: Watching Orlando (1993). 📽️

: Reading: The Once and Future King. 📚

: Watched: It Comes at Night (2017), an incredibly well-written movie. 📽️ 

: 2024 is off to a promising start.

: Reading My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones. Only about 125 pages in, but Jones’s prose …

: Watching Rosemary’s Baby. 📽️

: Making a character in Shadowdark, which is a tabletop roleplaying game resembling what D&D used …

: Listening to Sofia Rei’s “De Tierra y Oro” 🎵

: Good morning! I’m listening to The Gnostic Preludes: Music of Splendor. It’s mystical, …

: You’ve gotta hear “La Araña” by punk legend Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds! …

: Learning about how pelvic floor muscles play into singing. Wild. How’d I never notice that?

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: Listening to Patchouli Blue by Bohren & Der Club of Gore while reading My Heart is a Chainsaw by …

: “The process of falling in love at first sight is as final as it is swift… but the growth of true …

: Bub looks like a teddy bear who lost a button. 🐈

: On to Gnostic Trio’s In Lambeth: Visions from the Walled Garden of William Blake. What a fun …

: Listening to In Search of the Miraculous, an album of mystical-sounding music by John Zorn’s …

: Listening to: Derek Bailey’s Pieces for Guitar 1966–67 🎵🎸

: Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality wins the “most eye-catching book title” …

: Mr. Business says “daylight savings time” is a bullshit human construct. Lunchtime is …

: Listening to legendary downtown NYC musician Ikue Mori’s One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, a …

: Tzadik Records’s catalogue is now on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. What! 🎵

: Beginning to play Signalis. As a longtime fan of the early Silent Hill games, I’m loving the …

: I tried Obsidian for notetaking and loved it enough to use it for writing. Then I got Obsidian …

: Looking forward to this winter. ❄️

: More webrings. More zines. 🖤

: Reading Misery and listening to The Iron Soul of Nothing by sunn O))) and Nurse With Wound. 📚 🎵

: I appreciate that they’re trying Maine accents in this 1979 Salem’s Lot movie.

: Watching Salem’s Lot (1979) 📽️

: The first love song that my first girlfriend ever sent me. 🖤 “Venus as a Boy”

: Watching: The Wicker Man (1973). 📽️

: “The werewolf smelled like cinnamon… and the night sky reeked of black licorice.” Here’s a …

: Stretched out with Mr. Business to watch The Witch: A New England Folktale (2015) 📽️

: About my cats publish.obsidian.md/aerial-ro…

: December 2020. I have no memory of taking this, but I look like I ate the canary here, don’t I?

: Maine author Sarah Orne Jewett (born 1849), known for her rich descriptions of southern Maine …

: Today I’ll be celebrating some of my favorite things about Maine, the place that made me. Stay …

: I’ve heard from fam in Maine that our loved ones in Lewiston and Lisbon are safe and …

: Said “What’s the mattah, Bub?” to the cat, then said “Sorry, I’m wicked gawmy” on a meeting in the …

: Playing Fear & Hunger put me in the mood for a scary tabletop RPG 👻

: Delivery tracking apps should revert back to their old, ominous “You’re Next” …

: Mr. Business likes resting his chin on my wrist while I write.

: Authoring a nonlinear creative writing project that I can’t wait to share.

: Learning the Zweihander fantasy horror RPG 📖

: Watching: 1408 (2007) 🍿📽️

: Well, I’ve now seen Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) 📽️

: Reading nook 📚

: Mr. Business .3

: Now watching: Blue Velvet (1986) 📽️

: This sums me up.

: Mr. Business is kneading my shoulder, burying his face in my hair, and purring 🐈

: Taking recommendations for good love stories in any media to balance my horror media spree. I …

: Two more weeks of Halloween might not be enough, friends. 📖 🐈

: I’ve joined Mastodon (obvious to those of you reading this on Mastodon), where I hear there’s a …

: Whew. Ok. That movie was brutal! And I was still recovering from The Lighthouse. Now it’s …

: Still watching The Descent. Had to take a lil' stress break in the middle of this one; it’s …

: Watching: The Descent (2006) 📽️

: I understand it’s basic self-care to exfoliate and moisturize, but I’m only beginning to …

: Supine androgyne

: Reading Akwaeke Emezi’s autobiographical fiction novel *Freshwater* this spring got me curious about …

: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King really paints descriptions of the small-town Maine that I …

: I watched The Lighthouse (2019) last night. Probably the most creepy, under-your-skin movie I’ve …

: Going back to songwriting basics. I can feel it: I’m about to break down my whole skill set, service …

: Doom 2 is the last game I wrote scripts for. I was designing levels for a mod that ran HeXen’s …

: The alternative to learning Javascript in my case would be learning built-in Twine syntaxes to do …

: Maybe I should learn Javascript as part of an interactive nonfiction project in Twine.

