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Author: L Bachman

WTF Cryptos: Shadow People

Something was watching me. I could feel it before I saw it, then there it was. At first, I wasn’t sure if it was just my eyes or something else. A black mass stood in the shadows of my bedroom. Maybe I’m was just tired, but it began to move it took upon a silhouette, a humanoid outline. No longer blending into the shadows the horror zigzagged down my spine like a lightning bolt had struck me. I tried to move, but the fear overtook me, as I drowned in the ocean of emotions that had flooded over me....

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Coffee Review: Valhalla Java Odinforce Blend

Originally, I was recommended the brand Deathwish by a fellow author, but upon looking around the website I learned about another coffee under their umbrella. Valhalla Java is made by legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde. I was charmed by the breakdown of this blend described as, per the website, “Forged from the volcanic soils of Indonesia and nutrient-rich soils of Central and South America, Death Wish Coffee Company presents, Valhalla Java Odin Force Blend. This artisan roast has been carefully crafted for the world’s most powerful guitarist, Zakk Wylde. With maximum flavor and a high caffeine content, this blend will...

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Movie Review: IT (2017) (Some Spoilers)

I went into this having grown up with the original miniseries so I was biased. I’m a Tim Curry fan from his Rocky Horror Picture Show to his time on Roseanne as a con-man and all the in-between and beyond so Skarsgard had some big clown shoes to fill for me, but I have to say, he did a pretty good job at it! At first, I wasn’t too thrilled that Hollywood was messing with another cult classic. I had that deep seeded loathing of my childhood being messed with and fear of it being messed up, but this...

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WTF Cryptos with L. Bachman: Tulpas

A tulpa is a thoughtform that comes to life and the practice of this is called tulpamancy.  The concept of tulpamancy can be traced back to Tibetan Buddhism. Monks practiced this; to create tulpas to overcome emotional attachments like phobias. An example of their practice that I discovered to explain this would be if a monk was afraid of a spider they would strongly focus during meditation that there was a spider (but it was really a tulpa) until there really was one that they could see. Ultimately, they would then use this to teach themselves that the fear...

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Interview with the Amazing Ryan Westbrook

  Often times when interviews happen for me it’s an arrangement, someone replying to a small post I’ll do about wanting to do an interview or someone asking me to help them out while they’re promoting, but that was not what led to me meeting comic artist Ryan Westbrook. In this case, I was taking a break from my scheduled workload and saw that horror phenomenon TJ Weeks was sharing a live stream from The Horror Squad artist. I being curious and on a small break decided to check out the comic in its process. I’m always interested in...

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