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User Topic: Blackwood's Guide to Dangerous Fairies
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Default  Posted: 5:25 PM, December 9th (Friday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It looked like a cool book on the shelf a couple months ago and we got it. Like a creepy fun catalogue of fairies.

So it's also a cool story in there too, wedged in between the Guide entries. I am about 2/3 through and it's awesomely creepy, the kind of fairies you're supposed to stay away from because they drag you into dark places and eat your joints and leave you in pieces or something.

So today I finally watched the trailer for the movie this book is a companion to, Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark, a remake of a 1973 horror film, but with Guillermo del Toro's awesomeness involved.

I will now state how absofuckinglutely unfair it is to be an atheist with zero belief in the supernatural, but have an overactive imagination, because walking by a server room with a door barely cracked in a dark office means THERE ARE ALL THESE BEADY RED EYES GLARING AT ME THROUGH THE SHADOWY SLIT.

Or, for some reason, the LONG, BLACK, SPINDLY arms creeping and wriggling over the door are actually a couple dozen power cords someone hung there for a reason I cannot conceive of.

The rattling grate in the bathroom right above the urinals is just too much. Little claws, little whispers. I was almost glad nobody else was here because it would have been difficult to explain why I was growling at the ceiling.

I'm a bit worried for the cleaning lady. I've been drinking throwback Mountain Dew and sitting in the dark listening to Motorhead and Overkill. I don't know what might happen. It would probably make sense to turn on some lights.

Fun book though, I recommend it.


“Fate is a fickle bitch who dotes on irony.”

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Default  Posted: 5:52 PM, December 9th (Friday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It would probably make sense to turn on some lights.

Definitely. I got shivers just reading the review. Will check it out.


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Default  Posted: 5:55 PM, December 9th (Friday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Dude, I hate to ask this...but WHAT IS THAT THING BEHIND YOU???

[This message edited by Rebreather at 5:55 PM, December 9th (Friday)]


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Default  Posted: 7:56 PM, December 9th (Friday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

g_r with christmas presents and our giant, stupid puppy. I made it home safely with a Sam Adams holiday assortment in tow.

Our evil cat has probably eaten any fairy brazen enough to come near the house so I'm cool until Monday.


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Default  Posted: 10:03 AM, December 12th (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Maybe it's Take Your Cat to Work Day....


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Default  Posted: 12:40 PM, December 12th (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

This place could not endure the evil of my cat.

Also, I think this book needs an entry for Shelf Elf.


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Default  Posted: 12:48 PM, December 12th (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Back when Paper Planes was big, this line:

Some some some I murder;
Some, some I let go...

Summed up the fae quite nicely, I thought.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls he’d known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 1:47 PM, December 12th (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I think if King Diamond rattled off that lyric it would achieve ultimate creepy.


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Default  Posted: 1:55 PM, December 12th (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

If you know the Exalted or revamped Changeling materials...well, suffice to say you should.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls he’d known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 1:59 PM, December 12th (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I have the originals, heard the re-release was good but I do not have them.


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Default  Posted: 2:21 PM, December 12th (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I made it home safely with a Sam Adams holiday assortment in tow

Excellent! We find Old Fezziwig and Holiday Porter most effective in warding off the supernatural.


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Default  Posted: 8:41 PM, December 12th (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Sounds a bit like Grimm. I know it's on tv but I really am enjoying it.

I love scary things. When every nerve ending tinggles. So delicious!!!!!


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Default  Posted: 2:44 AM, December 13th (Tuesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I would like to see American Gods as a series, hopefully on HBO.

ETA lord_v informs me the property is being developed for HBO with Gaiman and Tom Hanks' prodco behind it. So in other words, this is happening.

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It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls he’d known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 6:28 AM, December 13th (Tuesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm still a fan of the Winter Lager tbh, though Black & Brew dispelled the shadows effectively.

UO it's a remake from a 70's psychological horror and looks like it has the same creep factor as Rosemary's Baby or Changeling (not to be confused with the aforementioned RPG).

Re: American Gods on HBO, unfortunately everything Gaiman has done for the screen has been terrible imo. I don't know how Neverwhere or Stardust could be terrible, especially with De Niro as a cross dressing skyship captain but they felt really disappointing even with him working the screenplays.

g_r informs me he wrote the english translation of Mononoke so I guess that's one.

OTOH HBO did Rome and made Game of Thrones something that wasn't pretentiously stupid so maybe that will work.



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Default  Posted: 6:48 AM, December 13th (Tuesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

American Gods reads like a bible for a tv series. It begs to be one. Films? Coraline is the only Gaiman-based film that worked for me. I am not opposed to seeing The Graveyard Book filmed.

American Gods, though...it is cut like a tv series. It will work. And you have Anansi Boys, waiting...

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 6:49 AM, December 13th (Tuesday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls he’d known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 6:49 AM, December 13th (Tuesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Oh yes, Coraline. That was truly awesome. I cheerfully admit my error then.

Though that's two animated films, granted. Maybe they should do Sandman.


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Default  Posted: 7:40 AM, December 13th (Tuesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

The Sandman creeped me out in a totally bizarre and delicious way.
Gaiman is a God among men.


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Default  Posted: 7:58 AM, December 13th (Tuesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Neil Gaiman talks about buttons:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQC0QVXa33o&feature=player_embedded#!

This may not be exactly what I wanted to show you because they're throttling YouTube here for some reason today. But if he's saying "buttons" a lot, that's it. I could listen to him say "buttons" forever. Anybody wearing panties should check, 'cause they may have just dropped.

My problem with Sandman is that I have some form of dyslexia that prevents me from being able to reading comics and manga. Or animation based upon same. Avatar: TLA is the only exception I've found. Not that that's based off either of those, but it uses a lot of those shots.

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It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls he’d known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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