This post is the first of a new series exploring a few #gothic tropes I love, starting with my absolute favourite: the creepy old house (which may or may not have a mind of its own)!
One sub-species that got left out of my GOTH IS [NOT] DEAD series is my own favourite mash-up genre, Gothic Weird. You can find my (not comprehensive) list of Gothic sub-genres here. Weird Fiction was, as far as Lovecraft was concerned, pioneered by Edgar Allan Poe, and is a term that is used to describe… Continue reading Goth is [not] Dead: What is Gothic Weird Fiction?
Guest Post: Clementine Wells Miss Clementine Wells was alive [or, as she prefers, a member of the Ante-dead community] for twenty-two years and has been dead since 1793. She prefers the term 'Revenant'.1 This is a type of undead which does not require the blood of the living, but is known for its violent rages.… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea: Undead Fashion
In the binary days of yore, they were known as succubi/incubi by human demonologists, denoting female/male respectively, but in fact sex demons can be whatever you want them to be, and don't personally identify as either. Most of the succubus and incubus attacks in one area are perpetrated by the same demon, and they don't… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea: How To Spot A Sex Demon
Where is the 'New' Estate? The 'New' Estate, properly the Queen Mary Estate, was built in the 1963, begun on the tenth anniversary of Queen Mary's death. There was some further expansion in the 1980s and then the final phase of building around the time of the Queen's Golden Jubilee, 2002. The newest section of… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea: New Estate Fashion