E.J. Hagadorn

Author, traveler, and artist, I like to visit the places people write about, and write about the places I visit.



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Lovecraft in Anime
a month ago
When people think of the works of H.P. Lovecraft, they often think of mind-bending imagery, and unearthly beasts with tentacles. When people think of anime, they often imagine the same thing. If you’r...
Utterly Weird Books You Should Definitely Read
2 months ago
Not every book is a simple progression from beginning to end. Not all words are what they seem at face value. Between the covers of a book (assuming the book even has covers) anything can happen, and ...
Short Story to Big Screen
2 months ago
It's remarkable that a few words on the printed page, no longer than your average term paper, can be the cornerstone of a blockbuster film. Sometimes we find the movie before the story, sometimes the ...
Lights, Camera, Nevermore!
2 months ago
The works of Edgar Allan Poe have struck many a chord with filmmakers over the years. There are plenty of professionally made, studio-produced films based on Poe's stories, and they do all right in th...
So You Want to Work on a Cruise?
3 months ago
It’s not surprising how many people want to work on a cruise ship. The idea of living and working on a boat, sailing out to sea and seeing new places, has a certain kind of romance about it. Just know...
Paul Revere's Ride
3 months ago
I know of few poems that have had the lasting and far-reaching effects of Paul Revere’s Ride. Recite the first line of Longfellow’s poem and most Americans will answer with the second. That is a rare ...