Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Hello loyal or first time readers. Apologies for lack of recent activity. There are actually two apologies here.

1) The past week or so I've been at my residency for my Wilkes Creative Writing Program. The Wilkes Creative Writing program is conducted mostly online but every six months the students have to go for a week long residency where they are involved in seminars, readings, etc. That is where I was the past week and I had no time online to write a well thought post.

Oh and I got a twitter: corybrin

2) I also apologize for not always sticking to the main point of this blog. I know I started this with the intention of taking a focus look at horror. That is still my paramount object, however given my time in the Wilkes Creative Writing Program, I've been spending a lot of time reading and writing non-horror things. So I apologize to all of you who come here looking for horror stuff and haven't quite found it. I promise to make a more conscious effort to do so in the future, while throwing in some interjections here and there about other things. I also resolve to update on a more consistent basis. Please don't count me out just yet.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Evil Sunscreen Corporations


Sunscreen is important as it protects us from the sun's harmful rays. However, there has been a trend recently in terms of sunscreen products: Most now are sold via an aerosol can.

Now, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't aerosol release chlorofluorocarbons into the air? And don't CFCs find the ozone layer a tasty snack? And without an ozone layer...won't we die....or at the very least be more exposed to the suns harmful rays?

Does this mean that the sunscreen companies are purposely trying to kill our natural protection from the sun, so that we might have to come to solely rely on manufactured protection? Or are they just that stupid that they don't realize what they are doing to the only planet we have?

Here me people buy sunscreen that comes in pump bottles, or is dispensed like a lotion. Together we can bring down this evil corporation's sinister plans!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Movie Etiquette

Went to see "Up" again the other day. Still amazing. But due to the string of good movies that come out, I've been to the theater a lot recently and I have to say this:

If you are at a movie....and you have a cell phone...and you think about texting...


I will find you...I will hurt you.

The theater asks you specifically not to do it, yet seconds later there are always bright glows that are horribly distracting. Perhaps that's the most offensive thing: that people are so inconsiderate as to ignore a simple request, that affects everyone else.

Like seriously, if someone turned around and threw their soda on you, you would be annoyed, but I don't go around doing that...yet...but it would be equally as distracting and equally as inconsiderate.

So here is your warning: You start texting-----I start throwing

People who are talking are just as inconsiderate....but the two jerks who sat behind me already know what I think of them.