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Dr. Chuck Tingle is a pseudonymous author of gay niche erotica.[1][2][3] He self-publishes his works through Amazon.com, primarily as ebooks, but also as paperbacks and audiobooks (narrated by Sam Rand).[4][5][6][7] Tingle began his career by writing dinosaur erotica and expanded to stories based on unicorns, Bigfeet, and various anthropomorphized objects and even concepts.[8][9] The bizarre nature of Tingle's writing has led to his developing a cult reputation.[10][11][12][13][14]

Unknown
Born Billings, Montana, US
Pen name Dr. Chuck Tingle
Language English
Nationality American
Genre Erotica, satire
Years active 2014–present
Website
chucktingle.com

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CareerEdit

Little has been confirmed about Tingle's identity, beyond the fact that it is a pseudonym.[9] He presents himself as a taekwondo grandmaster from Billings, Montana, who acquired a PhD in holistic massage at DeVry University (which does not offer such a degree[15]). In 2016, a person presented as Tingle's son Jon – and identified as such by a statement from Tingle's Twitter account – stated in a Reddit AMA session that Tingle "is an autistic savant, but also suffers from schizophrenia."[9] Jon stated that he edits his father's work for publication, and provides day-to-day care for him.[9] Vox author Aja Romano has speculated that Tingle's work may be a deliberate satire on poorly written self-published erotic writing.[16][17]

In April 2016, Space Raptor Butt Invasion was shortlisted for a Hugo Award for Best Short Story,[18] as part of the alt-right[15][19][20] Rabid Puppies campaign to influence the outcome of the 2016 Hugo Awards.[21] However, Tingle disavowed the campaign, saying via his Twitter account that it was the work of "devils",[15] and that if his book were to win, anti-harassment activist Zoë Quinn would accept the award on his behalf.[22][23] His story did not win.

During Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Tingle created the web site TrumpDebateFacts.com, which purported to fact-check various imaginary Trump claims, mostly attempts to hide Trump's supposed non-human origins (such as "I am not a poorly disguised mass of crabs wearing the skin of bloated human"). Tingle also released the book Slammed In The Butt By Domald Tromp's [sic] Attempt To Avoid Accusations Of Plagiarism By Removing All Facts Or Concrete Plans From His Republican National Convention Speech.[24]

