Follow Friday #2 – Wilbur Whateley

the elder signObviously, this is not the real Wilbur.  Wilbur died decades ago, as we all well know.  Or maybe it is the real Wilbur, reincarnated but much friendlier.  In any case, the blogger and Weird lover known as wilburwhateley around Tumblr is, without a doubt, one of my favorite people.  Why?  Well, aside from basically being a Lovecraftian scholar, they’re just a lovely person.  I don’t know if that friendliness is some abominable ruse planted in them by their father, to lull us into a false sense of security this time around, maybe to appear as a non-threat to animals, whose senses are attuned to the otherworldly in ways our vapid human senses are not, and succeed with their previously failed plot to free the terror lying hidden beyond the veil at Dunwich.

Or maybe, they’re just a lovely person with a fascination with all things Horror and Weird.  We started corresponding more when, after seeing my posts about funding my kickstarter, they messaged me and offered to post/reblog the information.  At one point saying, As much of an ass as the old man could be (ha), he was nothing if not encouraging to and supporting of fellow Weird writers and relied on others for support for his own work when he needed connections or encouragement, etc. I think that’s a positive aspect of his personality that’s worth replicating.”  On top of that, they’re always happy to answer questions from readers.

So if you wanna look at some eldritch art, discuss some weird fiction, or discuss the state of horror movies today, why not drop on by and Wilbur a holler.  What’s the worst that could happen?

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