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Monday, July 24th, 2006
5:28 am
[torstenhere]
Games are drugs. I've known it before but... couldn't understand. ( http://game-era.com/feature/id/2 ) This is a sad truth...
Monday, April 17th, 2006
3:17 pm
[fredericks]
Howdy all,

I'm interested in finding works of sci-fi/fantasy with characters that practice/act as doctors or nurses(preferrably sci-fi or fantasy with a dollop of sci-fi, but I'll take straight-up fantasy if I can get it). They don't necessarily have to carry the traditional medical "doctor" or "nurse" title in the pages of the work, but exhibit some traits of either profession (tending for the ill, treating the ill, caring for a population). Thanks. Any help or leads would be very appreciated.

-cross-posted in epicfantasy and bookwyrmmes
Sunday, December 25th, 2005
7:52 am
[xanthvamp]
Happy December ;)
HAPPY DECEMBER!!!

To all the December holidays, no matter which you celebrate ;).

Info links in my journal, Yule here and Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Boxing day here. :D!!

Current Mood: exhausted
Friday, September 30th, 2005
4:51 am
[xanthvamp]
MirrorMask
For those of you that are into Labyrinth-like movies, one comes out today:

MirrorMask.

[MirrorMask] starts in selected cinemas. If people want it to come where they are, the best thing that they can do is encourage their friends who live where it's showing to see it in its first week. Because the number of bodies per screen in that first week determines whether that was it for MirrorMask, or whether they roll it out somewhere else in week two.

Limited release... I know the Landmark Cinemas are showing it, and the official page lists what other theaters are showing it. You KNOW you want to help out Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean ;).

My friends and I are planning to go Saturday I do believe. :D I'm very excited. Should be a WAY cool movie.

And, for your reading pleasure, the rest of the Gaiman interview that is quoted above, cause he rocks my socks. :D

Current Mood: geeky
Wednesday, September 21st, 2005
6:49 am
[xanthvamp]
Gaiman signing
You know... I wasn't excited. Till my friend Chris called and left me a voicemail. Now I'm friggin ecstatic. *fangirl on* OMGI'mgoingtoseeNeilGaimaninNaperville,ILlikeIcouldsodieOMG!!1!1 *fangirl off* As mentioned before here in my LJ ;). I'm thinking of bringing Stardust and Endless Nights to be signed... I dunno. This is my first author signing, and it's Neil fricking Gaiman! *fangirls again* Woah. I'm psyched!!

Current Mood: sleepy
Thursday, August 18th, 2005
3:12 am
[xanthvamp]
Good books I've read lately
I am TOTALLY in love with Kelley Armstrong. I've read Bitten, Stolen, Dime Store Magic and half of Industrial Magic. I plan on reading all the stories on her website too.

I'll admit that I am easy to please, but I'm really enjoying this series so far. :D It's a fun take on a world of supernaturals.

I also enjoyed Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison and Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Fun fantasy worlds.

Current Mood: okay
Sunday, May 22nd, 2005
12:17 pm
[featherxquill]
Pimping Community

Feel free to remove this if it is innapropriate:



Come check it out at the_hundred

Friday, February 11th, 2005
8:14 pm
[davidkevin]
Jack L. Chalker, 1944-2005
Long-time science fiction & fantasy fan, writer, bibliographer, and publisher Jack L. Chalker passed away a few minutes after 11 o'clock this morning, Eastern Standard Time. He was 61, and had been hospitalized since Christmas Day with congestive heart failure and both respiratory and kidney distress.

He is survived by his sons, Steven and David, and his wife of 26 years, Eva Whitley, wouldyoueva here on LiveJournal. Condolences may be left in comments to her journal, or at http://www2.caringbridge.org/md/jacklchalker/guestbook.html, or e-mailed to her at eva @ evawhitley.net (spaces removed, of course), or papermailed to her c/o The Mirage Press Ltd., Post Office Box 1689, Westminster, Maryland, 21158-5689.

I first met Jack at B.Y.O.B.Con 5 in Kansas City, Mo., in 1975. He was genial, occasionally blustery, and a strongly opinionated conversationalist. His strong opinions led to the occasional minor fannish political drama, but (in my mind, at least) there was never any doubt of his good intentions and his love for the field and for fandom. His death is a great loss to science fiction and to the fan community both in Baltimore and internationally.