BibliographyEdit

Short storiesEdit

Title Date
My Billionaire Triceratops Craves Gay Ass
  • December 9, 2014
  • April 21, 2016 (audiobook)
Pounded by President Bigfoot
  • December 10, 2014
  • June 20, 2016 (audiobook)
Taken by the Gay Unicorn Biker
  • December 11, 2014
  • May 19, 2016 (audiobook)
Gay T-Rex Law Firm: Executive Boner
  • January 9, 2015
  • April 20, 2016 (audiobook)
Space Raptor Butt Invasion
  • January 11, 2015
  • April 19, 2016 (audiobook)
My Ass Is Haunted by the Gay Unicorn Colonel
  • January 19, 2015
  • April 22, 2016 (audiobook)
Pounded by the Gay Unicorn Football Squad
  • January 25, 2015
  • May 26, 2016 (audiobook)
I'm Gay for My Living Billionaire Jet Plane
  • January 28, 2015
  • April 26, 2016 (audiobook)
Bigfoot Sommelier Butt Tasting
  • February 2, 2015
  • May 9, 2016 (audiobook)
Unicorn Butt Cops: Beach Patrol
  • February 8, 2015
  • April 29, 2016 (audiobook)
Seduced by Doctor Bigfoot: Attorney at Large
  • February 10, 2015
  • April 29, 2016 (audiobook)
Trained by the Living Biker Train
  • February 16, 2015
  • August 1, 2016 (audiobook)
Pounded by the Gay Color Changing Dress
  • February 27, 2015
  • July 4, 2016 (audiobook)
Turned Gay by the Living Alpha Diner
  • March 3, 2015
  • August 2, 2016 (audiobook)
Glazed by the Gay Living Donuts
  • March 7, 2015
  • May 24, 2016 (audiobook)
Anally Yours, the Unicorn Sailor
  • March 16, 2015
  • May 2, 2016 (audiobook)
Pounded in the Butt by My Own Butt
  • March 19, 2015
  • April 26, 2016 (audiobook)
Top Horn: Turned Gay by the Unicorn Pilots
  • March 21, 2015
  • September 19, 2016 (audiobook)
Pounded in the Butt by My Book "Pounded in the Butt by My Own Butt"
  • March 29, 2015
  • May 3, 2016 (audiobook)
Bigfoot Pirates Haunt My Balls
  • April 6, 2015
  • June 17, 2016 (audiobook)
Gaygent Brontosaurus: The Butt Is Not Enough
  • April 14, 2015
  • June 23, 2016 (audiobook)
Vampire Night Bus Pounds My Butt
  • April 19, 2015
  • September 29, 2016 (audiobook)
Shared by the Chocolate Milk Cowboys
  • April 26, 2015
  • September 30, 2016 (audiobook)
Reamed by My Reaction to the Title of This Book
  • May 2, 2015
  • October 3, 2016 (audiobook)
The Curse of Bigfoot Butt Camp
  • May 11, 2015
  • June 22, 2016 (audiobook)
Professor T-Rex Teaches Me Gayness
  • May 23, 2015
  • June 30, 2016 (audiobook)
Bigfoot Settlers Claim My Butthole
  • May 28, 2015
  • June 20, 2016 (audiobook)
Lonely Author Pounded by Dinosaur Social Media Followers
  • May 31, 2015
  • June 1, 2016 (audiobook)
Angry Man Pounded by the Fear of His Latent Gayness over a Dinosaur Transitioning into a Unicorn
  • June 2, 2015
  • October 4, 2016 (audiobook)
Slammed up the Butt by My Hot Coffee Boss
  • June 19, 2015
  • October 13, 2016 (audiobook)
Hunter Dentist Pounded in the Butt by Cecil the Handsome Unicorn July 31, 2015
The State of California Stalks My Gay Butthole
  • August 3, 2015
  • October 4, 2016 (audiobook)
Pounded in the Butt by My Leaked Mashly Addison Data
  • August 21, 2015
  • November 8, 2016 (audiobook)
President Domald Loch Ness Tromp Pounds America's Butt
  • September 12, 2015
  • April 29, 2016 (audiobook)
Happy Birthday Frankenstein, Now Pound My Butt
  • October 5, 2015
  • October 31, 2016 (audiobook)
Dan Bigfootzerian Parties in My Butthole with His Billionaire Lifestyle October 27, 2015
