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Howard Hughes Lost in White

Two questions from yesterday's comments. cliffs_end asked, "Will the Tales of Pain and Wonder be the "Mercury"/"Salammbô Redux" version or the "Angels You Can See Through" version? Any plans for From Weird and Distant Shores to be reissued?"

The DIP edition will be essentially the same text as the 2008 Subterranean Press edition, which means it will be the version that includes "Mercury" and "Salammbô Redux," not the original version with "Angels You Can See Through." As for From Weird and Distant Shores, as I said yesterday on Facebook, I have retired that collection, and I doubt I will ever allow anyone to reprint it.

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The snow is still in the forecast. Part of me is actually very angry that I had to end the "stale Hell" photo series. It had something to say. Anyway, yes, we have a forecast for 3"-6" of snow tonight and tomorrow. We're only catching the western outskirts of the blizzard, which will mostly stay decently out at sea, as if aware how very out of place it is in the month of March. Currently, it's 32˚F in Providence, though the windchill is 30˚F.

Yesterday, I wrote 1,590 words on Chapter Six of Cherry Bomb.

I wish it were a warm day and that Kathryn and I were on our way to a matinée of The Grand Budapest Hotel.

A bit of rp in The Secret World last night. After so many years – seven – of online rp, it's beginning to feel odd. I don't know that I can explain the sensation any better than that. Just...odd. It's as if some part of me is outgrowing it. Frankly, if that is the case, I'll be glad, and I'll only wish I'd outgrown it years ago.

I will never be able to comprehend how so many people can so casually delete their online journals. To me, this is unthinkable. It's a sort of suicide. And I distrust purges.

Night before last we watched Sydney Pollack's This Property is Condemned (1966), a movie I've long adored, despite Natalie Wood's atrocious attempt at a Mississippi accent. Last night, we watched the latest episode of The Walking Dead, which I was rather grateful wasn't even a third as grim as last week's. I read a paper from 2006, "Review of plesiosaurians (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Upper Cretaceous Horseshoe Canyon Formation of Alberta, Canada."

Enough for now.

Huddled,
Aunt Beast

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dipsomaniac
Mar. 25th, 2014 06:15 pm (UTC)
I will never be able to comprehend how so many people can so casually delete their online journals. To me, this is unthinkable. It's a sort of suicide.

10+ years ago I had a different LJ account and deleted it because it was too negative. I started this one with a vow that I would be more positive, but then never wrote in it. After about a month or so of no entries I threw out that vow and just started writing again. I often regret having deleted that first journal. I regularly back up this one.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 25th, 2014 07:15 pm (UTC)

This is the only LJ account I've ever had. I do have a Blogger account, that I had before this journal, and it's still out there (and backed up as a PDF).
docbrite
Mar. 25th, 2014 06:22 pm (UTC)
I've been tempted to delete mine because of all the stupid, wanky shit I've said over the years, but I know it would upset people, so I won't do it.

(ETA: And you're right, it would be a kind of suicide. I never get rid of old notebooks either.)


Edited at 2014-03-25 06:23 pm (UTC)
greygirlbeast
Mar. 25th, 2014 06:37 pm (UTC)

I never get rid of old notebooks either.

Gods, no. I have them all the way back to junior high....
witchchild
Mar. 25th, 2014 06:42 pm (UTC)
I saw Grand Budapest Hotel over the weekend and loved it. I wish going to see movies did not become such a big production (mostly due to parking) because I do like leaving the house to watch them.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 25th, 2014 06:47 pm (UTC)

We're waiting until it shows at the Avon downtown. Still a pain in the ass to find parking, but at least it's an actual theatre and not a googolplex.
witchchild
Mar. 25th, 2014 06:49 pm (UTC)
I hope you get it soon, hel I am still glad it showed up here.
faffinz
Mar. 25th, 2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
People used to say that you won Everquest when you stopped playing. It's happened to me now with several MMORPGs. At some point they just stop being fun, and you realise they never will be again.

I've deleted all the games off my computer. Partly from concern about the compulsive way I played, and the time I used for them, and partly because they just aren't much fun anymore. It feels like everything's been done.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 25th, 2014 07:14 pm (UTC)

I've pretty much stopped gaming. I had a GW2 binge back in November and December, but I begin to suspect that might be the tail end of me and MMORPGs.
setsuled
Mar. 25th, 2014 07:40 pm (UTC)
Part of me is actually very angry that I had to end the "stale Hell" photo series. It had something to say.

I wouldn't mind hosting some images for you, if you'd like.

I will never be able to comprehend how so many people can so casually delete their online journals. To me, this is unthinkable. It's a sort of suicide.

I think a lot of people do it in an attempt to drastically and quickly change the kind of person they think they are. It would be a sort of suicide, I think, to people who can commit to that sort of thing but I suspect it's often the same people who go on drastic diets and then immediately gain weight back.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 25th, 2014 07:55 pm (UTC)

I think a lot of people do it in an attempt to drastically and quickly change the kind of person they think they are. It would be a sort of suicide, I think, to people who can commit to that sort of thing but I suspect it's often the same people who go on drastic diets and then immediately gain weight back.

I think, in part, you're correct. I distrust purges.
iterum
Mar. 25th, 2014 08:21 pm (UTC)
I assume it was the view count rather than merely uploading the "Stale Hell" photos that caused the bandwidth problem -- wouldn't that be solved by using LJ's photo Scrapbook instead of your own site to host the photos? (Resizing the photos might also help.)

At any rate, I am not eager for more snow to come to Little Rhody.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 25th, 2014 08:47 pm (UTC)

I assume it was the view count rather than merely uploading the "Stale Hell" photos that caused the bandwidth problem -- wouldn't that be solved by using LJ's photo Scrapbook instead of your own site to host the photos?

Yep. The view count. Traffic. I considered uploading them to LJ directly, but I distrust it as a mans of archiving images (and words, for that matter).
elsewhereangel
Mar. 26th, 2014 12:29 am (UTC)
Stale Hell kickstarter? I would be all over that.
cliffs_end
Mar. 26th, 2014 11:42 am (UTC)
It would be sad to think that - of the stories that didn't make the cut for Two Worlds and In Between - 'Persephone', 'Between the Flatirons and the Deep Green Sea' and 'Hoar Isis' won't be available again. So even if there isn't another edition of From Weird And Distant Shores (and I understand your reluctance to allow it), I'd lobby for those three to be on your website or in some chapbook or something.
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