Thursday, May 3, 2012

Things Everyone Should Check Out

Instead of reviewing one thing, I have many, many things to review. So I'll throw out some short little blurbs about each.

The H. P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
These two guys, Chris Lackey and Chad Fifer, decided to dedicate a podcast to reading and reviewing every single one of Lovecraft's stories, even the crappy ones he had to edit for less talented writers. (No, seriously, it's hilarious.) Chris and Chad share a bizarre sense of humor and a love for Lovecraft's work, and it shows in this podcast. They have a variety of talented readers that lend atmosphere to the stories, and occasional guests with a wide knowledge both of Lovecraft and the authors who influenced him most. Andrew Leman is a regular reader and guest on the show, and he is probably the only person in the world that could make a fanfic about Cthulhu's incredibly boring day sound deadly serious. So go check them out. They're nearing the end of Lovecraft's stories, but we've been promised further fun as they consider what direction to go next.

Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series
You don’t have to see the actual cartoon. Everything is here in this handy-dandy abridged series by the Internet god Little Kuriboh. Every episode is explained in about five minutes, and the unimportant parts are skipped over.

It’s hilarious. Affectionate parodies are always awesome.


The Coyote VLog

Coyote has her own YouTube channel, in which she answers questions about being a proxy.

That’s right, the spacey, slightly awkward girl is a hilariously successful servant of the Slender Man.

Who occasionally orders her to do things like bake muffins.

Further proof of my theory that Slender Man is Inglip. Speaking of…

The Dark Lord Inglip

Inglip is an eldritch abomination that speaks to its followers through Captcha. He seems pretty nice, as far as eldritch horrors go. Sometimes gives bizarre orders, like reading 700 pages of Latin text, and watching a pony.


Movies In Fifteen Minutes

This site is my inspiration for Parody 5. Cleolinda decided to poke some fun at a movie, and it just kind of took off from there. After only her second parody, she was offered a book deal, and it is awesome.

YODA [in floating La-Z-Boy]: Damn kids these days! When a padawan I was, levitate uphill both ways we did! If lose our lightsaber we did, make new one from rocks, we had to! No temples we had! Only dark caves! [Shaking cane] And liked it, we did!

So go check out Cleolinda’s blog. So far her book is only available in the UK (and whatever libraries happen to have bought it), so it might take some work to get it. But it is worth it.

1 comment:

  1. So basically

    Inglip is to Zalgo
    Splendorman is to Slenderman

    A slightly less intimidating goofy brother...