Oppressed in the Butt by My Inclusive Holiday Coffee Cups
  • November 10, 2015
  • November 10, 2016 (audiobook)
Monday Pounds Me in the Butt November 26, 2015
Pounded in the Butt by My Book "Pounded in the Butt by My Book 'Pounded in the Butt by My Own Butt'"
  • December 5, 2015
  • November 18, 2016 (audiobook)
Pharma Bro Pounded in the Butt by T-Rex Comedian Bill Murky and a Clan of Triceratops Rappers Trying to Get Their Album Back
  • December 10, 2015
  • September 12, 2016 (audiobook)
Dinosaur Magicians Pinn and Tucker Make Their Wieners Disappear in My Butt
  • December 16, 2015
  • September 13, 2016 (audiobook)
Eight Bigfoot Buckaroos Hate My Butt and Pound It December 28, 2015
Creamed in the Butt by My Handsome Living Corn
  • January 2, 2016
  • November 17, 2016 (audiobook)
Slammed in the Butthole by My Concept of Linear Time January 5, 2016
Pounded in the Butt by My Book "Pounded in the Butt by My Book 'Pounded in the Butt by My Book "Pounded in the Butt by My Own Butt"'" January 18, 2016
Turned Gay by the Existential Dread That I May Actually Be a Character in a Chuck Tingle Book January 30, 2016
Leonardo Decaprico Finally Wins His Award And It Pounds Him in the Butt February 10, 2016
Slammed in the Butt by the Living Leftover Chocolate Chip Cookies from My Kitchen Cabinet February 21, 2016
Living Inside My Own Butt for Eight Years, Starting a Business and Turning a Profit Through Common Sense Reinvestment and Strategic Targeted Marketing March 11, 2016
This American Butt Hosted by Ira Ass
  • March 21, 2016
  • September 19, 2016 (audiobook)
Feeling the Bern in My Butt
  • April 8, 2016
  • April 28, 2016 (audiobook)
Slammed in the Butt by My Hugo Award Nomination April 26, 2016
Space Raptor Butt Redemption April 28, 2016
Pounded in the Butt by My Irrational Bigoted Fear of Humans Who Were Born as Unicorns Using a Human Restroom May 3, 2016
Pounded in the Butt by My Book "Pounded in the Butt by My Book 'Pounded in the Butt by My Book "Pounded in the Butt by My Book 'Pounded in the Butt by My Own Butt'"'" May 8, 2016
Pounded by My Handsome Ghost Boats May 18, 2016
Schrodinger's Butt June 18, 2016
Pounded by the Pound: Turned Gay by the Socioeconomic Implications of Britain Leaving the European Union June 24, 2016
Slammed by the Substantial Amount of Press Generated by My Book "Pounded by the Pound: Turned Gay by the Socioeconomic Implications of Britain Leaving the European Union" July 2, 2016
Space Raptor Butt Ascension July 8, 2016
Pokebutt Go: Pounded by 'Em All July 10, 2016
Slammed in the Butt by Domald Tromp's Attempt to Avoid Accusations of Plagiarism by Removing All Facts or Concrete Plans from His Republican National Convention Speech July 21, 2016
First Buckaroo Bill Pounded by the Handsome Living White House August 5, 2016
Stranger Pounds August 7, 2016
Pounded in the Butt by My Hugo Award Loss August 20, 2016
Kissed on the Weiner by My Own Weiner August 28, 2016
Slammed in the Butt by My Smartphone's Missing Headphone Jack
  • September 9, 2016
  • September 19, 2016 (audiobook)
Butt Wars: Rogue Buns September 19, 2016
Brangelina Splits Apart and then Pounds Their Own Butt September 20, 2016
Pounded in the Butt by My Constantly Changing Thoughts on the Ongoing Mystery of Chuck Tingle's Real Identity October 18, 2016
