April 19th, 2010

fire devil

A bad omen?

There were no cute pics or videos of Adam Lambert posted on adamlambertetc  this morning, so I get no cute rl American bishie to start my morning off.  Pout, pout, pout.

My sinuses are evil and continue to inflict lightheadedness on me, but not so much vertigo, and I was able to do one of my cardio workouts yesterday, so life could be much worse.

I knocked off about a thousand words on an original story I've been playing with in my head last night.  And that's kind of cool.

Am in the mood to read classic fantasy/sword and sorcery.  Hmmm....Amazon, do I hear you calling my name?

I spent some time last night trying to figure out how to pronounce the name of the volcano in Iceland.  There's some funny stuff out there about how it's being butchered by newsmen....

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2257


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Definitely in a mood....for fantasy.

So I went to Amazon, and ordered:

Volkhavaar by Tanith Lee.  It's very old, one of her earlier fantasy stories, and I lost my copy years ago.

The Complete Chronicles of Conan - yeah, I'm in THAT type of mood.

The Elric Saga Part one - Elric of Melnibone, Weird of the White Wolf, and Sailor on the Seas of Fate - Michael Moorcock.   I've been a big fan of Elric since I was in hs, many years ago.  Been too long since I spent some time in the company of my first silver-haired hero with a big sword.

From what I hear, Moorcock wrote these books at lightning speed while he was still editing New Worlds magazine, and they show it in some ways, but I love'em anyway.

And fantasy from a different time and place --Robert Graves' the Greek Myths.  I love Graves' compilation - this is not a whitewashed kid's reference...he includes all the dirt in the myths, all the incest and rape and bad stuff as well as the good...I used to have a copy, but time happens.....


Ah.  Maybe I am doing the nostaglia trip after all....it seems to be happening to a lot of us lately.....