Odious and Peculiar

Philology and esoterica: scribblings, ravings and mutterings.

O&P's Current Pick:

Forging the Sampo

Odious' Links:

The Little Bookroom
The Pumpkin King
Larissa Archer
Inverted Iambs
Eve Tushnet
Pamela Dean
Kambodia Hotel
Pen and Paper

Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary
Deep-Sea News
NASA's Mars Website
Classics Online
Perseus Digital Library

Nine Scorpions
The Blithe Kitchen
Letter from Hardscrabble Creek
Arts & Letters Daily
About Last Night



Chas Clifton's Nature Blog
Rock Art Photo Blog
Girl on a Whaleship
Nature Lyrics Languagehat
Jabal al-Lughat
Laputan Logic
Strange Maps
Vladimir Dinets: Polymath Russian Adventurer
Virtual Tour of Almaty, Kazakhstan
Aerial Landscape Photography
USGS Earth As Art
Panoramic Aerial Maps of the American West

The Internet Bird Collection
Bird Families of the World
Ancient Scripts
The Aberdeen Bestiary Project
The Cephalopod Page
The Ultimate Ungulate
The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire
USGS Streamflow Data

Worthy Miscellany
Finno-Ugrian Music
Boojum Expeditions
American River Touring Association

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Thursday, February 24, 2005
Tornadic thunderstorm in White Sands.

One of the least successful trips of my life ended (unplanned and unsought) in White Sands. A bit of weather like this would only have been icing on the cake. Think car trouble, and a plan to propose to my girlfriend that gang'd far a-gley.

As concerns your earlier scifi link, I was wondering if you've you read the Ray Bradbury graphic novel? Oh, and I apologized for my treatement of Neil's Coraline because I caught so much flack for it. Have you read Coraline? If you have, what did you thin of it?
Clearly I must include comment options on all my posts *:)

I have not read the Ray Bradbury comic book, which interests me strangely. 'Fo', as they say in certain novels, please?

I'm the last to quarrel with someone else's take on a book, so you needn't worry about me. I had read Coraline, which I certainly enjoyed. It also gave me an excellent idea for a Hallowe'en costume, which was to get some large black buttons and wiggle my fingers a lot as the Other [Odious].

Gaiman, generally, I dunno. I loved the Sandman comics (I have them all, and not in the new editions either), and I think they'll last, but then I haven't re-read them since I was eighteen. Stardust was lovely, but I haven't sought it out again. And so forth.

Wolves in the Walls I read at Powell's, and really dug on, just like The Day I Swapped My Dad, but they're not exactically aimed at my age group, except sidewise glancingly.

If provoked I will tell the story about embarrassing myself in front of about a hundred people, and what Mr. Gaiman did to make it worse. Later I babble about Herodotus.
P.S. I think the link on your site to the Graphic Novel is bad.
Thanks for letting me know. Because of my own ineptitude, I can't seem to get links to work from my website. I tried to make it link to something innocuous like Amazon or Barnes and Noble, but, as you can see, I failed. There were other things I wanted to add to the page on the side bar, such as links to your page and Kate's, but I haven't gotten a handle on HTML yet. Any advice?
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