On the show tonight Alexia Anastasio talking about woman in film making and her Ginger Documentary then Jess-O-Lantern and I talk about the upcoming TV show American Gods and its creator Neil Gaiman, as well as chatting about SANDMAN, CORALINE, and more. Then I will have a chat with the head of the Salem Con after wards a neat convention happening in SALEM MA next weekend.
Archive for the witches Category
It’s as if Marvel/Disney woke up and Dai we own allllllll this horror and supernatural stuff and we are not making any money on it. Maybe they will print a copy of the Darkhold we can buy.
I was originally going to do a post about the history of witches in Canada, but due to the fact that witchcraft in Canada is basically nonexistent, I’ll just tell you all about the one witch I could find information on!
Elizabeth Jane Barnes(or “Mother Barnes”) was born in Cork, Ireland some time between 1744 and 1800, nobody is really positive on the exact year.
What makes Elizabeth Barnes so special? She was apparently clairvoyant. She was known to have used her gift to solve mysteries, including a murder. Who needs Nancy Drew or Scooby Doo when you have Elizabeth Barnes, right? She was also apparently able to locate hidden treasure.
Elizabeth also used her gift to tell fortunes in her one room log cabin(which is still standing today.) She was very well known for this. People would travel hundreds of miles for her services, some would offer her large sums of money. She would never accept anything more than her standard rate of twenty-five cents though. One of her most noteworthy clients is rumored to have been Sir John A. Macdonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada. Elizabeth Barnes believed she got her gift from being the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter.
She was married twice. First to Sergeant Robert Harrison. They met in Ireland then emigrated to Cobourg, Ontario, where they eloped and had one son, Robert Harrison Jr. Unfortunately Robert died shortly after his son was born. About four years after that Elizabeth married her second husband David Barnes and settled near Plum Hollow. Her and David had ten children together, however a few of them died, leaving them with about eight children in total. After a few years together, David left her to be a shoemaker in Smith Falls, taking one of their sons with him… what a dick! He’s lucky child support didn’t exist back then! However, his absence resulted in Elizabeth using her gift to tell fourtunes so she could provide for her children, so I guess it all worked out in the end.
Now, like her year of birth, nobody actually knows when Elizabeth died, but she reportedly died when she was in her early nineties. She rests in an unmarked grave in Sheldon’s Corners, Ontario.
On the show tonight the team behind Shadows in Salem a new collection of Short stories about one of the spookiest towns in America. We will also be debuting our new co-host tonight from Canada Wednesday, stay tuned for more information about her as the night goes on.
Music tonight will be ladies choice from both Amber Dawn Moore and Wednesday
From Dark Horse Comics we return to Buffy the Vampire in high school. Which for a lot of people is HELL
Now lets hope they don’t retcon Buffy the current comic does not need to be retconed in any way. That would be veyr dumb.
With anticipation building for Eisner Award–winning author Faith Erin Hicks’s Buffy: The High School Years—Freaks & Geeks, Dark Horse Comics announces the next installment in the young adult series this fall with Kel McDonald and Yishan Li’s Buffy: The High School Years—Glutton for Punishment.
Set during Season 1 of the television series and executive produced by Joss Whedon, Glutton for Punishment continues the humor and excitement as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and her friends navigate the tumultuous balance of being both high schoolers and monster fighters.
“McDonald has a real affection for magical-world building,” says io9 of author Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon), who is returning to the Whedonverse to bring more monsters and high-school high jinks into the life of teenage Buffy!
When Buffy and Xander sign up for home ec, assuming it will be an extra-credit cakewalk, they aren’t aware that the teacher is a ravenous tiger demon in disguise. The demon’s unquenchable appetite has him kidnapping his top students and forcing them to cook for him, and when Xander claims some store-bought treats are his own creations, he becomes the demon’s next victim! It’s not enough that Buffy has to keep her grades up, but she also has to rescue her friends and fellow students—and give the tiger demon his just desserts!
Buffy: The High School Years—Glutton for Punishment is in stores October 19, 2016