greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

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shadows fell on futile games

I do not feel well this morning. I don't feel sick, I just don't feel well, either. Sort of the way that an absence of war is not peace, peace being a positive state in and unto itself (like war). Wellness is not a negative state, not merely the absence of sickness. So what's in between?

Yesterday, I reworked "Los Angels 2162 (December)" again. I tried to put a little more emphasis on the erotic elements. Today, I shall write my essay on Skin, as we finished the novel last night and my deadline is Monday. And then, then I absolutely have to get back to Daughter of Hounds. I'd meant to do two chapters in February. Instead, I did only about half of one. This is called Procrastination.

Spooky and I made a 4:40 matinee of Constantine, and I was pleasantly surprised. There are a lot of things wrong with this film, but there are a lot of things right, as well, and, in the end, taken on its own merits, it's not half bad. The worst of it is Keanu Reaves, who was about as wrong for the part of Constantine as anyone could be. No, wait. Gilbert Godfried would have been worse. Maybe. The best of it was probably Tilda Swinton, who was absolutely brilliant as Gabriel. Her performance is one of the creepiest, sexiest things I've seen in some time. The metaphysics and theology of the film are nothing earthshattering (but neither are those of the comic), but they're nice enough to hold one's attention. I was pleased with the way that the film loaded most of the big CGI monster effects into the first half, then let more subtle effects dominate the latter half. Afterwards, I said something to Kathryn about how it would have been interesting to have seen the film the way she saw the film, without all my used-to-be-Catholic baggage, viewing it as just another take on just another mythology. If only I'd had an anthropologist for a father and an archaeologist for a mom, both of them athiest. This was the first film we've seen at a theatre since New Year's, when we saw The Life Aquatic.

Check out the latest chapter of Boschen and Nesuko (Chapter Fourteen). Note: it's definitely not worksafe.

Please take a look at the fix-the-damn-car eBay auctions. I should note that I have only a few copies of the hardback of Low Red Moon, so these will most likely not be going for "buy it now" prices from here on. Bidding will be necessary. Silk is still only $10 a copy. I still haven't fixed the image for In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers, but you should buy it, anyway. We still have a few copies of Murder of Angels. Buy or bid.

And now I have to go write. Where's that frelling stick?

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