Monthly Archives: June 2011

INUIT MYTH PAGE – THE GOD ANGUTA

Detailed entry on the father of the sea goddess Sedna. For more entries on the gods and goddesses of Inuit mythology click here: https://glitternight.com/inuit-myth/

ANGUTA – This father of the sea goddess Sedna was originally the god who ruled over Pugtulik Island. He was responsible for inflicting punishments on deserving souls when they reached Sedna’s subaquatic realm of the dead. At the dawn of time, after his Continue reading

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PULP HEROES: SILVER JOHN – AN UNDEAD HANGING VICTIM AND A SUPERNATURAL SHOOTING CONTEST

I’m continuing my look at Manly Wade Wellman’s pulp hero Silver John, the roaming singer and guitarist who fights supernatural forces in the Appalachian Mountains of long ago, sort of like a countrified Orpheus meets Kolchak. He’s called Silver John because of the silver strings on his guitar and the silver coins he carries in his pockets. For more details click here: https://glitternight.com/pulp-heroes/

WHERE DID SHE WANDER? – This short story is set during the time Silver John and Evadare are married. Our hero travels to perform at the Trudo Music Festival, where he got tongues wagging by setting his guitar on fire while on stage. I’m kidding! While there John looks into a local legend behind a song he’s just learned. A legend about Becky Til Hoppard, a woman hanged as a witch in 1849. Her gravestone is regarded with superstitious awe and Continue reading

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NCAA DIVISION 3 TWEAKS PLAYOFF SEEDING PROCEDURE FOLLOWING LAST SEASON’S CONTROVERSY

 Remember last season when it seemed like everybody (myself included) was complaining about how the undefeated defending champions of D3 college football, the UWW Warhawks, got screwed by being given a 2 seed in their region instead of a 1 seed? Things turned out okay because even having to Continue reading

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LADY LONDON ENTERS THE FRONTIERADO VALHALLA

Didi AKA Lady London, has entered the Frontierado Valhalla. To find out how you can order your own custom Frontierado Saga, read other Sagas and find out all about celebrating the upcoming Frontierado holiday click here: https://glitternight.com/category/frontierado/

FOR LADY LONDON’S SAGA Continue reading

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BAD MOVIE PAGE – ZUMA (1985)

 ZUMA (1985) – Category: Enjoyably bad movie elevated by its obscurity value      

There’s an old saying that goes “Once you have a big green bald guy with pythons growing out of his neck you never go back.” Or something to that effect. This monstrous figure is Zuma himself, the Freddy Krueger of the Philippines in the 1980s. Big, muscular and green like the Hulk, bald like Mr Clean and with pythons growing out of his neck like the late Michael Jackson. (Disclaimer: The preceding remark is probably not true)

Originally a comic book character in the Philippines, Zuma took the film industry of the islands by storm with his debut film in 1985 and a sequel in 1987. Copies of these films have been Continue reading

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NEW CONFERENCE BEING FORMED IN NCAA DIVISION 3

Five of the Division 3 football schools that left the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference are joining three other schools in forming a new, as yet unnamed league. The Continue reading

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INUIT MYTHS: THE DISEMBOWELING GODDESS

I just added an expanded entry on the disemboweling goddess. For more entries on the gods and goddesses of Inuit mythology click here: https://glitternight.com/inuit-myth/

ULULIJARNAQ – The disemboweling goddess who lived in Udlormiut, the supercelestial afterlife. Originally Ululijarnaq roamed the Earth in Continue reading

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PULP HEROES: SILVER JOHN – A TRIO OF TALES

Silver John: Can These Bones Live?

Silver John: Can These Bones Live?

I’m continuing my look at Manly Wade Wellman’s pulp hero Silver John, the roaming singer and guitarist who fights supernatural forces in the Appalachian Mountains of long ago, sort of like a countrified Orpheus meets Kolchak. He’s called Silver John because of the silver strings on his guitar and the silver coins he carries in his pockets. For more details click here: https://glitternight.com/pulp-heroes/

NOBODY EVER GOES THERE – Just a reminder that all the Silver John stories published after his marriage to his beloved Evadare (click here if you missed the tales chronicling that landmark event – https://glitternight.com/2011/06/03/pulp-heroes-silver-john-four-for-friday/  ) jump around in time. This short story is set when John is much older. This tale breaks from the tradition of having the stories narrated by Silver John in the first person. We get a third person narrative in which the older (probably 40’s) balladeer comes to the aid of two young lovers in the town of Trimble.

Mark Banion and Ruth Covel, two teachers at Trimble High, cross to the forbidden side of Catch River, where ancient, shadowy life forms caused the disappearance of an entire textile factory crew plus their families. All of that happened over 75 years ago, but strange sounds still emanate from the creepy-looking abandoned factory and the company houses nearby. The romantic leads investigate the strange place and find themselves surrounded by the nebulous creatures from the Continue reading

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KEITH “THE KLASH” BARNES OF THE MARITIME COLLEGE PRIVATEERS GARNERS PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL HONORS

 Maritime rising-junior Keith Barnes (Westbury, N.Y./Westbury)was named to the Consensus Draft Services’ Preseason All-American Second Team Defense, becoming the first Privateer football player to be named an All-American since the Continue reading

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DOC ROBYN AND KID EQUUS JOIN THE FRONTIERADO VALHALLA!

As the international commissioner of Frontierado it is my great pleasure to welcome Team Oyeniyi, AKA Doc Robin and Kid Equus, into the Frontierado Valhalla. I just completed their custom Saga yesterday and Robyn has been kind enough to post it at her blog. Here is Continue reading

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