Thursday, March 6, 2008

EVP vs "really hearing something"

If you understand the title of this post, then you probably also know the Ghost Hunters season premier was on last night and it was AWESOME! I love that show. And with the schedule still reeling from the writer’s strike, it was even more gratifying to have a new show (which doesn’t rely too much on writers, by the way because it’s all real!) Yeah, I said it was all real. Sure, sometimes I’m sure they goose up the tension with well placed music or sharp camera angles, but I’m a believer and I think most of those recordings and videos are on the level.

Are they all ghosts or demons or whatever? Probably some are and some aren’t. Does the show make up anything for ratings? I honestly don’t think they have to. I could go into a whole shpiel about paranormal theories (and maybe some other time I should. It would be more interesting than talking about my ancient MP3 player kicking the bucket), but suffice it to say there’s enough going on out there to provide some good TV.

That show is great and so is Destination Truth, where they go out and try to find actual living weirdness like Bigfoot and Chubacabra. Now, that show takes itself just seriously enough to get the job done, but they freely admit when they’re probably just out talking to crazy locals and examining perfectly normal droppings as opposed to the supernatural scat of a Yeti.

Who needs writers!?! Oh, wait. Scratch that last part. Just watch these shows and enjoy.

This is what happens without editors

I'm Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the SKINNERS series. Here you'll find various ramblings about movies, video games, TV, and...oh yeah...those books I write. If there's anything you'd like to discuss, just let me know. I try to update whenever the mood strikes me, so feel free to leave comments. There may be some occasional foul language, but anyone who's too easily offended probably doesn't read my stuff anyway.

Free Stuff

Here's how it goes. As usual, I've got my truckload of promo covers from EOS Books. I'll be going to some conventions, so I hope to see you there and I'll gladly sign your books. If you can't make it to a con, just email me your name, address and any inscription so I can send you a signed cover.

BONUS ---> If you would be so kind as to write up a review for any or all Skinners books and publish it on a site like, Barnes & Noble, Borders, or any other major review site, I can send you something extra. I made up some bookmarks (which I'll sign) and I've even put together some Shimmy's VIP passes (which I'll also sign). Can't guarantee the passes will get you into a real strip club, but I think they look pretty cool. Send me a link to your review along with your name, address and inscription, and I'll get these out to you as well.