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Thursday, December 9th, 2010
12:28 pm - Daily Delights
1) Vampirism: not as great a legal defense as you might think.

2) Evil sorcerers and those concerned with their practices are going to want to know that there's a full lunar eclipse taking place over the winter solstice this year. If any one thing can prove my "fiction life is now real life" theory, this caps it off nicely. Heavens have aligned, etc. etc.

ETA: 3) Tree with detailed Christian mythos chopped down overnight.

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
11:08 am - One Fail and One Great Win
File under: monster-hunters doing it wrong: there are certain things you can burn to get rid of demons, but hats are not among them.

(ETA: HOLD THE PHONE. This requires further Googling. I mean research.)

(Victorian people ask, "Hat burning, what's up with that?")

(Journal I can't access says it cures deformity and gives good luck.)

A lot of these stories are depressing, highlighting terrible aspects of the human condition or detailing sad events, but this story of a church thief in Munich? Is just freaking great.

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Monday, November 22nd, 2010
8:01 pm - A Cow?
Sixteenth-century Korean mummy terrorizes her ancestors with recurring dreams of a cow and you better just read the article, it's weirder than usual. I will note that she is biting her tongue and make note of last year's Italian vampire, whose mouth was stuffed full of brick, and the Nachzehrer, whose tongue needs to be somehow fixed before it can be stopped and/or killed. So there's that.

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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
1:29 pm - Hooray
Djinni called as court witness in Saudi Arabia! Happy birthday to me!!!

(See also: Family sues djinni for harrassment.)

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Thursday, October 14th, 2010
12:03 pm - Cold Iron, Doofus
Where oh where is my "monster hunters doin' it wrong" tag? Dear Montreal man terrified of elves: your guns are not going to help you. And the child porn is just making things worse.

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Thursday, October 7th, 2010
8:26 pm - Writer's Block: She's a brainiac on the floor
Would you rather be super-rich or super-smart if you would only be average in the other category?

Super-smart and average-rich? I'll take it.

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6:03 pm - Hellmouth Alert
150-yard-long crack appears in the earth in upper Michigan. Yeah, I would just avoid that place for a little while.

Also, China has pod people.

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Friday, October 1st, 2010
5:59 pm - Past-Blast
Hey, remember this? nanomojo This is happening again.

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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
1:15 pm - PSA
If you're in Toronto doing witchcraft, you better really be doing witchcraft, because fraudulent witchcraft is not to be tolerated.

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Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
6:35 pm - Update
When first I heard of Oscar the Death Cat, I thought immediately the furry feline was up to something. It turns out his real long-term goals were much more insidious.

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Friday, July 23rd, 2010
8:36 pm - Writer's Block: Should you choose to accept this mission
Which alias or code name would you be known by if you were a secret agent?
Jane "Sneaky" Sneakfeet

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Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
3:28 pm - Primo
The Internet must have accepted my apologies for ignoring it, because it served up a prime bit of hocus-pocus today: Medallion pulled from cod's belly bears strange symbols. Caught by a thirteen-year-old boy, no less! Who's been wearing it around his neck for a year! Confirmed: real life is now fiction life.

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Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
8:52 pm - Reminder to Self
Guess what, guys! I am a human person, a human person who sometimes does things and, I don't know, posts on the Internet about them, although you wouldn't know it from my last month's worth of LJ posts, of which there were none. That doesn't mean I have stopped doing things! Only that I have become more lazy about telling you. I regret this. Please forgive.

I do still read my flist, though, but in case something has gone down lately that I missed: how are you?

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Thursday, June 17th, 2010
11:44 am - Writer's Block: Rescue mission
If someone intentionally set fire to your home and you had ten minutes to get out, would you try to save the arsonist or your belongings?

What kind of idiot arsonist sets a fire right in front of you and then stands there for ten minutes waiting to be rescued? How would this situation even occur?

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Friday, June 11th, 2010
9:06 am - Writer's Block: Prone to puns
How would you describe your sense of humor in six words or less?

Dry. And five synonyms of that.

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Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
9:02 pm - At Least We Still Have Thumbs
March 4, 2010: Octopi observed using tools.

March 12, 2010: Octopi observed mimicking fish.

June 1, 2010: Dolphins observed using an iPad.

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Monday, May 31st, 2010
8:34 pm - Have a Heart
Without fail, the worst weird news I run across are incidents of people being terrible to each other. This isn't the worst but my gosh, is it close.

For bonus points, compare and contrast with the terrible case of Andre Thomas and this case of New York organ theft.

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Friday, May 28th, 2010
1:36 pm - Wut.
Purple userheads? Purple userheads? LJ is running slower than winter syrup and they're taking the time to make userheads purple? Is this a conspiracy? Is Prince involved? Grimace? The Kool-Aid Man? Or is it just easier to code trivialities than to MAKE THE SITE WORK RIGHT AGAIN?

current mood: PURPLE

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Friday, May 21st, 2010
9:53 pm - Follow-Up
Probably my favorite thing about tracking paranormal news is following trends: when we see a string of incompetent monster-hunters or three vampire sightings in a month or an ongoing theme, like the persistence of right feet washing up on Canadian beaches. This article is interesting in itself, but enhanced by previous entries: Someone is cutting the heads off of cats in New Mexico. You got away with it last time, Apophis, but this time we're on to you!

Nah, it's just gonna be another budding psychopath. But the article remains curiously quiet on the location and condition of the severed cat bodies.

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Sunday, May 16th, 2010
1:47 pm - Assorted Notes
Today we have not one but two articles about how governments are letting us down: one, the British Navy does not keep unified records of sea monster sightings despite having all that information at their fingertips, and two, the Florida police are not going to help you break your curse. Shameful! Luckily, NASA at least is devoted to keeping us informed, as it reports that 33 years after launch, the signals the Voyager 2 is sending back have...changed. With audio.

The Telegraph, refusing to stick to my arbitrarily-imposed theme, reports that a ghost was photographed in Kelsey Park in Beckenham, Kent. Okay, The Telegraph.

Finally: if you're going to steal a car, for heaven's sakes check it for dead bodies first.

ETA: Now, this? Is actually kind of creepy!

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