October 6th, 2005

Pretender/Terribilis

When Tommy Lives and Mewlips Attack

First of all, if you like The Professionals, John Castle, or both, be sure to read "No Man's Land," an alternate universe fic that lets Crazy Tommy McKay survive the episode "Heroes." Huge thanks to bistokidsfan77 for an amazing story. I've added it to my Crazy Tommy recommendations page.

Second, while on the subject of things British, here's a fascinating site with photos that are just perfect for the Halloween season: Derelict London Cemeteries and Churchyards.


And last, a quote for the day, the second (and darker) half of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Mewlips":

...The cellars where the Mewlips sit
Are deep and dank and cold
With single sickly candle lit;
And there they count their gold.

Their walls are wet, their ceilings drip;
Their feet upon the floor
Go softly with a squish-flap-flip,
As they sidle to the door.

They peep out slyly; through a crack
Their feeling fingers creep,
And when they've finished, in a sack
Your bones they take to keep.

Beyond the Merlock Mountains, a long and lonely road
Through the spider-shadows and the marsh of Tode,
And through the wood of hanging trees and the gallows-weed,
You go to find the Mewlips - and the Mewlips feed.


from "The Mewlips" by J.R.R. Tolkien
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