2008-04-22 [Linn Scarlett]: Ew :/
2008-04-22 [SilverFire]: *shudder* fog, fog, fog! fog here, fog there, some more fog over there, a bit more fog round the corner, fog in the chimney stacks, fog in the shipyards, fog on the river, fog in the streets, fog in your brain.
Put me off Dickens for life, the amount of damn fog he wrote about.
2008-04-22 [Linn Scarlett]: I don't like fog. Unless there's a little child running through it. And suddenly, he sees a shape up ahead. It's an older man, stark grey hair wearing a bretan cap that hides his eyes. He's smiling. The boy cries for help because of what he thinks is following him. The man still smiles... REVEALING BLOODY CANINE FANGS. :3
2008-04-23 [iippo]: The amounts of potato and dust in Grapes of Wrath almost put me off reading the book til the end, but the end saved it, so I'm glad I finished and now I look back on it with fondness (but won't be reading it again anytime soon :P)
2008-04-23 [Linn Scarlett]: Hmm I've the same with a certain dutch-german writer his stuff. It just makes me fall asleep because its all (to me) needless info inbetween the brilliant story. Making the book long and boring.
2008-04-23 [Triola]: Hehe, I had the same feeling with Sophie's World the first time I read it :P
2008-04-23 [SilverFire]: Sophie's World and with River out of Eden are the only two books I've started and not finished. I agree with you guys, I found the plot in between the 'philosophy' dull. I also found the 'philosophy' itself patronising. However, I'm fully aware I didn't fit into the target audience for that book.
2008-04-24 [Linn Scarlett]: I never fit into it :/
2008-04-24 [SilverFire]: What, any target audience ever?
2008-04-24 [Linn Scarlett]: well not usually XD
2008-08-13 [Mordigen]: *snorts* Does this mean I get to add info about myself ? XD </shameless-sel
2008-08-13 [SilverFire]: I don't see why not. :P
2008-08-13 [Mordigen]: lol :P well I was teasing, I coudln't be that overbearingly egotistical
2008-08-13 [SilverFire]: Well it's literature news, and it's important to Elftown, obviously because you are an Elftowner (and if people saw news about you on there then it might inspire them, which is never a bad thing). Unfortunately it can be quite hard to find out literature news that isn't about the 10 or so most famous authors of the time, so if you don't tell us then who will? O.o
2008-08-13 [Mordigen]: mm...true. Plus, being a part of the forums on my publishers site -- I can pay attention to fellow-first-t
2008-08-13 [SilverFire]: ^_^ Great.
2008-12-06 [Hedda]: Forest Ackerman has died.
He was an American collector of science fiction books and movie memorabilia and a science fiction fan. Ackerman, known as "Forry" or "4e" or "4SJ", is influential not only in the formation, organization, and spread of science fiction fandom, but has long also been a key figure in the wider cultural acceptance of science fiction as a literary, art and film genre. Ackerman is also known as the editor-writer of the magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland, as well as an occasional author, actor, producer (Vampirella), and literary agent.
2009-06-25 [Linn Scarlett]: So many actors and famous people dieying lately... :O
2009-06-25 [Azuri]: Defiantly, I mean it was just yesterday Ed McMan died and Ferrah Fawcett died today O.O
2009-06-25 [Janouk]: And now probably Michael Jackson :-/
2009-06-25 [sequeena_rae]: CCN and Sky news have confirmed his death so I think it's pretty much confirmed.