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20 Essential Crime and Horror Crossovers

 

According to Max Booth III, “Life is terrible but at least we still have books.” And in celebration of that, he has an article on CrimeReads, in which he guides you through 20 essential crime/horror crossovers. It’s a helluva list, and I’m honored to be part of it…

 

Kelli Owen’s FLOATERS

 

I’m a strong advocate that there are never enough lake monster stories in the horror genre. Have you ever stared at a lake in the middle of the night? Anything can be hiding inside. You don’t know. Kelli Owen takes this concept and runs with it in Floaters. Sometimes corpses wash up from Lake Superior, but also sometimes the terrifying creature responsible for the corpses washes up, too. A detective, medical examiner, and reporter team up to hunt down a beast that should not exist. I recommend this one for fans of lake monsters and small-town legends. It’s a fun ride.

Check out the entire article here, subscribe to the Crime Reads newsletter or stalk them on facebook, and of course, show Max Booth III some stalking love as well.

Buttercup Out | Buttercup of Doom 2.10



This week I go over every remaining idea, note, thought, rant bubble and peeve that I have jotted down over the years to become something it never will… an episode. Then we have some Q&A from the peanut gallery, the final gypsy wisdom, and the information for the last episode ever—to be taped live at Scares That Care weekend convention in August (3.15pm Sunday, 8/5, in the podcast room… prepare your final thoughts and meet me there!) I completely lose my mind a couple times and the swearing is enough that this should be on headphones or with that office door closed (NSFW).

Available FREE (until Sept 1 only!!) on: PEN Project Entertainment Network • iTunes • I♥Radio  •  StitcherAndroidTune-In • Google Play Music • Overcast

Sponsors: all of you wonderful people who listened, paid for advertising, or otherwise kept this going.

Merchandise (last chance! I imagine these will disappear when the episodes do!): pillowssockstees, tanks, hoodies, coffee mug or stickerbeach towelphone case

Suggestions/Requests: Several of you offered Q&A fodder. Thank you. Should something on this episode spark a thought or question, feel free to post it here, ask me on facebook or twitter, or just bring it with you to Scares That Care and ask during the final episode taping.

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: aka, cool shit I told you I’d share with you… Scares That Care – the org, for donations (<- go there, donate $5. Please) and the convention website • the cool fairy tales link • that guy who doesn’t awesome monsters on subway riderstravel across the country for cheap!

And then there were a few personal things: the facebook group for Kelli Owen books — join, find secret stuff! • Chris Enterline (artist for the Atrocious Alphabet) • oh, and Neil Gaiman <3

Hashtag Hell: #stc #scaresthatcare #contracts #fairytales #neilgaiman #location #littlewhitelies #subwaymonsters #tinder #petpeeves #memes #crisisresponse #condom #rape #sexualassault #incel #emotionalsupportpets #hamsters #animals #dogs #smallpress #genre #vampires #teeth #coloringbook #metafiction #NSFW #facebook #twitter #instagram #PEN #projectentertainmentnetwork #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: The End. Taping live at Scares That Care: Sun 8/5, at 3.15 in the podcast room. Bring your drinks, bring your questions, brings your farewells!!

 

Legalizing Pot | Buttercup of Doom 2.8



This week I talk about legalizing pot, car seats, cannibalism, the dark net—a potpourri of the illegal, the sketchy and the paranoia—and give you some holiday shopping zen with angry yoga for a smile!

Available FREE on: PEN Project Entertainment Network • iTunesI♥Radio  •  StitcherAndroidTune-In • Google Play Music • Overcast

Sponsors:  Subculture Corsets & Clothing (and twitter)

Merchandise: pillowssockstees, tanks, hoodies, coffee mug or stickerbeach towelphone case

Suggestions/Requests: n/a (to suggest/request use the form or post on FB)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: Angry YogaJoe RoganSteve Carell

Hashtag Hell: #paranoia #darknet #research #fbi #cia #bigbrother #blackfriday #cybermonday #angryyoga #pot #marijuana #illegal #seatbelts #hatecrimes #cannibalism #stevecarell #joerogan #subculturecorsets #facebook #twitter #instagram #PEN #projectentertainmentnetwork #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: location location location – rules – little white lies – and whatever you suggest I whine about. So suggest something, already!

