What you’re looking at here is the standalone stories from Volumes 2, 3, and 4 of Unnamed Journal. These include some very weird tales and some hilarious pieces as well. We’ve got Kaiser Wilhelm yelling at his generals in “How I’m Pretty Sure World War I Started”. We’ve got a strange love affair with a… Read More The Singles Collection is Here!
The ease of digital recording has made it fun to collaborate with yourself. All of these were made on Garageband, which is to say, they’re me on Guitar and bass, with drum fills borrowed. The exception is the opener, “Do Another One, Dad” which was just a series of fills created with the AuxyPro app… Read More More Noise on Bandcamp – A New Duke Bike Rider EP
Never meet your heroes. I’ve mentioned Red Letter Media before. They’re a YouTube channel that discusses film in a serious way, but with lots of jokes – spoonfuls of sugar to make the medicine go down. They’re different from most cinema nerds on YouTube in that they’ve actually undergone the process of making movies themselves… Read More William Shatner, Red Letter Media, and What Everyone Gets Wrong About Fandom
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This went up on the Patreon last week for subscribers, and went up on iTunes and Spotify not long after. It a podcast in theme of earlier episodes: exploring the gulf between a novel and its film adapation (in this case, The Shining) and what it is that Horror does. There’s some loud mike action… Read More Shallow & Pedantic 4: We All Shine On
This is your periodic reminder that my ongoing music review Tumblr Every Damn CD, is well, ongoing… In fact, I have a second Tumblr, Art Rises where I reblog art and stuff from this website gets posted.
Unnamed Journal has finished four volumes and is about to start its fifth. It’s gotten into a nice steady rhythm now. I enjoy the process of creating it. Short fiction and essays are always a challenge worth grappling with. But it wouldn’t be UJ if we weren’t thinking about how we could improve it. A couple… Read More The New Year For Unnamed Journal
The idea of generations, especially as Demographers use them, is overrated. I’ve said so before, I’ll likely go on saying it. Being born at the same time as others gives you a set of shared cultural memories and not much else. Now, those shared cultural memories can be powerful, especially given the rate of pop… Read More Generations Are Arbitrary. Act Accordingly.
The Havamal is a collection of sayings attributed to Odin, Lord of Battles, Most Wise and Most High. Much of it is advice on wisdom. Some of what is said here is specific to the time and place of Medieval Scandinavia and needs to be considered with that in mind. But much of it if […]… Read More Wisdom from the Lord of Battles — Reblog from The Writer in Black
As this is a good quote, I shamelessly reblog it. (https://pixabay.com) “One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.” C. S. Lewis (https://en.wikipedia.org) “Fantasy fiction is essentially about the concept of power; great fantasy fiction is about people who find it at great cost or lose it tragically; mediocre fantasy fiction… Read More Quotations on Fantasy Literature — charles french words reading and writing