Thursday, March 09, 2006

nothing really

just wanted to make sure everyone knew the site was still up and running. oh and there is an lj community up and running. everyone with story blogs or interested in them please join. it is the community illiteratti.


Monday, February 06, 2006

cool quote

I think... no, I am positive... that you are the most unattractive man I have ever met in my entire life. You know, in the short time we've been together, you have demonstrated EVERY loathsome characteristic of the male personality and even discovered a few new ones. You are physically repulsive, intellectually retarded, you're morally reprehensible, vulgar, insensitive, selfish, stupid, you have no taste, a lousy sense of humor and you smell. You're not even interesting enough to make me sick.

Alexandra Medford (Cher) in the "Witches of Eastwick" to the character of the Devil played by Jack Nicholson.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

my head hurts... i had an idea

for monday (which would be tomorrow)-- check my story blog, read the post on nottingham. then-- tell me what you think of the idea. after that i want to know what you folks think of what i am dubbing (unofficially because ya'll might think of a better way to say it) "counter-tales" of which, my idea for nottingham is one.
counter tales are tales, which attempt to set the story straight. this means that they give it immediate amerika's "gritty realism" polish, or they try to correct it-- as to how they feel it should have been told or "really was," or they attempt to tell it from a counter perspective, by that i mean that they try to spin it around and tell it from the antagonist's perspective (whoever is usually seen as a bad guy, or one that is not given a lot of importance) in this vein think of morgain from mists of avalon, or my own idea for nottingham.
almost all of these counter-tales are contemporary renditions (not settings) with the exception of the victorian's-- they did the first disney-style intentional editing.
what do you think of them? why do we do them? what is gained/lost? should they be "fixed" and if so/not-- why? why are we so obsessed with the old stories and why are we (by we i mean the modern world/amerika) are so obsessed with "setting the story straight." think on it-- king arthur, tristan and isolde, beowulf and grendal, robin hood men in tights, costner-hood, ever after, etc.

tell me. i want to know and am very very curious. and i think it is a solid point and serious matter for the illiteratti and something we must discuss.

see ya'll later!

Saturday, February 04, 2006

sorry-- i've been lazy

ok here's a post for anyone who wishes to catch it.

challenge for monday: write something anything. note i do not want anything with the words "something anything" on them. bring it. make us read and talk about it.

and-- what do you feel about fantasy/sci-fi/fiction that tries to "set the story straight" either by telling it "gritty" style, or from a new person's perspective, most likely the common antagonist, and such, like the mists of avalon telling it from morgain's perspective... what are your opinions on this. i am curious.

and... aspen-- write twelveborn.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

first meeting news!

anyone who chooses to know and show:
meeting is still on at the sub (same time same place).

in addition to this: since there are multiple members of the group who shall be having birthdays within a short time period, since we have been missing each other and our general silliness, since we do not have school that day, and most importantly of all since i have been wanting corrino's food somethin' fierce for well over a week now-- i think we should meet up at corrino's before the meeting at a time to be determined.

please call or post or e-mail me with what you think about me suggestion.

oh-- and on actual meeting business, if you have actually been working on anything over the break or before, if you have anything you'd like to share, goals you want to achieve, places you'd like to see us go, ideas you have, anything, anything at all-- please please please bring it in and share. please force us to acknowledge you and it, and of course let's kick ass.

Monday, December 19, 2005

meeting tonight 6:30 downtown mckenzie river-- be there.

we're havin' a meetin'

monday (aka tomorrow) at 6:30-ish at mckenzie river. bring your friends bring your money-- let us dig into the pesto lodgepoles and have a blast.

hope ta see ya'll there.

Friday, December 16, 2005

for anyone in the mood and available

on monday (night i am thinking) we will be going to Mackenzie River (sp?) Pizza for an end of the semester (at least for now) what-the-hay gathering.

Aspen promises to bring her mysterious brother and Erin will be hyper and cute (is hyper-cute an acceptable term). i as usuall will be, uh... well you know-- me.

anyhow-- that's all for now, please respond with times preferable to ya'll and if you think you can come, we just need time indicators and the if you can come bit is optional as i won't be making the food and therefore will not need prep time.

ok. end of rambling, i have a test tomorrow at 8 then work from noon to 8:30. tired anyone?

doijie boijie

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