 

SJW | Buttercup of Doom 2.7



This week I talk about SJWs, aka Social Justice… Witch hunts. Not Warriors. Witch hunts. Because definitions get fuzzy, fingers get all pointy, and evidence and procedure are tossed out the window in the name of social media hysteria. Welcome to the American Witch Hunts of 2017, where sexual harassment, racism and prejudicial behavior are all lit up like torches for the masses to carry with their pitchforks.

Available FREE on: PEN Project Entertainment Network • iTunesI♥Radio  •  StitcherAndroidTune-In • Google Play Music • Overcast

Sponsors:  Subculture Corsets & Clothing (and twitter) |  Origins (another PEN Podcast)

Merchandise: pillowssockstees, tanks, hoodies, coffee mug or stickerbeach towelphone case

Suggestions/Requests: n/a (to suggest/request use the form or post on FB)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: Humans are Adorable | Jonathan Janz

Hashtag Hell: #SJW #salem #witchhunts #racism #prejudice #sexualharassment #politics #ethics #antivaxxers #LasVegasShooting #virus #socialmedia #costumes #michellewolf #dailyshow #altright #nazi #whitesupremacist #kevinspacey #harveyweinstein #jannwenner #roymoore #jonjanz #origins #subculturecorsets #facebook #twitter #instagram #PEN #projectentertainmentnetwork #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: location location location – rules – legalizing pot – little white lies – and whatever you suggest I whine about. So suggest something, already!

 

Halloween 2017 | Buttercup of Doom 2.6



This week I talk about Halloween. Yeah Halloween! I give you a short story, a fun yard, and then throw a tantrum about all these people suddenly deciding to hate on halloween costumes…

Available FREE on: PEN Project Entertainment Network • iTunesI♥Radio  •  Stitcher  •  AndroidTune-In • Google Play Music • Overcast

Sponsors:  Subculture Corsets & Clothing (and twitter) | Compendium by Victoria @Zera77 Timpanaro on cdBaby or Amazon | Hug a Horror Writer Month — leave a review for one of Kelli’s books!

Merchandise: pillowssockstees, tanks, hoodies, coffee mug or stickerbeach towelphone case

Suggestions/Requests: n/a (to suggest/request use the form or post on FB)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: Hilarious Headstones for Halloween (article with a much longer title, but pictures, so yeah — go check it out!)

Hashtag Hell: #halloween #costumes #trickortreat #shortstory #childhood #ghosts #graveyard #decorations #dabbing #accountability #seasons #taylorswift #payless #crocs #ombre #trumpcare #nixon #annefrank #subculturecorsets #facebook #twitter #instagram #PEN #projectentertainmentnetwork #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: location location location – rules – legalizing pot – little white lies – and whatever you suggest I whine about. So suggest something, already!

 

Adulting | Buttercup of Doom 2.3



This week I can’t even… which means as I spew about the term, as well as the problem, known as Adulting, my blood pressure means this one is completely NSFW: language.

Available FREE on: PEN Project Entertainment Network • iTunesStitcherAndroidTune-In • Google Play Music • Overcast

Sponsors:  Subculture Corsets & Clothing (and twitter) |  Kelli’s Patreon | Amber Fallon’s The Warblers

Suggestions/Requests: Facebook respondents, thank you! (to suggest/request use the form or post on FB)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: Forbes/@jessicahagy‘s ABCs of Adulting | Urban dictionary: Adulting  |  FB’s ATTN: Let’s Teach Adulting In School Again

Hashtag Hell: #adulting #gofundme #lifeskills #youtube #google #boiledeggs* #cooking #automotive #homeec #homeeconomics #parenting #teachers #subculturecorsets #facebook #twitter #instagram #PEN #projectentertainmentnetwork #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: genre – location location location – rules – dumbing down America – legalizing pot – little white lies – and whatever you suggest I whine about. So suggest something, already!

*to boil an egg: put water in pot. turn on heat (burner/flame/etc). once it is boiling, gently add eggs. set timer for 13 minutes**. go scrub your f**king toilet. take off heat. tip pan into sink and pour hot water out (not the eggs. use a lid or something to hold them there). add really cold water. drain again. cold water. drain. add cold water and let sit on stove/counter. go dust the tops of all the frames and clocks. remove from water. dry off. use sharpie to draw faces on eggs (that’s how you tell the boiled from the raw, duh). put in fridge.  you’re welcome.

**13 minutes is the exact time needed for a. perfectly yellow insides, not that overdone green color, and b. if you slap it against the counter and roll it back and forth, the shell will come off in one piece… handy.

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