Man, this year is just flying by. How can June be approaching already? How can Ropecon and GenCon be right around the corner? How is it was like 50 degrees a couple of days ago and it’s supposed to be 90 tomorrow? The hell.
Without really being conscious of it, I’ve been on a bit of a horror kick lately. It started musically, as I’ve been frequently listening to Danish psychobilly stalwarts the Nekromantix and the Horror Pops. I finally realized what it is about the Nekromantix I find endearing. It’s that their over the top, B-movie lyrics really remind of classic Misfits. I’ve kicked off almost every day at work for the past week with “Gargoyles Over Copenhagen.” The Horror Pops, who share a member with the Nekromantix, also should not be underestimated. “Walk Like a Zombie” is awesome. Their non-conformist anthem “MissFit” is also great. It’s got a ska flavor, which is only fitting when they break into the tune from “Our House” by Madness but sing instead, “My fist–in the middle of your face!”
I also just finished reading the first volume of Fall of Cthulhu, a comic by Boom Studios. It takes your basic Lovecraft storyline and updates it to the modern era. Not groundbreaking by any means (which I guess is par for the course with Lovecraftiana), but enjoyable and has a couple of good twists. I’ve got Jenny Finn: Doom Messiah on deck. This is a new title from Mike “Hellboy” Mignola that takes place in Victorian London and is said to be “reminiscent of Lewis Carroll, H.P. Lovecraft, and Captain Ahab.” Sounds good to me.