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Note: I absolutely loved this series. I finished it last night and actually laid awake thinking about it for a few hours, the images haunting just beneath my eyelids. Another wonderful work by The_Dalek_Emperor.

Part I (Below) | Part II | Part III | Part IV |

It’s a long story, but one you’ve never heard before. A story is about a place that dwells in the woods, on the mountain; a place where bad things happen. And you may think you know about the bad things, you may decide you have it all figured out but you don’t. Because the truth is worse than monsters and men.

At first I was upset when they told me we were moving to some little town out in the Ozarks. I remember staring at my dinner plate while I listened to my sister throw a temper tantrum unbefitting of a 14 year old honors student. She cried, she pleaded, and then she cursed at my parents. She threw a bowl at my dad and told him it was all his fault. Mom told Whitney to calm down but she stormed off, slamming every door in the house on the way to her room.

I secretly blamed my dad as well. I’d heard the whispers too, my dad had done something wrong, something bad and the sheriff’s department had reassigned him to some little out of the way county to save face. My parents didn’t want me to know that, but I did.

I was nine so it didn’t take me too long to warm to the idea of a change; it was like an adventure. New house! New school! New friends! Whitney, of course, felt the opposite. Moving to a new school at her age is hard, moving away from her new boyfriend, however, was even harder. While the rest of us packed up our things and said our goodbyes, Whitney sulked and cried and threatened to run away from home. But a month later when we pulled up to our new house in Drisking, Missouri she was sitting right next me texting viciously on her phone.

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HALO 6 WON'T BE AT E3 2017

TEMPERING EXPECTATIONS.

Halo developer 343 Industries has confirmed the next mainline entry in Microsoft’s sci-fi shooter series won’t be at E3 2017.

In a post on reddit, 343 community manager Brian Jarrard (aka sk7ch343) tempered fans’ expectations for this year’s expo, saying that while the studio will have something at E3, it won’t be tied to Halo 6.

“I’ll slip into my Dreamcrusher persona for a minute in the name of realistic expectations: We’ve said this already but we’ll have a little something at E3 but it’s not related to the next major entry in the franchise,” Jarrard said.

While details on the next proper entry in the Halo franchise are scarce, we do know 343 has been working on Halo 6 for well over a year. Executive producer Kiki Wolfkill and franchise director Frank O'Connor recently addressed the fan reaction to Halo 5: Guardians and confirmed that Halo 6 won’t feature any new playable characters but instead focus on Master Chief.

Additionally, earlier this year at DICE, studio head Bonnie Ross confirmed all future FPS Halo games will have split-screen multiplayer.

343 Industries has undergone several leadership changes over the past several months. Halo 4 creative director Josh Holmes left the studio in November of last year, and just this week, we learned executive producer Dan Ayoub has departed the studio to join Microsoft’s Mixed Reality team.

anonymous asked:

Glad to hear that things are going well! Could I get a list of your general favorites? Thanks for the recommendations Lindsey!

Of course! Since it’s kind of late, I’ll just give you a quick list of my faves, but tomorrow I’ll reblog this reply and try to get you a more organized list! But here are some of my faves: 

House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski

  • This is a book I literally tell everyone to read. It’s my favorite book. That said, it takes work to get through this book. It’s structured very uniquely - stories within stories, narrators in the footnotes, pages that are backwards. But I promise it’s worth your while. 

The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

  • (**this book is very dark, be forewarned**) It is deeply disturbing but unendingly compelling, definitely a favorite of mine. (If you want to read it, but are worried about the content, send me another message: I can try to go over some of the themes and outline any possible triggers there might be in this book for you.)

I, Lucifer - Glen Duncan

  • Hilarious, thought-provoking, fantastical, realistic, and so well written. 

The Thief of Always - Clive Barker

  • HUGE favorite of mine. My dad actually read me this book when I was a kid, and it’s just amazing. Scary, unsettling, but set in such a unique world that it’ll immediately draw you in. 

The Postmortal - Drew Magary

  • An incredible take on immortality and the dystopia that can accompany it. 

Rant - Chuck Palahniuk

  • This book is…I honestly don’t think I can effectively summarize it to do it justice… The summary is in that link, but there’s so so much more to that book. You just have to read it… 

Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk

  • Much different than the movie that was made about it, this book is incredibly insightful- it deals with toxic masculinity and the dwindling sense of self. Great book. (Palahniuk is one of my favorite authors, tbh)

John Dies at the End - David Wong

  • This book is absolutely, marvelously insane. It’s a seriously amazing depiction of cosmic fantasy, horror, and lunacy. It’s also hilarious.  Definitely a must read. 

Starfish - Peter Watts

  • This one is part of a trilogy, but unfortunately, I’ve only read this one, so I can’t speak to the others in the trilogy. But it stands on its own just fine. Nigh-eldritch horror based on the confrontation of the unknown that lies at the bottom of the ocean. But there’s more to fear than just the creatures and terror can evolve from the very people you’re stuck with.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 

  • Seriously, this series is just… a classic. You aren’t complete without having read these books. Hilarious, unique, and just so very Douglas Adams. Just read this entire series, you won’t regret it. The books aren’t super long and read pretty quickly too, so the whole series never takes long to get through.

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks 

  • So don’t judge this book based on the movie. The movie was nothing like the book, and did the book a huge disservice, IMO. This book is one of the most intelligently crafted books about zombies and the zombie apocalypse you’ll ever read - I dare say it’s one of the best zombie novels ever. 

The Raw Shark Texts - Steven Hall

  • Ridiculously unique and interesting book about a man who’s losing his memories, and afraid of a metaphorical shark that’s swallowing his consciousness whole. This book deals with dissociation, the sense (and loss) of the self, and the struggle to maintain who we are. 

Penpal - Dathan Auerbach 

  • (**warning, very dark**) - this one actually started as a series of short stories on Reddit, I think, but the author eventually developed it into an actual novel. It’s very unsettling, very dark, but very compelling. (just like with the wasp factor, if you have questions/concerns about the plot for trigger warnings, send me another message and I’ll outline them as best I can for you).

Mkay, that’s a good list of some of my faves for now! It’s late though and I have to be up early, so I’m gunna hop off for tonight. Tomorrow I’ll try to add a few more and give this a little organization - so be looking at the notes tomorrow to see if I reblog this post again. 

Let me know if you have any questions/concerns about content for the books above (namely the Wasp Factory and Penpal).