Slammed in the Butt by the Handsome Sentient Manifestation of Election Day October 28, 2016
Hard for Hardwick: Pounded in the Butt by the Physical Manifestation of My Own Handsome Late Night Comedy Show November 17, 2016
Chef Woolly Mammoth Eats My Butt November 21, 2016
Fake News, Real Boners December 11, 2016
Pounded in the Butt by the Sentient Physical Manifestation of the Year 2016 December 26, 2016
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 January 10, 2017
Slammed in the Butt by the Prehistoric Megalodon Shark amid Accusations of Jumping over Him January 15, 2017
Redacted in the Butt by Redacted Under the Tromp Administration January 27, 2017
Butt Butt Land: Ryan Goslins and the City of Butts February 5, 2017
Open Wide for the Handsome Sabertooth Dentist Who Is also a Ghost February 18, 2017
Pounded by the Sentient Manifestation of My Incorrectly Announced Best Picture Winner February 26, 2017
Domald Tromp Pounded in the Butt by His Fabricated Wiretapping Scandal Made Up to Redirect Focus Away from His Seemingly Endless Unethical Connections to Russia March 4, 2017
The Handsome Pretendo Swap Joysticks and Portable Screen Slam My Butt While also Allowing Me to Control My Game March 8, 2017
Pounded in the Butt by the Sentient Manifestation of My Own Ignorant Climate Change Denial March 19, 2017
Slammed in the Butt by My Own Sentient Rebbit AMA April 1, 2017
Pounded in the Butt by My Second Hugo Award Nomination April 3, 2017
Domald Tromp's Ass is Haunted by the Handsome Ghost of His Incriminating Tax Returns April 24, 2017
Pounded in the Wallet and the Butt by the Failed Fyber Music Festival April 29, 2017
I'm In Love With The Handsome Mummy Racecar In My Butt May 7, 2017
Living Corn James Corny Fired In The Butt May 10, 2017
Pounded In The Butt By My Book "Pounded In The Butt By My Book 'Pounded In The Butt By My Book "Pounded In The Butt By My Book 'Pounded In The Butt By My Book "Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt"'"' May 23, 2017
Slammed By My Handsome Fidget Spinner May 26, 2017
Pounded in the Butt by Covfefe May 31, 2017
There's a Bitcoin in my Butt and he is Handsome July 1, 2017
Domald Tromp Jr. Slammed in the Butt by his Secret Russian Meetings and the Grossly Incompetent Cover Up Shortly Thereafter July 16, 2017
My Butt is Comforted by the Realization that I'm Okay and Everything Will Be Alright Aug 2017
Billionaire Elons Mugg Takes the Handsome Planet Mars in his Butt August 31, 2017
The Handsome Physical Manifestation of Autumn Turns me Gay September 6, 2017
Game of Butts: The Pounds of Winter September 12, 2017
Sentient Fort Pauls Manofort is Charged in the Butt while Tromp's Foreign Policy Advisor Georgie Papadop Admits he Lied About Hiding Inside October 29, 2017
Pounded in the Butt by the Handsome Physical Manifestation of Holiday Shopping Nov 2017
Heavy Metal Unicorn Lawyer Sings into my Butthole Legally December 21, 2017
Slammed in the Butt by my Handsome Laundry Detergent Pod January 19, 2017
Taken Hotly By My Handsome Physically Manifested Hot Take February 2, 2018
The Butt Files: The Case of Bigfoot's Wiener February 19, 2018
My Handsome Mountain Bike is a Doctor and he Pounds my Butt February 25, 2018
News Commentator Sam Hannity Pounded In The Butt By The Fact That He Didn't Disclose He Has The Same Lawyer As The President April 17, 2018

