More words I wished I’d written

was paging through a few-months-old notebook and stumbled on this, which I’d copied down from Antonia Quirke’s bfi book on JAWS. brilliant, brilliant stuff:

There are two types of monsters. The first is our incarnation of fear. King Kong, Dracula, Godzilla. The other, of which the first sharkless hour of Jaws is a supreme example, is the inflection of the whole landscape with fear. Virus horrors, the Maryland woods of the Blair Witch, Hanging Rock. In the first

ATBS :: Bewitched

No excuse for it, I’m sure, but somehow I missed BEWITCHED when it was at the theater. I mean, I loved the series–it’s kind of been instrumental to my whole identity-formation-thing (it and I DREAM OF JEANNIE)–but had doubts they’d be able to cast an Esmerelda as good as the original. if I’m getting the name wrong, I’m talking about the mom-in-law there. Anyway, just got this in my inbox, from a friend: it’s a still from BEWI…

Demon Theory in the Cage catalog

cage cataloghey, just realized that maybe all of you (or, one of you, or, hi mom, I don’t know) didn’t have the cool MacAdam/Cage catalog like I do. so I stuffed the Demon Theory pages in the scanner, which was a lot more complicated than I’d anticipated, the catalog being oversized, but, after I got everything straightened out, wound up with some 12MB img, which is ridiculous to try to make clickable. so I sucked it into a PDF, which you should get if you click the image here…

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The first is central to Seven Spanish Angels, the second kind of prescient to Demon Theory:

that wall Y

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That monkeys-img is thanks to a reader. the cite on it, I think, is: by Massimo Carnivale. it’s the cover for the 40th issue of that Y the Last Man comic (Brian K. Vaughn).

House of Fiction

read enough stuff, you can’t help but start keeping lists. this is mine:

it’s a link now, because I made this with Flash, like 76 years ago, and Flash is tricky to embed in this WordPress that Flash never even dreamed of . . . ]

I’ll probably keep adding to it, yeah. one thing I see now that I forgot to put on there was that oftentimes the writer will be including what seems like gratuitous sex–ie…

Draw the line HERE…

[ all the entries and posts and pages &etc below this timestamp are wrong. just all stuff I copied over from the old/other site. so, yeah, I could go into the mySQL table(s), rig the times to some approximation of what they are, or were, but, too, I kind of like the idea of all the dates in here bottoming out in late January, here (right after I turned 34…). however, this place being shiny new and all that, if you find any deadlinks or navigational dead ends or get caught in s…