greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

  • Location:
  • Mood:
  • Music:

"And if evil exists, it's a pair of train tracks. And the devil is a railroad car."

It snowed last night, heavy flurries, just enough to look pretty in the streetlights and scab the ground and tree leaves. I haven't looked outside today, but I suspect no trace of it remains.

Yesterday, I made it through pages 3, 4, and 5 of Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird. There was a surprise, a something I did not quite see coming. Iä! Shub-Niggurath! You know what I mean?

Sure you do.

Please, she said again, have a look at the new eBay auctions. These include a copy of the Spanish edition of The Drowning Girl (La Joven Ahogada), with Santiago Caruso's beautiful cover. Thank you.

Last night we saw Alexander Payne's Nebraska (2013), a paradoxical sort of affair. On the one hand, I really wish we'd seen it at the theatre, if only for the splendid black-and-white photography that deftly captures the desolation and vastness (and wide wide carnivorous skies) of Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Nebraska. On the other, the direction and performances are horribly uneven. There are great performances – Bruce Dern, for example – and there are performances, such as Will Forte's, that would hardly rate dinner theater. And yet the film rises above this, somehow, and I loved it. Funny, sad, poignant, and bizarrely triumphant.

And I gotta write.

Aunt Beast
Tags: alabaster, foreign editions, good movies, nebraska, snow, the drowning girl, the wide carnivorous sky

  • "...about the world ending and the scale of my ambition..."

    A rainy day, with some glimpses of sunlight. Our high was 78˚F, with a heat index of 80˚F. I was working by 8 a.m. this morning and spent four hours…

  • Sirenia More

    Mostly sunny today. Our high was forecast at 90˚F, but that got dropped to 89˚F, and we've only reached 88˚F. That's fine by Spooky. Up at 5:30…

  • Cause, Effect, Inevitability, and Denial

    Sunny and bordering on hot today. We were told the high would be 90˙F. So, far we've only seen 87˚F, and the temperature has begun to drop. But we…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded