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This morning as I got some extra sleep while Steve took the little 'un downstairs between feedings, I had a fun wild dream that Neil Gaiman or Tim Burton might have written. The notable part was that I visited the Underworld, which you accessed by a stairwell in a city street. The Underworld looked about like an underground street market--in fact, right at the foot of the stairs was a fruit-and-vegetable stand, like the otherworldly version of Pike Place Market. And featured in the front of the stand was...pomegranates. Heheh.

This doesn't even mean I'm obsessed with death or anything. It simply means I've been thinking about rewriting an old novel about Persephone and Hades. My dreams tend to be comically easy to interpret.

Also, Harry Potter was there to free, or maybe just visit, Draco Malfoy, who was being held captive. Foreshadowing of book 7? After all, Draco is now in the hands of the dark side, and (like Persephone) may or may not be able to escape it ultimately. I'm not a follower of H/D fanfic, but maybe one of you is, and wants to take this plot bunny--could be a tribute to the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, if not Persephone--and run with it.

In other news, bestiality is finally going to be illegal in my state. About time, y'all. *facepalm*


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Feb. 26th, 2006 04:46 am (UTC)
Dude. If any pair of HP characters gets to reenact Orpheus and Eurydice, it's Remus & Sirius (respectively). Though, actually it's already been done, and wonderfully.

But you really should re-write that fic novel. I'd totally read it. Now I've got a jones for one of my all-time favorite novels. Too bad it's somewhere at the parents' house. Hmmm...
Feb. 26th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
True, Sirius makes a lot more sense as a Eurydice figure. Not sure why my mind threw Draco and Harry in there. My dreams are not so transparent in that particular case.

Sweet, I haven't read that book. Will have to wish-list it--I liked their Arthur book.
Feb. 26th, 2006 12:07 pm (UTC)
bestiality is finally going to be illegal in my state.

I can't choose between saying 'I wonder if this will spark a PETA (People eatng tasty animals) style group for the promotion of beastiality.' or 'Does that mean people will move onto frozen animals instead like this chap?' Frozen Chicken Man Story or 'Think of it this as a business opportunity to sell millions of illegal DVDs'.
Feb. 27th, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
Oy... so, does sex with frozen animals count as necrophilia rather than bestiality? Hmm. Important legal questions of our day.
Feb. 27th, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
On a similar bestiality note:
A Sudanese man has been forced to take a goat as his "wife", after he was caught having sex with the animal.

And. I'd suggest reading the Tennessee Williams play Orpheus Descending, a modern retelling of the Orpheus myth set in 1950's America.

Oh, and I thought you sold that story years ago--as an option for Lifetime or something like that. Or, was that something else?

Feb. 27th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)
There is a certain poetic justice in that Sudanese story. Hehe.

Cool - haven't read that Williams play, but will add it to the wish list, since I liked the plays of his I did read, in college.

This story was never actually sold, though a film director/writer did call and say he wanted to option it, years back. However, as with many such "deals," no contract ever materialized, and nothing ever came of it. Just as well, since now I'm thinking of all kinds of ways I could make it better. Ideally it will be on Lifetime someday yet. ;)
Mar. 4th, 2006 08:28 pm (UTC)
What an intriguing dream! Hoorah for details! :-)
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