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Illustration for article titled Weirdo erotica author Chuck Tingle’s AMA is the feel-good read of the year so far

Chuck Tingle writes erotic fiction with titles like Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt, My Ass is Haunted by the Gay Unicorn Colonel, and his latest, Domald Tromp Pounded In The Butt By The Handsome Russian T-Rex Who Also Peed On His Butt And Then Blackmailed Him With The Videos Of His Butt Getting Peed On. And while he’s pretty much universally beloved for how batshit his books (and tweets) are, he’s also been lauded for his positive messages about self-love and inclusiveness. The truth about how “real” the persona is may never be solved, but, for today at least, that’s besides the point.

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On Thursday, Tingle dropped into Reddit for his second AMA, following one from last April, as well as one hosted by his editor and son, Jon, back in 2015. As always, Tingle’s responses are riddled with the peculiarities of his own language: His books are “tinglers,” his fans “buckaroos,” and there’s something called The Void that sounds terrifying.

What really stands out, however, is Tingle’s open heart and feel-good philosophies, many of which would sound cheesy if they weren’t being filtered through his off-kilter speech and childlike logic. Here’s a few examples:

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He also expounds on some other topics, including some insight into the origins of his writing:

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After a user implies he can’t enjoy Tingle’s books because he’s straight, the author drops some realness. (More dudes need to be told “IT IS OKAY TO LIKE THINGS THAT HAVE BUDS KISSING BUDS,” quite honestly.)

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Tingle has long written on the T. rex, so it makes sense he’d have some insight into their inner vulnerabilities:

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He even has some thoughts on Donald Trump (er, Domald Tromp):

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There’s plenty more, too, and nearly all of it is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.


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