Dr. Chuck Tingle is a pseudonymous author of gay niche erotica. He self-publishes his works through Amazon.com, primarily as ebooks, but also as paperbacks and audiobooks (narrated by Sam Rand). Tingle began his career by writing dinosaur erotica and expanded to stories based on unicorns, Bigfoot, and various anthropomorphized objects and even concepts. The bizarre nature of Tingle's writing has led to his developing a cult reputation.
|Pen name||Dr. Chuck Tingle|
Little has been confirmed about Tingle's identity, beyond the fact that it is a pseudonym. He claims to have been born in Home of Truth, Utah, a small isolated southern Utah town established in 1933 as a religious commune. Tingle 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). 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 "Ask Me Anything" session that Tingle "is an autistic savant, but also suffers from schizophrenia." Jon stated that he edits his father's work for publication, and provides day-to-day care for him. Tingle claims to use Photoshop software to create his own book covers, which invariably feature a photo of a muscular, bare-chested man juxtaposed with an image of the dinosaur or other unlikely entity whose sexual escapades are featured in the story. Vox author Aja Romano has speculated that Tingle's work may be a deliberate satire on poorly written self-published erotic fiction.
In April 2016, Space Raptor Butt Invasion was shortlisted for a Hugo Award for Best Short Story in the prestigious Hugo Awards for science fiction. This stemmed from a campaign by the alt-right "Rabid Puppies" group, a faction of the Sad Puppies movement that laments the perceived politicization of science fiction. However, Tingle disavowed the campaign, saying via his Twitter account that it was the work of "devils", and that if his book were to win, video game designer and anti-harassment activist Zoë Quinn would accept the award on his behalf. His story did not win. Tingle subsequently published Pounded in the Butt by My Hugo Award Loss.
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.
On February 13, 2018, a podcast titled Pounded in the Butt By My Own Podcast, based on Tingle's works, debuted in association with the producers of Welcome to Night Vale, a horror-fantasy podcast. In it, various alumni of the Night Vale podcast (including Cecil Baldwin and Mara Wilson) read from Tingle's novellas to the reaction of a live audience.
|My Billionaire Triceratops Craves Gay Ass|
|Pounded by President Bigfoot|
|Taken by the Gay Unicorn Biker|
|Gay T-Rex Law Firm: Executive Boner|
|Space Raptor Butt Invasion|
|My Ass Is Haunted by the Gay Unicorn Colonel|
|Pounded by the Gay Unicorn Football Squad|
|I'm Gay for My Living Billionaire Jet Plane|
|Bigfoot Sommelier Butt Tasting|
|Unicorn Butt Cops: Beach Patrol|
|Seduced by Doctor Bigfoot: Attorney at Large|
|Trained by the Living Biker Train|
|Pounded by the Gay Color Changing Dress|
|Turned Gay by the Living Alpha Diner|
|Glazed by the Gay Living Donuts|
|Anally Yours, the Unicorn Sailor|
|Pounded in the Butt by My Own Butt|
|Top Horn: Turned Gay by the Unicorn Pilots|
|Pounded in the Butt by My Book "Pounded in the Butt by My Own Butt"|
|Bigfoot Pirates Haunt My Balls|
|Gaygent Brontosaurus: The Butt Is Not Enough|
|Vampire Night Bus Pounds My Butt|
|Shared by the Chocolate Milk Cowboys|
|Reamed by My Reaction to the Title of This Book|
|The Curse of Bigfoot Butt Camp|
|Professor T-Rex Teaches Me Gayness|
|Bigfoot Settlers Claim My Butthole|
|Lonely Author Pounded by Dinosaur Social Media Followers|
|Angry Man Pounded by the Fear of His Latent Gayness over a Dinosaur Transitioning into a Unicorn|
|Slammed up the Butt by My Hot Coffee Boss|
|Hunter Dentist Pounded in the Butt by Cecil the Handsome Unicorn||July 31, 2015|
|The State of California Stalks My Gay Butthole|
|Pounded in the Butt by My Leaked Mashly Addison Data|
|President Domald Loch Ness Tromp Pounds America's Butt|
|Happy Birthday Frankenstein, Now Pound My Butt|
|Dan Bigfootzerian Parties in My Butthole with His Billionaire Lifestyle||October 27, 2015|
|Oppressed in the Butt by My Inclusive Holiday Coffee Cups|
|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'"|
|Pharma Bro Pounded in the Butt by T-Rex Comedian Bill Murky and a Clan of Triceratops Rappers Trying to Get Their Album Back|
|Dinosaur Magicians Pinn and Tucker Make Their Wieners Disappear in My Butt|
|Eight Bigfoot Buckaroos Hate My Butt and Pound It||December 28, 2015|
|Creamed in the Butt by My Handsome Living Corn|
|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|
|Feeling the Bern in My Butt|
|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|
|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|
