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Who in the World is L. Vincent Poupard?

In Interviews on August 28, 2009 at 7:42 pm

lvincentpoupardHe’s an author of two books on horror history and symbolism, a freelance political advisor and a prolific Contributor on AC. L. Vincent Poupard is enjoying life on Clout 10 and has been busy publishing over 600 articles since November 2006. An avid fan of “Weird Tales”, L. Vincent Poupard says his goal is to own every issue of the original run of the magazine from the ’20s to the ’50s. He also hopes to share his passion for reading with his daughter when she gets older. I caught up with this busy dad and writer to find out who in the world L. Vincent Poupard really is:

SK: How did you get started with writing for AC?
LP: I was running a blog on MySpace and one of the admins at the time at AC contacted me about writing for money. It looked like an interesting opportunity, so I gave it a try. That was in November of 2006, and here I am almost three years later.

SK: What inspired you to join?
LP: My blog had gained a fairly decent following, so I figured that I could take those fans with me to AC. I quickly came to the realization that it is better to make money doing what you like than doing it for free.

SK: Your favorite category to browse at work is:
LP: I would have to say the news section. I like to read personal accounts of major news stories.

SK: Do you write for other online sites or publications, or do you publish exclusively on AC?
LP: I have written for other online sites in the past, but have not gained the joy that I get for writing for AC. I have two books about horror symbolism that I have rewritten hundreds of times in the past that will be published sometime in the near future.

SK: You most popular/most commented/newsworthy article?
LP: My most popular would be my article that discusses the history of the Ring Around the Rosie song, and it’s connections to the bubonic plague. It should break 30,000 page views in the next month. You can read it here

My most commented on would be my article would my article that gave a preview of Ben Stein’s documentary, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. The movie discusses the prejudices that many in the scientific community have against the Intelligent Design theory. I have received over 150 comments (about sixty of which I deleted since they were not PG-13), and close to 300 emails to date on it. You can read it here.

Picking an article that could be rated as my most newsworthy would have to be up to the reader. I have had an article quoted on the Colbert Report, one read on Nancy Grace’s show another quoted on CNN, and others that have been quoted in various publications.

SK: Name one website that you visit at least once per day:
LP: I have played on the Hollywood Stock Exchange for years, and love it.

SK: Three Contributors that have inspired you or whose work you enjoy reading regularly:
LP: Pam Gualin has to be my greatest inspiration on AC. She is constantly setting higher goals for herself and achieving them. I am always keeping my eyes out for articles by Barefoot and Timothy Sexton. They both have a degree of snarl and bite to them that I attempt to achieve in much of my writing.

SK: Your favorite form of caffeine:
LP: Rip It – Atomic Pom

SK: A favorite hobby when you are not writing for AC?
LP: If I have free time, I will usually be found reading the works of H.P. Lovecraft (or his co-Cthulhu Mythos authors), Joe R. Lansdale, Phillip K. Dick, or an issue of Weird Tales Magazine.

SK: Your favorite article topics to write about are?
LP: I have always been a fan of horror movies and stories. This interest led me to learning more about the psychology behind horror movies and the fears that they present. A quick perusal though my articles on AC will uncover many of these articles.

SK: One pearl of wisdom for any AC Contributor?
LP: Always keep your eyes open for a new spot to promote your articles.

SK: Your favorite quote about writing or otherwise:

LP: “Some people are just naturally stupid.” Alice Shaw (my grandmother)

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  1. I love your grandmother! Nice to read about you!

  2. Great to gain a little more insight into L.’s taste and background. I actually remember the night that he was mentioned on the Colbert Report. Brenna was watching it, and actually woke me up by calling me at midnight to tell me about it!

  3. This is one of the high points of my AC days!

  4. Excellent interview, had no idea!

  5. The Colbert Report mention is so cool! I really enjoyed reading this interview

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