Dreaming with Jeff.com: Jeff Bridges' sleeping tapes. As amazing and Lynchian as they sound. 'All in this together...'
Inherent Vice: Instant top ten favorite EVER movie. Wow, man- wow. An absolute must see, like twenty times.
Vineland: Of course I pulled my Pynchons down after seeing IV (my copy of that is still with an old friend back in Tucson, alas, but maybe I'll buy another) "She'd been living her childhood in a swamp full of intrigue, where, below, invisible sleek things without names kept brushing past, barely felt sliding across her skin, everybody pretending the surface was all there was."- Thomas Pynchon.
So, so twisty, so viny of course, and good!! I want to try Gravity's Rainbow again now, but he always ends up getting too much into my writing, and so I have to stop. But maybe after I finish the full draft of Savages....
Myers-Briggs Personality Test: There's a lot of fascinating material out there about how your personality type meshes with others, how you fare in relationships with other types, what you tend to do and obsess over, how you'd be at raising kids, etc. It's a little eerie to read, honestly. Mine- INFJ- nailed me right down to the way I worry about getting lost in new places. And tend to get lost in places I should know by now as well. I guess another INFJ trait is looking for 'twin-mindedness,' and combined with idealistm- well, hah! Anyway, would be very useful to utilize the test as I'm sketching out these new characters- maybe I'll take it for each of them, get in there a little deeper.
Here's a shorter version of the same test, supposedly reputable, if you don't have time for the longer one. It's worth doing, though.
Have had a shitty cold, been feeling sorry for myself and wearing this blanket around the house all week. Blaurgh. Now- how about some more pictures of cats, since I'm sick and feel like shit?
P.Z. West's first novel, EVENING’S LAND, is a Library Journal Self-e Selection, winner of the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Award and recipient of the Carol Marie Smith Memorial Scholarship for the NOEPE Center of Literary Arts.
Pauline West's books on Goodreads
Candlemoth: A Holy City Romance
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Candlemoth Volume 2: How To Spend It
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Candlemoth Book 3: A Twist of Fate
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Stalker: A Gothic Thriller
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