Personal thoughts and musings.
Earlier this week I sent out a giveaway prize to someone in the United States. It was a graphic novel (one by Self Made Hero from their H.P. Lovecraft series). The cost for me to post that package was the rather tidy sum of £8.95 (c. $13.50 US) and of course since the rise in UK Royal Mail rates last April this level of pricing has become commonplace.
Perhaps what alarmed me more is that I know the same book can be purchased (*and delivered*) for £9.59 from The Book Depository - that's
As we mentioned in News from Pnakotus 13, there is in California a maker of certain headwear that has produced "the hat that should not be" - yes, the Cthulhu Fez!
Fez-o-rama make "fine embroidered velvet fezzes" - and I can now attest to that, as earlier today something velvety and fezz-like arrived on the doorstep of Innsmouth House (no, not the cat). Yes, I'm wearing a fez as I type this and I suspect the next time you hear me on one of our shows I'll be wearing it too. I
I've been a fan of the Orient Express for many years. I've never travelled on it, but having watched films like Murder on the Orient Express as a child, the romance, luxury and style always appealed. It's one of the reasons I decided to run Horror on the Orient Express a few years ago.
While travelling on the train is out of our budget I instead do a little "armchair travelling" by requesting the free VSOE brochures every so often - and very nice they are
With less than a week to go to Christmas we finally dug out the tree and the decorations. A modest affair.
It's now beginning to feel quite festive and time to krank up the old HPLHS Scary Solstice CDs, methinks.
Yorath the cat of course, lurking as always.
As usual, click on the image for a larger version. It's a 3D cross-view image for those who can view "cross-eyed"!
I was reminded the other day about some of the wonderful Carl Sagan clips available on YouTube. I remember watching his series, Cosmos, on British TV back in the '80s and what an inspirational show it was.
Almost exactly a year ago I encountered (a now very popular) YouTube video called "A Glorious Dawn" - a remix of Carl Sagan clips set to music (also featuring Stephen Hawking). It's a wonderful, cleverly spliced tune and after contacting the artist we actually featured the track