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SUBMUNITIONS: There's That Goddamn Sun Again [Jun. 19th, 2006|10:26 pm]
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Another day down the mines of our lives. We drink 'til we stink and smoke 'til we choke because that's how we get things done, you and me. Spending our lives making things and making things out of our lives, because anything else would be dull as hell and we're damned if we're going to sit at the other end of whatever years we get saying, well, what the fuck was that for?

Years of scars, lipstick and tears, and every day the dawn comes on we turn our eyes up in surprise, saying, "There's that goddamn sun again."


© Warren Ellis 2006

(SUBMUNITIONS: stories inside 100 words)
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[User Picture]From: x_xtina
2006-06-19 09:32 pm (UTC)

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Ah. In Scotland, we turn our eyes up in surprise, and say.. "Shit. No sun, AGAIN? IT'S SUMMER AND I AM FREEZING MY LEFT NUT OFF"

..I don't have a left nut.

But beautiful story.

I don't know how you can do so much with so little words, but I guess that's why you're the pro.
[User Picture]From: kethseltho
2006-06-19 10:17 pm (UTC)

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Scotland sounds like paradise compared to Florida.
[User Picture]From: the_arkitekt
2006-06-19 09:33 pm (UTC)

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inspiring.
[User Picture]From: amul
2006-06-19 09:34 pm (UTC)

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I've been meaning to ask you for a while:

What do you do to practice? To improve your writing skills, I mean. How do you benchmark if you're writing better than you were last year?

PS - I've been branching out. What do you think?


www.amul.biz
[User Picture]From: warren_ellis
2006-06-20 12:24 am (UTC)

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"What do you do to practice? To improve your writing skills, I mean. "

Well... these things. 100 words is a useful discipline (as is journalism).

Nice shot. Excellent composition.
[User Picture]From: victoria_lane
2006-06-19 09:34 pm (UTC)

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Amen.
[User Picture]From: warren_ellis
2006-06-19 09:38 pm (UTC)

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I know I can always rely on you to understand that particular sentiment.
[User Picture]From: miss_silmarwen
2006-06-19 09:35 pm (UTC)

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*praises*
[User Picture]From: razrangel
2006-06-19 09:37 pm (UTC)

Awww

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you're sneaking love letters past us, aren't you?
[User Picture]From: warren_ellis
2006-06-19 09:39 pm (UTC)

Re: Awww

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I love nothing.

Except coffee. But that's only because I haven't got any.

Have you got any?
[User Picture]From: octopodes
2006-06-19 09:37 pm (UTC)

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sun huuuurts
[User Picture]From: silver_notebook
2006-06-19 09:42 pm (UTC)

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Mmmm scars; let me run my finger round them.
[User Picture]From: kethseltho
2006-06-19 09:44 pm (UTC)

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"There's that goddamn sun again."

That's an amazing line. Made my day. Irony.
[User Picture]From: chaios_kity
2006-06-19 09:48 pm (UTC)

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I like it, but it seems more like free-style poetry to me. Not a complaint just an observation.
As always thank you for the freebies.
[User Picture]From: warren_ellis
2006-06-20 12:25 am (UTC)

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I like getting some music into prose sometimes, but I like structure too much to get into poetry.
[User Picture]From: loosechanj
2006-06-19 09:48 pm (UTC)

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Fucking sun.
[User Picture]From: choronzon333
2006-06-19 09:56 pm (UTC)

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Too familiar. (The feeling, not the writing). Vivid.

Quite.
[User Picture]From: skalja
2006-06-19 10:12 pm (UTC)

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Having you on my friendslist and seeing your entries is very reassuring, do you know that?

(No, I'm serious.)
[User Picture]From: warren_ellis
2006-06-20 12:26 am (UTC)

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Can I ask why?
[User Picture]From: themidnightmess
2006-06-19 10:13 pm (UTC)

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Stop writing about me.

Except the 'stop' part.
[User Picture]From: ece_drihten
2006-06-19 10:26 pm (UTC)

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Well done, Mr. Ellis.
I wish I could compose, because there's something of music in this last one. Would you mind if I sent this to a guitarist friend of mine to see what he could do with it?

This is easily one of my favorite things of yours since Lonely City.
[User Picture]From: jody_macgregor
2006-06-19 10:30 pm (UTC)

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Pure poetry, man.
[User Picture]From: t3knomanser
2006-06-19 10:32 pm (UTC)

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This is unrelated. You are apparently a musical benchmark. Someone said about my band (Bone Parade): "I bet if Warren Ellis wrote the music for the boredoms it would sound kind of like you guys."

Be proud. You are a unit of measurement.
[User Picture]From: glaucorocco
2006-06-19 11:24 pm (UTC)

Cute

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and nice and a little fluffy. Vade retro Satan!!!! That's not Warren Ellis. Reveal yourself, demon!.
[User Picture]From: pirateman
2006-06-19 11:32 pm (UTC)

steady as she goes

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Yes. Why the fuck do people choose to go home every night after work and watch television? I mean, life is dripping away every second and these people are choosing to sit there and do nothing.
[User Picture]From: kaura_nighthawk
2006-06-20 12:20 am (UTC)

Re: steady as she goes

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Because it's easy?

Never forget that the collective mob is a lazy git. >_> Lazy, and with an overblown sense of entitlement.
[User Picture]From: danohead
2006-06-19 11:40 pm (UTC)

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Thanks for putting these things out there. This one made my day.
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[User Picture]From: warren_ellis
2006-06-20 12:26 am (UTC)

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Maybe kinda.
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[User Picture]From: manekikoneko
2006-06-19 11:58 pm (UTC)

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Other people have said it before me, but that's poetry. It's really stunningly beautiful, which is kinda funny considering the subject matter.

I really like this series. I love how compressing the language forces all the excess out and leaves this pure art. At least, when it's done right, as you're demonstrating.
[User Picture]From: teevee
2006-06-20 12:16 am (UTC)

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the sun is so oppressive here.
[User Picture]From: januarychill
2006-06-20 12:22 am (UTC)

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Oh, oh, yes, exactly.
From: akthomps
2006-06-20 12:31 am (UTC)

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Oh, lovely.
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