October 15th, 2014


Halloween Countdown, Day 15

It's official! For the Summer 2015 semester, I'll be offering a new online and interactive course for degree-seeking graduate students and interested auditors alike via Mythgard Institute: "'Literary Copernicus': The Cosmic Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft." I'm most excited!

Speaking of Lovecraft...

"Droga5 art director Kevin Weir has lots of cool work in his portfolio, like his Flux Machine, a Tumblr in which he turns old photographs into nightmares thanks to some carefully crafted animation—sometimes crazy, sometimes subtle, always disturbing."
- "Old black and white photos come alive in disturbing ghostly GIFs" (Thanks to witchcat07!) This is definitely worth a look, especially during the Halloween season.

Check out this Lovecraftian example of Weir's art:


While I'm at it, here are two Lovecraftian book recommendations:
* The Annotated H.P. Lovecraft by Leslie S. Klinger (2014). This just came out on October 1st, and let me tell you, it's absolutely gorgeous. It's gone to the top of my "to read next" stack.
* Reanimators by Pete Rawlik (2013). This is the ultimate Lovecraftian mash-up. Great fun. Here's my review.

"I have looked upon all that the universe has to hold of horror, and even the skies of spring and the flowers of summer must ever afterward be poison to me. But I do not think my life will be long. As my uncle went, as poor Johansen went, so I shall go. I know too much, and the cult still lives."
- H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu" (1926)