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April 30th, 2003
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Sandman, Perl Mongers, and Carcassonne
I had a nice evening yesterday. I had some time, so I stopped by Pandemonium. I resisted the urge to buy some things, since I have in the past been scolded for buying things for myself close to a gift-giving time. So I instead bought something I'd never seen before and wouldn't expect anyone would know about: a Sandman comic I hadn't seen before. It was an extra, not part of the regular series. It's a story with Death, Hazel, and Foxglove in it, called The Time of Your Life. I started reading it before going to Perl Mongers then finished it up after getting home. It's a nice story, and the Dave McKean stuff is awesome as usual. There is also a collection of images of Death at the end of the book, all by different artists.

Went to my first Boston Perl Mongers gathering. It was a social at John Harvard's. It was a bit noisy, but I had a nice time chatting with the one person I expected to know there. I saw but did not talk to another person I know, which was a surprise. I will try to make other meetings as I can.

Instead of going straight home, I stopped by another game night where I watched some games then finished prog's Carcassonne Hunters & Gatherers game (and tied for the win, woo!).

Took the 89 bus to Sullivan, which I'd never done before. I got off at Sullivan, saw that it turned into the 10, so got right back on.

Stayed up latish watching some TV and reading the Sandman comic and some old KODT.

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From:zyxwvut
Date:April 30th, 2003 01:20 pm (UTC)

Books about Death

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So I instead bought something I'd never seen before and wouldn't expect anyone would know
about: a Sandman comic I hadn't seen before.


Note: you should be aware that your new book is kind of a sequel to another Death book.

You may not have gotten the full effect of it without having read the other one first.
They're both actually quite good.

Z

P.S.: Yeah, I use the Alibris links partially to be contrarian to the Amazon stampede, and
partially because I briefly contracted there. ;-7
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From:theora
Date:April 30th, 2003 01:47 pm (UTC)

Re: Books about Death

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;-7

I've gotta ask, what's that meant to convey?
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From:zyxwvut
Date:April 30th, 2003 03:50 pm (UTC)

Emoticon, Userpic (WAS) Re: Books about Death

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It's a crooked grin. What's it look like on your screen, and in what font does it
appear?

Z

P.S.: Queue, thanks for the ego-boo. The userpic is hand-drawn; so is this one. :-D
My third is stolen from Jesse Welton's pinhole pics.

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From:theora
Date:May 1st, 2003 07:09 am (UTC)

Re: Emoticon, Userpic (WAS) Re: Books about Death

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It didn't look all that strange -- it's just that I'd never seen that one before, and my instantaneous mental image was of someone sticking his tongue out inside his lower lip, creating the pointiness of the 7.
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From:queue
Date:April 30th, 2003 02:32 pm (UTC)

Re: Books about Death

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Cool, thanks for the pointer. Well, at this point, I think I'll wait until after my birthday to get that one.

Nice userpic.
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From:zyxwvut
Date:April 30th, 2003 03:51 pm (UTC)

One more comment, just for the pic (WAS) Re: Books about Death

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From:queue
Date:May 1st, 2003 04:21 am (UTC)

Re: One more comment, just for the pic (WAS) Re: Books about Death

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I remember Jesse taking the pinhole pictures at Origins.
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