Monthly Archives: May 2014

Wish I had some willpower

If I’m trying to be more positive, going on the internet after a polarizing news event is something best avoided. But no…I read all the stories including a transcript of that absurd manifesto. I read all through the #YesAllWoman tag on Twitter until it was hijacked by ugly haters. I fully expect all the pro-control v anti-control BS whenever there’s a shooting. It often boils down to “Let’s get guns out of the hands of criminals and crazy people” versus…

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Who I am versus what I do:

Was reading a book called Horror 101 which is a collection of essays about working in the horror industry. One of them suggested that in social media, topics like politics or religion are best avoided. If you’re trying to build up a following, it’s best not to be “preachy” or angry or aggressively passionate about such things–essentially for the same reason it’s inappropriate to discuss such things at a day job. I think that’s probably accurate. That the blander and…

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Penny Dreadful Tarot…and it’s a show too.

Before I get right into the Penny Dreadful tarot, I’ll take a mo’ to remind you all that I’m reviewing Penny Dreadful for GeekBinge. The first episode looked like 75% vampire wank, 25% cool Frankenstein stuff. The second episode was fucking incredible. If you check out my review, you’ll see that Alex Price (Proteus) stopped by to give it a read. Squee, am I right? Before the show aired, I went ahead and ordered the Penny Dreadful Tarot from the…

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Frustration

Been trying not to do the thing where I make a long depressing, complainy-pants post in the middle of the night. But I want to. But I won’t. Yes, I *would* like a cookie. Thank you so much for asking.

I’m gonna go get the papers…get the papers.

There’s a book I was trying to remember that I read in school. Or maybe it was read to me. Probably 4th grade or so, but could have been anytime between 2nd and 6th. It was about a kid who does something innocuous, not anything illegal or particularly mean. He gets sent to a kid jail where they make them sit alone in their cells without pillows while they pipe in creepy stories. I also recall that it’s the book…

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TV news

It’s May, which means all the new TV news is coming down. You don’t need to be clairvoyant to figure out that Agents of Shield will be back for another season. There’s also gonna be a spinoff, and it’s not the wacky adventures of HYDRA. Too bad. Larry Wilmore has been tagged to be Stephen Colbert’s replacement. Obviously, it will be a new show, a scripted panel show that I imagine will attract plenty of great guests. Community was cancelled.That’s…

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The first year of…anything.

I’m nearing the one year anniversary of my involvement with the mag. Granted, the first issue of Under the Bed didn’t go live until August, but I started working for eFiction in June, and put out the last issue of eHorror before I magically transformed it into what it is today. The first year was incredibly stressful, no doubt exacerbated by my own incompetence, the insane amount of pressure I was putting on myself, and my habit of grossly exaggerating…

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