We’re back and we’re putting on our reading glasses. At least two of us are now old enough that we need them to make out anything smaller than a billboard. Even then, we’re still not old enough to have been around when one of the books we’re discussing was written. Really. Stop looking at us like that. Well, we assume you’re looking at us like that. Give us a moment to find our glasses.
Main Topic: Media Catch-Up – Books
Once again, we’re presenting one of our regular discussions about the media we’ve been consuming recently. This time, we’re talking about some of the books that have been planting ideas in our heads. Nasty ideas, mostly. They’re the best kind.
We are joined by a special guest — Emily Fricker, Paul’s daughter, who has recently completed a degree in English. In particular, she has been studying Old English, focusing on Beowulf, which turns out to be very handy given one of the books we’re discussing!
Things we mention in this episode include:
- John Sumrow’s portfolio
- John Sumrow’s Patreon
- The Good Friends of Jackson Elias Discord server
- Patreon backer specials
- Media Catch-Up – TV episode
- My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones
- Best of the 2010s
- Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones
- The Last Final Girl by Stephen Graham Jones
- The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
- The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
- Cabal by Clive Barker
- The Great and Secret Show by Clive Barker
- Imajica by Clive Barker
- Everville by Clive Barker
- The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
- Abarat by Clive Barker
- Mr B Gone by Clive Barker
- Johannes Gutenberg
- Weaveworld by Clive Barker
- Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
- Old English
- Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary by JRR Tolkien
- Early Modern English
- Middle English
- Thorn, eth and ash
- Alliterative verse
- Ashburnham House
- The Book of Judith
- Grendel by John Gardner
- The Wanderer
Full Fathom Five in Print
Paul’s scenario “Full Fathom Five” has gone electrum on DriveThruRPG! This means that he is now able to offer print-on-demand copies for those who want something more tangible than a PDF. In case you haven’t heard us mention the scenario before, this is a weird Call of Cthulhu scenario, set on board a whaling ship in the nineteenth century. There is plenty of bloodshed, and not just of the cetacean variety.
The Blasphemous Tome Issue 7
Issue 7 of The Blasphemous Tome will be creeping your way before the end of June. It features a brand new Call of Cthulhu scenario, licensed by Chaosium, written by our very own Matt Sanderson. This time, we talk about some of the wonderful submissions from our equally wonderful listeners. Everyone backing us on Patreon will receive a Tome. Please see our Patreon page for more details.