Parker combines observational comedy about old age with a fast-paced supernatural mystery, creating a tale that will engage fans of both vampires and detective stories.. For many years, elderly supernatural beings have lived out their retirements in communities like the one in Jellyfish Beach, Florida. With guards chosen for their discretion and dedicated healthworkers to … Continue reading Snowbirds of Prey by Ward Parker
Stick… Rock…. StickRock!
As I've mentioned previously, I am mildly fond of survival games, especially Conan Exiles, and of a good pastiche. So, I was doubly joy-filled when I discovered Survival Logic: some of it is very focused on multiplayer (which isn't the bit of the games that interest me) but the episode on crafting items is a … Continue reading Stick… Rock…. StickRock!
Anent The Conjuring of Thought from Machine
When one ventures beyond the comforting indifference of the crowd, one finds many vastly different, yet equally strongly held, views on AI Chatbots and similar such contrivances. However, to the enlightened mind only one opinion matters: that of the Prophet Lovecraft. And so I set forth to ask. Due to a foul confluence of unclear … Continue reading Anent The Conjuring of Thought from Machine
Season 2, Episode 8: A Tale of Sorrow
SCENE 3 Open on a back alley somewhere in Hyrkania: DR VAL ARRIA The ashes were trampled into the earth, but that’s not the strange part. Look how the blood has become like snow. SERGEANT SUBOTAI Does that look like a trophy rack to you? ARRIA I’d need to do some tests SUBOTAI Can you … Continue reading Season 2, Episode 8: A Tale of Sorrow
Three “Love Your Pet Day” Tips
To mark Love Your Pet Day 2023, here are my three top tips to show your pets you love them. As many of you will know, I have two thumb-bearers (called Friend Human and Other Friend Human) so my tips are focused on thumb-bearers; however, they can easily be adapted to other pets. (1) Temporal … Continue reading Three “Love Your Pet Day” Tips
Through the random electrical waves of the internet, a picture of a broken mug turned into a garden entered my stream today. The image had an aspirational text on it of perfect pleasantness; however, I was more interested in the image than that message so I tracked down the original. Freed of the need to … Continue reading Shattered Perception
Taking a break from his award-winning stint as a poltergeist, Alasdair Beckett-King has done some important research into murder investigations. Obviously, I hope none of you are planning to get yourselves murdered; however, as the socially awkward sometimes say, "It's never too early think about being late." Does one choose Iceland, which offers the option … Continue reading Discerning Sadness
The Green Flame Rises
By arcane tabulations and eldritch schemes, my wife and I have almost wrought our yearly Festival. All that remains is to face the most lively awefulness to summon forth those items that cannot endure long in this world, such as salad. To aid you in bastioning such winter celebrations as you correlate, a blessing from … Continue reading The Green Flame Rises
Many people allege cosmicism is bleak; however, this is to ignore the Prophet Lovecraft’s dictum that the universe is comedy. In glimpse of this, yesterday I found a Yog-Sothothic joke roiling in my mind; whether this shift in my mental state is a sign I am overcoming the slight foulness I acquired from Tenebrae or … Continue reading Cosmic Laughter
Load of Balls
In one of many controversies surrounding the current men's football World Cup, the BBC chose to show the opening ceremony as additional content rather than as a primary broadcast. Gary Lineker's defence of the decision seems more than reasonable to me. But then my perspective is somewhat different from those who are complaining. My hobbies … Continue reading Load of Balls