: Tug of war. 2019.

: Watched The Woman in Black (2012).

: I am a kind of sentient cat tree that—though my cats disapprove—sometimes serves other uses.

: Mr. Business 👁️

: This movie’s cute as hell — we’re watching Ponyo 2008. 📽️

: 11 things I'm into zettelkasten ✍🏻 composing music 🎵 rope bondage (sorry, mom) 🪢 art journaling 📓 fantastique and …

: Listening to Book of Silk by Tin Hat Trio. 🎵 This album feels like a silent movie score performed by …

: 🔗 Reading: Introduction to the Zettelkasten Method for a granular approach to research, note-taking, …

: Reading: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King 📚 The first three chapters remind me very much of …

: 📽️ Well damn, Portrait of a Lady on Fire sure did wring me out 🥹

: 📽️ Watching: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

: 📽️ Is Black Swan good?

: Isolating for at least five days because of exposure. Four hours in, my cat Mr. Business is still …

: Books without dust covers 📚 👀

: 📽️ Watching: Terminator (1984)

: Watching “The Comeback of the Immersive Sim” by Game Maker’s Toolkit I love games …

: 📽️ Watched The Fifth Element for the first time in like two decades and wow, the pace of that movie …

: If I’m gonna look vampy anyway, I might as well start playing it up, eh?

: Jeez, John Wick 4 has some real Fear & Hunger material in it, huh? I can’t catch a break

: 📽️ Watching: John Wick 4 because I need a silly movie as a break from all these horror movies

: Now reading: “Autopsy Room Four” from Stephen King’s Everything’s Eventual 📖

: Playing: Fear & Hunger 🕹️

: 📽️From the maker of Skinamarink: a 29-minute Skinamarink-adjacent short film www.youtube.com/watch

: Finished reading: Tortured Souls by Clive Barker 📚

: 📽️ Watching: Experiment in Terror (1962)

: “Experiment in Terror” is coming together. Next time: “Charade” 🎸

: Catch me singing a sultry cover of “Experiment in Terror” by Harry Mancini, who composed it for the …

: 🎵 Fear & Hunger soundtrack

: Reading: How to Connect by Thich Nhat Hanh 📚

: Reading with Mr. Business 📚🐈

: I still love short stories, especially when I’m reading horror. There’s just something great about a …

: 1408 1408” is Stephen King's twist on the perennial “haunted hotel room” ghost story. According to King’s …

: Reading: “1408” from Stephen King’s short story collection Everything’s Eventual 📖

: 📺 Street Woman Fighter 2, episode 1

: The feeling of having like 57 mental browser tabs open

: 🔗 Hypertext fiction

: Still haunted by last night’s viewing of Skinamarink (2023). That movie was a nightmare 📽️

: Skinamarink got under my skin. This experimental horror film was shot so strangely that it didn’t …

: 📽️ Skinamarink (2023)

: 🔗 NPR — School book bans show no signs of slowing, PEN America finds

: “…what I would call Bourgeois horror, is the kind of horror which is firmly rooted in …

: 📽️ This House Has People in It (2016)

: 📽️ Paranormal Activity (2007)

: 🎵 Learning a couple of movie themes by Harry Mancini: “Experiment in Terror” (1962) …

: Mr. Business, everyone.

: 🔗 NPR: There have been attempts to censor more than 1,900 library book titles so far in 2023

: Super Mario Bros. Wonder looks promising, eh? I’m down to play a cute and (for me) nostalgic …

: Listening to: Tortured Souls by Clive Barker. 📚

: 2021.

: I’m so excited to finally play with Twine—I can’t wait to learn its ins and outs so I can start …

: Xena: Warrior Princess S1, E1 “Sins of the Past” (1995) 📺 Campy as a kitchen table game …

: Experimenting with Twine. 🧶🕹️

: Uh-oh, this gave me ideas. 🔗 Digital gardens let you cultivate your own little bit of the internet

: Posting some Baldur’s Gate 3-inspired writing prompts soon!

