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The K-Files


Welcome to the latest edition of the K-Files. This week I have decided to do something a bit different.

This is the space where I usually write some kind of summary or teaser of the article you're about to read. Typically I try to make it sound as interesting as possible to get you to follow the upcoming link to the full article. Well, this week I'm doing things a bit differently. Like the allure of a box with a question mark on it, I will just say that this is a rare K-Files unlike anything I've presented thus far. I dare you to not read further.

You'd really better get ready, 'cause here come The K-Files...

:: Special Report ::

If you're reading this right now, then I congratulate you. You've stumbled into a behind the scenes look of the creative process involved in bringing you these K-Files articles (just about) every week.

The whole process begins Wednesday morning, right after I post the latest edition online. I usually try to come up with a topic within the first few days. For the most part, they come from memorable Coast to Coast AM episodes over the weekend. Failing that, I will occasionally get inspiration from movies, books, or internet articles I find in my weekly information scrounging. I then spend the next few days trying to organize exactly what it is that I want to say on the chosen subject.

If I'm lucky, and have enough free time on my hands, I will occasionally get a head start on the actual writing process. However, for the most part, the bulk of the actual writing happens on Tuesday nights. The typical Tuesday involves me working as a night cashier at the local grocery store until around midnight. To help pass the 2 to 3 hours of standing around uselessly, I bring a piece of notebook paper to scribe out my ideas in preparation for typing them up on my computer. If everything goes well, I should have enough scribbled down by the end of my shift that I can get the article finished by around 2am.

Before uploading it to the net, I usually give the finished product a few scans in search of glaring typos and the like. Although, as you longtime readers may have noticed, I usually don't bother myself too greatly with editing. I prefer the spontaneous, casual approach to my writing. Too much proofreading usually makes the final product read like it was written for a 12th grade English class. My goal is to make something interesting to read, so I can only hope that I succeed in that respect.

Some of you may be wondering why I'm explaining this all to you as opposed to the usual paranormal commentary. Well...in all honesty, I had nothing else to write about this week. Simple as that.

Back when this column was known as Ghost Files, I had several sources of paranormal news stories that I could comment on. However, since I have evolved the format to cover mostly personal commentary on the esoteric field in general, I rely more heavily on personal inspiration than breaking news. And this week I was simply at a loss for inspiration.

There were a few ideas spinning around in my mind, but none that I felt I could elaborate on for any kind of meaningful article. Primary among these was Ian Punnett's Coast to Coast Live interview with "Simon" regarding the Necronomicon. I was able to catch the last half hour of the show (as is usually the case with me), and it sounded pretty interesting. The way Simon masked his voice seemed to me that his message just might be one worth listening to. So I downloaded the episode using Streamlink--the first time I've downloaded an episode in months, I might add--and tried listening to it over the last couple of days. However, and no offense to Ian, I found it a tad on the boring side. I couldn't get past the first hour without losing interest.

So that being said, here we are. I wasn't sure that I would be able to do it, but I just finished this week's K-Files completely off-hand and spontaneously. I really do enjoy writing these every week, so didn't want to just skip it, but with nothing interesting to write about, I decided to just sit down and let my fingers do the work. I'm not quite sure of the point of this week's edition, other than a personal challenge to BS my way through a few paragraphs. But if you stuck with it this long and are still reading, then I tip my hat to your dedication. You are a true K-Files fan.

With that I will now bring this experiment to a close. I will also announce that I will be taking my leave next week. Hard to believe, but fall semester classes are about to begin, and until I can get my schedule worked out, things are going to be pretty hectic at the house of Khyron. Expect new content just in time to say goodbye to August. Until then, good night, good luck, and thanks for reading.

:: Dead End ::


Well, that's all for this week. I trust you enjoyed your trip into this shadowy nether-realm known only as the K-Files.

For the latest updates on the world of Khyron, bookmark http://www.khyron.net/. With content updated regularly, you're sure to find your fix for all things entertaining and paranormal. As always, feel free to send any questions/comments/suggestions to KFiles@khyron.net.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next  K-Files, arriving sometime next week. Later.

~Khyron, 2006.


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