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Friday, June 26th, 2009
8:18 am
the house in house of leaves gives you what you want, right?
it's that alien thing that has been hanging out since before we even got here
it's been waiting and
it just gives you what you want
not a car or money or big tits or a corner office
it gives you what you really want
the want that lives in your deepest you
it gives the guy in the wheelchair a chance to be a tragic hero
it gives the guy who wants a monster a monster (even if it does make him crazy)
it gives the kids a really cool way to play hide and seek
it gives karen nothing
it gives navy (after all) a reason to live
it became a house because we understand a house

just maybe
the smoke "monster" in lost is the same thing
maybe it killed the pilot because he thought he crashed the plane
maybe it killed mr. eco because he fucked up
maybe it didn't kill ben because he's fucked in the head


just maybe

i'm just saying maybe here...
Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
11:00 am
Could the smoke "monster" in "Lost" be the same "thing" as the "house" in "House Of Leaves"?
Sunday, April 24th, 2005
4:38 pm
The vinyl_powered community is looking for new members. Vinyl_powered is a community for serious listeners with a broad range of musical interests. The focus is on discussion, though an application is required to join.
Monday, July 26th, 2004
4:01 pm
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004
4:15 am
Is anyone still active in here? I read the book a few months ago and I'm crazy about it. The story was well written, though I have so many questions that I would like Zampano or someone to answer.
I just joined this community so I wanted to post cause I can. Cheers!
Saturday, December 14th, 2002
10:48 pm
neverending story

i just watched it tonight ... the old man in the bookstore tells the boy: "this book is not for you."

pretty cool huh?

also the stuff in the movie reminded me of navidson using the matches and burnt holes appearing in the manuscript.

Current Mood: relaxed

Saturday, October 19th, 2002
2:16 am
this was found here...

Friday, October 18th, 2002
5:17 am
up to page 408.

geezuz! what am i gonna do after i finish the damn thing?


(personalty, i think that navy went back because he's a guy. we do stupid shit like that all the time. it's one of those darwin/freud/pavlov/caveman/wet wired/race memory/instilled in our dna things. 'course, he's prob'ly all but insane over the whole thing as well. just a thought...)
Wednesday, October 16th, 2002
11:47 pm
coolness! a community!
i'm up to page 347, you know "infidelity"? the book's got me crazed and i can't stop listening to poe's cd!

why's there a check mark at the bottom of page 97?

ah, well...back to reading...

Current Mood: reading
Wednesday, October 9th, 2002
8:41 pm
just joined ... yadda yadda.

before i go into anything substantial, i just want to know ... is there anyone still reading/participating in this community? it seems like there hasn't been many posts since the community started. i ask because if this community isn't very active, i'd like to start one. i want to talk to (non english major) people about the book :)

Current Mood: curious

Thursday, August 8th, 2002
10:27 pm
So, if this isn't for me...who is it for?
Saturday, August 3rd, 2002
6:12 pm
i've got a question. this community, on it's info page, as an interest, one of them was "Ascent". ok, is that the wilderness program in northern idaho?
ive been wondering that for a while.

Current Mood: indifferent
Sunday, December 30th, 2001
4:48 pm
I finished reading it two days ago. Did anyone else find the ending a tad anti-climactic? This feeling could be attributed to the fact that I but the book down for several days after reading non-stop for about a week, thus (not intentionally) allowing the psychological buildup to come to a halt.

Any ideas?
Saturday, November 17th, 2001
5:02 pm

a house whose dimensions are larger within than without.

this is in regards to an earlier post questioning whether the book could or should be made into a film.

well, danielewski says that his view of placing text on the page was, as well as being influenced by such masters as e. e. cummings, largely cinematic in itself. he wasn't just trying to be all obtuse and clever in regards to the placement of the word; he was intrigued by the ways a reader navigates a book. he speaks about the elation of reading eighty pages in an hour, because everything is moving so quickly, and frustration because it takes an hour to read ten immensely cluttered pages.

he says that his book was not one of the many which are written with film rights in mind, believing that this limits the incredible potential of the written word. It's a whole 'nother medium. "if you're thinking the hollywood deal while you write, you're already selling out all the possibilities you have right there on the page." He loves films but house of leaves is just not that type of experience, he says.

Thursday, September 6th, 2001
12:31 am
whalestoe letters
is it rare to find a signed copy of the whalestoe letters at the bookstore....?

Current Mood: curious
Saturday, July 28th, 2001
1:33 pm
Hey, I'm new here. It's very strange - I just finished reading House of Leaves today and then found you right after when I looked up "dreams" as an interest. Very strange. Fabulous book, though. Bizarre, but fabulous.

Current Mood: mellow
Wednesday, June 27th, 2001
1:51 am
poe on conan
so, i guess MZD reads aloud lines from the house of leaves in the new poe song. she was on conan tonight and i watched, and i'm assuming that was him on there. it's the part when johnny is with kyrie in the car.. i thought it was really weird seeing what the man who wrote this book actually LOOKS like..
Saturday, June 16th, 2001
9:14 am
Why am I here?
Dear all,

As a new member I have a question. Do people join this community because they see the name "This is not for you" as a challenge?

Are they reminded of Groucho Marx's saying which went something like "I don't want to be a member of any club which would have someone like me"?

Or do they want to talk about the book, Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves?

I haven't read the book - yet. But I think "This is not for you" is a great opening line.
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