|Another of the new maintainers...
||[Oct. 20th, 2005|11:25 am]
House of Leaves
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...