November 9th, 2004

Wedding day

That is not dead which can eternal lie...

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.

-- H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu


While everybody else is jizzing all over the poster and soon-to-be-released trailer for Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I'd like to point out The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society's version of The Call of Cthulhu, which is currently in production. From the trailer it looks like it beautifully mimics the look and pacing of later silent films. We'll have to wait for the DVD (unless it shows up on next year's Wisconsin Film Festival lineup (it won't)), but I can't wait to see it. I've known about it for some time, and keep forgetting to post about it. Persuade yourself to reinstall Quicktime and download the trailer here.

Those anticipating CoC (hi Jim!) might also be interested in Aaron Vanek's adaptation of The Yellow Sign from The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers. The official site is kind of barren right now, but I've seen Vanek's work before, and I'm looking forward to this film.
  • Current Music
    Gustav Holst -- Neptune, The Mystic
Catholic Girls

Kinda young, kinda wow. Unh!

This won't be as funny in the morning, but I'd like to award twenty eight points to anyone who knows where this image comes from:



If you got it, you need to do "seventeen Hail Marys and five minutes outside." No one is going to steal it, but I encourage you to do so anyway.

For the rest of you, Collapse )

***EDIT*** It occurs to me that unless you've seen the movie that picture is from, you don't realize that the crucifix is an intercom which blinks in rhythm when it conveys an announcement. Like the picture says: Catholic girls are scary.
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    Relient K -- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything