I don't know whether to be excited or miffed. It would be awesome to see Lovecraft done justice, but that never seems to happen.
- Current Mood:suspicious
This speaks to me. :)
I found it in a Huffpost article which was titled something like "rum-guzzling, knife-wielding monkey." Sadly, I see no sign of rum.
I found the audiobooks. The first one I happened to click on is apparently "The Outsider" [изгой, izgoy, I assume in the sense of "outcast"], an old favorite of mine. If there is a reading of the translated "Fungi from Yuggoth and other poems," that would probably be a pretty fun one.
Not that I can understand more than the occasional word, but this is the sort of thing that will (gradually) help change that.
THIS IS THE BEST IDEA I'VE EVER HAD.
There is an old discussion thread about the musical, including a review by Mithalwen near the bottom of the page. Apparently Gildor and Glorfindel are both women in the musical version, the former having a different name.
This sounds like something somone should write a badass femslash fic about! Not my niche, but it's just screaming for someone to write it, IMHO.
I wasn't going to do Fandom Snowflake, but I'm enjoying the stuff everyone is choosing for Day 7, so naturally I wanted in on this one:
In your own space, share a favorite piece of original canon (a TV episode, a song, a favorite interview, a book, a scene from a movie, etc) and explain why you love it so much. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
Instead of a Tolkien thing, I'ma go ahead and share a Lovecraft thing (probably not too surprising at this point).
This is a passage from The Whisperer in Darkness, one of Lovecraft's later novellas. The narrator, Wilmarth, presents the transcript of a record made by his correspondent, Akeley. The latter, dragging a phonograph around (as one does when one suspects aliens are living in the hills out back one's farm), has recorded part of an overheard, unseen ritual:
Aside from name-dropping half of Lovecraft's major pantheon, this scene is very interesting to me because of the glimpses it gives us of the Mi-go (the alien visitors in question). The Mi-go are my favorites for many reasons, one being that, even while they are given actual voices and demsytified somewhat more than most of Lovecraft's antagonistic forces, the information we are given is just enough to exponentially increase the number of questions I have about them and their motives. For instance, I'm curious about their relationship to Nyarlathotep et al.--they are clearly implied to serve the Outer Gods, but the Mi-go don't strike me as slavishly worshipful types (more, as incurably curious folk who know a good collaborative opportunity when they see one). Their "buzzing voice" is described as terrible to hear, and one later learns that they do surgery on themselves in order to be able to produce semblances of human sounds. They are fucking clever and unnerving and I just love them to bits.
- This is my fanon Mi-go theme music ("my fanon" bears repeating; I'm sure this innocent theremin composer had nothing of the like in his mind).
- This is my favorite Mi-go fanart [image is slightly gory/body horror and may be disturbing to some].
- Current Location:traveling
- Current Mood: satisfied
Several of you have linked to new works you've done recently. I look forward to reading them soon. :D I'm currently traveling and still sick, so there may or may not be a bit of a lag.
In the meantime, here is some art.
I'm not sure if this counts as good things happening to Celebrimbor, since he looks miffed and is badly photographed and was the subject of a questionable Artweaver experiment; but I'll count it as a good thing, because the other times I've tried to draw him, he's just looked like my Curumo*, and now I suppose he looks more like himself.
*Actually he still kind of does, except prettier. Blast. I wonder if I've drawn some subconscious parallel in my mind?
hhimring posted a lovely ficlet about Celebrimbor over on her LJ, and bunn has a delightful visual/narrative post about the first ring made in Eregion (not sure if it's affiliated, strictly speaking, but it looks relevant to me!).
Contrary to the words of the overused song, it is NOT too late to apologize. There is still almost half of a month to go!
Working on stuff that fits the challenge? Let us know in the comments section! :)
Just walked in and wondering WTF is this? See the tag!
- Current Mood: exhausted
- Current Mood: pensive