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Discussion in 'Archipelago' started by umaeril, Nov 14, 2003.


The Gates of Horn and Ivory

Two Gates the silent House of Sleep adorn; Of polish'd Iv'ry this, that of transparent Horn:
True Visions thro' transparent Horn arise; Thro' polish'd Iv'ry pass deluding Lies.

  1. umaeril

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    Aww sorry you don't get to review it. But yeah, there are a lot worse things that could happen as you have pointed out.

    Mmmmm Chinese food tonight. Yum!
     
  2. The Gov

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    We watched the 1931 Dracula for the first time last night and this morning our conversation is full of bad Hungarian vampire impersonations.

    I sit at my computer with the curtains closed. Enter M.

    M: Why are you sitting in the dark?

    Me: It reminds me choff my home. My ... gastle. In Transylvania.

    M: Ah.

    Leaves.


    It's a funny movie with awful, glacial pacing. Dwight Frye is better mad than sane. Dr Sewerd is the only person in the U.K. with an English accent, aside from the asylum attendant, Martin, who takes care of Renfield. (Renfield gets out of his cell and runs into the doctor's living room with such effortless impunity that you wonder why they bothered locking him up at all. You also wonder why the doctor and his family are not a little more alarmed to have a beetle-eating vampire slave creeping in through the door in the middle of their conversations.) The rest are somehow American, even Seward's daughter.
     
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    Having all of this talk about newspapers, I happen to have Wednesday's copy of the local paper, The Virginian-Pilot, with me right now. The front page headline: Assessments Soar Again! House values raise 28% in Chesapeake and 22% in Virginia Beach! OHMYGODWE'LLHAVETOPAYMOREINTAXES!!!

    Other front page headlines include a Suffolk, VA woman who shot herself in the stomach to kill her unborn baby, a hip-hop exhibit that's going in the Smithsonian, and a poll that shows that US troops want to get the hell out of Iraq. I wonder how many people in Hampton Roads think that there's nothing going on in the world.
     
  4. umaeril

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    Gov I have a 1970's Nosferatu, it's kind of interesting, I forget who directed it, but he is well known. It's very atmostpheric but I think it bored me. I can't remember, I have not watched it in ages.

    Nick, that woman must have been very sick to shoot herself like that. Our news is very boring. They threw a parade for a 6th place ice skater, I cannot figure out why, I mean it was only 6th place, but whatever. The rest of the local news is so boring. Boy robs school. A sexual assault. Police kill burgler. Stuff like that. Meh.
     
  5. meguchan

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    If it was the 6th place on the OM as opposed to some smaller competition they had every reason to throw a parade. I think it would of been OM as that's the most recent competition I know of. Just being on the OM is quite an accomplishment, 6th place is amazing. If it wasn't.. well 6th place is still pretty good. Top 10 are awesome places.
     
  6. The Gov

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    I've only seen the early Nosferatu, the one with Max Schreck stalking through Expressionistic corridors with all his teeth out and two sets of Struweelpeter fingernails. Was the 1970s version also German? I can't remember.

    I'm going to do a search for the director.

    She does.

    Werner Herzog! I found his name in the Nosferatu entry at Wikipedia, along with something I didn't know about the 1922 film -


    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nosferatu
     
  7. umaeril

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    That's it! Werner Herzog, yep. It's a moody film, with lots of noir elements.

    Hmmm. Nutra System. Maybe I will have to look into that to lose some weight. Ah the things that prey on one's mind after they have eaten...toast for breakfast. A slice of cheese for a snack. 4 pieces of pizza. A half a blueberry tart. One mug of international coffee with a liberal slug of Godiva chocolate liqueur in it.
     
