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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. Froborr
    April 25, 2016 @ 4:10 pm

    I already read this one on the Patreon, of course, but it didn’t have the music then. That’s AWFUL. It’s like someone took the Star Control 2 soundtrack (which is similarly built almost entirely of short, looping riffs stacked on top of each other), stripped it of all joy and energy, and then fed it through Rob Liefeld.


    • Ross
      April 26, 2016 @ 10:35 am

      Throws aside work, starts up a new Star Control 2 game.


      • SpaceSquid
        April 26, 2016 @ 10:43 am

        That last comment was me, not Ross.


        • Ross
          April 26, 2016 @ 9:43 pm

          I guess I could do that too if it helps. Real freaking weird to suddenly appear here though.


          • Elizabeth Sandifer
            April 26, 2016 @ 9:44 pm

            A lingering bug involving corrupt cookies. Some day the last of the bad cookies will go away and this will stop happening. Some day.

          • SpaceSquid
            April 28, 2016 @ 10:35 am

            There is never a bad reason to boot up Star Control 2.

  2. James Wylder
    April 25, 2016 @ 4:35 pm

    I’d expected that music to be… better. I’m genuinely surprised how banal it is. Huh.

    All that song makes me think of is Ben Stiller’s Outro on that Limp Bizkit album I found in a parking lot (it was the censored version!) run over by a car that I decided to listen to (for some reason):
    “Um, I like that you’re so f—in’ out there
    with your message. You know, shut the f—
    up man! Watch out mom! Big bad rock star.”

    Its amazing though isn’t it, how small the feud Vox Day has is in the scale of things isn’t it? I really only realized this trying to explain the Puppies thing to someone last week. Hijacking awards that so few people care about that they can be gamed with small group of followers. The friend I was explaining it to was baffled by the pettiness of it all. “Don’t they have anything better to do?” was their actual response. I couldn’t argue with that. Its such a small crusade, but for those it impacts, it matters so much. A game of king of the hill, surrounded by mountains.

    I put up a story I wrote for the Hugo nominations this year, I sincerely doubt it will make it, after all I’m competing with slate voting, let alone the fact that it wasn’t as well read as many other stories (though it was well received), and I couldn’t help but think how it was somehow some strange midpoint: a highly religious work, steeped in Christianity, but equally steeped in Social Justice culture. I’ve wondered for a long time what Vox Day would think of it, in a genuine sort of curiosity. I may as well link it here as well in case he’s in the comments, or anyone feels like reading a weird Arthurian story today.

    And if you are reading this Vox: Hi.


  3. Champiness
    April 25, 2016 @ 5:39 pm

    This is the fabled Psykosonik, font of Puppydom? Was expecting something a little more confrontational. I mean at least Information Society were upfront about being a kinda reedy synthpop act with vague rave trappings.


  4. Aberrant Eyes
    April 25, 2016 @ 6:45 pm

    One advantage of tabbed browsers like Chrome is that I can click a link without having to see the results if I don’t want to. To my knowledge, this is the first time that’s ever been the case. I’m summoning the self-appointed Voice of the God of this world, but I don’t particularly want to hear anything that voice has to say, because (to quote something our host’s other active work of psychochronography will cover pretty soon) I’ve heard it before, and it wasn’t funny the first time.


    • Aberrant Eyes
      April 26, 2016 @ 6:34 pm

      …in retrospect, if I was going to contribute intention to a magickal working, I probably shouldn’t have specifically directed it away from the stated goal of said working. I’m not seriously claiming responsibility for the Hugo Award for Best Related Work shortlist; I’m just saying that, if you believe in magick, you have to believe that energy went somewhere, and if you can entertain, even for entertainment purposes, the notion that Watchmen and Pax Americana are responses to each other, only a deep and abiding faith in human nature can turn you actively away from the notion that frivolous participation (like mine) in the clickbait sigil played a role in putting SJWs Think a Book Only Needs One Chapter Five and Safe Spaces as an Excuse for Cheap Provocation on the ballot. (I will not speak their official titles, only their real ones.)


      • Elizabeth Sandifer
        April 26, 2016 @ 9:45 pm

        Certainly I knew I was launching it the day before he was very probably going to sweep nominations, so.


  5. Frezno
    April 25, 2016 @ 11:52 pm

    Oh great. He was here within the video games this entire time, right as the NES was struck dead. I think I need a shower.


    • James Wylder
      April 26, 2016 @ 12:07 am

      The specter haunted us.

      The call was coming from inside the house.


  6. Anton B
    April 26, 2016 @ 8:58 am

    First mention on the Eruditorum for Gen P and Throbbing Gristle? I’d have thought sheee at least deserves a footnote in the Last War in Albion. I’m pretty sure the Temple Ov Psychic Youth were a huge influence on Morrison.


  7. AndyRobot
    April 26, 2016 @ 1:25 pm

    ::starts reading::

    Huh. That’s an obscure title – where’s he going with this?

    ::sees second paragraph, and the word WaxTrax::

    Oh. Heh. Right.



  8. Anthony D Herrera
    April 27, 2016 @ 3:22 pm

    I don’t if you would want to hear this but after that awful video took me back to the early 90’s I realized that the Super Nintendo project is reminding me of the movie Toys with Michael Gambon’s character representing Genesis and Nemesis and Robin Williams representing SNES and, I guess, you.


  9. maistrechat
    August 30, 2016 @ 9:09 pm

    This is my least favorite SNES game. I bought it at a Family Video “getting rid of all of our SNES stuff” sale for a couple of dollars, under the weird idea I had that “even bad SNES games were still entertaining”.

    This game isn’t, and wasn’t. Which seems just about right to me, considering Beale’s involvement.


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