tombstone blues

stitchingatthecircuitboard replied to your post: mostly what i’m getting out of this marwick business is that i really, really need to watch hex, yes? (also that i hope you publish it but yk yk THINGS THAT ARE WITHIN MY REACH vs. THINGS I HAVE TO WAIT FOR~*~)

…actually started watching Hex yesterday and cannot begin to describe what my feelings are doing because they are not making sense, but then, neither is the show, AND IT’S ACTUALLY KIND OF ADDICTIVE, WHICH I DID NOT ANTICIPATE.

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA I AM SO SORRY

WHY AND HOW DO YOU THINK I AM WRITING A NOVEL ABOUT IT

(okay except for some very important trappings Marwick is not a lot like Hex, except that it is also WHAT I WISH THE PIECES OF HEX ADDED UP TO BE)

(EMMA WARNED ME ABOUT THIS LONG AGO

I DIDN’T LISTEN)

do you know what i’m supposed to write tonight when i’m finished with this scene with thomma?
it involves a demon, some roses, and a graveyard.
(also some hilariously unsubtle folklore parallels, because this is me.)
fun fact: i totally forgot this scene in the hex pilot even existed and spent at least three minutes this morning LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY OVER IT.

do you know what i’m supposed to write tonight when i’m finished with this scene with thomma?

it involves a demon, some roses, and a graveyard.

(also some hilariously unsubtle folklore parallels, because this is me.)

fun fact: i totally forgot this scene in the hex pilot even existed and spent at least three minutes this morning LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY OVER IT.

glitzandshadows:

ahahahahahfkajshka trailers for the reairing of Hex

BBCAMERICA YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING WITH THIS 
YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THE HAVOC YOU WILL WREAK

i wish i had bbcamerica to rewatch it on tv :3 

bbc america there is going to be a ya fiction influenza pandemic comparable to the 1918 pandemic

what have you done

glitzandshadows replied to your post: glitzandshadows replied to your post: and I just…

omg IT’S THE END OF EVERYTHING AS WE KNOW IT. THE END IS UPON. also i wish i got BBCAmerica at school now.

we are all going to DIE.

I should make a nice little underground shelter here on my tumblr for folk to come and hide in once the parasite’s got to them. honey, it’s okay, drink this pomegranate tea. I know possession doesn’t work like that. I know you’re mad about it. do you need a pen? write slowly, okay? you’re just jotting down some of your feeli— OH GOD YOUR HAND’S ON FIRE COME HERE. NO, WE’RE NOT GOING TO THINK ABOUT STORY ELEMENTS ANY MORE. OR BLACK GAUZE. OR INEXPLICABLE 1920S MASQUERADE BALL OPIUM ORGIES. STOP WRITING! DO I HAVE TO TRANQUILISE — PERSEPHONE TO BASE, PERSEPHONE TO BASE, WE HAVE A CODE GINGER, PLEASE ADVISE.

hey remember how my marwick nanowrimo draft is weirdly fixated on mal’s hair catching at the back of his collar
i have no idea
why that happened

hey remember how my marwick nanowrimo draft is weirdly fixated on mal’s hair catching at the back of his collar

i have no idea

why that happened

glitzandshadows replied to your post: A MARWICK PRIMER

my favourite part about this parasite is that it has spawned so many TOTALLY DIFFERENT novels that all have very little things that are kind of similar. also i was giggling like a maniac while reading this. x)

I KNOW RIGHT. WE ARE SUCH A LARGE AND DELIGHTFULLY DIVERSE GROUP OF INFECTED. When all of our books start hitting the market the publishing industry will think it’s a new trend, not the result of parasitic contamination, although they’ll probably get suspicious when they discover we mostly all know each other and have group book tours and a convention.

a year ago today I spent a very long time on the swingset at the park being pummelled with ideas for a novel I very devoutly believed and insisted I would never actually write.

oops.

anyway I am going to go have a celebratory picnic now.

vega-ofthe-lyre:

HEX (1.06)

#one day i will write a book: the story of how hex ruined my fucking life
EMMA I JUST RANDOMLY FOUND THIS
AND I AM CHOKING ON MY BLANKET
o my bygone innocence

vega-ofthe-lyre:

HEX (1.06)

#one day i will write a book: the story of how hex ruined my fucking life

EMMA I JUST RANDOMLY FOUND THIS

AND I AM CHOKING ON MY BLANKET

o my bygone innocence

Anonymous said:
What is the story behind your preoccupation with Englefield House?

NAUGHT BUT EMBARRASSMENT AND ABSURDITY I AM AFRAID, ANON.

It was used prominently in both Hex and X-Men: First Class (WHICH WILL NEVER CEASE TO BE HILARIOUS TO ME), and is the site of a certain tree.

(Azazeal loves his tree. It is his only loyal friend.)

Also it has a chapel with a GRAVEYARD which is bloody hilarious when it’s being filmed as a school. (YEP, OUR SUPERNATURAL-SHENANIGANS BOARDING SCHOOL HAS ITS OWN GRAVEYARD, NOT WEIRD AT ALLLLLL.)

