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A pulp pulpit 10 years on

Posted by at 7:12 pm Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Events, News, Pulpcon, PulpFest, ThePulp.Net
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A pulp pulpit 10 years on
How 'Yellowed Perils' appeared in the early years.

How Yellowed Perils appeared in the early years.

A pulp magazine blog? Well, yeah.

That’s the way the first post at Yellowed Perils started. That was 10 years ago today at this very moment.

My primary motivation for starting Yellowed Perils was my attendance at the upcoming Pulpcon 35. I wanted to post live from the con, something no one else was doing at the time. (Remember, Twitter was only four months old then, and Instagram was still four years away.)

Even before that, I saw a need for news, commentary, and discussion about the pulps at ThePulp.Net, in addition to the pages of pulp links, bibliography, sources, and history.

For a number of years, The Pulp Companion provided a way to add the news and commentary elements. (I’d envisioned The Pulp Companion as an online pulp fanzine, and had a number of contributors.) During the same time, ThePulp.Net also hosted a forum for discussions of the pulps.

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The ebb and flow of pulp fandom online

Posted by at 10:00 am Thursday, April 21, 2016 in People, ThePulp.Net, Websites
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PulpMags in Yahoo GroupsThePulp.Net first appeared online just over 20 years ago as .Pulp on the old America Online dial-up service.

By the time I started ThePulp.Net/.Pulp, I had been online for a number of years. First through a FreeNet in Tallahassee, Fla., which provided access to the UseNet, including alt.pulp and alt.fan.doc-savage. At some point in the early ’90s, we signed up for AOL, which eventually included forums for pulps and Doc Savage.

This was in the long-ago days of dial-up modems, spending short periods of time online, and being interrupted when someone called the house and the modem dropped the connection because of call waiting. (That seems ancient history in these days of always-connected internet in your pocket.)

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Farewell 2015; welcome 2016

Posted by at 10:00 am Thursday, December 31, 2015 in New Pulp, News, People, PulpFest, Pulps, ThePulp.Net, Websites
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Farewell 2015; welcome 2016
"Detective Story Magazine" (Jan. 3, 1931)

A New Year’s cover on “Detective Story Magazine” (Jan. 3, 1931)

Here on the last day of 2015, I thought I would take a moment and look back at the year in blogging here at ThePulp.Net, and a brief look foward at what’s to come in 2016.

But before all of that, I want to note the passing of a number of pulpsters in 2015, including collectors Richard Clear, Ned Brooks, and Victor Berch, fictioneer Charles Boeckman Jr., and artists Murphy Anderson and Jon Arfstrom. Obituaries for each appear elsewhere on Yellowed Perils.

We welcomed John Olsen to our blogging rolls in late October. John’s long-running website, “The Shadow in Review,” disappeared when Comcast ended its web-hosting service. I hated the idea of John not being involved in the online pulp community, and invited him to consider writing a blog for ThePulp.Net. Happily he agreed, and That’s Pulp! debuted Oct. 30.

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Bits of pulp: Links, Tarzan, a passing

Posted by at 10:00 am Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in Bits of Pulp, Books, News, Obituaries, People, Pulps, ThePulp.Net, Websites
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Bits of pulp: Links, Tarzan, a passing

GONE MISSING: Well, it looks as though John Olsen‘s “The Shadow in Review” website wasn’t the only victim of Comcast’s elimination of its personal web pages.

If you looked through ThePulp.Net recently, you might have noticed quite a few links with strikethroughs, which indicated they are broken. Many were Comcast sites, such as Scott Cranford‘s Doc Savage FAQ, and a number of pulp pages run by Clark Holloway.

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Coming Friday: ‘That’s Pulp!’

Posted by at 10:00 am Wednesday, October 28, 2015 in Announcements, News, Pulps, ThePulp.Net, Websites
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Coming Friday: ‘That’s Pulp!’
John Olsen

John Olsen

John Olsen, longtime operator of “The Shadow in Review” website, has joined ThePulp.Net as a blogger. Beginning Friday, Oct. 30, John will be writing “about all things pulpish.”

He has called his blog, That’s Pulp!, and kicks it off with a look back at the 1938 movie serial The Spider’s Web.

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New covers for ThePulp.Net blogs

Posted by at 10:00 am Friday, September 11, 2015 in Announcements, News, ThePulp.Net, Websites
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New covers for ThePulp.Net blogs

You probably noticed that the Yellowed Perils and The Pulp Super-Fan blogs have a new look.

Gone are the old stylized logos at the top of the pages, replaced by the same logo of ThePulp.Net and menu that you’ll find in the main part of ThePulp.Net. Beneath that is a new Yellowed Perils logo band (or The Pulp Super-Fan, if you’re reading Michael‘s blog).

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