Posted: 8th May 2016 by Christian in Blog

I’ve gotten a bit interested in this. Regard last post. Poe wrote a remarkable bit of criticism in 1848 called The Philosophy of Composition. Good piece and if you’re a writer or a critic, yes, even a game journo, you’d be well-served reading it. But talking about aesthetics of game, there’s a few thing to […]


Posted: 8th May 2016 by Christian in Blog

Aesthetics is, simply put, studying beauty. How do we make something affecting? I am playing a game called Darkest Dungeons. It’s a roguelike game. This has many meanings but for now, it means a game you can lose. Most games investing in your being able to finish but not this. It’s hard and frustrating and […]

Posted: 3rd May 2016 by Christian in Blog



Posted: 17th March 2016 by Christian in Blog

I’m your pusher

Posted: 1st March 2016 by Christian in Blog

When I was a kid, a little kid, there was a lady called Tipper Gore. She said that if I liked Heavy Metal and Dungeons and Dragons, I was going to become a murderer Satanist. Well, she was only half-right. Later, after Ice-T was on the Colours soundtrack and I became obsessed with him, she […]


Posted: 26th February 2016 by Christian in Blog

I’ve been a bit worried as I’ve been really disliking a lot of the work of women comic creators recently, especially writers. Made an effort and found some teams I liked. All women. Flesh of White – Albino baby born in Tanzania. Art is a bit poxy, terrible colouring, but the story is bold and […]


Posted: 22nd January 2016 by Christian in Blog

Let’s get weird. The isolated brain is a concept many, many scientists and sorcerers have tried on since the beginning. Can you take a brain out of the body and keep it alive? Not really, no. But people give it a go. If you’re feeling ghoulish, here’s Sergei Brukhonenko and Boris Levinskovsky and their dog […]

Getting a hold

Posted: 21st January 2016 by Christian in Blog

Because everything stopped working here, I’m on facebook as me, and twitter, as mrchristianread Might be easier to talk to me that way.

In a vain attempt

Posted: 8th January 2016 by Christian in Blog

To be a modern, cool writer, I’m blogging over at goodreads. A bit. First up, a book I’m very much enjoying.

World Fantasy

Posted: 12th November 2015 by Christian in Blog

Hugo Gernsback argued that “chemi-geneticists” could allow black parents to have white children. The Hugo Awards are named after him. Bram Stoker was an anti-Semite, Dracula is unarguably a ‘racist’ novel, and in some readings is an analogy for Disraeli, England’s Jewish Prime Minister. The Bram Stoker awards are named after him. John W. Campbell […]