Thursday, January 9, 2014

Apparently Patton Oswalt is my spirit animal...

From LAUGHING SQUID

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

(Recommended Article) 'One Hundred Years Of Weird Fear'

From BUZZFEED
Here we have the one hand correctly contextualizing Lovecraft within a society that was founded on and thrives on racism, while the other hand is shocked that such an overt racist could endure in the collective imagination. The subtext here is, “anyway, moving on to brighter topics.” Meanwhile, the only modern myths that have captivated the imagination of millions of white readers have been crouched in white supremacy. The “in spite of” phrase is a myopic, ahistorical fallacy. The Cthulhu Mythos endures not in spite of Lovecraft’s racism but because of it....

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

In space no one can hear you squee! Learn about ALIEN: ISOLATION...

From THE MARY SUE

When she left Earth, Ellen Ripley promised her daughter Amanda she would return home for her 11th birthday. Amanda never saw her again. Fifteen years later, Amanda, now a Weyland-Yutani employee, hears that the flight recorder of her mother’s ship, the Nostromo, has been recovered at the remote trading station Sevastopol. The temptation for her to finally understand what happened is too much to resist. When the crew arrive at Sevastopol, they find something is desperately wrong. It all seems to be connected to an unknown menace, stalking and killing deep in the shadows. In order to uncover the truth about her mother, Amanda is forced to confront the same terrifying thing that separated them…




Steampunk Teen Titans!

From BLEEDING COOL

More toybox flashbacks from CALVIN'S CANADIAN CAVE OF COOLNESS!

From CCCC