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Poem: "Until the Cows Come Home" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "Until the Cows Come Home"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: May 7th, 2011 01:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

>> That is still INCREDIBLY CREEPY. <<

Yes, it is. One thing I like about the "almost human" motif is how easy it is for the creatures to pass, just because most people rarely pay attention. It's a vivid representation of how little we know each other.

>> You somehow managed to hit some button I did not know I had. It adds an air of horror to the poem. <<

I'm not sure whether to apologize or bow. I didn't particularly mean to creep people out with this poem, but it is intended to show that not all is necessarily as it seems. The tone of the series does vary from one poem to another. The first was quite dark, many are mixed, a few are lighthearted. There are definitely horror roots under the urban fantasy, though.
eseme From: eseme Date: May 7th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

Yes, the almost human aspect is creepy.

But please, do not think I am scolding you, or that I do not enjoy this series. I was quite surprised to learn that the concept of a hollowed out body horrifies me.

It is certainly a way to handle the 2.5 children myth...
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: May 7th, 2011 02:28 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

>> Yes, the almost human aspect is creepy.

But please, do not think I am scolding you, or that I do not enjoy this series. I was quite surprised to learn that the concept of a hollowed out body horrifies me. <<

I'm not overly concerned, just want to make sure that I don't cause undue mayhem. Usually the dark stuff that's likely to seriously creep people out is obviously so from the beginning. Unexpected yikes can be worse.

>> It is certainly a way to handle the 2.5 children myth... <<

Yeah, that's part of what gave me the idea. I had this little mental list of things that are cited as "normal" and that one just meshed perfectly with this particular bit of folklore.
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