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Fixing Things, Recruiting People…Muggle Business

Written by Nik. Posted in Featured, News & Updates

Yes, we know we have been inactive as hell, and have been promising a return. We apologize for the extended multitude of delays. Life continues to get in the way. But we are working on back-end problems to ensure that our visitors are safe when they visit and interact on this site.
Also, we have run into a bit of a snag with content. We would like to expand to other fandoms, but need some fresh blood ideas from some new writers and creators. If you have a love of any fandom and wish to contribute either on a regular basis, or just once in awhile, please see the post below.

We will be posting sporadically here and there with things that pop into our twisted little minds. To keep tabs on us, follow us on Twitter. Keep checking back to see what we are up to!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Guest Writers Wanted!

Written by Jason. Posted in Featured, News & Updates

We are currently looking for few guest writers to feature here on Muggles Behaving Badly.net! Not just Fandom Contributors. Though, they are welcome too! We are looking to establish a regular writing team for the site, and we know you’re out there, just waiting for this opportunity, so here ya go!

First off: Sorry, we cannot pay you, but we can show off your work in our features section, and main sections of the site. We are in need of a few talented writers to fill out the following sections:

– Tales from the Bookcase
· Silly, but honest book reviews & shameless promotions of lesser known authors

– The Muggle Review
· Reviews of television, movies, games, and other odds and ends.

– Opinions and Such
· Just tell it like it is. Must be some sort of fandom related.

– Fandom Farce Writers
· Creative writers and fanfiction writers welcome! This portion is underdevelopment and we are in desperate need to get it started.

What We Want
· All writings must be well written, free of any sensitive materials, images, and done in good taste. We will not accept any forms of writing that bash or discriminate against anyone or anything. Political or Opinion writings must contain critical thinking and be well rounded to provide a particular point.

· We have a grammar Nazi on the team, so all writing must be free from major spelling or grammatical errors. Unless required for a creative writing / fanfiction piece.

· You will not be paid for your work! We are broke and can’t pay for your words, just offer a place to publish them.

· Regular contributors and writers may be asked to write fulltime, or given an elevated site account to publish work on a regular schedule.

· Not all writings will be featured on the main page of the site, but promoted in the Updates & Such area / sidebar.

· At anytime a writer becomes a Pre-Madonna or pain in the ass, we retain the right to remove all works from the site without notice.

· We do not offer copyright or trademarking for submitted work, and cannot accept any works that are copyrighted, trademarked or already solicited.

· Any work that is already solicited, we can review and promote at our discretion.

How to Become A Guest Writer
Simply email us at bad.muggle.staff(at)gmail.com with:

1. Your Name, Age (yes, we have to know), and Where in the word you reside.
2. Which area/areas and topics you would like to contribute to
3. A Sample of your work
4. How often you would like to contribute.

Final Girls by Mira Grant

Written by Nik. Posted in books, The Muggle Review

It’s short, sweet, and one hell of a good read! Once again, Mira Grant brings her unique style to the table, and does not disappoint. Final Girls is the latest work of Mira Grant, author of the NewsFlesh Trilogy and Parasitology Trilogy, in novella fashion. While the story is short and sweet, it packs a punch! This time she brings us into an all new “what could be” scenario that has become Mira’s playground and our possible future.

The story revolves around a young journalist who is sent to debunk another pseudoscience that takes phycological therapy to a whole new level. Imagine going to a therapist office to deal with whatever skeletons are in your closet, and being locked away in a full immersion virtual reality machine that helps you get over your demons, by fighting them in a horror movie setting! Yeah, screw the therapy, I just want to play in someone else’s nightmare. Here’s the official Book Synopsis:

What if you could fix the worst parts of yourself by confronting your worst fears?

Dr. Jennifer Webb has invented proprietary virtual reality technology that purports to heal psychological wounds by running clients through scenarios straight out of horror movies and nightmares. In a carefully controlled environment, with a medical cocktail running through their veins, sisters might develop a bond they’ve been missing their whole lives—while running from the bogeyman through a simulated forest. But…can real change come so easily?

Esther Hoffman doubts it. Esther has spent her entire journalism career debunking pseudoscience, after phony regression therapy ruined her father’s life. She’s determined to unearth the truth about Dr. Webb’s budding company. Dr. Webb’s willing to let her, of course, for reasons of her own. What better advertisement could she get than that of a convinced skeptic? But Esther’s not the only one curious about how this technology works. Enter real-world threats just as frightening as those created in the lab. Dr. Webb and Esther are at odds, but they may also be each other’s only hope of survival.

With her new novella Final Girls, bestselling, award-winning author Mira Grant has conjured a heart-stopping, gut-wrenching story filled with as many twists as it is versions of reality. Grant offers a chilling exploration of how surviving horrors might define us all.

The story is a great bit of fiction, that as usual with Mira’s style, some Brainiac Scientist is probably working on right now. Also, a quick read for those wanting something to tide them over in between releases of other books. The only the bummer about Final Girls is the price. If you enjoy being able to read off your phone or a Kindle, the price is just right, $4.99. But for me, I love the smell of newly printed books, and being able to physically turn a page. So the $31 price tag for a one hundred twelve page novella hit a little hard. My fault, but still a bit much. But in all, well worth it!

Steven Moffat Is Attempting to Kill Off Whovians (Spoiler Free!)

Written by Nik. Posted in Featured, Opinions & Such

If you are a Whovian like me, Series 10 has been one rollercoaster of a season. Each week I feel like I am suffering from massive heart failure, over and over again. Especially knowing that we will be facing an all too soon regeneration next week. Last week’s episode, 11, “World Enough and Time” started off as usual with a “ho-hum what are they getting into now”, to an all-out tear jerking, jaw dropping, what the Hell! ending. So what is all this leading to? Since this Series will mark the last for Steven Moffat, so he says, I honestly believe he is attempting to kill off the Whovian Community. I even expressed this to the BBC via twitter with no response, yet.

First was the teaser in The Lie of the Land (Episode 8), then last week’s revelation and beginning sequence hinting of what’s to come. But again, I nearly died and fussed up a storm on twitter, as we were promised this wouldn’t happen just yet. We all know that Moffat can be a bit sadistic with his show’s fans, (Sherlock took how many years for Series 4, and each series has only three episodes). If all this is build up for Twelve’s regeneration, I may not make it to Christmas, which is when many are speculating the actual full regeneration is to take place. So, if you are like me, the answer is yes, Moffat is trying to kill us so he can get his final jollies off before her retires from Doctor Who.

15 Shocking Revelations from Lauren Z Ray

Written by Jason. Posted in Fan Contributions, Featured

It’s a rare thing when we open our emails and find something that isn’t spam and is worth checking out. Today’s Fan Contribution comes from Lauren Z Ray who put together an amazing video, 15 Shocking Revelations. In this video Lauren acts out the phases of the newly inducted Harry Potter fan. For some this is an amazing trip down memory lane. Thanks for sharing Lauren! Job Well Done!

See the Video Below: