BOO! A Fistful Of Frightening Fictoids For Halloween

by Buzz on 31/10/2014

Amos Sewell - tricking-trick-or-treaters

Links to some oldies but goodies
(or should that be moldies but ghoulies?)
by yrs trly…

a horror story for believers

trilogy:
non-resurrections guaranteed or double your money back
that’s not really my line
please release me

the infernal triangle

blue night

some pig

Halloween Poem 2013

Halloween 2012

are you my daddy?

art by Amos Sewell

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“The House” by H.P. Lovecraft [art by Boris Dolgov]

by Buzz on 31/10/2014

boris dalgov - the house illo - border

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Fictoid: One Day In The Bowels Of Hell…

by Buzz on 28/10/2014

one damned thing cap

underlying art by Virgil Finlay

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I Luvz Me Some Heinrich Kley

by Buzz on 27/10/2014

Heinrich Kley (1863 – 1945 or 1952; your guess is as good as anybody’s) was a German artist / cartoonist for such avant-garde magazines as Jugend and Simplicissimus.  Now virtually forgotten by the public, he’s best remembered for being ripped off by the inspiration for Disney’s “Dance Of The Hours” in Fantastia.

Heinrich Kley - steal a little

Heinrich Kley - elehants drinking

Heinrich Kley - hero

Heinrich Kley - hey ho lets go

Heinrich Kley - parlor game

Heinrich Kley - elephants bathing

Heinrich Kley - bacchus

Heinrich Kley - fighting for bread

Heinrich Kley - elephant plays piccolo

Heinrich Kley - red cross

Heinrich Kley - elephants on a train

Heinrich Kley - they party while below

Heinrich Kley - monkey on her back

Heinrich Kley - disarming justice

Heinrich Kley - dancing elephants 3

Heinrich Kley - crucifixion picnic

Heinrich Kley - dancing elephants 1

Heinrich Kley - harpies

Heinrich Kley - dancing elephants 2

Heinrich Kley - guillotine

political agenda?
I have no idea what
you’re talking about…

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Fictoid: careful what you wish for

by Buzz on 26/10/2014

best birthday ever

“Gosh, Mr. Satan, this is my best birthday ever!”

“…and your last.”

“What?”

“…nothing…nothing…”

text (c) Buzz Dixon

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The Words Of The Prophets…

by Buzz on 25/10/2014

…are written on the subway walls
and tenement halls

WotP Rainer Maria Rilke

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“Eldorado” by Edgar Allan Poe

by Buzz on 24/10/2014

el dorado edmond dulac
Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old-
This knight so bold-
And o’er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow-
“Shadow,” said he,
“Where can it be-
This land of Eldorado?”

“Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,”
The shade replied-
“If you seek for Eldorado!”

art: Edmund Dulac

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Thinkage

by Buzz on 22/10/2014

“If slavery was outside of US history, for instance—if indeed it was a drag and not a rocket booster to American economic growth—then slavery was not implicated in US growth, success, power, and wealth.  Therefore none of the massive quantities of wealth and treasure piled by that economic growth is owed to African Americans.  Ideas about slavery’s history determine the ways in which Americans hope to resolve the long contradiction between the claims of the United States to be a nation of freedom and opportunity, on the one hand, and, on the other, the unfreedom, the unequal treatment, and the opportunity denied that for most of American history have been the reality faced by people of African descent.  Surely, if the worst thing about slavery was that it denied African Americans the liberal rights of the citizen, one must merely offer them the title of citizen—even elect one of them president—to make amends.  Then the issue will be put to rest forever…the other half is the story of how slavery changed and moved and grew over time…From 1783 at the end of the American Revolution to 1861, the number of slaves in the United States increased five times over, and all this expansion produced a powerful nation.  For white enslavers were able to force enslaved African-American migrants to pick cotton faster and more efficiently than free people…The returns from cotton monopoly powered the modernization of the rest of the American economy, and by the time of the Civil War, the United States had become the second nation to undergo large-scale industrialization.  In fact, slavery’s expansion shaped every crucial aspect of the economy and politics of the new nation—not only increasing its power and size, but also, eventually, dividing US politics, differentiating regional identities and interests, and helping to make civil war possible.

“The idea that the commodification and suffering and forced labor of African Americans is what made the United States powerful and rich is not an idea that people necessarily are happy to hear.  Yet it is the truth.” — Edward E. Baptist, We still lie about slavery

 

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Patrick L. Dean Does H.P. Lovecraft

by Buzz on 21/10/2014

Arguably as fine an adaptation of Lovecraft as any to date.

Patrick L Dean adapts Lovecaft

Here’s a link to the
original short story;
compare and contrast.

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Sound Advice From Edward Tufte

by Buzz on 21/10/2014

Edward Tufte avoid not writing

more
here

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