mais ces complices de Bouillé,
Tous ces tigres qui, sans pitié,
Déchirent le sein de leur mère !

Refrain

Amour sacré de la Patrie,
Conduis, soutiens nos bras vengeurs
Liberté, Liberté chérie,
Combats avec tes défenseurs ! (bis)
Sous nos drapeaux que la victoire
Accoure à tes mâles accents,
Que tes ennemis expirants
Voient ton triomphe et notre gloire !

Refrain

Couplet des enfants:[b]
Nous entrerons dans la carrière
Quand nos aînés n’y seront plus,
Nous y trouverons leur poussière
Et la trace de leurs vertus (bis)
Bien moins jaloux de leur survivre
Que de partager leur cercueil,
Nous aurons le sublime orgueil
De les venger ou de les suivre.

Refrain

Ukrainians are dying for the dream you started in Europe. Don’t betray them. Don’t vote for that Russian-loving fascist Le Pen.

Vive la France!

Lyrics taken from Wikipedia.

Quick Update!

Goooooood morning my fellow random response generators! Josh Stoodley here with just a short update this time.

  1. My fanfiction, The Uncanny X-Men will be finished this month. Yay!
  2. If everything goes according to plan, I will start serious work on No Blood for Business by July, Brockhold by October and Legends of Infernia by winter. And by serious work I mean writing everyday until the projects are done. No Blood for Business and Brockhold are coming out in 2023; I don’t have a release window yet for Legends of Infernia but I will keep you updated.
  3. Next week, I will discuss the philosophy behind Legends and what I intend to say with it.

As always guys, if you like my work you can support me on Patreon or buy me a hot chocolate.