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.
- Alan Moore's Yuggoth Pastiches Here's that overview of Alan Moore's recent Cthulhu Mythos stuff you wanted. Mild content warning: Moore likes to use rape for shock value, there's extensive discussion of that here.
- Starry Wisdom, Vapid Songs Being an overview of the Cthulhu Mythos anthologies of Creation Books.
- A Few Non-Spoilery Things I Can Tell You About Solo (and One Minor Spoiler) The fandom debate over the new Star Wars movie will doubtless be breaking out over the next few days, but here's an initial salvo.
- Cronenberg's Cathode-Ray Puzzle Boxes Arrow Video's rerelease of Videodrome and David Cronenberg's early work revives both an old classic and some long-lost enigmas.
- Jim Jarmusch Via Germany, Part 3 Our tour of the works of the American auteur (via a German blu-ray boxed set) concludes with three off-kilter genre pieces.
- Jim Jarmusch Via Germany, Part 2 Continuing the journey through Jarmusch's back catalogue, featuring a Ghost Dog, a Crazy Horse, and a lot of caffeine and nicotine.
at 21:25 on 04-06-2018
I binged Aggretsuko over the weekend, it's pretty fun.permalink
at 10:29 on 01-06-2018
At the risk of sounding like an Internet grandpa... kids these days don't even know how to pirate right.permalink
at 12:08 on 29-05-2018
I'm reminded of the whole "Keikaku means plan" thing, which presumably came about because a fansubber was just very slightly too chicken to just plain use "plan" in that context.permalink
at 10:15 on 29-05-2018
My understanding (as someone who does not watch very much anime) is that dub quality with respect to anime has come forwards in leaps and bounds over recent years. I've been watching ...permalink
at 10:21 on 18-05-2018
Welcome back. :Dpermalink
at 08:40 on 25-04-2018
I'd personally go with Midnight Sun or Ancient Images out of that lot. Or possibly The Count of Eleven if you're up for something with a really dark sense of humour.permalink
- 10:34, 19-06-2018 on Jim Jarmusch Via Germany, Part 3:
Character performances, mood and aesthetic mostly. Though I will note that the protagonist of The Limits of Control does ...permalink
- 13:22, 18-06-2018 on Alan Moore's Yuggoth Pastiches:
If you have read The Courtyard and The Shadow Over Innsmouth I really don't think you need to read Neonomicon</...permalink
- 11:55, 18-06-2018 on Alan Moore's Yuggoth Pastiches:
1) It is. The context: the Dagon cultists have locked the woman in with the Deep One, with the expectation that the Dee...permalink
- 11:41, 14-06-2018 on Starry Wisdom, Vapid Songs:
I absolutely would not put it past Price to get an author's name wrong on a promoted table of contents.permalink
- 13:39, 11-06-2018 on A Successful Audition for the Darwin Award:
Yeah, I think any reading of the film where Asami is any sort of "hero" is simply untenable - when you take into account more or...permalink
- 17:35, 10-06-2018 on Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos and Its Imitators, Part 6:
Interesting. Was their better writing directed to the pulp market, or was it presented elsewhere? If they were deliberately writ...permalink