2023 has just begun, and it’s time to learn new things and dig deeper into our gothic side to enjoy the morbid and unusual. Let’s start with something light and dark, shall we?
Card Games And Fairy Tales
New Year’s greetings, Biters! Let’s kick 2023 off with a rather odd choice for a GBM article. I want to look at Yu-Gi-Oh!.
Now, I want to discuss something other than the anime or manga. I want to look at the real-world trading card game, but even more so, one card in particular, The Unhappy Maiden.
Continue reading “The Little Match Girl As A Maiden And Unhappy Girl”
It starts from the idea of being in a confined place such as a grave by mistake. It’s a fear of premature death.
Six Feet Deep
For as long as I can remember, I have had a deep fear of being buried alive. More specifically, I was worried that the people around me would find me in the form of suspended animation. Resulting in not being able to tell that I was really alive, and they would think I was dead and bury me.
And then I would come to in a dark coffin with little oxygen and not being able to move. I would terrorize myself with this thought while trying to go to sleep at night. Why would I do that? Well, I have always been fascinated by the macabre, even when it scares the hell out of me.
Continue reading “Phobia Week Taphophobia”
The Haunting of Hill House is an eminently recommended Netflix series. It’s not like your average paranormal series. It has a psychological factor at play, and it’s one of those series you must start from the beginning and watch in order until the very end to understand the magnitude of the house’s heritage.
The Official Summary of The Haunting of Hill House
Explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country.
Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past, some of which still lurk in their minds while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House.
Continue reading “Netflix’s Gothic The Haunting of Hill House”
So I want to apologize to our subscribers. Not only have I not written an
article in a while. Sorry, life happened! But also I’m about to go into a
death-related rant. I apologize. On with the rant!
The Death Expert Is Back
Now, as our usual readers know, I am Gothic Bite Magazine‘s Death Expert, which means I write articles about death and whatnot. However, it has come to my attention that the media: television, movies, books, among other platforms, love to make anything related to death, evil.
And, as a Death Positivity Advocate, this irritates me. These platforms and services are why people in this part of the world, i.e., Western society, have death anxiety.
Continue reading “Death Is Not Evil”
The visual arts are art forms such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, filmmaking, design, crafts, and architecture. Many artistic disciplines involve aspects of the visual arts as well as arts of other types. — Wikipedia
A Moment of Passing
A while back, Alyssa Monks shared moving insights in her TEDx Talk on art. She talked about how she tried another painting style set in nature, to rekindle her flame after her mother’s passing.
gave me pause to reflect on creative writing as another act of art that
penetrates the unknown. Specifically, it conveys the importance of allowing
life to freely grace itself into the work. Letting nature’s truths on creation
and death, on love and loss, reveal themselves in a more pure, unvarnished way.
Continue reading “The Art of Letting Go”
“The movement seeks to eliminate the silence around death-related topics, decrease anxiety surrounding death, and encourages more diversity in end of life care options available to the public.” — Wikipedia
Life Is Impermanent
I was initially going to write an article on “green funerals,” but I thought I’d do something different. You see, I can rant for hours about all the different ways you can handle your body after you die.
How to plan your funeral before you die, and so on. However, I think it would be beneficial to talk about why I find the Death Positivity Movement so important.
Continue reading “Why Death Positivity is Important”
We might believe vampires don’t exist but back in medieval Europe it was common to protect oneself from a bloodsucking creature. Continue reading The Burial of Vampires
Imagine walking in a cemetery. The grass perfectly trimmed, the stairs swept, and the grave markers and tombstones are clean.
Your loved ones resting place is in good hands. This above is the job of a cemetery caretaker. Continue reading Memoirs of a Cemetery Caretaker
Death is something that either fascinates people or leaves them afraid. It is common to see the truth of a person on its death bed.
It is also common to wonder if they’ll come back or go to heaven or the switch as merely turned off. Either way, ghosts are part of our history. Continue reading Ghostly Origins
Death is a delicate subject for many. It is not a word we like to use or talk about. Sometimes it causes trauma, brings the worst in people and causes sadness…
but what if I told you L.A. Maciel, our new writer, has another view on death? Continue reading Death Anxiety or Positivity