Saturday, September 28, 2013

October Nights 4!?

Guess what movie this is, and I'll say, "Yes, good job!"
Hey everybody out there reading this blog for one reason or another! For the fourth (yes, fourth!) year in a row I'm going to be reviewing 31 horror related things in 31 nights. I know this is quite the undertaking. Believe me, I know. It's a bit insane, but I love October so much that decided that I had to do this to make me happy, each and every year. Yes, happy. Happy.

Anyway, I have a diverse bunch of movies, books, audio things, special mentions, video games, and other stuff to review and talk about this month. While the focus here is primarily horror movies (mostly obscure or foreign since those are the ones I gravitate toward), I still have my ongoing R. L. Stine reviews which will be integrated into this series as well as a bunch of audio horror pieces that might be interesting reviews unto themselves.

I will seriously try to post these reviews every day before midnight, although in past years I found myself struggling to do that and instead posted any chance I had in October itself. I should have a more structured posting schedule despite my own schedule being full up right now. I'm mentioning this now a few days before October 1st so people have some time to accept that this IS a reality that WILL BE happening. I'm really hoping people check this whole series out. Tell your friends, co-workers, or basically anybody interested in horror or October at all.

I also am open for submissions of things to review. I have, I believe, five to six open review slots that I haven't chosen yet because I'm waiting for some ideas or something interesting to fall into my lap. Let me know if you have any ideas. I'd be thrilled to take any and all ideas if I can find the movie/book/video game/ anything else and have time to review it.

Well, that's about it. My first post will be up sometime on October 1st. Check out some of my old October Nights if you want to see the hodgepodge of crazy I go through every year. The first one is a little rough around the edges, but I think I really hit a stride last year. I'm hoping to have more of the same this year.

I hope you all enjoy the upcoming----

October Nights! Mwaa ha ha ha ha!

Sweet dreams...

Sunday, September 8, 2013


Hey, everybody! I was seriously planning on putting a review on today. I still probably will, more likely tonight though. Not a big deal.

Instead I have a kind of big deal thing happening. I found out recently that my blog, this blog, has been copied. Now, I have never made a policy of saying, "Ha ha, but seriously don't copy my stuff and take credit for it." because I thought that people wouldn't do that. Well, I'm wrong. I tried contacting the offending "blogger," but have received no word back as of this moment. I would like to wait for a response before I claim copyright infringement or the like. While I've never said (and never will say) that I can't be quoted or linked or whatever, I think I'd appreciate some kind of heads up that every review I've written in almost the last year has been copied word-for-word on this other blog. And they changed the timestamps to appear as if they posted it earlier than me. Great, huh?

The best part is that they didn't reformat my posts, change colors, or re-link the links that link back to this blog here. I'm, I believe, understandably upset. I don't steal the words of others, and when my own words, things I value a great deal, are stolen out from under me without me noticing for such a good long while, I become kind of heated. I'm not losing revenue or, I believe views to this person, but it's the principle of the thing. I don't want to sue or get legal people involved because I'm not that kind of guy. I don't want money for this writing (although I certainly won't mind if I do happen to get ad revenue). My problem isn't that this person, "Deden Palupi" on his blog (which is really just my words over his website) "ofpawsandclaws" (Edit: 10/3/13 Watch out if you click that link. It seems to redirect to something else after a moment or two now. I don't know if the redirect is safe or not.) is stealing views or whatnot, but rather that he is stealing my words, my thoughts, and my opinions. He is stealing something that is incredibly important to me. He is stealing the thing that I enjoy most: writing.

So, yeah. You can compare the blogs, and if any of you out there have any advice, I'd be glad to hear it. For right now, I'm going to see what I can do, and I'm going to wait for a response. It could just be a spambot blogger or something, but I'd really like to know. Anyway, I may have another post up tonight if I'm not too angry about this crap.