greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

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all you wish for and all you've seen

There's a new Rasputina album out, and I'm very pleased that it includes their cover of "Barracuda." Sadly, I'll apparently be missing both the Rasputina and Decemberists shows in Athens and Atlanta (respectively) this week.

No writing yesterday. I allowed myself to be lured away to play D&D. I should be shot. Truly, I should be shot.

On a more positive note, I believe that To Charles Fort, With Love will be shipping this week. I expect people who ordered from subpress will likely get their books first.

Spooky reminded me yesterday that in my account of the lycanthropic sex-show dream, I failed to mention our arrest was involved. That's because I stopped my account partway through. However, skipping ahead to the "moments" just before I awoke, a woman in the crowd stood and informed Spooky and I that we were under arrest. She was a perfect fusion of Kathleen Babineaux Blanco and Questular Rontok and was wearing a green dress. She read off a list of charges, ranging from "pubic indecency" to "bigamy." That last one was directed at Spooky, oddly enough. However, she added that we should continue the show, as we'd already committed the crimes in question.

After I made that comment in yesterday's entry about living in a Golden Age of Fantasy Films, Spooky pointed out that I've already lived through one, back in the 1980s. And she's right. The 1980s saw the release of quite a few fantasy films, ranging from the wonderful (Labyrinth [1986], The Dark Crystal [1982], Ladyhawke [1985], The Last Unicorn [1982], The Adventures of Baron Munchausen [1988], Time Bandits [1981], Dragonslayer [1981], Return to Oz [1985], The Princess Bride [1987]) to the mediocre (Excalibur [1981], WIllow [1988], The Neverending Story [1984], Legend [1985]) to the perfectly awful (Clash of the Titans [1981], Conan The Barbarian [1982], The Black Cauldron [1985], Red Sonya [1985], The Sword and the Sorcerer [1982], Krull [1983]). I would also tend to include the original Star Wars trilogy, as these films are certainly nearer fantasy than sf, and, indeed, they may mark the beginning of this spate of fantasy films with the release of Star Wars in 1977. Interesting.

Okay. I got to get back in the saddle now. Please have a look at the eBay auctions. Note also that Monster Doodle Sculpture #3 will go to whoever wins the copy of In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers (limited edition) which is now up. I'm working on a new design for #3, having done two "watchers" now. The MDS will be numbered and initialed by me.

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