Mashing a bit of Robert Rankin, a chunk of Kevin Smith, and a lot of potato jokes together, Heidgerken produces satire for the generation that can’t even. Gordon MacNamara works in a fast-food franchise, dreaming not of a better future but of those shifts when he gets to work the fry station rather than something … Continue reading Godsquatter by Gerard Heidgerken
The official story is that Matthew Heawood is missing. However, if you tune your radio just right, in the crackling spaces you might hear his voice calling out to return. And return he might, for Pleasant Green has shifted between realities before. I rather enjoyed Julian Simpson's adaptation of The Shadow Over Innsmouth for BBC … Continue reading Now You See It
H.P. Lovecraft at all times presented as a rationalist (albeit potentially drawing upon now-discredited science), and described his creations in terms of a universe with principles we could not understand populated with beings that are alien rather than divine. So—barring a deep and sustained deceit—he didn’t believe he was writing about occult truths in the … Continue reading Lovingly Crafted Fictions?
Theories disagree on why exactly cultists might embrace the worship of Lovecraftian beings, but a common thread is forbidden knowledge, insight into a greater truth beyond normal human understanding. But what if the opposite were true? What if true cultists actively sought the oblivion rather than arrogantly assuming they will avoid it? The gospels of … Continue reading Pitch Black Gnosis
Over the last several weeks, my spam filter has held a large number of comments filled with Abrahamic eschatology. At first, not seeing a strong overlap in audience, I thought it might be an automated barrage of every comment field they could find. Each of them being in German just made it seem more like … Continue reading Not With a Bang But a Note
Earlier today a scholar of cosmicism, one of we few who strive to see the world without the comfortable lies so warning of true threats might be given, proposed the laggard and insipid action on climate change was the result of a secret war against the Deep Ones. While none but a fool would suggest … Continue reading Toxic Politics
Certain governments have recently taken stances on the trustworthiness of Chinese telecommunications businesses: the US a hard line; the UK a partnership. However, perhaps both this pessimism and this optimism are directed toward the wrong target. Perhaps the spying is more subtle and against a different target. Each of the cat litter trays we've bought … Continue reading One Scoop or Two?
All who bear the burden of unholy knowledge know that Yog-Sothoth, the gate and the key, is perceived in congruence, and that the reasoned half of the mind is our protection from horrific truths. Thus, when I encountered a headline about a forthcoming Lovecraftian project and read the producer not as Jordan Peele but as … Continue reading Twelve Rules for Life in an Uncaring Cosmos
Are you concerned about secret conspiracies not having enough fun? Do you think "They" are bored while watching you? If you answered Yes to either of these questions, you need The IllumiNightie. Unlike ordinary nighties, The IllumiNightie has an all-encompassing hood featuring the all-seeing eye so you too can look like a gentle pastiche of … Continue reading The IllumiNightie
Events reminded me of a recent discussion I had on whether Nyarlathotep might really destroy humanity and how he might do it. Unsurprisingly, my thoughts drew upon nuances of meaning: specifically, what one means by “Nyarlathotep” and “destroy”. Of all the Old Ones and other vast beings of Lovecraft's stories, Nyarlathotep is one of the … Continue reading Beneath a Three-Lobed Eye