Who writes these words?

WHO WRITES THESE WORDS

My name is Michael.  I am a graduate student in English literature at a midwestern university.  Principally my interests are Shakespeare and early modern drama, and historical and contemporary theories of (post)humanism.

THOSE THINGS SOUND BORING

I’m also very interested in new media (and old media), especially videogames.  I sometimes even make my own games.

VIDEOGAMES ARE SLIGHTLY LESS BORING, I WILL CONTINUE READING 

I’m also incredibly interested in horror fiction, broadly construed.

WELL THAT’S COOL BUT WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE

This blog is a place for me to write and put things without necessarily having to polish them to professional or academic standards, these little pseudo-essays on books, plays, movies, or whatever.  I’ve been blogging on this site since I was an undergraduate, so my opinions and the quality of my analysis varies widely.  It’s pretty interesting to look at, in a horribly awkward way that disgusts me.

Oh, you can also find some non-academic things I’ve written under the short fiction tag.

WHY IS YOUR BLOG CALLED “CORRELATED CONTENTS”

I took the name from the story The Call of Cthulhu, by H.P. Lovecraft.  He is one of my favorite writers who is not Shakespeare, though I think there is a lot to keep in mind about him and his work.  Anyway, here is the quote:

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.

CAN WE BE FRIENDS

I hope we can be friends!  I also have a Tumblr and a Twitter because I am a Millennial and need these things for validation. Follow me.

If you want to contact me otherwise, then you can either comment on a post or send me an email at this address:

3 thoughts on “Who writes these words?”

  1. I was recently linked to your “H.P. Lovecraft Goes to an Anime Convention” story and I immediately recorded it as I am wont to read these things aloud in a serious voice when they entertain me.

    In case you find it entertaining, here it is:

    http://vocaroo.com/i/s1LY3vnGweq0

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