Welcome to my new blog. My name is Lindsey Goddard. I’m an avid reader, writer, and horror movie buff. Though my roots are in the horror genre, weirdness is all around us and isn’t always horrific. I like that.
So, what will I post here? What qualifies as weird enough for a blog geared toward everything weird?
I don’t know. It’s March. Certainly a weird month, if you know where to find the weirdness. Remember how people used to think St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland? We could discuss that!
Or… today is March 12th. Kerouac’s birthday. Jack Kerouac is credited as a pioneer of the Beat generation. His novel, On The Road, is chock-full of misadventures and strange substance use. We could talk about that.
March is a great month to discuss ancient Rome. The Roman New Year was actually in March, as their ten month calendar ran from March to December. Also, March marks the month Julius Caesar was stabbed a ton of times in a conspiracy between like sixty of his own men! That’s intense history!
We could switch topics to focus on weird cinema and discuss the recent release of A Quiet Place II in theaters. Does it really need a sequel? Is it worth the $20 popcorn and soda? Who knows? Some reviewers say it’s better than the first.
Let’s see. What else is weird about March? Why, it’s Women’s History Month. We could discuss some of my favorite weird females in history. Like Maud Stevens Wagner, the first known female tattoo artist. Or Margaret Atwood, who wrote the dark and definitely weird, The Handmaid’s Tale.
Yes, we could discuss any of this. But we won’t. I just wanted to give you a feel for this blog.
I hereby extend an invitation to anyone out there who’s interested in being part of Weird Wide Web. Submit your ideas! Interact! Send me all the weirdness you’ve got hiding up those peculiar sleeves of yours! Contact info can be found on the main page at: www.weirdwideweb.org/Submit