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The sun was out when I woke, and I opened the curtains in my office. Now, clouds are coming in. It's 23˚F, on the fourth day of March. There's not even the meanest hint of spring out there. Anyway, this is yesterday's stale Hell. I tried something different because I'm bored as fuck with this. It seemed like a good idea when I thought the Hellish cold would end after a couple of weeks. When I said, "I'm going to do this until we have a day warmer than 70˚F," an important part of my brain apparently thought I was living in a temperate zone. Anyway, yesterday:




Apparently the camera settings were off, which is why the photo looks as if I was shooting through a blue gel. However, it does communicate something about the cold. Anyway, failed experiment. From here on, you get dull-ass street shots. After all, monotony was the point.

Yesterday was mostly spent trying to come up with a story for the cyborg anthology. I might have one. But today and tomorrow I'm going to be at the Athenaeum proofreading the galleys for the Centipede Press edition of The Drowning Girl, which I should have done months ago.

None of This is Real,
Aunt Beast

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mataar
Mar. 4th, 2014 04:58 pm (UTC)
Does the pole actually curve, or it that an optical illusion? Interesting shot, either way. Wishing you a productive excursion to the Aethenaeum!
greygirlbeast
Mar. 4th, 2014 05:01 pm (UTC)

I think the curve is actually there.
elsewhereangel
Mar. 4th, 2014 05:09 pm (UTC)
I like the dull ass street shots. They make me feel like I'm not insane because someone else is experiencing stale hell as well. I may have to start a series over here (will credit, am not utter douchebag).

greygirlbeast
Mar. 4th, 2014 11:30 pm (UTC)

I like the dull ass street shots.

I loathe them. But I'm glad they get the point across.
setsuled
Mar. 4th, 2014 05:10 pm (UTC)
It's an effective photograph. It reminds me of the shots of power lines in Fire Walk With Me.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 4th, 2014 11:30 pm (UTC)

A film I have never seen.
setsuled
Mar. 5th, 2014 12:04 am (UTC)
I envy you. There's nothing like watching a David Lynch movie for the first time.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 5th, 2014 12:06 am (UTC)

I lost interest in Twin Peaks during the early part of the second season.
setsuled
Mar. 5th, 2014 12:19 am (UTC)
Did you get to the episode where Laura's killer is revealed? The second season does get really bad when Lynch went away to direct Wild At Heart. I tend to just skip to the Lynch episodes most of the time when I rewatch the show myself. The final episode really feels like Lynch hated the direction the show was going in, too--it's rather a magnificent wrecking ball and if you absolutely can't stand the long road getting there skipping to it is still worthwhile.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 5th, 2014 03:07 am (UTC)

I actually liked the second season slightly more than the first.
setsuled
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:04 am (UTC)
The premiere episode of the second season is my favourite episode of the series. The first two episodes directed by Lynch, and the third just a few episodes later directed by him, really help the tone of the show a lot. The weirdness of the old lady with the creamed corn, Audrey with the white mask in One Eyed Jacks, and Madeleine's vision of Bob. And for some reason I really like just Maddy and Donna talking in the diner. But after that third Lynch episode there are quite a few where it's very apparent Lynch is absent and the show gets bogged down in soap opera silliness. I forget if it was Sherilyn Fenn or someone else who said in the DVD features the other directors felt like they were self-consciously trying to emulate the weirdness that just came naturally to Lynch and it just doesn't come off for that reason. A lot of those directors are working in television to-day, like Lesli Linka Glatter and Tim Hunter who made perfectly decent episodes of Mad Men and Breaking Bad. I think Lynch is just too inimitable.
dipsomaniac
Mar. 4th, 2014 05:23 pm (UTC)
I like the composition of this photo. The curve really does look like an illusion, adding to the overall effect.
rivervox
Mar. 4th, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC)
While I too am locked in the frozen Hell of Boston, I did take heart in noticing that the sun was still up at 5:30 PM yesterday and that we are moving steadily towards the equinox orientation. The Frost Giants are no match for Sól!
greygirlbeast
Mar. 4th, 2014 11:31 pm (UTC)

While I too am locked in the frozen Hell of Boston, I did take heart in noticing that the sun was still up at 5:30 PM yesterday and that we are moving steadily towards the equinox orientation.

That's 6:30 p.m. for those of us who live on DST all year long.
sovay
Mar. 4th, 2014 06:19 pm (UTC)
Apparently the camera settings were off, which is why the photo looks as if I was shooting through a blue gel. However, it does communicate something about the cold.

That's great. It looks like that cold blue light just before dawn.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 4th, 2014 11:32 pm (UTC)

It looks like that cold blue light just before dawn.

I said almost that exact thing to Kathryn.
everville340
Mar. 4th, 2014 10:46 pm (UTC)
Apparently the camera settings were off, which is why the photo looks as if I was shooting through a blue gel. However, it does communicate something about the cold.

I like the blue hue...however unintended, it does have that striking effect on this shot (as a part of The Stale Hell Series).

When I said, "I'm going to do this until we have a day warmer than 70˚F," an important part of my brain apparently thought I was living in a temperate zone.

Now I'm bookmarking the weather there to watch the countdown. Or is it still a countdown if you don't know what the target date would be?
greygirlbeast
Mar. 4th, 2014 11:33 pm (UTC)

Or is it still a countdown if you don't know what the target date would be?

No, I'm pretty sure we can't call it a countdown. Just a wait.
esanko
Mar. 5th, 2014 06:10 am (UTC)
March is a filthy lying whore. "Spring" my bunghole. In Colorado "Spring" means May. Maybe June. The last May I spent there we had a 3 foot snowstorm. Power out for 48 hours. Being trapped in the Mountains in the dark with a cranking hot wood-burning stove with a good friend who I somehow ended up naked with. Hhmm. That went from bitter to wistful...



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