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The Tingleverse is vast and full of LOVE.

"I'm not sure I'm looking for something as serious as what this manifested idea is looking for."
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"

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Chuck Tingle (PhD) is a two-time Hugo Award nominated pseudonymous author of gay niche erotica.

And boy howdy, do we mean niche!

His stories tend to involve attractive human leads having gaynote  sex with with very strange and at times outright bizarre partners, such as dinosaurs, unicorns, Bigfoot, anthropomorphized objects, and sometimes even anthropomorphized concepts.

While his body of work may seem like one big satire on bizarre erotica shorts that people self publish, Chuck Tingle seems to be quite genuine in writing about love in all of its forms, no matter how out there they may be, and in his appearances on social media (an active Twitter and appearances on Reddit) is enthusiastic and positive about people's ability to help each other, the power of love, and your writing ability and worth in the world (yes, you, the "buckaroo" reading this.) He is very vocal about the proving love through acts of kindness, acceptance, and not allowing "devilmen" (cruel or intolerant figures) to prevent people from "trotting in their own unique way".

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Tingle is portrayed as a folksy father from Montana and self-publishes his work on Amazon. His portfolio can be found on his website.

One of his stories, Space Raptor Butt Invasion, was shortlisted for Best Short Story at the 2016 Hugo Awards, and lost. He was also on the shortlist for the 2017 Best Fan Writer Hugo award, losing again. He boasts about his nominations on many of his book covers.


    (Partial) List of Works 
Literature:
  • My Billionaire Triceratops Craves Gay Ass
  • Pounded By President Bigfoot
  • Taken By The Gay Unicorn Biker
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt
    • Pounded In The Butt By My Book "Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt"
    • Pounded In The Butt By My Book "Pounded In The Butt By My Book 'Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt'"
    • 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"'"
    • 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'"'"
    • 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"'"'"
    • 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 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
  • Reamed By My Reaction To The Title Of This Book
  • 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
  • Buttageddon: The Final Days Of Pounding Ass
  • President Domald Loch Ness Tromp Pounds America's Butt
  • Oppressed In The Butt By My Inclusive Holiday Coffee Cups
  • Slammed in the Butthole By My Concept of Linear Time
  • Turned Gay By The Existential Dread That I May Actually Be A Character In A Chuck Tingle Book
  • Leonardo Decaprico Finally Wins His Award And It Pounds Him In The Butt
  • Slammed In The Butt By The Living Leftover Chocolate Chip Cookies From My Kitchen Cabinet
  • Slammed in the Butt by My Hugo Nomination
  • Space Raptor Butt Redemption
  • Pounded in the Butt by My Irrational Bigoted Fear of Humans Who Were Born As Unicorns Using a Human Restroom
  • Schrodinger's Butt
  • Pounded By The Pound: Turned Gay By The Socioeconomic Implications Of Britain Leaving The European Union
  • Slammed In The Butt By My Hugo Award Nomination
  • Pounded In The Butt By My Hugo Award Loss
  • 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
  • Slammed 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
  • The Handsome Pretendo Swap Joysticks And Portable Screen Slam My Butt While Also Allowing Me To Control My Game
  • Heavy Metal Unicorn Lawyer Sings Into My Butthole Legally
  • Living Inside My Own Butt For Eight Years Starting A Business And Turning A Profit Through Common Sense Reinvestment And Strategic Targeted Marketing
  • My Macaroni And Cheese Is A Lesbian And Also She Is My Lawyer
  • My Butt Is Comforted By The Realization That I'm Okay And Everything Will Be Alright
  • Not Pounded In The Butt By Anything And That's Okay
  • Not Pounded By Anything While I Practice Responsible Social Distancing
  • The Physical Manifestation Of Washing My Hands Gets Me Off
  • Straight: A Horror Novella

Non Fiction:

  • Chuck Tingle's Complete Guide To Romance

Internet Works:

  • I Wanna Get Hard With My Buds
  • True Buckaroo
  • Chuck Tingle Presents Star Wars
  • Special Report Billings
  • Pounded in the Butt by My Own Podcast, with Night Vale Presents

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Pounded in the Butt by a List of Tropes:

