Monday, 19 January 2015

mokie: Text, "Only the good die young. Most of us are morally ambiguous, which explains our random dying pattern." (indescribable)
We are walking, talking eco-systems, from the bacteria in our guts to the mites on our skin.

Ever think the bugs and the mites doubt the existence of humans?
mokie: A package of meat wishes you happy holidays (holiday tribal)
Sure, you can celebrate the 206th birthday of Edgar Allan Poe on the 19th and the 170th anniversary of the publication of "The Raven" on the 29th as two separate things on two separate days. Or you can hold a 10-day celebration of gothic goodness - a gothstravaganza! A GOTHIVALE!

I took a bath with my black soap (charcoal and tea tree oil!), donned my comfiest of black jammies, settled in with a glass of HR Giger Absinthe Wolfsmilch (who needs beer goggles when you can have disconcerting erotic symbolism?) and put on my "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" playlist, which is probably not all that gothy but I like it for reading, napping, lounging, pondering the futility of all things, etc. And then, of course, I read the guest of honor.

(Of course, this is the 21st century - you could listen to it instead, as read by Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, or Christopher Walken, or catch a well-known adaptation instead. I won't judge.)

I know, it's not much of a -stravaganza or -ivale so far, but I'm not much of a goth, either, so.

ETA: I'm not the only one marking the date! Enjoy some timely literary discussion from Thug Notes!

About dream/reading tags

y-* tags categorize dreams.

For types: beyond the obvious, there are dreamlets (very short dreams), stubs (fragment/outline of a partially-lost dream), gnatter (residual impression of a lost dream).

For characters: there are roles (characters fitting an archetype), symbols (characters as symbols), and sigils (recurring figures with a significance bigger than a single dream's role/symbolism).

x-* tags categorize books.

Material is categorized primarily by structure, style and setting. If searching for a particular genre, look for the defining features of that genre, e.g. x-form:nonfic:bio, x-style:horror, x-setting:dystopian.