Living Strange Days, Drinking Satanic Tea

Hello, Weirdlings,

These days are indeed strange — full of anxiety, full of hope. We reach for comforts, a cozy book, a cup of tea, warm and inviting. We curl up, let the weight of the day go. Allow ourselves a moment of sweet solitude.


Movies

Strange Days Says More About 2020 Than it Did About 1999 (The Spool)

“Strange Days is a movie about how technology and art can make the political personal, how seeing the world through someone else’s eyes can give us new, vital perspectives and how those disparate points of view could shake us out of our solipsistic navel gazing if we could just look away from the mirrors and explosions and porn for one goddamn second,” writes Chris Ludovici in a fantastic analysis of a fantastic movie.


TV

Fast Color Is Being Turned Into a Series at Amazon (Shadow and Act)

Fast Color, a scifi film about three generations of black women coming to understand their own secret power, is being adapted into a series by JuVee Productions, headed by Viola Davis and Julius Tennon.

Stay Home, Watch Horror: 5 Horror Shows to Stream This Week (Bloody Disgusting)

Looking for some low commitment horror TV. Look to these five anthology or short-run shows.


Games

Demon’s Souls is a Faithful and Stunningly Gorgeous Remake (IGN)

“Demon's Souls is not a game for everyone,” notes Mitchell Saltzman. “Actually, I take that back; it's most definitely something everyone should try, but the look, seemingly unforgiving nature and themes might be a bit off-putting. Don't let them be.”

Nintendo's Drive To Innovate Allows It To Chart Its Own Path (GameSpot)

While Xbox and Playstation release next generation consoles, Nintendo continues to carve out its own successful niche in gaming.


Lore

Care for a Cup of Satanic Chamomile? (The New York Times)

Pitch Black North is redesigning the image for tea, “making the cozy brew a little more goth.”


Short of the Week

“The Maker,” directed by Christopher Kezelos, is an eerily beautiful stop motion animation about heartbreak and loss.

Andrea Blythe
Andrea Blythe writes speculative poetry and fiction. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks, including Twelve: Poems Inspired by the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale (Interstellar Flight Press, 2020).