Paranormal Footprints will be down for maintenance next week. We’re in the process of migrating the site to its own subscription and carrying out some essential work on security and updates. I don’t know how long it’ll be offline while this is taking place, but hopefully it shouldn’t be too long.
This is in preparation for the site’s relaunch, with new stuff and possibly a new layout.
Updates will appear on our Facebook page, so if you haven’t already Liked it and would like to keep up-to-date, why not head over there now to do that?
I know there haven’t been updates for a while. I’ve been remiss and unmotivated. Most of my time has been spent on several other projects, which means Paranormal Footprints has been sadly neglected but not forgotten.
One of the big projects I’ve been working on is my RMXP project Paranormality: Portals. Specifically, I’ve been focused on creating some resources for it, since I’ve (re)discovered the joys of Daz3D, a free 3D software and content creator, and I’ve been having lots of fun with it,this has been quite time-consuming because I’m still learning its nuances.
Paranormal Footprints Facebook Page
For those of you who have been following our Facebook page, you’ll know that I’m no longer actively supporting it and no longer posting articles. This is mainly because of a number of things I discovered about Facebook that really got my goat up. I don’t agree with the way they use their EdgeRank system to severely limit page reach (just to get you to pay) or how they use our information. Tina may post things she finds interesting from time to time, however, not necessarily just paranormal but spiritual and topical as well.
What I will do is promote pages (old and new) and give them a mention PZ’s timeline, provided they’re paranormal, spiritual, psychic and esoteric in nature. A share-for-share is optional, but isn’t necessary. I may post one per day or several throughout the day – depending on several things – but I will catch up eventually and then will try and get the links up on the Paranormal Footprints Network as well. I’ll also be revamping the entire section soon as well.
I’ve decided to disable the Online Store on this site. I simply don’t have the time or motivation to write new materials or to update it. It’s not completely abandoned, however, as we still have plans for it for some time in 2015. Tina and I have put it on the backburner until then, with new materials and products available. Thanks to all those who have already purchased some of our ebooks.
The Newsletter is also being disabled. At the moment, this just isn’t worth the time or effort. There aren’t enough updates to justify keeping it. Although its subscriber base is quite large, I suspect most of these are fake accounts, so this may need to be addressed as well.
I’ll try to update this blogsite more regularly as part of my new time management regime.
One of the most unique things about American Horror Story: Freakshow is its use of living "freaks" (I don’t like that word, but it’s pertinent to the topic). The people with physical deformities who star in the show are quite amazing people.
Mat Fraser was born with an extremely rare congenital disorder known as phocomelia. He was born with both arms being malformed after his mother taking prescribed thalidomide during her pregnancy.
"Phocomelia" means "seal-like limbs". The first recorded person with the disorder was Polish-American Stanislaus Berent, who was born in 1901 and died in 1980 aged 78-79. He performed in many freak shows, including the World Circus Sideshow in 1941 under the name of Sealo the Seal Boy (often stylized to just Sealo). Mat Fraser’s 2001 play Sealboy: Freak debuted in 2001. It was inspired by Berent’s life, but also referenced Mat’s own experiences.
There are many more of these extra ordinary artists on the American Horror Story FX channel at Youtube, including Ben Woolf who plays Meep and suffers from pituitary dwarfism, Jyoti Amge (Ma Petite) has achondroplasia and is the world’s smallest living woman, and Rosa Siggins (Legless Suzi) who was born with sacral agenesis, among others.
When you listen to their stories you realise just how remarkable they really are and how lucky you are. AHS: Freakshow is (or will be) an eye-opener for those close-minded, ignorant people who segregate "freaks" because of their deformities and because they’re different.
American Horror Story: Freakshow premieres tonight on FX at 10pm. After so much hype, the show is finally here.
Now, I’m a huge fan of AHS and haven’t missed an episode, so I’m really looking forward to watching the series. In fact, according to an article in the Daily Mail, the season premiere reached a record 10 million viewers. FX has, therefore, already confirmed a fifth season without question, scheduled now for October 2015.
General site security has been updated. Paranormal Footprints is already protected by the DMCA, but additional measures have been taken to protect important files and the site itself.
Comments are also safeguarded against spam through Akismet.
The entire site should now be backed up every week instead of every two weeks. This allows greater flexibility to restore the blogsite to a previous state if things go wrong.
The online store is moving back to its original store location due to a rethink about PF’s overall "business model", the details of which are currently being finalised and should be implemented at the beginning of next month.
Although I’m not able to write as many ebooks for the store as I’d like, there will be more products and services available. This includes selected affiliate websites, which we’ve tried and tested and which we deem to be top quality. Tina (my other half and co-owner of Paranormal Footprints and I will be offering several of our services online and will begin our classes most likely in the New Year.
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