So new year has happened. the world did not end, zombies did not crawl out of their graves and terrorise the world. I found myself picking out an old friend from book shelf; Brian Lumley’s ‘The Burrowers Beneath’. This tale of terror visits H.P Lovecraft’s vision of horror where vast god like beings sleep within the depths of the Earth waiting for the right time to take back what is theirs and destroy humanity (or at least drive it insane) One of the first books I ever read of Lovecraft was called Dagon, the first few lines spoke of a man who was writing his last words before he his demise, for an instant I thought that it was truly that the man writing down in these pages was his last words. The style and prose forever changed my views on modern literature and set the benchmark for storytelling.
Having found little time in the last two years to read any fiction it was pure pleasure to pick a book up just for the sake of reading, only having some spare short moments to read I managed to finished ‘The Burrowers Beneath’ over the span of a week, although I have the rest of the series available I am tempted to go back and read some actual Lovecraft books. I have also dusted off some of my old (and most cherished) horror movies and watched a few of them. These stories have have made me think back to younger times and also to think back on writing. So in the previous weekend I started thinking of a new short story and came up with a few ideas for a dreadful tale, The setting for this tale is in the fictional town of Anchor set within the Blue Mountains of Australia, some of the Lovecraftian themes will be central to the area. I hope to post more details but it is still early and I am researching. I leave you know with a quote from Mary Shelley ‘ I busied myself to think of a story, —a story to rival those which had excited us to this task. One which would speak to the mysterious fears of our nature, and awaken thrilling horror—one to make the reader dread to look round, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart.’
So one more week to go and ill be having a jam session with my mates, I hope all this practice I have done will pay off. I know that at the very least it will a heap of fun.
So far we have all agreed to learn two songs (covers) Heaven and Hell, by Black Sabbath (DIO) and Anarchy in the UK (Sex Pistols) Both songs are quite fun, we are still missing a drummer however and it will be a little difficult because of this, but I am sure we will have a lot of fun.
Well, December has come. its been a long November (well.. not really haha) a couple years a go I found a crappy little store that sold shitty second hand guitars. Hopefully when I go there this weekend Ill be able to pick up a little side project to work on 🙂
So I started reading the book I bought off amazon on how to setup my guitar, and I I found that I am still lacking a couple of tools that would make my life easier… time to start putting away cash for tools 🙂
On another note, I talked to a dog breeder the other day and it looks like around January ill be the proud owner of a garden digging shoe chewing beagle! 😀
Well last week was a complete horror show. I came down with a rather nasty cold and it, knocked me out for over a week. A whole week of unending headaches, tension pains, runny noses and flemmy coughs. I was without energy or any sort of intelligance I practically spent the week in front of the television feeling sorry for myself, they must of cut a whole tree down just to cater for the ammount of tissues I had used.
Now back to it. First day I am well enough to work I am off to Rhodes to get VMware training from HP. I find this highly ironic as I think VMware is pretty sucky compared to other hyper visors that area available and that the company I work for only really buy switches from HP and nothing more.
However this is a good opportunity to move further at work and also to learn about a technology that I have a lot of interest in. I just hope the teach can speak english better then your usual run of the mill certificate trainer.