Arthur started a blog (new defunct) initially to make fun of Dan getting a blog. And then started posting in it. Then he started posting stuff here instead. Then an alarming amount of time passed and he ended up as Ferretbrain's second editor after Wardog passed on the torch. He also maintains a blog at Refereeing & Reflection, where he drones on about roleplaying games in way more detail than a general audience would care about.
- at 09:58 on 12-09-2017 link Were anyone to write one, I'd be glad to publish.
- at 03:33 on 11-09-2017 link I am working towards Kiernan in my coverage of Mythos stuff but it may be a while.
- at 10:36 on 08-09-2017 link I haven't actually read any Copper to my recollection - might have to look into that. My understanding of Price's place in Lovecraft fandom is as follows: Phase 1: Fanzine/journal editor. Price produces Crypt of Cthulhu, presenting a mixture of fan essays and fiction. It is a useful early forum for Lovecraft scholarship. Phase 2: Anthology editor. Price lands a series of significant gigs editing Cthulhu Mythos anthologies. His encyclopedic knowledge of the field allows him ...
at 15:45 on 27-08-2017
Joshi's reaction now is particularly odd given his reaction to Price's comments back in 2015:
Well, NecronomiCon Providence (August 20–23) has come and gone, and it was a tremendous event. I fear, however, that it didn’t get off on a very good start, as the opening ceremonies featured a surprisingly lifeless and mechanical summary by Leslie Klinger of the basic facts of Lovecraft’s biography (do we really need such a recitation at such an event?), followed by a rather ...
at 15:29 on 27-08-2017
That Price said some obnoxious stuff that made him unwelcome as a convention speaker is not much of a surprise to me. The man is on the record as a hardcore Trumpist (a Shining Trumpezohedron, if you will) with nuclear-level Islamophobia. I've done a little digging and found the comments which got him banned; note that Joshi doesn't quote them in his post, mostly because if he did then it'd completely torpedo his point.
If we can manage to look past [Lovecraft’s] racism, ...
- at 13:25 on 07-06-2017 link We had a bit of downtime there due to a server upgrade - please poke if you notice any issues.
- at 11:36 on 23-05-2017 link It definitely has that "newly made antique" look that was so inspirational to The Man In the High Castle.
- at 10:28 on 22-05-2017 link I raised an eyebrow when the headline called her Dick's "muse", given that he put a lot of energy into demonising her. But then I saw that the text of the obituary acknowledges that, and she used the term herself, which I guess shows who took the high road there.
- at 11:12 on 19-04-2017 link (It has been noted that to log in and migrate to Dreamwidth you need to accept the new TOS. However, consider the following: - If you're just logging in to migrate your account and then delete it from LJ, then boom, job done. The new TOS can only be used to police what you post on LJ's own service, once you've migrated away from there then that's that. - Although worrying about the authorities in Russia poking about in your LJ is a genuine risk, let's be realistic: even if the FSB were int...
- at 20:40 on 18-04-2017 link Yeah, the people I know who have Livejournals all seem to be migrating them to Dreamwidth.
- at 13:16 on 07-04-2017 link The Hugo nominations are out, and it looks like the Rabid Puppies/Sad Puppies more or less entirely failed to shit all over them this year. So far as I can find out, the Sad Puppies didn't even put out a slate. The Rabid Puppies did, but it was of limited effect: several categories have no Rapid finalists at all, and there's no category which is dominated by Rabid Pups, so there'll be healthy competition all round even after people have duly placed the pup candidates beneath "NO AWARD". In the Best...
at 16:10 on 05-04-2017
Where I could see the anthology model working is if they churned out a monthly Gotham/Bat Family anthology, Tales from the Green Lantern Corps anthology, mutants anthology, Spider Family anthology, Asgard anthology, Atlantis anthology, etc. I imagine some of the others would be a bit more difficult to categorize, but I'm sure you could do it with a bit of creativity, and the many team books (Justice League, Avengers, Titans ...) could easily be geared to supporting this model.<...
- at 11:59 on 05-04-2017 link What are people's thoughts on this Marvel executive talking like diversity is killing their franchise? Obviously, the comment itself is dreadful, but it kind of reflects this deadful bind that Marvel are in here. The problem is that the stock-in-trade of a superhero franchise is iconic characters, and modifying a large roster of iconic characters puts you in a catch-22. On the one hand, if they take an existing character and change them up to introduce more diversity, then they end up losi...
- at 23:38 on 01-03-2017 link Thanks!
- at 08:43 on 20-01-2017 link That all sounds interesting!
- at 16:48 on 07-01-2017 link I don't know - setting aside Anna Foerster's butt preferences, there may well have been orders from on high to ensure a certain level of butt shots. The Underworld folk know their audience, after all. But if you don't remember that many, then there probably aren't any as blatant as "Selene strides through a door whilst the camera crawls along behind her at butt level" from the first movie or "Selene crawls through a duct whilst the camera crawls along behind her at butt level" from Awaken...