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Here's the punchline: I'm running late.

In place of an actual entry today, how about a sort of photo essay? I'll give you images, and you can use them to make a story of my yesterday. And I guarantee you it'll be a hundred times better than was my actual day.

First, stale Hell (return to form):




The rest are behind the cut. Remember: No biting.

Get To It,
Aunt Beast























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setsuled
Mar. 5th, 2014 05:59 pm (UTC)
Nice photos.

I'll give you images, and you can use them to make a story of my yesterday.

Okay. You found a library under the street. Inside, you read a paper on the reproductive cycle of flowers which turned out to be inscribed on the stamen of a flower. Amongst the illustrations was the painting of an 18th century Cardinal who massacred flowers with a sword. He believed that flowers were a vulgar affront to God. It made you think of Phillip George Saltonstall whose paintings seemed to have a similar effect on people. It was then you realised that a nearby lamp was in fact the ovaries of a lamp woman whose organs were distributed throughout the library. You thought of Karl Marx and his ideas about the destructiveness of religion but looking up Marx you came across Karl Max instead. You stepped back from the index cabinet and pondered the endless variability and nuance in life and information. Seeing your books on the shelf you contemplated your tiny place in this vast infinite universe as reflected by your three books among thousands. The oppressive vastness of the universe of course made you think of Lovecraft whose bust, you realised, had been watching you the whole time.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 5th, 2014 06:11 pm (UTC)

Brilliant!
setsuled
Mar. 5th, 2014 06:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
sovay
Mar. 5th, 2014 06:02 pm (UTC)
And I guarantee you it'll be a hundred times better than was my actual day.

Is true, the images tell a pretty stylish-looking day. I like especially how the lit glass of the reading lamp resembles some kind of phosphorescent orchid.

(I'm also very fond of the shot down the card catalogue, but I miss that sort of thing.)
greygirlbeast
Mar. 5th, 2014 06:12 pm (UTC)

(I'm also very fond of the shot down the card catalogue, but I miss that sort of thing.)

With the decline of card catalogs, so went Western Civilization.
faffinz
Mar. 5th, 2014 06:07 pm (UTC)
There is going to be a new edition?
I hope the Athenaeum was warm and you are getting money for the proofreading.

On a side note, Red Delicious arrived in New Zealand from Amazon about two weeks ago. Thank you for writing it. I have anhedonia with reading at the moment, so I'm saving RD to read when it has lifted (fingers crossed).
greygirlbeast
Mar. 5th, 2014 06:12 pm (UTC)
Re: There is going to be a new edition?

The new edition will be released by Centipede Press, presumably late this year, illustrated, etc.
dipsomaniac
Mar. 5th, 2014 06:10 pm (UTC)
Great photos. Thank you for sharing them.
elsewhereangel
Mar. 5th, 2014 06:43 pm (UTC)
Wait - who or what are we not allowed to bite?

Edited at 2014-03-05 06:44 pm (UTC)
greygirlbeast
Mar. 5th, 2014 09:15 pm (UTC)

Wait - who or what are we not allowed to bite?

Anything or anyone.
elsewhereangel
Mar. 5th, 2014 09:55 pm (UTC)
Sigh. You are SO intolerant :P
martianmooncrab
Mar. 5th, 2014 08:08 pm (UTC)
Remember: No biting.

*damn* that takes all the fun out of it..
witchchild
Mar. 5th, 2014 09:09 pm (UTC)
Wow, a real card catalog still open to the public?

I love it when I can use this icon so fittingly.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 5th, 2014 09:16 pm (UTC)

Wow, a real card catalog still open to the public?

Yep.
everville340
Mar. 6th, 2014 05:12 am (UTC)
There is an actual bonafide Card Catalog!
Everything else is a bonus.
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