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About eldritchhobbit

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  • Birthday 11/26/1971


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    Miskatonic University
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    Miskatonic University, Shub-Niggurath, Jack, Vice, El Dia De Reyes, Gingerbread Poppet 2007, Pumpkin Latte Favorite Notes: I love pumpkin, coffee, cinnamon, clove, ginger, nutmeg, mint, dark chocolate, apple, musk, patchouli, and tobacco.

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    My favorite things include science fiction, fantasy, dystopias, Gothic literature, history, vegetarianism, and Boston terriers.


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  1. eldritchhobbit

    The Handheld Book Club: Women's Weird

    The Handheld Book Club: Women's Weird: Tickets are free for this online event. I hope you’ll join us! View the full post.
  2. I love — with the power of a thousand burning suns — the fact that Amy Richau ends her beautiful Star Wars book I LOVE YOU. I KNOW. with Baze and Chirrut. View the full post.
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    Happy Hearts Day!

    dramyhsturgis: Happy Valentine’s Day to all! Hail Bishop Valentine, whose day this is, All the air is thy Diocese, And all the chirping choristers And other birds are thy parishioners, Thou marryest ever year The lyric Lark, and the grave whispering Dove, The Sparrow that neglects his life for love, The household bird, with the red stomacher; Thou maks’t the black bird speed as soon, As doth the Goldfinch, or the Halycon; The husband cock looks out, and straight is sped, And meets his wife, which brings her feather-bed. This day more cheerfully than ever shine, This day, which might enflame thy self, old Valentine. Till now, thou warmd'st with mutiplying loves Two larks, two sparrows, or two doves, All that is nothing unto this, For thou this day couplest two Phoenixes; Thou mak'st a Taper see What the sun never saw, and what the Ark (Which was of fowls, and beasts, the cage and park,) Did not contain, one bed contains, through thee, Two Phoenixes, whose joined breasts Are unto one another mutual nests, Where motion kindles such fires, as shall give Young Phoenixes, and yet the old shall love. Whose love and courage never shall decline, But make the whole year through, thy day, O Valentine…. - from John Donne, “An Epithalamion, Or Marriage Song, On the Lady Elizabeth and Count Palatine Being Married on St. Valentine’s Day” View the full post.
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    Babu Frik and snow. Hey HEEEEY! ❄️

    Babu Frik and snow. Hey HEEEEY! ❄️ View the full post.
  5. This music mix is inspired by The Magic Ring by Baron de la Motte-Fouqué (1813, translated into English in 1825). Roughly half of the songs are authentic to the era in which the story is set, and two were written by historical figures who actually appear in the novel. I made this mix while editing this edition of the novel for Valancourt Books. View the full post.
  6. I’m using my new Owlcrate pin banner to display my Chirrut and Baze pins. View the full post.
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    Ring Out The Old, Ring In The New

    Thanks to all of you for your friendship throughout this past year. Here’s to making the new year a much better one! Happy 2021! Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light; The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. Ring out the grief that saps the mind, For those that here we see no more, Ring out the feud of rich and poor, Ring in redress to all mankind. Ring out a slowly dying cause, And ancient forms of party strife; Ring in the nobler modes of life, With sweeter manners, purer laws. Ring out the want, the care, the sin, The faithless coldness of the times; Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes, But ring the fuller minstrel in. - Alfred Lord Tennyson, “Ring Out, Wild Bells” View the full post.
  8. Wishing everyone a safe holiday season full of warmth and love! View the full post.
  9. The Christmas Ghost Story Is Much Older Than You Think It Is View the full post.
  10. rewfoe: Check out my kitbashed K2SO! This one was a lot of fun to make! I started with the Star Wars Black Series K2SO toy, painted it with a few layers to make him look weathered, then wrapped his hands in tape, painted those too, added reflective stickers to his eyes, added the belt, leather cloak, and a hat made of sculpey and there you have it! Reblog it! Share with pals! Love, Rewfoe View the full post.
  11. I’m excited to say that in Summer 2021, I will boldly go where no Signum University prof has gone before! I will be offering the 12-week online class “Exploring Star Trek” for M.A. students and non-degree-seeking auditors alike. I’m delighted at this opportunity! I’m pleased to announce that we will have a very special guest at one meeting of the “Exploring Star Trek” Signum University class in Summer 2021: New York Times bestselling author Una McCormack! What a delight this will be! The catalog page for the “Exploring Star Trek” class is now available. See the link below! Exploring Star Trek View the full post.
  12. In my latest “Looking Back on Genre History” segment on the new episode of the StarShipSofa podcast, I talk about Ray Bradbury’s concept of science fiction as a “reflecting shield” by discussing The House of Night, Watchmen, and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. You can listen here. View the full post.
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    Happy birthday, Kurt Vonnegut!

    dramyhsturgis: Happy birthday to Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (11 November, 1922 – 11 April, 2007)! View the full post.
  14. Just a reminder that these great dystopian works were meant to be warnings, not suggestions. View the full post.
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    Happy Halloween 2020!

    The day is here, my friends! We made it! Happy Halloween, Happy Samhain, Happy soon-to-be Día de los Muertos, and Happy…. Anything that Makes You Happy! Thank you for joining me in my month-long holiday celebration. I truly hope you’ve enjoyed it. I have! (Source is “A Halloween Party! 1907″ by Yesterdays-Paper.) Everyone, please stop by here, grab a virtual latte or cider or hot cocoa, a candied apple or some roasted pumpkin seeds, or even a goblet of blood and a plate of brains, and say hello! Since many of us are at home due to the pandemic this Halloween, here is a way for us to enjoy some truly spooky and fascinating destinations safely (from Cult of Weird): “10 Strange Places You Can Explore Virtually.” Check this out! (Source is “Hope Owl’s Well On Halloween" by Yesterdays-Paper.) Let’s close with an excerpt from “Hallowe’en” by John Kendricks Bangs (1919). You can read the complete poem here. (Source is “Halloween Greeting” by Yesterdays-Paper.) View the full post.