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    • Books to Review

    • Posted by Rootfireember on 1 Feb 08
    • Got a load of prepubs/galleys; several books that'll be available in tpb or pb within the next few months and are allready out; along with How to Self-Destruct by Jason Seiden; scheduled to be out in April of 08 and Ariana Franklin's The Serpent's Tale, which came out sometime this month. It shows when I haven't been to the store for a while; the load of old Galleys which haven't found homes on the shelf gets bigger, and bigger. There's still a lot of stuff from last year on the shelf marked 'review books' that my peers and I take from; indeed, most of the books I got in this ramble are already out; Ray Bradburry's Farewell Summer, Aryn Kyle's The God of Animals, and William Gibson's Spook Country.

      Looks like I have some reading to do.
    • Blogs: Z: TBH: Morning, Day 5

    • Posted by Z on 1 Feb 08
    • Today I'll be far less accessible via the internet.

      Last night, instead of getting work done I had productive conversations with Ms S, Mr B, and Mr R. Poked at a few story fragments half-heartedly, gave up.

      Even last night I was preoccupied with what's coming this morning- news about the raise situation.

      I'll read anything you post here during my lunch, maybe even reply. E-mail, however, probably won't get a reply until tonight.

      -Z

      Tell me anything.

      (sent via mobile)
    • Writing

    • Posted by Rootfireember on 31 Jan 08
    • I swore to several people I'd write a book. A novel. Fiction. I've been told I have the talent to draw people into my writing, surround them with a word-world of my making. And yet...

      I have over 100 word files of stories that were only just conceived, on my computer. Aborted fetuses of tales that I've never finished.

      I don't know what I fear more:
      The possibility of success, or failure.
    • The Old Photoblag : 2

    • Posted by Ben on 31 Jan 08
    • myeong-dong

      If my memory serves me right, this one is from the hoity-toity shopping district of Myeong-dong. People everywhere on any given day. About two streets over it got really bad. The Levi's store, American Apparel and a whole fuckton of people milling about. You could barely walk in a straight line if you had the bad luck of being down there during the busy hours. Which is why it struck me as very odd to hear the familiar roar of a harley. In a place like Seoul you rarely see choppers, or tattooed people, as people will automatically assume you're part of a gang. So it was pretty damned scary to hear this thing and then see it slowly roaring it's way right through the middle of the crowd. People were almost diving to get out of it's way. Partly because he was on a giant chunk of steel that would flatten you, and partly because the guy was wearing almost nothing besides leather chaps, a black leather vest and more nasty-looking tattoos than you could shake a stick at. We watched from an alley we had ducked into and just as if nothing was going on at all, a smooth black lexus calmly padded it's way through the newly-plouged hole. Ho, shit was about all I could think.
    • Tom Cruise Vs The Pope

    • Posted by Zandee on 31 Jan 08
    • I was sitting in the comfy brown leather chair of my favorite coffee bar on the internet minding my own business. When through a small game of link hop-scotch I found a site detailing the latest hair brained scheme of the Church of Scientology. The only thing is latest isn't exactly the correct adjective.

      Apparently the CoS has been working top members of the staff into the Clergy. The Catholic Church was reluctant to disclose the name or names of these double-agent priest. The official word on this is that the Catholic Church will be keeping an eye on there flock.

      To me it sounds like there were several of these double-agents priest. It also sounds to me that the Catholic Church is about to go through another clam-shell game of find the priest. I clicked on the little next arrow to find that the site had gone down. I found one or two other sites that housed this article, but now they all seem to be gone.

      I wish I had screen captured it. If anyone can find the article please post it.
    • fuck me, it's windy

    • Posted by ___________ on 31 Jan 08
    • Ah, the joys of being in a rural locale. high winds and intermittent power. and worse, my ears are of the bass-enhanced sticking out variety*, and bugger me if that wind isn't fecking cold.

      * if your ears aren't of the extra bass variety, cup your hands behind them and push them to the fore, you will notice that everything sounds a bit better. more oomph. it's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. I hope to hit 'post entry' before the power cuts off again. here goes...
    • Z: TBH: Morning, Day 4

    • Posted by Z on 31 Jan 08
    • This morning I had McDonalds for breakfast, and shared the following images on a post on another board, on a thread about villains:
      I decided to ask my 12 year old self, since all of my favourite villains tend to be played by Willem Dafoe, Steve Buscemi, & Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

      Back in the day, I might have said:


      Yes folks, that's two Claws for the price of one. It's craw- craw!

      Before anyone tries to out-geek me on this, yeah I didn't forget-

      -however, Nimoy Agent of KAOS can't touch the mighty Craw.

      And speaking of claws, there's always:



      But for halloween costumes, you can't beat:




      - Z
      ___________________________________________


      I'm eating hashbrowns, bitter orange juice from concentrate (nasty), and coffee.

      My stomach hates me.

      - Z

      Tell me about your villains.