Jenny B. (ophelia-b) Fri 12 Oct 01 19:06
Pamela - at least when they went to put you under, you _went_ under. :-) But yeah, everybody with owwies, heal well, Halloween is coming! Candy! Jen, not looking forward to being a bridesmaid tomorrow. "there are roses on my _butt_!"
Neil Gaiman (neilgaiman) Fri 12 Oct 01 20:53
Argh. 104 posts to read. Argh. I will read them. In the meantime, if there's anything anyone wants from me here urgently, please repeat it...
the nearest to a perfectly Zen post I've ever seen (goldennokomis) Fri 12 Oct 01 21:02
Well, Neil, definitely not an unfixed boar... ViciousKitty wanted me to post this for her, from her blog, re: Arbitrary Placement of Walls. "Well, the other night I was actually out (with friends! Yay!) walking in the local Shakespeare park. For some reason, perhaps to make it look authentically English, there was a wall in the middle of a field. Just a lone wall, like the remnants of a plantation house or something, but I know for a fact it's not more than a year old. So we start joking about the gratuitous wall, what's it there for, yadda yadda. Then I blurt out "Arbitrary placement of walls!" and burst out laughing. Then I have to explain to my friends, that no, it's just the title of a book I've heard a lot about, it's only funny in my own mind, kind of thing. Anyway, I thought it was funny."
Martha Soukup (soukup) Fri 12 Oct 01 21:06
Not me. I won't fill this thing up with posts. Nope.
the nearest to a perfectly Zen post I've ever seen (goldennokomis) Fri 12 Oct 01 21:09
Neil said "Argh. 104 posts to read. Argh." No, honey, Aargh is over at Hyphenation 12, Topic 119, but you can come play if you like. Or are you now The Dread Pirate Gaiman?
psued-floozy (velvetraisin) Fri 12 Oct 01 23:19
Oooh! The Dread Pirate Gaiman! I like! I stupidly went to work today in my current state, and made things much worse. Calling off tomorrow. Jen--Did I miss something? There are roses on your butt? I am to be a bridesmaid someday...is there something I should know? hehehe Pamela--The time lapse thing freaked me out too. Like "What do you mean its over? I just closed my eyes, you fooollll!" Hmmm...maybe I shouldn't post again until all better... Angelina.
"Et toi" is French, and so you're a crack muffin. (madman) Fri 12 Oct 01 23:25
Great, Dread Pirate Gaiman. "Good night, barking mad folks. Sleep well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning."
that's two votes for gratuitous (lioness) Sat 13 Oct 01 01:05
I *love* that. Too bad it's too long to be the title of the next topic- incarnation. (And your pseud still cracks me up, madman.) Angelina - well, if one was infected, then I'll send even more heal-well- wishes, and also offer a reminder that besides taking the antibiotics all the way to the end of the prescription, it's important to drink enough water and to take whatever vitamins are appropriate (as long as they don 't conflict with any other med, of course), particularly if it hurts to eat and you're not getting that good ol' healthy robust infection-stompin' properly balanced nutrition. (Feel free to thwap me if I'm overstepping bounds with this unsolicited advice, but having been one of the Or Else group, I feel moved to offer it, just in case.) Signed, Had To Go Back Later To Have Small Fragments Of Jawbone Removed. (It's an experience I strongly advise missing, if you have the option. *Lots* of nice water and good nutrition, *and* rest and appropriate exercise. Et cetera, blah blah blah thank you lioness please shut up now. <grin>) P.S. on a newsgroup I frequent, there is currently an exchange of commentary including the following (rough approximation): T: Hey, M! Bug onna stick! Wiv sauce! M: What kinda sauce? T: Chicken and telephone. M: What flavor telephone? J: Green mouse. I about peed my pants laughing, but that's very possibly ascribed to being underslept and overstressed. (So of course I'm still on-line, says Doktor Professor Do As I Say Und Not As I Do, sheepishly.)
Kelly (kellyhills) Sat 13 Oct 01 01:42
>>Kelly: How in the world do you have time for all that, between working your buns off, reknitting ribs, and dazzling crowds with mermaid glitter? How are your ribs, BTW?<< Heh... uhm, I don't know, actually (how I have time for it). I guess it's something I'm interested in, so it doesn't seem to take time... I can browse and read when interested, and delete when not. All the mails are topic'd pretty well, and I generally skip the diseases I'm not interested in (say, dengue). The ribs are getting better. Still knock my breathe away every one in a while, and were very sore the other night. I think it was a few-days side effect from trying to fit into a corset again. (I'm impatient... heh) I think it also helps that we've been sleeping in the large pile of pillows while Mars remakes the bedframe - we have a metal futon, and the frame has been (literally) coming apart at the seams. Buying a new one was costly, so he decided to rebuild the frame out of wood... til that's done, we sleep on these: http://www.redplanetsw.com/personal/marssaxman/20_September_Home_Tour/08-readi ng__relaxing_nook.jpg (well, right now I sleep on these - he's off running around in Costa Rica on a company trip. Hmph.) I've not glittered anyone recently, but I did have sparkly silver and shiny red plastic braided into my hair tonight, and several temporary tattoos done... wheee! (Girls Night Out is fun!) Anyhow. Yep. Girls Night... we talked about Neil a lot. It was fun. :-) (You're a popular guy, Neil... but I suppose you probably know that.) -Kelly
Dan Guy (danfowlkes) Sat 13 Oct 01 04:53
madman -- But is he the original Dread Pirate Gaiman, or just another in a long line who took the name upon the predecessor's retirement? With all that hair and behind those dark glasses, could be anyone really. ^_^ Xander, Lori, and I are on our way into D.C. to do the rounds through some museums, we're not completely sure which yet. It's a free metro weekend, so you lucked out, Neil. Neil -- Speaking of which, a short plug: Next time you're in town if you bring Maddy you might consider taking her to the Smithsonian's Freer/Sackler museum -- they have a great program called "Imaginasia" nearly every Saturday and Sunday afternoon for kids 6 to 14. The kids and a parent take themselves on a mini-tour to specific exhibits and then return to the Imaginasia room to do a related activity. Next weekend, for example, they'll be making letter blocks and printing up handscrolls. The Washington Post called it "one of the most imaginative and valuable learning programs on the Mall". Lori used to work for the program and I spent many fun Saturdays while we were dating volunteering there, helping kids with calligraphy and making japanese pots with clay and having kids explain to me the difference between anthropomorphic and zoomorphic. ^_^ <http://www.asia.si.edu/edu/imaginasia.htm> <http://eg.washingtonpost.com/profile/1055214/?&tmpl=1>
the nearest to a perfectly Zen post I've ever seen (goldennokomis) Sat 13 Oct 01 05:57
Angelina~ When I was fifteen, I said my jaw hurt. It took me unconciously beating my head against a wall to STOP! THE! PAIN! to get my mom to take me to an oral surgeon, who took out all four wisdom teeth, which were growing in sideways, pushing directly against the rest of my teeth... unfortunately cracking a molar next to one of them so badly that it split down the middle, which I didn't know until a year later when half fell out. I had to have the other half extracted. As for infection, that happened, so don't. Just don't. Trust me. I'm so tempted to change my pseud to "I'll most likely kill you in the morning." I think I'd die laughing if Neil ever pops up as "The Dread Pirate Gaiman"...
Jenny B. (ophelia-b) Sat 13 Oct 01 08:04
Angelina - you should know that the dress you wear serves only to make the bride look even better. :-) It's amazing, this dress actually makes me look fat, I didn't think that was possible, it intrigues me. So I leave class yesterday, drive all the way up here and get to the rehearsal just as everyone was leaving, so I hope I don't mess up. With 6 other bridesmaids to follow though, I think I'll be okay. As long as I can Stop. Sneezing. Jen. ow clip on earrings hurt. ow. ow.
Linda Castellani (castle) Sat 13 Oct 01 12:25
E-mail from Douglas Spadotto: Dan - No word from AoTW here too. I think they didn't need help, just a little "push". And I think that our e-mails gave them just that. Neil - Good luck with the site. And the proposal for the Pirate site is still on. One of my comic book lists is hot in the subject of the "Good Omens" movie. One of the participants found it in the IMDB and is making a lot of comments. Any news on that? Thanks for posting, Douglas
John M. Ford (johnmford) Sat 13 Oct 01 12:50
>>The GOOD OMENS movie ]...] any news on that? One is gravely tempted to say that it will ster Terry Gilliam (through the miracle of double-exposrue) as both supernatural observers, who will be drivng a Corvette, necessitating a change of title to ROUTE 666. It will also feature Jeremy Irons in a double role as Just William, while the voice-over narration required by the Bray Convention of 1962 will be spoken by Charlotte Church, who plays Buffy by arrangement with Paramount Pictures. The film will be directed by a large herd stampeding cattle on loan from Warner Brothers (the largest such herd to direct a motion picture since CASINO ROYALE), while the Warner Brothers will have a cameo doing the "There's Something You Don't See Every Day, Chauncey" routine, on loan from Jay Ward, who declined to appear in the film on grounds of humor. Coming soon to a bug onna stick near you. Save your ticket stubs for a discount on green mouse telephone at intermission. Sorry, no chickens under 18 admitted. But none of this is true, and it would be wrong.
John M. Ford (johnmford) Sat 13 Oct 01 12:51
>>through the miracle of double-exposrue Not to be confused with double exposure. Anyone can do that.
Neil Gaiman (neilgaiman) Sat 13 Oct 01 13:58
But surely "Argh" is the sound of a sort of strangulated scream. "Aargh" is the sound of a stabbing, or a falling off a cliff. "Arr" is, I think, the noise you're looking for. It's the noise pirates make when they don't have anything better to do. "Arr, Jim Lad" = Pirate noise. "Aargh, Jim Lad" = sound of pirate falling off a cliff. ... Went to Natural History Museum. Good place. I especially recommend the bees.
Neil Gaiman (neilgaiman) Sat 13 Oct 01 13:59
Do not believe anything Mike Ford says about the Good Omens film. He is having too much fun. The last thing I heard was from T Gilliam, and they were in the sort of pre-casting casting sort of bit.
Dan Wilson (stagewalker) Sat 13 Oct 01 14:21
Vicious Kitty - Actually that wall in the Shakespeare garden is at *least* three years old... I remember some delightful stolen kisses behind that wall.... *sigh* Hrm, speaking of Good Omens, when I first started playing with PhotoShop, some four years ago I think, I did this piece as a desktop picture. It's called "Armageddon on a Sunday Afternoon" and the iconography should be familiar to all of you. It's at http://sj.znet.com/~macguru/graphics/goodomens.jpg Mike - Are you trying to make the rest of us look sane in comparison? Bad form, old chap. Bad form, indeed. Well, tonight is another show. I believe (although I could be a crack muffin) that Ms. Soukup will be gracing our theatre tonight, and answering questions like "Do you find the adaptation of your work to be inspiring and thought provoking or is it a bit of hackery that you want to be disassociated from?" I'm quite looking forward to it, actually, as I've not yet had the pleasure of having the author of the story I'm directing actually see the end result. Yes, very excited... quite sure she'll love it and won't sue me for damages to her reputation. I'm only bringing my lawyer along because she wants to see the show... really.
Martha Soukup (soukup) Sat 13 Oct 01 14:33
I think I'm gonna be there, unless they don't let me in. Nobody said I should come in early or anything to be prepared for anything so I'm just showing up I guess.
Linda Castellani (castle) Sat 13 Oct 01 14:47
Stagewalker, did the wall get fixed?
the nearest to a perfectly Zen post I've ever seen (goldennokomis) Sat 13 Oct 01 15:59
Neil: Re: Arr v. Argh v. Aargh Perhaps you're just a very frustrated pirate? "Arr", said Dread Pirate Gaiman, threatening to make Less Dread Pirate JaNell walk the plank. "Argh!" said Less Dread Pirate JaNell as she slips on the way down the plank, grabbing Dread Pirate Gaiman for balance. "Aargh!!!" wails Dread Pirate Gaiman as he flings overboard. "Ah!" smiles Somewhat Dread Pirate JaNell, making tsk, tsk, tsk noises at the Wet-and-Therefore-Now-Less-Dreadful Pirate Gaiman as he floats away...
Martha Soukup (soukup) Sat 13 Oct 01 16:26
By the way, the movie based on Neil's friend Mikal Gilmore's excellent family history, "Shot in the Heart", is on HBO this weekend. I hope it lives up to its source material--haven't heard anything about it.
Jenny B. (ophelia-b) Sat 13 Oct 01 21:40
I just got back from the wedding almost exactly 12 hours after I left and even though I don't drink it feels as though I did and everyone's posts seem reeeally funny. maybe it's the candy bars. they had candybars scattered all over the tables and I had many special darks. and the funny thing is I didn't get to follow anyones lead because I ended up being at the head of everything. hee. and none of this is important so I'll stop now. Jen.
Martha Soukup (soukup) Sun 14 Oct 01 00:03
Neil, the show is good. All four bits including yours. Also there was a crazy woman in the audience, which didn't seem inappropriate somehow. I'd say more but it's midnight.
Linda Castellani (castle) Sun 14 Oct 01 00:24
Martha liked it! Hooray! Want to hear more, both about what you thought of the show, what kinds of Q&A there was, and about the crazy woman in the audience.
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