Quote-Tastic: Steampunk Poe

“Quote-Tastic” is a meme hosted every Monday by Herding Cats & Burning Soup, where participants share a favorite quote from a current read (or any read, really) and then link up.

This week’s quote is from my current read, Steampunk Poe
“And thus, as a closer and still closer intimacy admitted me more unreservedly into the recesses of his spirit, the more bitterly did I perceive the futility of all attempt at cheering a mind from which darkness, as if an inherent positive quality, poured forth upon all objects of the moral and physical universe in one unceasing radiation of gloom.”
– The Fall of The House of Usher
I love this line, but when I finished reading it I couldn’t help but laugh a little at just how Poe it is. My husband, sitting next to me reading Divergent, gave me a quizzical look so I read it out loud to him. His response:
“That is the most goth thing I have ever heard. No wonder all the goths are into Poe.”
I just thought that considering I read the line whilst at an appointment trying to apply for Medicaid benefits, it was the most appropriate description possible.
Bureaucracy is pretty much  one unceasing radiation of gloom.
P.S: do not read if blood makes you queasy
So I had this post all scheduled and ready to go for today, and then Saturday night I was viciously attacked by a penguin coffee mug and this happened:
Poe bleeding
I thought it was kind of appropriate. 🙂

About Rain Jeys

Young Adult Fantasy Author. Book Reviewer. Lover of kitties. View all posts by Rain Jeys

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