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  • #76
    Originally posted by Erebus Dirge View Post
    Cool! Can't wait for the next one . Maybe it's because what I'm writing at the moment ( Merry Krampus Mr.Shroud or The Yuletide Horror -A Ferryman & Shroud Mystery - A tale about a pair of Victorian Monster Hunting Undertakers trying to prevent more murders of children in a workhouse/orphanage from Krampus and Perchta the belly-slitter a pair of pagan Xmas demons who torture and kill naughty kids at the Yule tide period.) I was thinking maybe something gothic and classic such as Sleepy Hollow, Hammer Horror classics, Mary Shelley, R.L. Stevenson or even Poe. Something even Victorian or even steampunk orientated maybe call it " Penny Dreadfuls" or " Horror's by Gaslight". A new take on Spring Heeled Jack or Jack The Ripper, Sweeney Todd would be cool. Or a dread building Ghost story set in those times.
    We had Classic Creatures before that since became Creature Feature, it was supposed to be any of the Universal/Hammer Monster, we could make sure people know that or just add Humanoid Monsters.
    I met her, fifteen years ago; I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding; and not even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this cow, with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes... the devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach her, and then another seven trying to keep her locked up because I realized that what was living behind that cow's eyes was purely and simply... evil.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by Willowfang View Post
      We had Classic Creatures before that since became Creature Feature, it was supposed to be any of the Universal/Hammer Monster, we could make sure people know that or just add Humanoid Monsters.
      Yeah that would be awesome like a modern day riff of the old universal studios Versus Monsters series i.e.- Frankenstien versus Wolfman etc. I'm in !

      " The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind. " - H.P. Lovecraft

      Read latest fiction " The Closet by rhill10" in DEMETIONS at http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/for...t=61754&page=5

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      • #78
        Originally posted by Erebus Dirge View Post
        Yeah that would be awesome like a modern day riff of the old universal studios Versus Monsters series i.e.- Frankenstien versus Wolfman etc. I'm in !
        You could certainly do a vs., I just meant Universal or Hammer as in Vampire, werewolf, mummy, Creature from the Black Lagoon, that sort of thing.
        I met her, fifteen years ago; I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding; and not even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this cow, with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes... the devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach her, and then another seven trying to keep her locked up because I realized that what was living behind that cow's eyes was purely and simply... evil.

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        • #79
          Didn't we have Atomic Horror last spring?

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          • #80
            Originally posted by prettyscary View Post
            Didn't we have Atomic Horror last spring?
            Yes, and we've used Zombie Outbreak and Bad Blood - Bad Families as well. We've use Things That Should Not Be Too.

            In the past I had wanted to not use the same theme twice in a row. But two things, given the stage of this we're in, I've decided to list them at the very least, and am thinking we'll see if they get chosen or not.

            Since the larger variety of choices worked well last time, that we might expand our available themes to 4 or 5 in the Spring, in which case it wouldn't hurt to have a theme we used before so long as we still have 3 or 4 new ones too. This idea being something I planned to have in the discussion sooner or later.

            So do people like the idea of more themes/genres to choose from, like 5 with the possible reappearance of what was used last time, or just 3 new ones and that's it?
            I met her, fifteen years ago; I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding; and not even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this cow, with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes... the devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach her, and then another seven trying to keep her locked up because I realized that what was living behind that cow's eyes was purely and simply... evil.

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            • #81
              Originally posted by Willowfang View Post
              So do people like the idea of more themes/genres to choose from, like 5 with the possible reappearance of what was used last time, or just 3 new ones and that's it?
              The more the merrier for me! I've always wanted to try below the surface.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by prettyscary View Post
                The more the merrier for me! I've always wanted to try below the surface.
                Im down for whatever. I like to challenge myself and its been over a year since my book was published and would love a good excuse to write something new.

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                • #83
                  Almost time again. And the Spring Write of is theme based, that being the threat needs to fall within the set (usually 2 or 3) theme/genres we pick out of a field of 5-7 prolly.

                  Normally I'd put a voting thread up the 1st Monday of March, but we haven't even been narrowing those choices down to a poll manageable number, so the poll may have to wait till the 2nd Monday of March.

                  A quick copy and paste gives us this existing list of ideas:

                  Atomic Horror
                  Zombie Outbreak
                  Bad Blood - Bad Families
                  Below the Surface
                  Creature Feature
                  Crossroads
                  - (A soul has been sold to some evil power, how's that turning out and/or does someone want to break the contract)
                  Eco-Horror
                  Foreign Bodies
                  - Medical/Science gone bad
                  Historical
                  Holiday
                  Horror-Noir
                  Institution
                  Occult
                  Outer Space
                  Over The Top
                  Slasher
                  Supernatural Menace


                  So who likes what? Any theme not listed anyone would like to put forth?
                  I met her, fifteen years ago; I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding; and not even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this cow, with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes... the devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach her, and then another seven trying to keep her locked up because I realized that what was living behind that cow's eyes was purely and simply... evil.

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                  • #84
                    Looking forward to the spring write-off
                    Below the surface, eco-horror, institution, creature feature get my top 3 vote
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                    • #85
                      My three are Crossroads, Eco-Horror, Occult.

                      Also I have one more suggestion - Grimmer than Grimm . Horror shorts based either in a classic fairy tales, using elements from or re-write a popular fairy tale or nursery ryhme. For example -Have the Piped Piper as a pest contoller turned child killer in modern day. Or write something that's like Shrek with sex and violence.

                      " The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind. " - H.P. Lovecraft

                      Read latest fiction " The Closet by rhill10" in DEMETIONS at http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/for...t=61754&page=5

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                      • #86
                        Below the Surface, Foreign Bodies, Historical

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                        • #87
                          l like Zombie Outbreak, Occult, and Outer Space. As to themes not listed, l would suggest Dark Fantasy.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by Frey View Post
                            Im down for whatever. I like to challenge myself and its been over a year since my book was published and would love a good excuse to write something new.
                            Wow, congratulations on the book! What kind of story is it?

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                            • #89
                              Another possible suggestion - Childhood's End. Tales written from the point of view of a child , it can be about irrational founded/unfounded childhood fears. The child/children facing a supernatural evil or something far more earthly. Or even their innocence being lost when they stumble upon some dark and ugly secret in the adult world.

                              " The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind. " - H.P. Lovecraft

                              Read latest fiction " The Closet by rhill10" in DEMETIONS at http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/for...t=61754&page=5

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                              • #90
                                Doh! My idea for "below the surface" has been turned into a movie, it was just released on Netflix!!!

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