p.s. Hey. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi. Well, ultimately, his films are more wacky and comedic than horrifying, but still. And there is enough fake blood in most of them to paint Manhattan. So you’re probably right. ** David Ehrenstein, The premise that ghosts are either lonely and desperate to communicate their loneliness to those still sentient or angry to be dead and driven to punish the non-dead for their privilege is the paranormal’s blueprint. France is strangely, to me, traditionally not very interested in the paranormal. You can go back through their literature and films for years and years and barely find a single ghost. I wonder why. Some smarty-pants should write a book about that. ** Dominik, Hi, D!!! I’m okay, had shitty sleep last night for no good reason, so I’m kind of mentally boinked this morning, but I’m fine. Wow, your recent week beats my recent year or years by a landslide! That’s amazing! Congratulations for chasing your dreams into reality. That’s super incredible and heartening to hear! Was the second session good/even better? Amazing! Your Jarrod Wiggley tribute is beautiful. The blurry blown-up look of the photos is dreamy. I love him (them?). Yes, one week from yesterday we are told we can venture outside and very, very cautiously act like free human beings to some degree. All the shopkeepers in my vicinity were out vacuuming their premises yesterday in anticipation. I think it’ll still be kind of spooky out, but we’ll see. And I just discovered that the Chipotle sort of near me has reopened for take-out, which probably sounds like nothing, but when you’ve been eating microwaved vegan stuff for two months, even a mediocre burrito attains a holy water-like status. So I’m strolling over there today, bright eyed and bushy tailed. Are those cookies delicious? Love exactly like Pannu Kakku (Finnish pancakes, very yum), Dennis. ** Bill, They are nuts. That they are. For better and sometimes worse. Yeah, I’m where you are, I think, trying stuff out early on, feeling the promise, motivated to inch that promise in the right direction. Could be worse, right? Can the Roxie’s stuff be streamed over here? I’m sort of asking myself that, I guess, and I’ll go find the answer. ** Jeff J, They’re fun. Most of them. Pretty fun. The guy knows his way around a gory effect. Congrats on the novel loosening. Loosening is one of the hardest tasks. I love ‘La Guerre Est Finie’. People don’t like it? In God’s name why? Huh. Been a while, but I kind of adored it when I saw it. Yes, great news about Anne Boyer’s Pulitzer, for her and for Jeremy. I don’t suppose that could reverse his situation there? I just checked, and, huh, no, I haven’t done a post about Daniel Schmid. I thought I had too. Well, I’ll go search around and see if I can make such a post today. What brings his name to your mind? ** Steve Erickson, The UK has had a shitload of paranormal shows and documentaries. I feel almost certain just on gut instinct that they must have invented the form. My all-time favorite paranormal investigation show is a UK one, ‘Most Haunted’. It was very stylised and very over the top with old-school MTV editing and a wonderfully scary/overacting host. Miss it. Warner Bros. used to do lots of very imaginative promo stuff for their artists back in the peak days with their Reprise label. There are five or six amazing compilation albums from that period with otherwise unavailable tracks by everyone from Beefheart to Van Dyke Parks to Neil Young to … whoever. That was quite a incredible, daring label back in those days, especially for a major. Luck with your air-conditoner replacing. ** Misanthrope, Right? The comedy, the pathos, the hotness … it’s meta. I’ve never heard of Cornhole, or, you know, that game. I suppose it has nothing with you-know-what. Saturday sounded fun. Ace. ** Okay. The non-essential post I’ve restored today comes from the period when I was first writing my new novel, and, were you to remember this post when/if you finally read my novel, which is most unlikely, you would then understand why I built this particular post into existence in the first place. Otherwise, … have fun? See you tomorrow.