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  • Sleeplessjim shared from The Marble Faun - Volume 1 The Romance of Monte Beni by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Perhaps it is the very lack of moral severity, of any high and heroic ingredient in the character of the Faun, that makes it so delightful an object to the human eye and to the frailty of the human heart. The being here represented is endowed with no principle of virtue, and would be incapable of comprehending such; but he would be true and honest by dint of his simplicity. We should expect from him no sacrifice or effort for an abstract cause; there is not an atom of martyr's stuff in all that softened marble; but he has a capacity for strong and warm attachment, and might act devotedly through...
    Note: Lovely
  • Sleeplessjim shared from The Definitive H.P. Lovecraft: 67 Tales of Horror in One Volume (Halcyon Classics) by H.P. Lovecraft
    Without knowing why, one hesitates to ask directions from the gnarled solitary figures spied now and then on crumbling doorsteps or on the sloping, rock-strewn meadows. Those figures are so silent and furtive that one feels somehow confronted by forbidden things, with which it would be better to have nothing to do. When a rise in the road brings the mountains in view above the deep woods, the feeling of strange uneasiness is increased. The summits are too rounded and symmetrical to give a sense of comfort and naturalness, and sometimes the sky silhouettes with especial clearness the queer circles...
    Note: A description of Northern Massachusetts
  • Sleeplessjim shared from Best Little Witch-House in Arkham by Mark McLaughlin
    What’s that you say, girl? A foamy-mouthed kitty bit your ass and now you’ve gone mondo batshit?
    Note: :-)
  • Sleeplessjim shared from Best Little Witch-House in Arkham by Mark McLaughlin
    Yes, if we could decipher even the weensiest rune of some of the noisome mysteries to be found certain Forbidden-Book-Of-The-Month Club selections, humanity in general would endure a mind-boggling freak-out of such duration that the world’s underwear would be ere long filled with fear-pinched crap-logs of madness.
    Note: :)
  • Sleeplessjim shared from Best Little Witch-House in Arkham by Mark McLaughlin
    “Great bowls of clam-dip!” I uttered. “I take it your mood-ring discussion group didn’t go well…?”
    Note: :-) I long for the day when I can say this to someone.
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