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And today's stale Hell, which was yesterday (as we've already moved right along):



Saturday afternoon, 5:24 p.m.


Yesterday, I wrote 1,056 words on Chapter 5 of Cherry Bomb, which – I think – makes yesterday my best day with the book since December 5, 2014.

Last night, we watched Nicolas Roeg's masterful Don't Look Now (1973), because Spooky got it in my head. I have to say, the fuck-awful soundtrack, by Pino Donaggio, does it's best to ruin the film. Like so many soundtracks of the era, it seems intent on reducing everything to a porn film shot in a doctor's waiting room. Also, speaking of porn, if ever a movie was stopped cold by a gratuitous sex scene if would be the interminable intercourse between Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland that the beginning of Don't Look Now almost doesn't survive.

We also watched Guy Ritchie's Snatch (2000) again, a film a adore unconditionally, one that I have studied for it's brilliant dialogue. Snatch is, truly, the British Pulp Fiction.

But the high point of yesterday was putting Hubero's harness on him and taking his out to play in the snowstorm (that gave up several more inches):







All photographs Copyright © 2014 by Caitlín R. Kiernan



And now, Now.

I Am the Smallest in the Crowd,
Aunt Beast

Comments

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wood_dragon
Feb. 16th, 2014 04:52 pm (UTC)
He's a handsome boy. And I love the footprints.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 16th, 2014 04:53 pm (UTC)

The footprints are wonderful.
sinboy
Feb. 16th, 2014 05:07 pm (UTC)
Reading Red Delicious now & loving it.

Funny fact: when growing up in Singapore, we used to shop at a British imports store called "Tierney's Gourmet".

http://www.menugourmet.com/en/address/tierney-s-gourmet,6949

They're still there. Can't help but think of them when I see a food theme and the name Tierney.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 16th, 2014 05:20 pm (UTC)

Or Jeanne.

Edited at 2014-02-16 05:21 pm (UTC)
shanejayell
Feb. 16th, 2014 05:37 pm (UTC)
Aww. KITTY!

I THINK I'll finish Red today, barring life. Looking quite good.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 16th, 2014 05:42 pm (UTC)

Good luck...
tziedel
Feb. 16th, 2014 05:45 pm (UTC)
I finished Red Delicious last night and enjoyed it immensely. Thank you for bringing one of my favorite characters back from the dead.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 16th, 2014 05:52 pm (UTC)

You're welcome. I'd missed him, too.
shanejayell
Feb. 16th, 2014 05:55 pm (UTC)
I was SO happy to see him, too. Very sweet moment, which is a rarity for Quinn.
setsuled
Feb. 16th, 2014 06:44 pm (UTC)
Like so many soundtracks of the era, it seems intent on reducing everything to a porn film shot in a doctor's waiting room.

Hehe, well said.

We also watched Guy Ritchie's Snatch (2000) again

I haven't seen that since it was in theatres but I remember very much enjoying it, that and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. I hope Ritchie makes another movie in that vein soon. It's been a long time since I remember seeing one of those great, essentially plotless films about eloquent thugs.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 16th, 2014 07:00 pm (UTC)

Hehe, well said.

Those freakish scores irk me mightily

Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.

Also brilliant. The days when Jason Statham did more than kick people in the face.
martianmooncrab
Feb. 16th, 2014 08:08 pm (UTC)
I try to find a harness that will fit my SinSin, but he is a feline Houdini..
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greygirlbeast
Feb. 16th, 2014 10:05 pm (UTC)

Sorry for saying all the wrong things the other day. There are times when I don't make sense (even to myself) and just dig my hole deeper trying to.

Don't worry about it. I shouldn't had brought up the subject, in the first place.
aarongp
Feb. 16th, 2014 09:41 pm (UTC)
Snatch is, truly, the British Pulp Fiction.
Well said indeed. For me, one of the great things about that film is Brad Pitt. He slots into the whole thing just beautifully. Coming into this film straight off Fight Club, one could argue that this mini-era was his career high point.
eluneth
Feb. 17th, 2014 12:25 am (UTC)
I can't stop smiling at the Hubero pawprints in the snow. Thank you for sharing.
dipsomaniac
Feb. 17th, 2014 04:37 pm (UTC)
I've still never got around to seeing Snatch though I do love Pulp Fiction. Great pictures, especially love the footprints.
farklebarkle
Feb. 18th, 2014 04:16 pm (UTC)
I've never been able to get through Don't Look Now because of the music and that sex scene. That flute!
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