Friday, June 25, 2010

Something Completely Different

Well, if the vacation is going as it should, I'm on a beach right now - or at least doing something fun out doors. Anyway, since the solstice was just a few days ago, I give you Avebury - because Stonehenge is overdone (but still really, really cool).

6 comments:

Jamie Gibbs said...

Avebury is pretty awesome. The last time I went it was full of druidic types dancing around and praying, it was insane :) I remember watching around the stones and gaping towards all of them, you don't quite expect to be that much in awe of them when you get there. Also, I wouldn't want to be near Stonehenge these days, not if the new Doctor Who is anything to go by ....

Michele Emrath said...

Beautiful. And that dancing Jamie mentioned would be interesting to see...

Michele
Southern City Mysteries

Neth said...

Abebury is great - there's even a pub in the middle of the henge, how cool is that.

Were the dancers naked?

Anonymous said...

thats pretty darn cool [nice question, neth].

which reminds me, I read your post on the YA stigma and to be honest, one of the things that bothers me about YA fantasy in general is that they seem to fallow the HP formula [magic, school for gifted, etc] and it fustrates me that no one is really going out of their way to write REALLY gritty and hard fantasy [im talking joe abercrombie\scott lynch\steven erikson levels of gritty]. some might not think the audience is ready for that, but why not take the chance since damn near every YA fantasy always needs MAGIC to spice up their stories [plus it seems that when every critic reviews a YA, the gotta fall back on good ol harry for reference, as if it was the only fantasy series ever made or read!!!!!]

sorry for that rant but I had to get that out there. any feedback will be much appreciated.

Neth said...

@anon - thanks. I'll respond to the YA issues over at that post.

Iain said...

There pub is fantastic! My wife and I were having lunch there one afternoon and ended up sharing it with some local pagans. They seemed to be quite annoyed with the local parish council who were denying them the right to dance at the site to celebrate Samhain. It was the week after Halloween.

After lunch we went to West Kennet long barrow which is only a couple of miles away and watched the sun go down over a mist shrouded landscape with Silbury hill rising up out of the murk. Spine tingling.

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