I still plan to keep this site up, but unfortunately too many other things take up my time these days.
What I am interested in, is seeing if there is anyone out there who would like to help out. Either with forum moderation, or posting new links/info on the main page.
Let me know!]]>
Be sure to visit the official website and check out the online trailer.]]>
Paul has been keeping busy lately. In addition, his first written and illustrated children’s book Watch Out For Wolfgang is now on shelves. He will be having a show for the illustrations at the Feathersone Center for the Arts near his childhood hometown in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts from April 1 to 16, with the opening celebration on April 5th from 4 to 6 pm. Be sure to drop by if you are in the area!
For more information, including pre-orders for the statues, visit http://blog.nightserpent.com]]>
Something recently came to my attention that I just HAD to share with you all.
A few days ago I signed up for a few online courses on emailcollege.co.uk. (A result of boredom and unemployment!) One of the courses was Analysing Horror Stories. This course focuses on several authors, a few of them being Clive Barker, Stephen King and yes, H P Lovecraft. Here is a list of the course sections, including Fear, Nightmares and Religious Themes.
All courses are free, lessons are sent daily around midnight and a certificate is provided on completion of the course. I have not yet completed said course, but so far there’s been a lot of focus on H P Lovecraft in the Fear and Religious Themes sections.
While this course may amount to little more than a poorly recognised certificate, it’s free and definitely worth a look. As you can see, it is based in the UK, I don’t know how it works with overseas applicants, but for those of you who would like to take a look without signing up, I can email you a few parts so you can see what I mean. It’s free and worth a look.
Or as always, you can message me.
Here is an MTV Movies Blog interview with Guillermo posted in January of this year. So far it seems to be the most recent mention of his pet project.
This is a link to the ATMOM page on the official Del Toro Website.
I found these links lurking in the Forums, they will serve to help catch up on what is pretty much hype at the moment.
Link One and Link Two
Thanksfor posting those. On the same thread,
If anybody has any links to add, maybe I missed something more recent, please post on the At the Mountains of Madness Movie Update page on the Forums which can be found here.
Or send a message to me.
Thanks for reading!]]>
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The Necronomicon Tarot was created by prolific modern occult author Donald Tyson, and illustrated by fantasy artist Anne Stokes, whose work has been featured on products from Wizards of the Coast, creator of the popular card game Magic: The Gathering. The deck is produced by Llewellyn Worldwide, a New Age publisher founded in 1901 that produces a wide range of books on such subjects as astrology, magick, paganism, and much more.
Upon opening the box, I was pleasantly suprised to find not only the deck, but a bag, and a 200+ page book.
The book, Secrets of the Necronomicon, starts off with an introduction by the author which gives some background information, such as how the cards tie into the mythos, and specific features of the deck. Not having much experience with tarot, I found this very informative. The book itself is very well organized, and contains the following chapters: Necronomicon, Cthulhu Mythos, Correspondences, Trumps, Court Cards, Number Cards, and Divination.
The Necronomicon and Cthulhu Mythos chapters give the reader some insight into the author’s interpretation of the mythos, and set the stage for the interpretation of the cards themselves, which are individually listed with detailed information on each, including a description, as well as meanings. I cannot imagine a more complete companion to this deck.
As for the deck itself, I was very pleased. The quality of the printing and attention to detail rate very high, and the artwork itself shows that Anne truely has talent for capturing the spirit of the mythos while adding her own style to each card. The themed cards (wands, cups, swords, etc..) fit together extremely well, while still being very unique. Each card is backed with an image of a tentacled monstrosity - quite fitting indeed. Overall I am very impressed with the artwork used for this deck. A semi-translucent bag for the deck is also included, which is a nice touch.
This beautiful, well thought out set would be a perfect addition to any collection - whether you collect tarot decks, mythos inspired art, or both! I would certainly recommend this set to fans of Lovecraft and the mythos, regardless of whether or not they are into tarot, as the artwork itself makes this a wonderful item to have.
Read story here.
Other stories claim that the fungus is the world’s largest organism.
Information on the fungus at wikipedia–proceed at your own risk.]]>