Monday, September 26, 2011

What it's about...

The Dark Dimension referred to in the name of this blog is pretty nebulous. Initially, I thought it would be a repository for musings and meanderings about the weird and unexplained. But what, exactly, would I talk about?

I'm a fan of science fiction and fantasy, particularly Swords & Sorcery like Robert E. Howard's Conan and his countless imitators. I'm also a comic and roleplaying game fan. Obviously these all would help fit the bill - all of them contain within them things that could be considered "dark."

But what do I mean by "dark dimension"? Or, for that matter, "dark"?

Good questions. So far, I've discussed Buckaroo Banzai and Conan the Barbarian in 3D (though I actually saw it in 2D). But this isn't a movie blog. Exactly. Well, it will be, occasionally. I plan on ruminating on books like Margaret St. Clair's The Shadow People and Leigh Brackett's Eric John Stark stories. But I don't plan on this being a book blog. But it will be, occasionally. I also love scifi and fantasy enough to want to go on and on about them, but this won't be a dedicated scifi/fantasy blog (and if you object to "scifi" being used to describe the genre, I don't think this is the blog for you - scifi/SF/science fiction are all the same thing, and quibbling over what it's called is silly, much like the Trekkie/Trekker distinction. And yeah, I do use really long parentheticals quite a bit). This also isn't a blog that focuses on UFOs and the paranormal, but, you guessed it, it will be at times. And what about the "real" world? What about all the strange and odd and sinister things that are explainable by science? The mad despots of history, the crumbling ruins in Guatemalan jungles, the planets whirling around our Sun and others stars, the theories about parallel universes? Yep, I dig all that stuff, too. The Dark Dimension is a catch-all, a blanket term for everything that keeps you up late at night, for good or ill, whether due to a nightmare or because you read books by flashlight under the covers. It ranges from Dracula to Carl Sagan. It stretches from the deep sky to the shadowy corner in your bedroom. I plan on it being fun, so I won't be dwelling on doom and gloom.

It's just a fun little corner of the internet to talk about weird things.

Next up: The Hunt for the Skinwalker.


  1. And maybe I'll talk about Heavy Metal, the movie...

  2. Jeff, I wanted to send a (very belated) thank-you for your generous comments at the Damnation Decade blog. I'm glad you liked the game, and I hope you're getting some good use out of it.
    Take care and best regards,