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Audio Flashback: Rhonda Carpenter’s take on LUST

Posted in News with tags , , , on January 31, 2016 by Emerian Rich

Audio Flashback:

Rhonda Carpenter’s take on LUST

for the Wicked Women Writer’s

Challenge, 2010

Horror Addicts Bonus Episode
Hosted by H. E. Roulo and Emerian Rich
Intro Music by: James Perry
http://www.jamesperrymusic.com
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Theme: Seven Deadly Sins
Featured Author: Rhonda Carpenter
Sin:  Lust

Audio Flashback: Michele Roger’s take on Gluttony

Posted in News with tags , , , on January 30, 2016 by Emerian Rich

Audio Flashback:

Michele Roger’s take on Gluttony

for the Wicked Women Writer’s

Challenge, 2010

Horror Addicts Bonus Episode
Hosted by H. E. Roulo and Emerian Rich
Intro Music by: James Perry
http://www.jamesperrymusic.com
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Theme: Seven Deadly Sins
Featured Author: Michele Roger
Sin:  Gluttony
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Seven Deadly Sins Hair Styles

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on January 26, 2016 by Emerian Rich

I’m on Instagram, but I don’t post much. What I mostly do on there is awe at the awesome hair coloring options people have chosen. My favorite Instagram account to watch is @hotonbeauty. They post every kind of hair color you can think of on there. Here are some of my favorites, themed to the Seven Deadly Sins.

Envy

Pride

Gluttony

Wrath

Sloth (stretching, I know, but this is as close to bedhead as they have!)

Greed (Look at all those colors! Now, that’s just being greedy. lol)

Lust

🍁🍁Autumn Muse🍁🍁 Hair: @vernonfuentes MUA: @tawnacmua Photo: Latham Jr Photography #hotonbeauty

A photo posted by Hot on Beauty (@hotonbeauty) on

Audio Flashback: R. E. Chambliss’s take on Pride

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on January 23, 2016 by Emerian Rich

Audio Flashback:

R. E. Chambliss’s take on Pride

for the Wicked Women Writer’s

Challenge, 2010

Horror Addicts Bonus Episode
Hosted by H. E. Roulo and Emerian Rich
Intro Music by: James Perry
http://www.jamesperrymusic.com
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Theme: Seven Deadly Sins
Featured Author: R. E. Chambliss
Sin:  Pride
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Seven Deadly Sins Horror Makeup Tips

Posted in News with tags , , , , on January 20, 2016 by Emerian Rich

Looking for a way to personify the Seven Deadly Sins in your makeup? As you know, I’m a makeup addict, but I haven’t made any tutorials on the subject. Below are some ladies with the passion and braveness to share their process with the world.

Horror on a Budget is a youtube user that shows you how to do horror makeup on the cheap. She did a Seven Deadly Sins series, but hasn’t finished it.  She did two of them (watch below) and I hope she does more!

Vanity/Pride

Wrath

Perhaps a better makeup artist but less horror-related is KlairedelysArt. Below she brings us a few other of the sins.

Gluttony

Lust

Sloth

Envy

Greed

And lastly, if you’re looking for a slightly funner or more brilliant green Envy, check out this Poison Ivy tutorial.

Audio Flashback: Kimberly Steele’s take on GREED

Posted in News with tags , , , on January 16, 2016 by Emerian Rich

Audio Flashback:

Kimberly Steele’s take on GREED

for the Wicked Women Writer’s

Challenge, 2010

Horror Addicts Bonus Episode
Hosted by H. E. Roulo and Emerian Rich
Intro Music by: James Perry
http://www.jamesperrymusic.com
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Theme: Seven Deadly Sins
Featured Author: Kimberly Steele
Sin:  Greed
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Alan Rickman, Remembered

Posted in News with tags , , , on January 14, 2016 by Emerian Rich

Main RickmanI am sorry to be the one to discuss such bad news for the third time this week. By now you would have heard that another of our bright shining stars has passed.

Alan Rickman, the devious Professor Snape as we all knew him, passed on today from cancer. He kept his private life private, and so for many of us it came unexpectedly.

alan2Whether you first saw him as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – 1991, Judge Turpin in the horror musical Sweeny Todd – 2007, as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter franchise, or some other non-villainous role, he was an actor that drew us in. I first saw him as the dark horse (Colonel Brandon) in the movie adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. Even then he exuded the mystery and intrigue of the underdog, the man that knows hidden secrets no one else in the room is aware of.

But why is Alan Rickman so important to horror addicts? Because he portrayed perhaps the most relatable villain of our times. As Professor Snape, he inspired love for the villain in children and adults around the globe. As the resident Goth at Hogwarts School for alan4Witchcraft and Wizardry, Snape gave us hope that true villains weren’t gone. He also showed us how living in a world of preppy witches can be endured given the proper underlying plan. Like many of us, Snape rode the line between good and evil, he survived among the norms because he had to, but yet never gave up his horror lifestyle.

Snape-PurpleVest-Close-UpSome may say that Rowling (not Rickman) wrote Snape and all he did was act out a part, but if you read the Harry Potter books before the movie series started, you may see it as I do. Alan brought Professor Snape to life in a way that even the author couldn’t have understood. She wrote this devious dude who kept terrorizing children, but Alan gave him depth. He seemed to understand the character on an intimate level, one we horror addicts must applaud. Rowling is not a horror addict. She doesn’t understand us the way Rickman’s Snape could. He made it cool to root for the villain, understandable to relate to a guy that just wasn’t as lucky as “wonder boy” Potter. It’s all about viewpoint, and Rickman showed the world what the lifestyle of a horror addict is really like. Sure, we may not have fabulous robes and live in a castle, but we are out here whether the muggles know it or not.

So I will miss Alan for all of his roles, from Colonel Brandon to his sarcastic angel character in Dogma, but the horror genre has him to thank for influencing and inspiring a whole generation of little addicts that didn’t even understand their fascination with his dark coolness until they got older. He taught them it’s okay to wear black. It’s okay to be haunted by traumas from childhood and it’s even okay to creep around a scary old castle keeping your dark corners to yourself and being different from everyone around you.

Thank you, Alan, for all the entertainment given us, but thank you most of all from the horror addicts for promoting, through your excellent portrayal of Professor Snape, our unique lifestyle.

 

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