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Hey, so here’s a weird, thing, I’m using WordPress again! It’s been a while. It was between this and Tumblr but I just prefer WordPress for regular blogging. Which I’m attempting. Again. I’ve been very tired lately, and very busy and as such I’ve missed writing an awful lot. I’ve kept my toe in the water with stuff I don’t publish, but it’s time to get back out there. Time to do it right.

I’m going to try something a bit different this time. I realised when I was in training for Tough Mudder some time ago that I do much better with targets and goals and deadlines rather than a hazy notion of “I feel like blogging”. So I’m setting some targets.

Mondays I’ll likely write about writing – I’m attempting NaNoWriMo this year, so please, if you’re interested in that or are participating yourself, look me up. User…

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Fear You Can Hear: 31 of the Scariest Old Time Radio Episodes for Halloween

Looking forward to listening to some of these in the run up to Halloween.

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the_witchs_taleThey say a picture’s worth a thousand words, but, when it comes to the best old-time radio horror, each word is worth a thousand pictures.

By using voices, sound effects, and snippets of music, masters of radio terror turned what could’ve been a disadvantage of the medium—we can’t see what’s happening—into their greatest asset.

Radio writers and actors spawned monsters that the technology of the time couldn’t have realistically portrayed on film. They suggested depravity and gore that screen censorship would’ve banned. And they could manipulate the imagination so that listeners themselves collaborated in the summoning of their worst fears.

In case you can’t tell, I adore old-time ratio (OTR) horror. After countless hours poring over archives of old shows, I’ve selected 31 bloodcurdling episodes, from 1934 all the way up to 1979, for your pleasure.

You can dole these out one per day as a Halloween countdown or feel…

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A piece I did on a “controversy”.

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Today, Bleeding Cool published this article on the use of a certain word being used in “Papergirls” #1, which was released by Image Comics this week, and the actions taken by Whateverstore in San Francisco. Safe to say it’s garnered some attention, and we felt we would wade in with our two cents.

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Let’s not jump the gun here, eh? Let’s not get polarised, and instead be grown up about this. The two gay, married owners of Whatever comics have railed against BKV’s latest book through Image, ‘Paper Girls’. for a character’s use of the word “faggot”. No doubt Twitter is foaming at this, on both ‘sides’ of the cultural divide, but let’s just stop and take a moment. As with most things in life, it’s not simply a case of choosing a side and sticking to it. It’s a complex, nuanced conversation we have to have.

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Is it right to…

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