Sette Piani, by Dino Buzzati
Also known as Seven Floors, with a translation by Joan Taber.
I really like this story. I did not find it 'scary' per se, but definitely full of delicious creepy. It's very cloying fear. Nicely ambiguous too.
A Christmas Story finally has a rival for most endearing Christmas movie in Phoenix's Vault of Antiquities. Only instead of BB guns there are hobos and Yakuza.
Inspired by the western 3 Godfathers, Tokyo Godfathers never puts itself into one set pattern, or even genre. In its 92 minute running time, the animated film jives and dashes through drama, comedy, and even bicycle-laden action. The quasi-holiday tale begins when three cranky homeless people find an abandoned baby in the trashcan and decide to find its parents, setting our heroes on their noble quest.
Spring Break 2007 – Colleges, Deserts, and Tinsel
Day 1 -
The plane takes off way too early. I am only half packed. To make up for not attending the rodeo this year, I reenact the calf scramble to get ready. I really need new clothes. Father has promised to buy me some in
On the ride over:
M: “So, why is your ladylove [note: the retarded fiancée] not driving us to the airport like a good little fiancée?”
F: “She’s busy with that tax junk.”
M: “The bill for parking will be painful. A good woman would drop us off.”
F: “She’s busy!”
M: [mutter] “Five-letter woman engaged to a four-letter man...”
Thoughts on Ideas
- Sundry Sweetness-
- Sundry Sweetness-
I have come to the conclusion that ideas are like candy. The type of idea depends on the type of candy. Let me explain…
The idea to get started on homework? Licorice—the black kind. It doesn’t taste good unless you have odd tastes but there is an odd satisfaction in eating it. You’re doing something productive; you’re doing homework. You’re eating licorice…while doing homework or something else productive, like writing or killing orcs (you can hold the licorice in your mouth) or just doing your civic duty by ridding the jar of the licorice-flavored jellybeans.