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11 May 2010 @ 09:06 pm
Forestalling any entries about actual events to talk about FEVER DREAM  
I should have written this when I actually finished the book but I have literally been almost constantly busy and it just wasn't my highest priority. Anyway.

Oh god, these books. I've started describing them to others as being soap operas for people who also like sci-fi and horror mysteries.

And they are most assuredly soap operas. I was reading the book during our trip to Harpers Ferry. Once, when I looked up to give another breathless account of what had just happened, hortonhearsawho preempted me by asking, "So, did you find out whose baby it is?" Without missing a beat I replied, "But I already know whose baby it is!" (It is Diogenes's.) But I got hortonhearsawho to start CoC, so we can read trashy mystery soap operas starring queer albino FBI agents together! Yay!

Anyway, this is the email I wrote kleenexwoman when I finished the book. It says it all, really:

hi bb, i'm home, you should be online because i finished fever dream, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh wtf.


the pseudo-deliverance scene with hayward and her massive tits

pendergast being a mean motherfucker

wtf was judson's motivation? (he and pendergast were totally fucking) (but pendergast loooooooooves d'agosta)

wtf at the "your wife was juicy piece of ass, you two must have had fun" thing. it's like, yeah, right. sure they did. "oh, it was about her research, it was never about our relationship!" um, i'm pretty sure that if i were doing super-exciting research, i would tell my significant other and trust them to keep mum about it, so... yeah, i'm pretty sure that her secrecy said volumes about your relationship. and then this weird dude talking about how hot pendergast's wife was rly doesn't make him more straight, sorry guys.

lol when hayward punched him, that was amazing and also hot. i like bloody pendergast, idk. i imagined him being all like, you think you're the only one who loves him? at her. yes.

In summation: Pendergast and D'Agosta are still a couple. They are trying so super hard to make Pendergast a tragic and heterosexual figure and it's pretty hilarious. Also I think the book actually arrived in bookstores today, so now people should read it and talk about it with me! Yay!

PS, Pendergast needs to stay the fuck out of Africa. D: Gah, wtf, stoppppp thaaaaaat. :(
Current Mood: sillysilly
bullwinkybullwinky on May 12th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
I got the book yesterday around 4pm in the mail and finished it by 8pm. I don't even know what to say, because there was so much that made me go "Oh jesus!". I really did enjoy it and I feel it made up for WoD.

The Pendergast moment with Vinnie where he says "My wife was the only person I could trust, apart from you darling Vinne" was heartbreaking. Can't remember if there was actually a 'darling' in there, but there might as well have been.

Blowing up the bar was disturbing at first, but then I really enjoyed it. I love seeing him get really angry and I want more of that.

I agree with you completely that Pendergast is gay. Someone needs to have a conversation with the authors to get them to come to terms with it. They'll be so much happier when they admit it.
DrWorm: incitatusdrworm on May 14th, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
Hah, I'm glad it made up for WoD!

Yeah, that whole bit with the trusting Vincent was really sweet. Awwww.

When Pendergast gets angry, cool things happen. He was especially nuts and out of control in this book, though, and that was sort of weird. I liked it, but it was... weird.

It's so funny that it's like the authors are keeping their character in the closet. :/ Closeted by proxy. He's so obviously head over heels for D'Agosta, it's pretty ridiculous. If either character were female, things would be totally different...
R is for Raygunkleenexwoman on May 13th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
god the albino killings make me so sad :( I want to find a way to get involved in making that not happen. Or write fanfic to make myself feel better, I don't know.

have you seen thisssss

I've started describing them to others as being soap operas for people who also like sci-fi and horror mysteries.
IT'S SO TRUE. I don't even think the weird plots and shit would be quite as interesting without the insane melodrama by this point.
DrWorm: incitatusdrworm on May 14th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
Yes, I wish there was a "save the albinos!" fund or something. :(

Of course, I hadn't seen it. But now that I have, all my questions are:

(In response to deering saying, "Pendergast often acting like D'Agosta's life is his own...") Will you ever just give up and let D'Agosta become Pendergast's?

Pendergast is totally bi, right?

Why didn't you make Helen awesome and African? (Not cheating by making her Afrikaner either.)

Is Judson coming back or did Pendergast hunt him down like the most dangerous game?

I like your icon. Also, you have posted a hello of a lot on that board, goddamn, how do you stand it?
R is for Raygun: Cops kissin'kleenexwoman on May 14th, 2010 03:37 am (UTC)
The Tanzania Albino Center. We can make a difference!

D'Agosta doesn't mind Pendergast snatching him up, that's the difference. Going on adventures with him is not an obligation, it's fun. And he never coerces D'Agosta, he's like, "Oh yeah, I'm on this case too!" or "PLEASE COME WITH ME, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BUT IT WOULD BE GOOD IF YOU DID."

I argue a lot with people over things that matter and things that totally, totally don't. :/
Quietly Consumedpianolessdevil on May 14th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
I argue a lot with people over things that matter and things that totally, totally don't.

There's nothing wrong with staying up until the ass-crack-of-dawn because people are WRONG ON THE INTERNET. XD
R is for Raygunkleenexwoman on May 14th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
I keep telling myself that someday I'll completely grow out of it. I am lying to myself.
Quietly Consumedpianolessdevil on May 14th, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
Pendergast: Captain Boobs-I mean Hayward.
Laura: *glares*

D'Agosta: I'm getting really tired of the runaround, Aloysius.
Pendergast: Patience is a virtue, my dear Vincent.
D'Agosta: Alright. But please hurry. We ran out of lotion and I'm starting to chafe.

Judson: Aloysius.
Pendergast: Judson.
Judson: *eyes D'Agosta* I knew you liked them beefy, but Italian?
Pendergast: Correction - spicy Italian.

Can you tell I had fun with this book? LOL

There needed to be more shotgun shenanigans with Pendergast and Captain Boobs. I wanted him to go completely nuts and charge back into town just shooting after anything he thought would explode!

Laura: Stop it! That's your car!
Pendergast: Shut up, Titty-Mamma! I can afford a new one. Imma blow that shit sky high!
R is for Raygun: Hell yeah titskleenexwoman on May 14th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
*facepalm* You know, I love the breadth and variety of their female characters, but it's like some men have this idea way in the back of their mind that boobs or lack thereof are a character trait. *uses entirely appropriate icon*

Judson: *eyes D'Agosta* I knew you liked them beefy, but Italian?
Pendergast: Correction - spicy Italian.

oooh is there gonna be a catfight here. sausage fight?
bullwinkybullwinky on May 14th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
I don't think it even has to do with believing it's a character trait, they just... like them. It's actually really amusing to me, because I think of P&C as very intellectual, but whenever they talk about boobs I see two grown men giggling like nerdy teenagers looking at a Playboy.
bullwinkybullwinky on May 14th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
Haha, I'm totally going to start calling her "Titty-Mamma" in my head as I read! :D