Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I feel dirty. Also: Shuggoths.

My first blog fight. Ugh. I managed to go for over a year with no drama whatsoever, and now this. I don't hold it against WFA 'cause it's not their fault who follows their links, but I think from now on I should moderate myself a little better when discussing feminism and other political topics in case I attract more trolls out to belittle my fanhood.

...my bulging, throbbing fanhood.

*snicker*

Okay, I'm done being juvenile. No ripping bodices here.

On a completely different note, here's Neil Gaiman talking about H. P. Lovecraft:





Damn straight. The thing about Lovecraft isn't that his stories were particularly scary (most were not), or that he was a particularly skilled writer (he really, really wasn't). In fact, he was a wordy, overly-sentimental bigot -- and that's what his fans have to say about him. The great thing about Lovecraft, though, was his ability to masterfully set a sense of mood, to convey his worldview, and to inflame the imagination. Say what you will about his writing ability ('cause it's all of it true), but he's still one of the greats in my book.

2 comments:

Robert Peterson said...

Not trying to be controversial but I left a comment on one of your older posts.

http://filbypott.blogspot.com/2007/08/batman-anime.html

Will "Filby" Staples said...

Thanks for the note, man. :) I've got it set up so Blogger alerts me via Hotmail when I get a comment on any of my posts, though, so you don't have to let me know like this.