A Short Break

Hey gang,

Just wanted to give you all a heads up that I’m taking a short break — I actually, uh, got married around Halloween, so October was a pretty busy month. (I seem to have developed a habit of going through major life events in October, haven’t I?) Since I still kind of regret having to go mostly AWOL during the Halloween season last year, I worked my butt off to get enough content queued up to get us through the Halloween season this year before I took off for Weddingcation 2016; now that we’re on the other side of it all, though, I’m going to take a little time to, y’know, enjoy newlywed life and all that.

It shouldn’t be too long of a break — a couple of weeks at most. Until then, Gentle Readers, I leave you with this:

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The Most Dangerous Games: An Introduction to the Master FAQ

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The bad news: I don’t have an all-new post for you this week. The good news: There’s a very good reason for it — and in fact, I have something else for you instead. I devoted this week’s dedicated TGIMM time to assembling that master FAQ for “The Most Dangerous Games” I mentioned a little while ago; it includes every question and answer that’s been included in each volume of “The Most Dangerous Games: Frequently Asked Questions,” all in one handy place.

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A Day Off

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I’ve got a few Life Things to take care of this week, so no post today; we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming next week. In the meantime, I leave you with this:

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Back Next Week

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I’m happy to report that TGIMM will finally be back to its regularly scheduled programming next week. In the meantime, allow me to present to you this intensely bizarre video; it’s had the Internet collectively scratching its head for the past few weeks, even though it appears it’s been around for much longer than that. Is it a prank? A marketing stunt? Something much, much more dangerous than that? We don’t know yet, but the folks of r/Creepy have been hard at work trying to crack the code.

Have fun, kids.

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Life Stuff

Hey gang,

Just wanted to give you all a heads up that I’m taking a little time off again — I have some Major Life Stuff to deal with that requires my full and undivided attention, so pardon me while I go sort through it all. My hope is that The Ghost in My Machine will be open for business again in time for the Halloween season (because what’s October without a few spooky tales?). In the meantime, I will leave you all with a video to watch that has a story to tell.

I first stumbled upon the Adam Butcher short film “Internet Story” several years ago, and while I got a delicious chill from it at the time, I also somehow managed to forget all about it shortly thereafter. I recently clicked over to it again, though, and after the first 10 seconds, I not only remembered exactly what it was, but also why I loved it so much. It starts as one sort of story… and ends up as something else entirely.

Internet scavenger hunts are fun. Just… don’t forget to watch your back while you’re sifting through all the clues.

Happy Labor Day to everyone in the U.S.; happy Monday to everyone else; and happy September to all!

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A New Look

Hey gang,

 

As you may have noticed, The Ghost in My Machine is looking a little different as of today — I’m toying around with a new theme, so bear with me while I get all the formatting sorted out. Can’t find something? Everything that was on the site prior to the theme update is still there (I promise!); some of it is just in a slightly different location. You can find the old sidebar, “About” information, and so on, for example, by clicking the menu icon in the upper right hand corner.

 

Thoughts? Questions? Other observations or musings on the meaning of life? Leave it in the comments!

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A Brief Interlude

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I’m taking a week or two off to recharge my batteries — The Ghost in My Machine will be back towards the beginning of June with more creepiness. In the meantime, if you’re in the States, I hope you’re all having a fabulous holiday weekend; and if you’re not, then I hope you’re having a fabulous regular Monday. Cheers!

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