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"mysteries which men can only guess at"

Happy birthday wishes go out to homespunheart and jagash with hopes that your day is wonderful and your upcoming year is the best ever!

And I have a few links to share...

* The Hog's Head has an introduction to/prep for/commentary on the upcoming film version of Watchmen: Watchmen: Getting Started.

* Fear.net has a five-part birthday tribute to Edgar Allan Poe by Darrell Schweitzer:
- "Part 1: Happy Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe"
- "Part 2: Poe Goes to the Movies"
- "Part 3: Poe's Madmen"
- "Part 4: Poe and Lovecraft"
- "Part 5: Was Poe a Goth?"

* Librivox.org has some new (and, as always, free) unabridged readings of works available that may be of special interest to genre readers:
- The Jewel of the Seven Stars by Bram Stoker
- Short Science Fiction Collection Vol. 11 by various authors
- Folk Tales from Many Lands by Lilian Gask
- The Republic by Plato

* And, last but not least, from Australia: a new look at Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:

"There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part."
- Bram Stoker, Dracula


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 24th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
"But I am the chosen one! Just kidding."

Feb. 25th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
I love the timing he shows with that line. Very funny!
Feb. 24th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that line is fun. Nice to see that they're keeping the humor alive - sort of need it for the darkness of the story.
Feb. 25th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
Good point!
Feb. 25th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
Is the Stoudt monument that Schweitzer is posing next to in the Fearnet series of any particular significance (in Evans City Cemetery from NOTLD for example)?
Feb. 26th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
Good question! I'm not really sure. Hmmm...
Feb. 25th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
Ooohh, a reading of "The Republic". Thanks! (And thanks for the B-day well wishes).
Feb. 26th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
You bet!
Feb. 26th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
Happiness Runs
Oooh, haven't thought of that song in years. Decades!

"Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
All [...] than you can see
You can have ev'rything if you let yourself be."

Seems way too naive nowadays, but maybe the world could use a bit more of this kind of naive idealism.
Feb. 26th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Happiness Runs
Very true!
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