October 31, 2020

Rant Rave Review: Ghost Trick and Coco

Today, I rave about two of the four perfect stories: Ghost Trick and Coco. Featuring memory loss, Rube Goldberg machines, bureaucrats, and many, many skeletons!

October 24, 2020

Rant Rave Review: Disability and Horror

It's like, FULL of spoilers!

Today, I discuss how disability is used in the horror genre. Featuring psychopaths, eugenicists, the Rest Cure, and grim reapers!

October 18, 2020

Rant Rave Review: Spooky Movies!

It's like, a good movie even if it's not scary? Today, I rave about The Eye (2002), The Visit, and The Ritual, and rant about Us. Get ready for visual vocabulary, pretentious teenagers, The Dark Soul's School of monster making, and one of the dumbest twists ever written.

October 7, 2020

Rant Rave Review: Spooky Books!

It's, like, Spooky Season! Today, I review Dracula, Frankenstein, Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Exorcist, and Tales From the Gas Station. Get ready for blood-swelled vampires, dark carnivals, insomniac gas station attendants, and whatever that face is that I'm making in the thumbnail!

October 2, 2020

September Reading Roundup

It's time for this month's reading roundup, but first, a little announcement that no one but me will care about: I'm staying off the internet until the election. Well, mostly. I'll still post to Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram when the mood strikes me or when I have a writing update. I'll still post Rant Rave Reviews on here and Youtube (the theme this month is spooky stories, of course). But I won't be interacting much (ie, I won't be spending hours reading through Twitter and Tumblr and watching random Youtube videos I've already seen). If you @ me or retweet or reblog a post, I'll probably respond in a day or two, but other than that, I'm becoming a recluse.

The reason for this is twofold. First, I'm offering it up. For those of you who aren't Catholic, "offering it up" is sort of like giving up something for Lent. You discipline yourself by enduring some deprivation (either natural, like pain, or of your own choosing, like not watching hours of Youtube). At the same time, you offer up your (albeit, in this case, slight) suffering as a sacrifice for some good. I'm offering it up for America. Not the election, America. Because, not to get political or anything, but no matter who wins the garbage fire that is the 2020 election, America is doomed unless our culture changes. As I said to a friend recently, if this was the 90s, we could weather whatever storm Trump or Biden brings, but people hate each other so much right now that our country is pretty much over. Unless...