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Strangers in Paradise, Fullsize Paperback Volume 13: Flower To Flame
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Size 12 Is Not Fat
90-day Geisha: My Time as a Tokyo Hostess
Julius Caesar
How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter
The Tasha Tudor Book of Fairy Tales
From Hell
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Proud Americans

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Persephone Magazine currently has openings for five new featured writers on our staff. Featured writers get a dedicated spot on our schedule every week to showcase their talent, drive, and issues. Are you a writer looking for a platform? A blogger looking to crosspost? A DIYer who wants to share their amazing projects with the world? We want to hear from you.While we welcome any and all inquiries to join our staff, we’re especially interested in writers who cover one or more of the following topics:

  • International news (particularly Africa)
  • International and domestic women’s issues
  • Feminist reviews for new films
  • Food writers
  • DIY and crafts
  • Lady gamers
  • Lady tech geeks
  • Humor writers
  • General weirdos who enjoy talking about the nerdy, the geeky, and the obscure

As these are featured writer slots, there will be an application process that will include a sample post and an interview process. Persephone Magazine welcomes unpublished and new authors in our ranks, as well as experienced vets, and prior publishing history does not impact your chance to get a featured slot, but talent and dedication will.

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Yup. P-Mag is being extorted sued. So if you LOVE independent ladyblogging, maybe give them your support? 

Speaking as a member of the editorial team, I can say that P-Mag is a labor of love for me. I put in a lot of hours over there because I love it, I love the other editors and the writers and the commenters, and I think it’s important to have smaller ladyblogs out there, trying to fight the good fight.

I have a lot of opinions about this lawsuit, none of them fit to share in public, but if you can spare even a few dollars (and if you can’t spare that, maybe a reblog?), it’ll help us get past this nonsense and back to doing what we love.

What an assface. Signal boost! PMag is great.

Another editorial voice here — we work for free because we believe in the magazine and we love our readers and writers.  Our EIC supports the whole thing out of her own pocket but for the small ad revenue we take in and the donations of friends and commenters. Any contribution you can make, no matter what size, is immensely appreciated.

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It’s easy to forget how loud the world used to be. I used to complain about it all the time … Oh, what I wouldn’t give for the sweet sound of a jumbo jet.

Hello, zombie lovers. Our favorite show to love and complain about returned this Sunday after a two month hiatus.  The first half of the season was largely fantastic, keeping up a frenetic and demanding pace, and pushing the characters’ emotional storylines to the wall. Given that the mid-season finale spoilered the Woodbury jailbreak in their previews, most of the tension that episode built up was dissipated before this one even aired. So with that counting against it, how did “The Suicide King” hold up to the tone set early in Season 3?

A few weeks ago, I was nearly incapacitated by extreme shoulder pain. I was unable to lift my left arm to even shoulder height, every time I had to twist a dial or turn a knob, fire shot up my arm, and I was reduced to removing my coat through a series of shrugging motions. I had once torn the rotator cuff on my opposite arm and the pain was similar but without an obvious explanation. I went to bed one night fine and woke up the next day to Shoulder Hell. This went on for nearly a week as I tried various tricks to alleviate/source/explain what was going on while my left shoulder showed no improvement and my right one started throwing out cries of its own. And then I remembered; I had bought new bras.

I’ve been a big boobie-haver since middle school. My breasts were large when I was skinny. They were larger when I was fatter. I’m familiar with back pain and weird sleeping positions and bra-related rashes. I resigned myself long ago to never wearing fitted button-up shirts or buying reasonably priced bras. In short, my boobs mean that I suffer a bit just for having them and occasionally fantasize about having some sort of magical breast reduction surgery that doesn’t involved cutting, pain, or recovery time. But this was the first occasion I’ve ever felt incapacitated by them.

We — and by that I mean, me — love our pop culture around here. I’ve written about vampires and zombies, truly terrible television shows and B-movies, and the munchies I like to go along with them. This birthday nest giveaway is some of the things I love going to you, the readers I also love.

In your nest, you will receive:

Watermelon flavored pull-n-peels to be consumed with the sweet dessert wine of your choice:

A copy of the classic, Halloween appropriate movie Beattlejuice on DVD:

A string-ninja keychain:

A copy of Dawn of the Dreadfulls,the prequel to Pride, Prejudice and Zombies:

A token from our patron animal, the Unicorn:

Assorted candy:

As well as a copy of Slay’s Halloween party mix (check the upcoming post for track listings), a token from team zombie, and assorted seasonal goodies, all delivered to your door in a box! Your very own box suitable for repackaging!

It’s Persephone’s second birthday. We’re giving away a lot of free stuff today. You should log on and win some of it.

Persephone was born in October, just as the weather started to chill. Which means you probably need something to keep warm.

In honor of P-Mag’s special day, I’m giving away a vegan gray knit hat with a cable on it to one lucky commenter.

Also, for the rest of October, you can get 10% off anything in my Knit Like A Boss shop on Etsy with the code PMAG2OCT12.

Now reading: New Show Recap: True Blood, Episode 5.12, “Save Yourself” in New Show Recap on Persephone Magazine.

So here we are, my friends, at the end of another perplexing, frustrating and very naked season of True Blood. I believe that this year was a vast improvement over the hot mess of Season Four. Maybe that’s damning with faint praise. We didn’t mire ourselves in bizarre love triangles, Sookie acted like she finally found her common sense, Tara’s storyarc was better than any other season so far, and there were a few emotionally compelling scenes. But there were huge plot holes, entire storylines and characters were dropped suddenly for no reason at all, and Lala had mostly nothing to do this season once he got back from Mexico.

Now reading: New Show Recap – True Blood 5.9 “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” in New Show Recap on Persephone Magazine.

Remember last week when I was ranting about Bill? I got a few more things to add. I mean, no one should be surprised that he turned on Eric, because Bill is a rat from way back. But what turned him? What bought him out? His damn ego. He’s the special one. He’s the one chosen by a goddess. He has no sense of humility, and a hallucination that a goddess wants to bone him is obviously a divine message, because Bill, deep down inside, under all that southern gentlemen crap and his self delusion romanticism, thinks he’s better than everyone else.

If he and Sookie get back together after this, I quit this show.

Now reading: New Show Recap: True Blood, Episode 5.07, “In The Beginning” in New Show Recap on Persephone Magazine.

I ain’t been to med school or fairy school or nothin’, so if you can put it in terms a late man could understand I’d appreciate it.


Oh, Jason Stackhouse. You are an adorable dummy.

If last week was treading water, “In The Beginning,” this entry in our beloved True Blood, is a cannonball off the high dive. Bear with me — analogies aren’t really my thing. Most this season has been a long excuse to get Bill and Eric back into a scene with Russell so that Denis O’Hare could chew all the scenery. And now that it’s happened, oh, it’s just so good. Let’s get right to it, yeah?

Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Episode 3.18, “Earshot” | Persephone Magazine

You know what? I was wrong. You are an idiot. My life happens to, on occasion, suck beyond the telling of it. Sometimes more than I can handle. And it’s not just mine. Every single person down there is ignoring your pain because they’re too busy with their own. The beautiful ones. The popular ones. The guys that pick on you. Everyone. If you could hear what they were feeling. The loneliness. The confusion. It looks quiet down there. It’s not. It’s deafening.