Archive for April, 2007
The “official blog” is now online. You’ll find updates on my original writing, the upcoming book release, bitchings about writer’s block, editors, agents and whatever else might cross my mind. And hey, you must admit I’ve chosen a “nom de plume” that would make Barbara Cartland blush!
The “official website” will follow within a few weeks. And if you think that’s too pompous: hey, the book has illustrations by , and I have every intention of selling at least 100 copies!
It would be nice seeing some of you “on the other side”.
PS: I’m terribly behind with comments and entries. I’ll try to catch up with everything and everybody this weekend. Thanks for your patience!
has come for a visit. She’s a wonderful person to have around, and working on the book has been more fun than ever. It’s also easier to understand the creative process if you can talk face to face instead of trying to communicate through YIM or email. The work is coming along very nicely, the illustration are fantastic, and we spent every day with serious discussion, research, analysing the work of Sartre, meditation and five hours of writing/drawing.
Heh. Yeah, sure.
Thanks to , , Miss C. and way too much chocolate, the weekend was actually
Pictures: screencaps from “Fierce Creatures”, showing John Cleese, my favourite lemur and my favourite non-lemur (that would be Jack Davenport). Furthermore, we have Vivien Leigh as Emma Lady Hamilton and Sir Laurence Olivier as Admiral Lord Nelson, who are two very good (looking) reasons to watch “That Hamilton Woman” (no lemurs in that movie, unless you count Hardy). Last but not least it’s Damian O’Hare in “Casualty”. Things explode around him as usual, and of course the military is involved again, but for once he survives the episode. Which is sort of positive. Sadly, also no lemurs on “Casualty” there.
Very boring. No, really.
“Then I will plant my cabbages again, and prune my goosberry trees, cultivate roses, and twist the woodbine through the hawthorn hedge…”
As we ran out of space in the old thread about Admiral Lord Cuthbert Collingwood and Max Adam’s book “Nelson’s Own Hero”, here’s a new one with more quotes to bicker on. Please feel free to join in, it’s not a private conversation between Secret Handshake and I. You are invited to disagree with me that Nelson should be portrayed by Eddie Izzard in a future movie.
We serve plum cake… 8)
* * *
Collingwood – “Not A Royal Fanboy”
“It was an entertaining sight, to so new a courtier, to observe the pleasure that sprang into the countenances of all, when Her Majesty was graciously pleased to repeat to them a few words which were not intended to have any meaning; for the great art of the courtly manner seems to be to smile on all, to speak of all, and yet leave no trace of meaning in what it said.”
– Collingwood after meeting The Queen
Collingwood during the Battle of Trafalgar:
“Walking the break of the poop with his little triangular gold-laced cocked hat, tights, silk stockings, and buckles, musing over the progress of the fight, munching an apple.”
– Capt. Hercules Robinson, former midshipman to Admiral Lord Collingwood