Category Archives: Spooktober

Be Seeing You, Friendo: Paratopic

Paratopic is the first game produced by Arbitrary Metric, a three-person collab of Tangiers dev Jessica Harvey, freelance developer and critic GB “Doc” Buford, and Lazzie “BeauChaotica” Brown handling the audio and composing the soundtrack. I first played the game … Continue reading

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The Mannikin’s Pagent: The House of Small Shadows, by Adam Nevill

This is my second attempt to sample the work of Adam Nevill, one of the new stars of Britain’s literary horror scene. My first experience with him was with Apartment 16, a novel that seemed to have everything I could … Continue reading

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Spooktober Special: You Are Empty

I’ve been going back and forth about discussing this game for a long while now. Part of the reason for this is the fact that I’ve drifted away playing and discussing flawed games that have hidden merits; access to Steam … Continue reading

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Spooktober Special: House of Psychotic Women

With October again upon us, the time has come for the seasonal tradition of Spooktober to begin once more. This year, however, I’m going to be doing something rather different. Rather than delve into a bunch of horror-themed things, I … Continue reading

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Spooktober Leftovers: Trash Fire (2016)

Well, now. I’m not gonna talk about the election. In fact, we’re not gonna talk about the election at all; we’re gonna keep it out of this. What I am gonna talk about today is this movie, which I wanted … Continue reading

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Some Brief Skitterings on Caitlín Kiernan’s Silk

I’ve been spending these past two weeks working my way through Silk, the first novel written by acclaimed dark fantasist Caitlín R. Kiernan. It’s rather appropriate I chose this month to take the plunge; according to Kiernan herself, she started … Continue reading

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Safe As Houses: Anatomy

Before I begin, I’m afraid I must announce that this will in all likelihood be my last entry for Spooktober 2016. The way the month was scheduled, everything for the blog needed to be written over the last two weeks … Continue reading

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Being Taught Through Feelings: Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines

For someone who’s played his fair share of video games, I am not well versed in the intricacies of role-playing games. I suppose it’s a matter of temperament; I color inside the lines and play within the straight and narrow. … Continue reading

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Welcome to Spooktober II: The Rebloodening

Well, October has come around once again, which means Spooktober is back at The Futurist Dolmen. For those of you new to the blog, Spooktober is the time of the year when I dig through my collection of horror-themed movies, … Continue reading

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Spooktober/Warvember Reading: Baltimore

I’ve cooled on SF critic John Clute over the years, but there are a few elements of his thought with which I am still in concordance. Chief among these is his discussion of the First World War’s impact on fantastic … Continue reading

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