As I’m sure many of you know, I suffer from the psychological disease lycanthropy, which is, more or less, a form of madness involving the delusion of being transformed into an animal, usually a wolf, with correspondingly altered behavior, under certain conditions, such as a full moon.
My full moon most often being red wine; and, I must admit, I’m feeling a bit hairy.
Anyway, I’m outlining a few stories involving the transformation of man to beast and I’m wondering, what are your favorite werewolf myths, stories, movies, games, etc?
Any Werewolf the Apocalypse players out there?
Are there other narratives, modern or ancient, that correspond to this concept, be they Wendigo or Smile Dog?
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Hello all! I just thought I'd share the news with you that my novel Kind Nepenthe has been accepted to be published by Black Rose, with a tentative release date of July, 26th.
Here's the elevator pitch:
Jennifer thought she'd find a hippie paradise when she moved to the desolate back hills of Humboldt County, California. A place to commune with nature and teach her five-year-old daughter Megan how to live off the land. Instead she discovered a nightmare.
Based on a true story, KIND NEPENTHE is a brutal tale of terror set in the heart of California's marijuana growing country.
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I had a lot of support and help from this community and want to give out a big thanks to everyone here. In particular Shadow Swimmer and AmEagle who were both kind enough…
I just watched the HBO documentary Beware the Slenderman.
I thought it was fantastic.
There were PhDs discussing the creation of myth and folklore, a long analysis of The Pied Piper, comparing it with the Slender Man mythos, and a deep look at internet culture, among other introspective looks at culture and humanity.
The wiki was mentioned often and I was half expecting to see an interview with Empy or Cleric. Was anyone contacted by HBO about the documentary and asked to be interviewed?
The one girl, who actually did the stabbing, Morgan Geyser (Geyser: what a great name for a crazy girl!), is schizophrenic. She not only believes in Slenderman, but Santa Clause, Harry Potter characters, and hallucinates a whole host of friends. Her father is…Read more >
Here is the link: A Good Ending. Now share it on your Facebook page. Now go to the Amazon page, buy the book, it's only 99 cents, if you don't have a kindle just download the app on your computer for free, and post the five star review the story deserves. Jeeze, why am I the only one who has done this so far?
Now, leave a comment so that we can get this in the popular blog section.
Don't have anything to say? Then tell your favorite joke or challenge Emp or I to a pun war.
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Anyone have any suggestions on what I should say? It's an uncensored show, so potty talk and NSFW themes are totally allowed. It will be live on Wednesday at 4:00 pm Pacific, 7:00 pm Eastern, then it will be available on iTunes, YouTube, and a bunch of other places. Here's a link to their show: Read more >