None dare call it ‘rambling’

typed for your pleasure on 27 June 2007, at 9.08 pm

Sdtrk: ‘All I need to hear’ by Candie Payne

Well! It has been UNTOLERABLY FUCK HOT the past couple of days, what with the late-80s-to-upper-90s that we’ve been beset with here in the state. Christ in shitty knickers, it’s been hideous. How can people willingly leave their homes and go out for ‘fun’ in weather like that?? It baffles me completely.

As it so happens, I was forced out into oven heat today, for my follow-up dental appointment to have my root canals sealed up for all time. We also started doing a crown or two. I’ll not get into detail, but let’s just say that it took longer than last time, hurt more than last time, and at one memorable point, I was gushing so much blood that I thought my mouth was having its period. I say no more.
Odhinn only knows why I’m even publically keeping up with my dental reconstruction tales, apart from legitimising the brand spank-me new ‘Body horror’ subcategory. Have you not seen it? It’s under the ‘What the’ category, and rightly so.

Before I returned home, though, I purchased the final volume of Death note (which I can’t wait to read) and Raw danger, the long-awaited sequel to Disaster report, for the PS2 (which I can’t wait to play). Now I have to catch up on buying vols. 6 – whatever of Naoki Urasawa’s Monster, as well as finally breaking down and getting Armored core: Last RavenShi-chan and I are so out of the Armored core loop, it’s appalling. We’re only two missions in to Armored core: Nexus! sssh, don’t tell anyone.

Anyway, so apparently BBC America aired ‘Love me, love my Doll‘ (aka Nick Holt’s ‘Guys and Dolls’) this Sunday past. Checking my site stats as usual, I’d noticed a passel of hits resulting from Google searches for ‘love doll’, ‘davecat’, ‘sidore’, real doll’, etc etc. I had no idea that it was even going to be shown in the States, and frankly, I prefer that the majority of the film/telly appearances that Sweetie and I make are only broadcast overseas, for paranoid obvious reasons, but luckily, most Americans don’t know BBC America even exists, as it’s not owned by Rupert Murdoch, nor does it have anything to do with NASCAR. Nevertheless, Sidore-chan and I wish visitors stopping round because of that a grand Hallo! Unless, of course, you happen to be a cultureless troll; in which case, why aint’cha watchin’ NASCAR?
When I came home Monday eve, however, there was an incoming message via YIM, from a person I’d never heard of before, enquiring if I wouldn’t mind answering a few questions. Jennifer Haughton, an ex-pat from England, was writing a piece for University of Southern California’s campus paper about Dolls and their owners, having been inspired by seeing ‘Love me, love my Doll’. So after making certain she wasn’t a ‘bot — spambot, not robot, as the latter is obviously more preferable — we chatted for about an hour, and you can witness the results here. It’s a puff piece, but ultimately harmless…

Also, if you like horror, or just fiction with a sinister bent — and who wouldn’t? — you’ll be pleased to know that Monti’s little black duck sampler anthology is hot off the presses and ready to be downloaded. It’s available in many formats for eReading, or a .pdf for just plain tree-killin’ reading, but it contains three complete short stories, and the first chapter of a work in progress. Technically, the sampler can be categorised as Summer reading, so get downloading!

Finally, this would be post no.501. HERE COME THE DRUMS HERE COME THE DRUMS

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9 have spoken to “None dare call it ‘rambling’”

  1. SafeTinspector writes:

    Herbie Hancock:
    This is the drum that brings the good spirits…
    and drives away the bad spirits.

  2. Davecat writes:

    You been listening to My life with the Thrill Kill Kult??

  3. Doctress Julia writes:

    Hey, Davecat. I just saw the BBC doc on Feministing.com….. really interesting stuff. There is quite the dialogue going on over there about it; check it out, hey. Later…. 😉

  4. Davecat writes:

    Hey Doctress –
    Glad you seemed to enjoy the documentary!
    As far as stopping round Feministing though, thanks but no thanks. I’ve already gone through that sort of thing once at pandagon.com, with no positive result, so I’ll not be doing it again. People think what they want to think, and you can’t really change that. Thanks for the heads-up, though…

  5. Doctress Julia writes:

    People are such fuckers. I identify myself as a feminist, but I do NOT identify with people who attack others’ lifestyle choices without any kind of logic or empathy! I want to see this pandagon post but I think i’m too retarded to find it. Doy.

  6. Davecat writes:

    Actually, for reasons unknown, they’ve deleted it. But thanks to the Wayback Machine, you can find it here. Heady stuff, to say the least. Be forewarned, it goes on and on and on…

    It’s all well and good to say ‘having a Doll as a companion isn’t for me’, but saying ‘anyone that has a Doll is a rapist/necrophile in training’ is stretching all credibility until it loudly snaps. In an Organik/Synthetik relationship, no-one is being hurt, and most iDollators are what they are because they’re sick of being hurt, among a plethora of other reasons. You’d think more of the Feministing/pandagon types would be more open-minded about things, but apparently it takes far too much effort and empathy.

    Good to see you’re a thinking individual! We desperately need more like you everywhere. 🙂

  7. PBShelley writes:

    Ditto to that, ditto to that, and ditto to that.

    Refreshing!

    PBS, Lily, Eden, and the little ones

  8. Tirade writes:

    Clips of this documentary were shown on the July 20th edition of E!’s “The Soup”. Just in case you’re interested.

  9. Davecat writes:

    Yes, I heard. Somehow, I can’t imagine their view being sympathetic. Feckin’ brilliant.

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