Other Gods goes back to full price ($2.99)  after tomorrow! What are you waiting for, you maniacs? Maybe you like to live dangerously, but I am telling that there is precious little time! You might miss out on the opportunity to say “I bought Asher Cantrell’s excellent book of horror stories, and can you believe I only got it for less than a buck? I had $2 left over for McChicken sandwiches.”

I Have Never Seen… Die Hard

If you’ve been following my writing for a while, you might remember a series of articles I did at Film School Rejects called I Have Never Seen… It was all about how I grew up in a household without cable and very few VHS tapes (I spent most of my time playing video games or reading books instead) and so I had never seen a ton of cult classics, or even regular classics, that bunches of other people my age (I’m 33) had seen.

It started with Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, which I hadn’t seen at that point. In fact, I wanted the series to be called I Have Never Seen Indiana Jones, because that was the one that seemed to surprise people the most. However, the editors at FSR made the wise decision to shorten the title and not make it too confusing, like I’d be reviewing an Indiana Jones movie every week.

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I thought there were four of them, but I have been told repeatedly that there are only three.

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Do you wanna build a sale, man?

Merry holidays, whichever yours may be! In celebration, Other Gods is on sale for $.99 until January 1! That’ll show 2016. https://weirdshit.blog/other-gods

Just a heads up, I just put in the price change like 10 minutes ago so it may not update right away. If it still shows $2.99, check back!

Also, Kobo wouldn’t let me start the sale on their store until tomorrow, so anyone wanting to buy the book there will need to hold tight.

Merry Feast of the Great-Worm! In celebration, Other Gods is on sale for $.99 until January 1! That’ll show 2016. https://weirdshit.blog/other-gods

Just a heads up, I just put in the price change like 10 minutes ago so it may not update right away. If it still shows $2.99, check back!

Also, Kobo wouldn’t let me start the sale on their store until tomorrow, so anyone wanting to buy the book there will need to hold tight.

A Strange New Location

It’s time to announce another new thing!

In the vast, buzzing hive of the internet, this site can now be found at weirdshit.blog in addition to weirdshitblog.com

I am saving you keystrokes here. Truly, I am a benevolent webhost!

You can still get here from weirdshitblog.com, though, no worries. And all my old links (even the Tumblr ones) should still work. I think. If they don’t, let me know in any of the billionty ways you can reach me.

Speaking of the ol’ Tumblr (it was in a parenthetical but it still counts damn it), in case you missed it, that’s now located at https://tumblr.weirdshitblog.com. I guess I could update that to use the new domain but it was enough of a pain in the ass to get the current one set up.

By the way, I’ve had a few folks ask if I’ll be offering paper copies of Other Gods and the answer is maybe, I don’t know just yet. It depends on how well it does as an eBook first, as paper books have a larger upfront fee. One of these days, it might happen.

Holy cats, my horror short story collection, Other Gods, is finally available! You can buy it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Kobo (iBooks coming soon) using this link: http://weirdshitblog.com/other-gods/

Every horror movie that catches the least amount of attention gets a shitty remake, and it’s been about 5 years since I did anything new with Weird Shit Blog, so here we are. Will studio interference derail the project and lead to years in development hell? Er, no. This metaphor got fucked up.

Anyway, yeah, I decided to redesign Weird Shit Blog to move some of the longer-form pieces away from Tumblr, which isn’t a great platform for long stuff. Why WordPress.com? Because unlike the Gods that live between worlds, who rule over the darkness and endlessly shout into the nothing, WordPress.com will never die. Or, well, I hope it doesn’t.

My Tumblr is still around, and all the material is still there, but I also ported some of the more interesting blog entries over here. In the future, the Tumblr site will be used as another place for short-form hexts, like Twitter and Facebook. Longer posts will go here.

I didn’t just reboot my website for the hell of it though. I’ve also finally finished my short story collection, Other Gods! I’ve uploaded it to the Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and Kobo stores. It’s still processing, so I’ll have a separate post with purchase links later this week.

That’s not all that’s going on, though. Stay tuned. Between the bursts of static and the strained hiss of a tape deck on its last legs, you’ll learn new things.

See you again soon.