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Lentil-Cauliflower soup Recipe

Lentil-Cauliflower soup Recipe

Greetings. I mentioned making this on twitter and said I’d share the recipe if people were interested. I was not expecting people to be interested but here we are. It’s a mix of a few different recipes I’ve found with my own added twist on a few things. Hopefully you enjoy. If you make it and like it, let us know on twitter. If you make it and you don’t like it…uh…blame Dusty? Need:   1 tblspoon Coconut oil 1…

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Creating characters: The Dungeons and Dragons method

Creating characters: The Dungeons and Dragons method

One thing we like to ask people is how they go about the arduous process of creating characters for their stories. While we’ve never had the same answer twice there have been a few standout answers and I’d like to discuss one of them today. It comes from our friend Charity Langley and it’s called The Dungeons and Dragons method. I’ll explain this the best that I can, but it helps if you have some knowledge of DnD beforehand. Basically,…

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The Conjuring 2

The Conjuring 2

I know I’m a little late talking about this movie but I watched it last night as part of my Halloween Horror Night and boy do I have some stuff to say. This franchise is the perfect example of one step forward two steps back. For every single effective scene and beautiful cinematography trick, there’s a giant misstep that completely breaks any and all immersion. The first Conjuring movie suffered from this as well with the inclusion of Annabelle. That…

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White Empress: The music I never thought I needed.

White Empress: The music I never thought I needed.

I don’t normally do music writeups but this is different. I was recently introduced to this band and they’ve successfully two burning questions inside of me. “What if horror was thematically more metal and what if metal could be more cinematic.” Ok. So those aren’t questions I had but in retrospect I should have probably asked them. I was sent the video to ¬†Revenant which is a short horror film with accompanying music and had to watch it about 13…

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Pets of the Horror World.

Pets of the Horror World.

From our twitter friend @tgshepherdvan Thor and Bambi are two rescue dogs saved from death. We are happy they’re still around   From Our twitter friend @thecalgee   This is Watson and we don’t know about you but we think he absolutely rocks that Fall Sweater. From our twitter friend @NicoleSpector Nicole had this to say about Netta. “Netta is a ferocious seven-pound mutt (chihuahua-terrier-pterodactyl mix)¬†who had to have most of her teeth removed! She is eight-years old, a stray…

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Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor is a 2012 game from Jasper Byrne. I would love to take the easy way out and describe it as a 2D Silent Hill but as much as I’d mean it to be a compliment, it would be doing a great disservice to what a great game Lone Survivor is. You play as a man in a surgical mask known as “You”. The game starts you off some unknown time after an outbreak has mutated people into horrifying…

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The Zombie Story Checklist

The Zombie Story Checklist

Despite the relative young age of the website, I have received more Zombie stories than anything else. I have unfortunately not accepted any of them because of how generic they were. I appreciated how hard the authors worked on their stories, and there were some very interesting parts in them, but Zombies in general are just done for me. I have decided to create a Zombie Story Checklist. If you are able to check something off in every section, then…

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Effective Villains- The Moral Event Horizon

Effective Villains- The Moral Event Horizon

Greetings all, Today I am going to deal with my absolute favorite trope- “The Moral Event Horizon”. A Moral Event Horizon is an act committed by a character that plummets our opinion of them so far away from “good” that it would be impossible for them to recover. This act does not need to be committed by a villain (who is already passed the “good line”) and can be incredibly effective in completely turning a previously well centred, good character…

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