Are you tired of not much happening? Me too. September was a question of adjusting to having solo care of a baby during the day as my partner went back to work.
Here’s a few quick suggestions
The Kasturi/Files on Speculative Chic
Follow Sandra Kasturi and Gemma Files as they recap a bunch of movies.
Watch Draug, which is finally available on many streaming services after several years in production. It’s got beautiful lighting, but unless you speak Swedish, you’ll need to be in the mood for subtitles. Medieval witch horror.
Listen to some of the many episodes of the Outer Dark podcast. The latest is Female, Binary, and Queer Bodies in a Weird Space (#55) with Sunny Moraine, Craig Laurence Gidney, Damian Angelica Walters, Laura Blackwell, Zin E Rocklynn
Dim Shores has a new book available from Brooke Warra
Dig into this history of ballet in horror (and please share all your dance horror titles for literature and film).
I’ve just learned that Joe Pulver is seriously ill, and looking at costly medical expenses despite insurance. While I don’t know him, many people I like speak highly of him. 100% of the funds from publication of Dim Shores‘ just announced “The Resplendent Troswoman Below” by Pulver Sr. and Edward Morris will go to the Pulvers. It’s not yet posted, so maybe sign up for the mailing list, or send an email or Facebook message if you’re interested. There’s also a Go Fund Me. Hopefully everything turns out okay.
It’s been a pretty shitty month for a lot of people, especially since inauguration. Being Canadian, I’m less impacted than lots of the people I’ve interacted with on here, but we aren’t idle up North, both in showing support for what’s going on in the US, or to ensure the same craziness doesn’t happen here, as racists have been emboldened. Combine that with some preventable issues related to my last job that are going to cost me, and this January kicked my ass. Continue reading