Mar102011

Dear Lord Akeldama: The 2011 Edition, Part Four

What is your opinion of Dracula?
It seems to me, my dumpling, he was rather misunderstood. I am afraid his biography might have had a hint of conservative propaganda about it.

Two nun asks:
Is Dorian Gray a supernatural? And if so, where is he?
Dear me, I do believe you are asking the wrong Dandy. I suggest you best query Mr. Wilde for that information.

Gonçalo Mil-Homens asks:
Do you know any Vampy Eire?
Have you made the acquaintance of Miss Thursday Next? I recommend directing you question at her a charming young lady, and so very diverting. Or have I the wrong Eyre?

Carlos asks:
How do you look at this new wave of “I want to be human” vampires?
I find it disturbingly regressive, somewhat akin a human suddenly wanting to be a fetus. At some point we must all admit to our toothy selves that such desires are childish. Also, one shouldn’t play with one’s food. One shouldn’t even play as one’s food. Oh, I’m so diverting.

Catarina asks:
Do you read vampire fiction? Did you like any of the vampires described there?
Of course I do, my poppet, I adore High Fantasy. I must say I find a certain young Eddy perfectly scrumptious. A bit brooding at times, and strangely fascinated with schoolgirls, but we all have our youthful indiscretions.

Audra asks:
Plaid — is it ever okay? (What if it’s taffeta or silk?)
Plaid, ever under contention, must be handled with extreme care and attention to detail. There are not many fashions I claim are better left to the ladies, but plaid, I feel, may be one of them. Far to many actors have a propensity for plaid, and those (dare I say it?) gentlemen simply takes such things too far. Poor Mr. Tunstell, I fear, has quite gone over to plaid.

More from Lord Akeldama in a few weeks. Keep the questions coming, if you would be so kind, for eventually I will run out.

Gail’s Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
More on the Little White Dress that is all over the runways (and how not to do it). I got inspired, hit up a thrift store and found this:

In lace, which is another big trend for spring, but a little long (I’m not of the tall and willow variety) and needed some repairs so I fixed it up, shortened it and added sleeves.

I’ll probably pair it with a black or brown belt and dark tights as seen on the runways. I also found the cutest tiny little belt to wear all wrapped around my wrist like a cuff! Such fun.
Your Tisane of Smart:
Squid stories: Love me, love my tentacles
Your Writerly Tinctures:
Sometimes I’m a little scared by the similarities between self and this other author. Admittedly she is blond and a lot tinier than I am but we share a retro fashion sense and . . . have almost exactly the same handwriting. Freaky.

Timeless: Clomp, clomp, comp. So close, so close!
Secret Project F: We’re waiting. We’re waiting.


BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!

Blameless is now available from Audible. Changeless still isn’t. What can I say? Publishing moves in mysterious ways, it’s wonders to . . . annoy. Or something.

Quote of the Day:
“In a good play, everyone is in the right.”
~ Fredrich Hebbel

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