They Cannot Confine #HorrorHaikuesday Thoughts

To Inspire You: They silenced my screams but my voice is not confined the ideas still spread. ~Jeanette Andromeda Created by You: Yesterday I was surprised and thrilled to be mentioned on The Top 100 Horror Blogs and Websites as #45! Thank you for making that happen!  You are the reason I create new artwork … Continue reading Read More …

Ep 87: It Was A Brilliant Cure, But We Lost The Patient: Asylums Part 2

You may have noticed the irony that can be attached to the phrase, ‘what do we have to lose?’ So often things can go horribly wrong just after someone asks that fateful, seemingly rhetorical question. That’s sort of what happened once people decided to stop just confining people with mental illness, and started trying to ‘cure’ them. Join us this week as we explore medical treatments for mental illness from shock therapy to lobotomy; and meet those whose voices sounded alarm from Kesey to Kennedy.

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An Unexpected #HorrorHaikuesday Friend

To Inspire You: “Fiend or friend?” Wonders the girl. “But proof of magic, that is most certain.” ~Jeanette Andromeda Created By You: Last week we were Greeted in the Hall, and you answered the call. Stare into my eyes, deeper, deeper, yes, let me— feed upon your soul#HorrorHaikuesdaypic.twitter.com/nVmduBrGss — A. F. Stewart (@scribe77) July 4, … Continue reading Read More …

Ep 86: We’re All Mad Here: Asylums Part 1

 

The Lunatic Asylum has loomed large in the public imagination since its very establishment as an institution. We have never been sure what to do with the mad, to use the vernacular of a bygone era. Despite our admitted ineptitude, we have been more than willing to try and do something with them for ages. Most of the things we did for most of recorded history have been horrifying, barbaric and ineffective. Join us this week as we explore the history of asylums and treatments for the mentally ill. We will discuss Nellie Bly’s breakthrough account of her experiences in the Blackwell’s Asylum, and the documentary that recorded World War II veterans’ experience PTSD, ‘Let There Be Light’. We will even spend a little time discussing the death of George Washington, and being glad that medicine has made a few advances since then.

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The beginning of the #HorrorHaikuesday line

To Inspire You: Finally you’re here. Come along now, you’ve kept us waiting long enough. ~Jeanette Andromeda Initially I was going to try and do something simple today, so that I could – maybe, just maybe- get a little ahead on projects this week. And then I binge-watched Exploring with Josh and was so inspired … Continue reading Read More …

Ep 85: Gen. Zaroff, I Presume: Hunting Humans

We, as humans, enjoy our place atop the food chain. Whether it’s true or not, we’ve done a great job convincing ourselves we are basically invincible when it comes to predators. Lions, tigers, and bears, oh, balderdash. However, what if it wasn’t an animal that was pursuing us? Join us this week as we explore the myth of Man the Hunter; the story of The Most Dangerous Game, and the truth that makes them resonant. 

 

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Did you hear something? #HorrorHaikuesday

To Inspire You: Damn, the light went out. That’s ok, I know my way. Did you hear something? ~Jeanette Andromeda Created by You: Last week’s prompt was “Locked Away”. And, as usual, you all came up with some fun, frightening, and wonderful haiku. But I wanted to share with you all the vulnerable longer-form poem … Continue reading Read More …