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December 6th, 2007


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11:56 am - Finding my way through the Dreamland
Some days, I feel trapped in the past. And then I realize that I am the one who has trapped me there.

I read part of Lovecraft's The Silver Key yesterday, and began to think about what the key would look like. Lovecraft describes it as "a huge key of tarnished silver covered with cryptical arabesques." Then I thought about asking smithing_chick to make one up for me, so I could find some of my dreams.

I then began to think about how much of a hero Randloph Carter is to me, and how so many of my heroes are not great people, but how they do such great things: Norman, Link, Simon, Samus, Jimmy, Indy, and all the others. The people who are my heroes in reality are the same sort of person, really.

"Three times Randolph Carter dreamed of the marvelous city, and three times was he snatched away while still he paused on the high terrace above it."

Randolph Carter's story is one of a man seeking his dreams. He is willing to give everything to reach them, and reach them he does, through perseverance, a willingness to try again when he meets failure, and a strong sense of self-worth and self-knowledge.

"Randolph Carter had indeed descended at last the wide marmoreal flights to his marvellous city. . ."

I pray my story has such a happy ending, that my own Dream Quest might end in such a way.
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From:viedansante
Date:December 6th, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
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Randolph Carter's story is one of a man seeking his dreams. He is willing to give everything to reach them, and reach them he does, through perseverance, a willingness to try again when he meets failure, and a strong sense of self-worth and self-knowledge.

That's how I've made it this far, honestly. And that's how I'll make it farther :-) I can actually see the end of this road (really, the beginning of the next--) and while it's months in the future, I can see it now (not seeing the road is a damn problem when you're trying to navigate).

I have every faith in you, you know... Of course, that means a lot less coming from me than it would coming from you. But, honestly, if you can find and hold onto clarity of purpose (remember, it helps to be able to see the road ahead!!), I really see you having no trouble reaching your goals.
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 7th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
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I love the happy ending of Kadath, and I am often reminded of the statement in Dune, "The Sleeper must awaken."

Each road leads us from one road to the next, and at each junction, we find a new road to take. And yeah, the road is never the problem: sometimes, your conveyance method just isn't the right one for the road.

And the virtue of vision is of vital importance.
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From:viedansante
Date:December 10th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
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Well put on all counts.
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 7th, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC)
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The key to the dreamlands must be a treasure, indeed!
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From:singingwren
Date:December 6th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
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Marmoreal sounds suspiciously like 'marmot.'

I wouldn't do it.
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 7th, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC)
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*grins* You may yet, or (more likely) already have. . . Given what Carter's dreamland city really is. . . the last quote in the entry continues on, and the city of Kadath is given in true form in the next paragraph.

It's a beautiful story, and one with a happy ending. Lovecraft with a happy ending? Who could resist?
From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 7th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
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I may have already what?

<-- confused and suspicious, as she always is with L*cr@ft
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From:singingwren
Date:December 7th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
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oops that was moi
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 7th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
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Descended into said marvellous city, of course. If you saw the sites, you may also have descended marmoreal steps into the city. I know you've descended some in the past. . . we all have, of course.
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From:singingwren
Date:December 7th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
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I make a point of avoiding Lovecraftian cities, truly. A marvelous one doesn't sound too bad.... but marmoreal steps.... I'd rather use a fire pole.
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From:smithing_chick
Date:December 7th, 2007 02:09 am (UTC)
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That would such an amazingly cool project!!! Now I have to go reread the story again & get ideas... :-D
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 7th, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
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The box it's kept in would be another cool project :) I really like Lovecraft's Dream Cycle stories, far more than I like his general Yog-Sothothery.

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