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"I run off where the drifts get deeper."

Yesterday, I wrote 1,020 words and finished "The Bone's Prayer," which came in at a total of 6,388 words. The story is much less a "mythos" tale than I'd thought it would be, and I'm glad of that. I'm always more comfortable with my Lovecraftian-influenced fiction when it's not out-and-out Yog-Sothothery. So, I will spend today laying out Sirenia Digest #39, which should go out to subscribers this evening.

Snow all day yesterday and last night here in Providence, so the world is white again. Frankly, I much prefer it to the brown dead of winter. A huge sea gull just flew past my window. The neighborhood is silent, except for snow blowers.

In like a lion...

And there's this grand quote from Lord Dunsany:

Beyond the wide court slept a dark abyss, and into the abyss there poured a white cascade of marble stairways, and widened out below into terraces and balconies with fair white statues on them, and descended again in a wide stairway, and came to lower terraces in the dark, where swart uncertain shapes went to and fro.

Oh, and I think I have formulated a perfectly accurate definition of the unctious phrase "people skills": The willingness to suck cock or eat shit without promise of any appropriate remuneration, especially in the absence of any invitation or instruction to do so. (See, cocksuckers, shiteating).

I snapped a couple of photos of the snow this morning, which you may see behind the cut. I've unmade doughtnuts in need of my attention.









Addendum: Something very beautiful (thank you, TJ) from I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, "The Owl":

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sovay
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
The willingness to suck cock or eat shit without promise of any appropriate remuneration, especially in the absence of any invitation or instruction to do so. (See, cocksuckers, shiteating).

Ambrose Bierce's Swearengen's Dictionary.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)


Ambrose Bierce's Swearengen's Dictionary.


Indeed.
gargirl
Mar. 2nd, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
Sirenia's digest has the best warning page... ever. ^_^

And the bit about the space pirates is priceless.

Now I need to go find the book with frogs and tentacles in the title. :)
greygirlbeast
Mar. 2nd, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)

And the bit about the space pirates is priceless.

Priceless, and true.
copperbeag
Mar. 2nd, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
FYI concerning I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
Actually I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness is from Austin, TX if anyone is interested in that kind of thing.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 2nd, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
Re: FYI concerning I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

Actually I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness is from Austin, TX if anyone is interested in that kind of thing.

My bad.
robyn_ma
Mar. 2nd, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
'The willingness to suck cock or eat shit without promise of any appropriate remuneration, especially in the absence of any invitation or instruction to do so.'

This demeans fellaters and coprophagists by comparing them to people with 'people skills.' Cocksuckers and shit-eaters actually perform valuable functions (stimulation and recycling, respectively); those with 'people skills' most often do not.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 2nd, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)

This demeans fellaters and coprophagists by comparing them to people with 'people skills.' Cocksuckers and shit-eaters actually perform valuable functions (stimulation and recycling, respectively); those with 'people skills' most often do not.

Damn, I hate it when you have a point.
unknownbinaries
Mar. 3rd, 2009 06:18 am (UTC)
Lovely video and thank you (and the original sender) for inadvertently reminding me of them. I remember finding a cd of theirs when I worked at Tower, and being intrigued simply because of the evocative band name.
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