Was it my fanaticism with werewolves that started it? Maybe. I was tired of seeing the likes of cute and oh-so-falsely-menacing beasts. Werewolves to me, at that time of writing, were not very nice. Although they could be redeemable. Research into the infamous Peter Stubbe, proved for an interesting character.
A serial killer accused of being a werewolf? How is that not a highly intriguing concept? Yes he was real. Around the year 500 AD, in present day Germany. Was he a werewolf? Of course not, they do not exist. More research allowed me to take a twist to his death.
What if he never died? See in my mind, werewolves are intolerably hard to kill. Agreeable yes? Well, how about the aid of a demon, that would work out. Immortality is a subject many like to touch up on. With all of these biological, technological, and medicinal breakthroughs; humans are living longer lives.
Case in real point, this story is a response to our drive for immortality. If you haven't read the story- here is a spoiler. Peter gave up his ever lasting soul for vengeance against his killers. More in the aforementioned story in a few years. So what are we, as humans, willing to risk for immortality?
Eternal damnation, psychological imprisonment of oneself, or even chronic pain? Soon enough we'll find out. I personally, don't want to be immortal because of the concept of losing family and friends who are still mortal. I don't want to roam the streets forever lonely, or watch the earth die.
Cursed Lamentations was an experimental piece, not meant for publications. Same goes for Last Action Wizard. As an author I know a few faults will rise, I'm prepared to barrel right through them.