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19 January 2011 @ 09:12 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. POE!!!  
A very happy 202nd birthday to my favorite poet and short story writer, that master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.



Favorite poem? At the moment, "The Conqueror Worm" (which I've memorized for fun XD), but I love "The Raven" so very, VERY much. And "To One in Paradise" (also memorized), and "The Bells". Favorite short story: THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH. OMG. I have this WONDERFUL audio recording of it on my iPod and I listen to it allll the time. I've loved this short story since I read it in high school--if you haven't read it, DO IT NOW. BEST CREEPY STORY EVER. Though I've listened to "The Black Cat" by the same narrator and I actually screamed at one part. LOVE that one too. That's how good Poe is. I have a whole playlist on le iPod called "An Evening With Mr. Poe" and just has hours of recordings of Poe works :D Thank you, Librivox.

I WISH I COULD TIME TRAVEL AND HUG HIM AND TELL HIM WHAT AN AWESOME PERSON HE WAS AND WHAT AN INSPIRATION AND WONDERFUL WRITER HE WAS AND HOW MUCH EVERYONE LOVES HIS POEMS AND SHORT STORIES AND HOW MUCH I ADMIRE HIS TALENT AND WORKS AND JUST THROW CONFETTI ALL OVER HIM. BLACK CONFETTI.
 
 
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OWL OF DEATHgoldvermilion87 on January 20th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)
The Fall of the House of Usher CREEPED ME OUT SO MUCH.

Also "The Pit and the Pendulum" *shivers*
sherlockiangirl: Quoth the Raven-GURRRRLsherlockiangirl on January 20th, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
YES YES YES I LOVE THOSE TOO

AND LIGEIA.
Captain Grace O'Malley: so. much. squee.pint_of_boyd on January 20th, 2011 05:17 am (UTC)
OOOO OOOOOO OOOOOOOOO!!!!

Pit and the Pendulum!!!

USHER!!!
Captain Grace O'Malley: Sherlock poolpint_of_boyd on January 20th, 2011 05:15 am (UTC)
AHHHHHHH, Poe.
When we visited Philidelphia we took a tour of his home (well, one of his homes)
It was probably the creepiest experience to date.
And I work at a haunted house.
The tour guide was not so unlike Poe himself, and not on purpose. I seriously thought he was going to lock my mom and I in the creepy 'Silence of the Lambs-esque' basement.

All in all, good experience. Poe wouldn't have wanted it any other way!!!



Karo: i'm not the one who shot him!naihtmae on January 20th, 2011 07:35 pm (UTC)


sherlockiangirl: Quoth the Raven-LOLsherlockiangirl on January 20th, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
I JUST MADE THE MOST AWKWARD SOUND WHILST TRYING TO NOT SPIT PEANUT M&MS ALL OVER MY SCREEN.

XD

THANK YOU.
Sugar.: [Comics] O hai thar Poe!anglepoiselamp on January 21st, 2011 12:54 am (UTC)
That is the best birthday graphic ever. ;_____________;

The Masque of the Red Death is my favouritest short story ever. In the universe. Reading it at a very early age may have contributed to my disturbing obsession with plagues and the history of illness and medicine.
The Bird: Morganabudgiebird88 on January 21st, 2011 04:37 am (UTC)
POE IS MY HERO. Obviously, since I make comics implying that he lives in my house. We're BFFs. Also, best story = Berenice. You cannot argue with the teeth, and it's the only one he ever had to print an apology for. OH YES.
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