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May 19, 2006

Hooky Day/Open Thread

I didn't plan it, I just didn't feel like blogging today.

I think I've got a bad case of sleep apnea. I am, as they say, sick and tired of being sick and tired.

It doesn't help that until yesterday we had about ten days straight with no sun and lots of rain.

Anyway, sorry for the whining. Didn't intend to take the day off. If it's any consolation, I had absolutely no fun whatsoever.

Oh... I'll put up the links for the Cthulhu/King in Yellow stuff later.

I have to warn, again, that this is basically a personal interest, and further, the short stories I'll be linking don't necessarily stand on their own literary merit. Some are good, some, not so much. It's more about the tracing the beginnings of a subgenre of fantastic literature -- the proto-history of "weird horror" -- than a recommendation of stories you're sure to love.

So... skipping it might be warranted.

I'm interested, because this is my favorite kind of horror. I dig the sort of existential horror that suggests that the world is not as one imagines it to be, and that schizophrenics actually have a better handle on the way things really are than the supposedly sane. (That was my favorite bit of 12 Monkeys, too.)

So I apologize for the extremely narrow interest here. It was just an idea, something I intended to do anyway, and I thought there might be some geeks out there who had a similar interest.

After this turns out to be an unqualified failure, I'll suggest maybe some Wodehouse, if it's available online. (Hoping!) Now-- Wodehouse. There's something I can recommend without reservations.

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