: Swooning. Somebody catch me. Obsidian works with local files and supports markdown footnotes. 💜

: Taking obsidian.md markdown knowledge base for a test drive.

: Want to read: The Arcades Project by Walter Benjamin 📚

: Currently reading: Teatro Grottesco by Thomas Ligotti 📚 Last Halloween, I read Ligotti’s Songs …

: 2018

: My orange tabby Mr. Business has noticed that I like oranges, so he sits near them and stands up …

: 📽️ The Dark Crystal (1982)

: I mapped some Elden Ring dungeons, D&D-style

: Just watched A Quiet Place, a movie with very little dialogue. It’s one of the most tense movies …

: The heat wave is over. Toward the end there, heat index 100 F didn’t feel so bad. We can …

: Touching grass.

: Watched and enjoyed Dredd (2012) last night. I wasn’t expecting a dungeon crawler. 📽️

: Farewell, summer

: Mr. Business likes walks.

: Heya, I hope you’re having an excellent Thursday 👋🏻 📷 Ashton Sotiro Photography …

: Mr. Business is cancer-free, according to his vet! 🎉🐈

: Sorry to hear we’ve lost web accessibility legend Molly Holzschlag. Think of her today when you alt …

: I played up the makeup a little, but otherwise, this is just me on an average fall or winter day. 📷 …

: This guy has been sneaking in and sleeping quietly beside me this week.

: Making cold salads to counter the heat wave

: On track to hit 100 F in DC. The “cold” water runs hot. 🚰

: I love the cooking in Sea of Stars—it’s cozy and makes foraging for health items feel much more …

: Cary likes to lurk under sheer dresses. He thinks he’s hidden.

: How Peruvian Psychedelic Cumbia Made Its Way to L.A. NPR 🎵

: Meet the ten-person band bringing the world of cumbia, a fusion of African rhythms, Indigenous …

: There’s a jawa in A New Hope who almost sings “Down with the Sickness” at least …

: Microcast: Music! Hunter has written a bit of new music for harp, celesta, upright bass, strings, and guitar. …

: Written version of Podcast: Music! Hunter here! I’ve just recorded a bit of music for harp, celesta, upright bass, strings, and …

: Grawwwrgh I was in the middle of a good take and my hair damped the strings grrrgh

: For the guitar’s part, let’s get kind of a biphonic (or maybe heterophonic?) texture …

: Oh that’s much better. We now have a really poignant-sounding high note (B4)

: I want an A4 and B4 to work with, so let’s move it up to 3rd position where we can stretch to the …

: The ol’ workbench 🎸🎵🎹

: Guitar time! 🎸 Challenging myself to write an ominous little piece using very simple ingredients. …

: I love how Sea of Stars doesn’t start our protagonist off as a known badass—they’re just …

: Sea of Stars is a beautiful and very cute game so far 🕹️

: Test “microcast” podcast Hunter tests audio recording, editing, and publishing features while his cat tries to get …

: Page-turner heat wave overdrive Recommend me a page-turner! I’m looking for a story of any length that you couldn’t put down. …

: Sit down right now. Give me this moment. Write whatever’s running through you. Finished reading: …

: Mr. Business likes the fake fur.

: A haunting image from Blasphemous 2

: What’s your favorite time of day? I come alive in the morning dark.

: Feels like I’m communicating with Bluesky and Tumblr from another dimension 👻 I’m posting photos via …

: Test post from micro.blog Sunlit app

: When my partner plays Baldur’s Gate 3, the Faerun dating sim, her gaming PC heats up. Glows orange. …

: Now reading: Indie Microblogging by Manton Reece 📚 I appreciate that Manton has published the entire …

: Finished reading: Smart Sex by Dr Emily Morse 📚 Overall, an interesting, fun, and helpful read Took …

: Deadlines are tight for this writer today! But some of us here in the US are on the off-ramp to the …

: Day 1: Abstract 📷

: Why I’ve started this independently hosted micro blog Some reasons why I’ve chosen micro.blog: Ad-free Doesn’t sell my information Guards its community …

: Smart-ass oak Smart-ass oak drops one more leaf on the pile I raked 📝 Tiny poem by Hunter Ward. First published …

: 'webrings webrings webrings' Two people inspired this indie microblog: Kat Blackheart catalyzed the move by posting the simple …

: New music: 'Looseleaf Forest' New music: “Looseleaf Forest,” a short piece for harps, lute, cello, and percussion. …

: Intro post Hi, I’m Hunter. By day, I’m a copywriter in higher education. I’ve recently …