Autodidact extraordinaire. Occasional experimental musician. Possibly the only Thomas Ligotti fan here more strident than Arthur. Appreciator of anime and animal-people. Far from as laconic as this description may indicate.

playpen posts

  • at 01:03 on 13-11-2018

    @Arthur, re: The Dick and Moorcock series: I’m glad to hear that you’ll be getting back to those eventually. I adore those.  @Robinson: That’s a lovely offer! Thank y...

  • at 03:31 on 08-11-2018

    There is a certain bittersweet irony to the fact that on the same day that Ferretbrain’s closure was announced, the very thing that compelled me to start commenting on and ideally write ...

  • at 06:54 on 02-08-2018

    I think I shall check that out later!  As for recent reading of my own, Arthur’s review of The Manual of Detection convinced me to give it a go and, what do you know, I re...

  • at 05:14 on 19-07-2018

    @Robinson: Pure pacifism is my ideal, but violence in a purely defensive capacity does not morally offend me so much as it strikes me as a depressing potential eventuality when dealing with vi...

  • at 06:34 on 16-07-2018

    Also, I thought jingai was the standard neutral term for “foreigner,” with gaijin being deeply offensive? Although I assume that’s your point here. And it’...

  • at 06:30 on 16-07-2018

    @Raymond H: I’m with Robinson when it comes to institutions like the military on an ideological level, I think, but by the same token I think that I would congratulate you should you att...

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