Current Mood: sad
Tuesday, December 7th, 2004
10:42 am
[mercury_realm]
Christmas Art and '05 Calendar (x-posted)
New Victorian Gothic
Christmas Painting


I've decided to begin a new series called 'Fallen Angels'.
More character based than my other work, these will be the dark visages of forgotten souls, lost between realms of time, and the first in the series is a piece called 'Purity' loosely informed by the Victorian Christmas story-'the little match girl'



You can bid on this piece starting from $20 or a bin of $350 from 10pm at the following link:

PURITY


2005 Calender

I am also entirely happy to announce that my David Gough art 2005 calenders are also available from just $15:

David Gough Art Calender 2005



My faeries are the perfect stocking filler, in more ways than one;)

~David
http://www.davidgoughart.com
http://stores.ebay.com/davidgoughart

Current Mood: mellow
Friday, December 3rd, 2004
4:23 am
[dark_tales]
Spread The Darkness
Hi ^_^
My Name Is Lord Sebastian,
hailing from the French Province of Quebec.
I make album about Ravenloft, sorcery, druids, pagan, devils, vampires.


http://www.arister.info/darktales/


This is my latest offering, i have been onthis SIX month. This is the third album i have made this year.
I hope you will help a true vampires lover spread the darkness on this world. Together we shall make this world more sinister and gray. Every drop of blood make the divine album closer. I need you to help me.
Embrace my work and tell your friends, something evil is coming from the spiked coffin of damnation.
Dark Tales is awakening.
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004
4:09 pm
[mercury_realm]
David Gough Original Fairy Painting (x-posted)
I'm auctioning my newest fairy piece, Vestige. I'm very happy with this one. Not only was I able to use a gorgeous model (the beautiful and talented fairy artist Nedda Shishegar, shyfayrie) but I feel it's very relevant at the moment

This fae is a lost token of a forgotten time, stumbling across a post apocalyptic wasteland to find a last germ of life, and whereas in generations past, she might have mused on a traditional toadstool, now she perches beneath the ominous shadow of a mushroom cloud. This piece is a token of the dark times we live in, and a foreshadow of the times ahead.

'Vestige' auction
I'm also offering my last piece Skyflower as a print in my store for $7.

'Skyflower' print

Thanks!
~David
http://www.davidgoughart.com
http://stores.ebay.com/davidgoughart

Current Mood: mellow
Monday, November 15th, 2004
8:57 pm
[mercury_realm]
New Moon fairy from David Gough
My latest is a literal interprutation of my fiances name. Pualani means 'Flower from heaven' and I wanted not only to honour my deep feelings for her and her beauty, but also to portray her as a powerful lunar elemental, who like that evening star, is a guide and hold over my lifes blood.
You can bid on 'Skyflower' from the link below:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3762277196



Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, October 19th, 2004
4:46 pm
[mercury_realm]
Halloween Jack (x-posted)
Greetings!
Just wanted to share my newest Halloween painting. He's up for auction and I'll be offering him as a print in my eBay store for $7 soon. http://stores.ebay.com/davidgoughart
Each year in Ireland, on All Hallows Eve,a tale that has been whispered through generations, is told of a man named Jack.
Banished from both heaven and hell, his plight is to wander as an immortal for all eternity.
Here, Jack stoops on a graveyard tomb, beneath a withering oak, shedding bitter tears like fallen leaves,for the parody his existence has become, and for loves lost through the centuries.




I've called it 'The Gods forgot they made me' and it was a nice oppurtunity to paint on a circular canvas, though scanning and piecing it together was possibly the biggest head trip I've had since trigonomotry.
My fiance la_lune says Jack looks a little like me-I guess the weathered look is me, though thankfully my hair hasn't turned white just yet.

The auction link is below:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3755841476

Current Mood: mellow
Tuesday, October 12th, 2004
10:41 am
[xanthvamp]
Cute Centaur Dollz
Visit The Doll Palace [Where Cartoon Dolls Live]

Current Mood: okay
Tuesday, July 20th, 2004
2:31 pm
[xanthvamp]
Books are real...
What would it be like to be sucked into a story? What would you do if you were suddenly in the pages of Xanth, of Middle Earth, of Hogwarts??

What if those stories merged? What if those worlds fell into ours, and we could see Robin Hood walking down the street, or run into Jean Grey on the bus? What would you do?

Current Mood: curious
Sunday, June 27th, 2004
5:55 pm
[fluffy_tevs]
New Community for those who love to read
(sorry if this is spamming, x-posted to many different communities. Feel free to delete if inappropriate)

I have a new community for those who love to read and write, recommend_books. Simply write a short book review, recommending a book to others. Once you have recommended a book, the title and author will be added to the Interests. Please join :)

Current Mood: Fine
Tuesday, April 20th, 2004
11:35 am
[xanthvamp]
Hello?
What is your favorite fantasy movie?

For simplicity I'll pick just one: Labyrinth. But I could go on for hours.

Current Mood: rushed
Tuesday, February 17th, 2004
4:47 pm
[at_mods]
At_Hogwarts is a new game out there for serious, dedicated role players! (Since there are so many communities and personal journals, the best way to play is off the Moderators' friends list.)

It's a slash-friendly (but NOT all-slash) game set during the trio's 7th year at Hogwarts. Backstory can be found here.

The information (rules, characters wanted, and how to apply) are linked on the userinfo page for one of the communities: at_hogwarts, at_hogsmeade, at_diagon_alley, at_owlsandnews, or on the maintainer's info page at_mods.

We only have a couple of characters signed up, so please come and play!

The Game will start soon! Check us out!

at_hogwarts
Tuesday, November 25th, 2003
6:28 pm
[xanthvamp]
MirrorMask
Oh man... MirrorMask has me drooling. I can't wait!! Info here and here.

Current Mood: sore
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