I started out 2015 in Delaware, a little state, in fact the first state but one that most forget is even a state since it’s known for… ummm… well… ummm… being the home state of Vice President Joe Biden? Okay so I admit before I moved there I pretty much forgot it as well. I have nothing against the state but to say I enjoyed my time there would be a pretty big lie, not because of the state itself but my living situation had me considering whether 40-ish years on this planet were enough. Luckily I had a friend as good as Cult willing to help me out.
So in late June I arrived in Tucson, AZ after somewhat of a rocky trip but nothing too bad to be greeted by Cult! I’ve moved several times in my life as most people do but I had never gone anywhere prior to coming to Arizona that instantly felt like home. There may be nothing I enjoy more from an aesthetic standpoint as a mountain view and Tucson is ringed by them in every direction you look. The mountains here aren’t the giant majesties of The Rockies, a little to the north, but I never get tired of that view. They never fail to amaze me every morning as I step outside and I hope I never take that for granted. Also its sunny almost every day here in Tucson and that goes a long way toward improving the mood. I’ve never lived somewhere that doesn’t get snow and all I can say every damn day is Halle-fucking-lujah! I can’t even put into words how much I hate the snow and cold and shoveling, does anyone enjoy shoveling mountains of snow? If you do you’re a freak, stay away from me! I’m leaving out some very important personal bits of awesome that made 2015 a great year but not everything needs to be for public consumption, all I will say is I am the happiest I’ve been in a very long time and I see it staying that way for a good long time as well.
Aside from our original work Cult and I are both huge fans of horror movies, naturally, and metal so we wanted to share that love with anyone who cared. We started covering just what movies and music we found on our own but it turns out some people actually enjoyed what we do and how we could help promote their product. Due to that we’ve made several friends along the way from a slew of up and coming filmmakers to bands to some artists as well. Also instead of having to search out everything ourselves, we receive tons of music from various labels and PR firms (generally about 20-30 albums a week!) and movie screeners from numerous filmmakers, honestly it’s all a little overwhelming at times and we can’t get to it all. With all of that coming our way, which we do our best to share with all of you, 2015 saw our little site go from a few hits a day to now hundreds every day and we hope that continues to expand through 2016, to put it in perspective we went from maybe 100-200 visitors per week at the start of the year to now about 1500 per week or more and we seem to just keep growing.
Due to the exposure we’ve garnered along with the mountain of material that comes to us now weekly. It’s hard for Cult and I to continue doing it all alone so a few months ago we asked some of our friends to contribute as well and we hope to expand on our little Scribbler Crew as we move into 2016. Cult and I would like to thank Kevin Hurtack, Christopher Zisi and Kieran Fisher for contributing this year and as they are able to going forward. We’re happy to have them on board with us and all they’ve contributed. As we continue on I’m sure we’ll have some more people contributing throughout 2016 as we have some very talented friends! Also a big thanks to our friends Jimmy Lee Combs, Chris of Werewolves In Siberia and the guys in Tribulance (you’ll be seeing more of them in 2016!) for contributing some year-end “Best of” lists to go along with Cult’s and my own.
Private Investigator Jamie Windstein finally lands a real case to work on away from the doldrums of chasing cheaters when millionaire Thomas Combs comes to her with a missing person case. Jamie loves a good mystery and the case turns out to be more of one than she might be able to bear. Just what happened at The Mormont Home for Children and more importantly who exactly is Jimmy Reimse? Murder, mystery and messages scrolled on body parts leave Jamie searching for answers her own way. Everyone has secrets, even Jamie herself.