The infrequent and rambling thoughts of Paul Howse...

Ancient Ghosts

Skeleton cup
I was recently looking through my old files and re-discovered my MA thesis, which I completed in 2002. I liked doing my MA. It was one of the best times in my life; I was recently married, and now had the opportunity to pursue something of great interest to me. A picture of heaven to me is to have an academic library at my disposal and enough [...]

Joshua Hoffine Cthulhu Horror Art ...

Joshua Hoffine Cthulhu Horror Art – “Pickman’s Masterpiece”
Anyone even slightly interested in horror who has spent a decent amount of time hanging about on the internet is highly likely to have come across Joshua Hoffine’s horror photography. His work is surreal and captivating, intriguing and awful. And it has now taken a turn for the awesome as he has created a series of photographs entitled [...]

In which I lament the demise of James...

Cthulhu is sad.
Cthulhu is sad. Those of you who read the Dice of Doom blog may already be aware of how excited I was to learn of James Cameron’s collaboration with Guillermo del Toro in a movie adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness. So imagine my dismay when, upon looking through my email today, I noticed that Universal Stud [...]


Greetings, my readers! Welcome to this, my blog. Herein I shall write of many and various things as suit my fancy. You may be wondering what some of these so-called “things” shall be. So here’s a little precis: Perhaps the most notable thing about me is my education. I received a PhD in Ancient History way back in 2009. The [...]