Blood Orbit [BOOK REVIEW]
Apr20

Blood Orbit [BOOK REVIEW]

When a rookie cop named Eric Matheson shows up on the corporately held world of Gattis, he wanders into a brutal slaughter that could destroy two of the three native races of Gattis if it’s mysterious circumstances aren’t solved in a single week.

To prevent corporately motivated genocide, he’s forced to team up with a cybernetically enhanced investigator named Inspector J.P. Dillal. Unfortunately, his native birth and unholy technology make him a pariah to the others in the police force, while his mixed racial background make him an outcast to the native populations.

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Leia: Princess of Alderaan [BOOK REVIEW]
Sep28

Leia: Princess of Alderaan [BOOK REVIEW]

Before she was the 19 year old princess who stole our hearts in Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Leia Organa was an adopted girl who had to prove herself worthy to be a princess of Alderaan. In order to do so, she must make oaths regarding her body, her heart, and her mind. Each of these oaths require complex steps to accomplish. For the oath of the body, she must go through the steps to scale the largest peak on Alderaan. For the oath of the heart, she must engage in humanitarian missions in areas in which Imperial “oversight” has created disasters. And for the oath of the mind, she must eng…

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Beautiful Nightmares 2: A Midwest Alternative Classic Returns [EVENT/GALLERY]
Aug16

Beautiful Nightmares 2: A Midwest Alternative Classic Returns [EVENT/GALLERY]

This past Friday, alternative people from around the Midwest descended on The Bar Complex in Lexington, KY to see some amazing DJ’ing, to hang out with some awesome hosts, and to have their mind’s blown by spectacular light displays. The joy people felt in the club as they got to come out, let their hair down, and move was a joy to behold!

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Redrawing Gender Boundaries: How Wonder Woman’s Box Office could help change Hollywood  [EDITORIAL/ARTICLE]
May26

Redrawing Gender Boundaries: How Wonder Woman’s Box Office could help change Hollywood [EDITORIAL/ARTICLE]

Many of our Goth Family know that I fight fiercely for the empowerment of women, not by diminishing men, but by arguing for the simple removal of artificial gender barriers like the glass ceiling and other cultural artifacts from the past. Without these barriers, the best person will (or at least, has a chance to) win out. We now are in a position where we can all help tear down these barriers and I believe it’s our duty to do so!

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Catalyst (Star Wars): A Rogue One Novel [BOOK REVIEW]
Dec08

Catalyst (Star Wars): A Rogue One Novel [BOOK REVIEW]

Orson Krennic is a rising star within the Republic during the Clone Wars and, after stealing plans for a super battle station from the Separatists—knowing that a successful build could allow him to usurp Governor Tarkin, his military rival, in Senator Palpatine’s good graces— he decides the Republic needs to make one of their own. (Considering how often plans for massive space stations keep getting stolen in the Star Wars universe, am I the only one that’s wondering if perhaps all the major players in Star Wars are using the same firewall responsible for the Sony hacking scandal of 2015?)

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Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! 4: The Crown of Kings [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]
Nov24

Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! 4: The Crown of Kings [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

At long last, we finish the quadrology of Inkle Studio’s reimaginings of the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, Sorcery! (If you’re just now discovering our reviews of this series, read our prior reviews of Sorcery! , Sorcery! 2 , and Sorcery! 3 .) In concluding the last game, The Seven Serpents, we made our way through the treacherous time-warped Baklands, tracking 7 deadly serpents who were tasked with hunting us down and slaughtering us, or, at the very least, warning our nemesis, the Archmage, of our approach so we could not assault Mapang unawares. In the final chapter, we find…

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Star Wars Aftermath: Life Debt [BOOK REVIEW]
Nov10

Star Wars Aftermath: Life Debt [BOOK REVIEW]

Shortly after the events of Life Debt, Nora Wexley, her son Temmin, the deadly (but now, strangely cuddly) robot, Mister Bones, and their crew of rebel miscreants find themselves hunting down escaped Imperial leaders for a New Republic war tribunal. Meanwhile, Grand Admiral Rae Sloane seeks…

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DarkestGoth Photography: Playing With Knives [PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY]
Oct20

DarkestGoth Photography: Playing With Knives [PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY]

We feature model Ariel Bryant and Nara Gordon in a vampiric exploration of blades, featuring knives from Tortured Soul Armory.

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The Obsidian Chamber [BOOK REVIEW]
Oct14

The Obsidian Chamber [BOOK REVIEW]

After the events of Crimson Shore, Agent Pendergast is lost at sea and presumed dead. A grieving Constance returns to the Riverside mansion in NYC to the care of loyal housekeeper Mrs. Trask and resourceful bodyguard Proctor. Unable to deal with her guilt and sorrow in the topside world, she retreats to the underground catacombs that she knows best.

But when a shadowy spectre from the past knocks out Proctor and kidnaps Constance, he’ll have to go on a global chase to rescue her before she ends up dead—or worse.

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Beyond the Ice Limit [BOOK REVIEW]
Oct12

Beyond the Ice Limit [BOOK REVIEW]

After the mysterious events of the Lost Island, Gideon Crew discovers the secret healing benefits his employer has received from the plants on the lost island, allowing him to now walk. Could this cure work for Gideon’s own deadly condition? It doesn’t seem like it, but its miraculous properties are enough to keep a skeptic like Gideon on the hook with Glinn in his strangest quest yet: the search for a presumably dangerous alien life form at the bottom of the ocean past the Ice Limit.

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