greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,
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greygirlbeast

"And I didn't know you have your own affairs."

Sunny and warmer today. We made it to 78˚F. Last night's low was 40˚F.

The study of literature threatens to become a kind of paleontology of failure, and criticism a supercilious psychoanalysis of authors. ~ John Updike*

Picking cave matrix today. I finished Jeff VanderMeer's briliant Dead Astronauts. I think he has become both my favorite living weird writer and my favorite living science-fiction writer. Oh, and my favorite living skink.

And Spooky's hair is purple now, and I got a package from Billy, from far away New Orleans. There was a cute little skeleton thingy and a bag of Zapp's potato chips and a shit ton of signature sheets for Subterranan Press' forthcoming The Best of Dark Terrors.

I had a fried baloney sandwich for dinner. RP in SL. More episodes of The Big Bang Theory.

Monotony fucking rules.

Later MonotoTaters,
Aunt Beast

* I might argue the situation has worsened greatly since Updike said that, as the study of literature now seems to have devolved into a moralistic crusade to ferret out perceived offenders of this or that social crime.




11:49 a.m.
Tags: billy, jeff vandermeer, john updike, language in the hands of idiots, lit crit, monotony, new orleans, science fiction, signature sheets, spooky, subterranean press, the big bang theory, weird fiction
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