NovelsEdit

Title Date
Helicopter Man Pounds Dinosaur Billionaire Ass
  • July 17, 2015
  • August 29, 2015 (paperback)
Buttageddon: The Final Days of Pounding Ass
  • August 17, 2015
  • August 29, 2015 (paperback)

CompilationsEdit

Title Date
Chuck's Dinosaur Tinglers: Volume 1
  • January 13, 2015
  • January 30, 2015 (paperback)
  • April 21, 2016 (audiobook)
Chuck's Unicorn Tinglers: Volume 1
  • January 26, 2015
  • February 2, 2015 (paperback)
  • May 27, 2016 (audiobook)
Chuck's Bigfoot Tinglers: Volume 1
  • February 11, 2015
  • February 16, 2015 (paperback)
  • June 20, 2016 (audiobook)
Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 1
  • February 28, 2015
  • March 2, 2015 (paperback)
  • August 1, 2016 (audiobook)
Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 2
  • March 20, 2015
  • March 22, 2015 (paperback)
  • August 1, 2016 (audiobook)
Chuck's Unicorn Tinglers: Volume 2
  • March 23, 2015
  • March 30, 2015 (paperback)
  • September 19, 2016 (audiobook)
Buttception: A Butt Within a Butt Within a Butt
  • April 8, 2015
  • April 9, 2015 (paperback)
  • May 3, 2016 (audiobook)
Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 3
  • April 26, 2015
  • April 29, 2015 (paperback)
  • September 30, 2016 (audiobook)
Chuck's Bigfoot Tinglers: Volume 2
  • May 29, 2015
  • June 10, 2015 (paperback)
Chuck's Dinosaur Tinglers: Volume 2
  • June 1, 2015
  • June 11, 2015 (paperback)
  • June 30, 2016 (audiobook)
Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 4
  • July 2, 2015
  • November 28, 2015 (paperback)
  • October 13, 2016 (audiobook)
Scary Stories to Tingle Your Butt: 7 Tales of Gay Terror
  • August 5, 2015
  • August 29, 2015 (paperback)
  • October 4, 2016 (audiobook)
Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 5
  • November 27, 2015
  • November 30, 2015 (paperback)
  • November 8, 2016 (audiobook)
Chuck's Dinosaur Tinglers: Volume 3
  • December 16, 2015
  • December 19, 2015 (paperback)
  • September 13, 2016 (audiobook)
Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 6
  • January 16, 2016
  • January 20, 2016 (paperback)
  • November 18, 2016 (audiobook)
Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 7
  • January 20, 2016
  • January 28, 2016 (paperback)
Breaking the Fourth Butt: Eight Hot-to-Trot Meta Tinglers
  • February 4, 2016
  • February 7, 2016 (paperback)
Handsome Sentient Food Pounds My Butt and Turns Me Gay: Eight Tales of Hot Food and Beverage Love
  • February 22, 2016
  • February 25, 2016 (paperback)
Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 8
  • May 6, 2016
  • May 15, 2016 (paperback)
Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 9
  • May 12, 2016
  • May 15, 2016 (paperback)
Space Raptor Butt Trilogy
  • July 9, 2016
  • July 11, 2016 (paperback)
Chuck's Dinosaur Tinglers: Volume 4
  • September 9, 2016
  • November 2, 2016 (paperback)
Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 10
  • September 9, 2016
  • November 3, 2016 (paperback)
Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 11
  • September 9, 2016
  • November 4, 2016 (paperback)
Pounded by Politics: Nine Tales of Civic Butthole Diplomacy
  • October 31, 2016
  • November 2, 2016 (paperback)

OtherEdit

Title Date Type
Dr. Chuck Tingle's Complete Guide to Romance
  • June 25, 2015
  • June 30, 2015 (paperback)
Self-help book
The Art of the Tingle November 17, 2015 (paperback) Art book
Dr. Chuck Tingle's Complete Guide to Sport
  • August 3, 2016
  • August 5, 2016 (paperback)
Self-help book
Dr. Chuck Tingle's Complete Guide to the Void
  • February 24, 2017
  • February 26, 2017 (paperback)
Self-help book
Dr. Chuck Tingle's Complete Guide to Film
  • April 19, 2017
  • April 20, 2017 (paperback)
Self-help book

Other projectsEdit

In August 2016, Zoë Quinn announced that she was developing an erotic adventure game with the working title Project Tingler, in collaboration with Tingle.[25]

In May 2017 a group announced DeepTingle, a computerized text prediction and classification system based on a database of Tingle's fiction, for the purpose of "foreground[ing] and confront[ing] the norms embedded in data-driven creativity and productivity assistance tools".[26]

