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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2010, 07:53:20 pm »

Bump TWO competetions below. We have one entrant so far for former on this board above and none yet for latter. All necessary info is on the internet.


Nemonymous One & Two (increasingly rare) as a prize to the first person (other than Degsy and Natt who have won these already) who places on this board below all the literary quotes that have appeared in Nemonymous Editions.
It is possible to do this without owning any of them.


I've had a good scour, and found these, but if there are others past NEMO 5, it may take a better man than I to find 'em!  :)

Jay

NEMO ONE
“The oblivion which is my only refuge from the unnamed and the unnameable.” – HP Lovecraft, ‘The Hound’.

“Names should be charms – I used to hope that, by saying some of them often enough, I might evoke reality.” – Patrick White, ‘Voss’.

“Writing will cease to be eventually. The future should found bureaus, where everyone at a certain age submits, anonymously, a truthful biography, it could become material for a real science of man, if such a thing should prove necessary.” – August Strindberg (specially chosen & translated for Nemo by Henrik Johnsson (where are you now, Henrik?)).

“He always has an alibi, and one or two to spare / At whatever time the deed took place – Macavity wasn’t there!” – TS Eliot.

“Whoever I am, I don’t know, I’ll never know, in the silence you don’t know…” – Samuel Beckett.

“In an instant I seemed to rise from the ground. But I had no bodily, no visible, audible or palpable presence.” – Edgar Allan Poe (Tale Of The Ragged Mountains).

“Nothing, like something, happens anywhere.” – Philip Larkin.

“'It’s giving girls names like that,' said Buggins, ‘that 9 times out of 10 makes ‘em go wrong. It unsettles ‘em. If ever I was to have a girl, if I ever was to have a dozen girls, I’d call ‘em all Jane.” – HG Wells (Kipps)

“I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.” – Virginia Woolf (A Room Of One’s Own).

“Nobody ever tells me anything.” – John Galsworthy (The Forsyte Saga).

“Anyone who isn’t confused here doesn’t really understand what’s going on.” – Anonymous.


NEMO TWO
“…then on the shore Of the wide world I stand alone, and think Till love and fame to nothingness do sink.” John Keats.

“I’ll be your mirror.” – Lou Reed.

“We burn daylight.” – William Shakespeare.

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.” – HP Lovecraft.

“One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it.” – Elizabeth Bowen.

“…clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character…” – Louisa M Alcott.

“So, to that question: ‘Who has ever fathomed the depths of the abyss?’ two men, among all men, have the right to reply: Captain Nemo and I.” – Jules Verne.


NEMO FOUR
"The nemo is an evolutionary force, as necessary as the ego. The ego is certainty, what I am; the nemo is potentiality, what I am not. But instead of utilizing the nemo as we would utilize any other force, we allow ourselves to be terrified by it, as primitive man was terrified by lightning. We run screaming from this mysterious shape in the middle of our town, even though the real terror is not in itself, but in our terror at it." -- John Fowles 1964 (from 'The Necessity of Nemo' in 'The Aristos')

"Glass Onion." – The Beatles.


NEMO FIVE
“'Secret Way!' said Anne, her eyes shining. ‘Oh, I hope it’s that! Secret Way! How exciting. What sort of secret way would it be, Julian?’ ‘How do I know, Anne, silly?’ said Julian. ‘I don’t even know that the words are meant to mean “Secret Way.” It’s really a guess on my part.’” -- Enid Blyton (Five Go Adventuring Again).

“There was a pleasant anonymity sitting down at a corner table alone in the little restaurant, ordering vitello alla Marsala and half a bottle of Merlot. He took his time, enjoying his food but eating in a kind of haze, a sense of unreality still with him, while the conversation of his nearest neighbours had the same soothing effect as background music.” -- Daphne du Maurier (Don’t Look Now), a quote chosen for Nemo by Margaret B Simon.

“Memo Nemo Omen” – the author of 4’33”
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Well done, Jay. Nemo 1 and 2 on their way to you. :)

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #61 on: March 07, 2010, 07:59:39 pm »
Well done, Jay. Nemo 1 and 2 on their way to you. :)

Yay! Slowly but surely, I'm gathering the set...  ;D

Gawd bless ya, guv!

Jay
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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #62 on: March 11, 2010, 01:54:36 pm »
CERN ZOO authors revealed en masse for the first time. :)
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/cern_zoo_authors_denemonised.htm

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #63 on: March 14, 2010, 08:26:46 am »
Bump ... one entrant so far. Last bump.  There may be more than one prize. On the other hand there may not be more than one prize, but you know my reputation.... ;D





In recent weeks I have asked for 'Weirdmonger' by DFL (Prime 2003) to be placed in what I consider to be its natural status of 'out of print' after seven years. 

I retain only 4 new copies of the paperback and 2 of the hardback.

I am offering a copy of the ‘Weirdmonger’ paperback (a beautiful book to look at and handle, personally signed if required) for the winner of another Nemonymous competition.
Please write on this board 70-100 words critiquing the Nemonymous phenomenon as a whole – e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemonymous

Once there are five separate entrants here, I will judge the most thought-provoking and/or best written critique  of the five - and he or she will win the book.  The critique does not necessarily need to be complimentary.   My decision is final.



You do not need to have read or owned Nemonymouses, but you can be general.
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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #64 on: March 24, 2010, 08:22:09 am »
From Nemonymous Nine (CERN ZOO), Steve Duffy's story 'The Lion's Den' has been published in Ellen Datlow's 'Best Horror Of The Year' book for 2009, and I have now been told that Lee Hughes' "Turn The Crank" has an Honourable Mention, and 'Cern Zoo' as a whole receives favourable mention in the Summation section in the front of the book. In the said Summation, Dominy Clements, Tim Nickels, Lee Hughes and Steve Duffy receive a mention. Pretty good when you see that most of the stories are not Horror ones, but also SF and Fantasy and Literary..

It is also on the BFA longlist.
des :)
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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #65 on: April 05, 2010, 12:25:04 pm »
My first is in Nebulous but not in Opaque
My second is in Landscape but not in Portrait
My third is in Anonymous but not in Nobody
My fourth is in Random but not in Careless
My fifth is in Iconoclasm but not in Religious
My sixth is in Fantasy but not in Fact
My seventh is in Familiar but not in Traditional
My eighth is in Nostalgia but not in Past
My ninth is in Playful but not in Childish
My tenth is in Megazanthus but not in Novel

Jay
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Bump ... one entrant so far. Last bump.  There may be more than one prize. On the other hand there may not be more than one prize, but you know my reputation.... ;D





In recent weeks I have asked for 'Weirdmonger' by DFL (Prime 2003) to be placed in what I consider to be its natural status of 'out of print' after seven years. 

I retain only 4 new copies of the paperback and 2 of the hardback.

I am offering a copy of the ‘Weirdmonger’ paperback (a beautiful book to look at and handle, personally signed if required) for the winner of another Nemonymous competition.
Please write on this board 70-100 words critiquing the Nemonymous phenomenon as a whole – e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemonymous

Once there are five separate entrants here, I will judge the most thought-provoking and/or best written critique  of the five - and he or she will win the book.  The critique does not necessarily need to be complimentary.   My decision is final.



You do not need to have read or owned Nemonymouses, but you can be general.

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #66 on: April 11, 2010, 10:57:27 pm »
Nemonymous

Stripped of identity and bound by words, anonymity seduced by foreknowledge of dishabiliment yet momentarily subject to voyeuristic examination by a peeping tom who knows his or her own identity (as one knows reflections in mirrors) by a voracious consumption of the pseudonymic. Only failing  to excite when the light is out. At the most Nemonymic when unread.

This, the amorality of the nemoral, where one cannot see the trees for the wood.

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #67 on: April 23, 2010, 05:44:53 pm »
It seems only right to post a critique of the Nemonymous phenomenon anonymously so Fred will do for now.
And thanks Jay for the inspiration.

Anonymity is a place to hide
whereas nemonimity hides in plain sight,
with stories published for all to find
and authorial claims sublimated
to the community of the nemonimii.
Fantastic, literary, weird, strange, megazanthic;
all descriptors of the contents, the concept and the conceiver
and, quite possibly, of the readers;
for who else would pay for such collections?
Anthologies of hunky, chunky, junky bizarrities
mixed with raisons of reason in
a literally literary fruitcake, extending the metaphor
in more dimensions than most minds can endure
and the final slice still to come.
Only the illuminati need apply.

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #68 on: April 23, 2010, 10:14:31 pm »
If I guess who you are, Fred, do I get a prize for that? I think I recognise that poetic style of yours.... ;)

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #69 on: April 23, 2010, 10:18:05 pm »
I'll need some proof that Fred isn't one of the other contenders. I make it so far there have been four contenders, but if Fred is doubling up - that makes only three. :)

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #70 on: April 23, 2010, 10:41:17 pm »
Yup. I think we're both on to him now :o. Unmask that scoundrel !

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #71 on: April 23, 2010, 10:43:25 pm »
Yup. I think we're both on to him now :o. Unmask that scoundrel !

Not I, said the fly...

Jay
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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #72 on: April 24, 2010, 02:39:36 pm »
This is Fred's only entry. It's nice to have a recognisable style, no one has accused me of that before.

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #73 on: May 05, 2010, 03:01:17 pm »
Here is the Table of Contents for the NULL IMMORTALIS anthology book as it grows in real-time!
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/null_immortalis.htm

This will be the final Nemonymous.

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Re: Nemonymous (Megazanthus Press)
« Reply #74 on: May 06, 2010, 09:42:33 am »
Here is the Table of Contents for the NULL IMMORTALIS anthology book as it grows in real-time!
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/null_immortalis.htm

This will be the final Nemonymous.

Shaping up to be a good anthology, Des.
Mike Chinn