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Music for inspiration

To make sure this blog is NOT only about software, smoothie drinking and adventure game design, I decided to write a story on cover art creation for a trance record. 244 more words

Cosmic Humour

Raspberry smoothie at Kiasma

Pitching Enigma Elevator and Monastery got my energy yesterday at German-Finnish embassy (2nd place in BAF pitching competition, jey!) and I decided to take a bus to Helsinki. 65 more words

Cosmic Humour

Margaret Brundage Covers

Margaret Brundage was one of Weird Tales‘ most prolific and distinctive cover artists, creating dozens of covers featuring men and women, warriors and princesses, in various states of distress and undress. 23 more words

Books & Print

Of course, life has no meaning. But neither does death. And this is another thing that curdles the blood when one discovers Lovecraft’s universe. The deaths of his heroes have no meaning.

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Camelot in Orbit

Camelot in Orbit by Arthur H. Landis
DAW Books, 1978
Price I paid: 90¢

Fomalhaut II was an inexplicable enigma in the annals of the Galactic Watchers.

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I feel like too many people are obsessed with Lovecraft’s monsters, tentacles and polyps and shuggoths. Whatever. Frankly, I think they’re missing the point. At least, I can say they’re missing the part that has played the greatest influence on me, and those elements would be the importance of atmosphere, the found manuscript as a narrative device, and his appreciation of what paleontologists and geologists call deep time.

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"The Flowering of the Strange Orchid" -- H.G. Wells

“The Flowering of the Strange Orchid”


H.G. Wells

The buying of orchids always has in it a certain speculative flavour. You have before you the brown shrivelled lump of tissue, and for the rest you must trust your judgment, or the auctioneer, or your good-luck, as your taste may incline. 2,960 more words