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From Board Gaming to Lovecraft and Beyond, Pt. 2

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“But I called, as we came near, to one who stood beside the water’s edge, asking him what men did in Astahahn and what their merchandise was, and with whom they traded. He said, ‘Here we have fettered and manacled Time, who would otherwise slay the gods.’ I asked him what gods they worshipped in that city, and he said, ‘All those gods whom Time has not yet slain.'” — “Idle Days on the River Yann,” Lord Dunsany

In case you missed it, click here for Pt. 1 in which I trace the path I followed through board games to Lovecraft fandom. This week, we’re going to follow that rabbit hole a little deeper. Continue reading

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From Board Gaming to Lovecraft and Beyond, Pt. 1

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.” — “The Call of Cthulhu,” H.P. Lovecraft Continue reading

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Why Now?

My fingers itch. There’s a whisper running through my body, just beneath the skin. If I didn’t know any better, I might almost think I had something to write. It’s time to swallow that urge down again. Good thing I caught it early. Otherwise, I may have actually taken a chance, may have stepped into a world outside my own head. I may have risked failure. I may have risked being wrong. Continue reading

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