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When the Spirit Moves (out)
by The Phantom Websurfer
©2002 Bard/Cubist -- all rights reserved

Something interesting has been noted of writers of SF and fantasy: When they write about transformations of their own accord, the resulting stories are almost exclusively about physical changes; but when externally prompted, i.e. when someone else asks them to write about transformations, the resulting tales are as likely to deal with psychological and/or spiritual changes as with the physical sort. Which has little or nothing to do with this issue's links, but at least it filled up a few dozen words...

A tenebrous and phobical cacophony

Filking is one of the longer-lived subcultures within SF fandom as a whole, and certainly one of the more noticeable. For filking is music -- specifically, songs that are in some way related to SF and/or fantasy -- and few are the SF conventions in which filkers don't spend at least one evening making a whole lotta noise. In honor of the Horror writing contest, we thought it would be appropriate to bring to your notice three sites which contain lyrics and/or downloadable audio files of Cthulhu Mythos filksongs. In order to ensure a proper level of TF content, each of these sites is certified to contain at least one song inspired by The Shadow over Innsmouth.

Strangled Warblings of the Apocalypse House Fhtagn -- Cthulhu Filk The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets

Pizza of the Gods

And you thought that belief systems were not subject to change? You were very, very, wrong. Sometimes all it takes is a simple shift in one's point of view, and that's all she wrote, brother! Case in point: The Virtual-Temple of the Invisible Pink Unicorn. The IPU was originally nothing more than a metaphorical reductio ad absurdum by which atheists could ridicule people of faith, but somewhere along the way, an entire religion (tongue in cheek, admittedly) got stirred into the mix! It is all quite silly, but if your God is the kind that can stand a little ribbing from time to time, we think you'll enjoy this website.

Visit: Virtual-Temple of the Invisible Pink Unicorn.

If you know of any sites whose subject matter renders them suitable for inclusion in TSAT, send us the URL!

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