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October 19th, 2004


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06:16 pm - At the last from inner Egypt came the dark, strange one to whom the fellahs bowed.
Quick post. Practice last night was not too bad. My throat was dead, and I saw about a million people I know at the mall, but luckily most of them ignored me, tlhinganhom being an exception. Yeah, we did okay and they still haven't kicked me out of the group. By now I think I can count on being a permanent fixture. Maybe next time I'll even ask you to come instead of staying away.

Anyway, see my fabulous new icon?


Work was slow this afternoon, so I did that with the help of Google, Adobe Acrobat Reader, JASC Animation Shop and the Print Screen key. It's a little sloppy but for some reason I'm terribly terribly happy with it. Purists (Hi evil_jim!) will complain that I'm using the wrong Elder Sign but I don't care. I think it looks cool, but I'm sure nobody else is interested. I just wanted to call attention to it. I won't make it my default, but I really don't use my icons and I've been thinking that I should

About a million points to anybody who knows the text being zoomed in on, but you only get 50,000 if you have to Google it.
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Current Music: The Minstrels of Mayhem -- The Ballad of Pompador & Melodio

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From:evil_jim
Date:October 20th, 2004 05:51 am (UTC)

For about a million points

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Cool. Very cool. I wish I could do stuff like that.

Would the text in question be "A sense of monstrous guilt was upon the land, and out of the abysses between the stars swept chill currents that made men shiver in dark and lonely places." from Lovecraft's Nyarlathotep? (No Googling)

In other news, have you seen Graphic Classics adaptations of selected Lovecraft stories and poems? Most stories are abridged but there is a wonderful variety of artists who contributed. Tom Sutton in particular whose interpretations of Dreamquest of Unknown Kadath are the only illustrations I've seen that rival Jason Thompson's of Mock Man Press. The presentation of Fungi From Yuggoth in its entirety is also worthy of note. I could go on but for ten dollars it's worth checking out.
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From:sacredspud
Date:October 20th, 2004 07:08 pm (UTC)

Re: For about a million points

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Glad you like the icon, and you now have about a million more points than anybody else who reads my journal.

I have seen that book, and it was definitely a good investment. I haven't really done more than flip through it a few times and read some of the shorter pieces because I ordered it at the same time I ordered a copy of a biographical graphic novel called Lovecraft. I read that one first because it interested me more. The artwork is interesting (you can see examples by following the link), but the book presents as fact the idea that HPL believed in and was tortued by his creations. I wasn't impressed but I want to give it another go at some point in case my first impression was wrong. I definitely wouldn't recommend it to anyone who wasn't at least a little familiar with HPL's life.
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From:tlhinganhom
Date:October 20th, 2004 02:03 pm (UTC)
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Hey, you guys were awesome! I'll have to come see you again, and try to be less of an annoyance next time.

(Still an annoyance, but less of one... )
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From:sacredspud
Date:October 20th, 2004 06:44 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! You weren't an annoyance, I was just somewhat embarrassed to have people I know around at my freshman outing with this group. Please tell me you just happened to be at the mall and didn't come because of my journal, though.

I like the CGA icon, by the way.
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From:evil_jim
Date:October 21st, 2004 06:18 am (UTC)
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I would have come had I read about it earlier. I started work early and was home by the time I normally would be clocking in and read your journal before the update about the mall. Damn. I needed an excuse to leave the house too since all I did with my free time was laundry and read Dinosaur Comics.
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From:tlhinganhom
Date:October 25th, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, I stole it from a t-shirt on http://www.jinx.com

Check it out; they have some great shirts and stickers. I forsee many a wasted paycheck already.
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From:sacredspud
Date:October 25th, 2004 10:47 pm (UTC)
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my other sword is vorpal

That's awesome. I wish you hadn't shown me this site. I'm not rich.
At the last from inner Egypt came the dark, strange one to whom the fellahs bowed. - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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