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Silveran
RE: Dropping by to say hello


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Friday September 14, 2012 12:09 AM
Well, this is nice. Someone comes back and starts talking to us, and my computer is deciding to go insane. So, I'm going to be in and out for a while....

Of course, we all get compared to either blood-sucking ghouls or emo-goth wannabes in the process... so, that's not so nice. I blame you, Norwegian. You are responsible for me cutting myself and this silly haircut I have now.

But, it's good to hear you are having ideas with your art, GD. I hope the unemployment doesn't prove a hardship.

By the way, does anyone want a postcard? The wife and I are getting back into penmanship and are practicing Spincerian and Copperplate Script, respectively. This caused us to invest in some nice fountain pens, and then her online knitting friends started a postcard exchange. So, I started making postcards.

If you want one, post, PM, or e-mail me your mailing address at deirachel@yahoo.com (international and PO Boxes are cool, too). Tell me if you want a funny (general), funny (scifi), funny (horror), or a pin-up girl (SFW), too.
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TheShadowlord
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Sunday September 16, 2012 9:41 PM
Or bloodsucking, incestuous, really bored and secluded weirdoes (that's what you get for reading Tanith Lee; great stories, but weird).
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Friday September 21, 2012 2:28 AM
Postcards you say? Hmmm sounds interesting! I might take you up on a pin up and/or sci fi.....

Shadow, other than weirdly great stories, what else can you say about Tanith Lee?

Arandur is doing well for those interested
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Westley: Hear this now: I will always come for you.
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before you insult someone, you should first walk a mile in their shoes.

That way when you insult them, you are a mile away and you have their shoes.
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TheShadowlord
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Friday September 21, 2012 3:39 AM
Um, let's see.
Tanith Lee has two hang-ups in her adult writing (she also writes children's literature, of which I have only read a couple, the Piratica series, which was amusing).
The two hang-ups, and both usually occur in the same story, are incest and power/divinity that uses mortals and immortals as tools, rather than being tools.

She is a bit hit and miss. Stories like "Electric Forest" and "Drinking sapphire wine" are not, to my mind, all that good. Stuff like the Lionwolf series or the Vis series are decent enough, but not great. Of course, compared to most authors they are excellent.
Other series, like her Flat Earth series (especially this one), the Secret Books of Paradys, Secret Books of Venus, the Birthgrave series, Kill the dead, the Blood Opera and several others are superb.
Basically, she is the one of the best writers of Gothic fiction alive. She has the atmosphere down pat without making it too dated, too derivative or too emo.
She writes other stuff than that, though. Flat Earth is more like Dunsany or Lovecraft's Dream stories than Poe or Lovecraft's Mythos stories.


The Blood Opera series, which I alluded to in my previous post, is Lee's take on vmapires in a modern setting. Take the idea of Vampire: the Masquerade of ancient beings that are bored, lethargic and insular, without the insane power levels or the Angst(tm). Intrigue, plots, murder and passion. It's basically the best take on modern vampires I've come across, second only to "I am Legend".
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Silveran
RE: Dropping by to say hello


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Saturday September 22, 2012 8:42 AM
Just need an address GD.
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Tuesday September 25, 2012 8:00 AM
Hello GD...
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Betrayed by many, now ornaments dripping above


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Tuesday September 25, 2012 9:17 PM
Shadow, I'll have a look. I'm swamped with art books at the moment. I just picked up some pin-up art books, some Alex Ross, and Bruce Timm - not to mention the technical books (blech) - so after i get to a point to which I'm satisfied with my portfolio I will grab a book or two - shouldn't be long tbh =)

Silv, I'll send it over in a bit!

Lich, hiya sugarbooger!!
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Westley: Hear this now: I will always come for you.
Buttercup: But how can you be sure?
Westley: This is true love - you think this happens every day?




i'm going sane in a crazy world.....
before you insult someone, you should first walk a mile in their shoes.

That way when you insult them, you are a mile away and you have their shoes.
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RE: Dropping by to say hello


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Tuesday September 25, 2012 11:43 PM
QUOTED  Or bloodsucking, incestuous, really bored and secluded weirdoes (that's what you get for reading Tanith Lee; great stories, but weird).


Aaaaaaand sign me up.

QUOTED 
If you want one, post, PM, or e-mail me your mailing address at deirachel@yahoo.com (international and PO Boxes are cool, too). Tell me if you want a funny (general), funny (scifi), funny (horror), or a pin-up girl (SFW), too.


You have no idea how happy getting non-student loans mail would make me. In like a sin.

QUOTED  I just picked up some pin-up art books, some Alex Ross, and Bruce Timm - not to mention the technical books (blech) - so after i get to a point to which I'm satisfied with my portfolio I will grab a book or two - shouldn't be long tbh =)


Good lord, has art school claimed another soul here? I caught myself fondling an art nouveau book trying to justify spending my entire grocery budget for the month on yet another art book. It just feels so right... so hungry, but so right.
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TheShadowlord
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Wednesday September 26, 2012 2:50 PM
My gf got a big Alphonse Mucha book this summer. She's been drooling all over the pages ever since then.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Silveran
RE: Dropping by to say hello


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Thursday September 27, 2012 4:43 AM
Still no addresses to send them to...

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