It's definitely been a Lovecraftian year. Tons of new books, audio and art. Also the Cage/Stanley adaptation of 'The Colour Out of Space', and not 1 but 2 Lovecraftian conventions for me. Yep, I've decided to go to Portland for the HP Lovecraft Film Festival this year. I managed a decent costing flight, and a cheap hotel stay for a Thurs-Sunday visit. So I get to see my Innsmouth West pals, visit certain favorite bookstores, and get a second dose of Mythos Community. It shall be glorious.
Besides the Portland trip, the local film festival is doing a showing
of Re-Animator as well,
which I may attend. Plus there's my spawning day in a little over a
month, which should count as pretty Lovecraftian. Plus, I have some
friends who've mostly convinced me that I want to go camping in later October.
(yes, you can start gasping in surprise now...) And while camping isn't
what I'd call directly Lovecraftian, you all know I'll make it at least a
little Mythos-y. Maybe I should go look for a Cthulhu flag or banner?
After that the year winds down
into Cthulhumas, then 2020 starts with hopefully a nice upgrade to the cult
lair/library. I'm kind of thinking I won't be doing much traveling next
year. The move and furnishing upgrades I'm thinking will eat a good
chuck of funds, as well as PTO. But we'll see, for all I know I'll swing
a good bonus again and that will cover the move, but I'm not counting on it
til it's in my hot little tentacles. And who knows what else may come
up. I'm a nut for planning and plotting in advance, but other than moving
I have to leave 2020 as a series of question marks, at least for now.
So that's my thoughts on the subject. As with everything, this is subject to
change. For now, I'm trying to avoid the siren song of book hunting, and/or
the urge to order in a carb heavy pizza or Chinese food. Two doctor visits
this week, one for my diabetes/blood pressure meds, and one with my
hematologist to discuss the quality of my blood. Should be fine, if a
little stressful. Catch you all later.
Flew back in today. My brain has been reduced to something akin to tapioca, early wake up, flying, having my bag searched because of eldritch objects, and a screaming child two seats away. But that's just the return journey, the rest of the trip was gloriously fun. Movies, books, friends, good food, things with tentacles. Friends with tentacles. I'll write up a more detailed post probably this weekend. For now though, I'll try to regrow some tentacles for returning to Carcosa Corp tomorrow, and probably go to bad way early.
Heading out to Portland in a few hours, for the HP Lovecraft Film Festival. Very much looking forward to it, hoping for an easy trip (I have a sinus infection, and that's making me a tad nervous about flying). Lovecraftian movies and people, book raid on Powell's City of Books, and some rather good food. So wish me luck, and I'll post again after I get back, and fill you all in on the eldritch details.