  • Animate Inanimate Object: Chuck writes stories about human characters being pursued by living objects, such as coffee cups, planes, or even buildings for erotic purposes.
  • Asexuality: Not Pounded In The Butt By Anything And That's Okay centers on Ken, an asexual man, and his romantic relationship with a muscular dinosaur. He has since written a few other asexual tinglers.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: Tingle has many stories about Bigfoot finding love.
  • But Not Too Bi: Chuck has said that most of his protagonists are bisexual, even if over the course of the story the only attraction they express is same-gender. Chuck himself is bi and has spoken a few times about his frustration with having to "prove" his sexuality.
  • Coming-Out Story: Many of Chuck's protagonists start their respective stories considering themselves straight, but in a twist on this trope, there doesn't seem to be any kind of closet to come out of: they are genuinely surprised to experience same-gender attraction and don't attempt to fight it. Chuck seems more interested in the self-discovery aspect of this trope than in the social acceptance angle.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Chuck is often being pursued or haunted by these things, according to his Twitter account. These include Truckman, Voxman, Ted Cobbler, and his own dead wife. He calls them devilmen, which, according to his website's FAQ, are "creatures of the void", although Truckman's ghost and the ghost of Sweet Barbra are his friends. His coverage of the first 2016 Trump v Hillary presidential debate also portrayed Donald Trump as one.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: All of his story titles.
  • G-Rated Drug: In many of his stories (and on his Twitter feed), chocolate milk is treated as incredibly addicting and intoxicating, and is apparently key to seeing across timelines.
  • Haunted Technology: Chuck is a big fan of "the Snow Channel", implied to be just TV static from a dead station, but he says if you watch it for long enough you can see ghostly characters in it like Snow Channel Pete.
  • Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: Tingle's writings tend to involve a man's torrid affair with such creatures as unicorns and dinosaurs to living objects such as plans or shirts and even concepts such as the Hugo Awards or the very concept of the book itself.
  • Long Title: Several stories do this as a gag, such as 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.
  • Mailer Daemon: When Chuck was to finally meet his podcasting friend Mackenzie Goodwin, he expressed worries that she would turn out to be a "catfish stabman", but was relieved to learn she had no gills, and therefore, could not be catfishing him.
  • Manly Gay: Practically every male human(oid) character of his, although many are canonically bi.
  • Meta Fiction:
    • Many of Tingle's Tinglers are meta-fiction about current events such as Brexit, The Dress, Donald Trump or his own Hugo Award nomination.
    • Many other books explicitly reference the real world they're set in, such as Turned Gay By The Existential Dread That I May Actually Be A Character In A Chuck Tingle Book and the increasingly recursive series of books leading to 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"'".
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Many of his works involve these, from space raptors to unicorn football players to brontosaurus secret agents and more.]
  • Overly Long Gag: Going hand in hand with Long Title, there's Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt, then Pounded In The Butt By My Book "Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt", then there's Pounded In The Butt By My Book "Pounded In The Butt By My Book 'Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt'", and so on...
  • The Power of Love: Many of Tingle's stories are accounts of what love can do for two men, a man and an object or a man and a concept.
  • Psychopomp: The Lonesome Train, whose call frequently torments Chuck.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Invoked with Pounded In The Butt By My Hugo Award Loss, which was released just hours after he lost the Hugo Award.
  • Ripped from the Headlines: Several of his stories are based on current events, including President Domald Loch Ness Tromp Pounds America's Butt, Oppressed In The Butt By My Inclusive Holiday Coffee Cups, Leonardo Decaprico Finally Wins His Award And It Pounds Him In The Butt, and Not Pounded By Anything While I Practice Responsible Social Distancing.
  • Screw Yourself: Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt. Well, just the butt and not the rest of the body.
  • Shallow Parody: invoked This trope itself is parodied in Butt Wars, which is ostensibly a Porn Parody of Star Wars, but the central joke is that Chuck doesn't actually know anything about "Stars War".
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Ted Cobbler, one of Chuck's neighbors that he hates for unclear reasons and refers to as a "devilman".
  • Something Completely Different: In 2019, in a deliberate effort to be more inclusive, Chuck started publishing some stories starring lesbians or transgender men.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Several stories, like Pounded By The Pound: Turned Gay By The Socioeconomic Implications Of Britain Leaving The European Union, draw their humor from taking serious, in-depth things, then immediately turning them into niche erotica.
  • Stock Ness Monster: Donald Trump aka: Domald Tromp.
  • Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: Chuck's wife Barbra is haunting him from the frozen lake where she died.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Tingle's "fact check" of the first 2016 Trump v Hillary presidential debate has Tingle's version of Trump produce an endless succession of these, such as "If you look upon my true face, you will not explode with cosmic horror" and "I am not a poorly disguised mass of crabs wearing the skin of bloated human."
  • Take That!: He published a Harry Potter parody book, Trans Wizard Harriet Porber And The Bad Boy Parasaurolophus, around the same time as series author J.K. Rowling was becoming controversial for her own views on trans people.
    • A lot of Chuck Tingle's output between 2016-2020 involved Donald Trump and his controversial four years in the White House in various kinky ways that only Tingle could write about.
  • Unusual Euphemism: He refers to other humans as "buckaroos" and "ladybucks".
  • The 'Verse: There are several layers to the Tingleverse. There is an author who writes weird niche erotica that tends to have a deeper storyline. There is the author who may or may not be haunted by eldritch creatures from beyond time. And there is the author that might be the schizophrenic father to a put-upon son. In the novels themselves, there are the books that are niche erotica, and then there is niche erotica about the books themselves where the characters are well aware that they are characters in a novel by Chuck Tingle. Then there is the third layer of stories about an author named Buck Trumble who is unaware he is in a book by Chuck Tingle and is probably the Author Avatar, but everyone else in the novels is well aware of it. Somehow, an Alaskan fisherman named Borson Reems is key to the whole thing.
  • The Wonka: By all accounts, he is (or at least acts) very eccentric. However, even with his recycled plots, he is able to churn out an incredible amount of words on a regular basis.

  • Troll Fic: If you believe Chuck Tingle to be a master troll spoofing the self-published erotica niche on Amazon that is. The names of some of the shorts such as Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt or Not Pounded By Anything And That's Okay! seem to lend credence to this theory or at the very least the notion that Chuck Tingle is very much self-aware about his books and their general public reception.


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