A zine-in-the-making for/by feminist horror fans. Submissions welcome-- fiction, drawings, criticism, whatever. Riot Ghoul forever.
SPOOKY SHIT OF THE DAY: I want that dress. and those brows. And that axe.
Now I see where Jane from fighting vipers came from…
Vasquez from Aliens.
let’s talk about the hotness that is Vasquez
SPOOKY SHIT OF THE DAY: Let’s talk about how the Vasquezes of the world should make it to the end of the movie.
“I have a lot of affection for Norman Bates and a lot of sympathy. So does the audience, I think. He`s not just a monster. He`s tortured. The real secret of the “Psycho” movies is that they`re tragedies first and horror movies second.”
SPOOKY SHIT OF THE DAY: Sympathizing with the killer of women is some played out nonsense, but Anthony Perkins is a legit qt.
#’getting strong without being broken first’ is like all i want from anything but especially girl monster stories #stop making women small before you let them be big #i am tired of revenge stories #i am tired of all my heroines hurting
SPOOKY SHIT OF THE DAY: I agree with all of the above, but I’d also like to add that we need more girl monsters that are actually monstrous. No more She Hulk hotties plz.
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SPOOKY SHIT OF THE DAY: Why don’t I have a ring made of a ring finger yet?
I’m starting to think that instead of vampires as a metaphor for oppressed people, we really need to start using vampirism as a metaphor for privilege.
Like, yes, you’re a vampire and you probably can’t help that, and sometimes people will freak the fuck out when you’re coming at them even if it’s just to ask if you can borrow a cup of sugar for your blood muffins or something, and you’re like, “Hey, don’t judge me just because I’m a vampire!”
And then a human’s like, “Um, well, historically, vampires tend to attack us humans and drink our blood.”
And sure, your first instinct is to go “Hey, I’m one of the good vampires! I have a subscription service at a blood bank and everything!”, but… that… doesn’t change the fact that historically, yeah, vampires have survived by eating humans. Any changing perception of vampires is going to have to start with vampires.
So instead of protesting your innocence, you have to start by going to find other vampires and being like “Hey guys, we have to stop eating humans.”
And unfortunately, a lot of vampires are gonna think they’re already doing everything they need to to be Good Vampires, and this needs to be combatted. Being a Good Vampire is a never-ending struggle, and it’s not very rewarding, but it’s what has to be done.
And some humans will never, ever stop being suspicious of you, and you’ll have to accept that. Humans don’t owe you their respect just because you’re doing them the basic service of not flapping into their bedrooms at night and biting their necks. That’s like, the bare minimum of not being an asshole vampire. And some humans will probably still make jokes about how vampires can’t go in the sun without burning up and how they have no reflections and how for some reason they think “Alucard” is actually a cute baby name, but you’ll just have to deal with that, because they’re coping with the fact that this is an entire population of things that historically have always eaten them.
But it’s not about you. It’s about making the world safer for humans, and combatting it every damn time you see another vampire planning out a good old-fashioned round of feasting on virgins in nightgowns, and saying “Okay, no, that’s really offensive” the next time one of your vampire buddies refers to a human as a bloodbag, and generally working overtime to present a pro-human standpoint.
Because really, what good does it do to make the monsters the oppressed ones?
SPOOKY SHIT OF THE DAY: Buffy. What you’re talking about is Buffy.
SPOOKY SHIT OF THE DAY: The BBC has recently mandated that panel shows like the one above have at least one woman on them. JSYK.
SPOOKY SHIT OF THE DAY: Brow game too strong. Like way too strong.