[Most Recent Entries]
Below are the 9 most recent journal entries recorded in
|Thursday, January 7th, 2010|
|"Mad science" dragonfly necklace
(sunlight) neo-alex faceted rounds and neo-orchid centerpiece bits: purple; Swarovski cantaloupe bicones: reddish-grey; uranium glass: various pastels (small aqua rounds, frosted green/pink octahedra, seafoam-givre triangles and centerpiece dagger drop).
(incandescent) neo-alex and neo-orchid: purple; Swarovski: pale red; uranium glass: various pastels.
(fluorescent) neo-alex: ice-blue; neo-orchid: purple; Swarovski: green; uranium glass: various pastels.
(near-UV LED) uranium glass: lime-green glow; everything else: dark, except for random reflections.
Total length 19", Czech glass + Swarovski lead crystal on GSP, sterling silver endcaps/clasp.
|Tuesday, January 1st, 2008|
This journal is basically a mirror/archive for my CC-related posts elsewhere. Most of them track down original sources written by Tanith Lee. There are some redundancies among the posts since they gradually accumulated over time but I'm splatting them all down here in one batch.
I seldom actually check in here; if you have a comment you want me to respond to, leave it on LiveJournal instead.
|Tuesday, August 28th, 2007|
|American McGee's "Alice": casebook transcript
The wombat-consort bought this game when it came out; I watched him play some of it, but don't know if he ever finished it. However, it came back to my mind recently, causing me to hunt down scans of an elusive "casebook" that came packaged with it (and now that I think about it, we probably have the actual thing downstairs if he hasn't shuffled the game off elsewhere aince then, but oh well).
Supposedly certain aspects of the game reflect the "real" events in the casebook. It's a rather crabbed, blotchy document, which invites me to attempt to type in a clear transcript.
Transcript finished.( Read more... )
|Saturday, April 28th, 2007|
|DS12/14 vs. Cyrion (rehash)
Still playing with HTML columns/colors because they're fun. This is largely based on bad_penny's original comparison between DS14 and Tanith Lee's story "A Lynx With Lions". The latter has been reprinted several times in its own right, but afaik its first appearance was as pp132-161 in Lee's book Cyrion
, NYC: Daw 1982, so I'm using the pagination from there.
Mostly what I've done is color-code the different sections and type in enough additional material from Lee to show how the original scene flowed together before being recycled, aside from the underlying plot device. Some of the overlaps are relatively piecemeal but still describe the same specific action with many of the same specific words. I can't decide whether it's overly persnickety to mark all of the individual small bits of shared vocabulary, vs. the entire lines that frame them.( Read more... )
|DS14 bits and pieces, general summary
These overlaps are much vaguer than most of the stuff in my long post
about "Prince on a White Horse"; I probably would consider them to be valid Easter-eggish homages rather than plagiarism. They may've already been pointed out elsewhere, so I suppose my only real reason to list them is a sense of conceptual tidiness.( Read more... )
|DS6 vs. Lycanthia
Endnote from DS6: "5) Lycanthe [sic]: The concept comes from Tanith Lee's Lycanthia
, in which Lycanthes are symbols scratched in snow to keep werewolves away. I have retained the crossed-X shape."
More bibliographical info: Lycanthia, or The Children of Wolves
, NYC: Daw, 1981. ( Read more... )
|DS14 vs. Prince on a White Horse
Chapter 14 of Cassandra Claire's HP opus "Draco Sinister" has the brief endnote, "Oggrings and skolks are from Tanith Lee's White Horse, Black Castle
Tanith Lee is one of my favorite authors, but although she's incredibly talented and prolific, her books go out of print quickly; most of my collection is made up of used paperbacks from secondhand bookstores and eBay. They're difficult to find, and I don't have all of them. While I'm not in the flaming-pitchfork crowd wrt CC, I do like to encourage other people to read TL's books, even if that ends up adding to my competition in bidding wars, and I rather wish that CC had noted more specific textual overlaps
beyond merely borrowing isolated words/names or general concepts.( Read more... )
Idly paging through some of CC's Draco Trilogy again-- the last story, "Draco Veritas", which come to think of it doesn't seem quite right in Latin: "Dragon Truth", not "True Dragon" which would be (flips through Cassell) "Draco Verax"? But anyway, on the same grammatical template, although Cassell suggests the deponent verb furor, furari
for "steal/plagiarize", I'm going to give up trying to remember how deponent participles work and just go with the related noun furtum
Refs are to pagination in the extant PDFs. Actually not that much stuff this time; by the time I'd skimmed up to p.500 of DV, I couldn't stand the sheer tedium anymore.
Further addendum: have been occasionally adding bits and pieces from DS; some are exact matches, other are vaguer overlaps of thematic keywords.( Read more... )
|DS11 vs, Dean, color-coded
Because this has been bugging me since I saw this particular set of examples on bad_penny
, I've slightly reformatted them to clarify the various bits and pieces borrowed from Pamela Dean. (Addendum: I've added more of the surrounding original text from both Dean and CC, typically one line on either side unless there's a paragraph division (also marked). I also found another plagiarized line that hadn't been in bad_penny's original report.)( Read more... )