Thursday, February 28, 2013

On this Day 1929

Camillien Houde
As of today, in 1929, all married Montreal women, who pay municipal taxes, gained the right to vote (in municipal matters). The then Montreal mayor, Camillien Houde was not too happy about this law passing, even though a subset of women had had the right to vote in federal elections since 1918, full sufferage for the women of Quebec dd not come about until 1940 (source).

Monday, February 25, 2013

Abandoned Asylum Suitcases

No, not a 90's album name, but a collection of just that, suitcases from asylum patients that were stored after their death, and rediscovered on the closure of the asylum, and donated to a museum. This is not only a very poingant site, that may even bring a tear to your eys, but is a great place to get ideas for adventures, and handouts.

Food for thought.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Map of the Dreamlands

The dream quest of unknown Kadath was one of HPL's longer works of fiction, and gives a great deal on insight into the man himself (it's no secret Randolph Carter is HPL's Mary Sue). The very reasoning behind the Dreamworlds in my opinion makes it difficult, if not unrealistic, to map, however, a guy called Jason Thompson has given it a good go for his new graphic novel.

One of the things I’ve been working on for the Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath graphic novel is a map of the Dreamlands, as described in Dream-Quest and other Lovecraft stories. The results which will appear in the book are here, or here if you want a closer to full-size version.