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Kino McFarland
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With a love for theatrics and a passion for writing, Kino McFarland began building a career of storytelling through word and film at a young age. She was a valued member of her high school’s drama club and later went on to perform at The Ohio Renaissance Festival as a street character.

The sideshow bug bit Kino at the Renaissance Festival and she began performing with the Pickled Brothers Circus and FreakShow Deluxe as Hannah Bel. Her skills as a glass walker, escape artist, and more have allowed her to perform with bands such as the Insane Clown Posse and GWAR. While traveling with sideshows, Kino refined her writing skills with Full Sail University.

Kino writes primarily dark subjects with a hint of comedy, which can be attributed to her experience with vaudevillian performers and showmen. Vampires, witches, and ghosts are some of her most beloved subjects, as are the many people and personalities that she has encountered while traveling the country. She firmly believes that only an oblivious person can write a boring character. The best characters are all around us.

Kino's penchant for horror placed her in the special feature documentary, "Friday's Legacy: Horror Conventions," which is on the 2009 rerelease DVD of Friday the 13th Part 2. Her film credits range from being a Production Assistant and Photographer for Revelation Trail to directing and writing her own films, such as Hangry and The Beasts of the Earth, the latter of which received the award for Best Sound Design at the 48 Hour Film Project.

Kino is currently living in Seattle where she is writing her next film project, Kerosene (a horror film set in the Cascade Mountains), due to go into production in Spring 2015. In addition, she is developing a suspense novel, Wandering, about a nomadic couple who dream of the apocalypse. Kino also serves as a contributor to Living Dead Magazine.

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If you love horror and are on Tumblr, follow livingdeadmagazine.tumblr.com/. News, reviews, and art features (often featuring deviantART artists) are posted on a daily basis.
Against my better judgment, I created a new goth group RaisedByBats since so many of the goth groups that exist have inactive admins. I might not post all the time, but I am always on to at least check submissions.

I like swastikas and Nazis

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 11:58 PM


I made a Facebook status recently as a sort of social test. It made little sense, but it was mostly about just trying to see how people would react. As a writer, I do this a lot as part of my people-watching so I can get a better understanding of people. Occasionally, I am like a mad scientist creating situations that probably should not be happening. (However, I do not go out of my way to create drama-- I am not a child. If something I post starts leaning in that direction, I fix the problem.)

The post said, "I like swastikas and Nazis." Immediately, I had several IMs saying that I must have been hacked... because it was such a strange thing to say and "no one in their right mind likes Nazis."

Truthfully, I do like swastikas and Nazis. I do not agree with Nazi thought or any of that, but I am completely fascinated by them. I find the aesthetic of Nazis to be beautiful. The swastika itself is a beautiful, angular symbol... and it has so much power. An accidental swastika in a piece of fabric gets the fabric pulled. Nazis are still a sensitive subject and people don't want to see swastikas anywhere...

However, the more you are afraid of something being seen and the more you take it down, the more powerful it becomes. People are still afraid. If I decorated my room in swastikas, I would lose friends and become hated over a symbol. Of course I understand why it is such a sensitive subject and I understand that there is still a lot of pain. I don't blame anyone for hating Nazis and their symbols, but isn't the best way to remove their power over you to make them meaningless? Isn't that how Harry Potter defeats the boggart?

Just some random thoughts for the day.

  • Mood: Tender
  • Listening to: Gild the Mourn
  • Reading: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  • Drinking: Water
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AbalamAnderson Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I want to invite you to join my group ( FantasyLegends ) and to submit your wonderful art with us! :D Also, if you have it ? Can you please donate to me so I can make this group a Super Group! If you decide to donate to me, click this link: abalamanderson.deviantart.com/… and I'll be very happy to feature you as well! La la la la La la la la La la la la 

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VFreie Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Hi, and welcome to :iconthewrittenrevolution: theWrittenRevolution!
There are lots of things you can get involved in:

Bullet; Red we post monthly writing prompts (that include prizes, and a chat event during the month to help people with their pieces),

Bullet; Black publishing opportunities from other sites (whenever we come across one!),

Bullet; White we have a monthly feature that includes a deserving member, two of the best critiques we've seen during the month, and two helpful writing resources,

Bullet; Red a monthly affiliates feature of two Literature groups,

Bullet; Black and a biweekly-ish article in which one of our admins gives an in-depth critique to one of our members' work that hasn't received much feedback.


We'll soon be reviving our chatroom with weekly activities, so stay tuned for that too. :D (Big Grin)

We also have Facebook and Twitter accounts. On our profile page you will find links to the latest of all the activities I listed up here and to our social networks that will help you keep updated, so feel free to look around and ask if you have any questions, we're here to help!

Welcome to the revolution. I salute you!
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LumpySpacePrincess11 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your gallery <3 +Watch xx
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Cinestress Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you for all the :+favlove:!
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LumpySpacePrincess11 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome xxxxxxxx
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