Fighting the Moon comes out on February 16, Mardi Gras. If this were a normal year, in New Orleans, the last two weeks before Mardi Gras would be an absolute whirlwind of parades, krewe balls, and events of all kinds. So I’m going to kick off with a photo ofContinue Reading

I’m dropping this blog post in here to provide a handy place to consolidate anti-cult resources. Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/mcjulie/status/1328725070882095106 One very unfortunate fact: prying people out of cults is not scalable. You might be able to get your own brother out of a cult, but you can’t get everyone outContinue Reading

Dear Trump voters: On, Saturday November 8, 2020, major news outlets started calling the presidential election for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I don’t know all the details governing when media outlets feel safe calling the results of an election, but it has to do with answering, in a mathContinue Reading

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.” —Ronald Reagan, 1986 When Ronald Reagan defeated incumbent Jimmy Carter in 1980, I was fourteen and too young to vote, but (according to the mock election we had in my juniorContinue Reading

I haven’t checked social media yet. (And, as I write this, I’m determined not to. I’m not even googling to find out things like “which amendment was Prohibition again?” so I apologize, in advance, for factual errors or areas of vagueness.) About 20 minutes ago (at the start of writingContinue Reading

Part of the 2020 Clarion West Write-a-thon series! Sponsor me, sponsor another writer, or learn more about the Write-a-thon When I went to Clarion West, I had a room of my own. It was a room designed to hold four young sorority women during the normal academic year — IContinue Reading

Inspired by this Washington Post article: Quarantine is endless dirty dishes. It was always a running joke in the Goth House comic that the house, in spite of being inhabited by a bunch of gothy posers who acted as if they survived entirely on coffee and cigarettes (and possibly blood),Continue Reading

Norwescon, like so many other things, is not happening this weekend. So I decided to try a Facebook Live reading. It worked out pretty well, and gave me a reason to put on something other than yoga pants. https://www.facebook.com/jmcgalliard/videos/10158101188733674Continue Reading

Hey everybody! I wanted to revive the tradition of publishing a Goth House nightmare on Friday the 13th, but since everything in real life is pretty nightmarish right now, I was having trouble figuring out a script. I looked through the archives for inspiration, and saw this: Owen’s Nightmare, originallyContinue Reading