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Summer, it’s a thing now.

My typical plan for summer is to stay the hell inside with so much air on that I sometimes get high and think it’s fall. Because heat sucks. Global warming and I are totally not going to get along. Spent a week house sitting while my more talented friends headed to SDCC. Got to play with doggies and kittens and watch a TV as big as my bed with a stereo louder than that really loud kid upstairs. We watched…

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Beauty and the Beast

It’s no secret that I take issue with some of the messages in Disney movies. I hate how 90% of the time, everyone looks exactly like what they are. Heroes are attractive, villains are ugly (exception for Snow White’s Evil Queen), fat people are jolly, women have crazy-long hair. And until recently, with minimal exception, the girl stories end with a wedding, while the boy stories end with a coronation. Okay, not Pinochio, and not Jungle Book. But come on.…

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Bill Paxton (1955 – 2017)

It’s been a few days, so I think I’m finally ready to say something about the death of my favorite living actor, Bill Paxton. I’d always been a fan of his from stuff like Weird Science and Aliens which we saw over and over again when it came out–I was a junior in high school. Plus I remembered him from The Lords of Discipline. I thought he was so versatile and funny and amazing. He was credited as “Wild” Bill…

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Arguing with Savini? If I must…

Like most horror fans, Creepshow has always been high on my list of fave horror movies. I love the cast, the camp, the gruesomeness, and that hilarious dub where it’s super obvious that Adrienne Barbeau called Emily Vanderbilt a cunt. Hahahaaha. H and I watched an awesome documentary about it recently. Apparently, it was on the UK DVD reissue that never actually came to this side of the pond. That’s bullshit, BTW. Because then I had to download it on…

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The Annual Giving of Things

So, we had Xmas. It was also H’s birthday on the 20th. This means that at the Webster-Friday abode, there was much materialism, indulgence, and slothery. Why slothery? Because I made a commitment to watch #Arrow in its entirety, and I’m now about half-way through season three. Lots of shenanigans to be called on that show–but it’s still a fun watch. Apparently it takes a mere 5 years and a death in your family to become a world-class assassin. Unless…

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Deaths 2016

Okay dammit, there have been too many artist and fictional deaths this year.I’m fucking sick of it. Like who, you ask? Alan Rickman — this was bullshit. Not that old and we had no idea it was coming. Shenanigans. Bowie — no comment required. Prince — ditto. All of these are utter bullshit Norma Bates on Bates Motel. Okay, we knew that was coming. So why was it so horrifying and tragic? Because they’re great at what they do. Anton…

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Ghostbustresses

Finally saw the new Ghostbusters after hearing whinging man-children go on and on about how it’s “unnecessary” and how they’re only making it with women to be “PC.” Because as I’ve explained before–letting ladies star in a movie is a special gift from the men who run the world. Now that we got our lady-movie, we should all sit down, shut up, know our places, and stop making such an emotional fuss. This post will have major spoilers, so scroll…

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Another year another…you know, everything else.

September 6th is my mom’s birthday. It occurred to be recently that I tend to refer to mater in the past tense, even though she’s not dead. I wouldn’t even say she’s “dead to me,” because I don’t pretend she’s dead. I just talk to her slightly less often than I talk to (or toward, more like) people who actually are dead. There are plenty of dead people I think of as better, smarter, cooler, kinder, and less violent and…

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Responses

It’s time once again for me to address some of the utter crap that’s been going around the Internets of late, mostly to get it off my ample chest. Because people are lazy and mean and dumb, and I like to think I’m smarter, more active, and kinder than most (based on no factual evidence, just me and my intellectual vanity wishing). For the purposes of this post, I shall refer to the Internet as if they are a cohesive…

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Why Horror?

Probably the question horror writers get asked the most is “Why Horror?” When I interview people, I ask it too. The answers reveal as much about the author as they do about the power of horror itself. No lie. I’ve been thinking about my earliest introductions to horror, and how I always sort of knew I would always be a horror fan. I’ve narrowed it down to a few, which are presented in no particular order. 1. Sir Graves Ghastly.…

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