|Pounded In The Butt By The Fact That It Took Less Time For This Book To Be Written And Published Than The Entire Length Of Tony Scarymoochy’s Term As White House Communications Director||July 31, 2017|
|My Butt is Comforted by the Realization that I'm Okay and Everything Will Be Alright||August 17, 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|
|Pounded By the Handsome Zombie Elevator Who is Also A Lawyer||October 4, 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||November 20, 2017|
|Heavy Metal Unicorn Lawyer Sings into my Butthole Legally||December 21, 2017|
|Sentient Phantom Tow Truck Pounds My Butt||January 18, 2018|
|Slammed in the Butt by my Handsome Laundry Detergent Pod||January 19, 2018|
|Taken Hotly By My Handsome Physically Manifested Hot Take||February 2, 2018|
|Pounded In The Butt By The Sentient Physical Manifestation Of Valentine's Day||February 8, 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|
|Rammed In The Butt By The Handsome Sentient Manifestation Of Traffic Who Is A Bad Boy||March 22, 2018|
|Pounded In The Butt By My Podcast "Night Vale Presents Pounded In The Butt By My Podcast With Chuck Tingle"||March 29, 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|
|Buttnight Buttle Royale||April 30, 2018|
|Tuesday Pounds Me in the Butt||May 14, 2018|
|Seduced By The Handsome Physically Manifested Sound That Some People Hear As Yanny And Others Hear As Laurel||May 15, 2018|
|Wednesday Pounds Me in the Butt||May 21, 2018|
|Thursday Pounds Me in the Butt||May 23, 2018|
|Friday Pounds Me in the Butt||May 24, 2018|
|Saturday Pounds Me in the Butt||May 25, 2018|
|Sunday Pounds Me in the Butt||May 26, 2018|
|The Banana In My Butt Is A Handsome Lifeguard||June 27, 2018|
|Pounded In The Butt By My Reluctance To Buy A Humble Bundle Featuring Stories With Gay Characters As Though That Has Some Kind Of Bearing On My Own Sexuality Or The Quality Of The Product Then Eventually Realizing It's Pretty Good And I'm Fine||July 2, 2018 (Humble Bundle exclusive)|
|Don’t Vote For Virginia Congressional Hopeful Denber Wiggleman Because He Is Full Of Hate, Not Because Bigfoot Makes Him Hard||July 29, 2018|
|The Call Is Coming From Inside Your Butt||August 5, 2018|
|Veep Throat: Mike Bence Pounded In The Butt By The Word Lodestar||September 5, 2018|
|The Hard Way: Anally Seduced By The Handsome Pterodactyl High Roller||September 11, 2018|
|Wereplane Butt Party||September 23, 2018|
|Pounded In The Butt By The Blue Wave||October 4, 2018|
|The Fear Of The Unknown Gives My Butt Pause But Then I Realize How Powerful And Unique I Am And We Pound Enthusiastically||October 25, 2018|
|Not Pounded In The Butt By Anything And That's Okay||November 9, 2018|
|Not Pounded In The Butt By My Book ″Not Pounded In The Butt By Anything And That's Okay″ And That's Okay||November 11, 2018|
|Helicopter Man Pounds Dinosaur Billionaire Ass|
|Buttageddon: The Final Days of Pounding Ass|
|Chuck's Dinosaur Tinglers: Volume 1|
|Chuck's Unicorn Tinglers: Volume 1|
|Chuck's Bigfoot Tinglers: Volume 1|
|Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 1|
|Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 2|
|Chuck's Unicorn Tinglers: Volume 2|
|Buttception: A Butt Within a Butt Within a Butt|
|Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 3|
|Chuck's Bigfoot Tinglers: Volume 2|
|Chuck's Dinosaur Tinglers: Volume 2|
|Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 4|
|Scary Stories to Tingle Your Butt: 7 Tales of Gay Terror|
|Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 5|
|Chuck's Dinosaur Tinglers: Volume 3|
|Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 6|
|Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 7|
|Breaking the Fourth Butt: Eight Hot-to-Trot Meta Tinglers|
|Handsome Sentient Food Pounds My Butt and Turns Me Gay: Eight Tales of Hot Food and Beverage Love|
|Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 8|
|Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 9|
|Space Raptor Butt Trilogy|
|Chuck's Dinosaur Tinglers: Volume 4|
|Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 10|
|Chuck's Living Object Tinglers: Volume 11|
|Pounded by Politics: Nine Tales of Civic Butthole Diplomacy|
|A Pound A Day Keeps The Butt OK: 7 Hardcore Tales Of Physically Manifested Days Of The Week|
|Dr. Chuck Tingle's Complete Guide to Romance||
|The Art of the Tingle||November 17, 2015 (paperback)||Art book|
|Dr. Chuck Tingle's Complete Guide to Sport||
|Dr. Chuck Tingle's Complete Guide to the Void||
|Dr. Chuck Tingle's Complete Guide to Film||
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".
Tingle's dinosaur-themed work is also frequently mentioned on Sofie Hagen and Jodie Mitchell's the Secret Dinosaur Cult, a podcast which discusses daddy issues and dinosaurs, ending with a 'bedtime story' which is a piece of dinosaur erotica.
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