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Caitlín R. Kiernan ([personal profile] greygirlbeast) wrote2012-01-26 01:45 pm

Howard Hughes vs. the Head Goblins

My head is much better this morning, after being much worse last night, especially after midnight. This morning, though, I'm afraid to move for setting it off again. Today marks Day 9.

Yesterday was, for the most part, another loss. And these are days and days of losses I cannot afford. Yesterday, I signed contracts, answered email, made the last round of corrections to Alabaster #4, and – with Kathryn's help – managed to read the entirety of a truly gargantuan contract, which I then signed. They go back to Writers House today (I hope). There's no way yet to know what will happen today.

The weather is grey and tiresome. I slept until noon. Eight hours sleep, and I'm no less exhausted.

Last night, we made the mistake of watching Álex de la Iglesia's Balada triste de trompeta (2010). Not since House of 1000 Corpses (2003) has a film so made me want to erase all memory of having suffered through it. If there are words to describe the loathsomely, moronic awfulness...oh, never mind. Yeah, it's that bad.

There's a Brown Bird show (with other bands) at the Met tonight, but I'm pretty sure we're gonna set this one out. Which blows.

I'm going to play in the street now.

But every once in a while, it goes the other way too,*
Aunt Beast

* "Wait for the wheel." `~ John Crichton, Farscape

[identity profile] mizliz13.livejournal.com 2012-01-26 06:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I had a dream last night that I read Blood Oranges. It had to have been an ARC or somesuch. Alas, I woke up and realized that I couldn't remember a word of it. I quite liked it when I was reading it, though.

[identity profile] readingthedark.livejournal.com 2012-01-26 07:24 pm (UTC)(link)
My head is much better this morning

At least there's that.

As faraway as it sounds, I'm thinking February 4th is ideal, in part because I can come out earlier, can probably stay until the wee hours, and David Lynch's coffee will almost certainly have arrived by then.

[identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com 2012-01-26 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)

At least there's that.

So far, yes.

As faraway as it sounds, I'm thinking February 4th is ideal, in part because I can come out earlier, can probably stay until the wee hours, and David Lynch's coffee will almost certainly have arrived by then.

This all sounds good.

[identity profile] subtlesttrap.livejournal.com 2012-01-26 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
So excited to have seen this today:

http://subterraneanpress.com/index.php/2012/01/25/caitlin-r-kiernan-news-the-yellow-book/

And kudos on "Maltese Unicorn"! One of my personal favorites from last year as well. Super mystical, super noir, and super sexual! I loved it.

[identity profile] steven barritz (from livejournal.com) 2012-01-26 10:23 pm (UTC)(link)
That picture of Illyria must be after Marcus Hamilton punches her unconscious. I was always sad that she never got to give him payback for that.
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[personal profile] sovay 2012-01-27 12:51 am (UTC)(link)
There's no way yet to know what will happen today.

That has a certain existentialism about it.

I don't think there's anything I can do, but I would if there were.

[identity profile] opalblack.livejournal.com 2012-01-27 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
I know that of all the things you hate, and validly so, the "have you tried..." advice is one likely to make you snap, and thus I knowingly face your wrath, but have you tried megadosing B vitamins? There's science, it's not hippy shit, 6 and 12 in particular have been demonstrated in controlled studies to halve the frequency and severity of migraines. Not hippy shit.

I can't help wondering if it's been triggered by the aspartame or some other aspect of your diet change, but that *is* hippy shit as I've no clearly sciency reason to think it.