Troythulu is my eldritch and pseudonymous handle, my real names being either Troy Loy or Troy Thompson, take your pick, and I’m frequently given to Annoying Alliterations about Almost Anything interesting.
This blog and others I own are intended as experiments, as an experience, and as an opportunity for the author to engage in gratuitous opinionating, occasional arrogant and condescending diatribes, and random flashes of creativity.
My handle was originally coined by S.A. Barton in a gaming and comic shop conversation about an interest in things Lovecraftian many years ago, and has stuck ever since, horrifically infecting an unfortunate internet, and gaining a fair degree of notoriety even though I’m a relative no-name in the skeptical bloggosphere.
Though blessed, or perhaps cursed, with a habit for snark when irriated into a seething but fun rant, I prefer to inform and persuade by ethical and non-coercive means, and leave others to keep to their own cozy personal beliefs, or not, as they see fit.
Whatever works, I say.
I’ll treat all commentators with the same level of respect that they show in their own posts — trollery and troublemaking will get you in comment moderation or banned — defecating on this blog’s online rug will not be permitted, as I have cats for that, thank you.
Ads, Giveaways, Reviews, and Product Promotions:
I do periodic reviews or promotions, and sometimes giveaways, but I will only review, promote, or giveaway those things I’m interested in myself, and reviews may not necessarily be favorable, but I’ll be as civil, forthright, and charitable as possible — No snark, no bull, no nonsense.
I have done product promotion on at least one of my blogs, and I’ll make it perfectly clear if and when I stand to gain from any ad, promotion, giveaway, or review on any of my sites. Transparency and honesty are of the utmost importance here, so you WILL be informed and in no uncertain terms.
Note on Guest Posts, Reblogs & Interviews:
I’m the owner and currently sole author on my WordPress blogs, my Blogspot site, and my Tumblr page, though sometimes I’ll reblog an item from another site I’m following or which catches my interest. I also host guest posts on my blogs, as long as they pertain to the site’s overall topic matter. As site owner, I hold the right to edit in an appropriate and forthright manner any guest post or interview submitted to this site, or to decline to publish it for any reason.
Connect with me:
I believe in freedom of speech, but I also believe in responsibility in commenting behavior, and in avoiding unnecessary legal entanglements resulting from abusive, illegal, obscene, or libelous commentary.
While you are free to criticize others in the comments threads of this site, keep the language acceptable and the content legal and civil. Links to objectionable websites are unacceptable except in the proper context of a discussion thread and may be redacted.
Comments linking to sites of an illegal nature or containing threats of physical harm or verbal abuse to others will be deleted and the commenter permanently banned from posting on this site.
While I strive for presenting material on this site in as truthful a manner as possible, it is impossible for me to absolutely guarantee the complete factual accuracy of the material and at least some of it may be found to be in error. If this is the case, and you can point out to me the error and a credible source, agreed on by both of us, that shows it, I shall happily correct the inaccuracy and give you credit for pointing it to me out in an entry mentioning you.
I have a low tolerance for trollery and asshattery. I reserve the right to use any comment posted on this site in a manner that may be comedic, illustrative, exemplary of some variety of silliness, informative, or otherwise entertaining and enlightening to other readers on this site.
You have been warned.