Monthly Archives: June 2016

The beast

Originally posted on Hermit's Cove:
The beast lies awake, a shambling cage her home. ? “I shall take back my throne, for although they forsake, I will always remember I was left here alone. ? No one will survive, even if they surrender. No time to forgive dead souls that gave hope” ? She…

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The forest

Originally posted on Hermit's Cove:
I “To my unknown reader: ? During the almost thirty years I have been alive, there has not been a single interest of mine that others shared or even appreciated. Ever since I was a little boy, such things as a job, a wife to marry, a house, appeared…

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3 Random Books from My Shelves

I’m not really sure what to say, as I would imagine most people who visit Examining the Odd have read some or all of Gaiman’s work! Since this book is a collection of short stories (and wonders!), I decided to randomly choose one of the pieces too. The chosen piece was The Fairy Reel, one of the “wonders”, since it is a poem rather than a short story. I’ve heard people liken this poem to a Keats ballad.

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The Flowering of the Crone, Leonora Carrington, Another Reality

The Flowering of the Crone, Leonora Carrington, Another Reality

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Look at those Doodles with their Funny Little Stories

Here are some more of my doodles with their funny little stories…

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Leonora Carrington

Imma Ramos shares her insight on the fascinatingly surreal Leonora Carrington. This isn’t a great video, but it does have some great close-ups of Carrington’s paintings, so worth a quick watch. This exhibition has unfortunately finished now – I hope her work will come to London soon… Send a postcard to an art loving friend, […]

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Look at those Doodles with their Funny Little Stories

A needle in a haystack can be easy to find if it has a thread. A heart needs to be extracted.

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A Letter to Clark Ashton Smith from H. P. Lovecraft

I’m in a Lovecraft mood, currently re-reading the stunning The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, so here’s one of his letters to Clark Ashton Smith.

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