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Grad school may kill my free time, my peace of mind, my dignity, and my ability to talk about anything other than failed experiments at parties, but it can never touch my love of weird fiction.  (It’s not quite Braveheart, but it’s something, I suppose…)  Work has taken me offline for the past few weeks, but 3 of the 4 time-consuming talks that I’ve had to put together this fall are now concluded (and the 4th is almost here).  And so I am very pleased to say that regular posts on the W-F-Sa schedule will resume forthwith.

Also good news: I just gave the Madison Nerd Nite talk, which was recorded and will be posted in podcast form!  I’ll post the link as soon as I have it, so give it a listen if you want to hear me wax poetic about Hellraiser and say “fuck” a lot.  (Also give it a listen if you want to hear one of the most awkward interviews in the history of perhaps forever.  I haven’t given an interview since applying for MD/PhD programs, and as it turns out, once the script veers away from “Tell me about your research” and “How do you view the balance between science and medicine?”, I am laughably dead in the water.)

But it was a really fantastic talk–people had some great questions (and the ratio of drunken ridiculous questions to very good insightful questions was wonderfully low!), and afterward I got a LOT of tips for future reads.  (How had I never heard of the Neonomicon?)

If you’re new to this blog, feel free to check out the associated Facebook page: I can’t shake the feeling that it’s a little redundant, having a page on a website for another website, but no, I am not immune to the dopamine spike of another Facebook “like”, so go ahead and follow away!

So I’m very excited, and very happy to be back and blathering on about Lovecraft once more.  But it’s late, so right now I have only one thing left so say:

The Cultist

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