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The TTC Leprechaun Douche May Be My Hero

… but we don’t know that yet.

We don’t know a lot of things. What she might have said or done or how she may have looked at him – and perhaps these are things the alleged vicitm can’t recall or would deem irrelevant.  We don’t know what was in the bag. We don’t know his mental state, his physical state, his spiritual state, where his pot of gold is or even if that is indeed an actual bowler.

We don’t know if maybe he knew her.

We don’t know if this is staged.

We don’t know that even if I’m wrong and she’s right that she has or does not have any right to post him all over the web, call him names,  and incite others to do the same.

A good person I know just suggested breaking his finger. That seems no better to me. In fact, it’s worse.

See, I can fully understand having nearly been in his exact position in public many many many times.  Dealing with humans is hard and some days are worse than others. Once in a while I really want to scream “Fuck you and your stroller/groceries/purse/guitar. Fuck you right in your mouth! I am not a second-rate citizen you self-entitled shit, so stand. Stand, suffer and shove that shitty look you just gave me right up your super tight A-type personality ass!”  But, I don’t.  Usually I screw those headphones in tight and ignore you so hard it nearly hurts.

He hit somewhere in between those two extremes. That’s all.

I’m kind of shocked to see this all over my various interfeeds and surprised it hit the news. That not only the alleged victim of a snarky word and a shove felt the need to freak out online is one thing, but that so many people are ganging up on a complete stranger Scares The Fuck Out Of Me.

Consider that within minutes of this altercation, if she really didn’t do anything to provoke him, he probably felt kind of badly.

Just thinking that is good enough for me.

So yeah.

Don’t you have something better to do?

ReAnimeTion – An Introduction

Starting next week, I will be featured bi-weekly on a horror podcast. Very exciting news! For the last few years I have tested the e-broadcast waters on Kettle Whistle Radio, participated in other ‘casts and been on the local radio station as well as recording my blogs and fiction to leave on my soundcloud page. All this was leading somewhere…

For the last while I have listened to what seems like a zillion horror podcasts. Over the last two years I have even developed some strict guidelines as to the podcasts I will subscribe to! There are so many; and so many levels of skill and so many different formats – no different than broadcast radio – it is hard to find a few I really grooved with.

Not only have I found a few ‘casts I just straight up adore, one had a call out for female talent with an open mind to programming. Lo and behold, my pilot episode of ReAnimeTion will air on the Dead as Hell Horror Podcast on August 8.

Dead As Hell is a well rounded horror show with movie reviews that have a tendency to cover the darker fare. There are book reviews too, which I am partial toward. I fill in the horror anime portion. You might think there is little to choose from, but woah, Nelly! There really is a lot of super dark anime. I’ll be watching it all so you don’t have to! Ever since Gatchaman in the late 70s I have been a fan of anime, but I tend to zero in on horror as I do with any entertainment media. Now, I’m no otaku. No expert. My pronunciation is shit and I probably only looked at the manga in the comic shoppe. What I want to do is simply share all the gory beasties, the chibi freaks, shadow-selves and tentacles. Yes, there will be tentacles.

Coming up on the pilot is Tokyo Ghoul, my current fascination. Soon after I will talk about Corpse Party, Wallflower, Ghost Hunt, Attack On Titan, Black Butler, Highschool Of The Dead, Pupa, Hell Girl, and whatever else strikes my fancy. Maybe even my beloved Death Note! Some may not be straight up horror titles, but it’s my job to highlight the genre-related bits and describe them in terms of our favorite horror films. Sounds like fun to me!

With each episode, I will upload the script here. Feel free to comment on that or on twitter, or wherever you feel at home online.

In the meantime, you can find Dead As Hell Horror Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, twitter and facebook – go to their site for episode roundups and see how else you can tune in!

I’ll see you soon, Dead As Hell!

Re-Rebirth of typicallydia

Once again, my site has suffered an upset. This time, with feeling.

As reported on the *cached* version of my host’s site, they ceased service and support immediately effective the 6th of July. Although the note stated the server would be online for the forseeable future… it’s not. Simple as that. I may be able to retrieve my backup since I hardly had time to snag a recent one, but I will restore again from the self same backup I used not long ago when the server swallowed back my site like useful cud for a few weeks.

Thank you, Owen, for keeping an eye on this site and letting me know it was borked! I’ve a new host, like a grown up, so this shouldn’t happen again. Anytime soon. Well, we can hope, right?