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Howdy, Pardners.

I figure, with Trent wrapping up another leg of his endless, toothsome tour (shudder), and heading off into the Beverly Hills sunset for a month of hopefully writing what I am certain will be the most heart-wrenchingly beautiful, yet kickass record he's ever made in his entire fucking life, we may be in for some slow days on the NINternet. Despite that, I have no doubt that our passion for dear, dear Sparklepants will not die out, but will smoulder and burn like hot coals in the very heart of the fire, waiting only for the right fuel to blaze anew. Until then, I thought we might give ye olde bookclub another go.

Whaddaya say?

We had a long list of suggestions on our booklist, and I want to put one of them forward that I personally love the bejesus out of: Jolene Siana's Go Ask Ogre. An update on the now legendary,  (and legendarily fictional) Go Ask Alice, Go Ask Ogre is a collection of letters and artwork sent by a lonely and depressed teenage girl to her favorite fabulously scary rock firegod, Skinny Puppy's Nivek Ogre. Starting at the age of 17 and continuing until she was 20, Jolene wrote to Ogre compulsively, and in a truly touching and surprising way, he heard her. It's a really beautiful story about a whole bunch of excellent, true things that's unflinchingly honest, sad, funny, and unselfconsciously, authentically poetic, but the reason I think it's loveliest and most pertinent (God, yes) for us here at WTC is that it's about why being a little in love with your favorite rock star isn't really all that dumb at all sometimes. That's a topic that, as you regulars may have noticed by now, is near and dear to my heart.

What do you think, my dears? I hope you're in. The book shouldn't be tough to find -- it's available from Amazon. It's a quick, riveting read, and I think it will be a choice that we can all enjoy, loaded with relevance to our project here at the home of the NINternet's most unwanted, so let me know... Are you in?

If so, drop me an e-mail, or post a message here when you've got the book, and as soon as we have a group that's ready to rumble, we'll saddle up.

Love & Kisses,

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Well I've got it ordered. Should be here in a few days.

Posted by: Iris | Apr 10, 2006 5:07:10 AM

Yep, I'm in! I'll have to order it as well...

Posted by: maise | Apr 10, 2006 6:46:19 AM

Sounds great. My local bookstore has a copy, so I'm gonna pick it up this evening.

Posted by: Muskles | Apr 10, 2006 7:22:44 AM

i'm in on this one. crazy enough its actually in the front of the library i'm in right now as an "spraking read". i'll go grab it now.

Posted by: tori | Apr 10, 2006 8:39:24 AM


i cant spell, it's minor a problem.

Posted by: tori | Apr 10, 2006 8:40:09 AM

I think, for once, I'm in. The semester will soon be over and I'll have time to do some recreational reading. I'll see if the bookstore here on campus has it, and go look for it after class today.

Posted by: emerald527 | Apr 10, 2006 9:15:50 AM

I'm in, and might I just add that the picture up there of Ogre is fucking cool as shit. Is anyone here a Skinny Puppy fan?

Posted by: Jane | Apr 10, 2006 10:02:32 AM

Love Skinny Puppy, Jane. L.O.V.E. There was this gay guy who rode my bus to highschool who got me into them. He turned out to be a total jerk and closet case, unfortunately.

Posted by: Baal Glyttr | Apr 10, 2006 12:05:42 PM

Oh, and I'm in on the new book selection. I doubt it is at my public library... but I'll find a copy.

Posted by: Baal Glyttr | Apr 10, 2006 12:06:44 PM

There was this gay guy who rode my bus to highschool who got me into them. He turned out to be a total jerk and closet case, unfortunately.

Isn't that always the way? It's a good thing that art often outshines the people who introduce it to you. The guy who got me into The Great Gatsby more than any other book I've ever read turned out to be the world's biggest sleaze and secretly a wacko conservative and borderline racist. Although he has his good points still.

Posted by: maise | Apr 10, 2006 12:30:11 PM

You guys are all rock stars. I can't wait to dig into this one. It's so good. You won't regret it.

Posted by: Dierdre | Apr 10, 2006 1:03:04 PM

Can we talk? It's about Trent's ass...

Posted by: Dierdre | Apr 10, 2006 2:15:06 PM

Well, that's hardly the best example...

Posted by: maise | Apr 10, 2006 2:16:36 PM

What's wrong with it, Maise? I think it's alright. I don't really think anyone here would throw it out of bed for eating crackers...

...his ASS, I mean.

Posted by: Dierdre | Apr 10, 2006 2:20:36 PM


Posted by: Jane | Apr 10, 2006 2:21:51 PM

It's just the angle the picture is taken at. Is oddly creased on his left side.

Posted by: maise | Apr 10, 2006 2:29:27 PM

i think his arse is quiet nummy.

Posted by: Tori | Apr 10, 2006 9:18:07 PM

Trent looks fat in that ass pic. Like... sort of pear shaped.

Posted by: Baal Glyttr | Apr 11, 2006 1:11:42 PM

I didn't want to say it, but...

No worries, Sparklepants! There are totally pictures of me that make me look three times heavier than I actually am. Sometimes there are sadists behind the camera.

Posted by: maise | Apr 11, 2006 1:14:48 PM

Trent looks meaty, and weirdly sexy in an ordinary kind of way in that ass pic, if you ass-k me.

Posted by: Dierdre | Apr 11, 2006 1:19:15 PM

I think it's because it's the first time in years that we've seen him in normal jeans.

Posted by: maise | Apr 11, 2006 1:26:35 PM

I picked up the book today and already I'm about 100 pages in. Hope I'm not jumping the gun by doing so; I'll gladly read (or reread) according to the group's pace once we get things going.

Re: the pic--nope, I wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating crackers, either.

Posted by: emerald527 | Apr 11, 2006 9:44:08 PM

Awesome, Em. I'm reading it right now, too. Does anyone else already have it? I want to wait to schedule a discussion day until at least a few people are on board...

PLUS! I may have a big, cool surprise for all y'all. Stay tuned!

Posted by: Dierdre | Apr 11, 2006 10:02:46 PM

I just ordered it today, so hopefully it will come in soon. Unfortunately, it wasn't in stock at my local Borders. :(

I'm a fast reader, so I'm sure it won't take me too long once I get it...

Posted by: maise | Apr 11, 2006 10:20:20 PM

Re trent's ass: i finally managed to see them live in march last year and I have to say that i really didn't think much of his ass, he kind of didn't have one but i think i might be changing my mind although that pic really isn't the best example. The one on nin.com is quite nice though...
will see if i can afford that book right away but might be a while till i can get hold of it (amazon have let me down before..)

Posted by: Mel | Apr 12, 2006 2:07:18 AM

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