Raise Your Voice

A lot of English teachers and writing professors like to talk about a writer’s voice, but few of them (at least in my experience) give a clear definition. In many ways, a writer’s voice is intuitive. As people have unique patterns of speech, so do they have unique patterns in their writing. Stephen King’s writing […]

Demons and Sh*t – Moloch

Name: MolochType: Canaanite DeityOrigin: Biblical My first encounter with Moloch comes from a silly parody of “Jesus Loves the Little Children”: “Moloch loves the little children / All the children of the world / Black and black and black and black / Stick their ashes in a sack / Moloch loves the little children of […]

Help Yourself

This may seem somewhat hypocritical coming from a blogger whose unsolicited advice is sometimes reminiscent of that coming from a motivational speaker, but the self-help industry is a total scam. I and many of my friends have held that belief for quite a while now, and the reason I’m bringing it up is that the […]

Explaining the Unexplained

A lot of people, myself and many other Satanists and witches included, are fascinated by the paranormal. There’s something alluring about unexplained phenomena; it sparks the imagination, and from it, we can creat dark and terrible creatures, powerful beings from worlds entirely unlike ours. All stories – at least, all the good ones – are […]

Speculating Genre Fiction

The phrase “speculative fiction” is one I’m not particularly fond of. Its official definition, according to Merriam-Webster, is “a broad literary genre encompassing any fiction with supernatural, fantastical, or futuristic elements.” Speculative fiction covers a few different genres, and each of them are doing different things. The three main genres under the overarching label of […]