August 13th, 2011

red-eyed goujun by _mrowr @ muffyface

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I *said* I hated that luxury condo at Bedford and Bloor, and here's another reason why. Eyesore *and* health hazard.

Though a coworker told me that once he was passing the place-- which advertised itself as being 'for curators, scholars, musicians and kings' to justify the 2 million price tag on its units-- and saw a stooped old guy shuffling past, wearing only pyjamas, with a grubby carrier bag dangling from his hand. Ah the ironic contrast between rich and poor in this town-- until the guy went to the entrance and key-coded himself in. A resident, in fact.
human aoarashi

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If I pushed I might finish Macdonald's Phantastes tonight, but then I'd go to bed feeling lousy and wake up the same way. Macdonald makes me feel grubby and unclean and soul-sick, like a muggy summer night crossed with an incipient migraine. No, I don't know why. Probably the way he writes women. Possibly his language. Maybe just his worldview. I read him as a kid and liked the Curdie books well enough, but everything else, I'm now recalling, gave me the fantods. Horrors just out of sight. Must look at some 100 Demons before bed and hope the clean invigorating air of Ima Ichiko's youkai, to say nothing of Ritsu's female relatives, sweeps away the Victorian vapours.

(Takahashi Rumiko isn't quite as bad, but she has the same sort of effect on me. All her clean-featured pert and/or genki characters feel like they're avatars of some hideous unseen inward rot.)