September 3rd, 2004

Worship Chaos

Disturbing Erotica

I found this story through links within links within links, described as "Anais Nin combined with Franz Kafka". Well, with a build-up like that, I had to give it a go. In the end, I think it classifies as "erotica" only barely, but it's still an interestingly bizarre story, and a powerful one, once you adapt to the writing style. If you have the time and inclination, give it a read, tell me what you think.

Downward Spiral
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Burn The World

Russian School Hostages

I'm sure you've seen multiple posts about the armed gang of Chechen rebels that took hundreds of children, parents and teachers hostage on the first day of school in Beslan, located in North Ossetia, near Chechnya, where rebels have been fighting Russia and demanding independence for that small republic. I've just got three things to say about that.

1. I don't care what your agenda is, what you are fighting for, whether it's righteous or not, whether your enemies is the anti-Christ, or anything else. When you use a bunch of innocent children like this, you deserve nothing but the worst treatment and punishment, as far as I'm concerned. It's a sticky point with me, sure...but I, for one, hope you are gunned down in cold blood.

2. THIS is terrorism, friend. Keep your whiny "orange alerts" to yourself; who are you kidding? Those "alerts" are nearly s much a factor of terrorism as the supposed events, and, in the meantime, shit like this is happening around the world.

3. On a weird note, maybe it's just some of my personal obsessions, and only a few people will find this as odd as I did, but my internal conspiracy-theorist twitched at seeing these stats: "There also was a report that 23 bodies, including 17 children, were outside a hospital morgue..." 23? 17?!? Interesting coincidence....

Weekend Film Fun

OK, you lot...if for some reason you haven't seen Shaun Of The Dead yet, then go get it. As in now.

Definitely one of the best zombie ("don't say that!") flicks I've seen in forever, and funny as Hell, on top of it all. Plus, there are simply LOADS of cheap references to other zombie ("stop using the "Z" word!") flicks all through the film...horror aficionados will get twice as many in-jokes as the rest of you.

Fuckin' GREAT flick. If you check the link, do yourself a favour and stay away from the "trivia" link until AFTER you've seen it. This would be a great film to sit around with your craziest friends and watch while getting ever-so-slowly intoxicated.

A big 10 outta 10 from me.
Glow Skull

Photo Work

Spent most of the afternoon working on a slightly different kind of graphic work: photo restoration. Got a pic from the in-laws, which they wanted to know if I could clean up, etc. It is a family portrait from 1946, showing Dad-in-law at age 12, with his parents and siblings, taken Christmas Day...the day after their house burned down.

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