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09 April 2005 @ 11:24 pm
the night came alive with the music of dragons  

*pouts* WHEN is George RR Martin going to stop faffing around writing reviews for Robin Hobb and actually finish ASoIaF? I mean, is there anyone else out there who is gasping to know what happened to Tyrion? And everyone else, obviously, but mainly Tyrion. Because I've forgotten everyone else’s name at this point.

Have I mentioned lately that I love JK? I don't think I ever have. But I do! I think it's the fact that she's nominally a 'kids' writer that makes us squee when she talks about shippers; but why wouldn't she know about us? Anne Rice knew about hers. And chased them off the net, the slaughtering bitch.

I was rooting around the far reaches of my galaxious bookshelves and came up trumps with: *drumroll* Girls Crystal Annual 1958. I think it once belonged to my aunt. Books tend to gravitate towards me when I visit relations and whatnot, a bit like I have a private forcefield ... or maybe because no one gets why you'd want to read a book more than once. Anyway, it has cartoons and 'gay little' stories and redefines the word 'naff'. Case in point: the first 'gay little' story is about two girls on 'hols' in Riviera exploring the 'gay little' town (I kid you not, they're psychotically attached to the word 'gay' - even more so than us) and befriending the poor French girl who wants to be 'really gay like zose two charming English schoolgirls' but can't because her employer will let her do 'nuzzing'.

A lot of drugs floating about in the fifties, right?

I'm going to go to bed and read this, because self-evidently anything is better than trying to write cosmically pointless TerryBootPlot. I should just let him hook up with Narcissa Malfoy and have done.

ETA: TRUST ME, PEOPLE, IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THIS ALREADY - YOU WANT TO. http://eneadart.narod.ru/new.html

 
 
Current Mood: apatheticapathetic
Current Music: 'Popular Mechanics For Lovers', Beulah
 
 
 
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on April 9th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
Especially the girl sister who is kind of prisoner to the man who loved her mother...but jesus, the mother should really have died. Cut to the throat like that? Pah.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on April 10th, 2005 02:26 am (UTC)
Oh, FfC, without a DOUBT. There's supposed to be three or four new GRRM and only one after HBP; I like waiting on JK because the fandom is so interesting! But I'm not in the GRRM fandom so I just have him to rely on.
kabeyk on April 9th, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
Eek! to your skin-filled layout.

And, my god, there is nothing funnier than reading the old Bunty Annuals my nan has! Some of the morals in them were awfully harsh; I can remember some truly ghastly fates for girls that were vain or jealous. Rather reminds me of the pain of re-reading Enid Blyton (especially the school stories) now I've grown up; bloody awful stuff! I'm ashamed that I loved them so.

Argh! Sudden urge for George/Anne femmeslash, or something incestuous with Dick and Julian. Look what you do to me!

kx
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on April 10th, 2005 02:27 am (UTC)
Oh, dude, reading that thing - every girl in the fifties was either a lesbian or partook of incest. No sex! No romance AT ALL only 'gay little' adventures with the bf/brother. Eeek.

I quite liked the Mallory Towers books, although boarding school is nothing like. I read Heidi also yesterday and now want to slash Heidi/rich invalid girl because there is nothing I cannot leave uncorrupted.
kabeyk on April 10th, 2005 02:48 am (UTC)
I loved Mallory Towers too, but honestly, go read one now and you'll se just how nasty all the supposedly nice girls actually are. Ugh, the bitches!

Damn it! One day I will so write that Famous Five slash.

kx
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on April 11th, 2005 05:30 am (UTC)
I know! I mean, the one I empathised with was Gwendolyn, the nasty spoiled one. At least she had a bloody personality! The main character made me want to barf.

On that day I shall also write Heidi femme.xD
hobviously on April 9th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I hate that kind of "art." More like creepy abuse of Photoshop and ugly actors with little talent.

hobviously on April 9th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
::inserts foot in mouth::
Now I see that you have it for your journal background, so, uhh, sorry.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on April 10th, 2005 02:32 am (UTC)
Re: ::inserts foot in mouth::
Shouldn't worry. I don't get insulted and also, I'm so bored right now it changes every night. xD
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on April 10th, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
Actors with no talent? Heeeee...
hobviously on April 10th, 2005 02:34 am (UTC)
Try as I might to not hate Daniel Radcliffe's stupid guts, I CAN'T NOT! HP movies and me just don't get along, man.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on April 10th, 2005 04:06 am (UTC)
I find them boring after the first two or three watches. Really, there should be a law against boring book-adaptations.

DR is a cardboard man.
someone's always looking for DB Cooper: Iconssaint - frost_iconsnumena on April 9th, 2005 06:41 pm (UTC)
Ohhh..I love your layout.

"Anne Rice knew about hers. And chased them off the net, the slaughtering bitch."

That cracked me up. *grin*

And I must join you in saying I love JKR! ^___^
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on April 10th, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
Blink and you'll miss it. *grins*

She did, though. She's a bit psycho, from what I understand.

UP WITH JK LOVE! DOWN WITH...ER...PEOPLE WHO DON'T RECYCLE!
dinzidinzi on April 10th, 2005 09:52 am (UTC)
Hey cool background, I really have to learn to be more inventive with my own journal! I'm in Dublin tommorrow looking forward to my Butlers coffee and fee chocolate!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on April 10th, 2005 12:19 pm (UTC)
Heh, there's lots you can do with a paid a/c and lots of saved doujinshi artwork...I thought you said Bewleys there for a sec and was like 'Nooo, it's closed!'
Caitcoralia13 on April 11th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
NO WARNING!!! Absolutely NO WARNING AT ALL what that link was!!! *HUFF*

Have fun with your goofy book - those are the best!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on April 12th, 2005 06:30 am (UTC)
But...but...PRETTY?!!

I found one from 1968 too, hehehe.
Caitcoralia13 on April 12th, 2005 01:00 pm (UTC)
WHAT?! Not pretty!! NOT PRETTY!! There was like... Lucius anally raping Malfoy! Just... UGH!

*shudder*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on April 12th, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC)
There was? I didn't notice. I was looking more at the H/D, not the Malfoycest.

Malfoycest is, I agree, not pretty.
Caitcoralia13 on April 13th, 2005 09:30 am (UTC)
*SHUDDER* (Coherent thought will come later.)