State of Union of

images1One thing that horror has taught me is that…evil never dies. I’m sure by now all of you have heard about the things going on around the crypt about Horror-Writers and what will become of us, and what are we going to do now, and blah, blah, blah. For those who haven’t heard, Horror-Writers has undergone several changes in the last week, as it has in the past, and as every group has done before. It is the nature of the beast. Without being cliché, we could sum this up by saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Well, I’m going to clear a few things up, but I need you to help me by understanding something, and by taking the same perspective that I have on the issue, and that is this; there is one thing that is constant…evil. Because as horror has taught us in every sequel…evil never dies.

I’m not feeling my usual “Ren” self who is “everyone’s favorite grave robber” with horror-filled puns today folks. No I am writing you this as straight up Renfield. He’s the serious “I do bad things and don’t care if you don’t like it” one.  That is my warning. After that, don’t say you didn’t know and don’t bitch because you got hurt. 99% of Horror-Writers’ readers already know that and are tough, intellectual people. So if you are not familiar with me, get there quick, because I’m in my serious mood today.

First, I need to tell you that I’m going to make you think here for a minute folks. So if you don’t feel like using your brain and thinking, may I suggest that you either stop now or send in what we call in baseball a “pinch reader” as well as a  “pinch thinker” (which practically most of society is depending on these days). I’ve been sitting on this for two days and letting it stew about how I’m going to address the situation and all the questions. Now I’ve gathered my thoughts and can think clearly about this, I want to give you an analogy that will prove my point.

Remember high school physics class?  If you were like me you didn’t pay attention and was too occupied by imagining what the view was like under the skirt of the cheer leader next to me.  However I do remember a few things. Such as the second law of thermodynamics is “The entropy of an isolated system almost never decreases”. What that means is the energy given off by a system is absorbed by another and then used by that system until released and absorbed again by another. I view horror as a  negative (a good negative if there is such because I’m warped like that), and there can be such a thing as negative energy, or as some will refer to it as “evil”, and that energy can transform, but will never end. It may transform, but it never ends. As I said before…evil never dies.

I’m not going to get religious on you about how we are all evil, that we are born into sin and so forth. I will say that I view myself and all my associations as evil. If this freaks you out, congratulations! I don’t care that you don’t understand that.  I told you, I’m warped like that. I May not be Anton LeVey evil, nor even  Gargamel evil either, but more like “Don’t fuck with me and you won’t  find a rattlesnake let loose in your backyard” evil. It’s more of an anti-hero that you cheer for, evil. I also view HW as evil. Maybe not the Satanic Bible evil, nor R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps evil, but more Necronomicon evil.  And as for this website and all the loved readers…evil. We just love all your wicked ways. These are all as I would call “good evils”.  Oh, now you are getting it! (Sighs) Which leads me to my next thought.

I’m going to say this once. There is definitely one thing that is for certain. There is one common factor that remains as it pertains to this website. will continue and it will continue down its evolutionary path without decreasing. Despite all changes from personnel line ups, formats, and ghoulish kid stuff that we post, is like evil (a good evil), and…evil never dies!


Keep it witchy,

Renfield Rasputin