Monday 26 December 2016

My Year in Blogging, 2016 Edition

Working (mostly) backwards...

I think this thing I wrote about Castro is pretty good.

My series in response to Trump's election - here, here, here, and here - was interesting to write, and will continue in the new year.

I wrote about Starship Troopers in such a way that an actual member of the alt-Right turned up in the comments to say I'd caught their views pretty well.

I started a new series about storytelling itself (which I will continue at some point - I promise).  Here.

I wrote a three part series about horror movies - 'Psychic Landscape' - here, here, and here.  This may also continue at some point, though its original purpose is fulfilled.

'Tricky Dicky' continued, and I was especially pleased with Parts 4 and 5.

TD and PL also crossed over with a mini-trilogy of 'Margaret on the...' posts, which can be found here, here, and here.  I think those are quite good.

The pieces I wrote on the Coen Bros. films Fargo and A Simple Man went down quite well.

And I started the year with a trilogy of posts about Star Wars.  Episodes I, II, & III.

I did lots of Shabcasts I was pleased with this year, owing to the excellence of my guests, but my favourite was the one I did with Shana on The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth - here.

My, I have been a busy bee.  That Sandifer is a slave-driver.

Oh, and I also co-started a brand-new podcast with some friends, called Wrong With Authority.

Friday 16 September 2016


I'm going to stop updating here for the forseeable future.  It's been a year since Eruditorum Press opened, and it seems to have been a success.  I don't see much point continuing to put links to EP stuff here.  I might occasionally post stuff here that doesn't fit on EP... like, if I write more Doctor/Felix fics, etc, but otherwise...

Anyone who wants regular installments of my genius knows where to go. 

Once again, thanks for reading oldstyle Shabgraff.

Friday 5 August 2016

More Catching Up

Hi guys.  Some more catch-up.

I've now posted the third part of  'Psychic Landscape' series, here.  Oh, and here's Part 1, and here's Part 2

Also, here's Shabcast 22(ish) and the first chapter of a novel I kid myself I'm writing.

Thursday 4 August 2016

You Need To Get Both References

My dear Wilmarth,

Yes, you’re right about the abominations living in the hills, unholy and unspeakable emissaries of blasphemous old gods. I don’t like them either…

Oh come on Albert, we know what all this talk of the unnameable, crablike, fungal spawn of Yoggoth is really about! I want you! I want to bend you over my bust of Milton and have you roughly like the horny little bitch you are! And I know you want it too, you little cocktease!


Henry Wentworth Akeley

P.S. I am wanking as I write this.

Friday 15 July 2016

Belated Updates and Links

Hello oldskool Shabgraffers.  I've not updated here since before Brexit and before I turned 40, so here's a catch-up post.

I've now posted two parts of a new (mini)series of posts about horror movies called 'Psychic Landscape'.  Here's Part 1, and here's Part 2.  So far they're about the Conjuring movies, or at least using them as a springboard.

Also, here's something I wrote about the Chilcot Report.

And here's a satirical(?) piece I wrote about my usual obsessions.

Saturday 11 June 2016

Shabcast 21b

The second half of my titanic chat with the brilliant Josh Marsfelder can be found here.  Listen or you're sunk.

Thursday 2 June 2016

Shabcast 21a

The first part of my titanic new shabcast with my online friend, returning guest Josh Marsfelder (of Vaka Rangi, now part of Eruditorum Press) is up.  Details here.