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My Wasted Life: Assholes Need Not Apply

The truth is, the only reason I'm making a blog entry today is that I'll be pissed at myself later on if I skip three days in a row. I'm not making an entry because I have good news about progress on a story or novel. Because, truthfully, nothing worth mentioning has been written this week. I could lie and say that it has, and no one would ever be the wiser, but I find that I haven't the spirit at the moment for lies.

Here it is Thursday. It's been a week since I finished "The Madam of the Narrow Houses," and, near as I can tell, my plan for October is bust. Get the two pieces for Sirenia Digest #23 written and at least the prologue for Joey Lafaye. Now, I feel like I'll be lucky to manage the Digest.

The idea for an sf story I was blathering on about in Monday's entry was a stillbirth. And nothing suitable has come along to take its place.

But, let's rejoice, nonetheless, because scarletboi and Spooky have come up with a design for a Stiff Kitten T-shirt, which you may now order from Ziraxia. It's actually pretty snazzy, and you can wear it while reading the 4th edition of Silk. By the way, Amazon lies. There are not 14 "used" copies of the 4th edition of Silk available, because the damned thing hasn't even been printed yet. Nice T-shirt, though.

Let's see. Interesting. Well, we saw Russell Mulcahy's Resident Evil: Extinction on Tuesday. This is not, by any stretch of anyone's feeble imagination, a good movie. But it's only 95 minutes long, and in this instance, that's a big plus. What's really important, though, is that it's not a dull movie — like, oh, Underworld: Evolution or Aeon Flux or The Hills Have Eyes 2. The scene with the zombie crows was even quite nicely handled, I think. And Resident Evil: Extinction gave me exactly what I paid to see: Milla Jovovich blowing the heads off zombies whilst scantily clad. It is, in fact, possibly the best film ever made in which Milla Jovovich blows the heads off zombies whilst scantily clad. As long as those are our sole criteria, I give it two thumbs up. So, even though I swore after the abomination that was Highlander II I'd never see another film by Russell Mulcahy, there you go. The incarnation of the goddess known as Milla Jovovich goes a long way towards redeeming even the crappiest zombie film.

And, besides, it was too far to drive to see Andrew Dominik's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, because it only seems to be showing on one screen in Atlanta.

Oh, I almost forgot. I got word yesterday that Fangoria reviewed Dark Delicacies 2 and was particularly pleased with my contribution to the anthology, "The Ammonite Violin (Murder Ballad No. 4)" (originally published in Sirenia Digest #11). I'm going to assume this is not the same idiot who reviewed Murder of Angels for Fangoria back in 2004. Anyway, I haven't actually seen the review, and I probably won't, but I think that it's in the November issue, if anyone's interested.

Okay. That's enough for now. What fresh hell awaits...

Comments

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chris_walsh
Oct. 18th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
Feel free to e-slap me
Milla Jovovich goes a long lay towards redeeming even the crappiest zombie film.

I'd like a long lay from Milla, if you know what I mean, and I think you do...
unknownbinaries
Oct. 18th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
And Resident Evil: Extinction gave me exactly what I paid to see: Milla Jovovich blowing the heads off zombies whilst scantily clad. It is, in fact, possibly the best film ever made in which Milla Jovovich blows the heads off zombies whilst scantily clad.

This is all I was looking for to convince wolven to go see it. I do love watching her kick ass, but now it's a tossup for this weekend between that and 30 Days of Night. :/
greygirlbeast
Oct. 18th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)

now it's a tossup for this weekend between that and 30 Days of Night.

Snow or sand, take your pick. But only one has Milla Jovovich kicking zombie butt.
seph_ski
Oct. 18th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
*LOVE* the Stiff Kitten tshirt! Instant purchase, instant payment, ...oh how I long for instant delivery.
scarletboi
Oct. 18th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
I'll do my best to get it out ASAP. :)
seph_ski
Oct. 18th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
:D No pressure or anything. I'm just no good with that whole "delayed gratification" thing ... highly over-rated. But if your teleporter is just gather dust and could use a little work... ;)
sovay
Oct. 18th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
scarletboi and Spooky have come up with a design for a Stiff Kitten T-shirt, which you may now order from Ziraxia.

Want!
stsisyphus
Oct. 18th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
...A design for a Stiff Kitten T-shirt, which you may now order...

It's almost exactly as I imagined it way back in the hinteryears of the 90s. Thank you scarletboi & Spooky! I am sweating, fumbling over my credit card; dare I submit? I had to ask an semi-impartial bystander if it was just too dorky and fannish to own one.

Now I desire bumper stickers.
scarletboi
Oct. 18th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
I want a sticker too. I'll see what we can arrange.
setsuled
Oct. 18th, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
scarletboi and Spooky have come up with a design for a Stiff Kitten T-shirt,

That's a lovely piece of work.
scarletboi
Oct. 18th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Ziraxia's actually my day job, so I'm hoping we can start doing a lot more really nifty things with the site. Especially nifty things that help promote other nifty things. :P
handful_ofdust
Oct. 19th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
Re: Fangoria review
...that was me, actually. And I really did like it.
--Gemma Files.
brienze
Oct. 19th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
This is not, by any stretch of anyone's feeble imagination, a good movie.

This puzzled me, because I'm a Kinsey 1 and I went to see the movie purely to see Milla wearing That Coat. But then I read the rest of your paragraph, and was reassured. (I bet you'd look good in a coat like that, too... I have not enough height and too much girth to pull it off.)

In the spirit of eye-candy outside our comfort zones, have an icon of Christopher Eccleston. I recall that you admire his acting, but I think he's quite nice just to look at, as well. =)
scarletboi
Oct. 19th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
I meant to say this yesterday, but... Generally, Zombie films are like hot dogs, even the crappiest ones are pretty good, in their way... But when one sucks, it SUCKS.
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