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THE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 6

Brian opened his eyes. Above him, the sky glowed a bloody crimson behind a veil of smoke. He lay on his back, the ground beneath him bare and hard, the color of ashes. He sat up, stood, looked around. The black, leafless trees of some strange woodland surrounded him. He examined himself, his ruined T-shirt…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 6

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THE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 5

With a shrill, even effeminate scream, the guard tried to evade the arms that reached for him. Like an adult with a small child, the thing seized him, lifting him off the ground. A monstrous, disproportioned hand clamped over his face. The guard ceased struggling. “Fuck!” the driver yelped. “Fuck! Fuck!” “…respond?” the voice over…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 5

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More Vampirella News

I’ve often said that I have the perfect job. I get paid to talk about (i.e. write about) things that interest me, to review movies and books that I would watch or read anyway, and visit places that I would go to anyway. I count myself really fortunate. Alas, no job is perfect *all* the…Continue readingMore Vampirella News

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Zombie Preparedness 101

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have just released a new guideline for what to do to best survive a zombie apocalypse. Good timing, innit? Why now? Well, that’s kinda obvious, isn’t it? We’re still in a pandemic. The CDC explains it thusly: “Wonder why zombies, zombie apocalypse, and zombie preparedness continue to live…Continue readingZombie Preparedness 101

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Charisma Carpenter Speaks

Much better to let any victim speak for himself/herself/themselves, so that’s what I’ll do here. Take it away, Charisma. “…based on the open letter I wrote, you now know about the psychological abuse I endured while acting on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. I shared my experiences about my former boss, Joss Whedon, so…Continue readingCharisma Carpenter Speaks

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Looking Back to the Beginning

Hard to believe it’s been a year now since all this began. None of us knew last March at this time just what lay ahead. I’ve been one of the lucky ones thus far. The year of pandemic has been relatively painless for me personally, with one very notable exception. I had a cousin succumb…Continue readingLooking Back to the Beginning

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THE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 4

A tired and broken old man marched between two uniformed police officers, his orange coveralls too big for his thin frame, his wrists confined in handcuffs and shackles clamped around his ankles. The two younger men ushered him into the back of a patrol car, which sat idling in front of a squat building. Red-and-blue…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 4

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THE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 3

Deb struggled to run beneath the weight of the demonic mask. Gale had an arm around her waist, helping to support her and pulling her along. Angry voices resounded from the compound, just out of sight behind them. An engine growled and one of the men sprayed the surrounding terrain with gunfire. Like hellish mosquitoes…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 3

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Lovecraft and Cancel Culture

Cancel Culture does exist, for certain, but there seems to be some confusion as to what exactly it is. For example, when a celebrity is making controversial, provocative tweets on her Twitter page, and she is warned repeatedly by her employers to stop it, and she doesn’t, and so they fire her—that’s not Cancel Culture.…Continue readingLovecraft and Cancel Culture

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Toxic Whedon

The deluge continues. Concerning Joss Whedon and how much of a real-life villain he is, this linked article really opens the floodgates on him. You, like me, perhaps, may have wondered how it is that, if his behavior was really so abominable, he was able to get away with it for so long? The linked…Continue readingToxic Whedon

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Horror Demanding a Place at the Table

As I sit typing these words, Chloe Zhao has just won the Golden Globe award for Best Director for her film NOMADLAND, which also won for Best Drama. Expect Zhao and her movie to rake up some wins at the Oscars this year, too. And this is the same Chloe Zhao who will be bringing…Continue readingHorror Demanding a Place at the Table

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Give It Up, Wes: On BLACK PANTHER, a Black Superman, and the Daywalker

This linked article, while stressing the need for a new black superhero to rise to the forefront of public consciousness, mentions Wesley Snipes’s BLADE, though also reminding us that the movie, and the X-MEN films, “never blatantly acknowledged the color of their characters’ [Blade and Halle Berry’s Storm] skin”. The writer has hopes for the…Continue readingGive It Up, Wes: On BLACK PANTHER, a Black Superman, and the Daywalker