Somehow it just doesn’t look like a romantic treehouse to me
Maybe more like something out of a sci-fi novel. Or a horror movie. Seriously. I can’t figure out if the picture creeps me out or intrigues me to no end but it definitely caught my attention and made me want to read the article about architects who are experimenting with “growing” buidings using trees grown around metals. And tree houses it definitely is. This is truly wild. Who would have thought willows of all the trees could be used to create towers like that? Then again, maybe that does make sense.
Gothic goings on in the night:
Over on Teach Me Tonight, Laura brought up this quote about Gothic covers:
Nearly every modern gothic issued before 1974 sported a predominantly green and blue drawing exhibiting a terrified woman, clad in a long, swirling robe, who was fleeing from a darkened mansion lit only by a glow in an upper window. (Radway 144)
She also added that “You can see images of a number of gothic romance covers at Morticia’s Morgue.”
Which tied in nicely with this quote that I found on a page of vintage Gothic romance covers:
Schreuders continues (I quote page 114): One popular Gothic author tells a wonderful story about the immutability of the Gothic Cover: “Once, just to see what would happen, I wrote a story set in a suburban ranch house in a densely-populated valley, with every single scene taking place in broad daylight; the heroine was a short-haired redhead who wore jeans throughout the entire book. But when the paperback came out, sure enough, there on the cover was a long-haired blonde in a flowing white dress, haring away from some frightening mansion at the top of a lonely hill in the dead of night!”
Did you see the Inter-Galactic Spy at RWA?
Yeah, I know this is way late, but just in case anyone missed them, there were a couple of posts over on The Galaxy Express blog that were absolutely hilarious and that even manage to include some pulp fiction references. At least I think they’re pulp fiction. Hard to tell really. Check out Blood at the RWA Conference and Blood at the RWA Conference Part II for some laughs.