  8. Crazy Dave Number 23

    Crazy Dave Number 23 Methodless Madness Staff Member

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    I have been sleeping all day until 8 PM or so. Now I am awake, but need to really get back to bed due to impending work tomorrow... My stomach has been killing me and it doesn't like to keep food in it. I found this strawberry-kiwi flavored juice in the refrigerator and it is amazingly awesome! I should mail a bottle to everyone at The Gates. I know my boss will be furious with me tomorrow and I wonder if I will come up with some lameass excuse to not have to speak with him.... even moreso I wonder how much longer I can survive with this job I hate.... I am not doing well with 2009 so far AT ALL. I really hope the child support ends soon and I can move in with my little lady who I have known for seven years or so... It would be great to kill off my debt and seal off the past and its vicious teachings. I have been reading Hunter Thompson again, this time all about politics and for some reason it isn't boring the hell out of me. I wish Nixon wasn't dead so I could slap him in the face... speaking of which I am missing my Nixon campaign button, hmmmmm. I think that girl Dana has it. Well, I am gonna go try to eat some cereal.
     
  9. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    Are you doing speed? Why do you sleep all day? What is going on with your stomach I wonder. What child support? Are you confessing things we never knew? I am concerned, should I be?

    I can't stay up. I have followup ultrasound tomorrow and have to be there at 6:45am. Dang. I am off to bed.
     
  10. Crazy Dave Number 23

    Crazy Dave Number 23 Methodless Madness Staff Member

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    Good lord no. I don't even have money to take care of myself, much less to throw at chemical stimuli.

    No, do not be concerned.

    Today was ok all in all. Due to the stress of using the compressor n missile my old left wrist damage has become a bit sore, somewhat stiff in such a way as to make me wonder if anything damaged ever works the same again. Hm that is worded more severe than my feelings represent. And oh the rain! Cold and wet! I am finally dry now but I am certain my boots will not be by the time I am supposed to slosh them on in the morning! I am doubting I will be able to go to Wanee Festival, which is awful because I promised my friends I would and kinda told them I already bought my ticket, which wasn't true... that money wound up going to the damn City of Plant City Police Department. Well, I will fanangle my way into upholding my end of the Memorial Day celebration at least. I constantly debate whether or not I should take practicality more seriously or not. MHL has all kinds of new goodies up for offer! No complaints for today... just waiting.
     
  11. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    Ok.

    I went to the doctor today. She set me up to see a surgeon next wednesday. It took her an hour to see me, so they told me it was a long wait so I went to Sam's club and wandered around the whole place and got nothing actually. I am on call tonight. I hope I don't get any calls.
     
  12. hiyayaywhopee

    hiyayaywhopee Huzzah?

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    Interesting weekend.

    On Friday night there was a party here for Joe's bandmate's birthday, since Joe has the luxury of having the house to himself all weekend every weekend (or at least had until I came back from school). This involved a lot of moving shit upstairs so it isn't destroyed in a drunken stupor and moving it back later. During the party, I had a tiny amount of alcohol and mostly spent the entire time pouting like I normally do. I went to bed around one and helped people move shit back once I woke up.

    Yesterday I went to the beach with some of Joe's friends. I was in a lot better of a mood, so that helped. That night I listened to a couple albums while in the back yard doing nothing but staring at the sky. That's really the only way music should be listened to; at least if I don't want to ignore all the songs I shouldn't try to do anything else at the same time (especially use the computer)..

    Today Joe and I went to my Dad's girlfriend's place and ate some ribs and met some of her family. They seemed nice enough but I have an issue with meeting people because I'm weird and moody. My longtime friends are fully aware of my weirdness and moodiness and love me anyway, but when it comes to new people, I try as hard as possible to act in a way that won't make them uncomfortable. This is extremely difficult, and while I had a sort-of good time watching this guy about the same age as me playing with someone who appeared to be his niece and occasionally adding my voice to the conversation that was going on, I was really, really ready to leave when Joe (who was actually watching the Indy 500, which suggests he was bored to tears) suggested doing so.
     
  13. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    You are moody, I have noticed. Weird though is relative and I have encountered the truly weird in my lifetime. I mean like a scary weird Vietnam vet with mutiple personalities, a woman with a stroke who considered her left arm to be her baby sister, a seizure faking woman with catatonia, a girl who habitually ate starch from the box so much of it that she gained 300 pounds.

    So are you really weird Nick? Or just different? How are you weird?
     

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