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Two New Places

December 9th, 2017

Exciting news for Hyborian Age scholars: two new Hyrkanian city-states/provinces have been discovered. The city-state of Dimmorz went to war with Balkhana during the early-middle period of Conan’s life. Recently retrieved artifacts picture Conan leading a mercenary army in the pay of Balkhana’s nobles. From what can be reconstructed, Conan’s army was trapped in a walled city, but thanks to some social justice activism, the Balkhanas defeated the army from Dimmorz.

Two images survive:

An etching displaying Conan’s activism work.

A close-up of one of Conan’s biggest supporters.

Armed and Dog-erness

November 29th, 2017

One of the few radius and ulna depictions from middle-period Hyborian paintings. Additionally, it is one of the only hand-flying paintings that incorporates the radius and ulna in it.

This beautiful work was found in the collection of Baron von Grilfre, a long-time Hyborian art aficionado. Cataloged as HB124 by Lloyds of London, it is better known to alternate historians as Gnarls in Charge.

That Wonderful A Bomb Beat

November 20th, 2017

I have spent an inordinate amount of time the last five years listening to, where one of the options is 50/60s monster and halloween rock. I listened to it a year straight in 2012-2013, which says something about both me and the station.

Anywhoo, as a fan of sonic archeology, it has been a British Museum, including little numbers like “A Bomb Bop” by Mike Fern and the Del Royals.

One of the few good things to come out of Morgan City, LA.


November 19th, 2017

Malcolm Young, rocking rocker from AC/DC, finally banged his head out of the prime material plane. As they said, “It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll,” and one thing that I will always give AC/DC is that they never changed their sound. Sometimes it was more produced, but it never wandered too far from high-voltage rock and roll. When you can play the same beat for more than forty years, and survive songs like “Mistress for Christmas,” you are doing something. Even Slayer went Nu-metal for that one album.

The other thing I always liked about AC/DC: Richard Ramirez stole is nickname from them, and there aren’t many bands that can say that.


November 1st, 2017

So we did it again, Osmosites. A bunch of modules, a bunch of Zeke, and, with Iuz’s dark blessing, a bunch of tasty, tasty candy.

Until next year, let’s keep looking at, through, or with the eyes of Satan: