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.
Scotland sounds like paradise compared to Florida.
2006-06-19 09:34 pm (UTC)
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?
"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.
I know I can always rely on you to understand that particular sentiment.
you're sneaking love letters past us, aren't you?
I love nothing.
Except coffee. But that's only because I haven't got any.
Have you got any?
Mmmm scars; let me run my finger round them.
"There's that goddamn sun again."
That's an amazing line. Made my day. Irony.
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.
I like getting some music into prose sometimes, but I like structure too much to get into poetry.
Too familiar. (The feeling, not the writing). Vivid.
Having you on my friendslist and seeing your entries is very reassuring, do you know that?
(No, I'm serious.)
Stop writing about me.
Except the 'stop' part.
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.
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.
and nice and a little fluffy. Vade retro Satan!!!! That's not Warren Ellis. Reveal yourself, demon!.
2006-06-19 11:32 pm (UTC)
steady as she goes
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.
Because it's easy?
Never forget that the collective mob is a lazy git. >_> Lazy, and with an overblown sense of entitlement.
Thanks for putting these things out there. This one made my day.
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.
the sun is so oppressive here.