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Naked Lovecraft in Drag

Sunny and cold in Providence. The high is currently 46˚F. In Birmingham, it's 69˚F.

But Birmingham is well inside the boundaries of Trumpland.

It's been a hard and trying few days, the tedious handful of days since the return from Manhattan, what with the rush to get all the proofreading finished and gets manuscripts back to Subterranean Press and Tor so that everything would stay on schedule. I need to be working on new fiction, not nitpicking over things I wrote in 2015 and 2012 and 2011 and 2010. It's done now, and everything has been mailed away, but the focus I was struggling to hang onto back in September and the first half of October is now sorely lacking. I have vowed I will do no more major proofreading until I'm done with a new novel. Let's see if I can stick to that. Truthfully, the way I feel at this moment I don't even want to try and write. I want to get in the car and go somewhere far away from this goddamn suffocating room, away from these four red walls and these two windows looking out on houses built much too near to one another and that crushing blue sky.

I don't know what's going to happen today. I'm not going to hazard a guess.

I keep meaning to sit down and write something about the Season 7 premier of The Walking Dead, but I haven't been able to summon the requisite whatthefuckver. So, read this review by someone at Tor. It pretty much sums up my own feelings. I call it "audience fatigue," what I feel. I fell in love with TWD in Season 2, but it began to lose me in Season 5, and the Sunday night's episode was, as they say, the final straw. Enough is enough. It's one thing to portray a sadistic character, and it's quite another for the creators of the series creators to sadistically manipulate their viewers.

On the other hand, Kathryn and I are foam-rubber ass over silicone tits in love with RuPaul's Drag Race. We watched Season 5 first, skipped back to Season 4, then forward again to Season 6, and now we're almost done with Season 7 – all since October 14th! We were delighted when Bianca Del Rio won. And does anyone else think that Max (Season 7) is a dead ringer for H.P. Lovecraft? Learning her sexual hangups made the resemblance all the eerier.

I did get out of the house yesterday. I went with Spooky to the post office on Thayer and to the UPS place at Wayland Square and to Eastside Market. It wasn't much, but it was someplace that isn't this room.

Aunt Beast


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Oct. 26th, 2016 03:44 pm (UTC)
I haven't watched Drag Race in forever. I may have to check it out again. Are they still calling for snow your way?
Oct. 26th, 2016 03:51 pm (UTC)
So, read this review by someone at Tor. It pretty much sums up my own feelings.

A lot of that's pretty close to what I wrote in my review for last season's finale and this season's premiere. The writers seem less and less able to get their heads into the fictional world and the decisions of the characters are based more and more on real life needs like budget and who can be fired and who can't. I do like the idea of a character like Negan, who is a sort of feudal warlord in this zombie environment, but I wish the writers had thought of a more organic way of incorporating him into the show.
Oct. 26th, 2016 06:11 pm (UTC)
Not watching the Walking Dead, but I gave up on Game of Thrones for the same reason.
Oct. 26th, 2016 09:15 pm (UTC)
And does anyone else think that Max (Season 7) is a dead ringer for H.P. Lovecraft? Learning her sexual hangups made the resemblance all the eerier.

Well, I want to watch this season now.
Oct. 27th, 2016 09:57 pm (UTC)
My daughter felt the same about the season 7 premiere of TWD. I couldn't watch much of it at all. I don't normally watch it but was going to watch it w. her and I admit I was not prepared for the senseless violence. In disgust she took TWD off the DVR setting to record each week.
She is still mad about the suspense over who died and the ongoing brutality and what she called psychological manipulations.

I thought being closer to Huntsville would mean something as far as state tensions here in Trumpland but no. The locals in our 'burb are RED to the bone and growing bolder in their veiled threats and outright call to revolution if on Nov 9 their 'Fearless Leader*' is not elected.

*Rocky and Bullwinkle reference bc I can't seem to think of another Russian speaking characters than Boris and Natasha*

Kiki Lang
Oct. 27th, 2016 10:41 pm (UTC)
Starts with the first step.
Just started watching, "The Walking Dead". The fist season burned me, but I forgot it, and started with the second. Sometimes Southern culture brings me down.
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