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December 29th, 2003


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11:00 pm - "Pray to all space that you may never meet me in my thousand other forms..."
First of all, let's get the quiz out of the way. I picked BÖC since I know around 200 of their songs. It was still a harder exercise than it needed to be; perhaps I should have chosen Frank Zappa ("9. Describe how you love: I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth").

Identify Yourself With Music

Identify yourself using the songs of one artist/group (in my case, Blue Öyster Cult):

1. Are you male or female? Hungry Boys
2. Describe yourself: Fire Of Unknown Origin
3. How do some people feel about you? You're Not The One I Was Looking For
4. How do you feel about yourself? Goin' Through The Motions
5. Describe your girlfriend/boyfriend/interest: Dragon Lady (While not perhaps entirely appropriate, it's less likely to get me beaten up than the answer I originally posted.)
6. Where would you rather be? In Thee In The Presence of Another World
7. Describe what you want to be: Dancin' In The Ruins
8. Describe how you live: Career of Evil One Step Ahead Of The Devil
9. Describe how you love: Ooh... There are too many good titles here to be honest: I Am The Storm / Unknown Tongue / Lips In The Hills / Screams / Lonely Teardrops / Sinful Love / Dominance and Submission / I Just Like To Be Bad...
10. Share a few words of wisdom: Don't Fear The Reaper


Alright. Now that that's out of the way, looks like my New Year's plans are uncertain for a little while... The party I'd planned to attend has been cancelled (or will be moved elsewhere) due to an illness. Do I attend one of the two parties I'd really rather not go to? Do I take Evil Jim up on his offer to party down with the Anime Club? Do I call Ellen (who was the first one to extend an invitation to the cancelled party) and figure out what we're going to do, only to discover, upon checking my e-mail five minutes later that the party is back on at somebody else's house? This isn't a survey. I'm not asking for advice. I'm calling Ellen.

On a different subject... I'd ordered a couple DVD copies of H.P. Lovecraft's The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, and after waiting and waiting and waiting, they've finally arrived. Signed and numbered, I have copy #180, and Jim's getting #181. Sorry, Jim.

Anyway, Dream-Quest is probably my favorite of HPL's works, but having viewed the trailers on their website, the movie didn't look terribly grand, but I'm a big fan of Jason Thompson's graphic novel adaptation, and somehow rationalized the purchase that way. And I'm really glad I did. Jim will (most likely) enjoy this too. It looks and sounds great, especially considering the $5,000 budget. The dialogue is a little weird because it's adapted from a story that has lots of conversations, but only one direct quote (which is 1925 words long and comes from Nyarlathotep (yeah, not only does Nyarlathotep manifest "himself" physically, he also talks for three pages! -- I told you it was a cool book!)). Otherwise the writing is fine, but the original story depends so heavily on the rest of HPL's works that those unfamiliar would be lost. Really lost. Oh, and the voice acting isn't the best, but Toren Atkinson of The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets voices Randolph Carter, which is really cool.

In short, I enjoyed the film, but unless you're Evil Jim reading this against my wishes, this entire section was probably a waste of your time.

Otherwise, nothing else worth mentioning, except that the new dryer works fine (although it appears to be dented already, and I find it hard to believe that we did that), and for some reason, our mail was delivered around 8:30 PM. Again.
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Current Music: Bjorn Lynne -- Queen Hantilia

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From:xoshua
Date:December 30th, 2003 03:36 am (UTC)
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check the slip on the kitchen counter from the delivery people about the dent...
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From:sacredspud
Date:December 30th, 2003 08:24 am (UTC)
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Looked at it this morning. I try not to think about the kitchen counter.
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From:evil_jim
Date:January 23rd, 2004 07:06 am (UTC)

Am I in trouble?

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Ok, having now received the gift I finally found and read this post. Is that ok?
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From:sacredspud
Date:January 23rd, 2004 01:13 pm (UTC)

Re: Am I in trouble?

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No! Dammit, no! I-- well, I guess it's too late now. I guess it's fine.

This time.
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