In The Demons' Head #13: Friday The 13th, and The General Know
April 13, 2012
Hello everyone and welcome to another issue of Inside The Demons' with the demon himself, well me. To be honest if I would have even tried to plan the fact that my 13th posting of Inside the Demons fell on the first Friday The 13th of the supposed final year of Mankind.. well it's a good bet I woulda somehow fucked it up. However, there is luck on my side in this regard and I thought on top of the general writing update that I would include my look at the horror side of writing, and how it has shaped my writing style and what I've done.
First off, and as a general rule of thumb going forward, the Friday Issues will usually be pretty short only because there's not a whole lot for me to report in terms of writing updates. This week though I am happy to announce three different things that have happened. Thanks to the Platforming Challenge, I have gained 71 pages likes on Facebook, as well as 69 followers on Twitter, so that's a massive thank you to everyone whose done that.
Also, I've gotten a lot of good feedback on the page because of this challenge which also helps me realize that I'm heading in the right direction with both the page and the twitter feed. Finally, because of the April Poem a Day Challenge I have been collectively working on “More Then Memories” The estimated finish date is still not yet set but I do intend to have it completely ready for editing by the end of May.
Also a big thanks to Brendon Wiles, who over the past few days has pushed the idea count for this blog up through July, if you have any questions you want answered, or topics you feel would be good for me to talk about on the blog, click here and drop me a line.
Now, I wanted to take a look at Friday The 13th, Now I for one am kinda confused on how it is viewed, some view it as the next worst day to Halloween for paranormal activity, and that's why we see a lot of horror stories, and a rather successful movie franchise centered around the day so I thought I'd take a minute and look at the horror and paranormal genre of Movies and writing, and how they've shaped my writing over the years.
Everyone knows that feeling, the breath on your necks, the sweat starts to drip on your brow, your in danger and your heart is racing, and you absolutely love it. Your absorbed in it, and when that moment comes and you scream and jump almost to the point of pissing all over yourself, it's all worth it. I got my first taste of that when I was younger, and have loved it ever since. The very first book I ever read and thoroughly enjoyed was Stephen King's It, to me that 1134 pages of beautiful storytelling that turned into a very amazing movie full of those jump moments.
After this movie I was hooked,
And I decided that I would try to take my writing to a level where it makes people scared, makes them jump, and gives them nightmares. I've done it a few times and there's nothing quite like hearing someone say that you scared the hell out of them. So that's what I celebrate this Friday the 13th, on the possible last year of existence of mankind but hey who the hell knows what's in store for the future... don't believe me? Ask the man behind you, I'm sure he could have an answer.
Until the next time you want to take a trip through the gates of hell and into the demons' Head. I'm Kyle Robinson wishing you a safe trip back to the surface.
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