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The Midgaheim Bestiary: Boogeymen Overview

Inhabitants of the liminal spaces between Fairyland and the mortal plane, Boogeymen play a vital role in preserving their native ecosystem, even though doing so has given them a bad reputation both among mortals and fairies alike. The term “boogeyman” … Continue reading

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A Word from Our Author

Hey, so how about the lack of updates in November?  That was kinda crappy, eh? Apologies for that.  Hit sort of a rough patch last month that I’d rather not go into.  The site’s not dead though, and there WILL … Continue reading

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How I’d Ruin It: Transformers

Welcome back to How I’d Ruin It, the article/crackfic pitch series that explores the notion that being a fan of a work of fiction doesn’t mean you’d necessarily be good at writing it, and hooo boy we are plunging down … Continue reading

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ICHF: The Alien Queen

In a previous entry, we discussed how The Alien from Alien was perfectly symbolic of xenophobia, i.e. the fear of what is different or “other.”  However, Alien isn’t a standalone movie – it has several sequels, and as I’ve discussed … Continue reading

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How I’d Ruin It: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

It’s time for another How I’d Ruin It, the article series about how a writer who’s a huge fan of a certain work of fiction can still be absolutely garbage at writing for it, because loving something doesn’t mean you’re … Continue reading

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ICHF: The Alien

Yes, that’s The Alien with a capital A and a capital T to the “the,” because make no mistake: no one would ever confuse any other monster with that title.  Aliens – that is, monsters from outer space – are … Continue reading

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ICHF: The Martians of H.G. Wells

The War of the Worlds is technically an Imperial Gothic Horror story. The Imperial Gothic, for those of you who aren’t horror lit nerds, is a subgenre of Gothic Horror that combines the normal themes of evil coming from the … Continue reading

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