Friday, September 30, 2016

Check out The Night Blogger Podcast (and why not give it a review?)

"My name is Brian Foster and some people call me The Night Blogger..."

Season One


Episode One
In which Brian Foster plays the graveyard game, rides the bus and digs up a whole lot of trouble.
Episode Two
Creepy clowns, first dates and just when you think things can't get any worse the Devil shows up.
Episode Three
A tale of ancient blasphemy, necessary arson and tragic procrastination.
Episode Four
Brian Foster goes to the hospital, then jail, then the morgue.
Episode Five (via Soundcloud)
Game Over

Season Two

Episode Six (via Soundcloud)
Rats, the Devil and Cousin Roy
Episode Seven (via Soundcloud)
"This is Sweet Jane and I will be talking to you from nightrise to dayfall because this is Muldwych After Dark..."
Episode Eight (via Soundcloud)
Because sometimes you have to risk a beating to get a clue.
Episode Nine (via Soundcloud)
We interrupt today’s regularly scheduled blog post so I can talk to you about my post office box...
Episode Ten (via Soundcloud)
The following blog post is brought to you by the word 'Apocryphal'.

Bonus Episodes

Burma Shave (Via Soundcloud)
A meditation upon a scrapyard diary.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

“By our standards where I am standing of 2016, Themyscira is a queer culture. I’m not hedging that. And anyone who wants to prevaricate on that is being silly.”

From Wonder Woman scribe Greg Rucka:

I think it’s more complicated though. This is inherently the problem with Diana: we’ve had a long history of people — for a variety of reasons, including sometimes pure titillation, which I think is the worst reason — say, ‘Ooo. Look. It’s the Amazons. They’re gay!’

And when you start to think about giving the concept of Themyscira its due, the answer is, ‘How can they not all be in same sex relationships?’ Right? It makes no logical sense otherwise. 

It’s supposed to be paradise. You’re supposed to be able to live happily. You’re supposed to be able — in a context where one can live happily, and part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner — to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women. 

But an Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, “You’re gay.” They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist.”