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Yesterday I informed the organizers of Necronomicon that I won't be attending. There's just too much work, and I lost three days to the heat. My apologies to anyone who might have wanted to speak with me or have a book signed or – whatever. Apologies. The deadlines have backed me into a corner.

And today is the 125th birthday of Lovecraft's birth. I'd go to the grave this evening, but there will likely be a crowd.

Yesterday was mostly wasted walking around the Providence Place Mall, because there was AC there. I fucking hate malls. I also hate seeing how anything that enjoys a little popularity gets merchandised to death. It's the silver lining to Alabaster having failed to become the huge hit that Dark Horse thought it would. I don't have to step in Newbury Comics and see Dancy shot glasses and thongs. I don't have to watch the characters and stories drained of all authenticity.

Today, the weather's a little cooler (but humid as hell), and I'm writing. I mean to finish Agents of Dreamland on Thursday evening, at the latest.

TTFN,
Aunt Beast

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setsuled
Aug. 20th, 2015 05:12 pm (UTC)
I fucking hate malls. I also hate seeing how anything that enjoys a little popularity gets merchandised to death.

It never fails to weird me out walking past the Disney store and seeing how they're rigorously pumping out Darth Vader merchandise for kids now. There's a really good Doctor Who audio play called Jubilee where the Daleks have become a distant memory--and cheesy merchandise--and the Doctor has a nice speech about the dangers of "trivialising evil" in such a way. Evil isn't the only victim, this kind of thing sucks out all kinds of magic. It's the overexposure I think that keeps Ridley Scott from wanting to use the old Xenomorph in the Prometheus movies.
Kiki Lang
Aug. 20th, 2015 09:59 pm (UTC)
Dancy mechandise
I don't know, I might buy a set of Dancy Butcher knifes. Maybe they could be made of white ceramic, you know very hard, forever sharp, and a little brittle.
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