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Hey [Apr. 15th, 2006|12:35 pm]
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[mood |curiouscurious]

I'm new to the book. I've read maybe the first several pages. But I was reading a forum about it (in anticipation of buying it), and people there were talking about how it affected them - reoccuring dreams, nightmares, etc.

I'm so excited.

I have one question that I probably shouldn't be asking. What is the significance or meaning of the thing at the back?
The circle with the following beneath it:
Y g g
What miracle is this? This giant tree.
It stands ten thousand feet high
But doesn't reach the ground. Still it stands.
Its roots must hold the sky.

Of course, I haven't read the book, so... well, you know. But once I have read it, explored it, thought about it, is it possible that that will make any sense to me? Or is there something you can tell me now that will help? Sorry, I'm just impatient and excited, if you can't tell, haha.

Anyway, hello everybody! You can call me Lynn.
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New Blood [Nov. 29th, 2005|09:35 pm]
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[music |Poe - "Haunted"]

Greetings...I just signed up for the community today, and I thought I'd introduce myself.

I'm currently reading House of Leaves for the first time, and I'm finding myself getting completely obsessed with it. It's amazing, both in structure and substance. Here's something I posted to my own journal tonight, a small excerpt of why I like it so much...
This is the sort of book that makes me excited about reading. I always love to read...this book makes me hunger to read more. It's not just a book to be read, it's a book to be explored. I love that.

It's been a while since a book's done this to me. I even had to make a new LJ icon, just for the book, based on an image I manipulated in Photoshop that reminds me of the stairway in the book. I'm using the large version as a desktop wallpaper, but it looks cool as an icon too.

Oh, and a friend of mine knew about the Poe CD but hadn't read the book...he recognized the title as a line from a song, and let me have a listen. Awesome stuff.

So, here I am. I'll be reading...exploring.
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(no subject) [Nov. 26th, 2005|02:21 am]
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I just started to read "house of leaves" I am getting very induced by it but I just wanted to know what the singer "poe" has to do with this novel or infact she just has fans on this community.
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As I sit at home on my new computer... [Oct. 25th, 2005|09:35 am]
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I managed to get some of my files from my old computer transferred to my new one (I had temporary use of a friend's moniter...I'll be borrowing it again this weekend to get the rest...), so I found my favourite House of Leaves icon of mine...

Also, wallpapers from the net. I had the greyish/silvery one as my wallpaper for quite a while. I also recently had my background from my journal layout as my wallpaper on my new computer until I was able to get my Athena wallpaper off of my other computer. I thought I'd share these two for those who haven't seen them yet, and feel free to use my journal background as a wallpaper if you'd like. It really makes for a nice one because of its darker colors and simplicity.

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Poe Banner [Oct. 22nd, 2005|06:38 pm]
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[music |Tori Amos - Song for Eric]

Banner I made for the community. Wanted to know what you all thought before i put it up. Any suggestions on how to make it better. Read more...Collapse )
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Just a handful of Poe icons [Oct. 20th, 2005|07:29 pm]
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Please credit elspethnoir if using. Comments welcome. No hotlinking. Feel free to add your own text to #2 and #4.

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(no subject) [Oct. 20th, 2005|07:24 pm]
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Credit freexlove and join for more

Lyrics by Poe

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(no subject) [Oct. 20th, 2005|01:14 pm]
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MZD (from a concert bootleg of Just Another Drive):

You know, I'm wondering something now. I'm wondering something about you: where you come from, how far you've come...who you've come here with. Is it someone you're close to? Is it someone you're attracted to? Is it someone you're going to think about very carefully and closely on your loonng drive home tonight? Well, if so, this song is for you.

...and for anybody who doesn't know what Just Another Drive is, it's the original version of the Hey Pretty Drive-By mix. It's a bit more rough (not polished like the one on the Haunted re-release), but it's my favorite, and it has more lines from the footnote in it. It was released on one of the promotional albums for the book, but I can't remember which (I have them all on one CD, from when Exploration 4 still had the files online).

He has made pain his lover and hidden her completely. Now he will never
forget. She will give birth to memories they believe he has been broken of.
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Another of the new maintainers... [Oct. 20th, 2005|11:25 am]
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[mood |thoughtfulthoughtful]

I did this when we first started the community, but I think it's time to do it again, and wouldn't mind people following suit...

I'm 23 and I've been a POE fan and obsessive over her music for about five years now. I first read the house four years ago, and have been hopelessly addicted since. The last apartment I lived in was named the House of Leaves and the relationships within that house fell apart much like you might imagine. I'm madly in love with Kyrie, and she's something of my alter-ego, really: she's a lot like the person I am when I'm not hindered by people who have known me too long, or who think they know me but actually haven't a clue. I joined this community not because it was a POE community, but because of the name and the implications that we'd be discussing the novel. I joined angrypsycho for my POE fixes, plus I was on the AP email list. When I was given maintainership I was hoping to turn this back around for the book, and attempt to revive angrypsycho for POE discussion (no, I don't own that one), but now I see my fellow maintainers haven't even read the novel, so I'm not so certain now.

I don't keep up at the main site for the book, just because I already have too much in the discussion lists vein to keep me busy online, and so LJ was to be my way of discussing it. MZD is nothing less than a genius in my mind, and I'm horribly impressed with all he was able to put into this book. It was like reading a work of literary or film criticism written by a savant (which I'm sure was his aim for Zampano, but it doubly succeed in what it says for an author that he was able to pull something like that off as admirably as he did). I was also beyond drawn to Johnny's journal-like footnotes, and starving for more when more than ten pages went by without one.

I can't believe I still haven't ordered Whalestoe Letters, and I feel horribly guilty admitting that. I just bought a new laptop (as my old Gateway that my family bought back in 98 and then passed onto me decided it didn't love me anymore), so likely as soon as I pay this off...unless I can find it at a library around here...and even then I know I have to buy it, so I might as well break down and do it. I knew before I read House of Leaves that I needed my own copy to write in. A copy that wasn't mine just wasn't going to do...not even for an initial reading. I'm certain Whalestoe Letters is just the same.

In a completely off vein...this is a really old icon, and not great quality, but I intend on making myself a new one as soon as I can transfer all my files from my old computer onto my new one. It serves its purpose for now, though.

Too bad dark languages rarely survive...
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Poe on the new Conjure One album... [Oct. 20th, 2005|09:41 am]
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Poe is on the new Conjure One album, using the name Jane, since she can't use the name Poe or her real name for legal reasons, as I'm sure we all know. ^^ I'm sure ths is old news to everybody, but you never know.

More information under the cut.

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