If you haven’t discovered HBO’s True Detective…well, we’re not sure what you’re waiting for. But if you have, surely you’ve noticed the references to The Yellow King, which i09 calls “The One Literary Reference You Must Know to Appreciate True Detective.”
It’s a pretty obscure reference, but luckily we’ve got you covered, thanks to our resident expert on all things weird and scary, S.T. Joshi. Joshi included “The Yellow Ring,” which he calls “perhaps the most horrific story in The King in Yellow” in our anthology American Supernatural Tales (both in black spine paperback and hardcover Penguin Horror edition). A tip of the cap to the creators of the show for digging up such a great story and using it in such an original way!
The story in question is “The Yellow Sign” not “The Yellow Ring”… Honestly, making easy publicity for yourself so hard.
Orion Hunts the Unicorn, Sidney Sime
According to a PEW research study that I heard about on an NPR program that I can’t recall and both of these being things that I can’t be bothered to look up and source, Twitter is the most negative of all the popular social media websites.
As such, I am forced to go to Tumblr because, while the study did not cover this it seems certain that their research would show that Facebook is now only used to post photographs from Birthright trips and engagements and weddings and the birth of your spawn, and make the simple proclamation that I am in a pretty good mood and, for once, actually pursuing the activities that I want to be pursuing of my own accord and without any of the standard self-loathing.
I make this announcement because, surely, if I have learned anything as a relatively young person in the 21st century, it is that no emotion or experience is valid until it is documented in some asinine way on the internet for others to marvel at the simple accomplishment of simply being a sentient being going through existence.
Also I’m drunk.
What the Dickens is Dickens thinking? (July 13, 2005)
This book has nothing to do with anyone expecting anything great, so I hate it! This book is perhaps one of the greatest books of all time, but I hate it, because the title is misleading. What the Dickens does the author think he’s doing giving this book a title like that!?
I started a new Tumblr. Am expecting this to FINALLY be the one that will allow me to cash out and retire early after an obscene book deal.
One’s memory—or the mind’s general storing of information—is a rather peculiar and awful thing in that I am rather hard pressed to recall the finer details of books and articles recently read nor can I say with much clarity what I’ve processed and consumed in terms of global affairs and national politics; but, my oh my, I sure do clearly recall all of the gossip and internet drama consuming a punk scene I was vaguely aware of, and not at all involved with, during the summer of 2009. Or was it 2008?