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Quicksand Girl

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Bog Beauties. Fen Fairies. Mire Maidens. Mud Maenads. Quag Queens. Sink Sweethearts. Syrt Sirens. Syrtis.

"Quicksand is a hydrocolloid gel consisting of fine granular matter (such as sand or silt), clay, and salt water. The origin of the name refers to "quick" in the older meaning of "alive" rather than "fast," and is thus similar to the origin of the term quicksilver for mercury."

"Nella Larsen's portrait of Helga Crane in Quicksand (1928) criticizes the ways in which white racist constructions of black women's allegedly inherent lasciviousness have cut black women off from experiencing their legitimate sexual desires. Helga fears her desires because they seem to confirm stereotypes about black peoples' "primitivism" and "savagery.""

"COBER (Central Saloon) Sheila Bommakanti is not a large person. Kind of small, really. But she brings a brimming, compelling talent to bear as the leader of Cober, a local rock band you need to know about. Bommakanti, an accomplished guitarist, songwriter, and arranger who sings out the top of her head, recombines several unlikely musical strands into an unprecedented amalgam: the loping, effects-laden dread of such circa-1981 Brit postpunks as the Comsat Angels and the Cure of "A Forest"; the single-minded power and desolate beauty of "Fade to Black"-era Metallica; and the whisper-to-wail vocal palette that made the early Kat Bjelland (of Babes in Toyland, lest we forget) so riveting."

"How many had she trapped in the mire? She had lost count. It had become a hobby, a passionate one."

LATEST: The Pine Barrens - short story by Derek Drach.

Title image - Red Top - sent in by Fred.

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  • 127
  • Gothic
  • Dec 7, 2003
  • English

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