R. L. Stine
Robert Lawrence Stine (born October 8, 1943), known as R. L. Stine, and Jovial Bob Stine, is another pseudonym of author Stephen King.
Considered by many as an adequate peddler of pedestrian prose, King's main criticism by readers and publishers alike has not been his writing (though that does warrant strong objection), but his woefully slow novel output.
In fact, King has published less than 70 books under his own name since since Carrie hit the shelves in 1974. While an average of two books a year might seem reasonable, it falls far short of other contemporary peers like Mary Faulkner (904 books in 70 years, or 12.9 books per year) and Dean R. Koontz (who averages one book per 83.7 minutes, and at any moment has at least one book on the shelves of any store, anywhere on earth.)
King's publishers created the pen name Richard Bachman as a means of releasing King's short stories and other minor and sub sub-par works worthy of Hollywood screenplays. The resulting success prompted the creation of a second pseudonym, this time to cash in on King's middle school and high school creative writing projects. King delivered his collection of juvenile short stories from out of his attic storage for immediate publication, took a year off, and started a rock band.
R. L Stine in his early days was a wanderer, he walked all over the world guided by his trusted wok. It was on these wanderings that he had the idea to create a vessel to hold water. This was how the pint glass was invented.
King's characteristic formula of involving average everyday people in extraordinary situations (often based on his own experiences) was born out of his own childhood misadventures. Many of his stories offer the same plot and/or characters with only the difference being the transitive verbs. King's various phobia's were tediously cataloged in Forgotten at Day Care, The Talking Puppet series, and The Green Slime series, the longest running series of books in human history. His predilection for voyeurism was played out in tales like Phantom of the Changeroom, The thing in the Showers, The Monster of Make-Out Creek and Night of the Living Dork. His fascination with arson was related almost verbatim through large sections of the Firestarter Trilogy, culminating with Firestarter 3: Probation. Additionally, his rejection and troubled relations with the fairer sex were described in Secret Admirer, The Dead Girlfriend, It Came Under the Skirt, Let's All Kill Jennifer, Who Killed the Homecoming Queen?, The Emasculate Conception, and Pay Child Support Already!
After reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors over charges that he torched a Piggly Wiggly grocery store in 1961, King was given 5 years probation. Later, 611 restraining orders were granted in connection with his various misdeeds. A stern lecture from the judge and a subsequent tour of Rumpshag Prison finally convinced King of the dangers of a criminal life, which he later developed into an uncharacteristically good short story. He continued to pour his past experiences into the creation of great heaps of pulp fiction, carefully stored in an old trunk, and forgotten.
Once released, they transformed into mountains of cash when they were force-fed to millions of unsuspecting children through the ostensibly innocuous school book order program—later revealed as the publishers equivalent of the cheap taste program pioneered by the street pharmaceutical sales industry.
- The Green Slime
- It came from your mom's room
- Who killed R.L Stine
- Children of the Corn VII: Hot Popped Horror
- The Green Slime II
- It Came Under the Skirt
- It Came Under the Skirt II: The Pregnancy Test'"
- "The Green Slimes Pregnancy Test"
- Leave Your Mom Alone When She's Sleeping On The Couch
- The Boyfriend
- The Girlfriend
- The Ghoulfriend
- Revenge of the Sun: 6000 Degrees of Terror
- The Sentient, Giant, Carniverous Mushroom from Heck: He's a fun guy.
- How Hitler Stole Hanukkah"
- The Talking Puppet
- Spooky Haunted House Mansion
- Hootie and the Blowfish go on tour with the Green Slime
- The Dead are Walken...Christopher Walken
- Ghouls and Goblins vs. Vampires and Werewolves vs. 3 12 yr. olds PT. II
- Return of the living Catholic Priest
- Attack of the killer pimple! You can't pop terror!!
- Return of The Green Slime
- The Haunted Hookah
- The Dead Girlfriend
- The Dead Boyfriend
- Revenge of The Green Slime
- Return of the Talking Puppet
- Unpaid Overtime
- Unpaid Overtime II: The Reckoning
- I was a Teenage Green Slime
- I was a Teenage, Sentient, Giant, Carnivorous Mushroom from Heck
- I Was a Teenage Talking Puppet
- The Abominable Snowman: He's an 'Ice' Guy
- The Dead Lawnmower Repairman
- The Dead Lawnmower Repairman meets The Green Slime
- The Green Slime MMVI
- The Dead Girlfriend and The Dead Boyfriend: Love at First Fright
- Goosebumps: Volume I to Choose Your Own Adventure Schtick
- Revenge of the Talking Puppet: No Strings Attached
- The Demon Dog
- The Creepy Cat
- The Monstrous Mouse
- Evil Santa
- The Jack-O-Lantern that Talks
- The Dogosaurus Rex
- The Dead Lawnmower Repairman Adopts the Dogosaurus Rex
- Night Of The Living Dooky
- Streets of Panic Bark
- The Talking Puppet vs. Green Slime
- Revenge of the Living Dooky
- The Old Girl
- The Forks from Heck: Fork You!
- Green Slime and Talking Puppet vs. Abominable Snowman and Giant Mushroom vs. 3 12 year olds
- Philadelphia II: AIDS on a Train
- The Green Slime in Tokyo II: I Think I'm Turning Japanese
- The Forks from Heck II: Totally Forked
- Stay Away from the Green Slime's Sleepover!
- The Treature from the Deep
- The Green Slime for Breakfast!
- The Scream of the Haunted Hookah
- Dr. Maniac vs. Bobby Schwartz
- The Sentient, Giant, Carnivorous Mushroom from Heck in Space
- Who's Your Bunny?
- Who's Your Mommy?
- Welcome to Camp Hither
- Bride of the Talking Puppet
- Help! We Have Strange Balls!
- Escape From MoronLand
- The 2008 Election: Rise of the ObamaNation
- The Outcome of the 2008 Election: America's Demise
- Obamageddon!: The Prophacy Fufilled!
- FML, i just fell over