Welcome Damsel Bruja

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Favorite Horror Director: John Carpenter

Favorite Horror Author: Anne Rice

Fun Fact: I believe in the Paranormal

Current Obsession: Geez, where to begin. NBC Hannibal, Doctor Who, and NBC Dracula

Welcome one and all! Now what can I say about Horror…IT’S FUCKING AMAZING!! Growing up in a conservative/superstitious house, I was discouraged from Horror as a whole. Maybe that’s why I like it so much. It was something forbidden. Seriously, my mother thought I was inviting the Devil into the house whenever I watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  I also think my belief in the paranormal adds to my passion for horror. You should’ve seen me seeing Paranormal Activity for the first time…freaked out so bad! It wasn’t funny then but it’s funny now!

I’m always looking for a new thrill whether it’s in books or movies. I absolutely love Stephen King’s work! Christine has to be one of my favorites. Anne Rice is also one of my favorites because she makes horror sexy and I love her characters. The Vampire Lestat is awesome because he absolutely loves what he is and he doesn’t apologize for it. That’s how I like my characters, very unapologetic.

Anyway, the lovely Damsel Cannibal got me interested in writing years ago and I haven’t looked back since. The problem we noticed is that the literary world is lacking in good Horror stories and it’s getting harder every year trying to convince publishers that what they need is good stories with even better female protagonists.  Oh well, we’ll get there eventually! I’ve had a couple of short stories(here)published but nothing major…yet! College has taken up most of my time, but I do enjoy jotting down a new idea for a story when I should be taking notes.

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So for all of you who are like me, where Horror has become a guilty pleasure, come hang out with us Damsels! Here’s a great place to kick back and enjoy screams, buckets of blood, nightmares. And please check out my own blog I love to ramble on and on about the paranormal there. Thanks for hanging out!

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Fake Blood Recipe For Idiots

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And yes, I’m an idiot. And also incredibly lazy. But it’s a busy Halloween and I only have time for a 3-ingredient blood brew. What’s a damsel to do?

Ingredients: Corn syrup, red food coloring, dark cocoa powder. Ignore the cornstarch in the picture. Again, I was too lazy to use it.

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Directions: Pour 2/3 cup of corn syrup into a glass bowl. I used pyrex because the red food coloring we’ll add later will stain plastic.

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Next, add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder into the syrup.

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Once you mix it all in, it should look a bit like this.

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Add lots of red food coloring to give it a dark plum, reddish, veinous color. There’s no exact science to it. Just keep squirting the food coloring in until you’re happy with the color. And presto! Fake blood in a bowl.

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What can you do with fake blood? Why, all sorts of fun things…like filling your tub with spatter and living out your Dominatrix Vampire fantasies. This formula will stain clothing and skin, somewhat. Best use bleach to clean up. If you’re in a pinch, this no-fuss recipe will guarantee a very bloody Halloween! Have fun!

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