It’s a little funny to be starting this “week in review” series up again at the end of the year like this. But, start as you mean to continue, right? Also, the depressive haze of “nowhere to go, no one to see, nothing to do” of quarantine and the slow apocalypse has decided to lift … Continue reading Week in Review: 22-29 December 2021
But Lovecraft often seems to walk on the knife's edge separating an annihilating Truth (accessible through rational scientific inquiry) and the safety of a recognizable supernatural reality (manageable through superstition and mystical belief).
And none of this even begins to touch on the issue, "Nic Cage is a meme." Because once you have been transformed into a hollow vector for self-replicating situational humor, you cease to be able to generate meaning for yourself.
Read: Books: When I Grow up I want to be a Futurist. Badminton, N.The Only Harmless Great Thing. Bolano, B. "Prodigy of Dreams," "Ms. Rinaldi's Angel," "The Tsalal," and "Mad Night of Atonement" in The Nightmare Factory. Ligotti, T."Protestant and Catholics." HPL to Frank Belknap Long, collected in Against Religion: the atheist writings of H. P. Lovecraft. 2010. Articles: "Lovecraft, Witch Cults, and … Continue reading Week in Review 2019: 003
Read: Dreams from the Witch House, female voices in Lovecraftian Horror. Lynne Jamneck, ed.Buffalo Soldier. Maurice Broaddus.Wasteland, the Great War and the origins of modern horror. W. Scott Poole.People's Republic of Everything. Nick Mamatas.Isherwood on Writing. Christopher Isherwood.Neonomicon. Alan Moore."Walking Awake". N. K. Jemisin."The Medusa" and "Conversations in a Dead Language". Thomas Ligotti. Conan and … Continue reading Week in Review 2019: 001 & 002