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Addendum: Jesus frelling Christ, I hate the frelling mall. What viler institution has mankind ever devised to inflict upon itself (well, there's football...and Kid Rock...but still)? Ugh. Feh. Blegh. If I am very lucky, I'll have no reason to enter a shopping mall again for at least another six long months. At least. I'd forgotten how frustrating it can be to buy very simple, stylish clothes. Especially in this age of what Spooky refers to as the Britney Spears Whore Child. Really, I sat on a bench watching them, the people, marching back and forth, back and forth, consuming, and I marveled at how most of the men were dressed like little boys and most of the women were dressed like hookers. I saw women wearing articles of "clothing" that simply defied description. I know I'm asking for too much, hoping that I'll live to see the great NeoVictorian-steampunk fashion revolution of 2078, with its somaform corsetry and mood-regulating shirtwaists, but for fek's sake, can't people do just a little better than this? Were I still a human, I'd be ashamed, instead of merely annoyed and nauseated. I feel as though I should wash my eyeballs, but that always gives me such a headache.

Anyway, that's done. Over. History. We also stopped by the depot on Peachtree Street and picked up our tickets, so we won't have to frell about with that come Wednesday evening. Atlanta has a nice train station, very much better than Birmingham's. In fact, it's possibly the most pleasant place I've been since we moved to Atlanta, and gives me the same comfort I used to get from the Southern History Dept. of the old Birmingham Public Library — age and dignity and substance. I think the best part about the trip is that I will get large doses of all three of those things. You only need know where to look.

Gods, my brain's still all boggy and nervous from the mall.

It's starting to look as though my reading at Dragon*Con will be Sunday afternoon at 5:30 (September 5th). I'd have preferred Saturday, but apparently that wasn't an option. I requested a larger room this year, because the readings have been packed wall to wall the last two years, and at least I got that, so I really shouldn't argue. It's just that by Sunday I'll be Nar'eth, and the last time I let her do a reading...well, the less said the better.

I'll arrange for handlers. And I least I shan't be the only Nebari...

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brokensymmetry
Jun. 22nd, 2004 03:02 am (UTC)
It's just that by Sunday I'll be Nar'eth, and the last time I let her do a reading...well, the less said the better.

I was there, although the details are a bit hazy. Oddly, none of the humans in the room seemed to remember it at all.

I'll arrange for handlers. And I least I shan't be the only Nebari...

I wish I were going to be there help, erm, handle you. Sadly school starts August 30th and there's just going to be too much happening for me to be able to get away that weekend.

Llar'en
greygirlbeast
Jun. 22nd, 2004 03:20 pm (UTC)
I was there, although the details are a bit hazy. Oddly, none of the humans in the room seemed to remember it at all.

Wait...were you there, really?
brokensymmetry
Jun. 22nd, 2004 04:09 pm (UTC)
Wait...were you there, really?

Yes, I was at the reading and one of the panels on which you were a member. Plus the infamous Jhonen Vasquez "cock" panel, but probably the less said about that the better.

greygirlbeast
Jun. 22nd, 2004 05:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, I was at the reading and one of the panels on which you were a member.

Wow. I honestly had no idea. So, we've actually met. Cool. And, what's more, you've met Nar'eth...
marlowe1
Jun. 22nd, 2004 04:50 am (UTC)
Yeah I never quite got that crackwhore fashion look that seems to be all the rage these days. Nor am I particularly partial to the Ambercrombie & Fitch sexually androgynous teens about to have more awesome sex than you can ever remember pictures that they use to sell it. Then again I buy all my clothes at the Goodwill - or I try to. Sometimes Savers. Sometimes I buy from Target but that's it.

On the other hand - I am still fascinated by the woman I saw walking around Uptown on Thursday night. She wore a half-shirt and her skirt was so low that you could see the beginning of her thong and I suppose that SOMEONE has to look good in that kind of outfit but she was just overweight enough for that look to be extremely disgusting (then again I'm wearing these stupid khaki pants for no reason but everything else in the wash and they do not flatter either - ok that's not the same as exposed thong but I want to be generous)
laserbitch
Jun. 22nd, 2004 05:58 am (UTC)
Especially in this age of what Spooky refers to as the Britney Spears Whore Child.

I love this phrase. And it's damn near impossible to buy any sort of clothing that doesn't make you look just like them. It's disgusting.
greygirlbeast
Jun. 22nd, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)
I love this phrase. And it's damn near impossible to buy any sort of clothing that doesn't make you look just like them.

Yep. That's the problem. I went looking for a simple black dress and there was nothing but whore clothes.

Worse still, colourful whore clothes.
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