Saturday, October 15, 2016

Hardly any Horror Movies this month!

I disappointingly have noticed that this month, the spookiest month all year long, has a terrible shortage of Horror movies both in the movie theaters and on specialty channels, such as Netflix. What the reasons are for the shortage is truly beyond me, in truth the whole situation is just as much an annoyance as it is a disappointment. For Horror fanatics like myself, this is the one time of the year we look forward to simply for a new crock of scary material to experience. When our options are either regurgitated films or themes that have absolutely nothing to do with horror at all, words cannot express the disenfranchisement we can definitely feel. Don't get me wrong, most of the older horror films are my favorites yet this year the holiday of Halloween seems to be completely ignored. I guess such a situation gives credit to the age old saying "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself!"

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Happy Halloween, Once Again!

I so very eagerly welcome the coming of the month of October. Honestly, it's probably my favorite month all year long, and with it comes what I consider a marathon of Horror movies, Occult documentaries, Venturing out to strange graveyards, and everything in between until the ultimate climax comes with the onset of Halloween! I can sincerely say that no other month has such an aura of magic nor the propensity of fun within it, it's not even close! And though I've probably stated this several times, the witchy traditions of Halloween are what I generally pay attention to. Oh how would I love to have this day be everyday, once and for all!!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

"The Goblin Tale" Finally Complete!

After nearly a whole year of working and writing, I have the pleasure of acknowledging that the first story of my Dark Fantasy series "A Goblins Tale" is now complete. As with each story I have ever written, this one was, yet again, a testament of will. I don't know how many times some trivial event got in the way of my progress or how many times I considered changing the theme of my work. Yet, for all faults and purposes, passion always prevailed and I would always find myself alone at my writing desk with nothing but the images provided to me by the other side for guidance.Even though this particular chapter of the series is over, I remind myself daily that there is at least two more novels worth of material that still needs to be written and the truth is, I really don't know how long such an endeavor will take. Does it even matter?
When all is said and done, I can honestly say that I am overall pleased with the direction the story took. As with every one of my others, it clasped its own destiny and I felt like I was simply holding my pen to paper as the driving force behind my stories possessed its own narrative. An extension of my stories 'The Chalice' And 'To the Victor the Spoils', to say that I am excited of what the second chapter holds of this deranged yet fantastical tale is a definite understatement!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Praises for the Coming of AUTUMN!!

Even though this year has been so unbelievably busy for me, I like to take time to reflect on the current season. Autumn holds within it a very special place in my heart. I can't explain it, yet I find it so magical and appealing to every aspect of imagination. The changing of colors and climate, not to mention to coming of my most adored holiday:Halloween. The mere thought of it conjures up fascinating imagery of Demons, Witches, Jack-o-lanterns, and the Devil. It's around this time of the year that I indulge myself in nonstop marathons of Horror movies(Mostly Occult ones from the 1970's), drink whole rivers of wine, and read about obscure rituals and rites from across the globe. Thank the Gods for such a time, for life would be so monotonous without it!!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Seville trip was EPIC!!

Ah, another trip to and fro across the Atlantic has taken place. Seville, Spain has to be one of the most fascinating and beautiful places the world has to offer. So many facets of intrigue were there to keep my whole trip mesmerizing. The food alone has to be some of the best in Europe, period. I, for one, hadn't tried Tapas that much, and then you have the wine! Some of the best in the whole world!! The architecture spoke of both indigenous and Arabic influences and the parks surrounding the Historical Center were absolutely fabulous. Like the rest of Europe, there are streets that look completely alike, so be prepared to be patient if you get lost, I sure did!
Like every trip I've ever had, the magical aura that permeated out of every experience is enough to keep me motivated for a million more of them! And, the Spanish people themselves were nothing less than excellent so its an absolute guarantee that I'll definitely be going back there some day.
Much appreciation to all involved with this trip for giving to me another priceless cache of the most important things in my life: Memories!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

First half of 'The Goblin's Tale' completed!

Well, It's been over eight months since I started my Dark Fairy Tale 'The Goblin Tale' and I'm happy to say that is half way completed. Needless to say, It's a testament to will and perseverance to say the least. I had been working two jobs for the majority of time on it, and some times I would be so exhausted I couldn't keep my eyes open yet I would always find time to write, even if it was only a few paragraphs. I enjoy the direction the tale has gone, something I couldn't possibly have planned for in the beginning.
A writer writes, always. And I feel the worst step one can make in life is no step at all. That being said, I have no idea how much longer the rest of the story will take to complete nor do I know if it is going to take a million strange turns. As long as it turns out to be what I consider a masterpiece, it really doesn't matter.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Spain in August!

Sometimes, You have to take life by the proverbial horns. Aside from working a strenuous full time job and working on my new dark fairy-tale, I have planned a trip to Seville, Spain in August. I know I have made several plans for trips in the past that never fell through  but this time, I'm literally making myself go. I don't yet know what has captivated more about Spain: Maybe it's the history, the culture, the food and wine, the architecture, I can't put my exact finger on it. One thing is for sure, few places in the world have the allure Spain does. Then there's the Macabre aspect of it. Spain was home to the Spanish Inquisition, The religious order responsible for some of the grisliest tortures and who knows how many killings in the Middle Ages. I've wanted to go for ages yet life always seemed to prevent me. To me, the best part of all of it I'll have plenty more of what I consider what is best to collect in life: Memories.