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Samantha Culp brilliantly distills the peculiar fandom around The Backrooms: a literary-expository subculture built around one of the most subtly disquieting images ever posted online. The uncanny photo, origin still unknown, inspired dread but also intense creativity. Fans drew, wrote and developed art, stories and games which spread the memetic horror to new audiences. This… READ THE REST
The Fence reports All Possible Plots By Major Authors: "We praise canonical authors for their boundless imagination. Then why do all their plots feel the same?" [via Metafilter] W Shakespeare You become King. This turns out to have been a very big mistake. READ THE REST
Writer Jumi Bello recently saw her highly-anticipated debut novel The Leaving pulled from publication by Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Group. The reason is that Bello reached out to her editor and conceded that she had in fact plagiarized several passages in the book. A few months later, Bello published an essay on LitHub… READ THE REST
There's a lot of reasons to buy a new smoking piece. Maybe you dropped your old one and that cool glass octopus build doesn't work so well when it's in a million pieces. Perhaps you're making the switch from rolling your own to something a little less cumbersome. Or maybe you just want an upgrade. Whatever… READ THE REST
From ensuring you have enough money for gas this week to keeping up with today's politics, life is far from easy. And everyday things like making dinner, commuting to work, and even lighting candles should be the least of your worries. But when it comes to reaching down into the jar of your favorite candle, unable to… READ THE REST
Gaming is something that most people can appreciate. Whether you're into the classics, a casual gamer, or a die-hard who plays all the time, there are many different ways to enjoy the hobby. But we think it's safe to say, novice or professional, we're all interested in how games even come to be. If you're fascinated by gaming… READ THE REST