HBO’s ‘Chernobyl;’ Initial Impressions.

Stories of radioactive glory and horror permeated my childhood the way stories of Christ permeated those of my peers. My father was an engineer on a nuclear submarine, and sometimes he would talk about it. Of course all that sounded like fantasy to me, quasi-mythic but most definitely true stories about the Sea of Okhotsk, […]

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RE2 Monsters Rated On Hotness (By Someone Who Has Never Played The Game)

UNMARKED SPOILERS, body horror, gore, and the dark unsanctified depths of my garbage soul below. None of the images used were captured or created by me in any capacity. Click for full-view. I believe in honesty on the front end, as evidenced by the title. I come at this from a purely design-based point of […]

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Thinking Back On ‘The Shadow Over Innsmouth.’

I brought up at Mo’s birthday celebration that in ‘the Shadow Over Innsmouth,’ the government illegally destroys half the town and places many residents in concentration camps. This is what passes for suitable birthday conversation in our circle, though to be fair, Mo was talking to her sister. It was Julian, our mutual friend Pat, […]

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Radu cel Frumos: The Queer Brother Nobody Cares Dracula Had

  Imagine being this guy: his brother is Dracula. And that’s generally where the commentary stops. Alternatively, imagine being this guy: he and Sultan Mehmed II were lovers. And that’s generally where the commentary stops. ‘Cel Frumos’ translates to ‘the beautiful.’ It was applied to the younger brother of Vlad III Dracula, best known for… […]

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Marine Invertebrates I Have Touched And Would Touch Again

I went up to Washington a while back, and while there, insisted with childish petulance that we go to the Seattle Aquarium until I finally got my way. I like to think myself mature (well, mature enough) and well-developed, but I revert to five years old at the chance to go see animal exhibits. I […]

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