Even though I don’t live in Denver and don’t consider myself a witch, my article "Against Book Piracy" has been published in the latest issue of Denver Witch Quarterly.
The current issue has a bunch of material about the now-infamous Donald Trump binding spell, but my article doesn’t have anything to do with that. If you’re interested in my thoughts on the binding spell and the "Trump Magick War," they can be found here.
My article is more along the lines of my Truth About Writing post in the context of occult books and people who pirate them under the mistaken belief that we occult authors are making tons of money from our work. To be clear, we’re not. The occult is a tiny market, and at this point it’s pretty much impossible to make enough money writing occult books to live on, even at a minimum wage level.
The latest issue of Denver Witch Quarterly can be purchased here, from Smashwords.
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Andrew Archer’s blend the cool of hip-hop with the bold graphics of traditional Japanese art.
The Melbourne-based artist started this back in 2013 when he got the idea to reinterpret Japanese mythology and basketball culture. Archer calls the series Edo Ball.
"Some are based on Japanese mythology and culture, others are narratives based on players nicknames and some are created from popular sayings from the game of basketball," he says.
"The subjects mixed together seamlessly and were incredibly popular with the Basketball and Japanese culture communities."
All of these pieces are available as t-shirts, prints, and postcards. Check out the collection here.
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Here are 39 Amazing Candy facts.
1. A 2011 study revealed that people who eat candy weigh less than those who don’t. The study was sponsored by the “National Confectioners Association”. – Source
2. During the Berlin Blockade in 1948, a pilot who was doing supply drops for the civilians became known as ‘Uncle Wiggly Wings’ after he started dropping candy and chocolate from his plane and wiggling his wings so people knew it was him. – Source
4. The “Duds” in the name of the candy Milk Duds is because the original goal was to have perfectly round pieces of candy, but the machines the company had at the time couldn’t quite do it. – Source
6. During WWII, other candy manufacturers donated their sugar rations to keep Life Savers in production so that the little candies could be shared with Armed Forces as a “tasty reminder of life at home”. – Source
7. The reason today’s artificial banana flavoring for candy tastes so differently than an actual banana is because it is based on the Gros Michel Banana, which was nearly wiped out in the 50’s due to a fungus. The bananas we eat today are from the Cavendish family. – Source
8. The Candy Desk is a tradition of the US Senate since 1968, whereby a senator who sits at a desk near a busy entrance keeps a drawer full of candy for members of the body. The desk is currently supplied with candy made in Pennsylvania, including Milky Way bars, Mars bars, and jellybeans. – Source
9. Canadians make a candy called Tire d’érable by pouring maple syrup on snow, then rolling it onto sticks. – Source
10. Big Boi from OutKast, as a child, would throw candy parties where he’d charge kids to come to his house and eat candy all day. He would DJ it. – Source
11. In 24 states, you will pay sales tax on Hershey’s bars but not on Twix. This is because those states define candy as flour-free in their sales tax code and Twix contains flour, making it a grocery item. – Source
12. Mars Candy Incorporated found E.T. so ugly that the company refused to allow M&M’s to be used in the film, believing the creature would frighten children. This allowed The Hershey Company the opportunity to market Reese’s Pieces. – Source
13. Pop Rocks candy is made by exposing melted candy syrup to ~600psi of CO2, then allowing it to cool, thereby trapping highly pressurized micro-bubbles of gas in the candy. – Source
14. The Mystery Flavor of Dum Dums lollipops is a mixture of two flavors that come together when the end of one batch of candy meets the beginning of the next batch. Thus, the Mystery Flavor continually changes. – Source
15. Tourism in Albuquerque has boomed from selling Breaking Bad candy and bath salts that resemble blue crystal meth. – Source
16. Since Hershey changed their formula to no longer include cocoa butter, they are legally prevented from labeling some of their candies as having “Milk Chocolate”, and must instead say they are “chocolate candy,” “made with chocolate” or “chocolatey.” – Source
17. Blue raspberry candy flavor is based on a real fruit called a blue raspberry, but it’s not actually blue. – Source
18. The 1971 film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” was financed by the Quaker Oats Company to promote their new candy: The Wonka Bar. – Source
19. There was an appetite suppressant candy called AYDS pronounce (AIDS) in the 80’s with the slogan ‘Lose weight deliciously with the aid of AYDS’. – Source
20. During the Korean War, the U.S Military ran out of mortar rounds and as a result accidentally ordered thousands of crates of ‘Tootsie Rolls’ candy. This is because the U.S Army used ‘Tootsie Roll’ as a slang code for mortar shells. – Source
Here are this month’s crazy headlines.
1. Gold Coast police urging victims to drop complaints to improve crime statistics. – Source
2. Unroll.me head ‘heartbroken’ that users found out it sells their inbox data. – Source
3. Glasgow gym set to introduce fitness class consisting of nothing but sleeping for 45 minutes. – Source
4. Nordstrom offering pre-dirtied jeans for $425. – Source
5. Mayor Taylor says poverty is a symptom of Atheism. – Source
6. After 5 days, a man in Gorilla suit almost done crawling the London marathon. – Source
7. Judge praises drug dealer: ‘It’s a good business model’. – Source
8. A rash of shaved cats found in Waynesboro. – Source
9. Female officer quits Thames Valley Police to become a stripper and earns more. – Source
10. ‘If I want to buy 15,000 cotton balls a day, it’s my thing’: Johnny Depp hits out at former managers over money woes. – Source
11. Loch Ness Monster ‘missing’ after no sightings in 8 months. – Source
12. People are calling into a new ‘Criminal Alien’ hotline with reports of Extraterrestrials. – Source
13. Silicon Valley security robot beat up in the parking lot, police say. – Source
14. Distributing heroin part of Missouri man’s religious beliefs, he claims in appeal. – Source
15. Verizon bungles launch of $70 gigabit plan, which costs more than $70. – Source