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The weather is warming up again here in Providence. It's sunny, though windy. We're supposed to reach 69F today, and low 70sF tomorrow.

Day before yesterday, I wrote 812 words on "Tempest Witch." I may or may not be changing the title to "The Sea Witch," after discovering that's the correct name of the Frazetta painting upon which the vignette is based (also, it was painted in 1966, though not published until 1967). Yesterday, I wrote nothing, as I had an appointment with my psychiatrist, and those always throw days into disarray. But any day I see my psychiatrist and she lets me come home afterward, I count as a good day. I did get a lot of reading done yesterday, all research for "The Maltese Unicorn."

The eBay auction for a copy of The Five of Cups ends in a couple of hours. Remember, it'll be a while before you see another from me. This novel has been out of print since 2003.

It feels as though I've been watching an awful lot of "television" lately. I used the qualifying quotation marks because we don't actually watch television, but use Spooky's laptop to stream from Hulu and Netflix, and we watch a lot of DVDs. On Tuesday night, we saw Dr. Who: The Waters of Mars. Wednesday night, there was the new episode of Glee, which was great, even if there was a cover of "Jessie's Girl" (ew, ick) and even if we did have to suffer through Kurt's rendition of "Little Pink Houses." Last night, there was the very, very excellent new episode of Fringe. We also watched Michael and Peter Spierig's Daybreakers (2009). Not a great film, but a good film. Nice eye candy, which is the very least I ask of a vampire film (and which few ever deliver). Indeed, it's the only good vampire film I've seen since 2008's Låt den rätte komma in (which was much superior to Daybreakers, but still). So, yes, lots of watching.

Also, last night, I did something I swore I'd never, ever do. I rolled a gnome on WoW. A female gnome warrior. I fucking hate gnomes. And, yet, I did it anyway. Spooky and I had been joking around with silly gnome names the night before. I couldn't resist creating a character named Gnomnclature. Spooky matched me by creating a male gnome warlock named Klausgnomi. Last night, I leveled Gnomnclature almost all the way to Level 9. Man, I remember when the first ten levels were not half so easy as they are now (and when you didn't get a mount until Level 40). I suppose Blizzard figures they'll be able to create more addicts...um...I mean players...if lazy-ass, easily discouraged, free-trial players are given a cushy ride at the start. I might actually level Gnomnclature as far as 20, so she can get a mount and join the Knights of Good.

The platypus says that's enough, and I argue at the risk of losing another finger.

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greygirlbeast
May. 15th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)

That's brilliant.

Thank you.
martianmooncrab
May. 15th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
Klausgnomi

whose sibling Oragnomi works in a flower shop.
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greygirlbeast
May. 15th, 2010 10:14 pm (UTC)

But what happens in Booty Bay stays in Booty Bay.

Indeed!
mira_ceti
May. 15th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
I second mizliz13's comment: those names are brilliant.
mastadge
May. 15th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Indeed, it's the only good vampire film I've seen since 2008's Låt den rätte komma in (which was much superior to Daybreakers, but still). So, yes, lots of watching.

Have you seen Thirst? Not quite Let the Right One In, but a good bit better than Daybreakers.
greygirlbeast
May. 15th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)

I have seen Thirst, though I recall not liking it very much. Perhaps I'm misremembering...
docbrite
May. 15th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
We are obviously soulmates, as I'm hard-pressed to think of two songs I hate more than "Jesse's Girl" and "Little Pink Houses."
amethyst_clan
May. 15th, 2010 09:25 pm (UTC)
Did you know that they're releasing an America remake of Låt den rätte komma in this year? I.. honestly am not sure what to think of the idea. I mean, the original was really good, so.. I don't know. I'm curious, but also dreading it. Especially since the whole thing with Eli's gender is removed. -.-

(and those are hilarious gnome names.)

Edited at 2010-05-15 09:27 pm (UTC)
greygirlbeast
May. 15th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)

Did you know that they're releasing an America remake of Låt den rätte komma in this year? I.. honestly am not sure what to think of the idea. I mean, the original was really good, so.. I don't know. I'm curious, but also dreading it. Especially since the whole thing with Eli's gender is removed. -.-

I do know, and I have very mixed feelings. I was encouraged to learn that Chloe Moretz is playing Eli. However, I'd not heard that the matter of Eli's gender was being removed. That would pretty much gut the story.
amethyst_clan
May. 17th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
Well, unfortunately, they're trying to make it appeal to the masses, and the masses would get turned off by having Abby being non-binary-gendered. -sighs-
jessamyg
May. 16th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
I've never yet lowered myself as far as rolling a gnome, but ALMOST as low, having just rolled a dwarf rogue. Yes, the new addicts have it much easier now with WoW, which is why you meet so many level 80 players who can't play their characters properly. Enough WoWspeak - vampire films - didn't you like "30 Days of Night"? It's the only other recent vampire film I've particularly enjoyed, and for entertainment value I enjoy Blade II, but I'm a sucker for Guillermo del Toro anyway.
ceewayne
May. 16th, 2010 04:20 am (UTC)
I am kinda proud of myself for getting the klausgnomi name.
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