In February 2018, Night Vale Presents Podcasts announced the "Pounded in the Butt by My Own Podcast" podcast, to be released beginning in March 2018, scheduled to include celebrity readings of Tingle's works.[27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Salandra, Adam (November 8, 2015). "Meet The Man Behind "Space Raptor Butt Invasion" And Other Insane Gay Erotica On Amazon". NewNowNext. Viacom International. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ Jones, Ralph (January 5, 2015). "I Got Erotica Master Chuck Tingle to Workshop My Dinosaur Erotica". Jezebel. Gawker Media. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ Sirucek, Stefan (April 8, 2015). "Introducing our new sex columnist, Dr. Chuck Tingle!". Death and Taxes. SpinMedia. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  4. ^ Mancuso, Vinnie (March 2, 2015). "Meet Dr. Chuck Tingle, the Author Behind Amazon's Most Absurd Gay Erotica". Observer.com. Observer Media. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ Votta, Rae (January 29, 2015). "Everything you need to know about gay dinosaur erotica". The Daily Dot. Daily Dot Media. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  6. ^ Harvey-Jenner, Catriona (March 2, 2015). "There is now Gay Erotica about #TheDress in the world". Cosmopolitan. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  7. ^ Kramer Bussel, Rachel (April 23, 2015). "In the wake of "50 Shades of Grey," what's even better than sex? Ridiculous sex". Salon. Salon Media Group. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ Votta, Rae (June 20, 2015). "Here's the guide to Amazon's best niche erotica you didn't know you needed". The Daily Dot. Daily Dot Media. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b c d Barnett, David (May 19, 2016). "Dinosaur porn or Rabid Puppy pastiche? The strange story of Chuck Tingle". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. Retrieved August 27, 2016. 
  10. ^ Newman, M. Sophie. "How a self-published writer of gay erotica beat sci-fi's Sad Puppies at their own game". Literary Hub. Retrieved September 22, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Chuck Tingle interview". Daily Dot. Retrieved September 22, 2016. 
  12. ^ Elderkin, Beth. "Chuck Tingle Got Pounded in the Butt by My Hugo Award Loss". Retrieved October 8, 2016. 
  13. ^ Schaub, Michael. "How did 'Space Raptor Butt Invasion' by Chuck Tingle become a Hugo finalist?". Retrieved October 8, 2016 – via LA Times. 
  14. ^ "Wait, Chuck Tingle is Real, and He's… Really Chuck Tingle?". August 26, 2016. Retrieved October 8, 2016. 
  15. ^ a b c Romano, Aja. "The secret behind internet erotica icon Chuck Tingle: his own life may be the best story he's ever written". Vox. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  16. ^ Romano, Aja (May 26, 2016). "Satirical erotica author Chuck Tingle's huge troll of conservative sci-fi fans, explained". Retrieved October 8, 2016. 
  17. ^ Romano, Aja (June 27, 2016). "Chuck Tingle's "Pounded by the Pound" is the satirical Brexit erotica we need right now". Retrieved October 8, 2016. 
  18. ^ Barnett, David (April 26, 2016). "Hugo awards shortlist dominated by rightwing campaign". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  19. ^ Marcotte, Amanda. "The alt-right attacks sci-fi: How the Hugo Awards got hijacked by Trumpian-style culture warriors". Salon. Retrieved November 1, 2016. 
  20. ^ II, Vann R. Newkirk. "How N.K. Jemisin Won the Hugo Award". The Atlantic. Retrieved November 1, 2016. 
  21. ^ Schaub, Michael (April 27, 2016). "How did 'Space Raptor Butt Invasion' by Chuck Tingle become a Hugo finalist?". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times Media Group. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  22. ^ Hathaway, Jay (May 5, 2016). "Chuck Tingle counter-trolls the Gamergaters who nominated his erotica for a Hugo Award". The Daily Dot. Daily Dot Media. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  23. ^ Feldman, Brian (May 6, 2016). "'Pounded in the Butt' Literary Genius Chuck Tingle Trolls Right-Wing Sci-Fi Nerds". Select All. New York Media. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  24. ^ Romano, Aja (September 29, 2016). "Donald Trump is the ultimate cosmic horror, according to America's favorite erotica author". Vox. 
  25. ^ "Zoë Quinn on Life Since Gamergate and Her Erotic New Video Game – Waypoint". Retrieved November 17, 2016. 
  26. ^ Khalifa, Ahmed; Barros, Gabriella A. B.; Togelius, Julian (May 9, 2017). "DeepTingle". ArXiv. 
  27. ^ "Pounded in the Butt by My Own Podcast Premieres March 14". Retrieved February 22, 2018. 

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