playpen posts

  • at 23:48 on 01-03-2017

    I was going to mention that in a comment, but I was too engaged with reading the article and it totally slipped my mind.  Incidentally, the detail of a frog scraping its own eyes out o...

  • at 17:15 on 28-01-2017

    I actually have a copy of The Wine-Dark Sea in paperback, although it is unfortunately the American edition which misses "The Stains", among others. I have found Cold Hand in Mine</i...

  • at 06:06 on 20-01-2017

    Bit apropos of nothing, but I think that my recent reading may be of interest to the greater Ferretbrain community, such as it is: James Blaylock's understated, lightly satirical supernatural ...

  • at 22:08 on 12-12-2016

    To be fair to Trump's quasi-reactionary supporters, I do think that the true roots of their grievances and the emotions that arise from them are not inherently invalid: A lot of these guys, wh...

  • at 16:30 on 11-12-2016

    Apologies for my presumptuousness, Robinson. This line of conversation tends to make me a bit grim and unfriendly, I confess.  I happen to quite agree with you on the whole notion that...

  • at 00:16 on 09-12-2016

    P.S. Clinton won the popular vote by two-and-a-half million votes. This difference between the popular vote and what the electoral college has been given is the widest since Samuel Tilden trad...

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  • 07:29, 29-05-2017 on Rethinking Prometheus:

    Having finally seen this film for myself, I must say that I largely agree with the interpretation put forth here, as well as Art...

  • 20:42, 12-03-2017 on Machen Fairies Grim Again:

    To which I would respond that Machen seems unusually aware of the shittiness of his own society in its treatment of women and gi...

  • 00:56, 11-03-2017 on Machen Fairies Grim Again:

    See, I'm not so sure given the implied nature of the magic that the narrator learns. Many of the rituals that she describes have...

  • 20:19, 09-03-2017 on Machen Fairies Grim Again:

    Was "N" not in any of these? Because there is a passage in that one relating to the Fall which puts Ambrose's theory of evil in ...

  • 23:45, 01-03-2017 on Lumley's Little Bites:

    Possibly it is a nod to the fact that one of Lumley’s stories - The Night Sea-Maid Went Down - a...

  • 00:56, 21-01-2017 on People are Insects:

    I'm glad you enjoyed this one, Sören! It certainly is a curious tale, yet one which pulled at my heartstrings in a way that...

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