Stoker at 165

dracula

There is some debate about what is truly the first horror, Gothic, or vampire novel, but there’s no debate at all about the most important: Dracula, by Bram Stoker. Vampires have become so ubiquitous and cliched that it’s difficult to read Stoker’s tale with a mind unsullied by Buffy or sparkling or other nonsense. It [Read More...]

Game Review: Dear Esther

Dear-Esther

Dear Esther (The Chinese Room, PC/Mac/Linux: $10, Rated: NR) is a game without gameplay. It’s essentially a short story that unfolds though first person navigation of a 3D environment. (It started life as a Half-Life mod.) The superb score and atmospheric visuals provide an emotional canvas which is filled gradually with disconnected slices of narrative as [Read More...]

The Hobbit Retold in a Single Picture

The Hobbit

Brandon Vogt, of the Thin Veil and The Church and New Media fame, posted this one, and I love it. The art style reminds me of Tolkien’s own art. This art was posted by “madbatter” on his DeviantArt page. And don’t forget to check out Brandon’s Africa eBook project.   [Read more...]

What, No Hyboria?

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Conan will not be pleased. Shamelessly stolen from Mark Shea. [Read more...]


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