Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Completely random now.

Continuing the theme of slightly missing Hallowe'en stuff, here's a short story about two narrative universes that never should have met.* Scroll down to footnote after you've read, otherwise it'll spoil it.

Over here is a Nesbit-themed pen and paper RPG, which I suppose is somewhat.. specialist, but there might be someone out there tired of dungeon-bashing who fancies a go at something more literary. Faded Edwardiana is the new black, you know. With a sort of wrought-iron overlay, and bits of ivy everywhere. And brass fittings.

And here's the most up to date (no it's not, ignore that) in Kim Newman's Anno Dracula sequence, which presents a parallel history of the world in which Dracula survived Bram Stoker's novel and went on to make vampirism not just socially acceptable, but desirable to boot. Throw in countless (mhah) pop culture references and it's literary crossover heaven. - Castle in the Desert: Anno Dracula 1977

Right, off to see Sigur Ros and Martha Wainwright, attend a lecture by Anthony Horowitz, pop into the V&A and Science Museum (aliens exhibition - wheee!) and discuss the next step in editing the Cabinet with Agent Sarah**. I think she plans on distracting me with pizza, then sliding a manuscript covered in red pen across the table. As a plan, it has every chance of succeeding.






* If you can't work it out: Peanuts and H.P. Lovecraft.
** Not all on the same day.

6 comments:

greta said...

Oh. Lucky thing. I was completely unprepared for how astonishing the Sigur Ros lads are live when I saw them down here just recently. Concert. Of. My. Life.

Enjoy.

Paula said...

I feel left out as i have no idea who they are...

Steve Dix said...

So you didn't go to the Neil Gaiman signing then?

Thank God for that, I've read two blogs gushing over it this morning, and it's only 8:30.

woot said...

Ah pizza distraction. So many things coul have been different in the world if there had been pizza before hand...

entropy said...

Someone put me out of my misery - is Geneviève Dieudonne the vampire (Kim Newman story) a recurring character in Warhammer or just in the spinoff book of short stories I happened across this weekend?

surly girl said...

i just had a look at the E. Nesbitt RPG.

some people have an awful lot of time on their hands, don't they?