Life Update 2021

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything on Playing With Demons. The pandemic has done quite the number on me and my mental health. As a result, I have terribly neglected my writing. Of course, people need to take breaks, and I am no different. It happens. Life, and the day job, have […]

Life Update 2020

It has been quite some time my darlings, since I tried and failed the April A to Z Challenge. The pandemic has been stressful. But despite the absolute shit-show this year has been for the most part, not all is hopeless. Lots of good things have happened this year along with the bad, the biggest […]

Demons and Sh*t – Jinn

Name: JinnType/Title: Shapeshifters, wish granters, storm/wind spiritsOrigin: Pre-Islamic Arabic, Islamic Jinn are another example of pagan deities and spirits appropriated by Abrahamic religion. Jinn aren’t necessarily demons; the word seems to be a catchall for any Arabic or Islamic supernatural entity. Western depictions have given them the ability to grant wishes, and an association with […]

Demons and Sh*t – Ifrit

Name: IfritType/Title: Spirit of the dead/fireOrigin: Islamic According to my research, an ifrit, contrary to what the Final Fantasy summon by the same name suggests, are more associated with spirits of the dead than they are with fire. Though some folklore claims they are made from smoke and fire, which is probably where that association […]

Demons and Sh*t – Hiei

Name: HieiType/Title: Fire DemonOrigin: Anime (Yu Yu Hakusho) Yes, I am a nerd. My “H” demon is an anime character. I’m not sorry. Hiei is a fire demon from the anime Yu Yu Hakusho. He’s kind of a badass. He starts the series off as a villain and a nasty one at that. He has […]