Sunday, August 13, 2006

I've Got Gas, I've Got Gas, I've Got Gasfest

Happy 1st Anniversary to R.G. Male's Dark Corners! It's been a year since I started this blog. I think it's been a pretty memorable year. For starters there have been 95 entries. There have been 84 music suggestions (42 X 2). We had the thirteen days of Halloween. We had twelve vintage articles from Killing Time - Horror E-Rag™. We cast back to the start four times. Then, of course there was the other four dozens articles. Also let's not forget the bad news, and the good news, and the general zaniness that make up the remaining dozen entries (easily).

The most recent bad news, "Monday, April 24, 2006 An Urgent Message to all RPG Gamers" is not quite so bad now. Palladium, which had been seriously ripped off by one of it's employees and seemed nearly crippled, is now getting things set to straight again. They're digging out of the hole that seemed would swallow them. The outpouring of help was incredibly heartening. I don't know if anyone really considers it to be a surprise. We've always been a pretty stalwart group of fans. Palladium Books has been such an important part in our lives there was no way we were just going to idly standby and wait for them to collapse. When they said they were stumbling we jumped to help them.

The other bad news of the year worth mentioning was of course "Friday, November 11, 2005 The Day Michael Myers Cried". Poor Moustapha Akkad was killed in a terrorist bombing while attending a family wedding in Jordan. There is supposed to be production going on for a new Halloween movie, which I can only image will be dedicated to Moustapha, seeing as how he's considered the grand-daddy of the franchise, and up to this point the only person to have his credit in every film of the series. Speaking of the series, I saw a commercial that was pulled for Nike that was supposed to be a Friday the 13th send up, but it looked more like a what if Jason Voorhees went on vacation and Michael Myers took over for him for the however many days. Pretty funny.

The good news of course was best highlighted by the launch of my first horror e-book. It's always available if you haven't bought your copy (download) yet. I hope soon to follow up with an audio book, which at this point might be a free download to whet people's appetites. Right now I still have to create a new end music piece for it. I don't want to be using copyrighted music. I know, that technically if I'm giving it away I might be able to get away with the twenty or so seconds of music at the start and however long the end piece was, though it was probably not any longer. I think my self-composed intro piece is pretty good.

Here's to another great year of blogs!

Mood: fidgety.
Music: The Ballroom Blitz by Sweet and 21st Century Sha La La La Girl by Def Leppard

Sweet: The Best of Sweet
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Def Leppard: Euphoria

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