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This is an interesting article at the The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog which examines how today's writers are reclaiming Lovecraft, and writing about the mythos from a modern perspective. As someone who was influenced by HPL, and who writes modern mythos tales, this is a welcome read.

There's interviews with Kij Johnson, Cassandra Khaw, and Ruthanna Emrys about how H.P. Lovecraft influenced their writing and their lives ... and not always for the better.

While writers have long toyed with Lovecraftian tropes, this year brings a confluence of new works that look on the Mythos with new eyes, and wrestle with what is lurking there, both the vile and the transcendent. We asked three authors who have done just that--Kij Johnson (The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, out now), Cassandra Khaw (Hammers on Bone, available October 11), and Ruthanna Emrys (Winter Tide, out in April 2017)--to join us for a discussion of Lovecraft's legacy, and what modern writers can do to decontextualize the troubling, enduring work of New England's strangest son.

The interview with Kij Johnson is especially telling:

Kij: Lovecraft always bugged me because he had no women. Zero. In the entire Dream-Quest, he mentions females I think once, a terrified farmer's wife in a sentence somewhere. That said so much about how he perceived the world. He lived in our world, where (one assumes) the population was half female even then, and yet we were invisible to him, not even worth being wallpaper in his fiction. As a little girl and as a woman, this was and is infuriating.

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  Mahnamana ... Star Wars

Yes, well, so what.

It's an "instant" "hamburger." And it confirms my suspicion that the Japanese are weird. Though, it does seem like something you might get at a swanky molecular gastronomy restaurant.

Thanks to Cynical-C for this horrible thing.

Hint: It's not a snap. It is actually very dangerous.

Thanks to Topless Robot

Now there's a website to cater to my specific "needs."

I think I'll use this image on my profile:


Sea Captain Dating Site Is Shockingly Legit

He tries to show kids how bad mechanically-separated chicken is.

And fails.

Jamie Oliver - Nugget experiment epic failure - YouTube

  Zoom Out

A cool zooming out video made by suturing together 13 pages of Photoshop Phriday images from the Something Awful goons.

Something Awful - Photoshop Phriday - Zoom Out

  The Pingu Thingu

Possibly the most awesome thing ever made.

From Topless Robot

  Uncanny Valleygirl

For those who want a Japanese robot decoy girlfriend.

Japanese Robot Girlfriend - YouTube

  Cool Halloween Costume

Full-body tattoo guy, Rick Genest, gets a coverup with some help from a team of makeup artists and airbrushes.

The Most Insane Tattoo Video Ever (You Seriously Have to See This) - Shine from Yahoo! Canada

Collected from various stock art pages. Presumably you also have to pay for using them.


Oh, I think I could find a use for all of them. For example, I've finally got something to represent the durian cookies I just made.

60 Completely Unusable Stock Photos

I guess if you've got nothing better to do, and really like protein bars, this is OK.

Maximum Protein Experience - Epic Meal Time - YouTube

Is it me, or is this all kinds of scary?


Vibram FiveFingers - BORMIO

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For fending off zombies and such.


So there you have it, the Ultimate Survival Shotgun ready for even the worst scenario. It offers multiple solutions for securing food. It offers multiple solutions for collecting and purifying water. It offers incredible signaling devices. It includes shelter building materials and also several "fool-proof" fire building methods. It also includes a knife, a flashlight, 80 feet of paracord, 2 saws, and a complete first aid kit. If the zombies still eat your brains when you're carrying this thing, it's your own dang fault.

Arming Yourself for the Zombie Apocalypse: How to Build the Ultimate Survival Shotgun | The Art of Manliness

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  Cookie Monster Rocks

Your Friday Cookie Monster, folks.

YouTube - Cookie Monster Metal

  Woody Is Better Than Buzz

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