I did indeed spend yesterday reading Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis. It was entertaining, in a mostly WTF Anne you've lost your marbles sort of way. It was NOT as fun as Prince Lestat was, because there was less focus on the vampires, and more philosophical monologues from space aliens. Excuse me, Replimoids.

If you've read a lot of Anne Rice books, you are aware of how every few books or so, she goes on a philosophical binge, and wants her characters to expound on Good and Evil, the Value of Suffering, and so on. Usually in the guise of some ancient being (spirit, creature, millennia-old newly-wakened vampire) telling Their Life Story. I will be honest, this is not what I read Anne Rice books for. I read them for morally-ambiguous vampires struggling with their nature, and for bombastic and lurid descriptions of shimmering preternatural flesh swathed in velvet and lace. Because one thing Anne Rice excels at is luscious purple prose, and I wish she'd stick to it. Or at least have more of it and maybe cut down on rhapsodizing about what a utopia Atlantaya was. More gothic excess, less philosophy and New Age space aliens, that's what I want.

Things I did like. Spoilerriffic, obvs. )

I don't think I'll be rereading PLatRoA anytime soon, whereas I do reread Prince Lestat. And neither of these books come anywhere NEAR supplanting Interview with the Vampire or The Vampire Lestat in my heart.

If you want to read my liveblogging descent into madness from yesterday, it's all over on my Tumblr, tagged with THREAT LEVEL: PRINCE LESTAT
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( Nov. 2nd, 2016 10:39 pm)
Cartomancy!

Halloween Tarot: Ace of Imps (Ace of Wands)



Vintage Wisdom Oracle: Protection

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( Oct. 27th, 2016 09:52 pm)
Cartomancy! Dear Powers That Be, the 9 of Ghosts is ABSOLUTELY talking about what I hope it is. Right? Right.

Halloween Tarot: 9 of Ghosts (9 of Cups)



Vintage Wisdom Oracle: Peace

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( Oct. 23rd, 2016 10:22 pm)
Back to cartomancy.

Halloween tarot: The Hermit



Vintage Wisdom Oracle: Release

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( Sep. 29th, 2016 10:22 pm)
Back to cartomancy!

Halloween Tarot: The Devil



Vintage Wisdom Oracle: Ancestors

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( Sep. 11th, 2016 10:19 pm)
Cartomancy.

Halloween Tarot: Ace of Ghosts (Ace of Cups).



Vintage Wisdom Oracle: Enchantment.

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( Sep. 8th, 2016 10:31 pm)
Cartomancy, with a rather nonchalant Miss Erzabet No Biting.

Halloween Tarot: The Hierophant.



Vintage Wisdom Oracle: Freedom.



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( Sep. 8th, 2016 07:28 pm)
On the one hand, I would love to see Stevie Nicks in concert.

On the other hand, I am not enough of a fan of hers* to pay a minimum of $135 + Ticketmaster/Live Nation/whatever ticket agency handling fees. I can count on ONE HAND the artists I would be willing to pay that much money to see, and she's not on that list.





*I'll be totally honest: while I admire the hell out of her, and I like a bunch of her music, I am much more a fan of her fashion than her voice.
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( Sep. 7th, 2016 10:10 pm)
Cartomancy.

Halloween Tarot: 10 of Pumpkins (10 of Pentacles).



Vintage Wisdom Oracle: Surrender.

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( Sep. 6th, 2016 10:48 pm)
Cartomancy

Halloween Tarot: 3 of Imps (3 of Wands)



Vintage Wisdom Oracle: Union

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( Sep. 3rd, 2016 08:17 pm)
Today was the group expedition to JoAnn Fabrics, Michael's, and Home Goods. There was much exclaiming over glittery skulls and whatnot. And by whatnot I mean glittery candy corn wreath. No, I didn't buy it. I knew I didn't really need it, and it wasn't the sort of front door -decorating Halloween wreath I was searching for. But I did have to put it on my hat.



While at Michael's, the sentence "Jilli! We found your sippy cup!" may have been called across the aisles.



I bought two of those.

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Other Halloween loot included glittery black roses and leaves (decor for future hats); an elaborate wreath of black and red roses, silver leaves, and black feathers; a skull teacup with a spiderweb saucer; some spooky hand towels; glittery skull candles; and a black throw pillow with a large skull screenprinted on it. I successfully resisted all of the red velvet decorations; while I really want a red velvet flocked skull-onna-stand, I know it would be an instantaneous cat fur magnet.
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( Sep. 1st, 2016 11:04 pm)
Cartomancy with Miss Erzabet No Biting.

Halloween Tarot: Knight of Pumpkins (Knight of Pentacles)





Vintage Wisdom Oracle: Reflection



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( Aug. 31st, 2016 10:45 pm)
Cartomancy.

Halloween Tarot: two cards fell out while shuffling. The Magician and Two of Pumpkins (Two of Pentacles).





Vintage Wisdom Oracle: Awakening.

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( Aug. 30th, 2016 09:49 pm)
Cartomancy.

Halloween Tarot: King of Pumpkins (King of Pentacles)



Vintage Wisdom Oracle: Gratitude

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( Aug. 25th, 2016 10:19 pm)
Cartomancy

Halloween Tarot: Justice



Vintage Wisdom Oracle: Adventure

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( Aug. 24th, 2016 09:58 pm)
Cartomancy.

Halloween Tarot: 10 of Bats (10 of Swords)



Vintage Wisdom Oracle: Intuition

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( Aug. 17th, 2016 10:26 pm)
Tonight’s cards!

Halloween Tarot: King of Imps (King of Wands)



Vintage Wisdom Oracle: Enchantment

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( Aug. 14th, 2016 05:21 pm)
I'm working on decorating the latest Enormous Gothy Sun Hat project.





I feel like it needs ~something~ else, but i don't know what. You would think a fluffy bow of sequined fabric AND a vintage millinery flower AND ridiculous veiling ("spooky fabric" from Value Village's Halloween decor section, whoo!) would be enough. But no. It looks unfinished to me. Hmmph.
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( Aug. 11th, 2016 10:15 pm)
Tonight’s cards!

Halloween Tarot: The Tower ::looks around warily::



Vintage Wisdom Oracle: Truth

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