Fandom Lounge's Journal - Day
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
12:15AM - LJ down?
Is anyone else having trouble accessing LiveJournal? I was on about a half hour ago but now I'm just getting "Problem loading page"
ETA: It is working again... stupid LJ servers!
4:38AM - "Our teeth grated, and my nipples went *spung*!"
From Thog's Masterclass, a collection of sentences from fantasy and sci-fi novels that sound funny when taken out of context (and probably not any less funny when in context). More examples:
- Thomas Harris conjures up a slightly fishy image in Hannibal -- 'Excitement leaped like a trout in the public trousers.'
- Patricia McKillip diagnoses another throat condition in The Riddle-Master of Hed -- 'Something jumped in the back of Morgon's throat. It was huge, broad as a farmhorse, with a deer's delicate, triangular face.'
- From Joe Buff's Thunder in the Deep: 'Taylor struggled to his console, tried to lift the red handset to Damage Control back aft, and realized his right collarbone was smashed. He grabbed for the phone with his left.'
1:46PM - Happy Halloween!
Courtesy of Project Gutenberg and my 100-year lag in weird fiction tastes, please enjoy the following scary stories to read in the dark:
Carmilla, John Sheridan le Fanu
The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe
The Horla, Guy de Maupassant (français)
The King in Yellow, Robert W. Chambers
The Willows, Algernon Blackwood
The Damned Thing, Ambrose Bierce
And, let's go with one of Lovecraft's obscure works:
Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
Scary stories? Link 'em if ya got 'em.
2:53PM - On Goblin Sexuality.
Author Jim C Hines (Of Goblin Quest notoriety) weighs in on the Dumbledore is gay debate.
Amusingly, not only is the fire-spider in his books gay, but also seems to be a bit of a slut apparently.
The man? He is amusing.
... We have to love him a little bit more. Now with ICONS
I Can Has Megazord?
Yes, it's a Power Rangers macro community. Go. Join. LOL.
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