Thursday, January 26, 2017
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Welcome to the MaddHouse Podcast, your one stop shop for amateur Tabletop RPG discussion! Here we'll discuss all sorts of topics mainly revolving around D&D 5e, from the DM perspective of a gay D&D weirdo veteran (Me, Superhorse) and a trans D&D weirdo newbie (Maddi from MaddHouse).
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Saturday, January 14, 2017
- At the time of this writing, I have only read the book through to the end of chapter IX. My passage through the book has been obstructed by my need to write this criticism, to plant a singular neon marker in the swallowing black of this maze.
- Anyone who’s written a last-minute paper for a collegiate-level literature course should feel right at home.
- I haven’t read much of the discourse on House of Leaves, so what I’m saying has likely been said before.
- I find it deliciously ironic that I’m writing an academic piece on House of Leaves, since it’s the very sort of writing that House of Leaves blatantly parodies.
- Tatiana sticks her finger up Truant’s ass and finds his “P-spot.” Why not the G-spot? Maybe because “P” stands for “prostate.” But we also know another “P” who figures prominently in Truant’s life is his mother Pelafina.
- This causes Truant to ejaculate all over Tatiana’s black skin. Black is the color associated with ink, with Zampanò’s monolithic work The Navidson Record. Much like Truant has indulged in free license of Zampanò’s work, Truant sprayed his indulgence all over Tatiana...
- ...and Tatiana rubs it in. Consumes it. Smiles.
I am Zampanò, Zampanò is Me
Chiclitz’s The Minotaur
- The dedication of House of Leaves reads “this is not for you” in Johnny’s voice. Obviously, then, it is for him.
- The phrase “A Novel” on the cover of House of Leaves is colored purple. One of the only things in the book to share this color is the nail polish of Johnny’s mother, Pelafina. The destroyed text is in red, and references to the house are in blue. Red and blue make purple, implying that House of Leaves could not exist without the labyrinthine story of the house and Johnny’s need to repress his trauma.