“Why, this is Hell…”

“…nor am I out of it.”

Sony Pictures Animation has closed a deal to acquire rights to the classic 1980s TV sitcom ALF and will develop the property into a CG-live action hybrid feature.

I believe that this is in fact the sign for all of us to flee into the peace and safety of a new dark age.

Via Ace of Spades HQ Headlines.

Guess what time it is, kids? That’s right! It’s time for the Apocalypse!

Otherwise known as time for the Battleship movie to come out.


You may remember that this caused me SAN loss last year; and looking at the trailer above I’m… kind of befuddled, really.  It’s like the writers and director just stopped, kicked the last bottle of cheap tequila, and went To Hell with it.  If we’ve got a one-way ticket to a series of smoking craters that were once our careers then let’s at least put racing stripes on this puppy.

It’s a good an explanation as any other, really. Continue reading Guess what time it is, kids? That’s right! It’s time for the Apocalypse!

“There is a hole in your mind…”

More accurately, there seems to be a hole in my Delta Green collection.  Delta Green is, of course, the modern government conspiracy/investigation setting for the Call of Cthulhu RPG; and it has an internal narrative in its back-story.  I bring this up because I have just picked up the latest book (Delta Green: Through a Glass, Darkly: book-book, not gaming supplement-book), and it’s clear that there is a gap in the narrative: apparently, some stuff went down when I wasn’t looking.  I think that I must have not bought a particular book or something, but I can’t figure out which one.  Minor mystery, but slightly aggravating.

Here’s what I do have:

There’s a couple of short stories on The Unspeakable Oath site and all that, but I don’t think that they’re the missing links.  What am I missing?

So… Delta Green: Through a Glass, Darkly.

It’s the latest Delta Green* novel, which got funded via Kickstarter.  The electronic version is supposedly going out today to backers, with the hardcopy being available in about a week or so: I totally missed this one, so I ain’t getting either until they make either available to regular buyers.  Can’t wait: I rarely buy book tie-ins, but my appetite for Mythos stuff is nigh-insatiable.

Above a certain level of quality, of course.  Some of you probably know what I mean already, and the rest of you are fortunate not to.

Moe Lane

PS: Ken Hite’s Cthulhu 101 came in the mail last week.  Damned funny and damned useful: there’s stuff in there that I missed.

PPS: “Philosophy,” a DG story, via The Unspeakable Oath.

*For those unfamiliar with the game: Call of Cthulhu meets secret government anti-Mythos conspiracy.  Made out of Crystalline Awesome with tightly-woven WIN inserts.


Dear God, the last thing that I need to read in the morning is Maureen Dowd referencing Lovecraft:

The influential horror writer H. P. Lovecraft knew better than to be too literal in his description of monsters.

In the short story “The Outsider,” Lovecraft’s narrator offers a description that matches how some alarmed Democrats view Tea Partiers: “I cannot even hint what it was like, for it was a compound of all that is unclean, uncanny, unwelcome, abnormal and detestable. It was the ghoulish shade of decay, antiquity and desolation; the putrid, dripping eidolon of unwholesome revelation; the awful baring of that which the merciful earth should always hide. God knows it was not of this world.”

Aside from everything else, that’s a faintly silly choice of Lovecraft stories to reference.  To quote Ken Hite… quoting HPL: Continue reading WHO LET MODO GET INTO THE HPL STASH?

Book of the Week: Cliffourd, The Big Red God.

[UPDATE: Great. This didn’t load when it was supposed to. Lemme go see what else hasn’t gone properly this evening on the site.]

I have been waiting for Cliffourd the Big Red God (Mini Mythos) for months.

Months. So, it makes both the Book of the week and the wish list.

Hey, you read me… so if I’m weird, what does that make you?

Now let us pause for a moment in respect while The Year at Maple Hill Farm flees to the safety of a new Dark Age.