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It's done. Frog Toes and Tentacles, I mean, as of about 4:30 p.m. (EST) Friday. Which is to say that yesterday I wrote 2,235 words, beginning and ending the ninth vignette, which is entitled "'Ode' to Katan Amano." It's definitely my favorite of the nine, and I'm surprised it's the one that came to me at the very end, when I was so tired and starting to feel empty. So, today I'll do the acknowledgments and a tiny little afterword. The limited edition (numbered and lettered) will have one more vignette than the trade edition. My thanks to the people who read this journal, because I wouldn't have written this peculiar little book if not for your...what's the phrase...your having "put me up to no good."

Wonderful thunderstorms this morning. It's still raining.

Last night, we rented Blade: Trinity. That is, we made the mistake of renting Blade: Trinity. I think I've just realized that there's absolutely no point writing a scathing review of this movie. I'll just say it was awful, and I was disappointed, because a) I liked the first Blade film and b) I really liked the second Blade film (both surprised me). And David Goyer's not a total moron, so I was expecting this to be something fun, at least. There is a tiny speck of enjoyment to be had. Parker Posey is delicious, and there should have been a whole lot more of her. Ryan Reynolds gets one good line out of all those dumb jokes, the "cock-juggling thunder cunt" crack. But that was about it. Bad script. Bad acting. Bad direction. Terrible editing. No pacing whatsoever. At least two or three plots running headlong into each other. Fully one-third of the film's an iPod commercial. Wesley Snipes spends most of the film looking like he just wants to be somewhere else. I know I did. This film felt so small, after the somewhat epic scope of Blade II. Was this mess the fault of the studio? Who knows. I don't. I even watched the "director's cut." It was still awful. The whole Scoopy-Gang-Angel ripoff thing, I mean, I just don't know how crap like this gets greenlighted. This should have been a Big Dumb Fun movie. Instead, it's a dull, flabby final milking of a previously imaginative franchise. Go frelling figure.

Oh, by the by, May 26th looms ugly on the horizon, and though -1 is not nearly so traumatic a birthday for a nixar as -0, gifts always seem to help to soften the blow. Should you be so inclined, there's this Amazon wish list thing...

And you still have five days to score FULL-COLOUR MONSTER DOODLES (!!!!) with every "But-It-Now" and fixed-price purchase on our eBay auctions. Oh, and the books are pretty good, too.

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robyn_ma
Apr. 30th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC)
'Parker Posey is delicious, and there should have been a whole lot more of her.'

Indeed. And she's why I saw the movie, and will likely be buying the DVD. Well, that and my completist nature, and the vampire pomeranian.

Parker Posey's character, in fact, should have been the owner of the vampire pomeranian, like some nightmarish remix of Best in Show. And there should be an entire movie trilogy about a bitchy vampire Parker Posey and her bitchy vampire pomeranian. I have spoken.
greygirlbeast
Apr. 30th, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC)
Parker Posey's character, in fact, should have been the owner of the vampire pomeranian

With this I agree.
robyn_ma
Apr. 30th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
And a video game. I'd like a vamp-Parker-Posey-and-pom videogame. I will likely not get it, but such is life.
fornikate
Apr. 30th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I adore her.
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greygirlbeast
Apr. 30th, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC)
Spooky just caught the problem, and I've fixed it. The entry now contains for correct URL.

Non-Amazon gifts are also welcome, and may be sent to Caitlín R. Kiernan, P.O. Box 5290, Atlanta, GA 31107.
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greygirlbeast
Apr. 30th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
Have you seen the life-size animatronic Megalania display from the QLD museum?

Nope. I don't think so. But Megalania prisca is a favorite beast of mine. Komodos seem so huge, and here's frelling Megalania with its 80-cm skull and a body length of 5-7m. Still a modest size when compared to many of my cherished mosasaurs (very close relatives of Megalania), but awesome nonetheless.
fornikate
Apr. 30th, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC)
Wow, those dolls are breathtaking.
greygirlbeast
Apr. 30th, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC)
Wow, those dolls are breathtaking.

Aren't they, though. A shame there's not more at the site. Those are only the tip of the Amano iceberg.
fornikate
Apr. 30th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC)
I googled him all afternoon.
dirtyredsecrets
Apr. 30th, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC)
Man, Blade Trinity had absolutely no redeeming qualites. Not even Parker's fantastically plastic smile could make me stand to watch it again. I should have learned after watching Blade 2. Shame because the first one was so damn good.
By the way, apparently you daydream about having sex with me 24/7. Oh okay, it was only an internet quiz, but I like to think it's true. Heh.
I interviewed you once you know, a few years ago. I'm sure you don't remember. It was for a friend's ezine. Oh what fun was had.
greygirlbeast
Apr. 30th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
I interviewed you once you know, a few years ago. I'm sure you don't remember. It was for a friend's ezine. Oh what fun was had.

What was the zine's title? I keep all interviews on my hd, forever.
dirtyredsecrets
Apr. 30th, 2005 08:08 pm (UTC)
I think it was Illuminations. The title was changed to Textum, but am pretty sure it was still called Illuminations at that time.
greygirlbeast
Apr. 30th, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC)
I think it was Illuminations

Yep. Here 'tis. Though I can't tell if we did the iv in 1/03 or 1/02... I'm guessing the latter.
dirtyredsecrets
Apr. 30th, 2005 08:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it probably would have been '02. Yikes... how time flies, and all that.
happyspector
Apr. 30th, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
"Ryan Reynolds gets one good line out of all those dumb jokes, the "cock-juggling thunder cunt" crack."

Actually, I found him at the height of his humor through that whole scene. For me, this movie had the humor down best out of the three, but otherwise it's proved pretty unmemorable. The first "Blade" is the only possible classic out of the bunch, and by classic I mean that years from now, those of us with kids will find them popping in the DVD when they're in the mood for a Big Dumb Fun movie. And I'll probably sit down and say "Pass the bloody popcorn!"
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