December 1st, 2003


Ten Lords a-Leaping!

Well, my various attempts to reach Phil were successful, much faster than I was anticipating, so that's all good. The irony, of course, is that after I sent out all those missives, I had last night's inspiration which may negate the question I wanted to ask him anyway ... but better safe than sorry! It's always good to touch base with old friends anyhow.

In other news, Dennis Owens read an interesting quote on the radio this morning:

If you can't be grateful for what you have, be thankful for what you've escaped.

Oh, I am, Dennis, I am, yes indeedy I am!

Speaking of things I have, I guess I have to get to work now, don't I? D'Oh! But it pays the bills...

-The Gneech
  • Current Music
    "I'm a Dog, I'm a Workin' Dog, I'm a Hard Workin' Dog!" IMH

Go Fig!

It's interesting that a websearch on Isis turns up tons and tons of results, whereas a search on the son she worked so hard to nourish and establish, Horus, returns far fewer results -- and most of them refer more to the fact that he is Isis' son, rather than, y'know, king of the universe.

I wonder, from Isis' POV, is that success, or failure?

-The Gneech

Edit: It's worth noting that the "Eye of Horus" symbol also returns more (and more interesting) results than just searching on Horus himself. Gotta be rough on a god, when your eye is more famous than the rest of you put together!

Another Edit: Sauron informs me that he knows just how Horus feels. Myself, I'm a bit dubious of this. But it's an interesting parallel! How did The Eye go from being the all-seeing protective eye of the divine, to being "the evil eye" of Sauron (and indeed of Count Olaf)? These are things I wonder about as I try to look busy at work all day.

Another Another Edit: Odin popped up to inform me that he had a comment on the whole eye motif, but just as he was going to tell me about it, he was attacked by the Midgard Serpent. Horus, still scraping Apep scales off of his skirt, said, "I know just how he feels." Chummy lot, these ancient dieties.
  • Current Music
    Propellerheads -- "Bang On!"


I need a soundtrack to put on my earphones while working on this Michael Macbeth story idea. I used to use Enya, but I don't think she'll work any more. Harry Potter soundtrack, maybe? The Addams Family?

-The Gneech
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    I'm trying to figure that out!

My Muse Delivers -- Woohoo!

Do you remember how in this post I put out an open-ended request to my subconscious to provide me with an idea that really got me fired up, how in this post I commented on the fact that Michael needed an interesting plot to be involved in, one that was strong enough to stand on its own without being propped up by the narrative style, and how in this post I said I'd found my hook?

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    W.A. Mozart -- "Overture From The Marriage of Figaro"