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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #45 on: May 09, 2010, 11:48:33 am »
Yes, loved that entry!  Though I didn't spot ref. to Gary...
By the way, speaking of cherries, or at least their blossom, did you ever get to the Valley of Jerte in Extremadura?  I've decided, despite earlier doubts, I have to live another 11 months to see and sniff the Valley, which I only found out about recently.

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #46 on: May 09, 2010, 12:44:48 pm »
Alas no, Steve, I never went to the Valle de Jerte. In fact I've never even heard of it until now! I barely know Extremadura at all. I am, however, a very big fan of cherries, both the blossom and the fruit.

Gary McMahon is the "serious individual" in my blog post. He tried to impress a thin blonde girl by disparaging a clever fellow in front of her; somewhat disappointing (and childish) behaviour but predictable enough from a writer who never seems to care about the deeper questions of analytic philosophy, logic and symmetry but only about wallowing self-indulgently in "truth", "pain", "issues" and "psychological realism".  :-)

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2010, 10:56:57 am »
My latest blog entry returns to the theme of monsters. What a surprise! I bet you never saw that coming?
It's the latest in a sequence of pieces about Monsters of the Victorian Age.
Here's a picture of the first monster:

And the second one can be found here:
http://rhysaurus.blogspot.com/

Everything about these monsters is true. Nothing is made up!

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #48 on: May 26, 2010, 11:50:35 am »
My latest blog entry features a communal dinosaur poem and its OuLiPo variation. Includes lines of verse from sundry savants!
Click here to read it: http://rhysaurus.blogspot.com/



Talking about OuLiPo, here's a rather nice online N+7 generator that saves you the trouble of leafing through a dictionary by hand to create the transformation. It's a sort of automatic alchemy!
http://www.spoonbill.org/n+7/

For instance I typed in the famous opening paragraph of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House and this is what I got:

"No live oriental can continue for long to exist sanely under conductors of academic rear; even lassies and katydids are supposed, by some, to dressmaker. Hindrance Household, not sane, stood by itself against its hindrances, holding dashboard within; it had stood so for eighty yes-men and might stand for eighty more. Within, wallpapers continued upright, bridgeheads met neatly, flotations were fishmonger, and doorways were sensibly sickbed; silt lay steadily against the woodwind and stopgap of Hindrance Household, and whatever walked there, walked alone."

Almost as meaningful as the original!

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #49 on: May 30, 2010, 01:18:33 pm »
Here's a Strange Equation...

A hand under a bird




...is worth two in the bush...




More Strange Equations to follow in due course!

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #50 on: June 09, 2010, 09:51:00 am »
A bloke by the name of Steve Lockley is having a book sale. He is putting a selection of books on eBay. Several of my own volumes are included, for instance Stories from a lost Anthology, Journeys Beyond Advice and Worming the Harpy. There are also works by William Sansom, Peter Cannon, William Charlton, M.P. Shiel, etc, etc. If you're interested, then take a look here...
http://shop.ebay.co.uk/swansea-steve/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p4340

If you're interested in Worming the Harpy, I ought to mention that a paperback "definitive" version is almost certainly due out at the end of this year, which will be cheaper, obviously. I won't say anything more about this yet, as a previous attempt at re-publication came to nothing, so it's better to keep quiet until the book actually appears. You might want the original hardback anyway, I guess...

Here's a brief blog entry about Reading Patterns:
http://mantoucan.blogspot.com/

Here's another Victorian Monster installment:
http://rhysaurus.blogspot.com/

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #51 on: June 10, 2010, 12:44:10 pm »
My latest blog entry is about how gullible I am... Features photos of me looking gullible and (as a counterbalance) monumental...
http://rhysaurus.blogspot.com


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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #52 on: June 11, 2010, 10:40:54 am »
Spot the difference






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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2010, 11:04:59 am »
Have you never noticed how dinosaurs are such terrible poseurs? Whenever you see a picture of one of them they're always stood there in some perfect position ready for the camera.

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #54 on: June 15, 2010, 10:01:27 am »
That's an extremely good point, David! I hadn't thought of it that way until you mentioned it...

At the moment I'm currently wondering this: is there a mythical creature with mongooses for hair that preys on gorgons?

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #55 on: June 15, 2010, 11:01:08 am »
At the moment I'm currently wondering this: is there a mythical creature with mongooses for hair that preys on gorgons?

Oh - I hope there is! :D
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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #56 on: June 16, 2010, 11:20:29 am »
Rhys. Great to have you on board!  :)

I was moved and totally agree with everything you said on facebook ........

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #57 on: June 20, 2010, 01:31:56 pm »
Forgot to say that I updated my blog two days ago. My latest blog entry is about Calvino, camping and tree climbing... Contains nostalgia but no nuts (none that I'm aware of)...
http://rhysaurus.blogspot.com/

Why are flames always so photogenic?

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #58 on: June 28, 2010, 01:23:04 pm »
New blog entry here:
http://rhysaurus.blogspot.com

Includes two photos of the recent Gray Friar Press anthology Where the Heart is and one photo of the great writer B.S. Johnson.

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Re: Rhys Hughes
« Reply #59 on: June 29, 2010, 12:47:56 pm »
New blog entry on one of my other blogs, about camping and ghosts...
http://mantoucan.blogspot.com/

Includes this photo of firelight through a bottle of wine...