ChiZine publications has established a name and reputation in the horror writing community, but it appears that not all is well. According to various sources, ChiZine has problems paying their authors. Now, I totally understand that mistakes will be made from time-to-time, but apparently when authors approach them about a lack of payment ChiZine brushes them off. That’s never a good thing.
I’ve reached out to ChiZine to ask for their side of the story and have yet to hear anything. I consider myself neutral in this in that all I want is for the parties involved to come to mutual terms and for the publishing house to do better.
Now, other authors have come out to accuse ChiZine, either directly or by proxy, of racism, sexual harassment, and petty behavior. Before you jump to conclusions, please watch the video where I go through the other accusations.
What do you think about this? I’m not a fan of #CancelCulture and do not want people to go after ChiZine. What I would like is for use to calm and rational about this, approach the situation objectively and with redemption as a goal.
We had Jonathan Raab from Muzzleland Press on the show and he talked about something that every horror writer ought to hear. He revealed a bitter truth that could sound jaded, but it’s a simple fact that you have to face as a writer.
While that may not sound very fun, we spent a good amount of time conversing about the importance of the horror genre, the purpose of indie publishers, how to navigate Amazon KDP blocking or rejecting your book, and even talked about Castlevania and how Konami has lost their way.
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Satan is that friend that will be with you till the bitter end, at least if you’d only let him in. While traditionally it was very hard to earn the Dark Lord’s favor, now it is easier than ever! All you have to do is wear the Satan is Your Friend shirt and drink from the Satan is Your Friend mug. It’s either that or sacrifice a virgin child, and that could get you into some serious trouble.
Who played the better vampire? You’re free to make this decision using any metric you want. If you want to judge base on strength, ability, or attractiveness then feel free to, but you’re not limited to that.
Selene in Underworld
Santanico Pandemonium in From Dusk Till Dawn
Let us know in the comment section who you think did it better and why.
Villimey Mist, author of Nocturnal Blood, talks about vampires, blood, and icelandic life. The show is at an unusual time: Saturday morning at 5:30AM CST because Villimey Mist lives in Iceland.
About Nocturnal Blood:
Anchorage, Alaska. A place where people don’t care if someone goes missing. A place where Leia Walker tries her hardest to hide from the world, wanting a normal life without anxiety and OCD. But Leia’s bubble pops when an old friend is back in town and twists Leia’s reality . A bloody event proves what Leia is scared to learn—Sophie Gardner, her old high school friend and saviour from the bullies, is a vampire.Forced to run away with Sophie, Leia’s life takes a terrifying turn when vampires and hunters come after them.The only thing preventing them from losing themselves is their friendship..But will it be enough to escape the inevitable blood bath?
From Slender Man to Satan, young pre-teen girls seem to seek out a mysterious evil presence, but why?
Do young girls do this because they think it’s cool? Perhaps, but in the right circumstance. It would take a certain situation with people already warm to the idea of Satanism and fringe things to influence another.
Do these girls have deep seeded emotional issues? Seems likely. I don’t think many would argue otherwise, but many may disagree on how these deep seeded issues manifest. Are there unresolved daddy issues? One could think that as these girls tend to look for a strong “evil” male presence. Could there be unresolved mommy issues? That is another possibility. Perhaps these girls are seeking out danger to get the attention of their mother.
These questions are tough to answer, and the attempt to answer leads to arguments. You know what’s easy? Blaming movies and books. That’s a hell of a lot easier and requires no self-reflection. Society at large can blame the movies, comic books, and music for Satanic influence, but the kids have been playing with Satan and other dark figures way before any of that.
Repeat after me kids, Satan is your friend. And he’s a friend through the end. Unlike other people that require you to pray and to have faith, Satan is always around to make a deal and he always delivers. The naysayers complain that making a deal with Satan could cost you your soul or the soul of someone you love.
Well, if the person I love isn’t willing to sacrifice their soul for the enhancement of my life or any wish I so desire, then I guess it isn’t love after all. And what’s the point of a soul when you can’t live the life you want, have mountains of cash, or finally get that body enhancement you’ve been looking for.
This sinister issue contains ten disturbing stories all about Satan and his dark influence. Enjoy.