Smilin' Strange (diello) wrote,
Smilin' Strange

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The Double Hiatus

I want to write, but I don't want to write. And you can't make me. I just want to touch base to say I'll be away. Not really away, considering how crack-like Facebook can be. But I haven't posted here in over a week (and while I'm on holiday between work and school, it feels like an eternity). I want to try to get offline and catch up on my readings. I have collected tonnes of comic books and have only had the chance to read a couple of them. I am also going to start reading the books on my list, dammit! But before I go, I thought I'd post some things that have come through to me on the tubes.

First, I have to pay my respects to Satoshi Kon. Miyazaki is awesome, but Satoshi Kon fucking blessed the world of good, experimental, fantastical anime.

Next, (some of) my comic book scores over the summer, with no authors listed because I don't know all of them (also, with almost no dent made in):
How Loathsome
House of Mystery 3&4
Scott Pilgrim (finished)
Desolation Jones
Ignition City
Ball Peen Hammer
Spooked (read. Nice story. Awesome art)
Salem Brownstone
WE3 (read this last night. Really good, but also hard to take due to the graphic animal cruelty).
And some others I got for free, or picked up on a whim, like the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies gn.

Novels and stories I intend to read (some before school starts, and some as required reading for Horror Lit):
Cirque du Freak
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Shining
Breakfast of Champions
Anansi Boys
Lost Souls
Shadows Over Innsmouth
The Call of Cthulhu
Ex Oblivione
The Conqueror Worm
And other tales.

On Saturday (and Monday), I said goodbye to one of my best friends (this time, not to death). My friend Kevin, who I met in Tony Vinci's writing class, is moving on in his pursuit in greatness in film, and going to NYC to the NYC school of my choice- SVA (School of Visual Arts), where stop-motion animation is taught by *shock* none other than my love Voltaire. Anyway, Saturday was the big last stand party. There were fireworks. Real fireworks! I've never been so close to those big bursting flowers, and I got closer still, because a couple of them went off too soon (extra thrilling). On Monday, I went over to his apartment to help him get out, and then unloaded the boxes to his folks' house (to later load into a different truck to take to NYC). I loved spending the whole day with him. We work off each other pretty well. I'm going to miss that.

What else... I made awesome raspberry flavoured meringue puffs with white chocolate. I sliced my hand open. I got food poisoning from bad sushi. I visited my sister, her guy, and my niece (well, they came here to visit me). I dyed my hair bright red. I got my school books.

And now I'm going to go to bed, then wake up and hopefully find that FreakAngels has updated after a 3-week hiatus while poor, wonderful Paul Duffield was hospitalized.

Instead of hording you with all the awesome stuff I've found online, I will leave you with two things:

BOTH NSFW, one due to maggotty, rotting, zombie cock dildos, and the other due to the F word

1. Necronomicox


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