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Damian Nenow

  In the course of daily life on-line today I found “Paths of Hate”, an animated short film by Damian Nenow. Nenow is a Polish creator who works for the Platige Image company in Warsaw, a large studio which produces graphics, … Continue reading

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A Kingdom of Daughters

A brief but lovely little article from the New York Times a couple of weeks ago, talking about modern-day Cultural Tourism and historical Cultural Genocide of the Mosuo people in mainland China. I found it particularly interesting to hear a … Continue reading

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The Indian Burial Ground Trope

A great little article on the Indian Burial Ground Trope of the late 1970’s-1980’s, published in Atlas Obscura. I thought this was fascinating, as the article makes it pretty clear that Stephen King was the major creator in horror to … Continue reading

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The Griffin Warrior: A Mycenaean Grave at Pylos

Some wonderful archaeology news in the last two weeks, as the excavators at Pylos have come forward with news of a fantastic intact grave from the beginning of the Late Bronze Age, just before the rise of the Mycenaean empire. … Continue reading

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5 Great Names for Horror Novels and Films

A lot of very good horror novels have been made into half-decent movies. Occasionally, a good horror novel inspires a good movie, or even a great one; then you can debate which is better. Far more often, of course, a … Continue reading

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The Lonesome Life and Death of Norbert Grupe

I found this extended biography of a difficult, tormented man really fascinating to read. Norbert Grupe was the actor who played Vigo the Carpathian in Ghostbusters 2, and Charles Macon Diggs in one of my favorite underrated movies, Diggstown. The … Continue reading

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Basset Demon

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Hallucigenia

Thought this was pretty cool. Video of the ancient Cambrian worm Hallucigenia. “I’m pretty sure that scientists are just getting high and making up prehistoric animals at this point.”  ~ Saladin Ahmed ________________ Like my writing?

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Konjo Oni

Whenever I turn in a manuscript to an editor or publisher, and the project is basically complete from my end, I do a final clean-up of my research links and material. Lately I’ve been thinking that people might be interested … Continue reading

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Kerb Stomp #6 – Kaiju-A-Gogo

  Time for Kerb Stomp #6! All About Kaiju-A-Gogo this time. We’re also going to talk about the way that games can evolve post-release in the modern age, and all sorts of other cool stuff. Give it a listen. ________________ … Continue reading

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