"It is only within the last few years that most people have stopped thinking of the West as a new land. I suppose the idea gained ground because our own especial civilisation happens to be new there; but nowadays explorers are digging beneath the surface and bringing up whole chapters of life that rose and fell among these plains and mountains before recorded history began."
—H.P. Lovecraft, “The... [click here for more]
EIGHTEEN WHISPERS TO THE DARKNESS
‘The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.’
So begins H. P. Lovecraft’s essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature,” arguably the most important analysis of horror ever written. Yet while hordes of writers have created works based on Lovecraft’s... [click here for more]
How do you win a game that’s trying to kill you?
It’s April, 2003, and Callie Myles is adrift. A 29-year-old games store clerk living in the Appalachian hamlet of Jett Creek, Tennessee, she has nothing to show for a lifetime of rule-following but a mountain of student debt. Life would be unbearable if she didn’t have Winterwind.
A roleplaying game created by Callie’s older... [click here for more]
Are you at a crossroads? Do you wonder what should you do with your life? Would life be easier if you could only get some direction? Even if people don't chit-chat about legacies, these are questions arising during silent nights in the mind of almost everyone. Especially in those of us reaching certain life miles like adulthood, middle life and retirement. Have you ever noticed the process of metamorphosis... [click here for more]