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Preliminary thoughts re: Ramsey Campbell’s The Kind Folk

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:54:27 +0000

Are any of you familiar with Ramsey Campbell? Apparently he "is perhaps the world's most-honored author of horror fiction" and "has won more awards than any other living author of horror or dark fantasy." (The Wikipedia article features even higher praise; in speaking of him, author S. T. Joshi apparently wrote, "future generations will regard […]



Brief Review: The Disaster Artist

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 23:08:54 +0000

So I saw The Disaster Artist. Not a bad little film -- but if you haven't seen The Room (the movie whose making TDA depicts) yet and plan to watch both movies, I'd recommend starting with TDA. Basically, TDA can't answer its most intriguing questions, so what you're left with is the reveal that these […]



Thoughts on Let the Right One In (Swedish and American films + comparisons to novel)

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:51:14 +0000

Having finished reading John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel Let the Right One In (and the short story sequel, "Let the Old Dreams Die"), last night I watched the Swedish and American film versions back to back. And... it was an interesting experience. I first saw the American film nearly a year after I saw the Swedish […]



Trump’s Ambiguity Assault

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:06:08 +0000

So I admit that I've probably been less horrified by Trump's antics than most of the folks in my orbit. I mean, yeah, he consistently shows himself to be a ridiculous buffoon who's in no way up to the task of running the country -- but he's also often hilarious. I often talk about how […]



But I don’t blame China.

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 01:30:12 +0000

After all, who could blame one party for knowingly and eagerly taking advantage of another party in agreements that were supposed to work to the mutual benefit of both parties? Any lopsidedness in these agreements was clearly the fault of the United States -- and its stupid leaders, and its stupid people for electing those […]



Too Soon

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:35:53 +0000

Over the last couple of days, I've been thinking a lot about the Right's aversion to gun control efforts and the insistence that it's "too soon" to discuss those efforts in the wake of tragedies. Intuitively, that latter response seems especially baffling to me. In the days following a hideous car accident -- one that […]



DEATH PENALTY!

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 23:15:09 +0000

Admittedly, I oppose the death penalty in the vast majority of scenarios we're likely to encounter. I'd support it for the Joker -- dude breaks out of Arkham every other week and murders at least thirty people every time he hits the streets, so killing him would be in the interest of public safety. But […]



Four Movie Reviews

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:31:42 +0000

I watched a handful of movies recently! Here are my thoughts on It (2017), mother! (2017), My Little Pony (2017), and Before Midnight (2013)... It (2017) Honestly? I found It kinda boring. The characters were unbelievable and underdeveloped. Certain elements of and changes to (compared to the 1990 miniseries; I haven't read the novel) the […]



Currently Reading: Asura Girl

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:41:47 +0000

So this week I started reading Asura Girl by Otaro Maijo, which I think I acquired during one of a friend's book purges. I don't recall what initially moved me to take the title home, but one of the things that persuaded me to read it now was my curiosity concerning prose translated from Japanese. […]



Nightmare Fuel: A True Story

Wed, 17 May 2017 02:04:26 +0000

I heard you like nightmare fuel? Lean in: let creepy Uncle Wes tell you a tale of terror. This is a true story that happened to me when I was a younger man. I remember it like it happened yesterday... except I remember it even better than that because it happened roughly thirty minutes ago. […]