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Melancholic Lycanthropia (thank you)

I began and finished the fifth vignette for Frog Toes and Tentacles yesterday. That was 2,107 words in about five hours. These are odd little pieces, even beyond the fact they purportedly exist for a primary reason — to elicit sexual excitement. I've found it necessary to approach them in the same way that I approach dream sequences and hallucinations. From the start of this project, I inisisted these would not be stories, per se, and they're not. They're rushes of image and sound and sensation, and I've found impressionism far more useful to this end than any traditional narrative. Also, I'm favouring first-person narratives, which feels odd, but works as long as I stay in present tense and do not question why the vignette is being translated from mental images and stimuli into words. I hope to write the sixth piece today, and, with luck, finish this book by Saturday evening. Then it's back to Daughter of Hounds.

By the way, it's worth noting that while tentacles have figured in more than one of the vignettes, frog toes have yet to make an appearance. I shall have to remedy this.

And I should probably repeat that bit about the ARCs for To Charles Fort, With Love, since more people seem to read this blog during the week than on weekends. If you are a legitimate reviewer, writing for a publication/s (either online or print), and would like to be included on the list of people to receive review copies of the collection, please e-mail me at lowredmail@mac.com, and I'll pass your name and address along to Subterranean Press. Please include "ARC" in the subject line of your e-mail, and tell us for whom you'll be writing the review. Amazon.com doesn't count. Personal websites and blogs do not count. Also, please feel free to snurch the following ad banner and stick it up wherever. All free advertising will be greatly, greatly appreciated. Thanks.



There's not much more to say about yesterday. After the writing, I was pretty much useless for anything else. I did read the type description of Halimornis thompsoni, a Late Cretaceous enantiornithine bird from the Mooreville Chalk of Alabama. But that was about it. Time to write now...

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iliadawry
Apr. 26th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
Is there any word on the possible release date of To Charles Fort, with Love? (Or, for that matter, any of the issues of Subterranean Magazine?) I've preordered and after scouring the website have no clue where to find this information.
greygirlbeast
Apr. 26th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
Is there any word on the possible release date of To Charles Fort, with Love? (Or, for that matter, any of the issues of Subterranean Magazine?) I've preordered and after scouring the website have no clue where to find this information.

I don't know about the magazine, though I think that #1 is due out very soon.

To Charles Fort, With Love should be out in June or July. Soon.
iliadawry
Apr. 26th, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you muchly!
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greygirlbeast
Apr. 26th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
Re: oh yeah, and also...
It remains one of my favourites.

I hope you don't mind my borrowing it to title this entry. I love the sound of it, and it so fits my current situation...
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greygirlbeast
Apr. 26th, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC)
Re: oh yeah, and also...
I'm happy someone else sees the beauty of it, so few people have enough of a grasp of the aesthetic of words.

Indeed.

Which is to say, ain't it the frelling truth.
xterminal
Apr. 26th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)
Re: oh yeah, and also...
[wanders over to soundclick]

hrm... me likey!

not so soundscapey as artfuckey. (And I do not use that term loosely!)

Fits right in with my day-o-Merzbow...
robyn_ma
Apr. 26th, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC)
'frog toes have yet to make an appearance. I shall have to remedy this.'

Random sentences to go back and insert:

...And then there were frog toes.

...'Good Lord!' she exclaimed. 'This is just like that time when I [censored to protect the finer sensibilities of the blog readers] with frog toes.'

...The orgasm was so powerful that frog toes rained from the sky. Along with the rest of the frogs' bodies.


There's also the theme song for the ad campaign, sung to the tune of 'Incense and Peppermint': Frog toes and tentacles/Caitlín's new book/Wild sex and pentacles/Go take a look...
stardustgirl
Apr. 27th, 2005 12:15 am (UTC)
"Frog toes" is destined to become one of those SIPs on Amazon
humglum
Apr. 27th, 2005 12:51 am (UTC)
"Frog toes" is destined to become one of those SIPs on Amazon

And what's an SIP?
robyn_ma
Apr. 27th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC)
'Tis all explained herein.
greygirlbeast
Apr. 27th, 2005 12:57 am (UTC)
There's also the theme song for the ad campaign, sung to the tune of 'Incense and Peppermint': Frog toes and tentacles/Caitlín's new book/Wild sex and pentacles/Go take a look...

*snork*

I need to give you a frelling job...
robyn_ma
Apr. 27th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
House Jester, perhaps.

Spooky: 'The Boss is grouchy. Go in and say something snork-worthy.'
Me: 'Yes'm.'
setsuled
Apr. 26th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC)
The Decemberists, "Grace Cathedral Hill"

It's been about two days since I last listened to The Decemberists, and that seems wrong . . .
greygirlbeast
Apr. 27th, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
Hey, Leh', thanks for spreading the ad banner!
setsuled
Apr. 27th, 2005 09:03 am (UTC)
Not a problem, Nar'i. It's pretty.
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