Though I am against a culture where people keep guns in their homes, I would happily lose the philosophical battle to win the political war. We have left behind a question of whether or not guns are a right, and we are faced with the absolute, undeniable, overwhelming, painful evidence that a society with open access to semi- or fully-automatic handguns and rifles, and other military grade equipment is one where its citizens are not safe.
A follow up on my review of The Grimscribe's Puppets: I have now read Thomas Ligotti. It changed my life. Thomas Ligotti can paint tableaus with his adjectives that repulse me. He can fill my head with images that burden me as they burden his protagonists. But no one has ever made me want to draw … Continue reading On Thomas Ligotti
The gist of the entry was that, actually, the death of female characters (prominent, recurring, anonymous, or otherwise) is played for emotional effect. Male characters, especially the nameless and often faceless ones, get their tickets punched more often and to less emotional effect, therefore proving that male lives are valued less female ones. There is nothing, superficially, wrong with this argument; with only the facts presented above, the conclusion is not unreasonable.
The hustle is a hard game. No one hustles if they can help it. You hustle when you need to get ahead, or need to catch a break and you don't have any other way of getting it. The hustle means every relationship can be a means to an end. I hustle my close friends. I hustle old bosses, and friendly acquaintances. I hustle at parties and in bars.
"I don't really want to see a ghost, but if someone said, 'Do you want to go to a haunted house and see a ghost?' I would say, 'Yes'." -- Kelly Link. Oct. 6, 2015. Brown University A review of The Grimscribe's Puppets by Justin Steele on arkhamdigest.com said, "Thomas Ligotti, one of the finest horror authors, … Continue reading Book Review: The Grimscribe’s Puppets, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. ED. Miskatonic River Press, 2013