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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later. Support Elizabeth on Patreon.


  1. Sean Daugherty
    November 3, 2016 @ 4:41 pm

    I increasingly feel guilty about the fact that I still like Fight Club. 🙁


    • Devin
      November 3, 2016 @ 7:53 pm

      Haven’t revisited it or closely analyzed it or anything, but my off-the-cuff impression would be that it’s not awful or anything, there’s some good stuff and some bad stuff in there. If it’s your most favoritist favorite, well, that’s a bit worrisome. But I don’t take “hey, I liked Fight Club” as a danger sign, y’know? It’s “Fight Club is my bible” that, whoa, slow it down there sailor.


      • David Gerard
        November 4, 2016 @ 9:20 am

        The film is a reasonably well executed piece of non-claptrap; it’s remembered because it is in fact very good in multiple directions. It was certainly one of the better movies around its release date. I don’t want to hate it for its worse fans. (none of whom seem to realise e.g. just how fucking gay it is.)

        The acting was amazing. I hadn’t realised just how good Brad Pitt was at acting until then. And I decided Edward Norton was brilliant just from this film.

        The book was better than the film, though not that much better. I do wish I’d read the book first.

        I recall discussion of Palahniuk on the J. G. Ballard mailing list in the early 2000s. (The list, is quietish these days given JGB’s existence failure and has mostly moved to closed FB groups, but David Pringle is still on it and that’s an absolute requirement for a Ballard list.) Consensus was the guy’s really pretty good, but probably not actually great, and probably wouldn’t actually last. We thought his other books we looked over were well-executed but failed in the actually grabbing us bit.

        Fight Club has sufficient cliche value to be remembered more than it strictly warrants. Palahniuk needs at least one more impact that size on popular culture to really make his name stick.


  2. bombasticus
    November 3, 2016 @ 6:07 pm



  3. Shannon
    November 3, 2016 @ 6:09 pm

    Really beautiful. A friend of mine from high school recently transitioned. I look back on the angry and sad young person she was then and understand what was going on so much better. I’m sure she does too.


  4. wanderingarmageddonpeddler
    November 5, 2016 @ 4:12 pm

    This might actually be the best article on this website.

    No but something that is under-discussed I think when it comes to conversations about trolls and bullies is that they are so often living and judging themselves by codes that are toxic to themselves as well as others. I’ve seen it over and over again. Fuck, I’ve lived it.


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