Annnnnd I tend to have weird fixations on things that are connected to Hex, because Hex is less a television show and more an EVIL PARASITIC DISEASE THAT POSSESSED ME AND MADE ME WRITE A TRILOGY. ALSO A SONG. DID I MENTION THE SONG? O DEAR.

so, were I to write a Marwick primer, of what ought it to consist? brief explanation of what the plague this nonsense is? list of times I have injured myself while writing or thinking about it? pictures? (NO PICTURES.) (unless I took a picture of where I accidentally bled into my notebook somehow.) should I link to specific sketches/meta that would be the most useful to ascertain the general idea? if so, which ones?

THIS FEELS GROTESQUELY SELF-INDULGENT.

but.

?

peripatetia:

THAT WAS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS I WANTED TO READ THAT BOOK IN THE FIRST PLACE. :D Also Hawkins has admitted to having been inspired by certain awful tv shows AND Florence + the Machine, so… there might be some legit mind-melding going on, idk.

I just really want to know if Thorne Abbey is Englefield House in Hawkins’s head-canon, now. :-D

SHRIEKING

SHRIIIIIIEEEEKING

vega-ofthe-lyre replied to your post: oh help this song is approaching embarrassing…

BABY BABY SHARE

OKAY OKAY OKAY OKAY I ALMOST NEVER DO THIS BECAUSE IT IS NOT FINISHED YET BUT I’M KIND OF STUPID OVER THIS SONG

go from my window, my blackheart love
go from my window, my wicked, wicked one
I may be alone but my soul is my own
and you cannot have a vessel of me

go from my window, my blackheart love
go from my window, my wicked, wicked one
I can see your shadow leaning in the shadow of the trees
but you shall not be the blight or the ruin of me

[another verse I haven’t written yet]

you are roses red; you are the coldness in my bed
your kisses are bitter but I long to be fed
you are a twisting melody I cannot scour from my head
you are a black wind and a knifeblade grin
I latch the doors and windows to keep me in—

[at least one more verse]

fin.

ROUGH AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE BUT THERE YOU HAVE IT

and now I am trying to work out a melody halfway between tradfolk and Garbage with only an acoustic guitar and my extremely limited skills.

visions-and-revisions:

Things Jo and I talk about while on the phone for 3+ hours:

  • Tom Hiddleston
  • how my novels keep turning into PUT TELEPATHS IN ALL THE THINGS
  • and hers keep going O HAI I’M A WEREWOLF
  • Hex being based on the idea that Michael Fassbender hasn’t been able to get any in centuries, which possibly strains credulity the most
  • Tom Hiddleston
  • why so much contemporary litfic is super boring because it’s about middle-aged white guys having existential angst because of affairs or murdered children or affairs with parents of murdered children or something (so basically it’s like Jerry Springer except with middle- or upper-class people, so that makes it Literature)
  • …and how much we hate that trope, all CRY MOAR, PRIVILEGED WHITE MALE, and how very very irritating it is when the blurb promises “personal demons” and fails to deliver…
  • …and how a subversion of that trope would be kind of awesome, like, you have a Literary book that’s going along the same old stuff and takes a hard right into spec fiction partway through, the main character deals with his existential angst by becoming a vigilante or learning actual magic or fighting actual demons or something…
  • …but neither of us actually want to write it because it’s really hard to subvert a trope well without being really familiar with it, and we both hate the trope and genre too much to immerse ourselves in it
  • Tom Hiddleston

 also also also

how I would be the worst battle strategist ever because somehow we got into a discussion of going into battle with armour made entirely out of meat? (I DON’T EVEN KNOW.) but I would be an even worse marriage counsellor thanks to my suggestion that killing people together is the best marriage-building exercise.

also that I want to steal Privelleged White Male Litfic from bookstores and secretly return it EDITED with magic and things.

THE SUBURBS ARE TERRIBLE BECAUSE THEY ARE ACTUALLY RUN BY THE VAMPIRE MAFIA GUYS.

also

that my Hex parasite problem may potentially result from my having been Confessed

(by the show itself as a sentient force? by Az? I DON’T KNOW)

and then I lay on the floor and laugh-sobbed for three whole minutes

vega-ofthe-lyre replied to your photo: EMMA. will you attempt my awful show little did…

the most hilarious thing is that i knew what would happen because i have seen your heart and it is mine, jo, it is mine

I DON’T THINK YOU COULD HAVE PREDICTED THAT IT WOULD HAPPEN TO THE SHEER EXTENT TO WHICH IT HAPPENED

LIKE ~THE NOVEL~ THAT I TALK ABOUT, IT TOOK ME SEVERAL YEARS TO START WRITING IT AFTER I GOT THE INITIAL IDEA AND EVEN THEN HALF OF THE MAIN PLOT TURNED UP SO MUCH LATER AND IT’S STILL AWASH IN UNKNOWNS AND NOT YET IN A STATE TO PROPERLY WORK ON

ME GIVING BIRTH TO A TRILOGY IN A MONTH’S TIME IS NOT NATURAL, EMMA

to be fair, you did warn me. but you didn’t warn me enough, and at any rate I scoffed and didn’t listen.

also encouraging me to watch when you knew what would happen only makes you a heartless wicked creature.

EMMA.
will you attempt my awful show
little did we know.
o, o, the halcyon days of my innocence~

EMMA.

will you attempt my awful show

little did we know.

o, o, the halcyon days of my innocence~